Monday 17th April 2017

by hahall

Welcome back! We are in the home stretch! Lots of wonderful things happening in Ray this month and next. Our book fair is in full swing. The sale dates are 4/17 – 21 and the fair will be held in the Family Engagement Room. It will be open during Report Card pick – up from 11:30am – 6:00pm. If your child brings money to spend on the book fair, we will let them visit the fair during school hours.

 

Reminders:

  • NO SCHOOL, this Wednesday, 4/19.
  • Report Card Pick – Up Parent Teacher Conference, Wednesday 4/19
  • We need snack!!
  • Don’t forget to send your book donation for Ms. Salome on Thursday, signed by your child with a special note or message inside.

 

THIS WEEK IN:

WORD STUDY

Students will be doing sorting activities throughout the week during Daily 5 to prepare for their spelling test on NEXT Friday.

 

READER’S WORKSHOP

This week we will read The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein. We will be coming back to this text each day as we read and learn something new from it during the week. We will discuss the meanings of the vocabulary words, identify the setting, characters and story parts in the text. It also goes nicely with our Writer’s Workshop unit on poetry and our Science unit on plants.

 

VOCABULARY OF THE WEEK: half, gather, sighed, stump

 

WRITER’S WORKSHOP

April is Poetry month in First Grade. We are exploring the elements of poetry. It’s a great unit to explore unconventional writing. The kids love it!

MATH

This week, we began Unit 8 on geometry. We will discuss defining and non-defining attributes and also identify polygons and non-polygons. We ill investigate fractions and learn about halves and fourths.

 

SCIENCE

Our unit this quarter will be plants and animals. We assessed the children with a pre-assessment identifying the parts of a plant and the jobs they do. We will begin growing brassica plants this week. Just in time for Spring!

 

SOCIAL STUDIES

We begin our unit of families around the world.

 

Monday, 4/17 Tuesday, 4/18 Wednesday, 4/19 Thursday, 4/20 Friday, 4/21
PE

Home Link 8.1

Spanish

Home Link 8.2

 

NO SCHOOL!

Report Card Pick-Up Parent Teacher Conferences

Spanish

Home Link 8.3

Spanish

Friday Journals

Home Link 8.4

 

 

If you read until the end, remind your child to whisper in my ear “newsletter” for an additional 10 class dojo points!!!

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