1E- Newsletter: Week of May 3

What's going on in first grade!

This Week...

Sunday: World Language, Library

Monday: Dentist Presentation, MSArabic/Explore Time, PE, Music

Tuesday: Art, World Language, Guest Reader (Noor's mom)

Wednesday: PE, Fire Safety Presentation, World Language, Guidance

Thursday: Art, Music

A to Z Countdown

First Grade is doing a fun A-Z Countdown to motivate us to finish the year strongly in first grade! The last 26 days of school will have fun activities-- one for each letter on the alphabet. A paper schedule was sent home today, another image is below with the schedule, and a PDF can be found in our online class documents. This should be a lot of fun and the students are very excited for our countdown!
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Mark Your Calendars: Sunday, May 10th-- Mother's Day Writer's Cafe

Sunday, May 10th

8:00-8:40am

Mother's Day Writer's Cafe

Room LES 1223


More info to come-- we hope all the moms can make it!

Social Studies

We are starting a new unit in Social Studies: My Community- Then and Now. See the Parent Letter below. This week we will be looking at:

  • pre-assessment and a KWL (know, want to know, learned) chart
  • specialized jobs and community helpers
  • goods and services

Social Studies: Unit 3 Parent Letter

Dear Grade 1 Families,


We are beginning our third social studies unit, “My Community Then and Now” this week. In this unit, students will learn about how people depend upon on people with specialized jobs. We will distinguish between the goods and services provided by the people with specialized jobs. We will also look at the tools we use and how they have changed our lives and made things easier.


Sincerely,

The First Grade Teachers


VOCABULARY:

Specialized Job: The surroundings where we live, work, and play

Good: A product you can have

Service: The action of helping or doing work for someone

Tools: Things we use to help us do things (computer, hammer, cart…)

Mother's Day Flowers Sale

Students are bringing home a fundraiser Mother's Day flowers order form. Please complete and send back money if you are interested in participating and getting flowers. Flowers will be delivered Monday, May 10th. This is being organized by the CAST group.

Friendly Reminder: Playground Closed till 3:15

This is a friendly reminder that for safety reasons the playground is closed till 3:15 each day so we can get our students picked up and safely home. Thank you for keeping your children off the playground until student have been dismissed and collected.

Summer Birthdays?

Does your child have a summer birthday? Please join us to celebrate all summer birthdays on Sunday, June 7th from 1:00-1:30pm. Let me know if you are interested in taking part in this and we can have a celebration for those of us who have a summer birthday.