Monday 23rd April 2018

by hahall
  • Walk-a-Thon incentive:  win a $500 mattress

Any student or Ray staff member who is registered at and has begun fundraising by midnight on Friday April 27th will be entered in a raffle to win a Simmons queen mattress set worth $500.  The winning student or staff member can come to our mattress sale on May 6th to try out the mattress set and have it delivered for free to their home! While exercise is important for health, a good night’s sleep is also important – make sure you’re getting quality sleep with a new mattress thanks to Just Get Sleep, our mattress sale fundraising partner!  Register your student(s) for the Walk-a-Thon today.

  • Students will be permitted to play outdoors on Mondays and Fridays until 8:55am. Students will be escorted in shortly before 9am.
  • We need snacks! Please consider sending in 25 healthy snacks (gluten free, peanut-free snacks are appreciated!)
  • Our class will join the other 1st graders and 6th graders to begin a composting/recycling program in the lunchroom. Thanks to Jonathan’s mom for helping with this project.


This week we will read versions of The Three Little Pigs. We will compare and contrast the various texts and look at common themes in multiple texts. This quarter first graders will hear weekly books that come author or genre studies. We will explore the writing of other authors including Jannell Cannon and Tomie dePaola. We will also explore variations of some traditional fairy tales including Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, The Three Little Pigs and Goldilocks and the Three Bears.

Sight Words: again, fly, give, her, let, put (Spelling Test on Friday)

Vocabulary: spoil, fault, huffed, shame, framed


We are completing our unit on Opinion writing this week. Students will write a book recommendation for a favorite book and focus on using evidence from their books to support their reasons.


This week, we will continue unit 8 in math. This unit focuses more on shapes, including 3-D shapes and also exposes students to equal parts (halves and fourths) and the whole. This week we will begin to look at the importance of determining the size of the whole when comparing fractions. We will also discuss names for equal parts. Students will use circles and triangles to make new shapes. Students will also begin to identify attributes of 3-D shapes.


In science we will start a new unit on living things. Students will begin to identify what all living things need and ways living things can differ, specifically plants and animals. We will read several books about Earth Day, recycling and reducing waste.

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