March 23, 2018

March 23, 2018

Dear Parents,

Yesterday, the first grade enjoyed a visit from a real live dog musher! Dr. Vic DiSanto (who has been visiting the first grade every March for the past 15 years) brought three of his rescued sled dogs to our room for a presentation on the history of dogs and dog sled racing.  The children viewed a slide show presentation and were treated to a ride on Musher Vic’s sled.  This visit was sponsored by the Arts in Education Program and was part of our unit of study on the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race which is held every year in March. It was a wonderful way to bring history to life. We will write Thank You letters to Vic the week we return from break.

In math we continue to work on finding 10 more and 10 less than a given number.  This can be very difficult for young children. You can help by practicing at home.

Many children did not have a book each night this week because I have been working on quarterly assessments (and will continue for the week after break). However, you may have noticed that many of the children are bringing more writing home in their reading baggies each night.  Please be sure to work with your child on it.  Always use complete sentences and be sure to remind your child to be neat and use what s/he knows about writing.

We are officially OUT of tissues.  It’s been a long cold and flu season!  I am asking each child to bring one box of tissues to school upon our return, if possible.

Next week is Spring Break…crazy isn’t it? Please help your child from regression by reading daily with him/her and practicing math facts as much as possible. Don’t forget that we also have the Monday after Easter off, so children return to school on Tuesday, April 2nd.

Have a great Easter,

Andi Cammer