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May/June 2015

Academic Spotlight

Reading:

*Camping Literature

*Author Study


Language Arts:

*Narrative and Expository Writing Assessments

*Poetry



Spelling:


*Vowel Controlled R with /ar/ (Bossy R)- R controls the sound of a vowel in front of it when it comes before any consonant.

Examples: car, park

High Frequency Words: day, playing

*Test on Friday, May 15th

*Vowel Controlled R with /or/ (Bossy R)- R controls the sound of a vowel in front of it when it comes before any consonant.

Examples: fork, short

High Frequency Words: why, say

*Test on Thursday, May 28th


Math:

*Number Sense to 120

*Spiral Review


Science:

*Life Cycles

*Plants and their Parts


Social Studies:

*I Can Be a Good Citizen

Students of the Month for April

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Camping Day

As we near the end of the year, we are planning a variety of fun activities. One includes incorporating a camping theme into our curriculum. We will celebrate "Camp Day" on Wednesday, May 13th in our classrooms. We are asking each student to bring the following items on Camp Day if you have them.


  • A sleeping bag or blanket
  • A flashlight
  • Wear clothing related to camping (vest camping hat, camouflage, camping boots, etc.
  • A canteen of water or water bottle


We will be making some fun camping crafts and snacks during this unit and may be asking you to donate items for these activities.


We will also be walking to the Vineyard Campgrounds to take a tour so please be on the lookout for a permission slip for students.

First Grade Awards

Tuesday, June 2nd will be our First Grade Awards Ceremony. It will begin after the morning announcements at 8:00 AM and will be held in our classrooms. You are welcome to come see your child share his/her favorite award from the year.

Looking Ahead

May 4-8.........Staff Appreciation Week

May 6.............College T-Shirt Day

May 13...........First Grade Camp Day

May 15...........Career Day; 25 Book Challenge Forms are Due

May 20............Wear It Wednesday-Wear Hawaiian Clothes

May 25............Memorial Day- Student Holiday

May 29............Hike and Bike Day; Field Day

June 2.............. First Grade Awards

June 4...............Last Day of School; Dismissal at 11:30