First Grade was certainly first rate this week! They were busy working in the garden finding all kinds of creepy crawlies (mostly worms) during Science. This weekend, explore your backyard with your child - there’s a whole world of insects and bugs in the space of 3 feet! First Graders were also busy in Computers dragging and dropping Clipart into documents that support word processing and reading. In Math the buzz word is REGROUPING not carrying! Your student was adding two digit numbers and regrouping to find the sum. First graders were also using number lines to count forward and back by ten. In one class a teacher asked, “How do you know that 30-30 is 0?” A student answered, “Well, we can take off the zeros and 3-3 is 0.” Another showed 30 on the number line and then counted backwards. Our First Graders are certainly engaged in Common Core thinking using multiple ways to solve problems!
Today, many of our Fourth and Fifth Graders were solid gold as they participated in the Go for the Gold Run! For the past eight weeks on Tuesday and Thursday mornings, these students trained for today’s mile run. Many achieved their personal best time and then received Go for the Gold Awards. Congratulations to all those who made the commitment of making their bodies the healthiest and strongest they can be! A big thank you to Coach PJ and the many parent volunteers who helped organize this run as well as our “Morning Laps Crew!”
Finally, if you “See Something, Say Something”. Those are words you need to be reminding your children about in terms of safety at school, home, and anywhere. Sometimes children may see or hear something at school and not take it seriously. We need to emphasize to them that if it doesn’t seem “right,” tell an adult at school or home so that we can find out and help all involved. In addition, remind your child that we don’t allow “play fighting” at school. Certainly we don’t allow weapons of any kind, as well as toys that resemble weapons on campus. Discuss with your child that they are never allowed to leave school without you or an authorized adult. Check with the office to make sure that you have updated emergency contact information—phone numbers and/or the names of persons to whom we may release your child.
Enjoy the first weekend of spring!
Lisa ElanRead More