I hope your break has been enjoyable! I know that I have enjoyed some extra time with family. We are back to school Monday, and I am looking forward to seeing my first grade friends. Homework If your child chose to do the Christmas Break Challenge, make sure they put it in their blue folder… Continue reading Back to School Monday!
What a busy week! I have been working hard to get all of my reassessing finished these past two weeks, and I am wrapping up our first report card this weekend! I can’t wait to see you next week for Parent Teacher Conferences. Below is a reminder of your scheduled time. If for some reason… Continue reading Mini-Update
Tonight you might have noticed a new paper where your child’s Daily News normally is. We are going to be starting Friday Letters this week (more info to come), so we will not be doing Daily News anymore. You will get a chance to see where your child landed on the rainbow chart, though. The… Continue reading Friday Letters and Homework Packet
What an awesome first week of school! The weather was perfect, and we had fun in our classroom and outside. We are beginning to learn our routines for reading, writing, and math and procedures for moving around our classroom and using supplies. I have enjoyed getting to know your children better and am very excited for a great year! Check out the… Continue reading First Week = Success!
You might notice tonight that your child’s daily news page has a color in the Parent Initials box. We are using our Rainbow Chart to monitor our class and individual behavior throughout the day! Each child now has their own clip on our classroom Rainbow Chart to track their own choices as they try to follow directions quickly, raise their hand… Continue reading Rainbow Chart
Hello First Grade Families! Can you believe that it is August already? We have 3 weeks left before we get to start school – I am so excited to meet you all! To help me get ready for the school year, please make sure you’ve filled out the Parent Survey about your first grader. The… Continue reading Parent Survey and a Chance to Comment
Hi First Grade Families! Hope you have been enjoying your summer so far! I have recently put in all of our new first graders under my name in Raz-Kids. If you are interested in using Raz-Kids to help your child practice their reading, use the teacher username: mvankoevering. Then chose your child’s name. Their password… Continue reading Raz Kids and Parent Survey
Hello First Grade Families! Welcome to our class blog. I will be using this to keep you updated on what is going on in our classroom this year. Please enter your email in the subscription box at the top right of the page to receive notifications when I make a blog post. Make sure to… Continue reading Welcome to First Grade!
Second Grade Families – Thank you for such an amazing year! To those of you who gave me kind words in a card and gifts – you are too kind. Thank you for sharing your amazing children with me. I was so blessed to get to know them this year. I will miss seeing those… Continue reading Thank you and a Video
We have spent the last 3 weeks practicing typing during our morning work time using the program All the Right Type. Your child will continue their typing lessons in 3rd grade, but if you would like to give them some extra practice before then, they are welcome to practice at home anytime. At the top of… Continue reading 2nd Grade Typing