I hope everyone had a nice weekend. I got a chance to go to the Warner Fall Festival and hang out with the relatives. It was a fun day.
We had another great week in school. The kids are doing a great job in their journals and on their spelling tests. We also love Math.
Please have the kids study their multiplication facts each night for a few minutes. They can make some flashcards or use their triangle fact pieces to study. We talked about memorizing the doubles first, like 4x4, 8x8, 6x6, etc. If the kids start now, it will be a lot easier for them mid year.
We will take our first Unit Math test this week. I think the kids are all ready for it. We enjoy Math and figuring out different strategies to share with each other.
We are almost finished with the "BFG". We did some interesting calculations. Ask the kids about the experiment.
Reading Wonders will be Unit 1, week 5 this week. Hopefully the kids are doing their reading each night at home. We are really doing awesome on Reading Counts tests! The new spelling words are posted on the Spelling page and the kids brought them home on Friday.
We enjoy our first grade buddies every Friday afternoon. This class is so awesome with their buddies!! We really have fun.
It is hard to believe that Michaelmas Fair is two weeks away. Hopefully everyone has found a craft to work on by now. Some of the ideas sound great. The third grade team will be going shopping this Friday night to get prizes for the raffle table. The kids and I will make a list. We usually get about 50 prizes for the 5 for a dollar table, and three big prizes where tickets will be a dollar each. I will be sending home everyone's e-mails so Meredith and Leah can put up a Sign-Up Genius. Madison's dad has offered to cook our turkey. We will need all the fixings for dinner, (stuffing, rolls, butter, gravy, mashed potatoes and a veggie) drinks, dessert, and paper goods. I will let the room moms know before they put it out to you guys. Thank you in advance.
Have a good week everyone.
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!