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Procedure Letter 2014-15

May 6, 2018



Hello First Grade Families!
Spring is here!  The children are finally enjoying the warm weather...Enjoy reading our news and highlights!


During Reading Workshop as readers we continue our study across genres. We are reading poetry and singing songs, personal narrative stories as well as non-fiction books.  We are learning what it means to compare one genre to another.  We celebrated Earth Day and decided to continue our theme for the last few weeks.  We are currently working on an Earth project with our first grade friends from Mrs. Magid and Ms. Sandberg’s class. We have incorporated this project into reader’s theater and will be presenting our research about animals and how we can help take care of the earth this week.


In Writing Workshop continue writing our personal narrative stories about small moments that are real in our lives.  Some of their topics include A Time When I…went collected shells on the beach, went roller skating, rode my bike... just to name a few.  The children are now learning how to add craft to make their writing more interesting.  They are learning about dialogue including quotation marks and speech bubbles, and sound words. Many books they have enjoyed to help us with our craft are Come on Rain, Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! Roller Coaster and many more!


 The children are having a blast with our unit of Geometry in math.  We are leaning to identify the attributes 2 and 3 Dimensional shapes.  We went on a shape hunt around the room to search for objects around us with similar shapes.


Our smart mathematicians have a good understanding of parts of a whole with fractions!  Games like guess my shape, pizza fraction and creating ice-cream cones with fractions help support these concepts.


During our Science Unit we continue with our study of the Properties of Water.  They may come home talking to you about not wasting water as we are learning more about how important it is to conserve water and keeping our water clean. 


 Homework 


May homework will go home this week. It will be our last assignment. Thank you for helping your child to be successful. Please consider the free summer reading program at the South Brunswick Public Library. These online resources are wonderful: www.Storylineonline.net and www.getepic.com and funbrain.com


Events


*VonThun Farm trip--June 7, 9:15-12:30. Please let me know if you would like to be a chaperone.
*Early Release --June 7, dismissal 1:30


Home – School Connection…


*Tell ways you can save water in your home. 
*Draw a circle divide into 4 equal parts.  Shade in 2 and write the fraction.
*In Dear Children of the Earth, why did Mother earth write a letter to her children? Who are her children?


Sincerely,


Ms. Carolyn Hayward


First Grade Teacher


Greenbrook Elementary School


carolyn.hayward@sbschools.org


My approach creates the climate; my mood makes the weather.  ~ Make it a sunny day!

 

 
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