# 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

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## IMPORTANT DATES...

MAY

May 2nd: Blue Day, McTeacher Night at the Marion McDonalds

May 3rd: Hay Day, 1st Grade Music Performance (6:15)

May 4th: Inside Out Day

May 5th: Job Day

May 6th: Kick off our shoes in the classroom

May 12th: Ice Cream Social

May 20th: Field Trip to Nature Center

May 26th: Starry Games: We will need volunteers!

May 27th: Early Out & Last Day of School

## THIS WEEK...

MONDAY, May 2nd

• Art
• Green Day

TUESDAY, May 3rd

• Hay Day

WEDNESDAY, May 4th

• Music
• Inside Out Day
• Duct Tape Mr. Ewald

THURSDAY, May 5th

• Job Day

FRIDAY, May 6th

• Music
• Kick off your shoes in the classroom

Stories: "Hi! Fly Guy" & "Busy Bugs" Poetry

Focus:

• Characters
• Suffixes: -ly, -ful, -y
• Long Vowel Patterns

Essential Question: How Can Insects Be Helpful?

Words to Know:

• caught, thought, beautiful, took, minute, friendship, listen, idea

Vocabulary:

• corner: a place or area
• signs: things that give information
• disguised: dressed in a way that hides who you are
• solve: figure out
• mystery: something with a puzzle to be figured out
• seriously: in a way that it thoughtful and not joking

## MATH...

This week:

• Skip counting by 2s, 5s, 10s, etc.
• Story problems with many numbers (ex: 3+5+4 = ?)
• Place Value (tens and ones)

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. Let me know if you still need information for logging on.

## Science

Our kit is called: Plants and Animals

More pictures and information to come!

## REMINDERS...

• 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.