February Dates

February 6th- Global Play Day! Bring a toy to share and enjoy unstructured play time.
February 4-8th Responsible Week
February 8th- Career Day- Dress up as the career you would like to have when you grow up!
February 14th- Spring Party (info coming soon)
February 14th- Valentine Card Exchange
February 15th- Teacher Workday- No school!
February 19th-Letters of Support due for Teacher of the Year Nominees (Mrs. Concannon, Mrs. Pennington, and Mrs. Starbuck)
February 22nd- Progress Reports sent home
February 25th and February 28th- Parent teacher conferences (We will keep the same days/times as last trimester unless you need to change)
February 28th- Reading Logs due

Spring Party and Valentine Cards and Bags

Spring Party and Valentine Cards and Bags

Our last class party is February 14th at 2:30 to celebrate Valentine’s Day and Spring! Your child will need a plain solid colored gift bag to decorate the morning of the 14th. We will use this bag as a “mailbox” for the children to deliver their valentine cards to their friends. About 8×10 inches is a good size-big enough to hold the cards but small enough for the kids to manage. Your child may also bring valentine cards. Cards are optional but all children will need a bag. If you choose to send cards- please do a card for every child in our class. We will decorate bags and pass out cards before the party starts so please send all bags and cards with your child the morning of the 14th.
Thank you for your help!

Here is a list of children in our class:
Emma B.
Shane
Quinn
Lawson
Parker
Zoe
Xander
Miles
Colby
December
Griffin
Averie
Krish
Grant
Elizabeth
Jackson
Brandon
Brynn
Emma Y.

Kindergarten Spelling Bee

The week of January 7th, kindergarten is having a spelling bee in each classroom! Our spelling bee is going to be written rather than verbal and low key! I want all the kids to try their best but not have the words they don’t know how to spell highlighted publicly. Our spelling bee words are the kindergarten sight words. Another copy of the list is in the blue folder today. Please practice those words with your child to prepare them for the spelling bee. We will practice at school as well. If your child knows all the kindergarten words, you may practice the first grade words(on the note in the folder). We will not practice the first grade words in class. Any children who spell all the kindergarten words correctly will participate in a second written spelling bee over the first grade words to determine the top two spellers in our class.

December Dates

December 7th- Jingle Away JA Day
December 7th- Puzzle Day
December 10-14th Sharing our Family Traditions (There will be a note in the folder on Friday about this.)
December 14th- School Store Preview and Shopping(There will be more information in the folder on Friday.
December 19th- Reading logs due
December 20th- Winter Party(All grown ups are welcome to attend!)
December 20th- Cozy Day (More information to come in Friday folders.)
December 21st-January 2nd- No School for Winter Break

November Dates

November 1st – PTA Meeting 6:30-7:30

November 5th- No School for Teacher Workday

November 6th- No School for Election Day

November 9th- Heroes’ Day

November 9th- Progress Reports sent home

November 12th and November 15th- Parent Teacher Conferences

November 13th- Picture Retakes

November 15th- Dress to Impress Day (to celebrate learning about being respectful)

November 16th- No School

November 21st-23rd- Thanksgiving Break

November 30th- Reading logs due for November

Toy Day Tomorrow

We earned a celebration! Our class participated at learning time and we earned 20 stickers! We are celebrating with a special toy day. Please let your child bring one stuffed animal or other toy to school tomorrow, October 26th! The toy must fit in your child’s backpack. Please do not send fighting type toys to school.

Homework

At Beulah Ralph the only required homework (except for 5th grade) is reading homework. Our reading homework will begin next week. You can expect the reading log to be slipped into the back cover of the blue Daily Communication Folder this Friday so you will have it next week. The expectation is for students to read 15 minutes each night Monday-Thursday. You may read to your child, they may read to you, or they may read independently. Please fill out the reading log. If you miss a night of reading, please make the time up another night. I would recommend keeping the reading log in the back pocket of the blue folder and filling it out each evening. If you want to keep it at home or have another system that is great too. I will collect the reading logs at the end of each month. I will award Book-It pizza coupons for completed reading logs as long as your child has read most nights Monday-Thursday for 15 minutes. If you missed a few nights it is ok and if you read different nights, that’s ok too!

You will start finding math and alphabet work in your child’s folder each Friday. These are not considered homework and are not required for you to do. Please use them as a resource to work with your child as much as you feel they need extra practice. These papers are also a way for you to know some of the things we have learned this week at school and get a sense of how much your child has mastered. You do not need to send completed work back to school. I apologize that last week I sent some math pages in the folder but forgot to explain what they were in my weekly email!
As always, please email with any questions! Have fun reading (and mathing, and alphabeting)!