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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Tuesday, September 2nd... First Day!

Wow! What a busy, fun, tiring first day of first grade!

Here's a peek at our first day:

Drawing one our favorite things on the cover of our home/school folder... 
Please send the home/school folder back to school each day! 
You should have received a few notices from the office in your child's folder as well as All About Room 108

The first page of our Marvelous Me book:

Our Read-Alouds today:
It was so hot that we loved relaxing on the rug to cool down.

We ended our day in closing circle. We turned and told a neighbor something we enjoyed from our first day of first grade.
Our favorite parts of first grade... so far.... 
Ask your child what their answer was!

Monday, August 25, 2014

Upcoming events at the Fox & Robbins Libraries


Late August/ Early September
Special Youth Programs 
at Robbins and Fox libraries

 
Matt Heaton & The Outside Toys
Thursday, September 4
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Whittemore Robbins Lawn
A Toddlerbilly Bonanza for the whole bunch! Led by guitarist/singer Matt Heaton, the Outside Toys bring an infectious sense of fun and stellar, no nonsense musicianship to discerning kids and their parents. The trio's rootsy mix of updated traditional folk songs, rockabilly, surf, and country make for a concert the whole family can rock out to. Bring a blanket, a picnic and the whole family!



End of Summer Reading Surprise Celebration
Saturday, September 6
2:30-3:30 p.m.
Robbins Library Community Room
Summer Reading participants - join us for our end of summer celebration. We will have either a Mystery Science Screening party, a Mad Scientist party or a Science of Magic themed party, all of which include fun, games, food and more. Bring your certificate for a free book and join the fun. Space is limited. Please arrive 30 minutes early to secure a ticket!




Clay Spirit Animal Workshop
Wednesday, September 7
4-5:30 p.m.
Fox Library Community Room
The Zuni and other Pueblo Indians carve animals small enough to fit into their pockets. They believe these connect the humans who carry them to the spirit of the animals they represent. After an introductory discussion and brief demonstration, participants sculpt their own spirit animals which they can paint when dry and decorate with a "bundle" using small shells, feathers beads, etc.  In a closing circle, participants can share their animals and what they learned about them as they sculpted. Suitable for youth ages 7-12. Space is limited. please arrive 30 minutes early to secure a ticket.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Welcome First Grade Families!

Welcome to all new first grade families!  I hope you all have received the Welcome Packet.  This blog will be updated frequently to share what we have been doing at school.

Please stop by on Wednesday or Thursday afternoon to visit the classroom, and if you would like, drop off supplies.  If another time works better for you, just let me know.

I'm really excited to have a student teacher join us this fall! Emily has already been in multiple times helping to get Room 108 ready for our first graders. A note from Ms. Magni: Hello! My name is Emily Magni and I am a graduate student at Lesley University. I will be doing my student teaching with Mrs. Melnik for the first half of the school year in order to fulfill my requirements to earn my Masters in Early Childhood Education. I am looking forward to working with Mrs. Melnik and getting to know all of your children. I can't wait to meet you all as well!

Our class drop off and pick up happens on our classroom patio- Door #11 by the pineapple entrance on the North Union Street side of the building.

Please email with any questions nmelnik@arlington.k12.ma.us.   We are looking forward to a fabulous year together! :-)


Thanks for a great year!!

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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Vine from last week

https://vine.co/v/MIxQu01FELY
Math Stations on June 12th 

Sorry it just finally uploaded now! 

Tuesday 6/17

We had a special guest today!  Madison's grandfather from Arizona!   He told us all about his childhood- growing up on a farm, fishing, raising animals, and what school was like in a small room shared with multiple grades.  The kids had so many questions!  What a fun treat for all of us!

Pop: game day!!

Monday, June 16, 2014

Monday

Field Day!  What a fun day! Thanks to all of the volunteers from our class. 

Pop: choice time!