Wishing you and your family a happy and healthy holiday season! I am looking forward to seeing everyone back for a fabulous 2013!
This week we will continue to review our letters, sounds, and high frequency words learned in kindergarten. This will give us a strong foundation as we begin to become strong readers. We have completed our first writing piece, a personal narrative entitled “All About Me”. We are anxious to publish them for all to read! In math we are working on geometry and have learned a great deal about lines and shapes. We have sorted shapes, made shapes, compared and contrasted shapes, and this week we will create things from shapes. We will have a great week. Our letters this week are /i/, /d/, /r/, /b/,/b/, /l/, /o/, /k/k, and /k/ck. Our high frequency words are play, you, he, is, she, and, said, are, do, and this. We are working with both two and three dimensional shapes including circle, square, rectangle, triangle, rhombus, trapezoid, cone, cube, rectangular prism, pyramid, and sphere.
This week we will be working in our Start Smart Unit in reading. We will be reviewing letters, sounds, and sight/high frequency words from last year. We will also be beginning a unit on two dimensional shapes in math. We will be comparing shapes, sorting shapes and looking at the various attributes these shapes may have. We are looking forward to a great week!
We started our last week with watching “Alvin and the Chipmunks, Shipwrecked”. We then worked on Thank-you notes for Chef Clay and the grilled cheese pizza on Friday. Spelling day words were written nicely. Students then completed poem on First Grade. After lunch, we read and worked on Eric Carle literature. We had PE as usual. The Award’s Ceremony will be Wednesday morning for our grade level. There is no school tomorrow for Election Day. Thursday will be a half day and the students will be having a brunch style lunch. We will be updating blog with new up-to-date information. Thank you and have a great evening.
The last full week of school is officially finished. A big Thank-You to Chef Clayton Lesak from Krubaloo’s at the Cynthiana Country Club for making us some grilled cheese pizza today. This was a dish the student’s created during “Cool Jobs” week and he made the dish for sampling today. Today, we also went to the cafeteria to watch a parade of famous Kentuckians put on by Mrs. Debbie Schmidt’s Second Grade class. Spelling words are going home for next week. This is a basic review from calendar. There will be NO SCHOOL on Tuesday due to Election Day. Thursday will only be a half day. It has been a great week. Field day yesterday was very fun and energetic for all the kids (and teachers).
We are now approaching Thursday. These weeks seem to be going faster and faster. Spelling homework was sent home late as we will be working on this list for the this and next week. Be sure to study the words with your child nightly. A note went home today regarding Field Day. Please feel free to join us and enjoy the festivities. Students should wear sunscreen, tennis shoes and shorts to participate in activities. Water, snow cones, and Popsicles will be available for them in the warm weather. Have a great evening with your families. A reading passage has gone home for student’s to complete.
Today we took the class picture for the field day t-shirts. In Math, we are working on measurement booklets and the students are liking this activity. We are still working on our summer calendar and learning more about Helen Keller, Flag day and every holiday we miss during the school year. The students are enjoying this life skill/history lesson each day. It is time for all library books to be returned. Please look around the house and see if you find any books that need to be returned. Field Day will be Thursday. Notes went home today for parents to vote for next years site based council. Have a great evening.
Another week is behind us and our children have worked very hard this week. They have taken an assessment test every day. We are still working very hard on our summer calenders and they have learned about Helen Keller and Flag Day. The “Cool Jobs” books were finished and sent home. We would like to send out a big THANK YOU again to Hairdresser- Amy Schreiber, Chef Clayton Lesak, Sheriff Bruce Hampton, and Dr. Stephen Moses for their special classroom visits. A note is being sent home today regarding field day, please check the folders. Have a great safe, happy weekend. The spelling test packet will come home on Monday to give them a weekend of rest after the tiring week of testing.
We have tested all week and the students have done a great job. We have tried to not send home homework other than spelling for this reason. I am sure they are worn out at night. We will be sending home our “Cool Jobs” book home this week and we are working on a calendar for the summer that the students are really enjoying. Please save all voting stickers for this. They are making their calendars very colorful.
During our unit “Cool Jobs” we learned about many unique jobs. We were also lucky to have several guest speakers visit our classroom. We were visited by a hair stylist, a chef, the sheriff, and a physician. To top of our week we learned about the Kentucky Derby and had our own Eastside Derby complete with a call to the post, an owners post parade, and a blanket of roses for the winners. Our Derby was held at Cedar Ridge Health Campus for all of our friends there. Thank you to everyone who made such a special week for us and helped us to learn so much.