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October 13, 2019
by Miss Hutchison
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Week 7 Highlights!

Notes for Parents:

  • Your first grader came home with a pumpkin on Monday! Please turn it into a book character and return it to school sometime in October. If your pumpkin rots and you need another, just email me and I will go purchase more. 😊

  • Mrs. Reagan sent home a conference time preference form via email this weekend. Please fill this out so the school can start organizing conference times! 
  • Our fall party will be on Thursday, October 31 from 12:30-1:45 pm. Your child is welcome to wear their costume to school for the whole day or just for the party if they’d like. Costumes are totally optional! 
  • Please take a moment to give your child permission to participate in our school’s Art Prize 2020 entry! Follow this link to fill out the permission form.    

CELEBRATIONS

Top Frog – We had three “Top Frogs” (star students) in our classroom this week. Each student shared an “All About Me” page, sat in a beach chair all day, and was the line leader! Our next round of “Top Frog” activities will begin next week with show and tell!

Quote of the Week – Each week, our class learns about a new quote and spends the whole week trying to embody that quote. At the end of the week, Miss Hutchison awards a friend from our class who really shined with that quote’s energy from throughout the week. This week’s quote went to BELLA for always being herself!

First Grade Family Time – Every Friday, all of the first graders at Georgetown get together for a little assembly! At the assembly, we celebrate our learning, give awards for the quote of the week, along with awards for lost teeth, shoe-tying, & birthdays from the week. Here are our “award-winning” first graders from yesterday’s family time. 


OUR LEARNING:

Reading– We set reading goals this week! We know that reading is like soccer: we have to practice every day so we can reach our personalized goals. 

Writing – We spent the week revising and editing our favorite stories to turn them into real published books! We got to write them neatly on a new book, add color and details, and add them to our classroom library. 

Math – We learned how to “clap and count on” this week, using both dots and our fingers. 

Word Study – We graduated from our first unit of word study this week! We’ve learned about letters, sounds, blends, vowels, and more. We can’t wait to see what Rasheed brings us to practice next. 


Upcoming Dates & Spirit Week:

  • Monday, October 14 – PE
  • Tuesday, October 15 – ART, Library
  • Wednesday, October 16 – STEAM
  • Thursday, October 17 – MUSIC
  • Friday, October 18 – MUSIC, Early Release @ 12:15pm

October 6, 2019
by Miss Hutchison
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Week 6 Highlights!

Notes for Parents:

  • Registration for the Turkey Trot ends on Wednesday, October 9! Follow this link to register for the race on 10/29.
  • Please take a moment to give your child permission to participate in our school’s Art Prize 2020 entry! Follow this link to fill out the permission form.    

CELEBRATIONS

Top Frog – We had five “Top Frogs” (star students) in our classroom this week. Each student shared an “All About Me” page, sat in a beach chair all day, and was the line leader! 

Quote of the Week – Each week, our class learns about a new quote and spends the whole week trying to embody that quote. At the end of the week, Miss Hutchison awards a friend from our class who really shined with that quote’s energy from throughout the week. This week’s quote went to MIA for her kind heart and her willingness to make others smile!

Fort Day Celebration – We had lots of fun building forts in our classroom on Friday – first graders even got to eat lunch in their forts! 🙂 


OUR LEARNING:

Reading– We are learning about how to be great reading partners. Reading partners HELP each other without just telling the answers, give each other reminders, and talk about the books they’re reading together. 

 

Writing – We studied George McClements book, “The Night of the Veggie Monster,” which is a small moment story. We tried to do some of the same cool “craft moves” that George McClements did in our own writing, like making words POP, adding ellipses (…), and showing the exact actions of our characters. 

Math – We’ve learned about two big strategies for solving addition problems this week: picture drawings and circle drawings. By drawing circles or pictures to match the numbers, we have a visual drawing of how many items there are altogether. We also practiced “counting on” with a partner. 

Word Study – Our special word study buddy, Rasheed, brought us lots of snap words to study this week! Snap words are words we can read in a snap. We learned HOW to make a word a snap word, and then we tried it by sorting words into different sounds, writing our words, and more. 


Upcoming Dates:

  • Monday, October 7 – MUSIC, Culver’s Night – Miss Hutchison will be at Culver’s from 5-5:30 pm!
  • Tuesday, October 8 – PE, Library
  • Wednesday, October 9 – ART
  • Thursday, October 10 – STEAM
  • Friday, October 11 – MUSIC, Miss Hutchison will not be in school this day. 

October 4, 2019
by Miss Hutchison
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Art Prize Permission & Turkey Trot

TURKEY TROT: 

If your child would like to participate on 10/29, complete this online registration.

Registration ends on October 9.

ART PRIZE 2020:

The K-12 HPS ART DEPARTMENT  is excited to submit a collaborative piece for ArtPrize 2020. Hudsonville students will work to create an art piece titled “20/20 Vision.”

GOAL:  Achieve 100% student K-12 participation.

WE NEED YOUR PERMISSION to allow your child to participate in the project.

Click here to fill out the permission survey.

Mrs. Chmura is also asking for donated pieces of wood for the 2020 ART PRIZE entry.  Read this blog post for more details.

October 3, 2019
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Fort Building Party TOMORROW!

We’ve done it again! Yesterday, we earned our next 15 star reward as a class. We earn these stars from class wins and “Outstandings,” so these are big accomplishments!

To celebrate, we will be having a Fort Building Party tomorrow, Friday, October 4. Please send your child to school with a blanket or sheet that he/she can use to build a fort in our classroom! The kids are super excited to build some forts. 🙂 

Thanks again for encouraging good choices at school! 

September 30, 2019
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Book-It Calendars

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Our classroom is participating in the BOOK IT! program again this year to help encourage reading.  Your child will be bringing home a Pizza Hut “Book It” calendar with a reading goal on it beginning October 1.  Each time your child reads they may mark it on their calendar.  At the end of the month please have them return their calendar to school and they will bring home a coupon attached to it for a FREE personal pan pizza from Pizza Hut.  This program runs from October thru March.  HAPPY READING!!!

September 29, 2019
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Videos – Learning in Action!

Here is a quick 1-minute video giving you an overview of some reading strategies your child has learned this year so far! Please encourage them to keep building these good reading habits at home, too.


Here is a sneak peek at one of our “rug clubs” during word study. We are studying the spelling and sound patterns in each other’s names!

September 29, 2019
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Week 5 Highlights!

Notes for Parents:

  • Please be sure to send back your child’s Take-Home book bag every day so your first grader can swap out his/her book! 
  • All Walkathon forms are due by Monday, September 30. This is our only fundraiser fo the year, and we are grateful for all of your volunteering and support for this event!   
  • Interested in volunteering in our classroom this semester? We would love your help! Follow this link to see available slots and to sign-up. 

CELEBRATIONS

Top Frog – We had four “Top Frogs” (star students) in our classroom this week. Each student shared an “All About Me” page, sat in a beach chair all day, and was the line leader! 

Quote of the Week – Each week, our class learns about a new quote and spends the whole week trying to embody that quote. At the end of the week, Miss Hutchison awards a friend from our class who really shined with that quote’s energy from throughout the week. This week’s quote went to KENDRICK for his active participation and willingness to try! 

First Grade Family Time – Every Friday, all of the first graders at Georgetown get together for a little assembly! At the assembly, we celebrate our learning, give awards for the quote of the week, along with awards for lost teeth, shoe-tying, & birthdays from the week. Here are our “award-winning” first graders from yesterday’s family time. 

MobyMax Awards – When first graders complete a “level” of fact fluency on MobyMax, they earn awards!!! This week, both Bryce and Wesley earned awards for their mastery of addition facts. Your child can practice MobyMax at home, too, using the Clever app. 


OUR LEARNING:

Reading– W are learning strategies for reading tricky words! Students can look at pictures, break the word into chunks, or look for other words inside of the tricky word. We also practiced giving a “book talk” to our buddy by telling them all about a book we love!

Writing – We learned how to bring our stories to life! We can make characters move, talk, think, and feel in our stories. 

 

Math – We took our first unit assessment this week and our first graders did an AMAZING job! I was so impressed. We began Unit 2 by exploring different addition strategies. 

Word Study – Our special word study buddy, Rasheed, helped us learn about blends and digraphs this week! We looked for blends (two letters that go smoothly together, like “br”) and digraphs (two letters that make one sound, like “sh”) in our names and in some snap words! 


Upcoming Dates:

  • Monday, September 30 – STEAM
  • Tuesday, October 1 – MUSIC, Library
  • Wednesday, October 2 – PE
  • Thursday, October 3 – ART
  • Friday, October 4 – STEAM. 
  • Monday, October 7 – Culver’s Night – Miss Hutchison will be at Culver’s from 5-5:30 pm! 

September 27, 2019
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Fun at the Walkathon!

Thank you so much to all of the parent volunteers who weathered the sun, then rain, then sun again this morning for our walkathon! Thank you for your patience as we navigated how to best plan for rain delays. 

Our class had lots of fun at the pep rally & walkathon this morning! Here are a few pictures:

September 25, 2019
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Picture Day & Walkathon

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Picture day is TOMORROW, Thursday, September 26! If you would like to order pictures, please return the order form to school by tomorrow morning.Image result for walkathon

Our school’s Walkathon is this Friday, September 27! Wear your blue & gold to show Eagle Spirit! Parents, if you would like to join us for the walkathon, you are welcome to come to the 2/3 playground (around the back of the school) from 9:45-10:30 am (weather permitting). Please return all Walkathon forms by Monday, September 30. 

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