Ferreira's Fabulous First Grade

Weekly News From Classroom #113

June 8, 2018

Dear First Grade Families,


This will be my last newsletter of the school year. I am in shock at how quickly time has flown by! This is a bittersweet time of year for me. While I am excited to start my summer break, I am not looking forward to saying goodbye to my kids. This group will always have a special place in my heart. This has been the very best class I have had in terms of behavior and academic achievement. I have loved every minute of being their first grade teacher!


Thank you for your support of our class and your children! Good kids are the direct result of good parenting. I have enjoyed getting to know you all as well!


Schedule for Friday the 15th:


First Grade is to wear red for the color war.


Field Day: 1st grade 8:40-9:30 parents are welcome to watch and cheer on our class.


School BBQ: 1st grade eats @10:45-11:30 after students finish eating they can go play on the playground.


Friday and Monday are 2 hour early release days.


This summer it is important to keep up on the daily reading and math practice. I recommend making weekly trips to the library and/or downloading the Overdrive app on your device. Overdrive hooks up with the FVRL and you can check out and read books from the app. The summer brain drain is a very real thing. Teachers spend about 1 to 1 1/2 months doing review at the beginning of each school year. Keeping your child engaged in reading and math over vacation is imperative. Also, play is very important! Getting outside, going to the park or going on walks around your neighborhood will help engage your child's brain in positive ways.


I hope you all have a wonderful summer! I look forward to seeing you next fall! Please stop in and say hello anytime!


Thank you for all you do to insure your child's academic and social/emotional growth.


Warmly,


Melissa

Important Dates and Reminders

June 14th-School Talent Show @8:45

June 15th-2 Hour Early Release Field Day and End of Year BBQ

June 18th-2 Hour Early Release Last Day of School