First Grade Families,
Wow! The first day of school is sure sneaking up quick. I can hardly believe summer is coming to a close. To ease the transition into the new school year, be sure to attend our Georgetown School Open House. The event will take place Wednesday, August 22 from 6:30-7:30.
At the Open House, each child will have a chance to meet me, explore our classroom, drop of classroom supplies, find his/her locker, and even pick out a seat for the first day of school. It will be a great way to kick off the start of a new school year!!! I can’t wait!!! Until then, keep exploring the blog to learn more important information about first grade. Be sure to check out the links across the top of our home page!
Three additional notes:
1. If you have not done so already, please fill out the ALL ABOUT YOUR FIRST GRADER SURVEY. It is very important that I gather information about how your child will be traveling home from school. There is a place for you to share your child’s dismissal routine on the survey!
2. I just added our tentative DAILY SCHEDULE to the blog. Be sure to check out what a day in first grade will look like for your child.
3. If you are wondering more about me and my family, check out the MRS. STADT page on our blog. We had an awesome summer together!!! Here are some pictures from our adventures:
We took our first trip to Disney World.
Our family loves to camp!
We camped in the Upper Peninsula near Tahquamenon Falls and Pictured Rocks.
We also visited Mackinac Island.
See you soon!!!
Mrs. Stadt :)
First Grade Families,
Happy August!!! I am getting so incredibly EXCITED for our first day of school – I can’t believe it is just three short weeks away. In fact, I’ve already begun sprucing up our classroom library and changing around our classroom set-up!!
I would love your help to get ready for this upcoming year too! Below I’ve included a link to a parent survey for you to fill out:
All responses will be kept confidential and will help me learn a little more about my new first graders and help as I prepare our classroom for the first day of school.
Mrs. Stadt :)
I hope that your summer break is off to a great start! Boy, has it been hot lately!!! It’s hard to believe, but many of the back to school sales will be coming soon and if you are as eager as I am to catch all the good deals, check out the list below to see what your first grader will need for this coming year. I will provide most of the essentials, but we need some help!
Printable copy: SCHOOL SUPPLIES 2018-2019
Be sure to sign up for e-mail updates to receive an e-mail whenever our blog is updated. I will be posting a parent survey, details about my summer break, and information about out school opening house over the next couple of months. Be on the look out for these posts!
Happy 4th of July!!!
Studies have shown that students can lose up to 50% of learning during the summer vacation. Georgetown is challenging you and your child to “KEEP ON LEARNING” this summer to prevent summer slide. There are two ways to record your learning time:
Our goals for students over the summer are below. Students who reach or exceed goals will be entered in a drawing for an Amazon Gift Card (1 per grade). This is for their grade next year.
- First Grade: 100 minutes
- Second Grade: 200 minutes
- Third Grade: 300 minutes
- Fourth Grade: 400 minutes
- Fifth Grade: 400 minutes
- First Grade: 100 pts
- Second Grade: 200 pts
- Third Grade: 300 pts
- Fourth Grade: 400 pts
- Fifth Grade: 500 pts
- Reading: Log into this form to record the number of minutes you read. You can record each day or enter the total for each week.
If your child is new to the school and you would like login information, email Mrs. Reagan. firstname.lastname@example.org
Have a great summer…and keep on learning with READING and MOBYMAX!
Did you know that every BOXTOP and every COKE CAP collected earns money for our school? This summer we would like you to work hard to collect both. The money we earn will go toward a basketball hoop on our K/1 playground!
BOXTOPS: Every completed BOXTOP sheet is worth $5.00. If every child from Georgetown (approx 570) fills one sheet this summer, our school will earn $2,750. Many thanks to Lori Simpson and all of you who are on her team of BOX TOP counters, trimmers and packers. This is a great program that pays off because of all of YOU! Download your form here: Summer Box Tops
COKE CAPS: Super easy. Save the caps and go online to enter collection! COKE WEBSITE (https://us.coca-cola.com/give/) Select Georgetown Elementary and enter the code on the cap. Now you can recycle the cap. No need to send it to school.
Welcome to first grade!!! I am so excited that your child will be learning and growing in Room 106 this year!!!
Please take some time to explore all of the pages, posts, and links on our class blog. While you are looking around, make sure that you subscribe for updates by adding your email in the subscribe box. Our class blog will be the place to check for information about school supplies, special events, pictures, curriculum, assessments, and more. A school supply list will be posted on July 1.
Also, remember to sign up for email updates on the Georgetown School Blog. The school blog will provide updates all summer long about school wide events and important details about open houses and calendar dates.
If you would like to learn more about me, click here –> ALL ABOUT MRS. STADT
Looking forward to a great year together!!
Mrs. Stadt :)
First Grade Families,
Summer is just around the corner! If you are looking for some ideas to enhance your child’s summer fun, remember he or she has access to the following activities all summer long…
1. Book Lists – Today I sent home a book list with some (easy-to-find) book ideas for your child’s independent and guided reading levels. Your child should spend 20 minutes reading at home each day. Plan to build this into your daily routine. If you are looking for some great series books, we have been loving these characters at school: Mr. Putter & Tabby, Henry & Mudge, Poppleton, Frog & Friends, Zelda & Ivy, Walter & Iris, Young Cam Jansen, Freddy Fernortner, Junie B. Jones, and Magic Tree House.
2. Raz-Kids – Continue to read books, listen to stories, and take comprehension quizzes even during the summer! I have updated your child’s level so it matches the books that are just right for him or her. Of course, when you have finished one level, you can move right up to the next one! This is great practice for the Reading Counts program that your child will be starting next year. Log-in to CLEVER to access Raz-Kids.
3. Moby Max – This website offers a great way to practice the math fact fluency that we have focused on all school year. A quick 5 minute practice each day is a great way to keep your child’s skills fresh. There are also games and learning activities in other subject areas. Have fun exploring! Log-in to CLEVER to access MobyMax.
4. Summer Library – Our school library is open on Tuesdays from 9:30 until 10:30. Find some “just right” books to read at home and chat with your past and future teachers too!
5. Math Packets – If you are interesting in working with your child on some problem solving skills, I sent home some math review packets from our units this year for you and your child to work on. These are totally optional, but do offer some great practice with some of our most challenging math skills and strategies.
Thank you for encouraging your child to keep on learning over the summer!
Mrs. Stadt :)
Our final week of the 2017-2018 school year is here!!! I can still picture each cute little first grader on the first day of school. It is hard to believe that 37 weeks of being nice, working hard and learning well have passed. In celebration of our amazing journey this year, we will be enjoying fun activities each day this week just like last week. We will also be working on a special Memory Book all week as we take a look back at our favorite events and learning from the year!
June 4 – Autograph Day with Fancy Pens
Your child’s book of writing from our celebrations and assessment throughout the year will come home today! We will have a special donut party to celebrate!!!
June 5 – Twin Day with Bubble Gum
June 6 – Beach Day & Outdoor Fun Day!!!
Send in beach towels, sunglasses, and don’t forget to apply sun tan lotion before school!! Thank you for all the donations that have been sent in over the past few weeks!!!
June 7 – Movie and Popcorn Day
June 8 – Classroom Awards
June 8 – Last Day of School & Early Release Day
Students are dismissed from school at 12:15. (Sack lunches can be ordered through Food Service and will be sent home with your child. Please make sure your child knows if he or she needs to order a sack lunch.)
June 15 – Report Cards E-mailed
Report cards will be sent via e-mail on June 15 @ 10:00 AM. Information about your child’s second grade teacher will be on the comments page. Class lists will not be posted due to confidentiality.
June 30 – Happy Birthday Rich!!!
It is going to be a great week!!!
Don’t forget to continue to empty and send backpacks and blue folders right up until the last day of school. Lots of goodies are still being sent home. Thank you!!!
THANK YOU so much to all the moms, dads, grandpas and grandmas that came with us to the zoo last Monday!!! We had a great time touring the zoo, ate a delicious picnic lunch, and managed to avoid most of the heavy rain!! The kids loved sharing about all the animals they saw and their favorite parts of the day. :)
Be sure to check our photo stream to see pictures from our Zoo Field Trip and Locker Decorating Day!!!
We will be enjoying some, fun themed days over the next two weeks. All of these special days are a surprise that will be revealed to the kids the day before. (Shhhhh – please help me keep all of the fun a secret!!!) I will send an e-mail the day before if something special from home is needed at school. Thank you for your help!
May 28 – Memorial Day: No School
May 29 – Last Homework Packet Sent Home
Thank you so much for helping your child complete their homework packets each week!!! Look for an e-mail with some ideas for summer learning later this week. I will also send home some books lists at your child’s just right level to help when you are looking for books to read over the summer. If you are wondering about tutoring or additional resources, just send me an e-mail.
May 29 – No Shoes Day
Send your child to school in their shoes, but we will take them off and let our feet relax in the classroom.
May 30 – Hat/Crazy Hair Day
May 31 – Sports Day
June 1 – Toy Day
June 1 – Talent Show
The 3rd-5th graders are performing. We get to watch the afternoon show!
Please make sure your child continues to come to school with their blue folder and backpack. A lot of materials, creations, and goodies will be coming home over the next two weeks. It is hard to believe that our year is almost done – only 8.5 more days!
One last note, I have received some chalk and bubbles donations so far (Thank you, Thank you!!). If you have not donated anything yet, please consider the larger bottles of bubbles!! Feel free to send in your goodies anytime before that day. Thanks so much!
Happy Memorial Day!!!
This week our readers learned that when you love a book you recommend it to others! In order to recommend a book, we should be able to introduce the characters, setting, and retell the story. Sharing these details gets our friends excited about trying out the books we love to read.
For the remainder of the year, I will be recommending some of my favorite books to our class. We will enjoy some new chapter books series and picture books that I love. I want your child to be excited to continue reading through the summer! Look for some books lists, with books at your child’s just right level, to come home next week. To keep your child’s skills fresh, reading everyday over the summer will be essential! Our school library will also be open on Tuesdays from 10-12 in June and July!
This week during writing, first graders took their last writing assessment. Thank you for all your help with brainstorming a character, problem, and solution with your child this week. They have done amazing with making sure to write a realistic story with lots of details! We also took some time to pass back all of the writing assessments and celebrations from the beginning of the year and put them into a book. First graders had so much fun looking at their writing from the very first day of school. They have grown SO much this year as writers! Look for this special keepsake in the next couple of weeks! We will spend the last weeks of school reviewing and practicing all the different kinds of writing we have learned this year.
This week, we took our Unit 7 assessment – our first graders did great!!!
We started working on adding two 2-digit numbers together. We introduced a strategy called New Ten Above.
Our goal is to understand that sometimes when we add two-digit numbers – we make a new ten!!!