Classroom News

  • Last week/PEAS Farm

    Posted by Amy Petrini on 6/6/2022
    Tomorrow is our field trip to the PEAS Farm. I have lots of volunteers and am looking forward to having you all.  Please meet us in the front office at 1:15 if you are planning on walking with us. Our tour starts at 1:30 if you want to meet us there.
    Please continue to send your child with their backpacks this week. They will be bringing home lots of things throughout the week. Report cards will go home on Friday in a manila envelope.
    Friday is our last day, We will get out at 11:00.  Your child can order a sack lunch to take home if wanted.
    Thanks for a great year. I have encouraged all students to read throughout the summer. Check out the library's summer reading program for incentives.
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  • Field Trips

    Posted by Amy Petrini on 5/24/2022

    We will be going on a couple of field trips in the next few weeks. Please let me know if you would like to join us.

    Wednesday, June 1st- Missoula Art Museum @9:30-11:30. We will be walking to the bus stop and riding the bus downtown. We will then walk to the museum.

    Tuesday, June 7th @1:30-2:45 PEAS Farm. We will walk there and back. You are welcome to meet us there if you would like.

    Please continue to let me know if your child will be absent and/or picked up early. I will be finishing up assessments and report cards, and it helps me to plan ahead.

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  • Show and Tell

    Posted by Amy Petrini on 5/18/2022
    Our class has earned a "Show and Tell" Day as an incentive for the amount of money that we have raised thus far for our boosterthon. Your child may bring 1 item to share in the next few days. The item needs to:
    1.  fit in their backpack
    2.  not be breakable
    3.  not be irreplaceable
    4.  no electronics
    Please have them practice 3 things that they want to tell us about their item.
    Thanks for your donations to our school!
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  • Book Reminder

    Posted by Amy Petrini on 5/11/2022 1:00:00 PM

    Your child is becoming a published author!

    Our students have been hard-at-work writing and illustrating a one-of-a-kind book!

    I sent home an order form where you can pre-order a copy of our book if you’d like. It is not necessary to purchase, but I need your slips signed and returned in order to receive our free classroom copy.

    Bonus! When you pre-order using the link below you can save up to $3 on the purchase of your child’s book.SAVE up to $3 ONLINE

    Simply go to

    Please be sure to pre-order a copy of your child’s book by Thursday morning to take advantage of these savings.

    You'll love seeing your child's writing and illustrations captured in this treasured keepsake and watching their face light up when they see this high-quality book of their work.

    This is an exciting opportunity to showcase our student's creativity! We are so excited to become published authors and to share our work with family and friends.

    -Mrs. Petrini

    P.S. Be sure to ask your child what we're writing about!
    P.P.S. If you’d like to pay-it-forward by donating a copy of our book to a deserving child in our class, you can do so online.

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  • Class Book

    Posted by Amy Petrini on 5/10/2022 7:00:00 AM

    On Friday I sent home an order form for our class book. We worked with Brianna Randall (Talon's mom and local author) to write a story together that will be sent to a company for publication.  I need all of the order forms back whether your child buys one or not (this is the company's policy and unreturned forms will hold our order up).  Our book is called Bobby and Snowball's Cosmic Adventure. I need the forms back by Thursday at the latest. Let me know if you have any questions.

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  • Boosterthon Day 1 Kick Off

    Posted by Amy Petrini on 5/9/2022 3:00:00 PM

    Team Day 1 Email

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  • Blue

    Posted by Amy Petrini on 4/19/2022

    We are really enjoying "I Love Reading Week."  Tomorrow is color day and our class will be wearing BLUE.  Thursday will be "Stuffy Day", and your child may bring one small stuffed animal to school that day.


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  • Week of March 28th

    Posted by Amy Petrini on 3/31/2022

    It has been so great to be with your kids this week after a much needed break. I personally am feeling energized and ready to finish off our time together strong. This week we have spent lots of time talking about preparing for second grade- both behaviorally and academically. We have also talked about personal goals that we need to work on such as self control, organizational skills, and taking responsibility, all of which contribute to making our learning environment better. 

    Here are a few important reminders:
    • Today we had our class picture taken. I sent home a form with your child today that tells how to order a copy if you are interested.
    • Please return your child's manila envelope that had all of their assessments and report cards in it. We will reuse them.
    • This week we started working on fluency in math for doubles and partners of 10. This was their first timed test.  It is important that they have these facts memorized. Their scores were sent home today. We will do these once a week. 
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  • Spring Conferences

    Posted by Amy Petrini on 3/11/2022 4:00:00 PM

    Today I sent home your child's report card along with lots of assessments.  Each child also has a special "word art" that I created for them. This was made using words that their classmates used to describe them. (They have not seen this yet.)

    I look forward to meeting with you for your child's conference next week. I prefer that your child is not part of our conference as we have limited time to talk, and it can sometimes be disruptive/distracting.
    I'll send the Zoom link out next week.  
    Early release is on Thursday at 11:05.
    Thanks and have a great weekend.
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  • Conferences, etc.

    Posted by Amy Petrini on 3/3/2022 4:00:00 PM

    Hello Parents,

    Here is the link to sign up for your child's conference:

    All conferences will be held via Zoom. That link will be sent out later.

    Today in your child's folder is a sheet that I would like for your child to fill out with you that is about their behavior during this grading period.  Please read and discuss each of the things that are listed for them to score themselves with on the side.  They will circle thumbs up, thumbs in-between, or thumbs down for each of the different behaviors.  I am hoping that this creates some honest conversations regarding if they believe their behavior is supporting their classroom's learning or prohibiting it's learning environment.  Please sign and return these ASAP.

    Please continue to give me plenty of notice if your child will be late/leave early or will be absent. I am currently trying to wrap up assessments and projects needed for conferences and this helps me to make changes to my schedule if needed.

    I look forward to meeting you in a couple of week's to share your child's progress.




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