Jennifer Flores

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REMINDERS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

September 23-27

 Spelling -  We will have new spelling words this week.  Our words are: hot, tops, lock, doll, rock, cots, box, mop, one, jump

Library will be on Monday.  

There is no school tomorrow due to a teacher work day.

Conferences will begin next week.  Please check your day and time.  I look forward to meeting with each of you.  Please remember that all next week dismissal will be at 12:40.

Kindness week begins next week!  Donations are due by next Friday, September 27th.  We will having some fun activities next week to honor Kindness Week!

Monday - Pajama Day

Tuesday - Sports Day

Wednesday - Wear your shirt backwards Day

Thursday - Crazy Sock Day

Friday - Kindness Jam

Please see Marianne Wallace's email that was sent out on Sunday for more information on this great fundraising event!  This fundraiser will help fund the many different programs we have on campus like library, PMT, Art in Action and so much more!  Thank you for your support with this!

Wee Care will be collected next week.  They are asking for Baby Items.  If you have anything you would like to donate, please bring to the library or our class by October 4th.  

Field Trip save the date! We will be heading to Hidden Villa on Tuesday November 5th. We can only have a total of 7 parent chaperones per class for this trip. If you are interested in being a chaperone, you will need to be fingerprinted in the district. Forms for this are in the office. Please let me know if you would like to join and if you are, or are planning, to be fingerprinted. Thank you! Permission slips will be sent out in the next few weeks. Please note, your fingerprints will be on file throughout your time in the district (through 8th grade). 

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Oldies But Goodies (previous announcements left for your reference)

 Snacks - A couple of reminders: Please remember to place your child's snack in a separate area from their lunch. It makes it much easier getting it out at recess. Please note: Our classroom this year is nut free.

A note about home folders:  These folders are to be kept inside your child's backpack.  When you have a form to bring back to class, please place it in your child's folder and have him or her give it to me in the morning.  I will then empty it and have your child place it in his or her backpack.  I will usually collect them on Fridays when there are items to bring home on Mondays, which may not occur each Monday.

Birthdays - Thank you for your support with our birthday celebrations.  In lieu of treat bags, you are welcome to buy a gift for the class in honor of your child's birthday.  This can be a book or anything from our Amazon wish list (link on the column to the right).  This of course is completely optional.  

Social Activities in the classroom - I mentioned many ways to help your child outside of the classroom.  I wanted to mention some of things we are doing in the classroom to help support their social growth.  When students come in from recess, we do some calming exercises which helps take them from recess to classtime.  We call them "dots and squeezies", feel free to ask your child about it.  In addition, I have added in more math choice time.  This is an opportunity for students to have essentially free play with the math manipulatives.  They create, explore and use their imaginations.  In a couple of weeks we will be using our "Brain Bins.".  These are different bins that the students use each morning.  They rotate these bins daily.  The items inside range from Legos to building sticks and allow time for the students to create, share, problem solve and use their imagination.  Feel free to come inside and take a look at them.  Last year it was a favorite time of the day for many!  

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