I hope you and your family are enjoying your summer together.
Below you will find our last newsletter of the 2018-2019 school year.
Check back in early September for our first newsletter of the 2019-2020 school year!
May 22 - Field Trip: Library and Sue's
May 24 - Field Trip: Pierz Park; last day of school
This week we read a story titled: Super Oscar. During this story, the main character loves to daydream. Anything from riding a dinosaur to singing under a disco ball! Oscar gets so caught up in his daydreams, that he forgets to pass out the job lists for the community picnic that is about to start! Ask your child what idea Oscar comes up with to save the picnic!
Phonics: final stable syllables: -le (such as in apple, table, circle)
Comprehension: character and setting
Grammar: adverbs that tell how
Writing: what we learned and did in 1st Grade
Spelling: Review List
We are continuing to learn more about the Respiratory System. We identified the parts of our body the work together to help us to breathe and why this is important. We will also participate in an activity that will let us experience first-hand how the lungs take in air and oxygen.
I will keep the Second Step Curriculum Home Link button here in case anyone has yet to complete them.
Reading Calendar and Folders
Please have your child return their Reading Folder. I have started inventory and need all books returned, including A.R. books. As your child completes their last AR test for the year, I will print off an A.R. report and send it home. This will include a history of all the books that your child has read and how well they have done on their tests! Our goal is to have them complete the quizzes at 80% or higher. This shows great comprehension of the books that they have read. Keep up the great reading!
Also, May Reading Calendars can be returned any time next week if your child has met their goal! Thank you for supporting them this year! They have all grown tremendously in their literacy skills!!
End of the Year Letter
Next week I will send home a hard copy of our end of the year letter. On the back side of this letter will be a list of resources that you can use throughout the summer months with your child. I will also be sending this resource list via Fast Direct as sometimes it is easier to access and find! Thanks for an AMAZING year and for sharing your children with me!
Cleaning out Desks and Lockers
Next week we will be cleaning out our desks and lockers and sending materials home. Any slightly used or unused items will be sent home.
Your child's nightly homework is to read at least 5-15 minutes per night to be marked on their Reading Calendar. This number will increase as your child becomes a better reader!
Math homework comes home daily. Please assist your child with this as needed. No homework will be sent home on Fridays and when we have a test or another form of assessment.
We have Phy Ed. on Tuesday and Thursday. Please make sure your child has tennis shoes to wear on these days.
**It is highly recommend that students have appropriate shoes for running and playing safely at recess time too!**
Isabella and family!
Here is a fun and simple origami site! We read a story about origami this week and it really sparked an interest. We made a few things at the end of today and I thought I would share it with all of you. I hope you enjoy it! Remember, you will need to start with a SQUARE sheet of paper!