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Thursday, September 22, 2011

A Big Hello!

Our Gang -- First Week of School
About This Blog
This blog will replace any paper newsletter from my room.  Be sure to put your e-mail in the "Follow by e-mail" section of this blog so that you can be made aware of all new classroom events, photos of your child, news, information, websites, resources, etc. that I will be posting.  You are also welcome to comment right on the blog and receive a response from me that may help not only you, but other parents with similar questions.

New E-mail address:
My new e-mail address is  Please feel free to contact me whenever you have a question or concern and I will do my best to get back to the same day.  Please call the office with any emergencies.  You may also call the room at extension 6817, but the ringer is off during the day and I often don't realize that there is a message until the students leave -- so please call the office with emergencies.

Helpful Links
Please notice the various links on the right hand side of this page.  There are links for photos, free websites, resources, etc.  I will update them regularly and try to alert you to any new additions and/or changes.

October 6:      Field Trip to Farm
Sept. 30th       Deadline for Field Trip Permission Forms/Payment: Sept. 30th (thanks to all who have
                        already submitted permission forms and payment).
December 7:   Progress Reports Go home
December 9:   Elementary Parent/Teacher Conference with your child's reading teacher.
                       No school for students

HELP! I Still Need Field Trip Chaperones:  I still need 2 more chaperones for the upcoming field trip to the farm.  If you are available and able to come, please let me know!

CORI Reports and Confidentiality:
Please know that chaperones and any classroom helper must have a CORI report filled out with Central Office and attend a Confidentiality meeting with Susan Astone.  (Those who have not been able to attend a confidentiality meeting may do so by coming into school 10 minutes prior to field trip departure on the morning of a field trip for a quick meeting with the principal or assistant principal.)

Please remember that Parent Teacher conferences this year are being held with your child's reading teacher.  However, if I see any concerns in math, social studies, science or social skills, I will contact you for an additional conference with me.  Also, please know that I am always available to meet with you before or after school on any day (except Thursday afternoons) if you have a pressing concern that you need to discuss.  And please always feel free to e-mail, send in a note or call if you need to touch base at any time.

Kids At Work In September
Using the Interactive Whiteboard during math

Counting the objects in our Mystery Boxes

Graphing Answers to the Question, "Do you Have the First Day Jitters?"