100th Day of School Celebration!
Who: 1st and 2nd graders
What: Projects to celebrate the 100th Day of School!
When: Due Friday morning, February 2, 2018
Where: We will tour all the other participating classrooms from 10:40-11:20 that morning so we can see their projects too. Students should plan to take their projects home that afternoon.
How: Each student is to creatively display a project of 100 “things.” The project must fit on the student’s own desk, so most poster boards are too big. The project should be thoughtfully and interestingly displayed. 100 pennies in a jar is not considered a “creative display.” While this can be a fun family project, it should be a project that reflects the student’s creativity and efforts.
We are going on a field trip to the Children’s Museum of Stockton!
Our field trip is Thursday, Nov. 16th. The permission slip is in the Oct. 26th red folder. Parent chaperones are welcome, but they will need to pay the $5 admission in advance, and provide their own transportation (you can leave from the school, or just meet us there). Chaperones will be responsible for watching over a small group of students at the museum–including your own child of course! Permission slips, plus money for admission and transportation for students must also be returned by the due date.
We finished up our Apple Week by rotating through all 4 first grade classes and doing different activities in each room. Look how cute our little Appleseed-lings are!
We sure had a great time learning about and observing the great eclipse! Thanks for the great photo Mrs. Lockett!
Mrs. Martins, our WONDERFUL computer teacher, helped us to create a digital book on Storyjumper. She first read us the Dr. Seuss book What Pet Should I Get? Then each student wrote a short story about what pet they wished that they could get, and illustrated the story.
You can see the book here:
Kids Earn a Free Book:
The Barnes & Noble Summer Reading Program is here to help you on your way, encouraging you to read books of your own choosing and earn a FREE book, simply by following these three easy steps:
1. Read any eight books this summer and record them in your Summer Reading Journal (English or Español). Tell us which part of the book is your favorite, and why.
2. Bring your completed journal to a Barnes & Noble store between May 16th and September 5th, 2017. Find a Store
3. Choose your FREE reading adventure from the book list featured on the back of the journal.
Welcome to the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge!
Our class has signed up to participate in the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge, a free online reading program that invites children to log their reading minutes all summer at scholastic.com/summer.
I’m excited to share that the theme of this year’s program is “Happy Camper: Take a Reading Adventure!” As kids log their reading minutes throughout the 18 weeks of summer, they will unlock a book featuring fun activities including games, videos, quizzes and more. Plus, throughout the summer, kids will earn digital rewards and learn about great new books to read. On the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge site, families will have access to free books lists across all ages in both English and Spanish.
The fun begins on May 8, 2017, and ends on September 8, 2017. I invite you to learn more about the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge at scholastic.com/summer.
Have a wonderful summer!
If your child forgot his or her summer reading username, please contact me directly or contact Scholastic at 1-800-SCHOLASTIC or email email@example.com.
For more articles, tips, and free resources for parents, visit scholastic.com/parents.
For more games, book recommendations, videos and free activities for kids, visit scholastic.com/kids.
Optional Family Project – Due at school Thursday, March 16th
If you’d like, you and your family may build a leprechaun trap to try to catch one. Remember, leprechauns are tricky creatures, so your traps will need to be clever. Use things you find around the house, such as: a shoebox, cereal box, etc. Leprechauns are attracted to the color green and love shiny things. Construction paper, glitter, and crayons or markers can also be used.
We will be setting up our traps in class, so please be sure to bring yours to school on March 16th. Everyone that builds a trap will have a few minutes to present it to the class and show how it works.
Use your imagination and have fun working with your family to create an original trap! I can’t wait to see the amazing ideas you come up with!