Grade 1d News

06 May, 2016

This week in 1D

Dear Parents,

Please check this week's photo folder to see some snapshots of students enjoying their hot-dog lunch. Thank you for your generous support of the ASD High Five appeal.

Please don't forget the very special Writers Cafe we have planned for you on May 8th, from 8:10 - 8:50AM. Students have been working hard and are excited to share their writing with you, their special guests.

Have a lovely weekend!


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The final week for After School Activities will be the week ending May 12th, i.e., next week.

ASD Fine Arts Show

Starting May 1st, enjoy 19 days of beautiful student artwork.

Random selections from PreK4 to IB art are on display in the ES main corridor and the HS Fine Arts area so you may take a quick glance at what’s happening in the art rooms at ASD.

The students are very proud of the work they have created and we hope you take a moment to explore our galleries.

A-Z Countdown Letters C - G:

  • Writers' Cafe
  • Dance Day
  • Exercise Day
  • Friendship Day
  • Grade 5 Play Day

Gates-MacGinitie Testing for Reading

We are administering the second round of Gates testing in First Grade this week. Thank you for making sure your child gets a good night's sleep and eats a good breakfast. There is nothing to do to prepare for this except to sleep well, eat well, and be ready for school!


This is the final week for 1D's swimming lessons during PE. May 12th is the final day.

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Tickets for Mulan are on sale in the elementary office for 20QR.

There are two shows: May 11 at 6:00pm and May 12 at 7:00pm.

Come on out and support ASD theatre.

Coming Events in 1D and LES


May 1-17 - PK-12 Art Show

May 8 - 1st Grade Writer’s Café

May 12 - Final swimming lesson

May 12 - 5th Grade Play


May 17 - KG Music Concert

May 19 - Volunteer Breakfast

May 22 - No School for Students, Teacher Professional Development

May 24 - Full-day of school, 3pm dismissal

May 26 - Assistant Appreciation Lunch

June 5 - Step-Up Day

June 7 - Full-day of school, 3pm dismissal

June 9 - Last Day Assembly

June 9 - Last Day of School, Report Cards go home


We are starting a new unit on 'Characters'

Big Ideas: Finding the Important parts and Visualizing

  • Act out parts of stories
  • Read with a buddy and assign roles
  • Visualizing
  • Read - Visualize - Draw


Revising Personal Narratives.

Big Ideas: Big idea: speech bubbles, temporal words

  • Writer's Cafe

  • Stretching out the details of our story in order

  • Reviewing speech bubbles


BIG Idea: Beginning Adding and Subtracting

  • Add and subtract multiples of 10 from multiples of 10 up to 100
  • Add a multiple of 10 to any two-digit number within 100

Social Studies

'My Community, Then and Now.'

Big Ideas: Introduce Concepts/Vocabulary

  • Tools and techniques
  • Tool hunt around the school
  • Tools comparison