What's going on in Room 125?

Parent-Teacher Conferences next week


This semester’s parent-teacher conferences will be held next week. Please email or leave a voicemail for me ASAP to request a time. I will update the schedule below as times are requested. Thank you!

PS-Several of you have had an IEP meeting with me in the past two weeks. You do not need to schedule a conference time since we just conferenced extensively about your child’s current strengths, needs, etc. However, if you would like to chat again, please let me know.

Wednesday March 2

3:45-4:00 DD

4:00-4:15 MV/dad


Thursday, March 3

3:45-4:00 DB

4:00-4;15 MV/mom

4:15-4:30 GS



If you need to meet at a later time (or a different time/day in general), please let me know as soon as possible so we can set something up! Thank you!




1 Comment »

Some Mid Week Updates


As a reminder, I will be out tomorrow and Friday at the PEAK Conference for Inclusive Education. We will have the same sub as last week (Ms. O’Brien), so hopefully that will help things go more smoothly. Please prepare your kiddos for this change.

Keep spreading the word about Touch the World! Share the link to this site (https://whatsuproom125.wordpress.com/touch-the-world/) and/or to buy tickets/make donations (https://edisonpt.ejoinme.org/TouchTheWorld). We have food lined up, volunteers, and new this year…Recess Buddies are going to help MC the event! It seems like there will be a good amount of Edison support, so let’s make sure our class will be there too! Please let me know your plans for this night and how I can support you!

Finally, we are in need of 1 inch binders. The home-school communication binders sure get a lot of love and this year are needing frequent replacement. We have exhausted our school’s supply and it would be great to have some more on hand. Binders should have pockets in them so we can send in papers. If you have some hand-me-downs or are looking to donate to our room, please send our way:)

Have a wonderful end to the week! And long weekend (no school for students Monday).

-Ms Wales


Leave a comment »

Weekly Update: 2-11-16


We started a couple of new things in the past two weeks:

  1. We are working on our writing skills during science time. You will see our new “science writing” sheets coming home. The goals of these sheets are outlined at the top and are all writing focused. Though our content is drawn from the 1st grade science curriculum, our actual targets/goals are writing-focused. You can use these goals as guidelines whenever you work with your child on writing at home. Encourage them to check their work so they can self-monitor during writing activities. Right now, we complete the checklist together after students write their words. We will expand this to sentences for some students as able.
  2. This year I have focused a lot on being “community-minded,” including helping others in our community. So many students in this class continue to amaze me as each day they go above and beyond to help others on their own! While I definitely want to keep this going, we are having some conversations about when to “let it go.” Sometimes students try so hard to help that they are unable to follow the rules themselves (for example, telling someone else to “be quiet” repeatedly). We are talking about how it’s ok to help a friend once, but if they are not listening or still can’t do it, then it is a teacher’s job to help. When that happens, the helper needs to “let it go” and just worry about themselves. This is a tricky social skill requiring reading of the situation and making decisions based on the specific setting and activity. We will continue to talk about this and practice.
  3. Please let me know your plans for Touch the World! We want a big showing from Room 125 and want to plan our performance accordingly!

Reminder: I will have a sub next Wednesday. I will be in the building the majority of the day, taking time to observe students in inclusion time to better understand their strengths and needs in those settings and to then better support them and their teachers.

Let me know if you have questions. Enjoy the long weekend!

-Ms Wales

Leave a comment »

Touch the World!

For some reason I can not add my Touch the World Link to the menu. But here is the info!


Please let me know if you can attend! This event is about and for our kids, so it is important that we have a good turn out from our class. Plus, we will plan a performance so it’s important to know who can be there! Let me know and let me know what questions you have!

Excited for this big event:)!

Leave a comment »