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My name is Heather Denune and I am so excited to be your child's teacher this year. I graduated from the University of Houston-Clear Lake with a bachelors degree in early childhood education. I am certified to teach Pre K-4th grade as well as ESL and Gifted and Talented. I love being a first grade teacher and seeing the excitement and growth that occurs during this year. I have two daughters, Reese and Saige as well as a hard working husband and two golden retrievers that ALL keep me very busy! I enjoy coffee, reading, running and spending time with my family when I'm not teaching. I know this year will be a great one and you will see a lot of growth and learning in your child. Get ready to see your child "build a bridge to the future!"
My favorite things :
Favorite Color: turquoise
Favorite Food: Chick Fil A 
Favorite Drink: Chick Fil A sweet tea and Sonic Diet Coke
Hobbies: Reading, Movies, Jogging, anything Hobby Lobby

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Book Orders

Class Code - MH2RB
Order Due Date - 09/29/17
Dear Families,
I want your child to be a successful reader—and for that, I need your help.
When children choose their own books to read for pleasure, they enjoy reading more and spend more time doing it. The more your child reads, the better they will do in school and in life.

Scholastic Book Clubs flyers are made for you and your child to shop for books your child will love to read. Each month, the flyers are filled with trusted, excellent quality, age-appropriate books chosen by Scholastic for prices as low as one dollar.

Plus you will be helping our class when you order: Scholastic matches each order you place with FREE BOOKS for our classroom to share.

Thank you for helping your child become a successful reader.
Mrs. Denune
Please place your online order to me by ___________________. (date)
Two ways to order:
1. Go online to:
Look up my name: _______________________
Or enter our Class Code: _______________________
Follow the instructions to place your order online by: _______________________. (date)
2. Check off the books you want to order for your child and return this flyer to me with a check to Scholastic Book Clubs by _______________________. (date)



Dear Parents, 
Parent Orientation is tonight, Thursday, September 21 - SLL, PPCD, PreK-2nd; 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Can't wait to see all of you!

P.S. If you do not have a baby sitter please bring a book or device for your child to use quietly in the hall. This is primarily for moms and dads but I understand not having someone to keep the kids!

Heather Denune 

Tomorrow 9-15

Tomorrow your child will their first spelling test! It is over _at _ap families. They will also need to spell their sight words. The sight words will stay on the word wall for them to use and look at. 

Their ONE math page is also due! Please have them complete this.
I will be checking their reading log as well. Please make reading at home a (fun) habit. Reading is so important!
Thanks for your support

Math Games to play at home

Good Afternoon,
These are some fun math games we will be trying in class. It's important for students to be able to add to 10 quickly (aka number bonds). This helps them with many other math skills we will be learning. Have fun with these games. 

This Week...

September 11-15
Word work-short a word families _at/_ap. Spelling test on Friday! Use  to help with ideas of building words
Reading-establishing a reading environment
Writing-generating ideas for a story
Social Studies-Freedom Week
Science-Properties of matter (shape, color, size and texture)
Math-Addition and Subtraction to 10
Parents Night is on September 21st     6-7:30
*If you are unable to find a sitter please bring a book for your child to read quietly (or something quiet). 
Freedom Week
Monday-wear red
Tuesday-wear white
Wednesday-wear Blue
Thursday wear red, white and blue
Friday-RES spirit shirt
Wednesday is the homecoming Parade near THS! 

Spelling Test Coming Soon

We will begin spelling test the week of 9/11. Our first test will be on 9/15. It will consist of 10 words. We will be studying the patterns/rules of words. We are teaching your child HOW to spell; not WHAT to spell. We will not be giving a list of words but rather the patterns. (If you know cat, you know bat, sat, mat, fat etc). Your child will practice generating words in class based on the patterns and you will be given a word bank of example words. The words are all CVC words. Sight words will be on the word wall for your child to use as a reference during the test. This has worked great in the past and I know your child will be successful as well. 
9/11 short a
9/18 short i
9/25 short o
10/2 short e 
10/9 short u
More information will be coming home on Friday. Please let me know if you have any questions. 

 We will start the year off on a Tuesday!! August 22nd
Rosehill Elementary's Bell Schedule:
Entry: 8:10 a.m.
Start: 8:25 a.m.
Tardy: 8:40 a.m.
Dismissal: 3:50 p.m. 
*No Transportation changes after 3:30 p.m. ~Thank you
Do you need your child's bus number, pick up, and drop off times??
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Welcome to first grade

 I am SO excited to be your child's first grade teacher. First grade is so special to me. It is a year of excitement, growth and learning. I'm a mom first, so I always understand your concerns or questions. My first goal for your child is to LOVE school, reading, writing and math. I can't wait to meet you and your precious baby. Please come to meet the teacher on AUGUST 18th 4-5:30. 
You can drop off supplies, get a look at the classroom (always a work in progress) and find your child's desk (always subject to change). You can also sign up for PTO on this day. 

Excited for another great school year! 

Mrs. Denune