1J: Flying Through First
Weeks of April 25th-May 9th
Special Note From the Teacher: End of Year Plans
It is with very mixed emotions I announce to your family that after this school year my husband and I will be moving to Maryland. This will be my last year at Elizabeth Haddon. With the new arrival on its way, we will be closer to family and friends that can help us with the new duties of being new parents.
I cannot put into words the gratitude and thankfulness I feel for having the opportunity to have taught in an exceptional school district, such as this one. The students, families, and staff of Haddonfield are true gems. From the bottom of my heart I thank you for everything you have done for our students and school! Your participation in school events, providing materials for school parties, and being highly involved in your child’s school experience, is invaluable and much appreciated.
Please do not be shy about keeping in touch! I would love to share pictures of baby Johnson with your family! My email is email@example.com.
Looking forward to our Hopkins Pond field trip, and the exciting activities in our classroom!
A Very Special Thank You to a Very Special Class!
Small Moment Writing
**It would be helpful if you could speak with your child on Sunday nights about their weekend or past week. Discussing some "small moment" ideas with them will help tremendously when it comes time to write during the week. Thanks for your support!
5/13 Interims posted on Genesis – Grs. 1 thru 5, 330PM
5/18 Community Meeting 10AM
5/18 Salad Bar
5/24 Hopkins Pond Field Trip
5/27 Half Day
5/30 No School
Join the school in viewing everyone's amazing work in the hallways and in the classrooms! We will have art displayed in our room for you and anyone to see! I will be here for the fun evening!
At the end of April, we began our Author Study on Eric Carle. We read his books with main characters that are insects, in order to connect with our insect and bugs science unit. Students identified the characters, repeated lines in the text, time of day in the beginning and end of the story, and other author's craft features in the various books we read. We discussed these elements of Eric Carle's books, recorded them in our packets, and continue to keep these in mind when we start planning our very own Eric Carle inspired book, next week!
Bugs, Bugs, Bugs!
In their Bugs! Bugs! Bugs! packet, first graders used iPads and informational books to research, describe, and sketch 3 facts about different insects. This was completed during reading centers.
After reading the story, Molly Lou Lemon, we identified what made the main character special. We discussed how others teased her for things she could not control, but how her grandmother made her embrace her differences. After sharing what makes us different and special, we made a special craft to share during Open House! You will have to come and see!
- Solved number stories using money.
- Made change with money.
- Identified equal parts (fractions) and labeled each fraction piece.
- Reviewed patterns on a number grid.
We worked hard to:
- Start the review writing by getting the reader's attention with a "hook."
- State our opinion, "I think..."
- Provide details.
- Make a comparison to something similar and describe why our choice was better.
- Give a rating of the chosen topic.
Student work will be coming home, and you will be amazed at all the progress over the year!