Sunday, May 24, 2020

Final Blog Post

Today is my final blog post.  It has been a school year that I'm sure will go down in the history books!!  I missed all of the students during the third trimester.  But with your unending support, everyone continued to learn through distance learning.  Even though that might not be the most ideal way, I feel everyone (parents and students) really 😊"stepped up to the plate" and "hit a homerun"⚾.  Thank you for the privilege of working with your child and your support throughout the school year.

Have a fun and safe summer!!

Thursday, May 14, 2020

One more week!!
Parents and first graders, we only have one more week of distance learning and the school year is complete.  Please remember to look for and complete all of your assignments daily.  Here are some dates to remember:

  • Friday, May 22 - last day of assignments
  • Thursday, May 28 - pick up belongings/supplies from school (more about this next week)
  • Mid June - progress reports will be made available

Thursday, April 30, 2020

Distance Learning for April 27-May 1

Many thanks to all of the parents for helping/guiding their first grader through the daily assignments.  As I said when all of this started, you are seeing the "condensed" version for each of these subjects (language arts, math, religion, science, and social studies).  Hopefully, on Mondays, you can find some time for your first grader to work on the Dreambox, Typetastic, and Code websites.  
πŸ˜‰Hang in there!!πŸ˜€  
Final assignments/last day is Friday, May 22.

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Distance Learning
You continue to amaze me parents and first graders!!!  I look forward to the work that is submitted daily and reviewing/listening to the first graders.  Please remember to look back at their submitted work for comments.  And parents, your guidance and support at home is greatly appreciated.  If you ever have any questions, email or call.

Quick reminder: 
  • Sundays, I will email my weekly lesson plan for your first grader.
  • Mondays, I will email some extra activities created by our P.E., music, and library teachers.  Please share those with your child.
  • Wednesdays, we will continue to have our class meeting from 6:30-7 pm..  Look for a link in your email on Tuesdays.

Friday, April 10, 2020

Distance Learning
Many thanks to all of the parents for taking on more responsibility at home.  As we roll out total distance learning on Tuesday, April 14th, remember I am here for you and your child.  We may struggle and have challenges, but I believe in a couple of weeks, the first graders and you (the parents) will handle it like rock stars!!!  I pray that everyone stays healthy and safe!πŸ™  And, I look forward to "seeing"πŸ‘€ all of the first graders at our weekly meeting on Wednesdays from 6:30-7 pm..

Thursday, March 5, 2020

Conference Week

There will be NO spelling next week.  Also, I will not be sending home the take-home folder with your child next Thursday.  I will just hand you their papers/information at conferences.  That way you do not need to worry about the folder during spring break.  

FYI:  NO library checkout next week because of the book fair.

Lenten Activities
Your child is participating in special activities throughout the season of Lent. It is our hope that these activities deepen your child's understanding of this time of year.
  • Your child made a Lenten promise that is posted in our classroom.  I also sent it home in your child's take-home folder.  Encourage your child to keep their Lenten promise during this season of Lent.
  • Donations to the local Food Pantry are encouraged during this Lenten season.  During March 25-April 4, personal care items may be donated (i.e.: soaps, toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner, lotions, deodorant, and diapers). 
  • Your child will work with their "Lenten partner" (Advent Angel) 3-4 times during Lent to complete some Lenten activities together.
  • We are raising money for a charity to be determined by Bishop Joensen by bringing money for a noisy change collection at mass on Wednesday, March 11 and April 8.  
  • We will be going on a "Cross Walk" to Holy Spirit Church and then, pray the Stations of the Cross once we arrive at the church.  This is happening on Thursday, April 9 (weather permitting).  More information will be coming home about this event.
  • Your child will participate in a Sedar Meal on Thurs., April 9.
Have a safe, relaxing Spring Break!!
School resumes on Monday, March 23 

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Auction Time
Thank you to the kindergarten and first grade committee (Sarah Brown and Jimi Wethor)  for collecting the money for the foundation auction basket. And special thanks to Sarah Brown for making such a neat silent auction item.  Also, thank you to all of you for donating!!  I hope many of you will be in attendance Saturday evening to see the meat/BBQ basket and painted heart silent auction item (check it out on Handbid for early bidding).  Here's the link:
http://events.handbid.com/auctions/st-malachy-school-aucton 

Schedule change for next week:  The first grade will be having library time on Wednesday, March 4.  Please return those library books then so they can check out two more for Spring Break!!