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What's happening in Room 6?

Field Trip

On Tuesday, May 10th, we will be going to the Philadelphia Zoo for our first grade field trip! I will send more reminders throughout the week and on Monday too. We will be leaving school at 8:45 am. If you are a parent chaperone, you will need to sign-in at the office and then wait outside for us by the flag pole. We will meet you outside so you can meet your group of students and introduce yourself. :) We will return to school by 3:00 pm.

All students will need a completely disposable lunch, water bottle, and snacks. Please write your child's name on his/her lunch bag. Depending on the weather, you may want to send your child into school with sunscreen, a hat, or sunglasses. If the weather is rainy, our field trip rain date is scheduled for Tuesday, May 17th. I will notify you by Monday, May 9th if we need to reschedule our field trip.

End of the School Year

It's hard to believe that we have less than 30 days together in First Grade! The next two months will be busy. Here are some of the activities we will be participating in...

  • May 5th - Walnut Street Theater assembly
  • May 6th - Muffins with Mom & Duct Tape Mrs. Baker to the wall
  • May 9th - Art Mobile & Orchestra concert for the school
  • May 10th - Field Trip
  • May 13th - Race for Education
  • May 19th - Final school store
  • May 25th - SHARK assembly, First Grade performs for whole school
  • May 27th - Field Day
  • June 3rd - Sharks and Shades event
  • June 7th - Fun in the Sun with our Reading Buddies
  • June 10th - Talent Show
  • June 14th - Awards Assembly, early dismissal at 12:45 pm LAST DAY OF SCHOOL

As you can see, we will be very busy! :)

Reading & Writing

This week, we will finish our story A Trip to Washington, D.C. on Tuesday. We have learned so much about our nation's capital. Mr. Romito helped us by lending us books about Washington, D.C. We worked diligently to read a variety of texts to practice finding facts and details.

Our next story is called A Southern Ranch. It is an expository text that we will read to again practice finding information. Your child will use the information they learn through the book to write their own story about life on a southern ranch. We will use adjectives, dialogue and organization to write our realistic stories.


This week, we will have our spelling test for the long o sound on Tuesday. Our next list will be the long i sound -ie and -igh. We will also work on the consonant patterns kn and wr and homophones.


This week, we are beginning a Review Unit. We will be reviewing important skills and concepts such as money, time, addition and subtraction, and place value. We will start to build a review packet that you will be able to use with your child over the summer months.

Mrs. Kristin Otto

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