A 'Save the Date' went home in your child's folder last week. If you missed it, the first grade poetry reading will take place during the afternoon on June 1st. Please contact me if you have any further questions.
Thank you for all of the field trip forms that I have already gotten back. If you haven't done so already, please make sure that you return the permission slip and payment by the middle of this week. You'll receive more information about field trip specifics as we get closer.
Another thing coming up on the schedule is Open House, on Tuesday, May 22nd from 7pm-8pm. Please make every effort to be there with your child, as it is a fabulous opportunity for your child to show off all of the work he/she has done recently. It's a great evening, and the students love showing their families what goes on in 1-Bu.
Now that I've gotten those things out of the way, here is what we'll be working on this week:
Reading : You should've gotten a poem written by 1-Bu in your child's folder on Friday. Were you able to infer what we had written about? 1-Bu has been practicing their inferring skills a lot recently. This week, we're going to focus on narrowing in on the careful words that authors use which lead to our vivid visualizations and inferences. Hopefully we'll be able to transfer some of that careful word choice over to our own writing.
Writing : 1-Bu did a fabulous job kicking off our poetry unit last week The students have fallen in love with writing poems, and I often have a hard time getting them to stop writing them. Now that we've gotten our creative juices flowing, we're going to spend some time this week working on our poetry-writing craft. We'll spend some time discussing line breaks, word choice, and poems' structures/layouts.
Math : We're going to be focusing on number grids a lot this week, as we kick off unit 9. Our goal is to become number grid pros, so that we can use number grids as effectively as possible.
Science : Last week, we started our study of the desert. We discussed what places are considered deserts, and dispelled the common misconception that all deserts are sandy. This week, we're going to turn our focus to animals that inhabit the desert.
Have a great week, and I look forward to seeing many of you at next week's Open House!