Mrs. Sapiane's News
January 8, 2020
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Welcome Back! I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday. I love January. It is a time of new beginnings, resolutions, and tremendous growth for my students. It is an exciting time of the school year. It is amazing how much the kids will learn and develop over the next 5 months. There are many things that we can look forward to as the new year gets underway: advanced reading groups, after school tutoring, and gaining more independence, just to name a few.
In January there are many things that we learn about. We will start off with learning about New Year's Resolutions and what they mean. Next we will study Martin Luther King Jr. We will learn that everyone is different, special and unique. Then Chinese New Year and Day 100 will soon follow. We will continue with our weekly letters and phonics readers. In Math, we will strongly focus on numbers 10-20, counting to 60, and 3-D shapes.
AFTER SCHOOL TUTUORING
After school tutoring is a small group of students that need some additional practice with their letters, sounds, and numbers. With this extra practice we are ensuring that all students are well prepared for first grade. A few students will be chosen to participate in after school tutoring with me 3 days a week. If your child is recommended for this program, I will speak to you in person.
We are half way through the school year. Can you believe it! By this point in the year the children know the rules and routines. Now is the time when I really raise the bar with my expectations. It is time for your child to establish more independence in and out of school. Students need to walk themselves into class and be responsible for their belongings, including putting away their folder, backpacks, and library books. At home this is also a wonderful time to begin giving your child more responsibilities.
DROP OFF AND PICK UP
It is also a good time to get into the habit of dropping your child off in the drop off line and picking them up there. When dropping off in the pick up line, please have your child have their belongings ready and let them hop out of the car themselves. There is a parent greeter that will open the door of the car for your child. You MUST stay in your car while in the drive through for everyone’s safety.
SHOES FOR PE
Please make sure your child wears appropriate shoes every Monday for PE.
Please do not send your child in rain boots, UGGS/boots, sandals, etc. They should be wearing tennis shoes that allow them to be active.
Thanks for your help!
I am looking for Mystery Readers. A Mystery Reader is a person in your family (parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle, sibling, etc.) who would like to read to our class. The students do not know who you are but will try to guess with three – five clues. This is a fun way to share a little about our families, some favorite stories, and encourage a love for reading.
All dates listed are Wednesdays at 8:25 am.
If you would like another date or time please contact me to make arrangements.
I am looking for a family member from each family to come in and read 1 -2 times during the year. I will send you a reminder the Monday before.
Please sign up here:
Monday- Return folder and Weekly Report (please initial the bottom corner)
PE (wear appropriate shoes)
Tuesday- Science & Computers
Wednesday- Return folders and library books
Friday- Return folder, homework, & Reading Log
Wear Liberty Blue, Cooking & Fun Friday
January 16: School Board Meeting
January 17: Book Orders Due
January 20: No School- Martin Luther King Jr.
February 7: Pasta Dinner