Each class at KES becomes a family with another classroom in the school. Our goal is that students will develop positive school friendships with many children throughout the school community. This year my class will have a partnership with Mr. Cusson's third grade class. We will get together many times throughout the year for many different activities. The children love getting know their new friends and family in different classes. For our first gathering this year the two classes met and participated in a few icebreaker activities.They first introduced themselves with a throw the ball game and then found their buddy by solving a math fact. I have included a few pictures of our first family get together.
The first graders are off to a great start. The first few days of school was a success. I am so excited to spend this school year with this amazing class. I look forward to seeing all of you at Curriculum Night on Wednesday, September 14th. More information on this event will be sent home. Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns. firstname.lastname@example.org
On May 26th, first grade will be having their Author's Tea. This event will take place in the first grade classrooms from 1:00-1:50. All parents are welcome to come in for this great event. The children look forward to sharing their writing with you!
Just a reminder, the students in Mrs. Eames's class will be participating in a jump rope for heart event in gym on Wednesday, February 24th. All parents are welcome to participate during this wonderful event. Our gym class begins at 1:50. Hope to see you there!
We made it to the 100th day of school!
To celebrate the 100th day of school, our class made towers out of toothpicks and marshmallows. The children worked together in small groups to make a 3 dimensional figure. They used 100 toothpicks and 100 marshmallows. They displayed great teamwork and problem solving skills. They had a blast !
In reader's workshop we are now learning all about non-fiction and the amazing information we can learn about the world around us!
Make sure to ask your child what new information they learned from their non-fiction reading each day.
In math we are finishing up Unit 2 (adding and subtracting within 10) and will be starting unit 3 (counting and place value). Unit two assessment scores will be sent home with the children.
In Writer's Workshop, the children have been working hard creating how to books. We have learned all about how to make lemonade, how to ride a bike, how to make pickles, how to make water balloons and so many other fun topics. Your children are experts on many fun things. Soon we will be writing non-fiction chapter books.
Students are currently learning about Colonial times. As a culmination to our unit we will be having Colonial Day here at school on November 24th. You will receive more information about this fun experience and how you can volunteer.
Your children have been working hard during reader's workshop to build good reading habits and have been using a variety of strategies to tackle tricky words. Please continue to encourage your child to use these strategies at home in their reading. Our goal is that these strategies they are using will become habits in their everyday reading.
Scholastic Reading Club has begun in room 21! Please take some time to create an account at www.scholastic.com/readingclub so book ordering will only be a click away! I sent home September's scholastic flyer along with the class activation code. Ordering books through scholastic is a fun way for your child to build their own reading libraries. Our first book order due date is September 25th. If you have any questions about the scholastic reading club please contact me.