Friday, April 7, 2017

April 7 Newsletter


Mrs. Bali’s First Grade News
April 5, 2017

Review of our week:
         In math, we finished up graphing.  We will start on 3-D Shapes.  I have also been doing some benchmarks with reading levels. We have done some fun writing pieces, that you will love when your child brings home their portfolio at the end of the year.

Newsletter:
         I am sorry I didn’t get this out on Monday.  This newsletter will also be for next week.  I will be out of town on Thursday and Friday.  I hope you all have a wonderful Easter and Spring Break.

Teacher Requests:
         There is a form on the school web site, if you would like to request a teacher for next year.  You will need to print this form, fill it out and bring it in to the office.  They will be excepting them for first 2 weeks in April.  Mr. Oldroyd will not accept them after April 14th.
         We will start putting class lists together.  If you know your child is not going to be at our school next year please let me know and I will let the office know.  Thanks

PTA Color Run:
         This is going to be a lot of fun to do the run.  The date to turn your money in is April 12, which is next week.

FYI’s:
* Keep saving those Box Tops.

* I have put most everything on the upcoming events, until the end of the year.  I will explain later what some of them are.  I just want you to be aware of some of the things we will be doing.  The last couple of months, things get pretty crazy.

Family Fun Days:
         If you would still like to do a Family Fun Day and have not signed up please let me know. 

Flat Stanley:
         I have attached a letter explaining what we are doing with Flat Stanley, please make sure you read it and get me your address as soon as possible. Please pick somebody who will take him and do some fun things with him.  I thought it would be fun to send him before Easter.  This is one of the most fun activities we do. I will start sending them as soon as I have the address. You can even email the address to me.

Upcoming Events:
·      Friday, April 7 – Family Fun Day (Murray Family)
·      Friday, April 7 – Celebrate Ada’s Birthday
·      Friday, April 14 – Easter Party
·      Friday, April 14 – Celebrate Jack’s Birthday
·      April 17-21 - No School (Spring Break)
·      Tuesday, April 25 – Last time to check out library books
·      Friday, April 28 – Family Fun Day
·      Friday, April 28 – School Reading Celebration
·      Friday, April 28 – Celebrate Ryker’s Birthday
·      Saturday, April 29 – Kite Flight at CMS
·      Monday, May 1 – Celebrate Courtney’s Birthday
·      Tuesday, May 2 – Celebrate Lenox’s Birthday
·      Tuesday, May 2 – All library books are due
·      Wednesday, May 3 – PTA Color Run
·      Friday, May 5 – Family Fun Day
·      Wednesday, May 10 – Field Trip
·      Friday, May 12 – Box Tops are due
·      Friday, May 12 – Family Fun Day
·      Friday, May 19 – Family Fun Day
·      Monday, May 22 – First Grade program in the gym (2:00)
·      Tuesday, May 23 – Field Day
·      Wednesday, May 24 – Last Day of School

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

March 24 Newsletter


Mrs. Bali’s First Grade News
March 24, 2017

Review of our week:
In math we finished our chapter on measurement and telling time. We did really well on this chapter.  We will also continue to work on telling time.  We started on graphing. I have been doing some assessing to mark on progress reports.  We have been sharing stories that are written in Writing during Daily 5.  There are some great stories being written, please have your child read them to you if they write one.

PTA Color Run:
         The PTA is doing some fundraising to get more technology into our school.  They want to have enough Chrome Books for every student 3-5 grade. They are hoping to earn $10,000 with this Color Run.  If they meet their goal any extra money will be used to get some I pad minis for the lower grades.   If every student in the school gets $30 donated, we will meet that goal.  I am sending home a packet from the PTA that will give more information.  The more money we earn the more color we will have at our run.  I am excited about this, I hope you will be too.        

FYI’s:
* If you would still like to do a Family Fun Day and we did not schedule one, please let me know.  We might have to do one on a different day of the week, but we will get them all in. 

Upcoming Events:
·      Wednesday, March 29 – Kindergarten Registration
·      Thursday, March 30 – Family Fun Day (Bulloch Family)
·      Friday, March 31 – Celebrate Brittnee’s Birthday
·      Friday, March 31 – Family Fun Day
·      Friday, April 7 – Family Fun Day (Murray Family)
·      Friday, April 7 – Celebrate Ada’s Birthday
·      Friday, April 14 – Easter Party
·      Friday, April 14 – Celebrate Jack’s Birthday
·      April 17-21 - No School (Spring Break)
·      Friday, April 28 – Family Fun Day
·      Monday, May 1 – Celebrate Courtney’s Birthday
·      Tuesday, May 2 – Celebrate Lenox’s Birthday
·      Wednesday, May 3 – PTA Color Run
·      Friday, May 5 Family Fun Day
·      Wednesday, May 10 – Field Trip

Friday, March 17, 2017

March 17 Newsletter


Mrs. Bali’s First Grade News
March 17, 2017

Review of our week:
         In math we started on telling time. This is a very important concept.  If you could spend some time with your child working on this, that would be great.  We only do to the hour and the half hour. We will continue to spend time on that as well.  I have also been doing some assessing. I will send progress reports next week. We also wrote about what we would do if we were a leprechaun and how to catch a leprechaun.

FYI’s:
* Library on Tuesday, please make sure your child has their books.

* There were a few of you who talked about doing a Family Fun, but didn’t schedule one.  If you would like to still do one, please get with me so we can schedule a time.

Upcoming Events:
·      Friday, March 24 – Spring Pictures
·      Friday, March 24 – Family Fun Day (Holmgren)
·      Wednesday, March 29 – Kindergarten Registration
·      Thursday, March 30 – Family Fun Day (Bulloch Family)
·      Friday, March 31 – Celebrate Brittnee’s Birthday
·      Friday, March 31 – Family Fun Day
·      Friday, April 7 – Family Fun Day (Murray Family)
·      Friday, April 7 – Celebrate Ada’s Birthday
·      Friday, April 14 – Easter Party
·      Friday, April 14 – Celebrate Jack’s Birthday
·      April 17-21 - No School (Spring Break)

Thursday, March 2, 2017

March 3 Newsletter


Mrs. Bali’s First Grade News
March 3, 2017

Review of our week:
         We had a fun week celebrating Dr. Seuss’ birthday.  We have read a lot of great books and written some of our own.   We also started our next chapter in math.  We will be learning about measurement, graphing and telling time.  I am so excited about the progress our class is making in reading. 
          I won’t be doing a newsletter next week.  I hope you all have something fun planned for next week.  Remember, we are out of school on Thursday and Friday.

Upcoming Events:
·      Wednesday, March 8 – Celebrate Chevelle’s Birthday
·      March 9-10 – No School
·      Friday, March 17 – Celebrate Brodee’s Birthday
·      Friday, March 17 – Family Fun Day (Shaver Family)
·      Friday, March 24 – Spring Pictures
·      Friday, March 24 – Family Fun Day (Holmgren)
·      Wednesday, March 29 – Kindergarten Registration
·      Friday, March 31 – Celebrate Brittnee’s Birthday
·      Friday, March 31 – Family Fun Day
·      Friday, April 7 – Family Fun Day (Murray Family)
·      Friday, April 7 – Celebrate Ada’s Birthday
·      Friday, April 14 – Easter Party
·      Friday, April 14 – Celebrate Jack’s Birthday
·      April 17-21 - No School (Spring Break)

Thursday, February 16, 2017

February 17 Newsletter


Mrs. Bali’s First Grade News
February 17, 2017

Review Of Our Week:
         This week in math we have been working on double-digit addition and subtraction. We have also been working on a descriptive paragraph describing different animals we have been reading about in our reading program.  We had a wonderful Valentine’s Party.  Thank you to all of you who helped with that.
         February is dental health month, so our school nurse put together a program for us about keeping our teeth healthy.  The wonderful PTA got toothbrushes for all of the kids.  

* We are learning about our Earth and the different kinds of rocks.  I need everyone to go on a rock hunt and find a rock to bring to class.  It has to fit in your hand and be a new rock they have found.  We read a really fun book about the rules for going on a rock hunt.  Please, have your child bring their rock on Monday.  We will keep them for a week or so.

* Remember to remind your child to keep filling in their Reading record for the Lion’s Club.  It isn’t any extra reading, just what they are already doing for class.

Upcoming Events:
·      Monday, February 20 – No School (President’s Day)
·      Friday, February 24 – Family Fun Day (Sullivan Family)
·      Monday, February 27 – Celebrate Emelynn’s Birthday
·      Friday, March 3 – Family Fun Day (Pierce Family)
·      Wednesday, March 8 – Celebrate Chevelle’s Birthday
·      March 9-10 – No School
·      Friday, March 17 – Celebrate Brodee’s Birthday
·      Friday, March 17 – Family Fun Day (Shaver Family)
·      Friday, March 24 – Spring Pictures
·      Friday, March 24 – Family Fun Day (Holmgren)
·      Wednesday, March 29 – Kindergarten Registration
·      Friday, March 31 – Celebrate Brittnee’s Birthday
·      Friday, March 31 – Family Fun Day
·      Friday, April 7 – Family Fun Day (Murray Family)
·      Friday, April 7 – Celebrate Ada’s Birthday
·      Friday, April 14 – Easter Party
·      Friday, April 14 – Celebrate Jack’s Birthday
·      April 17-21 - No School (Spring Break)

Thursday, February 9, 2017

February 10 Newsletter


Mrs. Bali’s First Grade News
February 10, 2017

Review of our week:
         The weeks just seem to go faster and faster.  We had a very good week. In math we took our test on Greater Than and Less Than.  We did really well on this test.  If you help your child fix any problems they missed and have them return it, they can get 100%.  We wrote about “What a Friend is….” and we wrote a 5 sentence descriptive paragraph.

Homework:
         I know there are less days in the month of February, please make sure your child is reading everyday.  Reading records are due back at the end of the month.  Even if your child has not filled in every heart, please have them turn it in.  I would really like to see how much each child is reading at home. I have several students who are not bringing their Take Home Book back.  The Take Home Library is a great resource, please take advantage of it. 
         I just wanted to remind you, that your child needs to be instructional on level J to be on grade level for the end of the year.  To be on track for that your child needs to be an instructional level F-G.
        
FYI’s:
* Keep saving those Box Tops, this is a great way to earn money for our school.  If you have any please send them by Friday, February 17.

* Let me know if you are interested in doing a Family Fun Day.
        
Upcoming Events:
·      Tuesday, February 14 – Valentine’s Party
·      Thursday, February 16 – Celebrate Taeya’s Birthday
·      Friday, February 17 – Family Fun Day
·      Monday, February 20 – No School (President’s Day)
·      Friday, February 24 – Family Fun Day (Sullivan Family)
·      Monday, February 27 – Celebrate Emelynn’s Birthday
·      Friday, March 3 – Family Fun Day (Pierce Family)
·      Wednesday, March 8 – Celebrate Chevelle’s Birthday
·      March 9-10 – No School
·      Friday, March 17 – Celebrate Brodee’s Birthday
·      Friday, March 17 – Family Fun Day (Shaver Family)
·      Friday, March 24 – Spring Pictures
·      Friday, March 24 – Family Fun Day (Holmgren)
·      Wednesday, March 29 – Kindergarten Registration
·      Friday, March 31 – Celebrate Brittnee’s Birthday
·      Friday, March 31 – Family Fun Day
·      Friday, April 7 – Family Fun Day (Murray Family)
·      Friday, April 7 – Celebrate Ada’s Birthday
·      Friday, April 14 – Easter Party
·      Friday, April 14 – Celebrate Jack’s Birthday
·      April 17-21 - No School (Spring Break)