Posted by monica.gallagher | Uncategorized | Posted on February 27th, 2012

Hi Parents! We have been wrapped up in Seuss fun, but we also got back to our regular reading routine today. I wanted to put an alert out there–Today, while we were reading this week’s story “Mister Bones,” we found it to be a very daunting story. There are some difficult vocabulary words and concepts like “chasing rainbows”. Also, since we are having the fieldtrip on Friday, we will be testing on THURSDAY, MARCH 1, making it a short week. Our First Grade team did list this update on the newsletter, but wanted to make sure everyone knew. =)  Let me know if you have any questions or feedback!

SEE’s 2nd Grade adds another event for READ ACROSS AMERICA!

Posted by monica.gallagher | Uncategorized | Posted on February 25th, 2012

Room 104 goes SEUSS crazy!

Posted by monica.gallagher | Uncategorized | Posted on February 21st, 2012

It is that time of year–March 2nd will be Dr. Seuss’ birthday! As you may remember from December, I am a big fan of all things Seuss. We are super excited about the new “Lorax”  movie coming out. Our generous South Edmonson PTO is rewarding us with a school-wide field trip to see the movie ON Dr. Seuss’ birthday, Friday, March 2. I can’t wait! To celebrate, we have begun to study the good Dr. Seuss and will continue to read stories and do projects for the next two weeks. The kids and I have begun to decorate our door for the festivities. Here is a picture of our progress-more to come!

The National Education Association also celebrates March 2 as “Read Across America” day. This is an open invitation to allow anyone and everyone to come into classrooms and read a book. Room 104 will always participate in this activity! Last year, we had 17 readers visit our class to read.  I usually leave the day completely open, but with the field trip in the morning, we will only have after lunch. However, that is still plenty of time for all kinds of readers to visit. Please bring your favorite book, or borrow one of ours and come read to our class!

February Comes in Like a Lamb

Posted by monica.gallagher | Uncategorized | Posted on February 5th, 2012

Well, Room 104 has really been enjoying the unseasonablly warm weather, it is nice to get to go out to recess everday in February! I must apologize for being absent the past couple of weeks. Since I change the “theme” of the this blog to the cute crayons, I inadvertanly deleted the login screen. Thanks to everyone who participated in “Jump Rope for Heart” last week. Any money can still be turned in this week.

Valentine’s Day parties will be next Tuesday, February 14 beginning at 1:30. You may begin sending in treats this week. I look forward to seeing everyone at the party. Thanks to all those parents who have already volunteered to send in something. I do appreciate your help!!

Valentine’s Day Party Sign-Up:

  • fruit- Talley
  • cupcakes-1. cake pops-Edwards
  • drinks-Brantley
  • candy-1. gummies-Lich 2. gummies-(C.) Johnson
  • punch-Ms. Monica
  • tablecloth
  • plates-Lich
  • napkins-Lich
  • cups

Here is a great recipie that I thought looked good for us to make, if anyone needs any suggestions. Please just send in one of the items. 

Recipe: Homemade Trail Mix ~ Valentine Snack

Ingredients

  • 4 cups miniature pretzels-Clemons
  • 4 cups Strawberry Yogurt Cherrios (or favorite cereal)-Clemons
  • 3 cups (1 box) Chocolate Teddy Grahams-Cook
  • 2 cups dried cherries or cranberries
  • 2 cups yogurt covered raisins
  • 2 cups Valentine M&Ms-Cook