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Week of May 10th- May14th

Hello First Grade Families!

As we begin to wrap up the end of the year we are doing some amazing things! This week we had Henry be our teacher for reading and writing! He read our new story, The Life Cycle of an Apple Tree, and completed our vocabulary page. He gave us an extra recess and we got to draw Pokemon characters! What a fun afternoon!

We have continued our learning of 3Dimensional shapes and are working on making new shapes with the ones provided. In Social Studies we are learning about our past and how we celebrate special holidays. In Religion we focused on Mary. We watched the beautiful May Crowning Mass and further read about how Mary is the Mother of the Church.

We are really working on staying safe and following our classroom rules. We want to continue to be in school and know how important it is to be safe. We talked about being safe at recess and while being in class with others.

Up Next…

In spelling we will be focusing on the <ir> pattern. This will be our LAST Week of Spelling! To follow we will have a Spelling Bee where we practice all of our words!

We will continue reading The Life Cycle of an Apple Tree. We will look at the process a seed takes to become a full tree. We will be doing a lot of How To writing to show the steps in how to create items. We will also be finishing our Animal Informational Texts.

In Math we will finish up Chapter 11. We will test at the end of this week. Our next chapter, Chapter 12 is our LAST!! Wahooo!

In SOCIAL STUDIES we will finish up talking about our basic needs as humans. We will look at how we celebrate certain holidays and why they are important. We will take our last official Social Studies Test and then move on to a created unit of Science and Social Studies combined!

In Religion we will be going back into our We Believe book and talking about God’s gifts to us. We will think about what we are thankful for and how God is apart of all we do. We will watch Mass as a whole class on Thursday.

*We are always in need of baby wipes and disinfecting wipes. We use about 200 disinfecting wipes and 125 baby wipes a week!*

Please continue to let me know if you have any questions/comments.

Thank you!

Miss Katlyn Payne