Today we practiced our spelling words outside. It was such a beautiful day. The children wrote their words in chalk on the blacktop three times. This may be the last week for new words. I am debating whether or not to have lists next week. However, we will still have dictation sentences even if we do not do lists.
We had a very full and exciting week. The firefighters came to visit, we had our annual Walk-a-Thon, Ms. Wright came to see us, end of year assessments, etc. We have been studying poetry in writing workshop, finishing geometry and measurement in math, and learning about the ducks and other birds in science. We also looked inside a bee's nest this week that Emma brought in for us to examine. Next week's spelling will be individualized lists for the children. You will not be able to use Spelling Time for this as all words will be different.
Books we read this week: Yoko Miss Nelson is Missing Haiku Hike Sophie's Masterpiece A Nest Full of Eggs Bee The BFG and The New Kid on the Block for Read Aloud time
Please take a look at the calendar for many activities in the month of May. Our first grade year is coming to an end! I need volunteers to read to the children on Friday, May 18th for our First Grade Read In. Students will also be able to dress like their favorite book character that day. So be thinking about what your child might dress up as. Next week is Art and Education Night. I hope to see you there!
Today the class was surprised with a visit from Ms. Wright. She has just finished her student teaching in Pike Township. Everyone was very excited to see her. Ms. Wright stayed and visited this morning thru lunch and recess. We wish her the best as she searches for a teaching position either here in Indiana or back home in Texas.
Today was the annual Mary Castle Walk-a-Thon. 100% of the money raised goes directly to the school to pay for field trips, classroom needs, playground equipment, etc. Students walked in the neighborhood next door and showed their school spirit. All children received a t-shirt to wear during their walk as well as pom-poms.