Rushton's Crew

First Grade News April 29, 2016

What have we been up to this week?

- In reading. we reviewed characters, setting, and plot. We also worked on using context clues to find the meaning of an unknown word.


- In writing, we reviewed all pronouns, and completed some grammar reviews on Moby Max. We also practiced writing observations and inferences in response to a picture prompt! This skill will be very helpful when transferred to texts later in your child's education.


(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!)

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This week, Mrs. Bodart's class challenged us! On Monday morning, they arrived in our classroom to announce that they would like to see which class could earn more Dojo points in a week! It was a VERY close competition most of the week! At the time of publication, Mrs. Bodart's class was ahead by one point!


Above: A photo we sent to Mrs. Bodart's class via Twitter to let them know that we were winning one afternoon!

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Above: The students used story spinners to discuss the characters, setting, and plot of a story that we read together.

Brown County State Park Field Trip

Friday, May 20th, 9am-2:15pm

1810 State Road 46 East

Nashville, IN

We will be traveling to Brown County State Park to learn about plants and animals, explore the nature center, go for a hike, and enjoy a picnic lunch! Parents are welcome to join us, however you will need to have a criminal history check on file, and you will need to drive separate. (Please note that each car going into the park is charged a $5.00 entrance fee.)


On the day of the trip, students should wear comfortable walking shoes and have clothing on that is appropriate for the temperature as most of our day will be outdoors. If your child does not order a school lunch, you will also need to send a disposable sack lunch that does not require refrigeration and a drink (not soda!). Do not forget to label your child's lunch with his/her name!


Permission slips and money ($8.00) are due on May 13th!

Sight Words

On Thursday, I sent home packets of incomplete sight word lists. If you received a packet, please read the attached letter and let me know if you have any questions.


If your child did not receive a letter, he/she has completed all Pre-Primer, Primer, first, second, and third grade sight words lists already!

Mark Your Calendar

May 3: Breakfast with Administrators

May 6: May Scholastic Orders Due

May 12: Book Fair Open 2:30-6:00pm

May 13: Class Trip to Book Fair during school day, Brown County Field Trip Permission Slips Due

May 14: Literacy Festival at Central Middle School

May 20: Brown County Field Trip

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

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