Hello First Grade Parents,
I did not have a blog last week so I just want to say thank you to all of you who attended the May Crowning Mass/Grandparent's Day. Please thank the grandparents for coming that day as well. The Mass was beautiful and went without a hitch. I am so proud of all the students. It isn't easy to get up in front of people and they did.
We finished our Superkids workbook for the past 8 units today. I will send it home today unless your child has makeup pages from last week. We will not have anymore Spelling Tests or Homework Folders go home. The only homework I will send home is subtraction flash cards for the students to practice which do not need to be returned. I also might send home some practice math worksheets for counting money and telling time. These will be in the planner and due the next day...like their homework will be next year.
In class we will be working on reading our unit stories that are on the Superkids website, but not in our reader. We will also be reading our last Super Duper Magazine Informational Text. In addition, we have our final writing assessment to take.
For Math, I am using Touch Money to teach the students how to count many coins. In First Grade we count pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters. To add money using Touch Money a dot is placed on each coin that adds up to its value. Each dot is worth five cents. Pennies do not have a dot, nickels have one dot, dimes have two dots, and quarters have five dots.
Social Studies- We are working on understanding that our school is in the City of Merced, Merced is in the State of California, California is a state that is in the country of The United States of America, and the USA is on the planet Earth. They get very confused with this, so we will be working on an art project to help with this concept.
May 17th---Our field trip to UC Merced
May 18th---8th Grade Carnival 10:00-12:00/12:30 Dismissal/Free Dress
May 24th---Field Day---Hamburger/Hot Dog lunch provided for free---Free Dress
May 25th---Last Day of School---10:00 Dismissal---Wear uniform
Please see me with any questions.
Thank you for a great year!!!
Love, Mrs. Scheurich