Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Field Trip

Dear Families,


We are excited about our field trip to Coppal House Farm Corn Maze in Lee tomorrow.  Please check the weather and dress your child accordingly.  We are expecting to leave SMS at 8:45 and arrive to the maze around 9:10.  If you are chaperoning, please meet us at the farm no later than 9:10.  Remember to pack a drink and snack for your child.  

We are looking forward to a fun morning!

~Jessie

Friday, October 13, 2017

News - 10/13/17

Please Mark Your Calendars.
  • FIELD TRIP to Coppal House Farm Corn Maze this Thursday.
    • Please pack a snack and drink from home.  
    • Chaperones please meet us at the farm no later than 9:10.
  • First Grade Fall Festival - Tuesday, October 31st.  I am still looking for volunteers from about 9 to 11.  If you available and interested please let me know.  Thanks.
  • Next hike to Stratham Hill Park is Tuesday, October 31st.  Please have your child dress appropriately.
  • Parent Conferences begin the week of the 30th .  If you were unable to attend Curriculum Night, please email me so we can arrange a meeting.
5th Grade Buddies




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Friday, October 6, 2017

News - 10/6/17

Please Mark Your Calendars.
  • FIELD TRIP to Coppal House Farm Corn Maze on Thursday, October 19th...AM Only
    • Please pack a snack and drink from home.  
  • First Grade Fall Festival - Tuesday, October 31st.  I am still looking for volunteers from about 9 to 11.  If you available and interested please let me know.  Thanks.
Here's just a glimpse on what we've been working on:
  • Worked on magic c letters (c, o, a, d, g, q) during handwriting
  • Finished their Mo Willems' books
  • Worked on dropping bad reading habits 
  • Brainstormed ways to solve tricky words
  • Read the book, "Peter's Chair" by Ezra Jack Keats
  • Began "Small Moments" writing (Thank you for helping them brainstorm a list of events!)
  • Practiced decomposing the number 10
  • Added words to their personal word wall 
Here are some questions to promote school talk...

1) Tell me who joined the class on a video call.
2) Who is your fifth grade reading buddy?
3) What happened to your boat when you tested it in the water?
4) Tell me one way to solve reading a tricky word.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Stratham Hill Park

Our first hike to Stratham Hill Park is scheduled for this Thursday morning.  Please send your child to school dressed appropriately.  (I use the term hiking loosely more like a stroll.)  They will be using their senses and record the experience in their science notebooks.  They are very excited to go!

Monday, October 2, 2017

Innovation Day

Dear Families,
This Friday your child will have the opportunity to engineer and design their own boat.  We will be having a Christopher Columbus Innovation Day as part of our weekly STEM challenges in the classroom.  We are looking for donations for the design/creation of our boats.  We need the donations by Friday, October 6th.  


Here are some items that we might use…
-Styrofoam trays
-Tin Foil
-Tooth picks
-Milk Containers (well washed)
-Any recyclable item
-Rubber bands
-Straws
-Egg Cartons
-Yogurt Cups
-Craft Sticks
-Empty water bottles
-duct tape
-twine


Thank you for your help,

The First Grade Team