Now that we’re into April, we are in full swing of training for 2nd grade! We will be busy, busy, busy the rest of this month! The kids are ready though. I am so proud of how far they have come this year! I do set the bar high for the end of the year because I want to see their very BEST til that last day of first grade!
I’m seeing so many of them really super excited about what they are reading-chapter books, non-fiction books, and books as part of a series! I love this enthusiasm! This is such a great, habit for them to continue through the summer, next year, and throughout adulthood. I love when they become strong readers. I hope you will continue to encourage this “passion for reading” at home! Next month, we will have a visit from a librarian at the West Cobb Public Library. She will talk about the Summer Reading Activities that they have planned for the community, so this will hopefully increase that enthusiasm over the summer as well!
Dunwoody Nature Center In-School Field Trip
Last Monday, your child went home with a permission form and a payment envelope for our upcoming “In-School” Fieldtrip. This will be at school during the school day and will correlate with our science unit on plants. The Dunwoody Nature Center will be teaching the kids some fun, hands-on lessons about plants. Please make sure to return your child’s permission form and $3.00 as soon as possible if you have not done so already.
Economics Day for First Grade
Economics Day is approaching. This is a HUGE deal in first grade! The students will be earning “First Grade” pretend money that they earn for good behavior and great work habits. The idea is to earn/keep the $5 per day that they have the opportunity to earn for a few weeks prior to the big day, Friday, May 18th. Each classroom on the first grade hallway is set up as a store/shop where the students can spend their money. We need lots of volunteers not necessarily just for my classroom (I’m the bakery usually), but other classrooms that will require lots of hands to help! Please sign up on the sheet that is going home on Tuesday, April 17th and return as soon as possible. I will let you know prior to Economics Day, where you will be working on that day. Don’t worry, you will get to see your child as they come through every shop/store, regardless of where you will be helping. You will also see all the other 100+ first graders! It really will be worth your time (even if you can only volunteer for a couple of hours). It takes “the village” to pull off this event! If you have extra things that you’d like to donate to our “Thrift Store”, bag it up and send it in as well. Think “Yard Sale” for kids-6-7 year olds and that’s what we will need. Only gently used or new items like toys, games, books, dress up stuff, stuffed animals, dvd’s, etc. Each child that brings in extra “Thrift Store” items can earn an extra $1 towards Economics Day! Hope to see you there!
FORD MUSTANG 2017-2018 YEARBOOK ~ $40.00 (Deadline: April 30th)
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* There will be very few available for purchase ($50.00) once online purchases are finished. Proceeds from yearbook sales go right back to Ford!!
Here’s to a fabulous rest of the week!
- *Read 15 minutes nightly and record on Reading Log.
- Homework Packet due on Friday.
- Study for Mad Minute Math Quiz on Thursday.
- Study for Spelling Test on Friday.
- *Get Bragging Behavior Sheet signed daily.
- Tuesday, April 24th: Dunwoody Nature Center (In-School) Fieldtrip
- Tuesday,May 2nd: Evening in the Garden 5:30-7:30pm·
- Wednesday, May 3rd: West Cobb Library Visit (Summer Reading Program)
- · Tuesday, May 8th: Field Day – K-2 Grades
- · Friday, May 18th: Economics Day 8:00-10:30am
- · Tuesday, May 22nd-Wednesday, May 23rd: Early Release Days (lunch: 10:24-10:54am and dismissal at 12:20pm)
- *Wednesday, May 23rd: Last Day of School and 1st Grade
Math: Geometry-3-D Shapes (cubes, rectangular prisms, cones, cylinders) and characterics (faces and vertices)
Writing: Journal writing, Story Mapping, Friendship Writing
Social Studies and Language Arts Integrated: Ruby Bridges