We are in desperate need of noon duties and crossing guards at Spalding! Would you be able to give 30-60 minutes a day to us...and earn a little spending cash while doing it? Inquire at the office if you are interested! :)
Does your child have headphones/earbuds at school???
We are using several computer programs that require the use of headphones or earbuds. Please send some in for your child, if you haven't already done so. Also, if you want to send in an extra pair of headphones for a child who might not have any, that would be wonderful. Unfortunately, I can't take "extra" earbuds, since these cannot be shared. Thank you!
I'm sure there will be some questions about how we are doing Spelling this year. Today (Aug. 21), I sent home the first list of words with your child. We will not be doing traditional, weekly spelling tests. Lists may come home every other week. We encourage students to do activities to learn not only how to spell these words, but also what they mean and how to use them in writing. We will rarely do a "traditional" spelling test. We may do a "sort" where students sort the words based on a sound pattern or other criteria. We may have students write a sentence for each word. We may ask the student to pick three to five words to use in a paragraph. We may have students spell the words and illustrate what they mean. Our intention is for students to go beyond simply memorizing how to spell a word. Unfortunately, when students simply memorize a spelling, it rarely carries over into their writing. The above mentioned activities seem to solidify the meaning as well as the spelling of the word. So get creative with how you work with our spelling words. If you have further questions, please let me know.
Spalding Night at Urban Air
Our earlier Spalding Night at Urban Air was such a success, we scheduled another one! Wednesday, September 19th is our second Spalding Night at Urban Air. If you've never been, this is an indoor facility that has trampolines, rock wall climbing, and other fun activities. If you go on Wednesday, the 19th, between 4 and 8pm, and tell them you are from Spalding, they will donate 30% of the admission fee back to Spalding. Have fun and help the school! It's a win-win!
The new boxtop competition has started. Please save your boxtops and send them in to school with your kiddo. If you can, separate the boxtops into baggies of 25, with your child's name AND my name on the baggie. For every 25 boxtops submitted, the student will receive a ticket for a raffle of a $25 movie gift card. The class with the most boxtops will win a popcorn party, too. Send in whatever you have! Every little one helps! Thank you!
At Spalding, we work to follow the district's guidelines for healthy eating. We celebrate all birthdays for the month on the last Friday of the month. If your child has a birthday that month, feel free to send in treats on that day. We usually celebrate at 1:35, but there are some months that scheduling is different and our celebration is at a different time of the day. If possible, send in treats with your child at the start of the day. Then we have them here whenever we have the time for the celebration. Also, we are only allowed to have one "sweet treat" for each party. The other items must be healthy or non-food items (pencils, goodie bags, etc.) If you are planning on sending the sweet treat with your child for his/her celebration, please email me to let me know. That way, I can let you know if the sweet treat has already been spoken for. We have 32 students in our class.
I have a Wish List page on this site. If you are willing and/or able to contribute any of these items, it would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!Important Dates
Aug. 31st - Fundraiser materials came home with your child
Sept. 10th - Spiritwear orders due (turn in orders to office or Ms. Brenna)
Sept. 19th - Spalding Night at Urban Air
Sept. 28th - September Birthday Celebration in the classroom
Oct. 1st - Fundraiser materials due back to the school
Oct. 3rd - NO SCHOOL Teacher Inservice
Oct. 4th & 5th - NO SCHOOL State Teacher Inservices
Oct. 10th (evening) & 11th - Student-led Parent/Teacher Conferences (more info coming soon)
Oct. 11th & 12th - NO SCHOOL for students