Dr. Seuss Takes Over First Grade
and other fun during Read Across America Week
Warm Greetings to you all!
This past week was a fun week of learning indeed. Monday was rather odd though as a bunch of story book characters showed up at Memorial School instead of first graders! I was feeling a bit funny and even our principals were looking a bit different! Throughout the week, we have been learning about synonyms, antonyms, alliteration and different story elements. Our math goals continue to focus around word problems and automatic recall of addition and subtraction facts to 10, but we also added another goal of skip counting by 2s, 5s, and 10s. All of us have a wonderful foundation of skip counting to 100 by 5s and 10s. As first graders, our magic number is 120. Counting by 2s though, is very tricky! We have to be able to get to 50, but some tricks and secrets might have been shared throughout the week to make these concepts a bit easier. Ssshhhh....don't tell anyone though!
Next Friday, the 14th, our second trimester ends. I'm not quite sure where the time has gone honestly, but I'm so excited for what we have still in store. Report Cards will come home the 27th. If you have not yet scheduled a conference with me, please check your kiddo's tote, as the sign up sheet came home Thursday afternoon. I am so looking forward to seeing and talking with you about your kiddo and first grade, what's to come for the rest of the year, and even next year's expectations. As always, if any of the times I have offered just will not work for your family, please let me know and we can schedule an alternative time.
PS - Don't forget to hop the clocks forward an hour tonight!
...cuts cucumbers and cools carrot cake on Christmas.
...creeps carefully on his creaky roof.
...ate an alligator apple in April.
Clean Feet, Dirty Feet...
Story Elements with The Lorax
Patterns in the Sky
Skip Counting to a Beat
Up&Coming in First Grade
Mar 9th - Spring Ahead! Daylight Savings Time Begins
Mar 12th - EARLY RELEASE 1pm
Mar 13th - High School Science Presentation
Mar 17th - Happy St. Patrick's Day! Wear Green!
Mar 17th - 19th - Parent Conferences with Ms. M
Mar 24th - Spring Pictures
Mar 25th - Science Fair
Mar 25th/26th - Parent Conferences with Ms. M
Mar 26th - Common Night for Conferences
Mar 29th - Daddy/Daughter Dance
April 1st - April Fools!
Week of April 7th - BOOK FAIR
April 16th - K-2 Literacy Night @ Russell School 5:30-7pm
April 18th - No School
April 21st-25th - Spring Vacation (Think Warm!)
May 11th - Mother's Day
May 14th - Early Release 1pm
May 14th - Spring Music Concert
May 15th - Varnish Day for our Teeth
May 17th - Patriot 5k - come run with Ms. Montgomery!!
"Rollie Robin" Visits Memorial School
Rollie Robin is an obesity awareness and prevention program designed to encourage physical activities and healthy food choices. The performers were a group of UNH students who were so engaging and talented. Our kiddos at one point even got to stand up and "wiggle wiggle wiggle wiggle". Yes they took another well known song (Sexy and I Know It) and turned it into "I'm Healthy and I Know It". For more information on this fabulous traveling message, you can head over to www.rollierobin.com!
Patriot Parents Need YOU!
The Patriot Parents PTO is an organization whose purpose is to strengthen, enhance, and encourage the educational and social environment of the schools in Gray and New Gloucester. Its goals are to complement the school curriculum with additional opportunities for parents, teachers and students to learn, socialize, communicate and grow.
The Patriot Parents PTO sponsors a wide variety of programs and events for social and fundraising purposes. The PTO also initiates and assists in the introduction of new programs, which will increase educational, social, and health related opportunities for students.
The achievements of the Patriot Parents PTO can be measured in the cooperative spirit with which parents and teachers work together to share their care and concern for Gray and New Gloucester’s students. The PTO’s success can be seen in the student’s appreciation for their schools, their teachers and the opportunities these give them.