Springtime is here! With the warmer weather making its way, we are fully prepared to take on the final quarter of first grade! We will be very busy these last 9 weeks so please make sure your child is at school, on time, unless they are sick. If a student is absent, remember to send in a note so that their absence is marked as excused instead of unexcused.
Remember that Spring Break is the week of March 30-April 3. Students will return to school on Monday, April 6. Students will be very busy the final two months of school, completing a variety of projects and activities, including our final at-home project: Garbage Monsters! More to come on this exciting project soon!
Additionally, please mark your calendars for the following:
- April 13: First Grade Arts in the Park
- April 20-May 1: Final round of DEA testing for K-2. Students MUST be in school for their specific testing date. This is our version of the FSA; students will use this as their standardized test for the year.
- April 27-May 1: Primary Center Book Fair
- May 4-8: End of Course Exams
- May 13: Pancake Breakfast
- May 22- Last day of school!
I would like to encourage parents to make sure that students are practicing tying their shoes at home. This is actually a first grade standard for P.E. and students will be tested on this skill later in the year. Many students are already able to do this, but some are still working on it. Thank you for your support with this!
As always, please continue to read baggy books, complete reading notebooks, and work on library books at home! Your children are doing a great job with this new challenge! Also, please continue to support your children with the reading comprehension homework on Tuesday nights. I ask that you please let your student try to do this on his/her own before you check and help. This gives them an opportunity to learn and grow!
Please let me know if you have ANY questions as our year goes on. I am always available via email (see link below). You and I are a team, and I appreciate you giving me the opportunity to work with you and your child. I am looking forward to a great year with you! We are going to have so much fun!