Tomorrow we will be participating in some Braly Plant Day activities in the school garden. A friendly reminder that you might not want to dress your child in his or her best clothes tomorrow! I hear there is some paint (and of course, some dirt) involved! Also, as some of the activities are outside, with the warm weather we have been having in the afternoons a sun hat/cap might be appropriate! Thanks!
Plant Day tomorrow, 10/17
Walk-a-thon Tomorrow, 10/9
Good morning! I just wanted to reiterate some Walk-a-thon information that went home in our Room 16 October Newsletter regarding the Walk-a-thon. Also, I wanted to add that the students can wear silly socks tomorrow in celebration of the Walk-a-thon, as well as Walk and Bike to School Day. Mismatched socks are a way to make socks silly if a child does not have silly socks. As mentioned in our newsletter, clothes comfortable for walking, as well as a hat and sunscreen, will make your child's experience more pleasant tomorrow. A light layer, such as a long sleeved shirt, might be helpful as well what with the fall weather. Teachers cannot apply sunscreen to students, so please do so before your student gets to school. As always, students can also bring a water bottle (labeled with his or her name is helpful) to stay hydrated. Looking forward to a wonderful Walk-a-thon! Students who raise at least $20.00 by tomorrow get to walk their first lap with Ms. Kamstra. The student who raises the most money for the school overall gets to be principal for a day! Thank you for your support!
October is an exciting time in Room 16! We change seats about every two months, so the first graders came in to their desks being in new locations today. We also take each desk change as an opportunity to review our school agreements: I am safe. I am kind. I am responsible. Changing seats enables students to make new friends, and also helps if behaviors with previous table mates have become a bit too chatty.
It was wonderful to be able to have face time with parents at conferences last week! I enjoy getting to know everyone a bit better. Many of you had the opportunity to meet our student teacher, Rachel Schaffer, as well. This week, October7th - October 11th, is her solo week. This means that, though I am on campus, she is given the opportunity to teach in the classroom independently. She and I have been working together to prepare for the week, and I have great confidence in her abilities! If students mention my absence the next few days, however, you will know why. Thank you for encouraging our students in the wonderful opportunity to have two teachers!
Ms. Katie Ernst