Millikin Rm 14 Newsletters

This blog is for Millikin parents to view weekly newsletters and other information happening in our classroom.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Weekly Overview - May 22-25


Dear Parents:
We’ll see everyone tonight at Open House! Come at 6:30 to see all that your child has accomplished! All Take-home books are due now. Please have your child return all books. Just a reminder about the $50 donation for school supplies- In the past families have had to go out and do their own shopping, sometimes resulting in more money spent and frustration when the needed supplies are not in the store. We will do the shopping for you!

Phonograms:  We will review all of our phonograms and take our final quiz on Friday.

Reading/Writing: We will be reading a play in small groups. The students will be writing a letter to student who will be a first grader next year.

English:  We will finish up our study of nouns, verbs and adjectives by completing/writing some funny stories by adding in our own nouns, verbs, and adjectives (remember Mad Libs?).

MATH: We will complete a quick study of solving two-digit addition and subtraction problems without any regrouping. The strategy that will be taught is to first add/subtract the ones and then the tens. This is sometimes difficult for the students to do because they are so used to doing things from left to right (reading and writing), but it is essential for them to understand so that they can do regrouping properly when it is introduced in 2nd grade.

COMPUTER LAB: We do not have any more labs this year. Our zoo trip is this Thursday and so we will not be going to the computer lab. Thank you to all of our many faithful volunteers for helping us out this year!

LIBRARY: We have had our last library visit. Please make sure that all books are brought back to school. Any lost books will need to be paid for.

****************MANY SPECIAL NOTES*****************
Tuesday – 1:37 dismissal

Thursday- ZOO TRIP! Read the important note going home today. Please make sure that your child wears his/her tie-dye shirt, a warm coat and brings a bag lunch. We don’t usually encourage garbage lunches, but the parent volunteer will be carrying the lunches for the first part of the day. Your child does not need to bring any money, as we will not be stopping in any places to purchase items.

Friday – 1:37 dismissal

Monday, May 28 – No school – Memorial Day

Tuesday, May 29 – First grade music program in the cafeteria at 9:00! Please come and enjoy our patriotic songs and a mini-musical, “A Year With Frog and Toad”. Please have your child wear red, white and/or blue.

Wednesday, May 30- Please have your child bring a bag to take home materials that will be passed out. Super Citizen activity – popsicle and play

Thursday, May 31- PLAY DAY! Your child should wear his/her tie-dye shirt!- Family lunch from 12:00-1:30 that day (1:37 dismissal)

Friday, June 1 – Last day – 10:00 Awards assembly, report cards home, 12:30 dismissal
Summer Birthdays!!! June birthdays will be celebrated Tuesday, May 29, July birthdays will be celebrated on Wednesday, May 30.

Have a super week!  Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns.
Mrs. Pierce