***Note: Wednesday, June 15 school begins at 8:30 – it is not a late start. Dismissal is at 12:00.
Thank You Parents! We received letters, notes, flowers and gifts as part of teacher appreciation week. Thank you to our first grade parents and the PTO for all the treats, gifts, and attention we received this week.
Bee Apiary – We had a great day out on Thursday, which included some sweet honey! (We were happily on the bus home before the rain fell.) Thank you to all of our parent volunteers! Ask your child about the trip and why it is important to protect the bees – one of earth’s natural resources.
Field Day! Thank you to the PE teachers for organizing an activity-filled morning on the field!
Sharing the Planet – People can make choices to help support the earth’s resources – Our trip to the bee apiary helped us make connections between our actions and effects on our natural world. Aside from being a fun day out, our field trip was a great culmination to our waste and resources unit.
Reading – Don’t forget to check shelves at home for classroom and library books AND continue that consistent reading practice over the summer!
Writing – Many of the first graders were prolific nonfiction book writers. As our portfolios and writing folders come home, please give your child some time to share his/her informational writing pieces with you.
Math – The first graders have spent a great deal of time working to become problem solvers in math. Reading and understanding what happens in a math story is the first step. Next students are encouraged to retell the story using manipulatives or drawings. Then they show their thinking process through number bonds or equations. Working with understanding and explaining the steps involved in solving have been the focus of much of our math work this school year.
Home connection: Make up math stories with your child. Have your child use legos or drawings to retell the story. How would he/she show that in a picture, number bond, or equation? Can your child make up a problem of his/her own?
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.
Reports – Your child’s final report will be issued electronically on Wednesday. Please take time to access and read it.
Tuesday, June 14 – End of school year celebrations begin at 2:30 – Parents welcome!
Wednesday, June 15 – Last day – 8:30 start – 11:00 closing ceremony – 12:00 dismissal
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