Tue, May 14, 2019

Dear Parents,

Today, every boy in 1st – 5th grade received a red folder containing his required summer reading and math assignments.

The folders contain all the information your son will need in order to complete his required summer work. Just as last year, all required math assignments are contained within the red folder. If you would like for your son to have additional math practice, he may login to Dreambox (rising 2nd–4th) or IXL (rising 2nd–6th) using his username and password found on the front pocket of the folder.

The school will be open at scheduled times this summer for students to take AR tests. The schedule can be found on the same inside pocket of the red folder.

On the first day of school in August, your son will need to return his completed assignments in the red folder.

Enjoy summer!

Laura Glenn
Head of Elementary


Summer Links:

Dreambox IXL Mangahigh

Mon, May 13, 2019

Things to Remember:

5.15.19  Class Day for 1st Grade 8:30-9:30 in the Fellowship Hall (All parents and grandparents are welcome!)   Boys need to come to school in their costumes.  *Boys need to be able to sit, stand, and wiggle around in their costumes. 

5.16.19 Field Trip to Mud Island- Boys needs to wear a red shirt, bring a sack lunch with drink, and bring a booster seat.

5.17.19- Money and Form due for class party. Note coming home today. 

5. 17.19- Tidy Friday- Boys can DRESS DOWN on Friday. We will be cleaning out desks and tidying up the classroom. 

5.20.19-Board Game Monday-Boys can DRESS DOWN and bring their favorite board game from home. I have plenty here as well if you forget! Please label the game. 

5.21.19-Techy Tuesday- We will be finishing up some math review standards on IXL and Dreambox. Boys can DRESS DOWN. 

5.22.19- Last day of school-Boys can come to school that morning or meet us at Billy Hardwick's at 10 am. There is aftercare available when the party ends at 11. Please send a lunch if your son is going to aftercare. 

 

In Class This Week: 

Spelling: We will be covering the three sounds of "ea" but there will be no spelling homework or test. 

Reading:  Reviewing Skills- real/fantasy, drawing conclusions, cause/effect, setting, claim/support, abc order, sequencing, main idea/details, classify/categorize

Math:   Skill Review

English:  What are the different parts of speech?  Why is it important for us to know them?  What makes a great paragraph?  What does a good editor look for when editing?

Social Studies:  Memphis History

Mon, May 06, 2019

In Class This Week: 

Spelling:  ew/eu

Reading:  Reviewing Skills- real/fantasy, drawing conclusions, cause/effect, setting, claim/support, abc order, sequencing, main idea/details, classify/categorize

Math:  Multiplication/Division; Skill Review; Rocket Practice (mixed review)/Thursday

English:  What are the different parts of speech?  Why is it important for us to know them?  What makes a great paragraph?  What does a good editor look for when editing?

Social Studies:  Memphis History

Things to Remember:

*All Library Books are Due ASAP- I will be sending home notices today if your son still has a book out. 

*Recycled Materials- Our Mud Island Field Trip is next Thursday, May 16th.  Boys will not only get to tour the museum, but they will get to sail a boat on the Mississippi River replica.  This week, we are discussing how boats float.  We would like the boys to bring in CLEAN recycled items, so they can construct a boat at school with their partner.  When picking recycled items, keep in mind that the water is not very deep so the boats need to be light, and they need to have enough air space (not too tall). 

5.15.19  Class Day for 1st Grade 8:30-9:30 in the Fellowship Hall (All parents and grandparents are welcome!)   Boys need to come to school in their costumes.  *Boys need to be able to sit, stand, and wiggle around in their costumes. 

5.16.19 Field Trip to Mud Island- Boys needs to wear a red shirt, bring a sack lunch with drink, and bring a booster seat.

 

Mon, Apr 29, 2019

This week's spelling rule is ow (long o sound).

**The test will be on Thursday unless Field Day is rained out!

Focus:  ow

Example words:  low, mow, own, show, blow, pillow, grow, bowl, thrown, window

Red words:  awesome, use, didn't, was, when  **These words will be on the test.

Looking for ways for extra practice?  Go to Spelling City.  Click on the link below and look for the focus of the week.  

www.spellingcity.com/pds1st

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