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All homework assigned on a particular day is due the following day.
Please be reminded that school will be closed for the Easter holiday beginning on Friday, March 30, 2012. School will resume on Monday, April 16, 2012. The last day of classes before the Easter break will be Thursday, March 29, 2012.
Community Worker – A special thank you goes out to Mrs. Richardson (Leesha Richardson’s mom) who has been organizing a special visit from the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force to our classroom this week.
End of Term Party – It is the end of the term and it’s time to celebrate all of the hard work that everyone has put into a successful term for all! This Thursday, March 29, 2012 at 1:30 pm, please join all of the grade 1 students for our publishing party and hear your children share some of their written pieces that they have worked on this term. Refreshment contributions would be greatly appreciated. Please let me know if you will be will be able to contribute things like fruits, vegetables and vegetable dip, pretzels, raisins, peanuts, etc. (healthy refreshments). Continue reading
“Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind than on outward circumstances.” – Benjamin Franklin
Reading – This week in reading students will be learning and working with words that contain the contraction (‘s). There are no high frequency words for this week. Homework – selected pages from pp.166-174.
Writing/Grammar – This week in writing, students will begin to write the beginning, middle and end of their stories. In grammar, students will be learning about the verbs is/are and we/were. They will use them in sentences with both singular and plural subjects/nouns. Practice at home with your children both writing and saying sentences with these verbs. Be sure that your children use the correct verbs according to the subject/noun in the sentence. Homework – selected pages from English workbook on topic. Continue reading
Field Trip – We will not be taking another field trip to the library on March 27, 2012. Instead, we will take this trip after the Spring Break so that students can enjoy their reading books. More information will be provided on this trip. I will need volunteers for this trip.
Community Worker – We have been discussing community workers in the classroom and their job functions. I am asking a parent to volunteer to come into the classroom to get interviewed by first graders next week! If anyone is a doctor, dentist, postal worker, police officer, firefighter, etc. or if you know someone who is, please let me know so that we can arrange a date and time for you to come in.
Snacks and Lunch: Kudos to those parents who continue to send their children with healthy fruit and vegetable filled snacks and lunches. Please note that fruit snacks, chocolate pudding, etc. are not substitutes for fruits and vegetables. Please remember to send fruit and vegetables every day. Some parents are sending too much cookies and potato chips in their child’s lunch kits. Continue reading