Last week was a topsy-turvy week for the students with no school on Monday and a substitute on Tuesday and Thursday. Suffice to say, they were very happy to see me at the door on Friday morning!
Since I was only in the classroom with the students for two days last week, we are going to be doing much of the same in each subject area this week as we did last week. However, below are some quick notes to keep you in the loop.
Field Day: Thursday, June 10th is 1st grade field day! You should have received a note on Friday, outlining what this day will look like for the students. Please remember to have your child dress in comfortable clothing and sneakers on that day. (1-Bu's color is green.) Also, your child should bring a towel and a refillable water bottle - both labeled with your child's name! Remember, the PTO is providing the students with a pizza lunch that day.
Reading: We were successful twice last week with reading for 29 minutes, so this week we're going to try for 30! The students are VERY excited to reach this milestone, and have been working very hard to get this far.
Writing: Early in the week we'll quickly publish our last small moment piece. Then, we'll start working on our independent writing projects. The students will get to choose to work on either a nonfiction book, a small moment piece, or a poetry anthology, all on topics of their choices!
Math: We will continue to review and extend previously taught skills and concepts this week. We'll also be reviewing a lot of the games we learned this year.
Science: We'll continue our ocean study this week. So far, the students know the first two layers of the ocean - the Sunlight Zone and the Twilight Zone. This week, we'll go down even deeper to study the last two layers!
Have a great week!