First Grade

Ms. Fisher and Ms. Mandl welcome you to…

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April 15, 2017

We hope you are still enjoying this glorious four-day weekend! I realized that as I typed away on report cards this morning, I failed to get out a weekly update. My apologies!

You will be happy to know that we completed our addition and subtraction with regrouping unit and have moved on to time and calendars. We will just be telling time to the half hour this year. In reading, we are moving into longer stories in our anthologies and are studying all different kinds of texts. We continue to study different cultures in social studies and living and non-living things in science. Spelling this week continues with vowel teams. Remember, there will be no math superstar HW going forward.

In writing, we completed our beautiful final drafts for Student Treasures and will be mailing the book off to be published this week. Our next writing endeavor is haiku poetry as we get ourselves ready for the tea on May 19th. We will also start our animal research projects this week, where each student researches one animal, makes a book of interesting facts with the research, and then makes a diorama for display. The books and projects will also be at our tea, making it a must see culmination event☺

Remember, the Art Fair and Music class performances are this week, tomorrow and Wednesday. If you are interested in seeing the musicians in action, our grade meets tomorrow from 10-11:00 in half groups.

Have a happy week!

Karen Fisher and Nancy Mandl