Ferreira's Fabulous First Grade

Weekly News From Classroom #113

May 18, 2018

Dear First Grade Families,


This was a week of ups and downs for me personally. I had to have one of my beloved dogs put down on Wednesday. Kairo was only 6 years old and my very best buddy. He had been diagnosed with bone cancer in December and had been getting progressively worse. It was a painful decision and process, but the right choice to make for him. I am thankful for this wonderful group of sweet kids, who have put a smile on my face throughout what has been a terrible week. They are such kind little people!


Tuesday was our field trip and fun was had by all! The students learned a lot about how life was 100 years ago on a farm. I think we all agreed that we prefer life in the present! :)


Our next field trip will be on Tuesday June 5th. We will be taking a walking field trip to the Three Creeks Branch of the Fort Vancouver Regional Library. All who have volunteer clearance are welcome to join us on this trip. We need volunteers! So far I only have one signed up. Due to the fact that we need as many adults to help escort the classes safely to the library, no younger siblings can be accommodated. Let me know if you'd like to join us on the 5th. I will be sending out permission slips for that field trip in Friday Folders today. Please have those returned to me no later than Friday, June 1st.


In ELA this week we have continued working on our animal research projects. We also have been talking about the weather and how it affects us. We read a realistic fiction text about a school in the country of Chad. It was eye opening to compare and contrast our school with the school and children in the story.


In math we are continuing on with our Module 6 in Eureka math, adding and subtracting double digit numbers, as well as place value. Next week we will take the mid module test.


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


Warmly,


Melissa

Important Dates and Reminders

May 28th-Memorial Day No School

June 5th-Library Walking Field Trip Ferreira/Hausrath

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

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