I wanted to give you a quick overview of our week and a few dates to mark on your calendar…
This week we have been really hard at work in the classroom. I am super excited about all we’ve accomplished and covered in our time together.
In math, we’ve been working hard all week on non-standard measurement. Students have used different non-standard items to measure and compare. We’ve worked on customary units of measurement and also discussed the metric system. Next week we will complete our standard units of measurement and do a few fun centers and hands on with measurement.
Thank you for your hard work helping your children on their animal reports. I’ve been sitting and going through them with each child and have learned so much myself from their reports. We’ve been working extremely hard this week at taking the information from their reports and transferring it to an informational piece of writing, their own hard back book to keep. We’ve worked on the front cover this week and talked about how a cover can tell us so much of a story if it’s done right. We’ve created a title page and illustrated it and also began writing an “about the author” page. Today we worked especially hard and completed writing all of the words to our book. Next week we will work to complete the illustrations, table of contents and dedication pages.
For social studies, we’ve been working really hard on map skills. Children have worked with directions (north, south, east, west), learned to follow a grid, and worked with legends. We’ve talked about the states that make up our country and gone on a map scavenger hunt. This has been a lot of hard work, but the children have really enjoyed working with the maps and learning new things. We will finish our map studies next week.
This was the last week for homework packets. I can hear you cheering!!! Also, the students took their last spelling test today. As you know from studying with them, this week’s spelling focus was on the variant vowel -or sound. We will use the next couple of weeks to review the spelling skills they’ve learned this school year.
NWEA testing, the final round of the year, will start on May 23rd for our class and conclude May 26th. Be sure your child sleeps and eats well during this week and knows this test is NOT a race, as it is extremely important for them to take serious.
Congrats to Sloane Staley for earning the final Guiding Principle ribbon of the year! And, congrats to Lucy Goldstein for earning the final Lunch Bunch award for this school year.
Congratulations to the two boys in our room who completed all levels of addition and subtraction on the Math Magician Challenge. These two boys were Connor Brown and Maverick Beier.
Happy birthday to Stella Trogadis this week!
Please mark your calendars for the following dates:
5/17: I am out from 10-2 to attend a kindergarten trip with my son
5/18: Final Lunch Bunch of the Year
5/20: Team Sports Theme Day in First Grade and our Field Day
5/24: 4th Grade Talent Show Convo
5/27: First Grade Movie Day with Dr. Montalone and Indy 500 Theme Day for our Class (wear black and white)
5/30: No School/Memorial Day
5/31: MGES First Grade Zoo (invitation was emailed today)
6/1: Outdoor/Insect Theme Day for First Grade/I’ll be out in the afternoon to attend my son’s kindergarten graduation at MGES
6/2: Last Day Celebrations!
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