August 26th, 2013. News from the Week. The Kissing Hand. We have had a wonderful first few days of first grade! We have made new friends and have started to get to know each other better . Please enjoy a small recap of some of the highlights of our week.
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Wehavehad a wonderfulfirstfewdays of first grade! Wehavemade new friends and havestarted to get to knoweachotherbetter. Pleaseenjoy a smallrecap of some of thehighlights of ourweek.
WereadthestoryTheKissing Hand and talkedabouthowcoming to first grade is a littlescary. Wemadeourownkissinghands, whichwewillkeep in ourcubbies so thatwe can look at themeveryday and be remindedjusthowmuchourfamiliesloveus.
First Day Jitters
Thatsillly Pete theCatcame to ourschoolonThursday and leftcluesforusallovertheschool to try to catch him. Weneverdidfindthatsneakycat, but he surpriseduswith a yummytreat in ourclassroom. As Pete alwayssays…”It’sallgood”.
WereadthestoryFirst Day Jittersand discussedwhatitfeelslike to havethe “jitters” and to be nervous. Thechildrenlearnfromthestorythateventeachersgetnervousforthefirstday of school! Weenjoyedjitterjuice, whichhelpedall of ourfirstdayjittersdisappear!
*Ask yourfirstgrader to try to name a new friendtheyhavemade.
Pleasecheckyourchild’sStar folder eacheveningforhomework, completedwork, orinformationfromschool. Alsocheckyourchild’splanner and signorinitialiteachday.
*Haveyourfirstgrader share theirfavoritefirst grade experiencefromthisweek.
Please be sure to send a note orcalltheschoolifyourchildwill be going home a differentway at theend of theday.