Fun in First with Mrs. Crist

WELCOME!

Welcome to 1C's Newsletter! If you have any questions or comments feel free to contact me at any time! Thank you!

IMPORTANT INFORMATION...

• Sign up for REMIND for my classroom: Text this code (81010) to

@mrscrists

remind.com/join/mrscrists
• We have an Education student from Coe College in our classroom. His name is Mr. Martin and he is here to learn how to be a teacher as well as work with the kids. Please let me know if you have questions!

IMPORTANT DATES...

APRIL

April 22nd: Earth Day

April 22nd: A to Z Countdown begins!

April 27th: Early Out

MAY

May 2nd: McTeacher Night at the Marion McDonalds

May 3rd: Kindergarten and 1st Grade Music Performance (Tentative: 6:15pm-7:00pm)

May 12th: Ice Cream Social

May 20th: Field Trip to Nature Center

Starry Games (TBD): We will need volunteers!

May 27th: Early Out & Last Day of School

THIS WEEK...

MONDAY, April 4th

• Art

TUESDAY, April 5th

WEDNESDAY, April 6th

• Music

THURSDAY, April 7th

• Vocabulary test

FRIDAY, April 8th

• Music
• Mrs. Crist is gone for the day

Stories: "The New Friend" & "Symbols of our Country"

Focus:

• Characters
• Vowel Combinations (ou, ow): how, now, house, out, town, ouch, owl

Essential Question: What can you learn from someone who is from another country?

Words to Know:

Vocabulary:

• shallow: not deep
• lugging: carrying a heavy load
• blossoms: flowers
• cavern: a cave
• shady: an area out of the sun
• ledge: a flat space like a shelf sticking out on the side of a mountain

MATH...

This week:

• Skip counting by following a pattern
• This is a very tricky skill. Please look over your child's math work in their folder with them.

Here is what else we are reviewing:

• Time to the hour and half hour
• Balanced equations
• Coins and their values

XTRA MATH

Check out XtraMath on your computer or tablet! The kids use it to practice their fast facts quickly and accurately. It's a fun way to do a little math each day!

Please see the note I sent home to access your student's account or contact me with questions!

*For responsibility if students do XtraMath I give them a stamp on their pyramid*

SplashMath:

We started splash math at school on a 3 month free trial. Information will be sent home for how to log on.

Science

Our kit is called: Plants and Animals

We planted Rye Grass and Alfalfa to grow a lawn. We trimmed our lawn last week. We are also waiting for our stem cuttings and wheat seed to grow.

REMINDERS...

• BRING A COAT, HAT, AND GLOVES! It's been very chilly outside!
• When there is snow, please bring snow pants and boots (please label all your child's things)
• Bring a water bottle to school
• Empty your take home folder daily
• If your child is going home different than normal, please send a note to myself and the office. I will always send your child to their normal pick up place unless I have a note.