Ship to Shore News 11-17-17

Ahoy Parents,

We sure have had lots of excitement this week. What an amazing Monday coming into school with the high school band playing to welcome us. Upon entering, we discovered our whole school transformed into our OSOB. There are scenes in every pod. Please continue to support the reading and vocabulary discussion nightly.

In math we are becoming quite the problem solvers now. We recognize clue words in questions and know many different strategies for solving addition and subtraction problems. Continue to reinforce writing number sentences, showing work, and writing the answer that includes the unit. They aren’t easy, but we persevere and try our best! In English we have written many different How To selections this quarter.

For project read we have been introduced to the 4 H brothers and know these digraphs can come at the beginning or endings of words. Red words = are and put.

We are loving our History unit of study in S.S. especially making our own butter! We know history is the written study of the past. Knowing that things change, we are using Venn diagrams to compare and contrast then vs now. The Artifact speeches will make the learning authentic. Remember to help your child practice his/her speech due Monday November 27th. If your child lost his or her packet, he/she may pick up an extra copy in the extra bin of our mailbox.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

The treasure of the week was seeing and hearing your children whole heartily laughing at the humorous story our mystery reader brought in called, “Purple, Green, and Yellow.”

I am whole heartily thankful for each of you, your children, and that I get to shape and impact their learning! I am proud of the growth each has displayed! Thank you for all of your on going support!

Enjoy family time this upcoming Thanksgiving Break and be sure to let your children know how much they are cared about and appreciated.

Captain Edwards

Ship to Shore 11-10-17

Ahoy Parents:

A couple reminders:

  1.  Tomorrow is Veteran’s Day.  Please have your child wear red, white, and/or blue.  Reinforce HERO behavior for our first all school assembly.
  2. Coats MUST be brought to school along with hats and gloves now please.  There are many issues with getting outside on time for students needing to go back, borrow from lost and found, not even having coats, etc.  ALL students go outside every day.  They must be dressed properly.  When heavy snow comes, all students will need snowpants, boots, and a scarf is always helpful.  Please label all items with your child’s name even boots as there are many students with similar ones and sizes.
  3. I want to give you the heads up regarding a letter that will soon come home about an upcoming S.S. Then vs Now project where your child will need to select an item of the past, interview a family member, and be prepared to share about it after Thanksgiving break.  Please read the letter and help your child to prepare along with complete the project and speech.  We look forward to bringing in pictures of or the artifacts and use them as primary sources to learn about the past while recognizing things change with time.
  4. There is one more homework packet between now and break.  There will be no official packet over the holiday.  Please, however, continue to read to and with your child and have others read with them too.  Reading is the most important foundational skill at this age as it carries into all subject areas.

Thank you for all you do!  Happy Thanksgiving!

Captain Edwards

Ship to Shore

No Homework Packet
Happy Halloween!!!
Please . . .
1. Read – see your child’ s book
2. Review Q1 and learn Q 2 sight
3. Play Outside Each Night.
4. Get bat facts and complete
graphic organizer of your choice.

Ship to Shore Memo 10-17-17

Hello! Today starts our new quarter! Report cards will be sent home Friday.

Conferences are scheduled for Thursday 10-19 and 10-26 unless I rearranged with you.

There is homework this week due Thursday Oct. 19th. Last week we took a break to focus on STEAM questions and PTO fundraiser.

Remember the Magic Show is tomorrow at the high school auditorium. Please return white fundraiser envelopes.

FYI Students were asked to bring at least 1 to 2 diff. leaves to school tomorrow. Send in a plastic bag please. We need them for ELA and Science. Thanks.

Ship to Shore 10-6-17

Students have been working very hard! We will be assessing in various areas, thus NO HOMEWORK this coming week! Please continue to read, practice sight words, and math facts: both addition and subtraction.

Fund Raiser information coming home today! Big Event Magic Show Wednesday October 18th at the KHS. Get your tickets now!

Ship to Shore News 9-29-17

Ahoy Parents!
Wow what a month this has been! Your children have learned so much from how to transition to all day first grade to writing in complete sentences with a subject, predicate, capital letter, and period, recognizing the difference between fiction and non fiction, understanding math tools, strategies and the meaning of addition and subtraction, to rules and citizenship and what a scientist does.

Keep in mind 1st grade is a huge transition year. Be patient with your child. There is so much coming at them and they are doing a fantastic job! I’m so proud of their efforts, and I’ve seen first hand all of their growth thus far.

FYI You may want to save their calendar writing and letter that is coming home today in a folder. We will try to complete one each month such that you can see their growth too.

A math study guide is coming home for our Unit I assessment that we will be having next Tuesday. As we are coming to the end of the quarter, students will be showing all that they know. Please ensure they are getting a restful night’s sleep and healthy breakfast each day.

The new October Reading Calendar is coming home today too.  Please note there is a guided reading response section for you to help them with.  This month’s genre is a mystery.  Try buddy reading a Cam Jansen or other mystery book with your child.  When they buddy read with you or you to them, they can read books at a higher level.  However, remember for independent reading, the books need to be at their DRA level for optimal success.  Our end of the 1st quarter goal is to have them at independent D or if starting below to have moved up.  They can do it and are trying so hard every day!  I’m so proud of each student and his/her efforts!  This is a caring group who loves art and science!

Picture Day is Oct. 4th

Let me know if you ever have any questions.

Happy Weekend!

Captain Edwards : )

Ship to Shore News 8-18-17

Ahoy Everyone! We set sail and are off in smooth waters thus far. Your sailors may be a bit tired just from having a switch in routine and beginning to get their sea legs. They truly are off to an amazing start, and I was very proud of all of their efforts these past 2 days. Do your best to have all forms signed and returned timely, such that we can focus on other items for the start to our day. The school menu is a bit different this year. They have a hot lunch entre along with optional choice of a turkey and cheese wrap, salad, EZ Jammer, or Fruit and Yogurt Parfait. Please also know the first time you enter the building to volunteer or other, you will need to have your driver’s license scanned. You may wish to arrive a bit early in case office traffic is extra busy. Looking forward to seeing you all next Tuesday for Parent Orientation at 5:30. Happy Weekend! Please tell your kiddos how much I truly enjoyed meeting them and am just thrilled to have them along on our trip this year!

Captain Edwards : )

Ship to Shore Memo August 2017

Ahoy All!

In the report card envelope, the 1st grade teacher team sent home a summer reading packet for you to try and complete. Do your very best and please return it on our first day of school, Thursday August 17th.

If you are new to the district, please just record some of your favorite books that you read over the summer.

Your new first grade friends and I look forward to hearing about some of your summer reading adventures which we will be discussing together the first weeks of school.

Smile everyone! I cannot wait to meet you too!

Ms. Edwards,
Captain of our 1st grade Ship 2017-2018

Welcome to our “Caring 1st Grade Community!”

Ahoy 1st Officer Parents and Seamates of my 1st Grade Class 2017-2018!

I am so excited to be your Captain for the Journey we are about to embark upon this new school year!

Looking forward to meeting you at port very soon on drop off supply/meet the teacher day scheduled for Wednesday August 16, 2017 8:30-9:30 AM. If you and your sailor cannot make it, no worries at all, as I will be awaiting your child by our ship’s entrance, Room D26 (green pod left hand side corner) on the 1st day of school. 🙂

I will help everyone get to know each other and get our supplies organized the 1st week. To save you some time, I do not need all supplies, every pencil, or tissue boxes, etc. labeled. Please just label their scissors, 1 glue stick, and folders with names. When you come into our ship, there will be specific places to place all extra items. Flashcards will remain at home to work on math fact practice throughout the school year. Please note the second half of the year, we may need to ask for students’ supplies or tissues/wipes to be replenished.

See you all very soon!

Captain Edwards, D26
USS Caring Community
Setting Sail Thursday August 17th 2017
Bound for Fun and Lots of “Firsts!” with our Learning!