Elm Class Update

New York News Compass

Half Days Next Week

Compass will dismiss at 12:00 on both Thursday, June 4th and Friday, June 5th this week. This time will allow teachers to prepare for family conferences.

Please also remember that there is no bus service on Thursday.

Friel Trip to the MoMA

Thank you all who joined us on our first school bus trip.

First graders got to experience great works of art at the MoMA.

Students discussed what they saw and imagined themselves in the paintings. We hope you enjoyed seeing their sketches. Please look in your child's homework folder for a Free Family Pass to the MoMA!

Math this Week

This week in math we continued our exploration of place value by using the base ten blocks and the 30, 50, and 100 mat from the game Roll Tens. Students shared different counting strategies to figure out How Many Cubes: Elms counted by tens and use different combinations to help them count more efficiently. Students also considered the greater than and less than symbols to compare two digit numbers.

Things to Try at Home:

Pick a two digit number. Ask your child to:

- draw or tell how many tens and how many ones make up the number

-what would happen if I added 10 to this number?

-what would happen if I subtracted 10?

Project Time this Week

We continued to learn about community and shared public spaces by visiting Fort Greene Park.

We met Ranger Chris, played and ecosystem game, and cared for trees by adding mulch.

Your child is now an Nature Detective! Check out the badge in their home folder.

Lunch and Recess in Fort Greene Park

After our trip we enjoyed a picnic lunch in the park and time in the playground.

As the weather improves we hope to make this a regular tradition.


Elm's are working so hard to publish their stories! Students have been carefully revising and editing with blue and orange color pencils to make their writing even better. Students who finished revising/editing chose to rewrite their stories using Flair Pens and color pencils to illustrate their drawings. We are going to have such beautiful books!

Elm Class Trip to the Whitney Museum

Thursday, June 11th, 9am-2pm

99 Gansevoort St

New York, NY

We will have the opportunity to see the new Whiteny Museum building on Thursday, June 11th.

We will travel by subway to Manhattan and enjoy Lunch in a nearby playground.

We love to bring chaperones along with us on this trip. Unfortunately, we only have a limited number adult tickets with the school group. All are welcome, please know that you may need to pay admission to the museum if we have too many grown-ups.