NOTEWORTHY NEWS BY MRS. FOSTER

WEEK OF APRIL 27 - MAY 1, 2015

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CAMP ACADEMICS

GREETINGS

We are in the home stretch – 6 weeks of school left. This week will be very busy. On Wednesday, I will be out at a school training, Thursday, we will be on our fieldtrip, and Friday is the Awards Assembly. With all of that going on, we will still be working in each subject area. This is the time of the year that I have to remind the students that we are still working and learning every day. They want to relax some in their studies. It is so important that we keep them motivated and excited about school.

READING/WRITING

We are going to revisit small moments in our writing. Small moments are something that happens in just a few minutes. When we write about small moments, we are concentrating on the details of the moment. We have done this throughout the year, so the students are familiar with it. We will also begin the end of the year testing in reading. The goal for first grade is to be reading at a level I by the end of the year. Most of our class has met and exceeded that goal!

MATH

We will be identifying and writing numbers to 130. We have worked with tens and ones, now we will be adding the hundreds place. We are really going to concentrate on subtraction facts. I want the students to go 2nd grade being able to recite the facts without hesitation. Please work on this at home. I have worksheets I can give you if you would like. Please let me know, and I will send them in your child’s folder.

SOCIAL STUDIES

We will be reading a rural map this week. The word rural will be a new vocabulary word. Next week, we will be looking a city map. It will be interesting to see what differences the students see in them. Make sure you ask your child, what the word rural means.

SCIENCE

We did not have any chicks hatch! We did get new eggs last week. We will start the process over. Hopefully, in 21 days, we will see a few chicks. We are beginning a study of food chains. On our field trip, we will learn quite a bit about food chains, shelter, and animal adaptations.

PEARLS OF WISDOM

Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.


Winston Churchill

WEBSITE OF THE WEEK

The website of the week is: http://www.fuelthebrain.com/

There are several fun games to choose from that teach various content areas and skills

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  • Teacher Guides
  • Articles
  • Mini Books
  • Seasonal Material
  • Custom Worksheets

FUN FACTS

  • 98% of Japanese are cremated.
  • Arnold Schonberg suffered from triskaidecphobia, the fear of the number 13. He died 13 minutes from midnight on Friday the 13th.
  • A group of toads is called a knot.
  • All polar bears are left-handed.
  • Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks or it will digest itself.

KINDNESS

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UPCOMING EVENTS & DATES TO REMEMBER

MONDAY, APRIL 27, 2015

NISD School Board Meeting

7:00 p.m.

NISD Administration Building

THURSDAY, APRIL 30, 2015

5th Six Weeks Report Cards Go Home

FRIDAY, MAY 1, 2015

Six Weeks Awards Assembly

8:00 - 9:00 a.m.

J. Lyndal Hughes Gymnasium

FRIDAY, MAY 1, 2015

School Principals' Day

FRIDAY, MAY 1, 2015

Loyalty Day

Loyalty Day is on May 1 each year. It is a special day for people to reaffirm their loyalty to the United States and to recognize the heritage of American freedom. It also falls on the same day as Law Day in the USA.

MAY 4-8, 2015

Incoming Kindergarten Document Review

MAY 4-8, 2015

Teacher Appreciation Week

TUESDAY, MAY 5, 2015

End of the Year BOGO Book Fair

TUESDAY, MAY 5, 2015

Kindergarten Roundup Event

5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

J. Lyndal Hughes Elementary

SPELLING WORD LIST

  1. some

  2. because

  3. write

  4. drop

  5. city

  6. stock

  7. out

  8. pretty

  9. people

  10. while