First Grade News

Mrs. Danosky's First Grade Classroom

Week of May 5th - 9th

*We will be visiting the Hands-On Art Museum on Wednesday, May 28th.  Permission slips were sent home today.  The cost is $9.00 per child and $6.00 per adult.  We know this will be a fun experience for all!

*The children had a fun day celebrating "Cinco De Mayo" with their Spirit wear today!  An exciting day was had by all!

*Don't forget to read to/with your child everyday.  Reading is critical to your child's success in school.  Read to succeed!

*This week is Teacher Appreciation Week!  Thank you to all my first grade families for your constant support and cooperation!  I love being your child's first grade teacher!  This has been a great year!

*I am extremely proud to be your child's first grade teacher!  Together we LEAD!

Spelling List 27 - (Tests are given every Thursday)

mean     heat     eat     tea     beat     seat     bead     hear     *nearly (challenge word)

Please study these words on a daily basis.  The children will take their test on Thursday, May 8th.

Word Wall Words - Packets are due on Monday, May 12th

thank          wish          many          shall          laugh

Math:  Measurement
The students took their Measurement test in math today.  We are working on using rulers in the first grade and counting objects.  Don't forget about our IXL.COM website for math facts and other standards.  This is a great website that allows your child to practice his/her math skills and have fun at the same time. 

Writing:  Non-Fiction
We will explore fiction vs. non-fiction this week in writing.  The children will also write about real and imaginary topics this week in their writing.  Students are also working on writing stories with a beginning, middle, and end.  Keep a summer journal for your child over vacation and practice writing stories at home. 

Science:  Plants
We discussed the parts of a plant and their jobs today in science.  We will conduct a fun science experiment with food coloring and carnations on Wednesday. 

I will begin the final round of DRA testing for the first grade school year in two weeks.  The end of the year reading goal is a Level 16.  The beginning of second grade is a Level 18.  Students are expected to make reading gains over the course of the summer with their families support.  So, reading daily over the summertime is extremely important!  Summer homework packets will be distributed at the end of the year.  These packets are designed to keep your child's skills "fresh" for the 2nd grade.

*ABCYA.COM and RAZ-KIDS are other great learning websites for the first grade!  These are also free and fun! :)