Mrs. Poliszczuk's First Grade Class

weekly update

April 29, 2016

This week in reading, students practiced reading and writing words with the /ow/ sound as in cow, spelled ow and ou. We also practiced when to use the articles a, an, this and that.

In reading, we finished reading the story Thomas Edison, Inventor and identified the important details. Students will use their notes to create a time line.

In math, we began Unit 8, Addition, Subtraction and the Number System. (We are not completing Unit 7, per BCPS curriculum. All of those skills are already addressed daily in calendar math.) Students practiced reading and writing numbers from 1-120. Students also explored patterns on a hundreds chart by identifying what numbers were missing on the chart.

In Social Studies, students identified ways they can reduce garbage in order to protect our environment. Students also created a Wixie to give examples of jobs where people earn an income.

We had a wonderful art lesson today from Mrs. Williamson. Kylie's Mom visited our classroom today as part of our "Picture Parent" program. Students learned about the artist, Paul Cezanne, best known for his still life paintings. After the lesson, students were able to create their own still life.

Other Information

April reading logs are due on Monday.

May book orders are due on May 13th. L969F

On May 24th, the first grade will be traveling to Goucher College to see the puppet show, Aesop's Fables. Please send in your child's permission slip and $9.00 (check made payable to JES or exact change) if you have not already done so. We will leave at 11:30 and return around 2:00. Please send a bagged lunch that day. Students will eat in the classroom before leaving.

First Grade Field Day is scheduled for May 26th at 9:30. I will forward the details from Mrs. Lee as soon as I receive them.

Our end of the year picnic will be in June. Date TBD shortly.