Our Classroom

Our Classroom

Friday, August 28, 2015

Buddy Time

The students had a great time meeting their buddies today! Our buddy class is Mrs. Gastreich's fourth grade class. 

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Office forms

Don't forget- all office forms due by tomorrow! Thank you in advance if you have turned 
them in already!

Ask your child about STINK...

 I am looking forward to seeing you at Curriculum Night! ( 9-1-15  6pm room 22)

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Read to Self

They enjoyed "read to self" yesterday! On Wednesday they will practice read to someone and read to self during Daily 5. I look forward to talking all about Daily 5 and many other exciting things that happen in first grade at our Curriculum Night on September 1st at 6pm.

We will decorate the cover for our binders this Thursday and Friday! Thank you for putting some cute decorations in their binders. They will use them very soon!

Friday, August 21, 2015

Learning some routines

Read to Someone/ Buddy Reading

We practiced reading in the EEKK position today! They loved reading with a buddy! 

It's been a wonderful start to First Grade! I am so proud of them for working so hard as they learn the new routines! You will notice that your child has their new Leader in ME shirt. They will wear them throughout the school year. I will notify you when they need to wear their shirts.
 Have a great weekend!

Thursday, August 20, 2015

First Day of First Grade

Wow! We had a wonderful first day! They are such a sweet kiddos!! I am a very lucky teacher. 
Thank you to all the parents for sending back paper work. Please continue to send the forms back as you complete them! 


Ask your child about the book we read today...

  They can earn drops for making good choices!                                                                      
Your child will bring home their planner today. Please initial the planner each school night. I will check their planner each morning for notes from you. 

Leadership Binders- please return each day as well. 

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Character Education at Concord

Our School Vision is:

Ignite, Innovate, Inspire


This is from the family handbook:

 Character Education at Concord

Character education is an integral part of the elementary curriculum. Through the use of explicit instruction, weekly class meetings, and monthly buddy class work, students explore and develop the qualities that help them become well-rounded, civic minded and caring students. Concord staff and students will focus our work on 7 Habits, based upon the work of The Leader in Me program.

The Leader in Me focuses on developing 7 highly effective habits in kids. Adapted from Stephen Covey's work on highly effective habits for adults, Sean Covey has developed habits that help our kids develop integrity, determination, and a caring heart. At Concord, our children will learn the 7 habits as a school. They will spend time discussing these habits on a regular basis in their classrooms, with their buddies, and the teachers will encourage a carry over into the home as well.

The 7 Habits

Habit 1: Be Proactive: You're in Charge!

Habit 2: Begin with the End in Mind: Have a Plan

Habit 3:Put First Things First:Work First, then Play

Habit 4: Think Win- Win: Everyone Can Win

Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, then be Understood: Listen Before you Talk

Habit 6: Synergize: Together is Better

Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw: Balance Feels Best

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Class of 2015-2016/ Supply List

I am so thankful to all of you in my class this year!! We are going to have a wonderful year! 

Here are your classmates:

Grant A.
Mia A.
Lily B. 
Jason C. 
Lily C.
Aislyn C.
Nico F.
Caroline F.
Lucas F.
Jillian H.
Mia K.
Gretchen K.
Adis L. 
Evan L.
Thomas M.
Gabe M.
Serah M.
Gigi O.
Johnny R. 
Kyren S.
Emma W.


First Grade Supply List 2015-2016
Please label with name ONLY the items with an asterisk*
2 dozen pencils, please sharpen
1, 4oz. washable school glue
8 large glue sticks, Elmer’s preferred
*2 boxes, 24 count, Crayola crayons
*2 boxes Crayola markers, classic colors, 10/set
1 subject, wide rule, purple notebook
A pack of EXPO low odor dry erase markers-chisel tip( BLACK ONLY PLEASE)
1, 2 pack yellow highlighters
Package of assorted color pens (not black/blue/red)
1 non-pastel single pack post-it notes
2 vinyl folders
pencil box
*Headphones, NO ear buds (headphones seem to work better in little ears)
*Art shirt (from kindergarten)

Large container Clorox wipes
1 box Kleenex
1 roll paper towels
Zipper storage bags- Girls: sandwich size, 50 ct., Boys: gallon size, 20ct


Be on the look out this week for a Welcome Letter from Mrs. Boyd!