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Please don't forget to send in your child's peeled and cut-up apple tomorrow for our applesauce.
Your child brought home the chapter review in math to prepare for tomorrow's chapter test. You don not have to return it to school.
Tomorrow will be an out-of-uniform day (pop-tops)
Remember to keep studying for next week's spelling test on Friday.
We used our new hardcover Superkids Readers for the first time today! We read our first story- A Patch in a Pinch. Homework is to read the story with your child. Parent Homework--Please cover the book with cover provided(in the green folder)and put your child's name on the book cover. Please remember to send in the Superkids email form and the permission form for the field trip. Thank you!
Your child brought home their Johnny Appleseed book that they made. Have your child share the book with you. They all did a great job with their illustrations!
Homework: Read poem in the poem book and have a parent sign the page.
Our first spelling test will be on Friday October 7th. There is a letter in the folder explaining the Superkids spelling program. The word list for the test is attached to the letter. Please keep this list at home to study for the test.
We are going on a field trip to Safety Town at Harlem-Irving Plaza on Thursday October 6th. The permission slip is in the folder. Please cut off the bottom and return the completed form to school.
Don't forget to bring in your cut-up, peeled apple on Friday. Each child was asked to bring one apple to school to make applesauce. Please do not bring them in until Friday.
Have a great night
Happy Birthday Johnny Appleseed! In computer class today the children played a Johnny Appleseed game in which they had to sort the apples. Check your child's folder for a copy of what they did. We are working on our own Johnny Appleseed books and Friday we will be making applesauce. Yum!
Math: Please have your child complete the math page for homework and return it tomorrow. We will be having a Chapter Test on Friday.
Language Arts-We started our Level 3 books today. Ask your child about their super secret reader! A letter is in the folder asking for an email address that your child will use at home so they can read the guided readers online. We need to do the setup at school, so you can use the Superkids resources at home. Please return this information tomorrow. Thanks!
Math: Please have your child complete math page for homework.
Track-A-Thon: We are running tomorrow at Brooks Park from 12:00-12:45. You may join us if you like. Have your child wear comfortable clothing (out of uniform) and dress for the weather. Hope to see you tomorrow!
Homework: Read the short a poem Rat-a-Tat; after your child reads the poem, please sign the page.
Reminders: No hot lunch tomorrow. Picture Day!(out-of-uniform) Please return any track-a-thon green sheets tomorrow. Thank you!
Please return the picture form and the green Track-A-Thon form to school tomorrow. We are running on Thursday at Brooks Park and picture day is Wednesday.
Just a reminder that boys are not allowed to wear white gym shoes at anytime to school. Please check the school handbook regarding school shoes. Thank you!
Homework: Math pg. 61-62 (Subtraction)
Language Arts-The children have been tested on their Everyday Words. We will finish our Assessment pages. The Welcome Back book came home in the folder today. You may keep this book at home to enjoy reading the stories together. Ask your child to show you their favorite Superkid.
Science-We will finish up with fish tomorrow. Then we will begin a social studies unit on Johnny Appleseed.
For homework have your child reread the story: The Big Box Fix Up. Some of the children took home the short a apple puzzle. Please read the short vowel word and find the matching picture. Please return the puzzle the next day so other children may get a turn.Thank you!
Mrs. Florine found this very interesting website about ocean animals. The website is
Read the internet safety guidelines, and then type the keywords "beginners sea". You will find several different informational games, puzzles and video clips. The children had a fun time creating their own fish.
Homework: Please go over with your child the Chapter Review (pg. 41-42) in the green folder. Please use this to study for the test tomorrow. This math sheet does not need to be returned.
We went to the computer lab yesterday. Here is some information regarding our computer curriculum:
The students in First Grade are beginning the school year in the computer lab by working on the Dance Mat Typing website. It is a free typing program by the BBC. They work independently by plugging in their headphones and listening to the directions. The ABCya First Grade website has games and activities that include: alphabetical order, upper-case and lower-case letters, counting numbers, connect the dots, numerical order, shapes, addition, e-storybooks and holiday games. The students will be working on IXL Math and online components for the Rowland Reading Program.
Today we attended a Peace Assembly in the gym to honor those who lost their lives on September 11, 2011. Connor Bielfeldt did a great job representing 1st grade and he said the Pledge of Allegiance.
Homework today is reread the story, "At The Pond."
Every day (with the exception of weather or funerals) our students are able to have recess outdoors. Their is adult supervision which consists of three parent supervisors as well as one of the K-1 teachers. The supervisors make sure that the students are not playing in the alley, between cars or near the dumpsters. We also watch for students who are in distress and also encourage group play.
Have a great weekend!
It was great seeing everyone last night. If you have any questions or concerns throughout the year don't hestitate to e-mail me or drop me a note.
For homework reread the story: Sal's Closet.
Reminder: Tomorrow we have gym and Library. Please have your child bring their library book back to school tomorrow.
Have a great night!
Religion-The family page is in the green folder. We are learning about our church-St. Juliana. After Mass tomorrow we will look at the special things inside our church-the tabernacle, altar table, crucifix and baptismal font.
Math-We are practicing different ways to make our number sentences with unifix cubes and we used fruit snacks as a special treat. The math sheet in the folder today with the orange border needs to be signed and returned tomorrow. (It is stamped Sign and Return.)
Science-We will continue to learn about fish.
Homework: Read the story in the brown envelope and return tomorrow. Sign and return math sheet.
Reminders: We have Mass tomorrow at 8:45. I look forward to seeing everyone at Parent Night tomorrow beginning at 7:00.