NewsFlash

Dear Families,

Can you believe our last week together is already here?!  What a wonderful year this has been!  

Carnival is this Friday from 10:00-11:45.  You are welcome to join us outside for the last day festivities.  All first grade classes are doing face painting for their game.  We are all in need of face paint.  If you are willing to donate, we would greatly appreciate it.  Please send it in to your child's teacher by Thursday.  Thank you!!!  (Dismissal is at 12:20.  If you are taking your child home early on Friday, please make sure you sign him/her out.  There will be a sign-out sheet in his/her classroom.) 

*We are missing LOTS of purple emergency cards!  If you have not filled it out and sent it in to your child's teacher, please do so ASAP.  This is a huge help for our office staff.

*Please have your child bring an extra bag to school by Thursday to clean out his/her desk.

It is highly encouraged that your child continue reading, writing, and practicing math over the summer.  Raz-Kids and Ten-Marks are available!  A summer journal is a wonderful way to continue practicing those necessary writing skills.  A complete list of Word Wall Words are in your child's BEE book.  These are words your child should be able to read and spell going into second grade.


Spelling
 
Websites:
Spelling City
Practice making blends
Starfall

Daily 5 

During our Language Arts block, the children are:
~using iPads for Raz-Kids
-reading to a partner
~listening to a book on tape/utilizing an app on the iPad
~writing ( we have incorporated new writing folders)
~working on spelling words
~reading to self
~meeting with the teacher.

Please continue to read with your child day at home at least 15-20 minutes!  This is the time of the year when things get very busy, however it is important to keep your child reading.  

Reading Apps for home:
Simplex Spelling with Reverse Phonics: lite (free)
Word Wizard 
iSpy Phonics
                 
  

Writing


Websites:
Various Writing Activities   


Mat
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 **Don't forget to register your child to keep TenMarks going throughout the summer.  This is highly encouraged!
 
Websites:
Everyday Mathematics Link for Parents
Math Fact Practice
Everyday Math Games for 1st Grade
Xtra Math
TenMarks
What's My Rule?
Measuring with a Ruler
Telling Time
Attribute Game

 

 Important Dates:

Sincerely,
First Grade Teachers