First Grade News

Mrs. Clyde - Room 8 - Issue No.22

Clyde's Corner

We had a great day today! We started off with St. Patrick's Day tattoos (thanks Bruce) and ended with making Leprechauns. In between all of that, kids worked on a lot of writing projects today and continued our work with 2 digit subtraction. Another full day of learning in first grade.....

Reading

This year I am part of the district's reading adoption committee. We are looking at new reading curriculum. Ms. Paradis and I are both piloting reading curriculum for first grade. It is a great opportunity for your kids to learn with the most up-to-date materials. I love getting their input about the materials as well. Kids definitely know what they like and do not like. So far we have piloted two programs - Benchmark Literacy and Superkids. This week we will start our third program, Wonders reading.

You should know that parents are always invited to view materials when the district is adopting new materials. If you are interested you can contact Cathy Allred in the Instruction Department during regular business hours 8 a.m. to 4 p.m at 393-4211. Reviewers are expected to complete a survey for each program.
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Estimation

Thanks for participating with our Estimation Station during Open House. Kids and parents were asked to estimate which jar has 100 beans. Everyone voted for either Jar B or Jar C. Jar A did not get any votes. On Friday our class counted the beans. As we counted the beans it was also great practice with adding groups of tens and regrouping. We started counting with Jar A and learned that this was the jar with 100 beans. I love doing this with kids because it really helps them begin to learn how to estimate. Kids (and parents) often think that 100 is so much that it has to be Jar B or Jar C.

Mark Your Calendars

March 18th - Science Fair (rescheduled to this new date!)
March 20th - Skate Night
March 21st - No School/Teacher Work Day
March 28th - Popcorn Day

Remember: School starts at 8:30! Kids should not line up before 8:20.