The children did a beautiful job singing three songs to a packed house at the winter concert on Friday, January 29th. Here’s a few pictures to enjoy!
Friday, January 29th is also the WCS Family Math Night from 6:00-7:30 p.m. in the gym. You can stop by for the whole time or any part of the time to learn how to play some math games with your child that can be played at home.
Each family will get to bring home a special deck of cards, dice, directions, and pencils. On your way out for the night, you can also stop by the book table and each child will get a free book that has a fun math story.
Students can also spend time on our math program called Dreambox at the lap top station.
I hope to see many of my students there for a super fun night of math games!
Just a reminder that the winter concert for first grade will be held on Friday, January 29th in the gym at 12:30 p.m. It should last for approximately 45 minutes. I am hoping to take pictures and some video and will post it here for anyone who isn’t able to attend.
We hope to see you there.
Here are a few pictures from the Stone Soup performance we were lucky enough to see last Friday, January 8th. We read one copy of the book together that morning and the students also listened to a short animal version on the Raz-kids listen to reading station on laptops. Then, we compared and contrasted the two versions. The play offered yet another version of the story that included singing and instruments. It was wonderful, and the kids were very much engaged throughout the whole thing. Ella even had a walk on part at the very end as one of many children of a widow.
I hope everyone has seen the flyer for our upcoming Family Math Night on Friday, January 29th. Students will be able to play different math games with other students that evening. All the games can be played with dice or a deck of cards from our Everyday Math program.
Each family will get to take home a pair of dice, a deck of the special cards, game directions, and score sheets. Also, before you leave, each child will get to choose a math themed story book to take home.
It’s going to be lots of fun! If you’re interested in attending, we’d like the form sent back to school in advance. (See a copy of the flyer below.) This will help us with the planning process and the number of students to expect. However, you can attend even if you have not sent the form.
I hope to see you all there for the fun and games!
If you’re planning to order books in January, the due date is this coming Friday the 15th. If our class orders $50 altogether, every student will get a coupon for a free $5.00 book with their next order of $10 or more before February 29th.
If our class orders total $100, every student will get a free book.
I will be sending home a parent letter each week with the student who has been picked to be our “Star of the Week.”
You can see the tab marked “Star of the Week” at the top of the home page for more details, but basically you’ll need to help them fill out their favorites sheet when it comes home and find two or three pictures to send in to share along with a favorite fluffy friend.
Each child will get a turn in the next 16 weeks, but be on the lookout for your letter and then for their memento book when it is their turn.
Just a friendly reminder that your vacation reading log and math worksheet will be due on Monday. I hope everyone took some time to read each day or was read to. If not, there are still three days left to get out some books. If you haven’t gotten to the math work yet, make sure to work it in over the weekend. I wouldn’t want anyone to get rusty over vacation. Practice, practice, practice makes good students.
It looks like December was a busy month because it’s been awhile since my last post. We were busy writing opinion pieces and will continue with review writing when we return on Monday. We learned about some December holidays such as Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, and Christmas. We also learned about Christmas around the world and how other countries celebrate.
We tried making apple butter in the crock-pot to give as gifts. I think it was more like applesauce, but it’s the thought that counts. We also enjoyed some homemade hot chocolate in the crock-pot on our last day before vacation along with a snowman craft project. I hope everyone enjoyed their new book over vacation.
Looking forward to seeing everyone when we come back on Monday!