Newsletter May 16-20, 2022

I apologize for the delay. The weekend was extremely busy with a regatta in Grand Rapids on Saturday and on Sunday was my daughter’s confirmation and my husband’s 50th birthday. By the time 8:00pm on Sunday rolled around, I was ready for bed.

Dates to Remember

Friday, May 20th – Bake Sale

Walk N Roll

This is our last week to participate. We are in third place right now.

NWEA

We will begin the NWEA this week. We are going to start with Math this week. Next week, we will take the Reading portion.

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ELA

We have started our assessments for the end of the year. These assessments are required by the State and for the District. Yes, we are reading and writing every day. I just will not be sending home the book bags anymore. If your child does have a book bag, please keep reading.

Writer’s Workshop

The class did a great job on their opinion writing. Mrs. Abu-Rus showed me how to use a pre-write before the process writing lessons. We used a rubric she created to show the kids how much they grew from the pre-write to the final copy.

Spelling

This week is -oy and -oi words. The trickiest word this week is through.

  1. foil
  2. coil
  3. soil
  4. coin
  5. join
  6. joy
  7. boy
  8. toy
  9. walk
  10. only
  11. buy
  12. through

Math

We have doubled up on math. Our bellwork is from Module 6. Right now we are learning about money. Quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies. It would be really helpful to have your first grader sort and count coins. You want them to be fast and flexible. We will be moving to double-digit addition.

We are also learning from Module 4 in the afternoon. This is comparing numbers.

Social Studies

We can learn about the past from our parents and grandparents. We are making family trees during class.

Science

We will also continue with our science learning about vibration, sound, and sound waves.

Thank you so much for your constant support!

Mrs. Korte

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