What’s Happening in Mrs. Andrews and Mrs. Minton’s First Grade January 2010 Mark Your Calendars Teacher’s Corner Jan. 1, 2010~Happy New Year! Jan. 4~Back to School Jan. 5~PTO and Terrific Kids Jan. 12~End of 2nd Nine Weeks ~Wendy’s Night 5:00-9:00 Jan. 13~3rd Nine Weeks Begin Jan. 15~No School Jan. 21~No School! MLK, Jr. Holiday Jan. 22~No School Jan. 26~Report Cards Go Home ~Wendy’s Night 5:00-9:00 Jan. 27~Book Orders Due Jan. 28~Awards Day ~Papa John’s Night Jan. 29~”Book-It” Sheets due **Thank you wonderful parents for all you do to make our students successful! ** Welcome Back! I hope you and your family had two wonderful breaks! Please continue to read, read, read! Your child must continue earning “Reading Counts” points and should Lexile by the end of the year. We are quickly approaching the 100th day of school. We will have a special celebration this day, more information will come home next week. We are now in the winter months and cold weather is here. We go outside every day for recess if weather permits. Sniffles and tons of germs are in our classroom so encourage your child to practice good hygiene habits. If you have any questions, concerns or you need anything, please call me at 670-2825, extension 118. You may also email me at email@example.com. What are we working on? *Math~Measurment, Problem Solving Skills, and Word Problems, *Reading and Phonics~Long and Short Vowels *Science~Matter and Properties of solids and liquids *Writing~Focusing on an All-About Topic, Editing, and Grammar Happy Birthday to. . . 1-6~ReAna Anderson 1-15~McKenzie Johnson 1-21~Ashton Lang Classroom Wish List Congratulations to Our Terrific Kids. . . Clorox Wipes “Teacher Tip” Sami Bolte and Austin Cleary While reading your child should slide their finger under the words so they do not take breaks between them.