NewsFlash

Dear Families,

The school year is coming to an end and there are some loose ends to be tied. Yellow emergency cards for next year were sent home. Many have not been returned.  Please complete both sides and return to school ASAP.


For carnival all 1st grade classes will be doing face painting.  If you are willing to donate face paint for this event, it would be greatly appreciated.  Please send it into school by Friday.  Thank you!!
 
Please help your child search their bedrooms, car, and house for books that belong to school.  We are missing a bunch that belong to our classrooms!  

Please send in an extra bag with your child on Friday.  He/She will be cleaning out their supplies and bringing them home.  

The children should be reading daily to continue their reading progress and not regress over the summer.  Some series that children seem to enjoy are the following:


Henry and Mudge  
Frog and Toad 
Little Bear 
Cam Jansen
Pinky & Rex
Junie B. Jones
Nate the Great
Katie Woo
Judy Moody Early Series
Froggy
Curious George
Arthur
Clifford
Horrible Harry
Jigsaw Jones


Vocabulary  

This week we will be exploring the -ew word family. A new poem will be sent home today. Please talk with your child about other words that share this spelling pattern and have them locate some in the books they read each night. 

Spelling City
Starfall

Word Family Sort ~ practice sorting short vowel word families. Be sure to READ the words!
Word Wheels ~ challenge yourself by reading a clue and stopping the wheel to make a word that matches the clue.
Gamequarium ~ several long vowel games  


Math
You may register your child online for free TenMarks over the summer.  This is a great way to continue your child's learning.  Go to summer.tenmarks.com to register today.  

Children must be exposed to many concepts and skills many times, in many ways, before they attain mastery and command of those skills. In math this week we will continue to review the concepts and skills we have covered this year. We will be counting coins, making change, reviewing geometric shapes and their attributes, completing number grids, discussing place value, and reading thermometers.
There are time math games in the links below.

Please remember to have your child do XtraMath at home!

Websites:
Everyday Mathematics Link for Parents

Math Fact Practice
Everyday Math Games for 1st Grade
Stop the Clock
Learn to Tell Time ~ choose the analog clock

Online Subscription: BrainPop Jr.- we use this website a lot in our classrooms.  

login: bloomfieldhills
password: bhsd

 Important Dates:
End of the year parties:
Boschert: June 12 @ 2:00 - 3:00
Dlugoss: June 12 @ 2:00-3:00
Herr:June 12 @ 2:00-3:15
Stocker: June 12 @ 9:30-10:30