Jennifer Flores

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June 17-20

 It is so hard to believe this is the last newsletter of the school year!  It has been a pleasure working with each and every one of your children.  I have loved seeing them grow this year in so many ways!  Please always feel free to come visit!    We have a few events going on next week:

American Symbols Performance Tuesday June 18th at 2pm in the Activity Room.  Please have your child wear their white shirt and dark bottoms on this day.  The performance will be about 15 minutes in length.  

**You are welcome to take your child home after we are done, however, please sign your child out before you leave.  I will have a sign up sheet in the Activity Room for those parents who are taking their child home early.  

1st Grade Picnic - We are having our first grade picnic on Wednesday from about 11-12:15.  We will be holding our picnic at school.  The first graders will get to play on their new playground from 11-11:45.  They will then eat pizza, a cookie, watermelon and water from 11:45-12:15.  Parents are welcome if they would like to attend.   Thank you to Sowmya for helping to organize this.  Please contact Sowmya if you would like to help.

Wednesday and Thursday of next week are minimum days and will have a 12:40 dismissal.  Our last day of school is on Thursday.

Yearbooks will be sent home on Monday.  They are welcome to bring them to school each day if they would like.  If you did not order a yearbook, they will be available in the office to purchase.

Art in Action artwork will be sent home today.  They did a great job on their artwork this year.  A big thank you to Mindy Herbst for helping plan the lessons all year long!

Work and supplies will be coming home next week.  most of the work should fit in your child's back pack.  However, if they have a small backpack, you may want to send a bag to school with them.  I will be sending most of the work home on Wednesday and the supplies will be sent home on Thursday.  Please send your child with a backpack both of these days.  


Oldies But Goodies (previous announcements left for your reference)


 *Xtra Math - Your home folder will be sent home on Monday. In the folder will be an access code to a new website/app called xtra math. I will introduce this site to the class on Monday. This program is strictly to help with math fluency in addition and subtraction. The letter will have more information about this program. This is an optional activity to do at home. We will not be using this in the classroom. One note as well - it says you can purchase the app for $5. While I think it is easier to use on an iPad, you can simply go through Safari to access it at no charge.  

Planning a trip longer than 3 days? The office requests that if you are going to have a planned absence lasting longer than 3 days that you see them to fill out an absence form. Thank you!


-Raz Kids  - This next week we will begin Raz-Kids in the computer lab.  This is a subscription reading site that the students will use on a weekly basis as a reading center.  They will also have access to this at home.  The parent letter in the home folder discusses this information and allows you parent access as well.  Students will be able to read leveled books and answer questions about each book.  They will need to read and listen to the book before answering the questions and will have to get all 5 questions correct before moving onto the next book in their group.  There is a fun rocket building portion that they may do at home.  I recommend that if the students do this at home, they only read 1-2 books at a sitting at most.   

Snacks - A couple of reminders:  Please remember to place your child's snack in a separate area from their lunch. It can make getting it out difficult at recess.  However, please make sure the snack is in a zipped up area in your child's backpack.  Birds have been known to steal snacks in open backpacks outside!  Please note: Our classroom this year is nut free.


Daily Schedule

8:30   Warm up, attendance

8:45   Reading Workshop

9:30   Centers

10:25 Recess

10:45 Writing

11:20 Social Studies/Science

12:10 Lunch

1:10   Math/PMT

2:00  Finish Math

2:40  Dismiss

Extras:  Mondays Library 10:55, Tuesdays Music 9:55, Every other Wednesday buddies 12:00, Fridays Computers 10:45