Mrs. Ginn's First Grade
Congratulations to Fiona, our Life Skill Leader for April!
I need your help! We have 13 days left of school. Please bring your child to school on time each day, 8:30am. We have been starting our days with 5 or 6 students. On average, students trickle in for 30 minutes. This causes many starts and stops in my instruction and the flow of Daily 5. We are trying to start on our research and Open House work right away at the bell. I know how busy mornings are, but I need you to please help me on this. I appreciate it. The other issue across the board is following directions. Please check in with your child about great ways they practice being a student (being safe, respectful, and responsible are some). As a group, students are having a hard time listening and following directions. I am starting to take play time away and "fun stuff" from students that I continually have to remind daily. Setting the tone for the day at home or on the drive to school are great ways to get your child ready for the day. Again, I truly appreciate your support.
Please be working on your child's Habitat Diorama. I encourage you have your child lead this project. We are learning all about the Arctic and Rainforest Ecosystems. They can choose the habitat they want to create from those two choices. For our research, we are: using library reference books/encyclopedias, watching video clips, use of computer lab time to print a picture of their animal, etc.
The dioramas are due on May 22nd and will be displayed for Open House.
The Open House Ice Cream Social is 5:30-6:30pm.
Rooms will be open from 6:30-7:30pm.
We had a beautiful hike for Mother's Day. The children enjoyed making applesauce muffins in the cafeteria and serving them to their moms.
This week in Science, we started building terrariums in the classrooms with several different seeds we planted.
This week in cooking class students made blue corn pancakes with whip cream and strawberries. Cooking and garden classes are over now for the year.
PENNIES FOR PORRIDGE IS ALL THIS WEEK! PLEASE SEND IN COINS! THANK YOU TO THOSE OF YOU THAT HAVE DROPPED MONEY IN OUR JAR SO FAR. TWO MORE DAYS.
Our amazing ARC supports and provides a wide variety of programs and opportunities for students on our campus. As a last push before the end of the year, they are asking for money donations in a variety of options that make it easy:
In Math, we continue to use number lines to 120 to count and add by 2, 5, and 10's. Next week we will start counting with money. We have started our end of year Math assessments. I am noticing a tend of students being challenged by story problems, specifically not being able to figure out if the problem is addition or subtraction and how to write the equation on their own. I will be sending these home so you can see how best to assist your child this summer.
Our Mother's Day hike to celebrate our moms.
5/18 Board Meeting (Budget cuts will be made)
5/19 TK Circus
5/22 Habitat Diorama Due
5/24 Talent Show
5/25 Open House
5/29 No School
6/1 Occidental Young Writer's Showcase
6/2 Kite Day (lunch bbq)
6/6 Last Day of School
Lexia at home:
In order to access Lexia online at home, do the following...
1. Go to this link and find the Core5 tile in the upper left hand corner. Click on it.
2. If this is the first time you've accessed Lexia at home you will need to authorize the device you are using by entering this email address...firstname.lastname@example.org Then login with your child's username and address from school. This only needs to be done once.
3. If you have already authorized the device, the username and password window will open bypassing the above.