Who We Are – Culture – As our unit begins, we are aware that culture is a hard word to define. So this week the students rotated through each first grade classroom where the teachers introduced them to an element of their own culture. Ask your child about meeting the other teachers and what they learned about culture.
Thank you to families who have already volunteered to share your culture with your child’s class. We look forward to hearing from more families to be scheduled in the coming weeks. Please share your culture! Unsure about what to do? Share a special holiday or tradition that is important to your family. Introduce us to some music or a dance from your culture. Share a dish from your home country that your family enjoys. Teach or show us a particular sport or game popular in your culture. Can you think of another way to share your culture with the first graders? It can be 10 minutes or 30 minutes – whatever you are comfortable with. We need you! Please contact your child’s teacher now to volunteer to share!
Field Trip! As part of our unit on culture, all of the first grade classes will be visiting a puppet theatre on Wednesday, September 26. Permission slips came home this week. As the tickets are pre-purchased, we can only take two parent volunteers for each class. If you are free and would like to help chaperone our trip, please let us know on the permission slip and return it as soon as possible. Thank you!
Math – After our introductory work in math, we are ready to begin our first module with a focus of addition and subtraction to ten. Please check your child’s blue folder for the Eureka parent page (this is our main math resource). It will guide you through some of the work and vocabulary we will use with the students in this first math unit.
Yearbook Photos – Get out those formal uniforms (ties!) for our yearbook photos. Here are the dates for the first grade classes. Please wear the white button up shirt, blue trousers, skirt or dress, dark shoes, and ties on your picture day. Students are welcome to bring other shirts to change into after the photo if you wish. Here is your photo day:
1AO – Tuesday, September 11
1DE – Wednesday, September 12
1HM – Thursday, September 13
1TM – Friday, September 14
1DC – Tuesday, September 18 (Save your smiles for the next week!)
After School Activities Begin Monday – Please make sure your child, driver, nanny and bus company all are aware of changes in your child’s schedule.
Mother-tongue classes – If your child is part of the Mother-tongue after school program, please let the teacher know which days s/he will be taking lessons.
Save the date – Friday, September 21 for our goal-setting conferences!
Saturday, September 8 – PTO Welcome BBQ, Fun Run, Wellness Fair
Monday, September 10 – After School Activities Begin
Friday, September 21 – Parent-Student-Teacher Goal Setting Conferences
Wednesday, September 26 – First Grade Field Trip to the Puppet Theatre
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