Mrs. McEachern's Message

April 28, 2014

What's Happening in First Grade?

Reading - The students will read the story A Color of Your Own. ll work on the following skills this week:

Writing - April is national poetry month. The students will be reading and writing various types of poems during the mont of April.

Spelling - List 21

1. boy

2. tell

3. same

4. want

5. came


Science - Matter

Students will identify and explore the properties of matter (solid, liquid, and gas)


Unit 8 Math Test - Tuesday, April 29th

Unit 9

Upcoming Events

  • April 29th - Young Author's Day - Eric Kimmel visits
  • April 30th - Field Trip to Graeme Park (8:45 - 12:00) - Trip is rain or shine! We will be outside under a pavillion please dress your child for the weather.


Monday - Library - Return library books

Tuesday- Gym - Wear Sneakers

Wednesday - Art

Thursday -Music

Friday - Computers


*If weather permits the students will be going outside for recess. Please dress your child appropriately for outside play!


Just a reminder to log any book your child reads on their pink Reading log paper. Please return as they complete each sheet. When they have completed their 100 books return the log to school. Your child will be recognized for reading 100 books with their pictured displayed on the First Grade Reading Challenge bulletin board.

Mystery Reader

Now that our "Star of the Week" for each student has been completed, I would like to start a new activity in our classroom. Each week we will have the opportunity to have a "mystery reader" come read to our class. The mystery reader will be a surprise to the students until the person comes to the classrrom. They will give me 3 clues about themselves prior to the day they are to read and I will give the class the clues throughout the day leading up to their arrival. The mystery person brings a book to read and can even come in character or bring props to help enhance the story! If you or another family member (grandparent, aunt, uncle, or sibling) are interested and would like to be a "mystery reader" in our class please see the available dates on the sign up genius link below.