Ms. Farris' Class Newsletter

May 6th, 2016

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Looking Ahead

May 10th- 100+ Book Club Pizza Party/Play at Challenger Field (Notes went home Friday if your child made it to the 100+ Book Club)
May 12th- Pathfinder Field Day
May 16th- First Grade Park Day
May 17th- Last Day of School

Specials this week

Monday: Art
Tuesday: PE
Wednesday: Library
Thursday: Music
Friday: PE

Your First Grader Has Been Working On...

  • Reviewing what we know about commas and practicing when to use them
  • Learning about the life cycle of chicks and butterflies--- Our chicks hatched this week and our butterflies are in chrysalises!
  • dividing shapes into 2 and 4 equal shares and use words to describe those shares.
  • reviewing for our end of quarter math assessment (comparing numbers, addition and subtraction strategies, attributes of shapes and telling time)
  • Working on their ocean animal research projects- 18 students have completed their projects and they are looking awesome!!
  • Working on our yearbooks
  • Completing district benchmark assessments

Counting down to summer break!

This week we celebrated by:
N: No morning work!
O: Outside- We got to have independent reading outside with our new whisper phones!
P: Pajama Day!
Q: Q Tip Painting!
R: Rest, Relaxation, and RECESS!

10 chicks-a-hatching!

It was a big week in our classroom! All but two of our eggs hatched! We are now proud parents of 10 new chicks! We started our day on Friday in Mrs. Platz's classroom since we had to keep the eggs in her incubator.

We have divided up our new little friends to other classrooms, but we have 5 chicks that will be hanging out with us. They are so excited!!! We get to keep our chick friends until next Friday, which at that time they will be returned to the farmer who let us incubate and hatch them. We decided to name the first chick that hatched Cinco since he was born on Cinco de Mayo! Cheep, cheep! Ole!
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Meet Cinco! Our first chick!

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Our caterpillars also changed this week!!

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Thank you!

The teachers and staff at Pathfinder have felt very spoiled this week by our parents' generosity as part of Teacher Appreciation Week! Thank you for the kind notes and gifts. It has been a pleasure being your child's teacher for their first grade year!

Have a Great Weekend!!

~Ms. Farris~