First Grade Newsletter

June 8, 2017


  • Next week is the last week of school.
  • Friday 16th is an early release day.

Reading:  We continue to read stories about celebrations around the world.

We have begun a quick unit on fact vs. opinion. The children are also practicing sequencing a story, and summarizing stories.

Science:  On Monday, our 4th grade book buddies  came in and listened to The Slime that Almost Ate the School. Then, we made slime! We learned about what a stabilizer is and how it made the slime less sticky. Not to worry…I used a Borax-Free recipe.

Writing:  Much of the writing that the children have done will come home over the next few days. I am astounded at how far the writing has progressed! This week we are writing short summaries of books we read together.

Math:  The Unit 6 test went very well! We are now working on telling time to the 1/2 hour and recognizing 3D shapes.

Spelling:  We are working on the long i (ight, igh, ie) spelling patterns. The children are sorting, rainbow writing, shaving cream writing, and playing games with these words. We will have a spelling test tomorrow, (6/9).

Call or email with any questions at all!

Allison O’Connor