Newsletter Feb. 13, 2012

Wise’s Newsletter

Feb. 13, 2012



On my blog, which is on the school website, I’ve added a ton of new things such as spelling games, math games and penguin websites and games.  Check it out with your kids!

Show them how to access these great sites from your home computer!



Remember,  if you need to keep a book more than one day, that is OK!  The kids are reading books that are longer now and that is great!  It is a chapter book, write each chapter down on the list that is sent home with my books from the classroom (not the home reading books, please).  Thank you! 



The very last penguin we will be learning about is the Humboldt penguin.  It is the penguin that we have at the Oregon zoo and will be visiting March 16.  Ask your kids where they live.  Perhaps go online and read more about them!

                       Height           Weight

Humboldt       26 in.            6-11 pounds


Penguin Day

Every year first grade hosts the parents and siblings to celebrate our study of penguins.  It is an open house.  Plan on spending at least 45 minutes to an hour with your child.  Please do not come when there is only 15 minutes left, but give yourself plenty of time for your child to teach you all about penguins!  Questions? Just email me!

Penguin Open House

When:  Monday, Feb. 27

Time:  11:30-12:45 (Remember, come anytime during this time…just give yourself at least 45 minutes, if not an hour with your child.) 

Who:  Parents, grandparents, younger siblings are ok!



We are writing penguin story problems here at school.  For HW, your child will solve a couple of their peers problems.  Please remember to write the equation, draw a picture (dots and circles are fine), and write words on how your solved the problem.  I want to know what you are thinking!  The problems are on the back of this newsletter.  Send in by Friday please!  Thank you.


Word Work Homework

Make sure and write the word wall words on your at home word wall.  Practice spelling all of your word wall words off of your “at home spelling” folder, as your child is spelling them with parent helpers!


for                                because


with                              they




Valentine’s Day Party

Our party is tomorrow, Feb. 14 from 9:15 to 10:15.  If you are volunteering, please arrive by 9:00 to help put paper on tables and set up.  Thank you!


Conference sign ups

Tomorrow, Feb., 14, you may sign up on line for a conference with me.  Go to:

The username is:  Stafford

Password:  Tigers

Do NOT delete anything except the

“-“ where you will write in your child’s name.  There are directions on the website as well.



Upcoming Dates


Tuesday, Feb. 14:  Valentine’s Day Party.  9:15-10:30. 


Friday, Feb. 17:  No school.  Teacher In-service Day.


Monday, Feb. 20:  No School.  Holiday.  President’s day.


Thursday, Feb. 23:  100th day of school!


Monday, Feb. 27:  Penguin Open House


Tues., Feb. 28, Wed., Feb. 29 and Th. and Fri., March 1



Thurs. and Fri. March 1 and 2.  No school for kids.  Conferences on Thurs. March 1


Wed. March 14:  12:10 Early Release Day.


March 16:  Fieldtrip to the Zoo


March 24-April 1Spring Break







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