Ms. Larrabee's 1st Grade Class!
The Buzz This Week (5/2 - 5/6)
Writing: Since we've been reading more fiction books lately, the kids are going to learn how to write a book review this week. We'll watch and read a couple of examples of book reviews at the beginning of the week. Towards the end of the week, the kids will begin writing their first book review.
Word Work: Our studies in vocabulary will be with adding 's' to the end of words that end in -y. We'll learn to drop the 'y- and add 'ies' in words that end with a consonant followed by a 'y' (bunny- bunnies, sky - skies) and add just an 's' in words that end in a vowel followed by a 'y'(key - keys, bay - bays). The new sight words we'll be practicing include: plate, noise, under, twisted.
Science: We will finish the year with our last science unit, Animal Classifications. We'll study mammals, reptiles, amphibians, insects, birds and fish. We'll learn about animal habitats, body classifications, what different animals can do, have, eat, how they take care of their young, rely on their habitats to survive and much more. We're beginning this unit by studying mammals and reptiles. Our field trip to the Zoo on Thursday is a perfect way to kick off our new unit!
Math: We're still learning about time this week. Students will learn to tell and write time to the hour, half- hour and quarter hour this week.
"Buzz Worthy" Things to Look out for...
- Our field trip to the St. Louis Zoo is this Thursday, May 5th. We will be leaving at 9:00 a.m. and returning just before specials. Please send your child to school with a sack lunch, comfortable clothes and dressed for the weather. Also, your child will be responsible for their lunch that day, it may be easier to pack their lunch in a sack, where they can throw it away after eating. If you have signed up to be a parent volunteer, be looking for an email containing more information tomorrow.
- This Friday is our last First Friday Reading of the year, it's hard to believe!
(4/25 - 4/29)
We had an eventful Wednesday as our district was placed on a lock in/out. Our social emotional lessons last week were about worry and how to handle and calm down from one's worries. That morning we had read Wimberly Worried by Kevin Henkes. These lessons came at a perfect time for an event that causes many students worry. The kids handled the situation very well!