WOW! That’s about all I can say. The year is coming to a close so very quickly, too quickly, actually. The students have been working so hard, even in these last days of school.
Please look carefully through the Friday folder today and the portfolio when it comes home on Monday. There are some special things that you will want to see. You may keep the Friday folder and the poetry book at home.
I did send a new email with the edited video with the Reader’s Theater plays, and some special memories of first grade. I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did.
We have been working on an author/illustrator study of Eric Carle. They made some very cool projects. I hope you enjoy looking at them. Have your child tell you all about him. He has a very unique style of illustrating.
Here is some information about next week:
Monday, May 24th is our FUN DAY! The students may dress down! Depending on the weather, you may want to apply sunscreen in the morning, and send some with your child, if necessary.
I will be sending the portfolios full of your child’s work for this school year. You do not need to return it. It’s yours to keep.
Tuesday, May 25th: Cleaning day! Please send a big brown grocery bag for your child’s supplies/books/etc. It is usually a pretty heavy bag, which is why the brown paper grocery bags work best. Also, if you could send a rag for cleaning, that would be great. It needs to be one that can be thrown away. I don’t send the wet ones home with them.
Wednesday, May 26th: Last day of school… School will dismiss at 11:00. We will go to mass, which is going to be outdoors. Please send a beach towel for your child to sit on. First grade will be sitting on the ground. Your child will also receive his/her report card this day.
This is my last newsletter for this school year. It’s been such a special year.
I will miss these children so much! You have all raised such beautiful children. They have been such a blessing to me.
Have a beautiful summer!
The students enjoyed “Spirit Week” so much! It was fun to see them dressed in the theme ideas. Thanks for helping the students participate. It was a busy week. The Race for Education was wet for us, but we all survived and had a pretty fun time!
We have been working very hard on the “Reader’s Theater” presentations this week. We recorded on Thursday. I can’t wait for you to see how great they all did! The video and email will be sent out sometime next week.
Reader’s Theater is a great way for students to use their voices and expression to show how great they have become at reading. It’s also nice because they don’t focus on memorizing their lines, they use a script. AND… there are no costumes required. YAY! The focus is simply on reading with fluency and expression.
I may start sending some things home a little at a time. Start checking backpacks and GO folders daily. You may keep anything at home that I send.
Don’t tell the students, but this was the last week for math fact tests. I will surprise them on Monday with “no homework”. We will have a spelling test, however.
PLEASE NOTE: on Monday, May 17th, we will be doing a painting project. I would like each student to bring a “paint shirt”. They could also bring items that will create a texture. Things like; plastic silverware, straws, a comb, golf ball, etc. These things will not be returned, as we are going to use them to paint and can’t possibly get all of the items washed. So, don’t send anything that you need to have returned. (The paint shirt will be sent home).
The painting project goes along with our author/illustrator study of Eric Carle.
On Friday, we will be having a special “READ-IN” day. The students will be reading all day. They get to bring sleeping bags or blankets and books. I will send a note home about this next week to remind you.
Have a wonderful weekend!
Happy Mother’s Day to all moms on Sunday!
Today was “Mission Day”. First grade students made placemats for the Servants of Mary Motherhouse. This is the order of nuns who helped start our school. We also made a book for a special officer that we have been praying for. Lastly, there was a food drive for the parish pantries.
There is no school on Friday, May 7th.
In your child’s Friday folder there is the LAST list of sight words to practice! They will be tested on these words next week. Please practice all of the words that have been sent home this quarter.
Next week is Spirit Week. An email was sent home from the office about this special week. Here is the theme for what students may wear each day:
The first grade students will be going to mass again next Wednesday, May 12th.
Have a great three day weekend! Happy Mother’s Day!
I have had the pleasure of teaching children at SPSL for 25 years. It is a community that reminds me of the small central Nebraska town where I grew up. I am very passionate about teaching and helping children to be the best that they can be. My husband Blake and I have four children and two dogs. I am proud to say that our kids all graduated from SPSL with a great introduction to education.