Ms. Davis' 1st Grade Newsletter
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October 13- Library day
October 23- Field trip permission slips due
October 23- Extended recess dayOctober 26- Pumpkin Patch and Fall Festival field trip
October 27- Library day
October 30- Halloween Parade and class party
*every Tuesday and Thursday in October are P.E. days (wear tennis shoes)
Help Wanted-Field Trip Opportunity!
Where? Houston Pumpkin Patch and Fall Festival
What? The entire Hope Elementary first grade class is heading over to the Fall Festival for our October field trip. Each student will have the opportunity to pick their very own pumpkin from a pumpkin patch (we will decorate at school during our Halloween party on October 30), we will catch a ride on the hay ride, bob for apples, learn how to make our very own scarecrow, and learn all about pumpkins!
Please send your child with a brown bag lunch and $2 to buy a pumpkin. The field trip permission slip is being sent home today in your child's weekly folder. Please return by the end of this week. If you would like to be a chaperone, please indicate your availability on the permission slip.
Weekly Classroom Highlights
Math Concept: Addition and Subtraction of Three-digit Numbers
Science Concept: Spooky Science: Ooey Gooey Chemical Reactions
Reading Concept: Fall-themed Poetry
Specials: Wednesday is library day, Tuesday and Thursday are P.E. days (tennis shoes), Friday we will have an extended recess time so please send your child in comfortable play clothes.
Global Awareness Opportunity: Thailand
Try this spooky science experiment at home!
Here is a fun and interactive activity to further your child's understanding of chemical reactions at home.
-2 bottles of Elmer's white school glue (4 oz per bottle)
-8 oz of warm water
-1 (2 oz) bottle of glow in the dark paint (sold at craft stores)
-food coloring of your choosing (we used neon green and orange in class)
-1/2 cup liquid starch (I use Sta-Flo brand)
-black light (optional to make the slime glow even more!)
1. Pour glue into a large mixing bowl.
2. Add warm water to mixing bowl. Mix well.
3. Add food coloring and glow in the dark paint to desired color. Mix well.
4. Add the liquid starch until you reach a thick and stretchy slime. Mix well.
If you have any questions, concerns or would like some resources for at-home learning please reach out to me. It is truly my joy to build a relationship with you, so I can better serve your child.
Phone Number: 713-555-5555
Classroom Website: MsDavisFirstGrade.com