May/June Newsletter

Check out what is happening this month!

Events

ABC Countdown to Summer has started!


May 1-5

Teacher Appreciation Week


May 4th

Kindergarten Round Up 5:30-6:30


May 8-10

STAAR testing-closed campus


May 10

Coppell Nature Park field trip


May 17

Teacher of the Day

CISD Night at the Ballpark


May 19

Field Day


May 26

The Future is Bright at MKB

(learners will visit the second grade classes)


May 29

Memorial Day

No School


May 31

End of Year Assembly

5th Grade Talent Show


June 1

EARLY RELEASE and

LAST DAY OF SCHOOL

Help with Lunch and Recess Duty

Click here to sign up. Thank you!

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First graders did an outstanding job teaching us how to care for our planet!

Langauge Arts

First graders will be working on...


-story elements

-sequencing of events

-oral retelling

-main idea

-poetry

- adjectives

-adverbs

-pronouns

-compound words

-transition words

-fiction and nonfiction

-syllabication

-long vowels

-cause and effect

-research

-digraphs and diphthongs

-r controlled vowels

-contractions

-personal narrative

Math

First graders are...


  • counting backwards from 120 by 10s beginning with any given number (113, 103, 93, 83...)
  • creating bar- type graphs
  • drawing conclusions and answering questions about graphs
  • classifying and sorting 2d Shapes by attributes
  • creating 2D figures
  • identifying 2D figures
  • composing 2D shapes by joining other shapes
  • distinguishing between 2D and 3D shapes
  • identifying 3D shapes
  • decomposing 2D figures into two or four equal parts
  • identify halves and fourths
  • using tools to measure length
  • illustrating measurement
  • describing the relationship between different lengths
  • describing length to the nearest whole unit
  • telling time to the hour and half hour

Social Studies

First graders are...



  • creating a timeline to show when things happened
  • learning about inventors
  • locating places of importance on a map or globe
  • using cardinal directions
  • identifying landforms and bodies of water
  • giving examples of natural resources and describing their uses
  • describing ways to protect our natural resource
  • describing and explaining the importance of various beliefs, customs, languages and traditions of families and communities
  • describing how technology impacts the way people live, communicate and work

Science

First graders will be learning about...


• observing and recording changes in the sky such as the clouds, moon, stars and sun

• identifying characteristics of the seasons during day and night

• recording weather such as hot, cold, clear, cloudy, calm, windy, rainy or icy

• demonstrate air is all around us and observe that wind is moving air

• observe, describe and sort soil by size, texture and color

• classifying objects by larger/ smaller, heavier/ lighter, shape, color and texture

• gather evidence of how rocks, soil and water make useful products

• identify and describe natural sources of water

Technology

First graders are practicing...


• Logging in

• Website navigation

• responsible usage

• using Seesaw

• reading on Istation and Raz-Kids

• using Spelling City

• researching on PebbleGo

Birthdays

Please don't forget to schedule with your teacher in advance a day to send in a birthday treat. We ask that you send in ONE small treat per child. Also, we ask you do not send in birthday treats with ICING! It is too messy.


Thank you,

First Grade Teachers

Things You Need to Know!

We need your help with recess duty! Please sign up for a day!!

Recess 10:25-11:00 Lunch11:00-11:30


*Please remember to write your child’s name on all their

personal items they bring to school…

lunch boxes, water bottles, sweaters & jackets!


Every Friday is Mockingbird Maverick Spirit day!

Breakfast and Lunch Menu

What is for breakfast and lunch at Mockingbird?

coppellisd.com.nutrislice.com

Help! Keep lice out of our schools and off your students!

We are sharing this letter to increase head lice awareness so that you may take steps at home to help prevent your child from becoming infested with head lice. Anytime children come together, particularly at the start of the school year, or any social grouping, head lice cases commonly increase. Please encourage your child not to share or trade personal items such as hats, combs, brushes, headbands, clips, as well as, helmets or headphones with foam protectors.


Direct, physical, hair-to-hair contact is the usual method of transmission. Lice do not jump, fly, or swim. They are, however, good crawlers. Check your child’s head weekly for lice and/or nits (eggs). Mature lice, which are the size of a sesame seed, avoid light and are hard to see. Lice eggs or “nits” are usually found close to the scalp-usually within ¼-inch. The nits are yellowish-white, tear-drop shaped, and are firmly attached at an angle to the hair shaft close to the scalp behind the ears and on the back of the neck. They cannot easily be flicked away as dandruff can. Head lice do not transmit disease and are not a serious medical condition. They cannot survive on pets. If you find head lice on your child keep him or her home until properly treated. This should be no longer than 24 hours. Continue to examine all family members for 3 weeks and treat if live lice or nits close to the scalp are found.


Check regularly – treat quickly

Keep Head Lice Off Your Child


Details on our new CISD Head Lice Protocol & Guidelines and other information on head lice, including detecting and treating, can be found on our Coppell Independent School District website at www.coppellisd.com; click “Departments”, then “Health Services”, then “Head Lice”. Thank you for your help and support in this important matter.

Is It Head Lice?