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Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Crew News August 8, 2012

Fantastic First Day
We had a fantastic first day today! We began learning all about each other and how things work in first grade. It was such a short day that we didn't have time to do a lot but it was so nice to get to see each other and start to build our community. Below is a picture of our engaged and focused crew. (Sadly, my picture of our crew with their big smiles turned out too blurry to use. Oh well, first days are busy and we will have more chances to take pictures.) Ask your child about their desk and supplies, their hopes for first grade and the games that we played (Mirrors, Jack in the Box and Freeze).





Homework
Math  ~  Gather together 20 pennies, 5 nickels, 10 dimes and 2 quarters. Put them in a ziploc bag with your child's name on it. Have your child bring it to school by Monday, August 13th. This will be their coin kit for the year for math. They will keep it in their desk. You may add an extra coin or two in case one gets lost. Later on in the year, you see notes on some of the Math Home Links (homework pages) asking you to send in coins, you will be able to disregard these because you will have already created a complete kit for your child.

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