Happy 100th day of school on Monday. It is hard to believe that the year is more than half over. The Radsox are progressing very nicely with their studies.
On Wednesday, February 14th at 8:30 in the library, we will be doing a special Valentine presentation for parents, grandparents, and friends with our first grade reading buddies. This is truly a special yearly tradition that you don't want to miss. Bring your recording devices. Hope to see you there. The program should take about 45 minutes. We will start right at 8:30.
At 1:00, on February 14th, we will be celebrating Valentine's Day with a small party. We will be passing out our Valentines and making our own ice cream sundaes. There is a sign-up genius on line. Kids may bring in their Valentine boxes when they are finished. I sent a class list home on Friday with all of the kids. Please feel free to join us for the party.
We will be starting a new Wonders Unit and a new Math Unit. The new spelling words for Unit 4-week 1 are posted on the spelling page of the web site. Our unit in math will be focusing in fractions. We will also be practicing our 2's through 5's multiplication tables.
This week the whole school will be working on acts of kindness. Look for the red strips that will be hanging up in the hallway.
We are on our way to the Reading Challenge which will end in April. We have chosen to read one million words through the Reading Counts program. The kids are very busy reading books and taking quizzes.
In Social Studies, we are comparing New Boston with other communities around the United States. We will be taking a field trip to the Historical Society with our first grade buddies next week.
Let the kids be kids. Every child has a strength. It is up to the teacher to find it or tap it so they can work to their highest potential. I tend to set the bar very high. Lifetime memories should be made in the classroom and at school. NBCS should be a place where kids enter happy and go home with a smile on their face. I want my kids getting up in the morning begging to go to school!