Wednesday, January 22, 2014

This week in 1b....

I am so proud of our first graders at the MLK performance last night!  I received so many compliments about how adorable and wonderful they were!  I will post a link to the video as well as some photos from the performance and class rehearsal soon.  If you captured any photos from the performance feel free to send them to me so I can share.

We are continuing to visualize as we read to further comprehend the stories we read.  Their drawings have been sent home each night from a read aloud in class.  We have some artists in 1b :)

In Math we are working on measuring using vocabulary such as measure, length, unit and height.

We have focused mainly on Martin Luther King this week due to the holiday and will study other Famous Americans next week.

Students are doing an excellent job writing about their opinions!  Today they wrote about if they liked juice or milk.  They had some pretty great responses.

*I will be out of the building tomorrow for a training in the district.  Please call the office if there are any changes in your child's transportation or any immediate concerns.

*Please see the note below from Nurse Comens.

*Thank you to all who sent in items or volunteered for our community service project sandwiches for the homeless-it was a huge success!

Have a WONDERFUL week!

Dear Parents,

Due to the cold weather conditions, I am seeing many students with bleeding chapped lips and very dry skin.  Some of the students are complaining to difficulty in eating because their lips are so sore.  The treatment of vaseline and lotion is helping.  Please take a few minutes each morning and evening providing  good skin care.  Also, drinking lots of water helps too.  Water bottles at school will be a great idea if you don't already provide these for your children.

Thank you

Stay warm and safe!


Roxanne Comens, RN

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

This week in 1b...

We had a wonderful day in 1B!  I was so excited to come back and see all of your children's "Miss Bergin is missing where could she be" writing pieces.  Some students thought I was on vacation, zip lining, joined the marines, got married and "Miss Bergin is at home with the flu playing games" was almost spot on.

In Math we are beginning our measuring unit.  We are beginning by learning to measuring using cubes, paper clips etc.

This month we will be focusing on Native American History in Social Studies in honor of Martin Luther King Day.  I am so excited for our performance at Martin Luther King Night-It is ADORABLE!

Visualizing is the unit we will start this week.  Practice at home by reading aloud to your child and having them close their eyes and tell you what they see or draw a picture.  This might be a fun break for them :) This semester we will begin spelling, keep an eye out for a parent letter with further explanation.  Right now we are learning about activities that we will do with our spelling words to practice.

We are reviewing some punctuation and editing skills before moving on to opinion next week.  I have a feeling they are going to be great at this!

-1st grade was assigned packages of sliced turkey (sandwiches for the homeless community service).  We have a refrigerator where we are storing the lunch meat until that day so please do not hesitate to send it in advance.

-Friday is early release at 1:15, please be sure your child or I know how your child will be going home if it will change.

-Monday we have no school

-Tuesday MLK Night (please be sure to turn in your permission slip asap if you have not already)

-Wednesday:Walk in the park during PE @ 1-1:30, come join us! (fingers crossed for good weather)

Friday, January 10, 2014

MLK Night Info.

Wow! What a quick week!  I just have a few quick updates before the weekend for some upcoming things...

-Please check your child's backpack for an informational letter on MLK night and permission slip.  More information on the event is below.  Thank you in advance for all of your support.  If you have any questions regarding this event please let me know-it is going to be fabulous!

-Miss Bergin

It's time to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr with our annual community service project and an evening performance! 

Any day next week Jan. 13-17 we will accept donations!!!!

Please donate new tube socks to our sock drive for local homeless shelters.
Please donate items to make sandwiches for the homeless, grade levels are assigned the following items:

KB and KT: American cheese
KC and KL: ziploc sandwich bags
1st Grade: Packages of sliced turkey
2nd Grade: Packages of ham and bologna
3rd Grade: Sandwich bread
4th Grade: Sandwich bread

We will make sandwiches together on Monday, Jan 20th from 9:00-10:00 a.m. for area homeless shelters. Please plan to attend with your family!!

We will celebrate Dr. King on Tues. night Jan. 21st at the high school auditorium from 7:00-8:00 pm. Please join us in honoring his memory!!