Family Update 14

June 8, 2018

Hello June!

We are officially on our last month of school and our friends have been hard at work! Please check out what we have been up to these past couple of weeks as we get ready for our Curriculum Share. Also don't forget to read over our Important Upcoming Dates and Reminders!

IMPORTANT DATES AND REMINDERS

Important Dates:

· 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.

Book Baggies

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!

Curriculum Share

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.

Academics

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.)

I hear…

I see…

I smell…

I feel…

I taste…


Math


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


Inquiry

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!

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Inquiry Time!

Brooklyn Grange Field Trip

A Science Update From Ms. Rosabal!

First Grade Meteorologists are getting to the bottom of what really causes storms. They are learning that a variety of factors contribute to big weather events like hurricanes and tornadoes - and that two of the biggest factors are fluctuations in air temperature and pressure. They've had a variety of hands-on learning experience, including making models of a hurricane as it appears on a map and observing glitter tornadoes!
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BPCS Academic Calendar

Many families have been asking when is the first day of school and BPCS has now released the new school year calendar. You can find all the important upcoming dates via our school website at www.brooklyprospect.org or by clicking on the button below.