Homecoming Week

Hey guys! Hope everyone has had a restful weekend. This is going to be a busy week. I will do my best to give you a run down on all school happenings and then our classroom update.


First of all it is HOMECOMING week. How exciting for these kiddos. We will have early release on Friday, 1:15 for car pick-ups and 1:30 for bus riders. We are doing this to avoid A LOT of traffic issues with the Pep Rally. The Pep Rally will be held at the football fields at 2:30 to help accommodate for the homecoming crowd. The kids can wear their mums and garters to school but I will have them take them off and place them in a special spot so they do not get messed up. Some parents just take pictures and keep them at home, completely up to you!

I am sending a letter home about a field trip that we will be taking to Calie’s Acres on October 22nd. The cost is $8 per student and $5 for any adult entry. Please do not let cost keep your child from coming with us. Contact me and I will find a way to get them there!!! The kids will be kept very busy and they are going to have a blast. They also get to bring home a pumpkin. The bus can only carry students so if you plan on attending with your child you will have to drive there. Your student will need to ride the bus with his/her classmates but I will have a sign out sheet if you want to take them home with you. A sack lunch will need to be sent so your kiddo can eat and then throw away lunches so they don’t have to keep up with anything.

Now for the classroom specifics 🙂

Spelling words for the next two weeks are: be, this, from, I, have, or, by, one, had, not. We work on 5 words a week.

Phonics: We have worked on long and short vowels a lot. We are focusing now on consonant blends. Example: fr, tr, gr, pl, bl, cl etc… Noticing these blends is so important in reading and writing.

Math: We continue to work on joining sets and word problems. We have learned to use pictures, number paths, 120’s charts, counters, ten frames, and blocks to solve problems. We will work on shapes and attributes this week and continue problem solving.

Writing: I am really talking with them about what makes a good sentence and story.

Science/Social Studies: We are talking about Nocturnal animals and what makes them different. We have learned about spiders and bats so far. We will get heaving into bats this week so get ready for some excitement. We will also discuss Fall and what differences we see and feel.

Please feel free to contact me any time!!!

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About Ms. James

Hello!! My name is Lacey James and I am so excited for this year!! I am a fourth year teacher and am so blessed to be teaching at White Oak where it is filled with love and care! I have a wonderful family, an amazing boyfriend, a super awesome dog, and great friends that support me and have molded me into the woman I am today. I love to go to the movies and to paint and go fishing! I also love music, animals, and the outdoors. My favorite color is purple and I love Chinese food and sushi. I absolutely love teaching and can't wait to guide these kiddos into exploration, imagination, and learning. You will be amazed at how much your child will grow and learn in 1st grade. I am super excited to meet you and your kiddo! If you ever want to talk or have any questions, please feel free to contact me at anytime. Let's make this school year GREAT!! :)

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