Thank You!!!

Thank you for all of the support you have shown Mrs. Johnson and I, not just this week during Teacher Appreciation week, but all year! It has been so nice joining Willow Springs and having such involved and supportive parents. THANK YOU!

Sight Words

These are the sight words your child learned to read and spell this week. These sight words are common words that your child should be able to read in a snap (without sounding them out). Knowing sight words helps your child's fluency and comprehension (because they won't be dedicating so much time and attention to decoding words).

try, turn, well, why, air, always

* This week in Letterland the kids learned how sometimes the letter 'o' can make the /u/ sound such as in the words some and done. They also learned about the how the letter 'r' controls the letter 'e' in words like never and sister.

Writing

Students finished up writing their informational all-about books. They had a lot of great information in their books and I can tell they did some wonderful research on the Pebble Go website prior to writing their books. They were excited to share their books with their classmates!

Math

This week in math the kids learned about fractions. They learned how to partition circles, squares, and rectangles into halves and fourths. They really enjoyed pretending to work in a bakery as they cut pies and rectangular cakes into halves and fourths. Yesterday they worked with a partner to decorate cookie cakes. They had to practice using the fraction terminology we've learned about to give directions to their partner for how to decorate their cake. They would say things like "Put sprinkles on half of the cake. Put blue icing on a quarter of the cake." These are the math vocabulary words they should be able to use as they describe fractions: quarters, halves, fourths, whole, part, equal, partition. In first grade they just use words to represent fractions and they will begin using numbers to represent fractions in second grade.

Important Dates

- May 20 - Fairytale Tea Party come at 1:10 and we will start at 1:20

- May 27 - Field Day 9:30-12:00

- May 30 - No School

- May 31 - Meet the Teacher for Track 1 5:15-6:45

- June 3 - Last Day of School for Track 1 and Report Cards Go Home