ANNOUNCEMENTS AND SHENANIGANS
Oh, my! What an exciting hatching week we’ve had in First Grade! Out of 36 chicken eggs, we were fortunate to have 16 baby chicks enter the world in our grade level! Our class welcomed 5 little cuties that were there to welcome us on Monday morning. We’ve been calling them the “Early Birds” since they weren’t scheduled to hatch until Tuesday. I hope you were able to catch a little of the Live Streaming set up by our fabulous IT, Donna Owen. What an amazing week!
The chicks are growing so quickly! They usually outgrow the little brooders after a couple of weeks, so we have arranged for someone to take our babies at the end of this week. We will miss our chicks, but are so glad that they will have more space to explore and grow. They will actually be going to my cousin’s farm in Katy, TX so hopefully we can get updates on how they are growing.
SAVE THE DATES FROM THE FIRST GRADE TEACHERS:
CHICK “SIP & SEE”:
The students have worked hard preparing for our upcoming Chick Viewing Party (for the school body) and a “Sip and See” for all of you. We will host this event for you on Wednesday, April 24th from 3:00-3:30 in our classroom. You must be in attendance for your child to be able to attend. They will come to you like normal at dismissal. Once the First Grade teachers are finished with Dismissal Duty, we will open the doors for some cute chick viewing and light snacks! Siblings are welcome for this event!
FIRST GRADE SHOWCASE: The first grade students and teachers are excited to invite you to come by your child’s classroom on Tuesday morning, May 7, from 7:20 – 7:40 a.m. for our First Grade Showcase. Your favorite first grader will be ready to show you some of the great work that he/she has been doing this year! Then afterwards you are welcome to attend our Volunteer Luncheon Breakfast in the library until 8:00 a.m. to thank you for all the help you’ve given us this year! We look forward to seeing you there!
OCEAN DAY: Ocean Day will take place on Friday, May 10th from 1:00-2:50. Our room moms will soon be in contact detailing how you can help with this big event. This will be a memorable day as we celebrate all that we will have learned about the ocean and the animals that live there!
GETTING READY FOR SECOND GRADE:
Please take a look at the page on our classroom website called “Getting Ready for Second Grade”. It will give you some tips about what you can be working on at home to help make sure your child will be ready for second grade. There is also a page called “Summer Suggestions” that will give you specific ideas of things you can do over the summer to help keep your child interested in learning, as well as prepared for the new school year come August!
THIS WEEK AT A GLANCE:
READING and WRITING:
-Practice reading words with the bossy “r” (er, ir, ur, ar, or)
-Delve into our Ocean Research Project (activate background knowledge of their animal and draw/label what their animal looks like)
-Continue to develop our accuracy, fluency, and comprehension through the stories we read
-Draw conclusions from picture and bar-type graphs
-Generate and answer questions using information from picture and bar-type graphs
-Discuss the characteristics of a fish
-Introduce food chains and food webs
-Review interdependence and discuss what happens when one part of the food chain goes missing
HOMEWORK FOR THE WEEK
Read 10-15 minutes every day. Record in the student planner about their story.
Our superstar this week is Macy! We are excited to learn more about our special friend.