Family Update 14
June 8, 2018
IMPORTANT DATES AND REMINDERS
· Friday, June 15 | Anytime Anywhere Travel to Dominican Republic
· Monday, June 18 | All School Field Day
· Thursday, June 21 | Spring Curriculum Share (9:00 - 10:15AM)
· Friday, June 22 | Last Day of School | Half Day
Take Home Folders and Book Baggies
As the year is coming to an end soon, we will be sending work home next week. Please send your child's yellow take home folders in with them to school by Monday 6/11. Please note that some of the work may be unfinished so feel free to have your child complete them at home.
Also, please send in all books or book baggies to school by Monday 6/11 so that we can begin organizing our library and ensure that our library is replenished for next year. As always, we thank you so much for your understanding!
Please join us on Thursday, June 21st, for our Spring Curriculum Share. This gives all parents and guardians the opportunity to see what your children have been doing in the core and specials classrooms. Below are the times for the following grades. We hope to see you there.
Kindergarten, First, & Second Grade - 9:00 - 10:15 am
Being that this is our last curriculum share and our friends have an amazing year, the first grade team wanted to have part of the Curriculum Share at Fort Greene Park. We will be making arrangements with their specials teachers in order for them to have their performance first. Once this is all done we will walk over to Fort Greene Park to have our Curriculum Share and have a surprise pizza party for the students. We would like to suggest that the pizza be only for students and that participating families bring an alternative meal just to ensure that every student has lunch. If and when students are done eating, they will be allowed to have some playtime at the playground. We should be leaving the park by 1:30pm. If it is raining we will have the curriculum share in our room and have the pizza party there. If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to reach out to me.
Reading & Writing
For our last unit -- poetry -- we are linking our reading and writing units to better support the students reading comprehension skills through poetry. During writing we are discussing the structure of poems. During reading, we are identifying what defines a piece of writing as a poem. We are working on making connections to the poem and visualizing by making mental images to better understand the author’s message. A way to support us at home is to write a poem together. Try a 5 Senses poem where you can use the following sentence starters to create a poem about a topic (e.g. Summer at the park, block parties, etc.)
We began our new unit on Measurement! Students worked on measuring length. They used non-standard objects to measure other objects, such as paper clips or ones cubes, and compared lengths using the words "shorter than" and "longer than." This week our friends learned about measuring rules such as having a starting point and endpoint, making sure there are no gaps, and that you are measuring with the same sized non - standard objects. Our friends had to follow these rules to measure different classroom objects
1B has traveled all around the world to learn about various celebrations in the past two weeks! Our 1B friends created festive masks for Carnival and Mardi Gras, colored some beautiful rangolis for Diwali, and more. In the upcoming weeks, we will begin to go into more research about a celebration we are interested in as we prepare to begin our end of the year projects to share with you!