Team Bullard

Here's what's happening in the huddle...

Reading

This week we read Eva the Beekeeper by Jane manners. We focused on the following skills:

  • identifying text features in non-fiction stories
  • matching details in stories to headings
  • understanding the purpose of a glossary
  • identifying main idea and details in a non-fiction story

Writing

The students in room 5 completed a big portfolio task this week. Each first grader picked a topic they like in school and independently planned, wrote (including details), and edited their stories. Mrs. Bullard has weekend homework to teacher edit the stories so we can finish our good copies next week. Phew! That was hard work!

Math

We continued to work in unit 6 learning about:

  • using the facts table for subtraction
  • measuring in centimeters
  • "What's My Rule?"


Social Studies

We learned all about what school was like long ago. It was fun to look at pictures of historical artifact and predict their uses in classrooms of the past. Hopefully your first grader gained an appreciation for the classroom ammenities of today!

MVP

Thanks to Evan's family for making this a special week for Evan. We even enjoyed hearing Where the Wild Things Are from a special guest reader!

Change In Special Schedule

Due to PSSA testing in grade 5 next week, our special schedule has been changed. We will go to specials from 10:10 - 10:50am all of next week. Our schedule has changed for next week only to be:

Monday - Gym (Remember to wear your sneakers!)

Tuesday - Computer Lab

Wednesday - Art

Thursday - Library (Remember to return your library books!)

Friday - Music

Thank You

I was pleasantly surprised with a bouquet of flowers and gift cards today. Miss Bev and our Roxy Reading therapy dog, Gus, came to read with us and Mrs. Kraus joined them to present me with a wonderful treat. Miss Bev, who works at Acme, presented me with The Teacher of the Month award and I want to thank all of you for your wonderful donation toward a gift card for me. I certainly enjoy shopping at Michaels for fun classroom projects, so I will certainly put it to use for the kids.

Looking Ahead

Next week we will:

  • read a story called Fishy Facts
  • learn about the invention of bubble gum and write about it
  • complete the third marking period math assessment and learn about quarters
  • begin our science unit on collecting and examining life
  • learn to measure using centimeters and count money using quarters
  • read to our therapy dog, Gus (again!)
  • record our Readers' Theater stories to post on next week's newsletter