Weekly Letter May 28th

I hope you all had a fabulous long weekend! We are in the final month of school and students are so excited for summer vacation. It sure feels like summer in the classroom. Please keep in mind that gym uniforms can be worn on days when the temperature will rise above 80 degrees. You may also want to pack an extra drink or a refillable water bottle for your child. We still have some things to learn in first grade, so please continue reading…

Reading & Writing:

This week I will be starting our final reading assessments for the year. It is amazing to see the growth since September. I will let you know your child’s new level a.s.a.p.! In reading workshop students will be reviewing basic skills learned in first grade so far. There are not new spelling words this week. Our plant and animal adaptations unit is coming to a close and we will be finishing up our animal encyclopedia books. We talked about some interesting reptiles this morning such as the thorny lizard and the Arizona coral snake. Tomorrow, we will take a closer look at some birds.

Math:

We will begin Chapter 11: Geometry. During this chapter the students will learn how to identify and describe three-dimensional shapes. The students will practice combining different shapes to make new shapes. This chapter provides for a perfect opportunity to explore the different shapes around them during everyday activities. 

Religion:

We are almost finished with Chapter 22: Jesus Gives Us the Eucharist. Students learned that the last meal that Jesus shared with his followers was called the Last Supper. Students also learned that the Eucharist is the Sacrament of the Body and Blood of Christ. We will have an assessment on Friday, May 31st. Please focus on these words/topics: Mass, Eucharist, and Last Supper. Books will come home tomorrow (5/29)  

Announcements & Reminders:

  • Religion Test Friday
  • Scholastic Book Orders Due 6/1