158 S. Scott St.
Adrian, MI 49221
Phone: (517) 265-8544
Fax: (517) 265-8923
Natasha Wetzel
First Grade

September News #2

News from Room 101

Monday, September 21, 2015

Message from Mrs. Wetzel:

                   We made a lot of progress over the first two weeks, it’s exciting to see them transforming into independent and principled learners.  On Friday, it was great to see all students choosing to be learners at the same time during instruction…everyone was able to move up to blue! Attached is information sheet on our Hispanic Heritage Celebration on October 2nd.

What’s Hoppening in Room 101

         This week we are continuing to focus our inquiries on our family roles and responsibilities and making connections to roles and responsibilities of people in our Lincoln school community.  Thank you to all the families that sent in photos, they were helpful for students to identify roles and responsibilities at home.  My favorite quote from the week was, “my mom just cooks and my dad makes the money.”  In math, we are continuing to work on number bonds to total 10 and our counting on strategy.  We will also take the NWEA math test this week.  In science we are identifying the properties of objects.   Students are also building their stamina during writing workshop. They have great stories to share.  Guided reading will also be launched this week.


         If your child is planning to eat breakfast at school, please have them here by 8:15 so that they have enough time to finish their breakfast and make it to class at 8:30. 

Snack and Lunch

Just a reminder that we have two snacks daily, please make sure your child has two snacks daily.  If your child packs their lunch, please include a drink.  If your child packs a lunch and would like to purchase milk please send $0.50 with your child.  Sorry last week I shared that milk was$.40, but the price was raised this year to $.50. 


Students will have homework 2-3 nights per week.  If you or your child are confused on what to do on the homework please see our class website under math, there are several links with help.  I am also available during the evenings through email or our classroom Facebook page.    

Our Learning Behavior System

                  This year we will use the rainbow behavior monitoring system.  If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact me at any time.  Students seem to be responding well to the system. Thank you to the families that are following up with their students at home. 

Reminders:                                                           Our Motto this year:

  • Picture Day is Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015                                     
  • IB PYP Info Night and PTO meeting Tuesday September 22nd 6-7 pm
  • Book Orders are due Friday, September 25, 2015  

Thanks for sharing your child with me.

Natasha Wetzel