Monday, May 7, 2018

Updates!

LAST BOOK ORDERS DUE MONDAY!

Stock up on books and a good series for summer reading! You can order for siblings too!

Order Online!
ONLINE (Go to scholastic.com/bookclubs - CLASS CODE: DYTG8)

ORDERS ARE DUE MONDAY, MAY 14th!

RIDE YOUR BIKE TO SCHOOL DAY IS WEDNESDAY!

Mr. Moore sent out a detailed letter about this fun event. Please go back and reread it if you'd like to participate.

NWEA/DRA TESTING

Over the next two weeks, we will be taking the NWEA and I will be DRA testing as well. Please make sure your child is getting plenty of rest and eating a good breakfast each day. School attendance and punctuality are very important too! Thank you!

PLEASE SIGN UP TO WATER AND WEED THE GARDEN THIS SUMMER!

Last year we had such a wonderful response from families helping with the garden. Please sign up to help again this year! We will need many helping hands to keep the garden thriving through the summer months!


FIELD TRIP

Our final field trip will be Monday May 14th to the Howell Public Library!  We will be boarding the bus at 9:05! It will be a quick and informative trip!

Friday, April 20, 2018

Fine Arts Fest Reminder!


Hutchings Elementary Fine Arts Festival
The Fine Arts Festival is right around the corner.  It is a great night of artwork and entertainment!
 Mark your calendars you will not want to miss it!

Tuesday April 24th:  Kindergarten, 2nd grade, and 4th grade will be performing in the cafeteria.  The Kindergarten students will be asked to arrive at 5:45 and the show will begin at 6:00.  2nd grade students will be asked to arrive at 6:15 and their performance will begin at 6:30. 4th grade students will be asked to arrive at 6:45 and their performance will begin at 7:00.  When students arrive at their given time, please have them report to their classroom where they will be lined up to get on stage.  If students are already here to watch another grade level perform, please do not send them down to their classroom until their given time, as someone may not be down there until that time.
Thursday April 26th:  1st grade, 3rd grade, and 5th grade students will be performing in the cafeteria. The 1st grade students will be asked to arrive at 5:45 and the show will begin at 6:00.  3rd grade students will be asked to arrive at 6:15 and their performance will begin at 6:30. 5th grade students will be asked to arrive at 6:45 and their performance will begin at 7:00.  When students arrive at their given time, please have them report to their classroom where they will be lined up to get on stage. If students are already here to watch another grade level perform, please do not send them down to their classroom until their given time, as someone may not be down there until that time.
What do I wear?  Each grade level will be asked to wear a specific color for their concert.  All students will be asked to wear black or dark-colored pants/skirts and then look at the chart below to see what color shirt your student should wear the night of the program. Please try to find a shirt that does not have much of a design on it.  The shirt can be long- or short-sleeved, but I recommend short sleeves, as it tends to get hot on stage with all of the students and the warm lights.
5th grade- Green   
4th grade- Blue  
3rd grade- Red    
2nd grade-White  
 1st grade- Yellow   
Kindergarten-Tie dyed shirts (classroom teachers will provide you with more information). Kindergarten is doing a program about bunnies, if you have any bunny ears please bring them for your child to wear.

Thank you for your support, and please contact me if you have any questions at all! Shultzs@howellschools.com

Mrs. Shultz

Monday, April 9, 2018

Telling Time

What time is it song

Another video for kids!

https://youtu.be/KGQn48ppJ_Q
One more explaining the hands!

Field Trip Permission Slip Reminder!

Please remember to turn in your FIELD TRIP permission slips TODAY!!!  

I will be choosing four chaperones out of a hat in front of the class TODAY!!!  

Thanks so much for all you do.  
:) Jana

Monday, March 12, 2018

Book Fair Buying

We will browse the book fair today (3-12-18).  The children will have a chance to buy their books on Wednesday March 14th at 12:50!

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Spring Conferences (at-risk)



We're using SignUp.com (the leading online signup and reminder tool) to organize our upcoming activity.

Please sign up for Spring Conference Sign-Up!

Here's how it works in 3 easy steps: 

1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on SignUp.com: http://signup.com/login/entry/1125785508017
2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on SignUp.com)
3. Sign up! Choose your spots - SignUp.com will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy!

Note: SignUp.com does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me and I can sign you up manually.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Report Card Note

Dear Families,
What a great first semester it has been in our classroom.  The children are really beginning to work together as a team and it has been wonderful watching them grow.  How wonderful it is to see things “click” and watch the excitement these children bring to learning.  

Thank you so much for your support this year.  It is a lot of work being a parent and you are all doing a wonderful job.  Keep reading, working on fluency and comprehension as well as going over math homework.  This nightly practice is so important to ensure the academic growth of the first grade year.

Your child’s report card is in PowerSchool.

Many children are DE (developing) in areas of the curriculum.  This is okay...many of the skills on the report card are not yet mastered.  The goal is for all of these standards on the report card to be mastered or SE (secure) by the end of first grade.

If there is a NE or BE next to an item please be sure to work with your child on this area.  I will be working with your child in these areas also, but your support at home is helpful to your child’s success.

As always, please let me know if you have any questions regarding your child’s growth.  I have many suggestions to help him or her achieve their goals.

Your partner in education,

Jana Jilek-Wolfe

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Carnival Basket Donations!



The Hutchings Carnival is right around the corner and our class needs to get a basket ready to raffle off for this wonderful event (2-23).

Our class basket theme is OUTDOOR ADVENTURE!  Please send in anything you can that would help fill this basket.  You are also welcome to send in money and I will buy outdoorsy items to put in the basket!

If anyone has a large basket or bin of some type please let me know AND if anyone would like to put the basket together that would be AMAZING!!! I did it one year and found that I do not have the wonderful qualities needed to create a top selling  basket...I think we earned 14.00 for the classroom...

Thank you for ALL you do and I look forward to seeing some wonderful OUTDOOR ADVENTURE items!...and a basket maker!  WINK!

Oh yes...ideas
Outdoor adventures
: Sleeping bag, fishing pole, mini lanterns, fixings for s’mores (graham crackers, marshmallows, and chocolate), head lamps, bug spray, citronella candles, gift cards to outdoor stores

Monday, January 22, 2018

Greater Than, Less than, Equal to!

Click on the pictures below to see some great videos about Greater Than, Less than and Equal To!
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Blends Video

We have been working hard on blends during reading groups.  Blends are two consonants together that make a new sound!  Below is a great video to help reinforce this concept!