Room 22 News

Ms. Wilson's Fearless First Graders

Week of

April 23rd- 27th
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A note from Ms. Wilson...

Hi Parents!

Summer School

If a summer school form was sent home with your child please return that back to school as soon as possible. Even if you are not wanting your child to attend, the form needs to be returned.

Field Trip

Our zoo field trip is coming up on Wednesday, May 2nd. If you have not brought back the field trip form and money, please do that this week! I would love for all of my students to have this opportunity.

Arts Festival

The Monroe Arts Festival is this week on Tuesday, April 24th. We will be auctioning off our class art projects- hope to see you all there!

Dinner will be $5 and served from 5:30-6:30pm.

NEW SCHOOL SCHEDULE (30 minutes added to each day)

7:05- breakfast in the cafeteria will open

7:30- the first bell rings

7:40- the second bell rings and class begins

3:10- end of the day!

The district has also added on three school days after Memorial Day. We will have school on Tuesday, May 29th, Wednesday, May 30th, and the last day of school will be Thursday, May 31st. We will do all of our last day celebrations on the 31st.

Let me know if you have any questions!


Coming up this week....

In Literacy...

Comprehension Skill - Theme

Comprehension Strategy - Reread

Grammar - Pronouns

Writing Traits - Sentence Fluency

Phonics Skill - Variant Vowel /ü/

Spelling List

-oo, -ew, -ue, -ui, -u_e, -u







High-Frequency Words







Challenge Words (+2 extra credit)



In Math...

Monday: 8.1 Shapes with Defining Attributes

Tuesday: 8.2 Halves

Wednesday: 8.3 Fourths

Thursday: 8.4 Sharing Squares


  • In our class, we do calendar every morning. In our calendar routine we work on multiple different math concepts such as...

- Place Value

- Money - value of each coin

- Number of the Day- how many days we have been in school

- Adding

- Subtracting -with Attendance

- Counting

- Part Part Total Diagram

Continue to practice skip counting by 1's, 2's, 5's, and 10's at home. Students also need to be working on recognizing numbers and using them to add, take away, etc.

In Social Studies...

We will be learning about Non-Fiction and some different text features that are represented in Non-Fiction books.

We will continue with our Second Step lessons. These lessons focus on the social emotional development of each learner. There are Second Step homelinks on our grade level website under the parent page. We will also use this time to continue to build our classroom community. Building that community is imperative for learning to take place.

In Science...

We are discussing habitats as a whole group, as well as starting our smaller group projects this week! Each group will research a different habitat and put together a project at the end of the week.

On Friday morning, each table used different materials and worked on collaborating, building, and exercising their imagination!

Specials this week...

Monday - P.E. (Please wear tennis shoes)

Tuesday - combined in the gym due to testing

Wednesday - combined in the gym due to testing

Thursday - P.E. (Please wear tennis shoes)

Friday - Music- Buckley

Upcoming Events...

Monday, April 22nd- End of the year DRA window opens

Tuesday, April 24th- Monroe Arts Festival

Friday, April 27th- Hat Day

*$1.00 and your child can wear a hat!

Friday, April 27th- School-wide Pajama Day to celebrate end of testing!

Wednesday, May 2nd- ZOO Field Trip!

Thursday, May 3rd- Author Visit

Friday, May 4th- Volunteer Appreciation at GMM

Friday, May 4th- Super Kids Day!

Friday, May 4th- Hat Day

*bring $1

Wednesday, May 9th- Walk or Ride your Bike to School Day

Friday, May 11th- The Principles Reading Challenge Celebration!

*Dr. Connery's office will be on the roof

Friday, May 18th- Talent Show at 1:15 pm

Friday, May 25th- Hat Day

Monday, May 28th- Memorial Day (no school)

Thursday, May 31st- Last Day of School

Principle's Reading Challenge

Monroe is participating in the Principal's Reading Challenge. Each class will collect the total number of books they read to come to a grand total of 3,000 books for the entire school. If we reach this goal, we will celebrate by moving Dr. Connery's office to the roof of the school building and having a celebration. The celebration will be held on Friday, May 11th.

Classroom Wishlist

Colored Construction paper

12 x 18 -- orange, green, blue, yellow

9 x 12 -- assorted


One thing we are sure of at Monroe, is that we cannot reach our goals and meet the needs of all students if they are not here with us at school. Because of that, we have a continuous focus on improving our attendance. We are striving for an Average Daily Attendance of greater than 95%. Currently, as a school, we are hovering at 93%. Please help us to reach our goal by making sure your student(s) are at school on time, every day. Missing school means missing a lot of new content. We know that absences can sneak up on you. I encourage you and your family to continue to make a goal to miss fewer than five absences this year! I believe that we can do it!

Ms. Wilson's Contact Info

Please contact me with any questions or concerns! I am here to help.