# March 30 - April 2

## News This Week

Recycling Project

Eggs
We will be doing some fun egg-themed activities this week, but first grade does not have an "Easter party" or egg hunt. We will learn about the history of the Presidential Egg Roll and the parts of an egg, along with some fun activities.

Thursday
Thursday will be a busy day for us - we are going skating in the morning and then we will have some egg relay races in the afternoon. Our class will take spelling and grammar tests only this week (no reading test) on Thursday.

Skate Day
Skate Day is Thursday. We will leave at 8:00. The cost is \$5.00 and must be paid before Thursday with the signed permission slip. Students can take extra money for snacks and games if you choose. We will return to school by approximately 10.

No School Friday!

## Studies This Week

• Story: Reading Street Unit 5, Week 2 - Mole and the Baby Bird
• Skills: Sequence and Summary
• Phonics: Dipthong /ou/
• Phonics: Syllables VCV
• Sight words: door, loved, should, wood
• Practice at home: Read decodables and AR books

Spelling

• Practice spelling and writing words.
• Visit spellingcity.com/meverette for more practice.
• Words this week: mouth, house, found, our, out, cloud, ouch, shout, round, count

Math

• Unit 8 - Twos, Fives, and Tens
• Students revisit the number sequence as they count and write numbers to 100 and beyond.
• Students work on achieving fluency with the two-addend combinations of ten, they are introduced to ideas about equivalence (8 + 5 = 10 +3) and the importance of ten in our number system.
• Count by groups of 2s, 5s, and 10s,
• Students they think about ways to organize objects so that they are easier to count and combine, and they begin to make sense of what it means to count by equal groups.

Vocabulary

These words are used in English, math, or science we will learn throughout the week. Words are NOT tested, but will help understanding. Students are not expected to be able to spell these words.

• freedom, dawn, fond, miserable, scaly, proper, selfish, speckled, scarcely
• counting on, addition equation, pattern, equal groups, combine, addend, less than, equals, combination, sum
• conserve, recycle, environment, nature, pollution, natural, manmade, renewable, nonrenewable

Writing & Grammar

• Prepositions - locators in time and space such as during, before, on, at, under
• Written responses - how to answer questions fully
• Expository (factual/explaining) writing

Science

• Conservation - Students are working in groups to research a conservation topic and come up with a way to present it to the class, grade, school, or community.
• The science of eggs

Social Studies:

• Landforms (will be continued after break as well)
• U.S. History - Easter Egg Roll at the White House

## Upcoming Events

March

31- Referendum Vote

April

2- Skate Day

3- Good Friday Holiday

6-10- Spring Break

14- Snow Wizard

15- K Orientation 9:00- Auditorium