Ms. Minerva

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For the week of April 24, 2017

Important News and Information:

~Wednesday (4/26) - Mother's/Father's Day Sale - If you'd like your child to shop for Moms/Dads/Grandparents/Godparents, please send money in an envelope with your child's name on the outside. Thank you!

~Thursday (4/27) - Field Trip to see Frog and Toad! We will be leaving school around 9:15 and will return in time for lunch at 12:00. We will have a quick snack at 9:00 before we leave. The children should dress in their gym uniform. They will have their regular gym class after lunch. Thank you!


-Spelling: We will continue using the April/May spelling menu this week. 
-Math: Homework this week are pages out of the Practice Workbook.
-Reading Journal: Continue reading every night! Reading journals are due by the end of this week for the month of April!

Our Work for the Week:

ELA: This week we will be reading a realistic fiction story called Whistle For Willie. We will discuss cause and effect as well as make text to text connections.

SPELLING WORDS: This week's spelling words are: 
who, why, said, does, good, brook, shook, foot, took, stood

*There will be a spelling test on Friday.

PHONICS: We will explore the vowel digraph "oo".

GRAMMAR: We will further explore pronouns; discussing the pronouns that show ownership (my, mine, your, yours, his, hers).

MATH: We will finish up Chapter 8 - Adding Two Digit Numbers on Tuesday, review on Wednesday, and take a test on Chapter 8 on Friday.

It's very important to keep reviewing basic addition and subtraction facts on daily basis at home. You can use games on apps and websites as well as flashcards. It's helpful to give reminders to use all of the strategies we've learned...doubles, doubles +1, friends of ten. We will continue taking our "fast fact" quizzes this week.

**Please note that if during the day we use pages out of our Big Math Book in class, I will send those pages home in the red take home folder so you can see how the lesson was taught during the day. It is my hope that, if needed, this will help you be able to assist your child with the homework that night.

SCIENCE: We will begin our unit on life cycles. It will be a super exciting time in the first grade as we will learn about the life cycle of a chick and have hands on experience hatching chick eggs in our classroom!!

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**As always, please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.

J. Minerva

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