Please see the below notice from Ms. Baines regarding Field Day. Volunteers are needed. Go to the SignupGenius link she has provided. This is always a fantastic day - we would love to have you join us.
Last week we talked about the importance of Memorial Day and learned about some of the symbols for our country. We will continue this discussion this week as we prepare for the school-wide Memorial Day Assembly on Wednesday. Your children have been working hard with Mr. Saunders and will be singing a song during the assembly. If possible, please have your child dress in the colors: red, white, and blue.
Aubrey presented at our school’s last Community Meeting of the year. Her story about First Grade Planting Christmas Trees brought back a nice memory of this wonderful experience.
This week with our Wonders program we will focus on the Essential Question: How can weather affect us? We will be talking and reading about different kinds of weather and how it affects our lives. A nice connection will be made between today’s cold and rainy weather and the forecast for the remainder of the week of hot. With the warm temperatures outside and the amount of running around done at recess, please send water bottles each day for your child.
Our Spelling Words this week are words with: wr, kn, gn: gnat, gnu, know, knife, write, wrong. Our high-frequency words are: been, their - - with exposure to: children, month, question, year.
Have you heard about our chicken eggs? Last Wednesday we put seven eggs in the incubator. For 21 days we will track the development that is happening inside these eggs using our Chick Life Cycle Exploration set which provides illustrations of a developing chick in 20 plastic eggs. We are so excited about day 21!
News for the Week of May 21, 2018
Our trip to the Rocky Shore has finally arrived. There is so much excitement in the classroom as we prepare for this day...building background knowledge, reading books, and sharing stories. Please double check the list that was provided to be sure you have packed all the items your child will need. Extra sweatshirts, socks, and shoes are a must!
This week with our Wonders program the Essential Question is: Who helps you? Teamwork is the key to making any task easier and a lot more fun! We will also focus on jobs that people do to help children. So many community workers play an important part in our lives.
Our Spelling Words are: haul, cause, saw, claw, paw, dawn. Our sight words are: love, friend - - with exposure to: brother, father, mother, picture.
With our numeracy, we will continue to focus on math facts: doubles, doubles plus one, adding three numbers (looking for combinations to 10), and word problems.
Happy Mother’s Day
This week in our Wonders program we will focus on the Essential Question of: How can we work together to make our lives better? We will be reading and talking about ways people can work together. This is a perfect connection to what we have discovered at school - - it is much more fun to work with a friend to accomplish a task. Teamwork makes the job easier and better.
Our spelling words will be various spellings of the “u” sound: moon tune, flew, blue, fruit, soup. This will be tricky because there are no patterns to follow.
Our sight words are: enough, door - - with exposure to: answer, brought, busy, eyes.
We have been gearing up over the last few weeks for our Open House on Thursday. Your children are excited to share how they have worked together to create Wish Flags for the entire school. Wish Flags were sent home last week with every child so that you could create a family wish together. Many flags have come back - - if you still have your Wish Flag at home, please work with your child to create your family flag and return it to school on Monday. All of the Wish Flags will be sewn together and hung on the Wish House which will be displayed in our garden. A wonderful representation of New Boston working together!
At Thursday’s Open House (May 17th) you will be able to see – and possibly locate – your Wish Flag. The activities for the evening start at 5:30 in the classroom. Our Integrated Arts team has worked together to create a wonderful evening for you - - songs, movements activities, and artwork.
Our field trip to Odiorne Point is on Monday, May 21st. If you have not returned the permission slip, please do so on Monday. This is a fun-filled day. Be sure to check the information that was sent home concerning what to wear...what to bring. VERY IMPORTANT!!!
I will be away this Thursday and Friday due to an out-of-state family commitment. Mrs. Kierstead will be here all week providing the continuity, routines, and expectations for the week. I will be checking my emails constantly if you have any questions or concerns.
We are so excited about Monday’s Field Trip down to the Stockbridge Theatre to watch June B. Jones. We have loved reading several of these books in class. We had a conversation last week about dressing up for this performance. If possible, please send your child in somewhat neater clothes since we will be representing New Boston Central School. Your children all agreed that they wanted “to look nice” for this wonderful event. Just a reminder - - you will need to pack a snack and lunch for your child. Snack will take place on the bus ride down to the theatre. We will have lunch after the performance down at the theatre. We will not have coolers to keep lunches cold...and no glass, please.
Our AIR time with Mark Ragonese was so much fun. We learned how to paint the strips of fabric that will be used for the Wish Flags. They are so colorful and very beautiful.
Odiorne Field Trip – a permission slip will be going home shortly. Just a reminder...IF YOU PLAN ON JOINING US, YOU MUST BE AN APPROVED VOLUNTEER AND HAVE BEEN FINGER PRINTED.
T-shirts: Our t-shirts came in late last week. I’ll be sending home a notice with the final cost on Monday. The shirts look fantastic! Thanks for your support on this.
This week we will not have any new Wonders topics. Instead we will be reviewing and assessing.
The Spelling Words are:
sure, because, more, good, said, come, they, from
These are some of the tricky words that prove to still be difficult.
We had so much fun planting trees last Friday. Each First Grader had the opportunity to plant two trees. Over the next several years they will learn how to trim these trees so that when they are Sixth Graders...they can cut one of the trees down and take it home. How cool is that!!!
The next few weeks will be very busy here at school. Here are some reminders for you.
Wednesday - we will be participating in our AIR program. We will be painting - even though we will be very careful....paint may get on our clothes. Please send your child to school in clothes that would be okay to be splattered in some paint.
Also tomorrow we will be jump roping in gym. Comfortable clothes (still keeping in mind the paint situation in the above paragraph) would be ideal.
Friday - we are planting trees at 10:00. The ground may be muddy and wet. You may want to send your child to school with a pair of boots to wear or an extra set of shoes.
Monday - we head off to our Junie B. Jones performance. We will be bringing our own snack and lunches. No glass containers, please. Also, no coolers will be available to keep your child's lunch cold.
As always - - give me a call with any questions or concerns.