Elm Class Update
New York News Compass
Thank You for All Your Support
We hope this can be a continuing tradition. Please get in touch if you would like to lead an activity during our exploration time, or oversee some ongoing work.
Painting with Red, Blue, and Yellow
Students noticed that the paint mixed together to create new colors and shades.
We will continue to explore lines and color with paints in our art lessons and during exploration.
More Work with Patterns
At home, you can build staircases with legos or blocks. Create each level to be the same "step up" from the last. As you build, ask your child to make predictions about the staircase such as, how many legos will we need for the next tower? How many legos have we used so far? How many levels can we build in the staircase with 20 legos?
Thinking about a the Character's Feelings
When reading at home, encourage your child to talk about the characters in their books.
You can ask; How does the character feel? How do you know? Did their feelings change? Why?
You can talk with your child about a character they want to write about.
Many first graders start with a great idea and then get stuck when at the middle and end of the story.
Encourage your child to discuss a sequence of events involving this character including a beginning, middle and end to their story.
Have you scheduled a conference?
Thank you if you have already selected a time. You can expect a confirmation message this weekend.
Trip to Composting Site at the Gowanus Canal
Wednesday, March 25th, 9am-12pm
2 2nd Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11215
We will travel on the G train from Clinton/Washington to Smith and 9th in order to visit these locations.
Interested in joining us?
We would love to bring along family chaperones. Please get in touch if you are interested. We will leave at 8:30am and return to Compass by 12:00 to eat lunch at school.
We will be doing some walking in the neighborhood. Please send your child in comfortable walking shoes.