Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Photos Please!

Hello Parents!
We hope you are enjoying the book so far!
Our Crenshaw committee is encouraging students and their families to snap a photo of them reading Crenshaw and send it to school for the bulletin board! If you’d like to participate I’d love it if you brought in or emailed a photo!  Thanks so much!

Cheers!

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

ONE SCHOOL ONE BOOK!

Greetings MMH Families!

As you are aware, our 'One School, One Book' event begins this Thursday, January 26th. Please note that the youngest child of each MMH family (not the oldest) will come home this Thursday with the chosen book for your family to enjoy. Inside the front cover, you will find a calendar that details the reading schedule for January 26th to February 16th, along with a heartfelt thanks to our sponsors.

If you are not familiar with 'One School, One Book,' the purpose is to encourage the enjoyment of literature through reading aloud at home, while students engage in book-related activities as a school-wide community. Reading aloud to children establishes foundational literacy skills by:

·         Improving listening comprehension
·         Increasing vocabulary
·         Providing fluency models
·         Promoting conceptual understanding
·         Lengthening attention spans
·         Creating a positive attitude toward books and reading

The kick-off events on Thursday, January 26th are as follows. Please feel welcome to attend any of the events:
·         'One School, One Book' Kick-Off Assembly: The book selection will be revealed - 2:15
·         Family Literacy Evening: part of the evening will include reading the first three chapters of our One School, One Book selection - 6:30
Over the next several weeks, we also encourage you to send in pictures of your family reading the book selection together. Pictures will be posted in the school and your family will be entered into a draw for a special prize! Please send pictures to your child’s classroom teacher via email or in your child’s agenda.
We look forward to partaking in this reading journey with you! As always, we trust that you partake in conversations with your child (ren) about the wide range of topics and themes that occur throughout the novel.
Sincerely,

Mike Mountain Horse 'One School, One Book' Committee

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Welcome Back!

Welcome Back!  I hope everyone had a very restful and special holiday.  Here are some updates you need to know for the next few weeks.  Please be sure to check the MMH NEWSLETTER as well.  

Upcoming Important Dates

Friday January 13th:  Hot Lunch Order Deadline
Thursday January 19th:  School Wide Pajama Day and 9:00am Spirit Assembly
Tuesday January 24th: Hot Lunch
Thursday January 26th:  One School One Book Assembly 2:15pm.  Parents Welcome!
Thursday January 26th: Family Literacy Night 6:30pm
Monday January 30th: Fieldtrip to the Galt 10:50am.  (please see below)

Galt Fieldtrip
I am in need of parent volunteers to accompany us on our fieldtrip.  We will be at the museum at 11:00am and will be leaving to return to school at 12:20pm.  Parent volunteers are welcome to meet us at the school and ride the bus with us or meet us at the museum.  If you are able to help out with this trip please email or come and let me know ASAP.  Thanks so much!

Math
We have jumped head first into addition and subtraction.  Very soon your child will be coming home with doubles facts practice flashcards.  It's SUPER helpful for upcoming units if students can work towards memorizing these doubles facts.  
Grade One curriculum also requires students to have instant recall of addition and subtraction facts to 5 as well (answers memorized without using fingers or other manipulatives).  Stay tuned for some extra practice flashcards to help out at home! 

Valentine's Party Snacks (Feb. 14)

Cheese and Crackers: Morgan
Fruit: Essex
Veggies and Dip:  Let me know if you'd like to sign up!
Cookies or Muffins:  Lochlyn
Meat and Pickles: Kallie
Napkins and Plates: Jackson B.