Monday, September 16, 2013

Newsletter Mrs. Robb’s First Grade September 13, 2013 Dear Parents, Our first grade field trip to Cedar Breaks is on Thursday, September 19th. We will leave the school at 9:00 AM and return before 2:00 P.M. We will be going to the Cedar Breaks Visitors Center. We will also go to the Alpine Pond for a short hike. On our way back down the mountain we will stop and eat our lunches. Please send a coat and walking shoes with your child that day. Cedar Mountain can be cold this time of year. Please plan on having your child eat school lunch this day. I have attached a permission slip to this newsletter if your child has not returned theirs yet. Thanks so much! On Monday, Sept. 16th we will start our Take-Home Library Books and sight words. We will wait on our Spelling Homework until the alphabet review is complete. As part of the Take-Home Library your child will bring home a baggie, inside the baggie there will be a list of books on a slip of colored cardstock along with the book your child is to read. Please initial next to the book title that your child has read and then as they return the book another one will be sent home. I also have sent the 1st Quarter Homework Log in the same baggie. Please read with your child at least 20 min. each day and then fill the date in, sign, and write how many minutes they read. Please know that reading to your child also counts as part of the 20 min. Plus, the handwriting time counts too. As each student is responsible for returning their Homework Log they will earn one penny a day and an extra nickel on Fridays if they have read all week. Then at the end of each quarter we will have our classroom store where they can purchase items. Our homework time also includes sight words. I have been keeping track of their handwriting homework, so most of the children have already earned a quarter. The sight word lists are for your child to keep at home and memorize unless I gave you several that had stars next to the words. Those need to stay in their baggie until they are passed off. Then as he/she passes their list off I will send a new list home. There are 11 lists. You are welcome to cut up the sight words and use them in fun ways to help your child learn these words fluently. We will start parent volunteers on Monday, September 23rd at 8:40 - 9:20 the first week and then 8:50 – 9:20 the following weeks. I just need a few extra minutes to explain how it works that first week. Each child has a poetry notebook with poems we have been learning and they will get to read a few poems each day until we have books in their book basket next week. I have attached a list of those parents who have volunteered. Thank you so much for your willingness to help. Sincerely, Mrs. Robb Calendar Monday, September 16th “Tt” Day – Victoria Tuesday, September 17th “Uu” Day – Vivian Wednesday, September 18th “Vv” Day Thursday, September 19th Field Trip to Cedar Mountain Friday, September 20th “Ww” Day Celebrate Meleah’s Birthday Library (Please return Library Books) Monday, September 23rd “Xx” Day Tuesday, September 24th “Yy” Day Wednesday, September 25th “Zz” Day Volunteers Start on Monday, September 23rd @ 8:40 AM Mondays: Julie Westwood Tuesdays: Jennifer Davis & Emily Simper Wednesdays: Carrie Smith Thursdays: Amanda Giles Fridays: April Orton & ShaLiece Corry (Change out books in Take-home Library)

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