May 13th-17th

This will be the final "Week in a Peek" for this year! It is hard to believe this is our last full week of the school year.  I want to thank all of you for all the gifts and sweet cards as well as the Amazon gift card and beautiful hydrangea for Teacher Appreciation Week. I have been so blessed to have your children in my class and to work with such amazing families this year.

I am looking for a parent volunteer that would be able to bind our First Grade Important books. If you would be available for a few hour on Wednesday afternoon or anytime Thursday or Friday to help with this project please let me know!!!!

There will be no more book bags or homework coming home. Instead, I would like to have each student choose a book from home and bring it to school this week to read to the class.  A reminder will be coming home Monday along with a list of fun ideas for summer learning activities. We will choose a few readers each day until everyone gets a chance to share a favorite story and show off their amazing reading skills!

Also, we will be learning prefixes this week but there will be no formal spelling test.

Summer fever has begun! Please remind your child each day on the way to school of the ROAR expectations  (being a good listener, staying on task, being respectful of others, using self-control and being safe).

This last few weeks of school will include several assessments including STAR testing. I know that this time of year can bring busy evenings but please make every effort to be sure your child is rested and eats a good breakfast. I also can't stress enough the importance of continuing to read, write and practice math facts now and over the summer!


Please use the websites and apps listed below to supplement instruction.    

 

Homework:  


Please read a minimum of 10 minutes each night.  You may use the bag of books (great for fluency practice and comprehension), and supplement with books from home.  Practice retelling stories including character names and details in sequence.  This week, we will be learning about opinion writing.

 

Please practice spelling words, including HFW and our spelling pattern.  This week's word pattern is suffixes -ed and -ing.  Example words include the following: helping, looking, jumping, played, shouted, landed. Our HFW are been, before, gone, searching.  The May Words and Goals sheet is in the back of your purple folder.     


Please complete the homework sheet and sign the reading page, and return them on FridayThis Weeks spelling test will be on Friday.


Reminders:

Please make sure to return your purple Important Papers folder EVERY day!   Please take the time to go through papers with your children and help make corrections if necessary, then TAKE THE PAPERS OUT of this folder and keep them at home.  


Please send a healthy snack for the afternoon each day


Wear tennis shoes on Mondays and Fridays each week.


Return library books on Monday each week if you have not already returned them. ***Thank you for reminding your child to take their books directly to the library in the morning before entering the gym!!!


PLEASE make sure that all clothing items, backpacks and lunch boxes are clearly labeled with your child's name!  



Important Dates:



May 13- Chess Club
May 22 - Last day of school

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