Friday, September 12, 2014

Circle Letter 09/12/14

September 12, 2014

Dear Families,
    Our second week together has been great.  Most students are doing well with the new routines, remembering red folder and completing the weekly homework assignments. Also we are getting to know everybody through shared group work. We start our mornings in circle with a handshake greeting and everyone is getting comfortable with student names. This is important in fostering a supportive, caring classroom climate.
    A class project we are finishing is “Hopes and Dreams” for Third Grade. You will get a chance to see them at Open House, next Wednesday.  Please plan on coming to check out our classroom, our classmates  and get a feel of how the day is spent together.
Our Helping Hands” job-board has been colorfully designed, thanks to the help of  Mrs.Voll, who is working in our room  some this year.  We are lucky to have her with us.  Check in with your student to see what job they had this week.
    Book Orders are coming home today in the home/school folder.  If you choose to order books please return the slips and money (one check made out to Scholastic is preferred) by next Wednesday.  In advance of a year of book ordering together, I want to thank you for participating in this program. It allows us to order new classroom books for the students with each order… and good books helps to foster good reading!

    And lastly, don’t forget about the PTA sponsored four-mile road race Sunday 9/21 at Fort Foster.   Race time starts at 8:30.  It is a great fundraiser for our fantastic PTA. The $ they earn is directly spent on opportunities for Mitchell School Kids! I plan to run in it…. Care to join me?