Mrs. Kelley's 1st Grade Class Newsletter
Next week we will kick off our plant study. We will complete various reading activities, observe our terrariums, and view foods that are roots, stems, leaves, and flowers. (Examples-carrots, celery, lettuce, broccoli, etc.) Next Friday, April 15th, we will conduct a hands on study about plant parts. Yesterday I had my sub send home a letter that tells about a “salad tasting” that we are having on Friday, April 15th. This tasting will help your child experience and learn about the parts of a plant. Please send in the item that is circled on the paper. The item is due on Wednesday, April 13th.
As always, thank you for helping us make learning fun!
The Homestead Spring Book Fair is coming soon. Our class will preview the books this Friday so you will see a "wish list" come home on Friday. I signed up for our class to buy books on Tuesday, April 19th. However, your child can bring money any day that week to purchase books before or after school. If you send money, please place it in a sealed envelope or zippie with their name and Kelley on the front.
April 11 Last Day for FCA
April 12 Arboretum Field Trip Money/Permission slip due
April 13 Salad Item due (see note in your child's folder from Friday)
April 18-21 Spring Book Fair
April 19 Kelley's Kids Book Fair Buy Day
April 19 Family Night at the Book Fair
April 21 Think College Thursday
April 22 No School (Bad Weather Day)
April 28 Field Trip: LISDOLA
May 12 Field Trip: Arboretum
May 19 Think College Thursday
May 30 NO SCHOOL: Memorial Day
June 2 Last Day of School: Early Release 12:30
June 3 NO SCHOOL: (Bad Weather Day)
Here is the link https://www.smore.com/bvb5w to the 1st Grade Team Newsletter so you can see what curriculum all first graders will cover this week.
SPECIALS THIS WEEK:
Tue: Library (Please return your books)
We worked all week on SPIDERS!! These two are working on labeling the parts of a spider. They don't looked creeped out at all!!
A couple of cuties working to make a spider life cycle diagram.
Learning science vocabulary and labeling a diagram.
Partners think and work together to collect all of the spider facts that they know onto a BIG sticky note.
LOTS of thinking going on!
Making a web for our spider writing project
Kids worked all week on spiders! They put their learning together with an informational text writing project about spiders!
Throughout the week I meet with small reading groups to work on different goals. This group uses "whisper phones" to listen to themselves read and practice fluency.
How do I sound?
While kids in the group practice reading to themselves, I can work individually with a reader to accomplish specific goals for that child.
This small group is working on consonant blends.
How do I sound?
Next week our focus will be on plants! To get ready for this unit, kids planted grass seeds into small terrariums.
Seeds and soil
Planting grass seeds.
Getting dirty for a good cause!
Kids practice sorting their spelling words with a blind sort.
Crack the code!
Way to go, little buddy!
Nice work, sweetheart! I'm proud of you!