Monthly Archives: June 2017

First Grade Authors!

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A group of our very own students from 1P have written and published a Fun Facts Sports book! Books will be on sale this Tuesday for 5 JD. All proceeds will go to charity.

Fun facts book poster

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Summer Reading

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Your child has been working hard all year on solving tricky words, making predictions, and thinking about characters, and their growth has been amazing!  In order to maintain their hard work and progress over the summer it is important that your child read 30 minutes every day, or a total of 210 minutes a week.
Research shows that students who do not read during the summer months regress in their reading skills.  Luckily, we can prevent this from happening by having our children read:  books, magazines, audiobooks, menus, etc.
Let’s help our students pick up where they left off in June when they return to school in August. Have conversations about books they are reading, and let them see you reading.  The summer is a busy time, with travel, friends, and unpredictable schedules.  Many families have found it helpful to have a routine in place to help families know when and where the reading is happening each day.

Below are a few reading lists to help your child discover some great books to lose themselves in!

 

Weekly News

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Here’s what we are working on this week:

Literacy

  • Rereading to learn more about characters in books
  • Writing realistic fiction series
  • Specific word work

Math

  • Adding and subtracting within 100
  • Collecting data and graphing results
  • Addition fluency

Science

  • Planning and conducting investigations to show that vibrating materials can make sound and sound can make materials vibrate
  • Using tools and materials to design and build a device that uses light or sound to solve the problem of communicating over a distance
  • Making observations to construct an evidence-based account that objects in darkness can be seen only when illuminated

Home Connection

  • Read for 20 minutes each night and record in the Reading Log
  • Reread to learn more about characters
  • Practice reading with fluency
  • Practice your math flash cards

Important Dates and Reminders

  • May 28-June 14 – 9am start
  • Make sure all library books have been returned
  • June 14 – Last day of school
  • Find the June Calendar here