Monday, March 25, 2013

Weekly News

Important Information
*Check out the new photos and videos on our class blog!
*Thanks so much for coming to our Poetry Potluck! The children enjoyed celebrating their poems with you!
*KET is having a Young Writers Contest. We have so many budding authors in our classroom and I’d love to see some of their poems be entered in the contest! Here’s the link if you are interested. Entries must be accompanied with parent permission. I will send home a copy of your child’s poem for you to enter if you’d like.
*March Mania will be held on Thursday, March 28th. The doors open at 5:30pm and the basketball game begins at 6pm. Let's cheer on our 5th grade Huskies as they compete against last year's team in the NOHS gymnasium. Hope to see you there!
*We’re going on a coin hunt! Each child will collect plastic eggs filled with dimes and small prizes. They will put their knowledge of counting by tens to the test as they graph and count their coins. Learning can be so much fun!
  So…we need your help! If possible, please send in a dozen plastic eggs. Each egg should be filled with 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 dimes. If you’d like to, you can also include a small trinket, but this is optional. Trinkets can be any nonfood item such as small toys, stickers, erasers, etc. All donations are due no later than Wednesday, March 27th. If you are not able to contribute, just let us know. Students will also need to bring in a basket or bag for the Coin Hunt on Thursday, March 28th.
  Thanks in advance for anything you can contribute. We truly appreciate all of your help in making learning an exciting adventure!

Important Dates
March 27th – 12 plastic eggs with dimes due (trinkets are optional)
March 28th – Egg Hunt! Bring your Easter basket or a bag for the hunt.
April 1st-5th – Spring Break
April 12th – Relay for Life fundraiser: donate $1 to wear your PJs to school
April 19th – Relay for Life fundraiser: donate $1 to wear an outfit from your favourite decade
April 26th – Relay for Life fundraiser: donate $1 to wear your favorite hat to school
May 2nd – Relay for Life fundraiser: donate $1 and wear pink to school to honor loved ones who have/had cancer
May 3rd – No School

What are we learning?

Word Work
Our new 1st grade word wall words are: write, went, white, part. We are reviewing these kindergarten words: good, take, is. This is week 29 on Spelling City. We are also studying the spelling patterns ou and ow.

Writing and Reading
We are exploring nonfiction and realistic fiction this week. Our study will tie into our American History unit in Social Studies. We will also work on determining importance and building schema.

Social Studies
This week we are continuing American History unit. We will learn about important figures including Paul Revere, George Washington, and Thomas Jefferson as well as their contribution to America.

We will continue working with the base ten system to help us add and subtract by tens.

Related Arts
Monday – Music
Tuesday – Music
Wednesday – Music
Thursday – Music
Friday – Music