Monday 4th June 2018

by hahall
  • Thank you for the snack donations. If you are able to send in a snack for the last couple of weeks of school, please do. Fresh fruit is great! The students really love grapes, cuties, bananas and apples.
  • Do you have any old magazines that we could cut up (kid appropriate)?
  • Students will complete NWEA testing in math and reading this week. I will also assess students on sight word knowledge and reading levels. Remember the best way to improve your child’s reading is by reading! Continue to read with your child at least 20 minutes a day.
  • 1st Grade Field Day is this Wednesday from 2:45-3:45pm. Please send extra water and snacks and have your child wear sunscreen and comfortable clothes.
  • Does your child have a talent they would like to share at the Ray School Talent Show on June 18th. Please email me ASAP if your child would like to perform.



This week we will read many books by Tomie DePaola. We will read Strega Nona, Big Anthony and the Magic Ring, The Art Lesson and Jamie O’Rourke and the Pooka. Students will write about what they would do if they had a magic object. We will explore the writing of other authors including Janell 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. We will review antonyms and synonyms.

Sight Words: many, best, cold, tell, their, which


This week we will continue with our unit on poetry. Students will be making summer journals using magazine clippings to collage.


This week, we will continue with unit 9 in math. We will review 3-D shapes and practice more with adding two digit numbers using base 10 blocks and the number grid. Students will wok on completing unfinished pages in their math journals and working on their number scrolls.


In science we will make mini terrariums for small creatures we find in the garden (isopods and earthworms.) We will observe dubia roaches and silkworms. We will read about dolphins, praying mantises and honeybees and discuss characteristics of animals.

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