Field Trip to Kuzminiki Park on Thursday! As part of our Sharing the Planet unit on Natural Resources, all of the first graders are off to the bee apiary on Thursday. If you haven’t returned your child’s permission slip, please do so on Monday. We can take 2 parent volunteers from each class. If you would like to join us for a lovely day out, please let your child’s teacher know. We will be away all day, so all first graders will need a snack, lunch and water bottle from home.
Field Day on Friday! First graders should dress for activities on the field on Friday.
Spirit Day today – Hey we are filled with spirit! It was yet another spirit day today. This time the elementary students who were principal for the day chose to have a non-uniform day. Thanks for helping your child participate.
Sharing the Planet – People can make choices to help support the earth’s resources – The students are making connections with resources and the choices we make that can help sustain them. This week we will focus on bees and their importance to our environment. Our unit culminates with our apiary trip on Thursday.
Reading – As we head into our final days, would you please assist your child with a look around the bookshelves at home for any classroom or library books. All books must be returned to the library before students can check out any books for the summer.
Writing – Many of the first graders are continuing to produce informational books. We are learning how to include text features such as a table of contents, headings, pictures and labels. As we read to learn more, we have been sharing a lot of fun facts with our classmates. Ask your child what he/she has been writing about recently.
Math – The first graders continue to develop their problem solving skills. In this final unit we are working on math stories that ask “how many more, or fewer”. This is something that most understand when sweets are passed out. (One child gets 5 and the other gets 3. “He got 2 more than me!”) These can be more difficult to visualize when numbers get bigger. (There are 19 students in class. I have 14 juice boxes. How many more students than juice boxes?) For many it can be unclear how to solve. One way is to show each number with blocks and lay them side-by-side to see how many more in one line than the other. We will also be learning how to draw tape diagrams to solve these.
Home connection: Practice some “how many more” problems with your child I jumped 26 centimeters. My friend jumped 17 cm. How much further did I jump? Can your child make up a “how many more” problem?
After School Activities Finished – No activities next week. Please make sure students, drivers, nannies and bus companies are aware of the schedule changes.
Leaving AAS? Please inform the school office if your child will not be at AAS for grade two. Please make sure your child’s teacher knows this as well so that all can have an opportunity to say goodbye to their classmates.
Leaving early for holidays? As room parents are planning end-of-year celebrations, and we would like to make sure all students get their art work, portfolios and locker possessions, please let your child’s teacher know if they will not be here through our last school day, Wednesday, June 15.
Thursday, June 9 – All first grade field trip to the Apiary
Friday, June 10 – Summer Field Day
Friday, June 10 -The campus will be closed at 16:00 on Friday, June 10th
Tuesday, June 14 – End of school year celebrations
Wednesday, June 15 – Last day – 11:00 closing ceremony 12:00 dismissal
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