Rushton's Crew

First Grade News April 8, 2016

What have we been up to this week?

- In reading. we worked on identifying cause and effect in nonfiction texts. (We did this a few weeks ago with fiction but not with nonfiction texts!) We also practiced asking questions about a text. Students are always answering questions about a text, but they ask questions about a text far less! Encourage your child to ask questions about what they are reading. We stopped after every page this week to ask questions about the characters, setting, events, etc.

- In writing, we wrote our opinion about a book, and we started writing acrostic poems!

- In Social Studies, we learned about oceans, and in Science, students learned about clouds.

(Remember that I do not have all of my homeroom kids in math.

Be sure to ask your child what he/she is doing in math class!)

Upcoming Field Trip!

On Friday, April 15th, we will be going to North High School to see the Jungle Book. Afterwards, we will go to Donner Park for a picnic lunch and recess. While we cannot take parents to North with us, we would like to invite parents to join us at Donner at 11:30am for lunch. All parents meeting us must have a criminal history check on file with the school.

The cost of the trip is $5, and permission slips are due THIS MONDAY! If you have not sent this in with your child, please do so on Monday!

On the day of the trip, please pack a disposable sack lunch that does not require refrigeration and a drink (not soda!). Please do not send lunch boxes. Also, do not forget to put your child's name on his or her lunch.

Do you use Instagram but not Twitter? If so, check out our new class Instagram page! For all of you who already follow us on Twitter, I will link all of our Instagram photos to Twitter!

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Class Dojo Big Ideas - Series 2!

Series 2 is here! We watched episode one this week, and once again, we had a great conversation!
Big Ideas - Series 2 Trailer
Big Ideas - Series 2, Ep. 1 - Katie Discovers the Dip

Mark Your Calendar

April 13: End of Year mClass testing begins

April 15: Jungle Book/Donner Park Field Trip

April 19: PTO Benefit Night @ Chicago Pizza & Yo Mama

April 22: Southside Talent Show

April 27: April Scholastic Orders Due

May 14: Literacy Festival at Central Middle School

May 25: Report Cards Go Home/Last Day of School!

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