Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Happy October!

Dear Parents,
   It has been great to see all of you this past week.  We have had a busy week so far.   We are up to 15 minutes of reading during our read to self reading block. I am impressed with everyone's reading skills.  Everyone seems to be making progress.  We have started a new unit in math.  Ms. Sylvis came in to show us new ways to think about 10 using a 10's frame.  That was fun.
      Our monarch butterflies are hanging up on the wall out side our classroom.  They look beautiful.  Our raffle is hugely popular.  Keep selling those tickets.  Next Tuesday is the big drawing at noon.  Thank you for all of your help.
    Remember next week will have fire safety activities and our evacuation practice to the arena.  We will have 3 days off.  Our pumpkin party is on Thursday at 12:45 pm.  More info will come home next week.
   Have a great week.
Mrs. Dietsche

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Sunday, October 3, 2010

A New Month

Hello Everyone,
  Wow it's been a long time since I updated what's going on in our classroom.  Well we have been very busy getting smarter.  All of our caterpillars transformed into butterflies and have started their journey to Mexico.  We had our Open House.  It was terrific to meet so many parents.  I hope you got a good look at where your child spends most of his/her day.  Our hallway display is loaded with products from our classroom.  I hope you got to see all the pictures on the bulletin board.
    We have been very busy reading, reading, reading.  Everyday we are engaged with books during our Daily 5.  During math time we are working on our number sense.  We play games, count, fill-in pattern block shapes, then count some more.   We have also been to the computer lab a couple of times and are enjoying some drawing projects in Paint and have learned how to login to Study Island.  We also watched a great video of a caterpillar changing into a chryalis and a butterfly emerging from a chryalis. Truely an amazing sight.  Time really flies in our first grade classroom.
     I just changed over all of our classroom books.  There's a pumpkin theme happening.  I'm sure that there will be some great reading going on this week.  Thanks for stopping by for a peek into our classroom.  Leave us a comment.
Mrs. Dietsche