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April 24: 12:30 Dismissal
May 2: 12:30 Dismissal
June 5: Bugz Play 6:30 p.m. First graders come to the cafeteria at 6:00 p.m.
June 7th from 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. End of the year Celebration More details to follow!
April is poetry month and we have been reading and writing poetry as well as studying mentor poets. We are learning how to view the world with "poets eyes" using our five senses. Students are learning how to describe objects using adjectives. During reading and writing workshop we have been focussing on creating poems. Students have helped generate a list of adjectives to describe things. We are working on developing a list of juicy description words to take ordinary ways of saying things to poetic.
Today we started chapter 13 in Think Math! In this chapter, students will learn about even and odd numbers. Students will learn how to break apart numbers to find sums to 20. Here are some activities you can do at home:
What's the addend?
Work with your child to practice finding sums to 20
What's all the BUZZZ about?
It is the first grade BUGZ play! All the first grade teachers play a special part putting on this performance. I order the supplies and design the costumes, Ms. Dorehety schedules all our times in the auditorium and makes announcements, Ms. Priante works on the student's lines, Mrs. Richardson choreographs the dances, and Mrs. Prager helps with set design. It is truly a group effort. During music they work on learning every song in the play and they create their own costumes in art. It is the cutest bugs you have ever seen. Get ready and save the date for this year's spectacular BUGZ play
June 5th at 6:30p.m!!
Please send in your money for the BUGZ play costumes as soon as you can! Thank you
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The American Bald Eagle became s a United States National Symbol in 1792. The bald eagle was chosen because of it's majestic beauty, great strength, long life, and because it's native to North America. We had a fun time reading books and learning about the Bald Eagle.
Aren't these the cutest Bald Eagles you have ever seen? Students traced their hands to make the wings and ripped up white paper for the feathers on the head. After learning about the Presidential seal we learned that the bald eagle stands for liberty and freedom.
The numbers 3,4, and 7 form a fact family. Notice that:
There are several ideas that we are trying to build when we introduce students to fact families. Here are some of them:
So, informally, you can think of a fact family as consisting of three numbers, two of which add up to the third.
If you are given two numbers, there are two possible fact families you can build. For example, if we are given 5 and 7, we can build the family 5,7, and 12 as above, or the family 2,5, and 7 since
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