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Friday, December 7, 2018

This week

This week in 1st Grade...
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* We took our spelling test reviewing short e and short u.
* We read a story about Fritz and his "Cupcake Party". 
* We discussed beginning, middle, and end.
* Listened to a few stories about Hanukkah on getepic.com

* We practiced skip counting/hopping on the number line.
* We practiced finding the unknown number in a number sentence.

* We wrote about our Dawn pictures for our Time of Day Book.
* We wrote about winter for the bulletin board in the hallway. 

Extra! Extra! Read All About It!
* We started learning about different holidays.
* We had 2 parent visitors share about holiday traditions. (Thank you to Molly's mom and Shawn's mom!)
* We cashed in our "monsters" and all got a prize. We will not focus on earning class rewards with our marble jar instead of individual rewards.
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Math Games

Today we played a game on abcya.com. It was under 1st grade and "math games". It was called
"Math Fact Shootout". The students enjoyed it and wanted me to share. Have a great weekend!

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Image Making Help Needed

If you are available to help assist with our Image Making Project on Friday (12/21) from 9:35-10:20AM please let me know ASAP. During this time, the students create as many different papers for our collage books as possible by using different painting techniques. Your job would be assisting with spraying papers, helping to paint, and/or just directing the students. Any and all help would be greatly appreciated! Please let me know if you are available to help so that I can let Mrs. Putney know. Thank you!

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Family Math Night

I hope to see you and your family at Family Math Night, TONIGHT (11/15) from 5:30-7PM.

Monday, November 12, 2018

Book Order

Don't forget to submit your Scholastic Book Orders by Friday (11/16).

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Picture Re-Takes

Don't forget Picture Re-Take Day is Friday (11/9). If you would like to have re-takes done please return your original envelope including all photos with your child on Friday.


Don't forget that HAT DAY is TODAY (Wednesday)! For a small donation your child can wear their favorite hat at school all day!

Friday, November 2, 2018

Public Library Books

Please don't forget that the books the children checked out at the Public Library (on our field trip a few weeks ago) are due back by November 5th. If it is easier for me to return the book for you, please just send it in, in your child's green folder, WITH A NOTE and I am more than happy to do that. I will be dropping any books sent in off next Monday. Thank you!

Square 1 Art

Square One Art can be ordered online if you prefer at www.square1art.com

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Halloween Parade

Tomorrow (Friday) is the Halloween Parade! 
The students should BRING their costumes to school and we will change after Recess and Lunch. 
Please remember that the children should be able to walk safely in their costumes as we will be parading over to LSS. The 1st Grade Parade begins at 1:45. We will be exiting through the front door of MSS and walking over to LSS. Please remember that for safety only the students and teachers should walk on the parade route. Parents and siblings are welcome to stand along the route to watch all of the students in the parade. 
If you have signed up with the Room Moms to send in something for our snack after the parade, please send it in or drop it off by 11:00 tomorrow (Friday) morning. Thank you!

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Clothes Pins

Our class is in need of clothes pins for various activities coming up. Thank you!

Friday, October 19, 2018

Insect Supplies

We have started to create our own insects to show what we have learned about insect body parts and their adaptations. A few supplies we are still in need of are:
* Clothes Pins
* Paper towel and/or toilet paper rolls

If you are able to send these supplies in, please do so on Monday so that we can finish our projects.
Thank you for your support!

Library Book

We had a great trip to the Public Library! Thank you to our chaperones that were able to join us.
Your child will be bringing home their Public Library book today. It is due back to the Exeter Public Library by November 5th. They will keep their MSS library books at school until Monday so that we don't get them confused.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Week 6(10/1-10/5)

This week in 1st Grade...

* We did "Read to Self" outside on a beautiful day.
* We read and learned about different types of storms.
* We traded books in our book bins.
* Took our spelling test on short i.

* We learned about Turn Around Facts.
* We played the Top-It.
* We practiced making a tally chart and a bar graph about insects.

* We wrote about storms.
* We wrote about what we think of when we hear the word Autumn and created a picture for the hallway bulletin board. 

Extra! Extra! Read All About It!
* We continued learning about insect adaptations!
* We created a "Whole Body Listening" poster with Mrs. Smith.
Image result for tiger clipart* THANK YOU PTO for the Tiger Assembly on Friday! We learned about taking care of ourselves, standing up for ourselves, and Being Our Best!

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Open House

I look forward to seeing you (and your children) at Open House TOMORROW (Thursday, 9/27) at 5:30PM. Although I will be in the classroom all evening, I will be handing out a scavenger hunt and giving a short presentation between 5:30-6:00. I look forward to seeing you and the students as they give you a tour of their classroom! 

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Early Release and Homework

Don't forget that tomorrow we will have an Early Release. Students will be dismissed at 12:45. They will still have PE (Outside), Snack, and Lunch at school.

Also, in your child's folder is math homework for tonight (Tuesday) and tomorrow night (Wednesday). It is front and back to save paper!

Sunday, September 23, 2018

PE is heading OUTSIDE

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Beginning tomorrow PE will be outside for a few weeks. We have PE on Mondays and Wednesdays. Please remember:
2- Water bottle (if they want one)
3- Dress for the weather. If it is chilly, please send a sweatshirt.