Thursday, January 29, 2015

Mid-year planning!

Woah! Did you know we are already more than half way through the school year? It seems like this year is just FLYING BY! We are having so much fun and learning so much! As time is flying by, there are a few things I wanted to check in about...

Conferences-February 19th and 20th are school conferences at Sexton Mountain. Often, in the SRC classrooms, we choose not to have these 15 minute conferences, since we will be meeting shortly after for our more complete IEP meetings. However, if you would like to have a conference, I am happy to schedule one. If you would like a February conference, please let me know. Either way, there will be no school for students on Thursday the 19th or Friday the 20th.

IEP meetings-Thank you all for confirming your IEP meeting dates! I will also remind you when we get closer to the date, but here are a few things to keep in mind:
     -I will be sending home drafts of present levels and goals about one week before the IEP.  
     -Will your child come to the IEP meeting? Or will they go home via his usual transportation?
     -Would you like a general education teacher present? If not, we can excuse them from the meeting.

Library-Some first and second graders have a note in their folder about overdue library books. Just a reminder that we go to library every Thursday, so when kids bring them Thursday morning, they will bring home new books every afternoon.

Field trip-In January, we chose not to schedule a field trip to make sure we had time to readjust to school. Everyone seems to be happily settled back into the swing of things, and I am so excited to start our Oceans unit on Monday! February's thematic unit is Oceans, and to deepen our learning, we will visit the Portland Aquarium on Wednesday, February 18th. Miss Amanda wrote an amazing DonorsChoose project for our program, so our Aquarium field trip has been completely paid for by generous donors! WOW! Stay tuned for details about this trip as well as a permission slip.

Happy February!

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