This Tuesday, we will be inviting her class, to visit, so that we will have a chance to share our letters with her students in person. This activity has not only helped us to better understand how to write a friendly letter, but also given us a great purpose for writing and helped us to better understand our importance and highlighted our valued role as a member of our school community. It was a lot of fun sharing with our own peers. I can't wait to share them with our Willett kindergarten kiddos!
We are back to our Reading Street focus with the start of Unit 3 which studies "changes" that occur over time! We will be reviewing long vowel patterns in words and the letter -y when it behaves like a vowel in addition to the review and use of action verbs in the story An Egg is an Egg!
HOORAY! HOORAY! IT’S ALMOST THE 100TH DAY!
This Friday, February 5th is our 100th day in first grade! I cannot believe just how fast that happened! I’m sure most of you have begun your 100’s Day Projects! We have begun ours in the Gattoni household. ;) This is just a quick reminder that they are due on the 3rd of February so that we can begin to share them and prepare for our 100’s day celebration on Friday the 5th.
READ – A – THON
This entire month has been dedicated to a Willett Community read-a-thon Fundraiser.
It began on the 29th (This past Friday) and will continue until the 21st of February. I think this is a great way to put my 2 favorite things together…Reading and raising money to buy more iPads for our first grade students to use in their daily learning environment.
The P.T.O. is encouraging family members to sponsor the students in their quest to read as many minutes as possible in this time frame. I also love that you can pledge a few cents for every minute logged or a flat rate that you are comfortable with.
I started my reading pledge sheet on Friday with the class and will continue to keep reading an additional book, every day to log in on my reading pledge sheet at school. Both of my daughters agreed to give 1 cent for every minute that I read (out of our family coin collection) while my sons both agreed to donate a flat rate of $5.00. I'm still working on Mr. Gattoni's donation price. ;)
The class with the most donations earns an extra recess and a chance to pick the color of Mr. Cateon's hair for a day! I think blue for Attleboro pride would be lovely!!
This week we will also brainstorm some other special events that we can earn as a class to help support us in this venture. I am certainly entertaining the idea of putting a streak of the same color in my hair should our class win!!!
All packets came home on Friday in your child's home to school folder. If you need another or cannot locate that one, please just let me know.
RATHER THAN KEEP 2 READING LOGS...WEEKLY AND PLEDGE, I AM ASKING EVERYONE TO ONLY KEEP THE PLEDGE SHEET REGARDLESS OF WHETHER OR NOT YOU ARE SECURING SPONSORS. TRYING TO KEEP BOTH IS JUST EXTRA ADDED WORK ON YOUR PART.