Our Class Newsletter


Benjamin Franklin

"Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn."

Writers Workshop

We are continuing to learn about non-fiction writing. This week we began writing our "All About" books. First, the students picked a topic they know about. Some topics included bats, ocean animals, farms, community workers and owls. Next, the students researched their topic on the website raz-kids.com, www.kidrex.org and www.kids.nationalgeographickids.com. After becoming experts the students began writing a non-fiction book on their topic.

Goal Day

The first grade team had Goal Day every year to motivate students in April and May to work hard on and stay focused on their school goals. This year's Goal Day will be Tuesday, May 27th. On this day we will celebrate student who have made their goals…

  1. Can read their first grade sight words
  2. Follows directions
  3. Can pass sums to 20 addition assessment
  4. Completes their April and May reading log
  5. Can spell first grade spelling words

More information on this day will be coming home soon!


The students have learned about characteristics of the 6 animal families. We know that animals can be classified in the the mammal, bird, insect, fish, reptile, and amphibian family. We know each family has a special set of characteristics that connect the animals.

Summer Adventure

We are excited for another great year of Summer Adventure at Schumacher June 3rd – 27th! The deadline to be eligible for bus service for Summer Adventure is quickly approaching! If you still need to enroll your student for Summer Adventure you may do so here. General Summer Adventure information can be found here. Please call the office with any other questions.

Take Your Child to Work Day

Take Your Child to Work Day is Thursday, April 24th. If you would like your child to attend please sent the permission slip back as soon as possible. All permission slips MUST be turned into the office by Wednesday, April 23, 2014 in order for this to be considered an excused absence. If the permission slips are turned in after the 24th it will be an unexcused absence.

April's Character Trait

Sense of Humor

Family Fun Night

Friday, April 25th, 6-8pm

425 Claywoods Pkwy

Liberty, MO

Join us for a night of fun and celebrating at Lillian Schumacher. More information to come soon!

Paradise Park

Friday, May 9th, 9:30am-2:15pm

1021 NE Colbern Rd

Lee's Summit, MO

We will be learning about seeds and parts of a plant on our second field trip to Paradise Park. Permission slips are due May 1st.