1st Grade: Ms. Edenis' Class
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1st Grade Weekly Newsletter
Week of April 22nd - April 26th
Bravery is often equated with physical boldness and daring. However, it also has much to do with moral courage. Defending an unpopular view because it happens to be correct, trying something new in the face of possible failure and humiliation, and staying clam in a frightening situation are all acts of courage. In this unit the focus will be on uncovering the students' true conceptions - and misconceptions- concerning courage and on helping them think about and explore the many ways of being brave.
Our 1st story is called, "Molly the Brave and Me" written by Jane O'Connor. It tells the story about a girl named Beth, who envies a courageous friend friend named Molly. When Beth has the opportunity to comfort Molly in a frightening situation, Beth realizes she can be courageous too!
Key concepts to be explored:
*Everybody is frightened by something at one time or another and needs to be comforted and reassured.
*All of us have our own strengths and weaknesses, and we can work together to help each other through the difficult times.
*Confronting one's fears can sometimes help in overcoming them.
*Sometimes one can be brave without realizing it.
*People who are brave are not fearless, but they overcome their fear in certain situations.
Reading Test: Thursday, April 25th
creepy, guts, swat, wimp, homesick
Vocabulary Test: Thursday, April 25th
Check the homework page for the new spelling words. Spelling Test: Thursday, April 25th.
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Other books to read which support this unit's theme and will help develop their vocabulary are:
White Dynamite and Curly Kidd by Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault
The Buffalo Jump by Peter Roop
Ruth Law Thrills a Nation by Don Brown
*Writing a Fraction to show a Part of a Whole
Chapter 10: How Did One Community Change?
Please adhere to our uniform policy and schedule. P.E. is on Mondays. Yellow shirt, blue shorts and sneakers are required. All other days: Navy Blue StarChild polo and beige bottoms.
No open toe shoes please.
Together In Education,
Mrs. Edenis Torres-Velázquez
P.E.: Monday (wear Yellow shirt and Blue shorts)
Spanish: Tuesday, Thursday
Monday, April 22nd
Earth Day, Children are welcome to wear green or an Earth Day shirt.
Suggested Reading List
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