Dear First Grade Families,
I trust everyone had a wonderful and restful Thanksgiving holiday. It is nice to be back in school again, and hear about the different activities that your children enjoyed during the school break. Thank you for taking the time to come out for conferences. I very much enjoyed having the opportunity to speak with each of you.
Please continue to listen to your child read aloud at home each week. We are making great progress in our readers, and the at-home practice makes such a difference. It is very important that the children are reading aloud to an adult; this helps catch inaccuracy in the reading.
Our class will visit the Christmas Shop on Monday, December 3. If you plan to send money for your student to shop, please send it on or before December 3. I am happy to store your child's money in a safe place in the classroom until our shopping day.
Wednesday, December 5 will be our first school-wide Spirit Day. We will have a Crazy Sock Day. Students are invited to wear their favorite socks to school. They can be a favorite pair of crazy socks, fun socks, Christmas socks...anything goes! Students will be permitted to leave their shoes in the coat hook area of the classroom for the day (except when outside or visiting the bathroom, of course!). Have fun!
During the month of December, we will be discussing the true meaning of Christmas, the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Our memory verse for this month will be John 3:16-17.
“For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through Him.”
This memory work will be sent home on Tuesday, December 4 and tested on Tuesday, December 18.
We will have our Christmas party on Friday, December 21. We will be having a book exchange in the morning. Each child is asked to bring one book, costing no more than $5. Girls should bring a book for another girl; boys should bring a book for another boy. Each book should be wrapped and labeled as follows:
To: A Girl/Boy
From: Your Child’s Name
Please send the book to school by December 20; we will have our book exchange early in the day. The party will be after recess and Spanish, beginning around . Parents are welcome to attend our Christmas Party. Thanks!
Friday, December 21 is also a school-wide Spirit Day. This Spirit Day is Pajama Day! We will have a great time celebrating our Christmas party in our jammies! First graders are also welcome to bring slippers for the classroom. Please send sneakers for the bathroom.
There will be no school from December 22-January 1. Classes will resume on
Wednesday, January 2, 2019.
If you have any questions regarding any of our classroom information, please contact me at your convenience. I pray that you have a beautiful Christmas season!