First Grade News May 6, 2016
What have we been up to this week?
- In reading. we reviewed fiction vs. nonfiction, and we practiced identifying the main idea and key details of a text.
- In writing, students pretended to be a raindrop and wrote a diary entry. They followed the writing process (brainstorm, draft, edit, and publish).
(Remember that I do not have all of my homeroom kids in math.
Be sure to ask your child what he/she is doing in math class!)
However, this means that students will not be able to check out books at the school library next week. Students will need to read books from home or the public library. About half of our class is still working to meet their AR goals, and these students have until May 20th to meet their goals! Students will have a variety of books to read at school, but they will need to find books to read at home!
Below: Sabrina's Flat Stanley came back this week! He went to Austin and Houston, Texas! He went to a dog show, rodeo, and German festival!
Cinco de Mayo
Brown County State Park Field Trip
Friday, May 20th, 9am-2:15pm
1810 State Road 46 East
On the day of the trip, students should wear comfortable walking shoes and have clothing on that is appropriate for the temperature as most of our day will be outdoors. If your child does not order a school lunch, you will also need to send a disposable sack lunch that does not require refrigeration and a drink (not soda!). Do not forget to label your child's lunch with his/her name!
>>Permission slips and money ($8.00) are due on May 13th!<<
Bartholomew County Literacy Task Force Literacy Festival
Saturday, May 14th, 12-3pm
725 7th Street
Come out to Central Middle school for:
-free gently used books
- a book character costume contest
- food, music, and games
- 50+ literacy-themed activities
- Chinese dancers
- Mexican folk dancers
- Balloon creations
If you come, be sure to stop by the Southside booth! I will be at the booth during the event!
(See the flier sent home in your child's VIP folder for more details!)
Mark Your Calendar
May 6: May Scholastic Orders Due
May 12: Book Fair Open 2:30-6:00pm
May 13: Class Trip to Book Fair during school day, Brown County Field Trip Permission Slips Due
May 14: Literacy Festival at Central Middle School
May 20: Brown County Field Trip
May 25: Report Cards Go Home/Last Day of School!