Mrs. Cohen's May Newsletter

First Grade 2013


The end of the school year is quickly approaching us! As we enter the final weeks of school, we will be extremely busy. Remember to check your email for updates and reminders about happenings in our classroom.

Here are some important dates to remember:

  • National Teacher Appreciation Day - May 7th
  • School Nurse's Day - May 8th
  • Spirit Day - Pajama Day - May 8th
  • Merrymead Field Trip - May 10th
  • Final Book orders of the year (May and June editions coming home) - May 14th
  • No School for Students/Teacher In-Service - May 21st
  • Field Day - May 22nd
  • NO SCHOOL - May 24th and May 27th

ELA Update

We will be working hard up to the last week of school to ensure that we finish our ELA curriculum. Please continue to practice the high frequency words each night with your child. As for spelling, we we have just 4 more weeks of lists to go!

Please encourage your child to read daily every night. Our Home Reader Program will be ending the last week of May, as this will allow me a little bit of time to organize and account for all of the books. The children will be rewarded on May 23rd for their reading with a pizza party! Thank you for all of your help with the Home Reader Program. I hope that you found it as beneficial as parents, as I do!

Math Update

We will be spending the month of May finishing up our math curriculum. Unit 9 continues to explore fractions and Unit 10 is an end-of-the-year review. We will continue to complete addition and subtraction practice sheets two mornings each week and they will be sent home to you on Fridays. At the end of the month, I will start to time the children and you will be able to see how quickly your son/daughter can complete a set of addition and subtraction facts.

Science Update

Last week, we received our caterpillars in the male. This month, we will see these 10 creatures transform into Painted Lady Butterflies! We will keep them in our classroom (I have a butterfly tent) for a few days and then we will release them in the flower gardens outside.