Grandparents Day Song:  Grandparent's Day Song
    Link to amazing website to find a just right book for your child's DRA level: 
    Your child has a DRA level that is just right for them.  Please email/call me if you would like this DRA level.  They can independently read a book at their level.  When they are  reading with you, they should be reading a level above their independent level because you are there to support them. 
    This website shows books at all different DRA levels and where you can buy them.  You don't have to buy them, you can check them out at the library. 
    Grandparents' Day Song-URL- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wfp0zFYdJHc 

    Birthdays- Please let me know if your child would like to bring in a snack for their birthday.  As of now, we have 26 students in our class.  We will usually celebrate birthdays the last 30 minutes of the day- 3:00-3:30.
    *****PLEASE NOTE***** We are a nut free classroom.  Please make every effort to ensure that the snacks you bring in to share with the class are nut free.  All food brought in must be store bought/pre-packaged.  No homemade items are allowed per district policy.  Thank you!! 

    Student of the Week-  I will let you know as soon as we start Student of the Week!!
    Every week we will have a new Student of the Week in our class.  I will send home a poster for the child to fill out the Friday before.  They will bring that poster back and share it with the class on Monday.  On Tuesday, they will bring in photos to share.  Wednesday, will be a day your child can bring in their favorite item (book, toy, game, etc.).  Thursday, the class will interview your child, and on Friday, the class will write letters to the Star Student.  If your child would like to bring in a Star Student snack during the week, that would be great-Just Remember- Nut Free!
    I have a list of books that you and your child can check out in the library that will align with their DRA reading level! I have attached 4 lists that go from level 1 DRA up to 3rd grade level reading.  I hope these help.  We will discuss DRA levels at conferences, or you can always call, email, or talk to me about your child's level.
    DRA list -Kinder

    DRA list-1st Grade

    DRA list-2nd Grade

    DRA-3rd Grade

    Donations- If you would like to make a donation to the class during the year, we are always in need of -Clorox Wipes, Ziplock Bags of any size, Colored/White Copy Paper, Cardstock of any color, Items for our Treasure Chest,  Pencils, Glue Sticks/Bottles, Hand Sanitizer, Paper Towels, Markers, Crayons, Starbucks Drinks for Mrs. Howey (JOKE, JOKE, JOKE- Just wanted to see if anyone was actually reading this!!!)   Please do not feel like you have to donate items, above is just a list if you are interested.