Week of Feb. 9, 2014

This week in 1st grade we will be talking a lot about Valentine’s day.  We will be completing some projects and writing about Valentines.  This Friday is also the 100th day of school.  To celebrate this as a school we are trying to achieve 100 acts of kindness.  I will be looking out for kids […]

Week of January 26, 2015

The second quarter has come to an end.  I am very proud of the progress everyone has made so far this year!  I have seen great improvements both academically and socially in all of the kids.  Keep up the good work!  Second quarter grade card will be sent home at the end of the week, […]

December 9, 2014

Winter is quickly approaching please be sure that your child is dressed for the weather.  We will be going outside for recess as much as possible, weather permitting, so be sure you child has a hat and gloves along with his or her winter coat. On Monday I sent home a holiday survey.  It asks […]

November 11, 2014

Report cards were mailed on last Friday Nov. 7, so if you have not received it or do not receive it within the next couple of days please contact the school office. Continue to review the “Hunks and Chunks” with your child. We are working on SH, CH, and TH.  The kids have done really […]

November 4, 2014

I hope that everyone had a relaxing long weekend and fun Halloween. I know that the kids had a fun day on Thursday in our classroom.  We made shape pumpkins, black cats, and decorated Halloween cookies with our 8th grade reading buddies. What’s happening in 1st grade this week????? Reading- We have started learning “Hunks […]

Week of October 20

This week in 1st grade we have started to fill a jar full of marbles to earn an ice cream party.  The children are really excited about this.  The children will be earning marbles as a class.  There will be many chances throughout the day to earn them.  Remind your child at home to stay […]

Mrs. Staples

My name is Kelly Staples.  This is my 1st year teaching here at Hope, but my 7th year teaching throughout my career.  I have my Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education from the University of Toledo and I am currently working on achieving my Master’s degree in Special Education/Early Intervention Specialist, also from the University […]