Sunday, August 24, 2008

The Tillis Tribune
August 22, 2008

I hope everyone managed to stay safe & dry this weekend and that everyone enjoyed a three-day weekend. This newsletter will be posted each week on our classroom blog. You will receive email reminders that the news has been posted. It is very important that emails and posts be read as most of them require action on your part (ie homework, etc). Newsletters will also contain an overview of skills taught for the week, homework directions, specials rotations, as well as important dates.

Our First Week
We spent the majority of the week getting to know each other and learning many of the procedures and patterns followed in first grade. I can tell already that our class is a bright, inquisitive & fun bunch of children. This week will be a review and introduction of new procedures including literacy stations, math tubs, reading & writing workshop. While we spend a great deal of time focusing on how to get around in the classroom, using resources, and working together as a team, please know that I am assessing and gathering information about your child that will help me most effectively meet them at their strengths and challenge them to grow. More information about daily classroom life will be detailed during Open House on Sept. 4. Please make plans to be here that evening.

This week our lightening words are: is, in, I, a, can, and. We will review these words together an independently and practice using them in our reading and writing. Please encourage your child's attempts to read and write these words.

Our first homelink will go home on Monday. It will include a family letter with Homelink 1.1 attached at the end. Homelinks will be sent home most days, be sure to check the orange daily folder in your child's backpack & return it daily. This week we practiced many of our daily math routines. Next week we will spend a great deal of time review numbers, sets & number words.

Our lunch time is 11-11:30. Please sign in at the front office.

Our rotation this week: (M) PE, (T) Music, (Th) Art, (F) PE

Important Dates
Code of Conduct booklets are coming home Monday. After reviewing, please sign & return the forms enclosed. The booklet should be kept at home.
Sept 1 - Labor Day
Sept 4 - Open House

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