First Grade Newsletter

May 30th, 2016 - June 3, 2016

Week 37 News!

Dear Parents,


Welcome to the last week of the year. We wish you and your family a fantastic summer and best wishes in second grade!


Below is the agenda for this week!


Last Week of School

· Wednesday, June 1st

o Flashlight Reading (Send a flashlight with your student)

o Picnic at 10:30 (Bring a blanket and a sack lunch)

o Awards 12:00 (In classrooms)

· Thursday, June 2nd

o Yearbook signing! (Bring your yearbook)

· Friday, June 3rd

o Yearbook signing! (Bring your yearbook)

o Pajama and movie day (Wear your favorite PJ’s!)


Have a good week!


Sincerely,


The First Grade Team

Learning Targets

A Learning Target is the desired goal of each task in which your child will actively be involved each day. In addition, it engages your child in reflective evaluation of their own performance.


Reading and Writing Workshop:


This week your child will be reading a, "Readers Theater" story. On Wednesday for reading workshop your child will be enjoying reading in different classrooms under a a beam of a flashlight!


In Writing your child will be signing friends yearbooks and writing a friendly letter to Kindergarten and maybe a letter to his/her second grade teacher next year!


Reading tips for home this summer:


Help to build comprehension by:

Use the following fiction frame when reading with your child.

-Today I read ___________________ by ________________. (Write one or two sentences about the story) The character is ___________. They are at _____________________ (setting). ______ wants _________ but _______________________. So _______________Then ___________ Finally_________.


Show your child how to give an opinion about a character and together find where the story gives examples that support that idea. Example, I think the Big Bad Wolf was really hungry because he wanted to eat three pigs. Most creatures should be full after just one meal. He had a big mouth and big teeth which makes him a, "big pig."



Math Tips At home:


- Ask your child unknowns: For example you have 23 goldfish, your friend gives you a handful, now you have 32. How many goldfish did your friend give you? Yo can do the same with subtraction. Look online for a 100's chart and have your child use it as a tool to answer these questions.


-Find 3-D shapes at home and identify the faces and edges of the shapes. Investigate the 2D shape that makes the 3D shape. For example, a cube is made up of 6 squares and a cylinder is made up of 2 circles.


- Use a 100's chart to find patterns such as find all the numbers between 1-50 that have three in the ones' place and that 4 in the tens place. Ask your child what he/she notices.

Transportation Changes

To ensure your child's transportation changes are met each day, please contact the front office or email Beckelem@nisdtx.org and CC your child's teacher with the changes. It would be best to notify us as early in the day as possible.

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