Burton's Bulletin

May 3, 2015

Pizza Donation

Our class reached our end of the year goal for the math and science CFA. I am so proud of their hard work! I would like to provide pizza as a celebration on Friday. If you would like to donate $1 or $2 for the cause, please send it in before Friday. Label it as "pizza money." Thank you for all you do! Congratulate your child on his or her hard work!

Blog Homework


Locate your name, password is first initial, last initial, 123.

First Grade Reflection: blog about your three favorite things about first grade. Share your proudest accomplishments. Please type at least 5 sentences.

Please include a picture and comment on two other posts if you can.

This is due next Sunday, May 10.

Loving Learning


This week we will read a realistic fiction story called "The Stone Garden." We will explore the prefixes re- and un-. We will continue working on the skill of summarizing a story. I will continue giving the DRA (reading) test to students one at a time. We will complete our STAR reading and STAR math testing in the computer lab.


We will continue strengthening our realistic fiction writing. We will also start some end of the year reflection writing. I am so proud of how the students have grown into independent writers this year.


We will finish learning about plane shapes and solid figures and take a test. We will begin Topic 16 on early fraction skills.


Innovation week is coming! We will start discussing what that is and what we will create.

Friday we will have some visitors from the early childhood center. They will do some centers with our class because they will be in my kindergarten room next year.

Important Dates

May 4 - April Reading Logs Due

May 9 - School Carnival from 3- 7!!!

May 8 - Order school supplies kit

www.shopttkits.com, enter #99581, order for 2nd grade

May 13th - May 19th - Innovation Week

May 19th - School Talent Show @ 1:00

May 20th - RBE Field Day, muffins with mom, donuts with dad

Volunteers needed for field day

May 21st - RBE End of Year Celebration @ 9:30 (parents welcome)

May 21st - School Picnic @ 11:00

May 21st - Last Day of First Grade - Early Dismissal @ 1:15

Carnival Information

Saturday May 9th will be the Red Bridge Carnival. Our parent volunteers play a huge role in making the event a great success for our students. The PTA has already started collecting volunteer names and items that can be auctioned off. If you are willing to donate your time (shifts run 1 hr) or have a cool prize that could be auctioned off please email:

Volunteers- Beth Walker momofjax7@gmail.com

Auction Items- Meg Nicely megnmegn@gmail.com