Sunday, October 29, 2017

Upcoming November Dates

Hello Parents,

The boys and girls had a wonderful costume parade. Here are some pictures of the boys and girls all dressed up!

The first grade teachers also got in the spirit dressing as Trolls

As November is closely approaching, I wanted to mention a few important things to remember.

The boys and girls will have no school Thursday, November 9th and Friday, November 10th. 

The Wednesday before Thanksgiving, November 22nd the boys and girls will have half day and be dismissed at 11:15 a.m.

Conferences will be on Thursday, November 30th with your child's reading teacher. Times for the conferences will be coming home soon.

As the colder weather approaches, the students will be going outdoors for recess and should come to school with jackets and hats.

The boys and girls are doing an amazing job in all subject areas and I am very proud of them.

Thank you,

Mrs. Ski

Saturday, October 14, 2017

October Updates

Dear Parents,

       I can't believe we are half way through October! Our trip to Drumlin Farm last Friday was great! We had a wonderful time seeing the different animals that live on the farm and exploring the surrounding nature.

At the end of this month, a costume parade is being planned for the boys and girls. More details will follow on day and times of the parade.

We have begun the process of switching classrooms for Reading and the boys and girls are excited to read! We will be working on Fundations to further improve our phonics. Not only will we be reading and working on our phonics but we will be working on reading comprehension and fluency by retelling stories they have read.

Notices will be coming home in regards to parent conferences with their child's reading teacher. You will be asked to choose a time that is convenient for you. Teachers will try to accommodate around your schedules.

In our science unit, we are learning about the parts of a plant and trees. We will be exploring trees and plants on the playground while taking pictures with our iPads. The children have also been taking notes, drawing, and labeling parts of plants in their science journals. Here are some pictures of the children working in their science journals.

Here are some pictures of the boys and girls working on academic conversations which include students showing their ability to listen, respect, support and connect.

Mrs. Lamprey, the English Language Learners teacher, and I are working together in the afternoons to teach and talk about our different cultures. We would love to have parents volunteer to come in to read to the students and share more about their cultures and traditions. The times that we meet in afternoons are from 12:45pm - 1:30pm. If you are interested and available, please send me an e-mail and we can coordinate a day and time for you to come in and read to the students.

Thank you,
Mrs. Ski

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Welcome to Room 112!

Dear Parents and Families,

Welcome to Room 112! The boys and girls have made a wonderful adjustment to first grade. We had a busy first week! The children started the week off by building a school community and learning about the Francis Wyman Falcon's SOAR motto. Here is a chart of the behaviors that are expected of the Francis Wyman community.

Francis Wyman Falcons SOAR

Hallway and Common Area
Bus and Bus Line
*Keep hands and feet to yourself
*Take Turns
*Raise your hand and wait quietly to be called on
*Use a quiet voice
*Wait quietly in line
*Talk quietly with friends
*Stay seated until dismissed
*Stay in a single file line
*Personal Space
*Keep hands and feet to yourself
*Be silent
*Keep hands and feet to yourself
1. Try to solve problems with peers yourself
2. If unable to solve problem, get help from the teacher
3. After problem solving, let it go
*Give others privacy
*Use quiet voices
*Keep the light on
*Stay seated single file in your bus line
*Calm body and quiet voice
*Stay in your seat on the bus

Outstanding Effort
*Do your best work the first time
*Keep trying when something is hard

FW Falcons soar when showing outstanding effort
in self-control, acts of kindness and respect!

Acts of Kindness
*Use kind words
*Friendly face, friendly voice
*Ask, “Are you ok?”
*Ask if others need help
*Recycle and pick up all trash on the table and floor, even if it isn’t yours.
*Include others in your conversation
*Hold the door for others

*Invite others to play
*Share equipment
* Pick up equipment that is left behind
*Wait patiently
*Share your seat
*Include others in your conversation
*Use kind words
*Follow directions the first time
*Work together with others
*Listen when others are talking
*Use materials appropriately
*Say “please and thank you”
*Use appropriate language
*Eat your own lunch
*Quiet voices at lockers
*Use your manners--say hello, good morning, please, and thank you

*Use equipment appropriately
*Play fairly
*Be a good sport
*Line up calmly when called the first time
*Put towels in garbage
*Flush toilet and wash hands
*Keep water in the sink

*Listen to the bus driver
*Use appropriate language
*Follow the Bus Rules
*Sit in grade level section

In our morning meeting and in the classroom we are constantly modeling and practicing these values. We took a tour of the school where the boys and girls were able to see what behaviors are expected in the different areas of the school (lunch room, bathrooms, hallway, library, etc.).

This week will be spent learning more about each other and our families. I also encourage you to ask your child about their day and to check back on this blog to see what is happening in Room 112. Feel free to contact me at any time at or leave comments below on the blog.

I look forward to meeting you all at the open house on Tuesday, September 19th from 6:00pm - 8:00pm.

There are three September birthdays in Room 112! Happy Birthday to...




Our first field trip will be to Drumlin Farm on Friday, October 6th. More information will be sent out.