Mrs. Foos' Fabulous First Grade Fun! Welcome to First Grade!
Creekside Elementary School
Phone Number: 837-5219
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
9:15 School Begins
1:30 (dismissal on Wednesdays)
Social Studies/Science/Art/ SEL/ Health
2:20 Recess (not on Wednesdays)
3:40 Dismissal- except for Wednesday's when we dismiss at 1:30)
6/4: Art Docent Project 12:30-1:30
6/7: Creekside BBQ- Luau 5:00-7:00 PM
Book Fair during the Luau!
6/24 School wide coin celebration: students will be enjoying a picnic style lunch. They are welcome to bring blankets/towels that day if they wish.
6/25 First and Fourth Grade walking field trip to E-Bright park 10:30-1:30. Please let JoLee know if you would like to help out: email@example.com
6/26 First Grade viewing of "Charlotte's Web" to wrap up us completing the read aloud.
6/27 Last day of school- release at 11:45 AM
Please remember to have students wear tennis shoes girls wear shorts underneath skirts/dresses on P.E. days.
Monday: PE and Library
What we are Learning: 6/10-6/14
Math: Double-digit addition vertically and the mid module assessment
Phonics: Long vowel patterns: igh and ie
Comprehension: setting and dialogue
Writing: Realistic vs. Fantasy Fiction
Science: animals and their ecosystems
Social Studies: Flag Day
The kiddos have been working very hard getting ready for second grade. I remind them that we have over one month left to enjoy and work to our full potential so we an be super ready for the next year!
Drama begins after Spring Break!
See the "upcoming events" section for details:)
Kicking Things up a Notch
Trimester 3 has officially begun and we are on a sprint to 2nd grade. Keep up the great work of supporting your student in all areas!
There have been a lot of complaints of students feeling hungry when they arrive to school. I do not want to spoil, their lunch by providing a morning snack, but if your student misses breakfast, feel free to send them with something they could quickly eat when they first arrive to school.
Our class goal: "Show Mrs. Foos what YOU know through work, conversations, and purposeful activities. It is extremely important to me that students are making choices for how they show me their work."
We have had many conversations about the kids starting to implement more and more of their own ideas for how they will show me they are meeting standards. This is allowing them independence in learning and bringing some more passion for school. Learning can be done in a variety of ways. Of course, there are activities that I am requiring students to participate in, but otherwise, I want them to be creative in their choices. With that being said students are aware that if they are not being purposeful in their learning, then I will be making more and more choices for them.
Tidbits from Curriculum Night:
- You will find the slide show, directions for scholastic, and the students of the week schedule below under parent handouts. They will remain there all year!
- Planners- start checking your student's planner every Friday and sign it.
Mrs. Foos’ Classroom Mission Statement:
Students will feel welcome and safe.
Students will develop and increase independence socially, emotionally, and academics.
Students will learn to identify their weaknesses and recognize them as learning opportunities, helping them create goals and implement them with my support.
Students will recognize their strengths, apply them to their learning, and use them in positive ways that benefit their learning community.
Students will increase their growth mindset- knowing they can achieve with dedication, support, and a positive attitude.
Our classroom is a system of support, encouragement, challenges, and a community of respectful, life-long learners.