Elm Class Update
New York News Compass
Join the Compass Community in Camel Park for a day of games and sustainable fun.
The fair will be open from 11:00-4:00.
Tickets for the various stations will be $3/ticket or 2tickets for $5. Please bring cash if possible!
The money raised at this event will support ongoing sustainability projects at Compass.
First Grade Trip to Brooklyn Bridge Park
Tuesday, June 9th, 9am-2pm
334 Furman Street
The grade will travel by train to the North End of the Park, near Main Street Playground.
We would love to bring additional adults with us, please get in touch if you are interested.
We will have some time in the sprinklers after making observations in the park. We will only be running through sprinklers and mostly dry off in the sun while in the park. You may want to send your child with an optional change of clothes on this day in case they still feel wet when we return to school.
Elm Class Trip to the Whitney Museum
Thursday, June 11th, 9am-2pm
99 Gansevoort St
New York, NY
We will travel by subway to Manhattan and enjoy lunch in a nearby playground.
We would love to bring chaperones along with us on this trip. Unfortunately, we only have a limited number of 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.
Reading this week
Please remember to continue reading each night at home with your child. Establishing this routine will greatly support your child's reading over the summer as well.
We read The Three Bears together and worked on showing the character's feelings and actions by acting out the book, and expressing these feelings by changing our read aloud voice. We noticed clues from the author such as ALL CAPITAL LETTERS, exclamation points, or print size.
Math this week
This week in math, Elms explored what happens when you add one digit numbers to two digit numbers through the math game Adding Ones. They also explored adding multiples of ten to a number. Some students found that they could add multiples of ten in their heads without having to use the base ten blocks. We shared important ideas about why it was easy to add multiples of ten.
Project Time this week
We also made a map which included the many common spaces we have visited as we have observed the qualities of a community.
First the class decided to sit but we did not all fit.
Then some students tried to stand in the middle to make more space. We still did not all fit.
Then Graham had an idea! He suggested we stand very straight and tall.
It worked! We all fit when we stood on the carpet!
June Family Conferences
We will meet with families on Thursday June 18th and Friday June 19th.
Please note that these will be half days with a 12:00 dismissal.