I wanted to let you know that spring pictures were sent home yesterday with any child who had them taken. Just in case you aren’t familiar with the spring picture process, I wanted to fill you in. Picture packets are sent home with every child who was present on picture day. If you do not want any of the photos, send the entire packet back. If there are parts of the packet contents, you keep what you want and send the rest back with payment only for what you’ve kept. All photos and/or money is due back a week from this Friday. Thank you to those who sent their photos or money back today.
Mark you calendars because we have one field trip left for this school year. Our class and Mrs. Riggle’s class will be traveling to Central Park in Carmel on May 11th for a day of outdoor learning. More information will come home very soon. =)
This week in class we kicked off National Poetry month with a video on types of poetry. We’ve also been reading a variety of poem types in our daily circle times and have begun writing our own poems. So far, we’ve written acrostic and bio poems. Today the children completed a selfie poem. It was a lot of hard work on their parts and I was proud of the work on this project. Tomorrow we are diving into work on Haiku poetry and writing our own after reading Dogku a book I think they will thoroughly enjoy. Over the next several weeks we will continue studying and writing different poem types and will also be doing a few classroom rotations so they can learn from other first grade teachers.
In math, we kicked off this week working on fractions. We will continue our fraction study this week and most of next and then move right into work on measurement.
For spelling and word works this week, the children have been learning about Y as a vowel. We’ve talked about how Y stole the sounds of long e and long i this week. They have also been taught that one syllable words ending in a Y have the long i sound whereas two syllable words ending in Y have a logn e sound. There have been a variety of charts, word sorts, and activities to go along with this skill.
Have a great week and let me know if you have any questions,
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