Dear 1B parents,
In our short three days next week, we will have some fun with cause-effect through the books by Laura Numeroff, beginning with “If You Give a Pig a Pancake”. We will continue measurement in math following a quiz on Tuesday. We will measure capacity through cups, pints and quarts. Space and our solar system will be our science focus for the remainder of the year.
We will begin a focus on the Ten Commandments, and we will describe the characteristics of peacemakers in religion. If your child would like to bring in a rosary, we will make another visit to the Rosary Garden next week.
Please think about sharing your heritage and cultures with our class during our upcoming International Day on June 4th. We would love to learn about different parts of the world and the states in our country to go along with our Flat First Graders who are arriving back at school. You can send the items in with your child if you cannot join us.
Also, our final Reading Celebration for the year will be a special event! Please put Thursday, May 28th at 2:00 on your calendars and join us at 2:00.
Here are the words for next week:
Purple: short/long vowel review
crab lots gum drip which wife cape tide vote race wipe have
Green: short “i” long “i__e” oddball
gift flip thin swim spill prize hike life nice drive nine give
Blue: long “o__e” “oa” “ow” short “o”
long close wrote roast oat roam loaf flow throw row mow know
Red: “er” “ear” “eer” oddball
fern germ clerk term dear year near beard cheer peer heard learn
A note about homework: In first grade,your children should be spending an average of 10 – 15 minutes on homework each night.
If you would like, please send in a water bottle with your children to keep on their desks. Thank you for the donations of cups and Kleenex!
Dates to remember:
Friday, May 22 — Noon dismissal
Monday, May 25 — Memorial Day holiday
Thursday, May 28 — FINAL – and very special — READING CELEBRATION!
Friday, May 29 — Field Day
June 4 — International Day in first grade!
June 10 — First Grade garage sale (see flyer to come home tomorrow.)
Our Emperor for next week is Ellie.
Have a wonderful and safe Memorial Day weekend,