Shining in First Grade

Weekly Updates in Mrs. Graham's Class

Events for May 9-13

Please return May reading calendars with the total minutes for the week. Please return leveled readers if your child is ready to read.
Star of the Week: Brooklyn



Practice Spelling Test
Dinosaur Projects need to be brought to school today!

Final Spelling Test
Dinosaur Museum is today! Families are invited to tour all classes at 8:30.

All library books need to be returned today!


Weekly Vocabulary: animals, even, heard, most, their
Spelling Words: study, city, story, thirty, sleepy, baby, many, very
Spelling Sentences:
1. The baby is very sleepy.
2. How many cars are in the big city?

Math: Practice math facts within 10 (addition and subtraction) to encourage fluency.

Nightly Reading: Our May reading goal is to read 200 minutes.

What can I reinforce at home?

Reading – reviewing main idea

Math – Students will work on place value to 120. Students will be adding numbers greater than 20.

Practice math facts within 10 and 20! This will help build fluency and gain confidence with our daily sprints from Engage New York.

Pathways- multi-syllable words/review

Dinosaur Museum

We have finished researching our dinosaur. We will be making posters in class to display our facts. The sculptures need to be completed and brought into school on the morning of Wednesday, May 11th. We will then set up a dinosaur museum on Thursday, May 12th for the whole school to visit. Families will be invited to our classroom the morning of Thursday, May 12th at 8:30 to tour our museum. We are looking forward to seeing you!

Field Trip

If you have not sent the form and money for the field trip please do so ASAP. This includes money for parents who are attending. Adult fees for the Discovery Center are $6 and students are $3. There is limited space on this trip, no extra children. So far we have several parents wanting to attend. Seating will be limited as well. If anyone is willing to drive that would be great!

End of the Year Picnic

Our class picnic will be Thursday, May 19th. We will leave the school around 10:00 and return around 3:00. I will be contacting room parents with more information about the day. Each child will need a sack lunch, comfortable walking shoes, and sunscreen.

Upcoming Events

May 11: Bring your dinosaur to school
May 12: Dinosaur Museum
May 16: First Grade Class Trip
May 19: First Grade Picnic (Room Parents: Becca Schwab, Linda Sleichter, Julie Browne, Jessica Tinker)