FIRST GRADE NEWS

May 19, 2016

What's Happening This Week?

  • Cafeteria News: As we near the end of school, please take note of the cafeteria regulations. A student is allowed up to two reimbursable meal charges. When charges occur, parents will be notified. In the event that a child does not have money to purchase a meal, they will be referred to the cafeteria manager for a modified meal at a reduced price. If a student has pre-selected items for purchase but does not have money to cover the cost, their meal account will be charged. The modified meal is the first entrée and milk for $2.00.
  • Library Books: All library books are due by Friday, May 20th. Please make sure to locate any books your child may have checked out throughout the school year and return them on or before that date.
  • Reading Champs: We are so proud of our first grade readers and have loved working with all of our small groups. It's been great getting to know students from the other first grade classrooms. Remember to keep up the great reading this summer. We will be sending home reading lists for our students.
  • School Supplies Order for next year: You can now place your order for school supplies for the upcoming school year through our PTA. Orders may be placed anytime before July 10th! Please see the attachment in our weekly email for more information.


WHAT ARE WE LEARNING IN 1ST GRADE?

MATH:
  • We have begun our "Step Up to 2nd Grade" unit.
  • During this unit, students will learn all place value to the 1000 place and beginning multiplication and division.

LANGUAGE ARTS/Social Studies:
  • We are continuing to focus on comparing and contrasting stories.
  • As we come to the end of our year, we are focusing on wonderful writing skills by using phrases and and wonderful describing words.

SCIENCE:
  • This week we have focused on what pollination is and why Agricultural Engineers make hand pollinators.
  • We have reached the point in our engineering unit where the students will be designing a hand pollinator and testing out its effectiveness.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

May 20 - All library books are due

Friday, May 27th, 1st Grade Parent/Teacher Conference Day (no school for students)

Monday, May 30th, Memorial Day, no school

Friday, June 3rd, EARLY RELEASE AT NOON-HAPPY SUMMER VACATION!!

TECHNOLOGY SUGGESTIONS

Google Slides:


  • Have your child log in to their school google account. Once they have logged in have them show you their "Animal Research Project" they have been working on throughout Unit 5. You will be impressed with their technology and research skills!

View our first grade website by clicking the following link:

CONTACT INFORMATION

Mrs. Cordell

martha.cordell@pisd.edu

Twitter: @MrsCordell1


Mrs. Mason, Team Leader

robin.mason@pisd.edu

Twitter: @SkaggsMrsMason


Mrs. Beattie

kim.beattie@pisd.edu

Twitter: @SkaggsMsBeattie