Husky Herald

First Grade News
Issue No. 9
Hot Off the Press…
Although the year is winding down, we still have
much ground to cover. Children are reminded that we
need to remain focused on the task of learning and
putting forth our best effort at all times both
academically and socially. We appreciate your
continued support of school functions, nightly reading,
homework, and timely return of library books.
In May we will be doing our end of the year reading
assessments. These are done individually so it takes a
while to meet with every student to complete the
evaluation. We are finishing up the PALS testing this
week and will begin the DRA testing next week.
I encourage you to continue to challenge your child
over the summer with reading, writing and math skills.
Just because it is summer does not mean that all
learning stops. Have your children keep a journal so
he/she can continue to keep up good handwriting as
well as sentence formation. Sign up for the Summer
Reading Program at the Sterling Library and get your
child reading every day. There are some great
websites out there as well. Feel free to check out the
school’s website for some links to some fun learning
May 2012
Room 5 News
I want to say a big thank you to all of you for
the classroom gifts and thoughtful notes that
I received during Teacher Appreciation Week.
I am so fortunate to have such a generous
group of students and families in my
Themes and Units…
*Writing-How to Books
*Writing- Biographies
*Lifecycles (butterflies and chicks)
*Timed math fact tests
Thanks a “bunch” to all our
1st grade volunteers.
We couldn’t do it without you!
April 30th – PALS Testing Window Opens
May 15th– DRA Testing Window Opens
May 14thh Field trip to Sterling Library
May 15th – Field trip to Natural History Museum
May 28th - No School – Memorial Day
June 1st – Field Day
June 4th-1st grade Luau
June 8th - Last day of school