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Week of May 20, 2019

Monday Day A- O Day – Orange and Outside today! Students can wear orange and weather permitting, we will do some outside activities! Today is the final library book return. Please send any library books back to school. We will get new spelling words today and start our study of 3D shapes. I moved our spelling test to Friday. This is a change from the original calendar sent home in the beginning of May.

Spelling Words- funny, happy, story, stories, hurry, hurried, how, out, baby, done

High Frequency ( Word Wall) Words- able, almost, blue, great, poured, took, traveled

Vocabulary Words- properly, familiar, arrived, anticipate, numerous, vibrant

Tuesday Day B- Art- P day- Today we will enjoy a picnic lunch outside! It is also Field Day for grades 1-3 from 1:15-3:15. Be sure to wear your sneakers and comfortable athletic clothes!

Wednesday Day C- Phys. Ed- Q Day! Today we will make a Quilt of Quotes to welcome next year’s first graders. With your child, please write his or her favorite part of first grade and send it to school today. It could be something we learned, an activity we completed, or a special themed day! We are going to combine these special quotes to make a quilt to share with the kindergartners. It will help them to get excited about 1st grade! We will take a short quiz today identifying cubes, cones, cylinders, and prisms.

Thursday Day D – Music – R Day! Wear Red as we read outside and listen to ” Rock and Roll!”

Friday Day A- Library – S -Sports Day! We will take our spelling test today. I will be out of the building in meetings today and the children will have a substitute. Please dress your child in athletic clothing to play sports at the end of the day. This has been a busy week! Enjoy your long weekend and happy Memorial Day! No School Monday!!

Don’t forget about Xtra Math, especially on evenings we do not have homework. Practicing for 10 minutes a night makes a big difference in memorizing basic facts! Let me know if you need your child’s log in information.

Week of May 13

Monday- Day D Music Today we will practice at music for our show on Wed evening! We will also study our new spelling words. I have moved the spelling test to Friday because of all the special schedule changes we had last week.

Spelling Words: how cow down out found round try light earth table

High Frequency Words: answered, baby, done, heard, pools, pushed, together

Vocabulary Words: quivered, wailed, scattered, elated, lonesome, hopeless

It is also jokes and jump rope day! Please send a jump rope to school with your child’s name on it, and a school appropriate joke 🙂

Tuesday Day A Library – no book exchange K- Kindness day! We will be doing special kindness activities today.

Wednesday Day B- Art Today Is L Day. If you have a Llama Llama book please send it to school with your child. We have plenty here for them to share as well. The students will also have lollipops during story time today. Tonight is our musical performance! See you there!!

Thursday Day C – Phys. Ed Wear sneakers. Today is M day. Wear Mismatched clothes! We will also take our math test today on 2 dimensional shapes.

Friday Day D- Music Today is N day. Wear your pj’s to watch a short movie and take a nap (haha yea right! ) We will take our spelling test today on ow and ou words!

Updates for the Week

Monday Day C- Phys Ed– We will have a spelling test today ( -y, -ie, -igh for long i) Today is Exercise day. Lucky us that it is gym day as well! Make sure to send kiddos to school wearing comfortable clothes for exercise.

Tuesday Day D- Music -Today is Game Day for letter G. Students are encouraged to bring in a board game to play! Please make sure student names are on the school appropriate game. I will have a substitute today and I will be pulling kiddos individually to do some end of the year testing. New spelling words come home today.

Wednesday Day A- Library– We will be sending our books to the library but not doing book exchange because we will be on a field trip! Here are some reminders for the trip to Lancaster County Park…

  • If you have not yet sent in your child’s permission slip it is now overdue. Please send it in asap. We cannot take your child on the trip without the completed form.
  • Please remember to send in a lunch if you selected that your child was bringing a bagged lunch from home.
  • Students will need extra shoes and a small towel for the stream study. Flip flops and crocs are not recommended.
  • MRS. APPEL’s class will be wearing RED shirts. Each class will wear the same color to help keep our groups organized. If your child has a red shirt, please send them in it today.

Thursday Day B – Art Today is H day Wear your favorite Hat or Headband today! Today is Miss Zook’s last day. Our class will miss her terribly. If you are able to donate a small gift for Miss Zook when she is teaching in her own room, or a small gift card, it would be greatly appreciated. We are preparing a small surprise party for her and wish her the best of luck as she graduates this weekend!!

Friday Day C- Phys Ed Today is Ice Cream Day! We will do lots of fun ice cream activities and enjoy a special snack!

May is on it’s Way in First Grade!

This week kicks off an exciting time in first grade! This month we will begin our alphabet countdown, have our Race for Education , say goodbye to Miss Zook :(, go on our field trip to Lancaster County Park, and perform in the spring musical. Because May is such a busy month I will be sending home an all month calendar to help keep track of our dates. Here is some the important info to remember:

*** If you have not yet returned your child’s permission slip for the field trip, please do so ASAP*** Please also remember to send in extra shoes and socks with a plastic bag for the stream study at the park.

*** Miss Zook’s last day will be Thursday May 8. Please send any school or teacher supplies to school this week so that we can make her a teacher basket showing our appreciation! ***

Here’s a look at important dates for this week: The following letters are part of our alphabet countdown and not to be confused with cycle days.

Tuesday 4-30 A DAY- The students will complete a directed drawing for ART Day.

Wednesday 5-1 B Day- Please send bubbles to school with your child’s name on the container if you can. We will blow bubbles outside today.

Thursday 5-2 C Day . Send in a flashlight with your first grader today! We are having camping day! We will read stories with our flashlights and have s’mores for snack!

Friday 5-3 D Day . Race for Education at Hambright! We will also have a special (dog) guest and donuts for snack. It’s Dogs and Donuts Day!

We had an Easter Egg Hunt!

Today we had a great time having an Easter Egg hunt at school! Thank you to all those who send in donations! Students have bags of treats and small toys. We did not eat the treats at school. It is up to you if and when your child enjoys them. I hope you all have a wonderful break with family and friends! I look forward to seeing the kiddos Tuesday.

A Look at the Week Ahead…

Reminder:We are in need of plastic eggs and small prizes for inside the eggs. Our hunt is scheduled for this Thursday if the students stay on track with behavior goals! if you are able, please send some in with your child asap.

We will be sending home a new spelling list this today. Our test will be Tuesday April 24. Here is a look at our new list of long u words. use, cute, cube, tube, tune, rule, , large, nice, hear, talk

We have PE tomorrow! Wear your sneakers:)

No school this Friday 4/19 or Monday 4/22. Enjoy the spring break!

Tomorrow is wear RED day for spirit week, Wednesday is Tee shirt day!

Upcoming Spring Info….

Tonight report cards came home! It’s hard to believe we are int the 4th marking period already! Please send back your child’s signed report card envelope as soon as possible and as always, please email me with any questions or concerns ( .

The students are working towards an egg hunt incentive for good behavior. We would love donations of plastic eggs, stickers, small erasers, or peanut free candy. The date of the egg hunt is not yet set, as the students need to earn it, but I would like to have it Wednesday or Thursday of next week. Thank you!!!

Our next book exchange will be this Friday.

Looking Ahead:

Keep an eye out for our field trip permission slip to come home the end of this week. We are going to Lancaster County Park on Wednesday, May 8.

We do have school next Thursday, April, 18th. This is a weather make-up day. We will not have school Friday April 19th or Monday, April 22nd. Enjoy the time with your family!

Miss Zook has been a major part of our class this year. She is currently finishing her full time teaching of our class this week. Her last day with us will be Thursday, May 9th. I would like to have the class bring her school supplies to prepare a gift basket for her classroom one day. if you would be able to donate anything to the basket, please send it with your child to school and have him or her drop if off with Mrs. Smith ( 1st grade teacher). She will gather the supplies in her room. Donations should be in by May 1. Thanks!

Week of March 25, 2019

Monday Day C- We had gym today! We also continued working on our biome reports. You may not see as many books come home to read for homework this week, as we are using our small group time to create awesome art and writing on the desert, arctic, and rainforest!

Tuesday Day D: We have music today. We will also have a social skills lesson taught by Mr. Schuck.

Wednesday- Day A: We have library today. We will not have book exchange at library. We will take our spelling test and Math chapter 7 test on reading tally charts, bar graphs, and pictographs. Our spelling test will be on long i words: like, nine, line, mine, mile, while, take, came, gone, near.

Thursday Day B- Art We will get new spelling words today with the long o sound and the pattern of o-consonant-e- ex: bone. We will take our benchmark test today on math chapters 5-7.

Friday Day C- Phys. Ed: We have an all school opening today! Happy Friday Everyone!