## We Have Been Working On...

This week Ms. Ellwood continued teaching morning meeting, math, and wrapped up our habitat unit with presentations. She has really enjoyed teaching and being with the children. Next Wednesday will be her last day here at Monroe and in Oklahoma as she graduates from the Early Childhood program at OU. We will miss her!

Below is a letter from Ms. Ellwood about her teaching week.

Hello Parents,

I am sad my time in Mrs. Le's classroom is almost over. I have loved being in the classroom with your sweet first grader. I am going to miss them!

Caroline Ellwood

We visited with Mrs. Miller, the art teacher, this week to work on an end of the year project. We reviewed the elements of art and began creating a hot air balloon art piece. We will see her again next week to complete the project! We had our First Grade Oklahoma City Zoo Field Trip this week and it was a hit! The children seemed to really enjoy seeing some of the animals they have researched for their habitat project. Thank you to all the chaperoning parents who attended our field trip! I could not have done it without you all! We had a special author visit at Monroe on Thursday, Mr. David Titus, a story teller who uses string. Ask your little one about his visit! We visited with our book buddies this week to read to them our Mo Willems stories. The children really enjoyed sharing their inspired stories with their kindergarten book buddies. You can check out their books in the hallway!

• What was your favorite part about going on our field trip the Oklahoma City Zoo?
• Who was your Super Kids Day partner and what was your favorite game played?
• Practice telling time by the half hour.
• Get a deck of cards, take out the cards with numbers and play Salute!
• Get on Xtra Math and Smarty Ants!
• Practice adding two digit numbers using a number grid.
• Practice simple addition facts between 1-10.

## Week of May 7th - 11th

Thematic Unit: Mother's Day

Writing

• Writers Workshop Routines

Literacy

• Phonics: wr-, gr-, kn-
Math
• Review Data
• Number Grid Puzzles
• Mentally Finding 10 More or 10 Less

Extracurricular

• Monday: Chinese with Mrs. Wu
• Wednesday: Guidance with Ms. Kirk
• Wednesday: Library with Mrs. Hutcherson
• Thursday: Art with Mrs. Miller
• Friday: Good Morning Monroe

## Upcoming Events...

Sonic Night

Tuesday, May 15th

Good Morning Monroe Senior Day

Wednesday, May 16th

Talent Show

Friday, May 18th at 1:15 pm

Yearbook Signing

Thursday, May 24th at 8:00 am

Memorial Day - No School!

Monday, May 28th

Last Day of First Grade :(

Thursday, May 31st

## Katheryn Le

Office Hours

Planning Period - 12:45 - 1:30 PM

After Hours - 3:00 - 4:00 PM (M,T,W,TH)