If you've signed up for my Class Dojo (and looked at the messages) you will know that tonight, Sept. 11 is our Open House. It starts at 6:30 and I can't wait to meet you and talk about what goes on in our incredible classroom..... See you tonight!
We had a great first week in first grade. We met new friends and saw old classmates. We learned a little about our teachers. We talked about how important it is to be kind and what we could do if we see someone being unkind. We helped David of No David fame learn the rules in school and even did a little bit of writing.
Next week we start with centers in Reading and we will be working on word problems in Math. Ms. Tamblyn will be leading our morning meeting.
I am having a problem with printing from my school computer so I am unable to send out our special schedule. I hope to be able to do so next week. Next week we have Gym on Tuesday and Music the rest of the week.
If you have not signed up for our Class Dojo account, please do so using the paper you received earlier in the week.
Thanks and enjoy the weekend!
Ms. Tamblyn, Mr. Stecher, and I met 19 new friends today as we completed our first 1st grade day for the 2019-2020 school year. Students learned a little about their teachers and we read three stories about the beginning of the year. We also did a little writing - I know... on the first day??!! How mean is he? and we worked cooperatively on a paper chain challenge!
Please sign up for our Class Dojo account, info was sent home in your child's folder. Please also fill out the other paperwork and return ASAP!
It was a great day and I can't wait to see everyone tomorrow!
It's true! School starts Monday 8/26. We will meet in the classroom, B07, and there will not be breakfast on that day. If your student is bringing their supplies, please make sure you label the bag they are bringing. (If they are just in their backpack, that is ok). Students will need headphones or earbuds. These do not need to be high quality - a pair from 5 Below will suffice - make sure that you put their name on them. Because of how we work in table groups, supplies will be communal - meaning that pencils, crayons etc will be shared by the table group.
In your child's folder there will be some papers to sign. Please fill them out and return them ASAP. There will also be a paper with a Class Dojo code. Please down load the app and enter the code. Class Dojo will be the primary way that I send out information. On the folder will also be my email address and this website address. If you want a window into our classroom activities, follow me on Twitter @DavidOstheimer
Ms. Tamblyn, Mr. Stecher, and I are looking forward to an awesome school year! We hope to see you at our curriculum night, Wednesday September 11 at 6:30.
Can't wait for Monday!
I cannot believe that school is about to start! I want to welcome all the new 1st graders to our classroom in B07. We are going to have an amazing time in 1st grade! We will be joined on our journey this year by Mr. Stecher and this Fall we will have an awesome University of Delaware student teacher, Miss Tamblyn. This website has a lot of information and links that you may find useful this year. If you want to see the kinds of things we did last year and keep up with what we do this year, follow my Twitter feed @DavidOstheimer. I will be out of the country until August 20 so, if you need to contact me, please email my school address and I will answer when I can. If you want to follow along on my adventures, click on www.twto.weebly.com.
Our "Back to School Night" is August 22nd from 4:00-6:00. I hope to see you there!
I hope you enjoy the rest of your summer and I look forward to a great year together!
As you may know, I was lucky enough to be selected to go on an expedition to the Galapagos Islands in October. As part of the expedition and then the lessons I will teach upon my return, I would like to have use of a 360 camera to immerse my students in the Galapagos Islands. Please see the Donors Choose write up for more information and donate if you can and check out more information about the trip on the Nat Geo Galapagos portion of this website.