Miss Schultz's Letter

Thursday, February 22, 2007

 Dear Kindergarten and First Grade Families,


          First grade completed their 3rd magazine/theme test.  I have enclosed the test with this letter.  I am very pleased with the scores.  Please congratulate your child on a job well done.  Next week they will begin a new reading unit called Unexpected Guests.  Look for the following books to come home:  Eek! There’s a mouse in the house, A Great Place for Llama, A tune for my Mother, and Never wake a sleeping snake.


          Kindergarten learned to read the nursery rhyme Mary had a little lamb.  They re-wrote a verse from the rhyme, played a l-blend game, made a list of l-blend words and wrote a sentence with an l-blend word.


          It is time for us to visit the public library.  All books have been renewed, but please get them turned in.  As soon as they are all in we will go.  I would like to go sometime next week.


       We have started writing stories that will be published.  We will try to write 2 stories and then choose 1 to be published and read at Young Author’s night in March.


          Every year I participate in a Flat Stanley Project.  The project coincides with a book where a child is accidentally squished flat so he can travel via envelope to many different places.  Our flat Lily comes from the state of Washington.  She will stay with us until the end of March.  She has a journal and we will take pictures and write about the many opportunities provided at Onekama. 



Be sure to check our website!  We have 100th day, Valentine’s Day and Ski day pictures.

 Miss Schultz's Main Page          


   Questions to ask your child this week are the following:



1)      Can you tell me 3-5 words that begin with a l-blend?


First Grade

1)      Can you name all the odd numbers from 0-10?  The even numbers?

2)    Can you tell me 3-5 words that have the short e sound in them, for example, red?


Upcoming events to add to your calendar:


Friday, Feb. 23rd – Buddy Reading with Mrs. Brown’s 4-5 split class

Friday, March 9th – Buddy Reading with Mrs. Catanese’s 2-3 split class

Friday, March 16th – End of 3rd marking period

 April 2-9 – Spring Break

          Thank-you sooooo much to those of you who donated items from my wish list.  I got plenty of all the things I needed.  I really appreciate it!!


          March is reading month!  Please be on the look-out for information to come home regarding the various activities that will take place throughout the month.  Our theme this year is nature.  Our guest speaker is children’s author, Buck Wilder.




Miss Schultz