Aveson’s Agenda~~~May 21~25

The plan of action is to complete testing this week!  Thank you for making sure the students were here and on time for the last few weeks so that we could get a prompt start each day.

I will put their final Fountas & Pinnell level and some Phonological Awareness Literacy Screening information in Friday folders this week.  Just to give you a range……first graders work between levels E through J throughout the year.  Ending with J is right on target.  As I have talked about, reading is very individualized and each student has their own plateau.  If your child needs to reinforce over the summer, make sure there is a daily reading time from different sources. (Magazines, books, cartoons, joke series, etc.)  This will keep him/her interested.  Also there is a great summer workbook series called BRIDGE and it bridges the student from the grade he/she was just in to the new grade level.  Try one for practice. 🙂

We continue with contractions this week and begin STOOL STORIES.  Each reading group will be given a book to read independently and present in a unique way to the class. Groups will work together to decode and give each other tips on reading with expression.  Sound effects and gestures may be used as well to bring the book to life.  The students will be given grades according to the presentation.  Cooperation among group members will be highly considered.  We are working on using only kind words in a calm voice with our friends.  Later, after a few rounds…..groups may use props.  I was absolutely thrilled with the expression used by many students during testing.  Stopping for punctuation still throws some readers a curve, but they do adjust their voices to the text.  Great!

We read a book last week that the children loved (as I do) called Punctuation Vacation by Robin Pulver.  I wait until this time of year to read it because students have had more experience with types of punctuation.  We had a great time reading the selections without punctuation when they take a vacation.  I told the students I would give the author and title in the Agenda in case anyone was interested in getting it for your reader for a special occasion. 

Two-column addition is going well!  This week at some point we will switch to subtraction, which as we have discussed is ALWAYS harder for students.  Go figure!  Our pink/yellow highlighting technique is helping students to start in the ones column which will be so important next year as “borrowing” is introduced.  If you see your child starting to add the tens column, remind him/her to start on the far right with the ones. 🙂

We will study plant growth and development in science.  Students will determine edible/nonedible plants, note that plants need air, water, sunlight, and a suitable place to grow, basic parts of a plant, and that plants can be classified on a variety of characteristics.   We will try our hand or rather our green thumb at GROWING!

BRAIN BOOSTING BUBBLY~~DELICIOUS AND ENTICING!  The questions can be a challenge for this contest, but it is well worth the work!  Students have especially enjoyed their tasty beverages on those 90 degree days we had in early May.  Some students are working toward their 3rd cup!  Listening throughout the year and paying attention has brought reward!  How many cups and flavors can you earn by May 31st?

HOMEWORK: ************READ TWO RAZ~KIDS books.  Write down the following information………Character(s) names, Setting, then the BME.  This is a term we have used throughout the year in reading groups.  It refers to the beginning, middle, and end.  Summarize what happened in each of these parts of the book with one or two sentences.

Add the total number of letters of each of your family member’s first names.  Write it on a small piece of paper and send it with your child by Friday.  Example:  If a family consisted of Susan, Pete, and Sally, the total number the child would write down would be: 14.  Yes, you may include the dog!

For our end of the year dance on June 15th, everyone is asked to wear a light blue shirt.  Thank you!  We start rehearsals next week!

June 1st is CRAZY HAIR DAY! Let’s have a DRY, SUNNY week!

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Aveson’s Agenda ~~May 14-18

The “test CRAZE”  is still underway in room 7!  We completed the Phonological Awareness Literacy Screening and now we are working on Fountas & Pinnell levels and the Math Screener.  By the way, the PTA provided a wonderful guest speaker last Friday to get all of the children pumped up for the testing that all grade levels will be having.  He plays for one of the Harlem Globe Trotter’s junior teams.  He talked about adversity and rising above it to always DO YOUR BEST!  He did lots of basketball trick shots and maneuvering with the ball.  The children were fascinated by his talent.  This is just one example of the wonderful programs the PTA can provide for the student body.  Thank you for your support of all they do!

We discuss contractions this week and learn to put them together and take them apart.  This skill actually begins in second grade but it is great for the students to have been introduced to it, and pick up where they left off.  “Contraction Action” is a song that I have my children sing to remind them of the “operation” of contraction making.  In case you are rusty on your contraction memory……cannot (can’t), should not (shouldn’t), do not (don’t) and what is the hardest contraction to remember…….?  WILL NOT (WON’T)  Because it doesn’t look as close to the original two words, this one can be a stumper.

Handwriting will take on a different form for the month of May.  It will be done on large story paper and we will focus on poems.  Jack Prelutsky is an author I had the privilege to work with in college and I use quite a few of his works.  The children always love his crazy, off beat humor and his poetry is fun to illustrate.  The large portion of the paper at the top will be for FULL illustrations, no small little corner pictures.  We will work to set up the poem exactly as it should be written.

Sentence and story writing is always on our plate for the week.  With testing, we have to work independently for a larger chunk of time and I can really see who “free-flow” writes without having to get teacher intervention every few words.  That is our goal.  Writing with a flow at first and then correcting each sentence.  However, I always encourage the students to read each sentence as they go, but if the word looks similar to being correct—they can worry more about the content of the story.

Mathematically, we have had a great time with our calculators.  Adding and subtracting BIG NUMBERS is fun to do with a device.  Now, we kick it old school……….with two column addition/subtraction on paper.  We will use a highlighting technique to impress upon the students that the ones column must be added first.  Each student will use two highlighters, pink and yellow.  The ones column will be highlighted with pink first because p comes before y.  The tens column will be highlighted with yellow.  This will remind them to add or subtract the pink column first EVERY TIME.  You will see examples coming home later in the week.

We will move into our plant study shortly after concluding the study of GEORGE WASHINGTON CARVER.

HOMEWORK: **************Complete blue books, they will be taken up this week.

************************Write one sentence each evening about the weather of that day.  On Friday, you should have four sentences on your paper to turn in.  Example:  On Monday it was sunny and the temperature was 73 degrees.  On Tuesday, it drizzled in the morning, but became sunny in the afternoon.  And so on………..

************************Use RAZ~kids for 20 minutes any night you choose.  Titles and test scores are sent to me, so no need to write anything down with this task.  🙂

In closing, I cannot thank you enough for all of the lovely gestures of appreciation I received last week.  Talk about feeling special!  The notes, supplies, and gifts of endearment meant so much to me.  Thank you for taking the time and effort to send these kindnesses my way.  Muchas Gracias!

June 1st is CRAZY HAIR DAY!  Wear your hair in a crazy way!

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Aveson’s Agenda for May 7- 11

May newbies…………Our identification is middle in May, meaning everyone will be writing their middle names on papers as well as their number.  This is always fun for the children, some of them do not have a middle name, so their id will be the first name.  New patriotic routine is the MARINE’S HYMN as we send the flag in the four cardinal directions of north, south, east, and west.  The May incentive is………….

MAY I HELP YOU TO SOME SOLS?  We have a huge picnic tablecloth on our calendar board, with questions from the entire year’s curriculum.  Students will be given opportunities to answer questions from each curriculum area.  Checks are recorded when a correct response is given.  When the student earns 12 checks, he/she receives a cup of Ms. Aveson’s BRAIN BOOSTING BUBBLY!  This is a magnificent concoction of “good for the brain” ingredients that gives the student an extra zing for the testing we are doing as well as brain power for second grade.  See how many cups of  BRAIN BOOSTING BUBBLY you can earn in the month of May!

This week we continue with the Phonological Awareness Literacy Screening.  Students are showing significant growth on the passages that they qualify to read and with fluency.  We continue with main idea and begin some cause and effect as well.  With testing, review assignments will also be part of our day so that I can sit with each child and test individually.  Thanks so much to Mr. Leopold who was a WATCHDOG last Thursday and I lassoed him into our room for most of the day!  It is a big help to have helping hands during testing.

Determining which tools to measure which items with will be reviewed and tested in mathematics.  MONEY MASTERS have gone to work and are seeing kindergarteners  to determine their coin knowledge.  I must say I love hearing how they handle this!  We discuss capacity and how containers and their sizes can relate to volume.  We will measure items and classify as small, smaller, smallest and tiny, tinier, tiniest.  See homework section.

We will study GEORGE WASHINGTON CARVER and his many accomplishments with agriculture.  The sad manner in which his life started was turned around as he grew to be a profound scientist, teacher, artist, and musician.  Carver developed over 300 uses for the peanut and studied crop rotation and its importance.  His nickname, “the plant doctor” followed him throughout his life.

Sadly, we said goodbye to Kaitlyn, our TEACHERS OF TOMORROW student helper on Friday.  We were so fortunate to have her with us during March, April, and a bit of May.  The children enjoyed her time with us.

Our DEAR (Drop Everything and Read) time has increased to 19 minutes of completely uninterrupted reading.  It isn’t often we can use the word “uninterrupted”.  I am thrilled that many of the children are reading series chapter books and cannot wait to get the next one!  That is what we want, life-long readers who cannot wait to turn the page!

WORD STUDY EXTRAVAGANZA ~~~~~~Word Study notebooks will be sent home today.  Your child is to study his/her notebook for the last WORD STUDY test which will be given this Friday.  I will be calling 12 words from any list in the notebook.  Students will also write their two dictation sentences on the back as usual.  I would like the following  students to bring back their WORD STUDY notebooks on Friday………Shreya, Alex, Skylar, Barrett, and Kelsey.  Thank you!

HOMEWORK:*********WORD STUDY OF THE ENTIRE NOTEBOOK****************

********PLEASE SEND LIBRARY BOOKS BACK EACH DAY*************************

*****Determine how many items would fit on ONE of the shelves in your refrigerator.  Shift things around to make sure every bit of space is covered on one of the shelves.  Write the following sentence and bring it in by Friday……..It took ________items to cover the middle /top/ bottom shelf of my refrigerator.  Pick whichever shelf is reachable :)!

***Bring in the smallest item you can find, on FRIDAY.  Please do not send in early.  If your child puts it in the backpack, please tell him/her it must stay there.  Example:  Barbie shoe

As of this writing………June 1st is CRAZY HAIR DAY, unless it is changed again due to testing being held over.  🙂

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Aveson’s Agenda~~April 30th~May 4th

Closing out April today with moving day, my how the school year is flying.  This week starts our testing, to reiterate……the Phonological Awareness Literacy Screening, Fountas & Pinnell leveling, and the Math Screener will all be completed in May.  Although due to Field Day getting canceled on Friday, I got a jump start on the Math screener.  Thank you so much to parents who have given me a heads up to when your child might be out for trips, etc.

Thank you so much to all of you who came out to the Talent Show!  The show was a success and the children are still talking about different acts!  Hats off to Barrett’s mom who came and taped it for him because he was sick and could not attend.  Wow!  This is an event that we look forward to every two years.  It is quite an undertaking and we even have some people from the community attend, that do not have children enrolled at Echo Lake.

In language arts, we will continue with superlative comparisons er/est and also begin passage reading with a comprehension focus of main idea.  Reading groups will be held on Monday, but with testing—-will not meet the rest of the week.  We will also do some review work as assignments must be of a more independent nature while individual testing is going on.

We are using commas to list items in our stories.  Example:  When preparing for my beach trip I placed sunscreen, a beach towel, and sunglasses in my bag.  My supplies for school included a pencil, two erasers, and crayons.  One of the homework assignments will follow this example.

We continue to measure and include a scale into our tool set this week.  Non-standard units like paper clips are fun to stretch out and see how many equal the length or width of an item.  We also use rulers, yardsticks, and a tape measure.  MONEY MASTERS ANNOUNCED TODAY…….!

Our silent symphony was a great way for students to learn the 8 Great Gifts of nature!  They know which resource each student represents and their particular motion.  This week we will focus on the conservation of these natural resources and how important it is to recycle, reduce, and reuse.  Students should know each term.  Extra credit will be given to students who bring in a picture of their recycle bin or create a recycled item. 

Happy Hero Happenings Ends today…….Each student will bring home his/her superhero with all of the tags earned.  Please take time to read each tag and discuss how proud you are of that being said or thought about your little one.  We have spent a lot of time talking about our reputations and how we influence this by our behaviors and study habits.  Maybe the fridge would be a great place to put your superhero.  Some students even have hand written tags that were made especially for them.  Ask them about the event that evoked this response.  Coming soon: MAY I help you to some SOLS?

HOMEWORK: **********NO WORD STUDY DUE TO FIELD DAY ON FRIDAY*******

************************Tuesday night reading in blue book (if you have completed all 5 blue basals, you choose whatever book you want to read aloud to your parents).

************************Write three sentences containing lists of items.  See above examples in the Agenda as well as……..When I went to the circus, I took extra money, my camera, and peanuts to feed the elephants.

FIELD DAY IS NOW ON FRIDAY, MAY 4TH.

Have a bright and sunny week!  Remember to return pictures if you are not buying them.

FIRE SAFETY PROGRAM ON THURSDAY—-We learn fire safety tips that could save lives!

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Aveson’s Agenda~~April 23rd~27th

Everyone is invited to come out tomorrow night (April 24th) and see our exciting Talent Show!  Members of our class performing are Charley, Alex, Skylar, Anika, Shreya, and Anusha!  It is an evening of family fun, free of charge!  Ms. Aveson is your MC and a good time will be had by all!

We will not be having WORD STUDY this week, due to Field Day on Friday.  Join us for the outdoor fun on Friday, beginning at  8:30 in the bus loop.  Wear your color team shirt and tennis shoes.  Let the games begin!

Comparisons using er/est will be our focus in language arts.  Rules to reiterate: er is used to compare two things- Tim is taller than Jim. / est is used to compare three or more things- Tim is the tallest boy in our class. / When a word ends in y, add i, then est- happy-happiest / for one-syllable words- the ending consonant should be doubled before adding er/est –(thin-thinnest). This will keep us busy for this week and next!

We took the spelling part of the Phonological Awareness Literacy Screening last week.  The scores were fabulous!  Students have shown so much growth in spelling patterns and knowing when magic e must be used.  So much so, that a few wrote “flote” for float!  This is a sensible miscue and is within reason of the developmental stage of the first grader.  If they have not seen the particular word in print often, then they divert to rules they have seen frequently.

Remember, May is our heavy testing month.  Individual testing for the Phonological Awareness Literacy Screening and Fountas & Pinnell will take up quite a bit of our time.  I may get a jump start on our Math Screener this week, depending on our guidelines.

Yardsticks, tape-measures, rulers, paper clips, buttons, unifix cubes, bottle tops, etc. will be used to measure anything and everything in room 7!  Nonstandard units such as crayons, shoes, etc. are fun to line up and measure items with, but not as accurate as the measuring tools that have markings (centimeters, inches, etc.).

Our science unit has us exploring our natural resources.  Students should be able to relay to you that the 8 GREAT are……….the sun, water, land, rocks & minerals, air, forests, animals, and soil.  Our gifts from nature are important and should be used wisely. We will create a silent symphony of symbols for each natural resource.  As I conduct, the students are teamed as each of the resources and use a specific gesture to orchestrate that particular one.  It also helps with noise pollution because it is absolutely silent!

HOMEWORK:  **************NO WORD STUDY*****************

********************Remember one of the tags you have received during our HAPPY HERO HAPPENINGS incentive and tell your mom/dad.  Write 3 sentences about how you achieved that tag.  Put your April id on the paper and use the pointer test to check for capitals and end marks.  Bring in by Friday.

*******************Measure your kitchen table width using a nonstandard unit (crayons, buttons, noodles, cucumbers, etc.) and write the sentence……My kitchen table is ____ (number) _____ wide.  Example:  My kitchen table is 10 forks wide.  Bring in by Friday.

SEE YOU AT THE TALENT SHOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  JUMP BY FRIDAY FOR FIELD DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:) 🙂 😉

 

 

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Attention: Today our nine week’s MIX & FIX bags are being sent home! Keep to MIX & FIX! Needed for next week’s homework!

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Aveson’s Agenda~~April 16-20

Today, of course is a half-day and so students will be returning to home or daycare early.  Oh, and note the change of CRAZY HAIR DAY from April 20th to June 1st  due to testing.  Speaking of testing…..

Last week I mentioned in the Agenda that most of the month of May will be testing for us as well as the upper grades. First grade will be administering the Phonological Awareness Literacy Screening, Fountas & Pinnell reading level testing, and the Math Screener.  I asked that everyone keep these weeks in mind when planning trips, etc.  Again, just let me know if there is something special going on that your child must attend and I can work around it.  Each student must be tested individually for each of the tests, so you can imagine how much time this will take. Thank you for making sure the children have a tummy full of breakfast and get a good night’s sleep to do their best.

This week we continue with possessives and are determined not to place an apostrophe on plurals by mistake!  We had fun last week with the possessives game and some students even earned tags for some outstanding knowledge of their friends.  We also did a little work with plural possessives, but students do not need to master this skill—-I just wanted them to have seen it if they encounter it in their reading.

Let us remember to make sure library books are in backpacks as we will need them for exchanging as well as Sustained Silent Reading (SSR).  We are up to 11 minutes.  We are working our way to 20.

Our writing, overall, is improving. Stopping one thought and beginning another at the right place is something we discuss daily.  Take a moment to show your first grader how this is done when he/she is reading a book as well.  Talk about the nice way the author concluded his thought, giving the reader all of the information needed before going on.  Writing at least one sentence at home each day can help!

We will continue to reinforce counting coins and MONEY MASTERS will be announced next week.  There are still skills they must be tested on before being given that BIG responsibility.  We tiptoe into MEASUREMENT this week.  Students are required to measure objects using nonstandard units such as paper clips, crayons, buttons, etc. We will also go a step beyond and discuss centimeters and inches.  Students must use a scale that shows “the heaviness/lightness” of an object.  We will compare length, height, weight, etc. of various objects.

Eleanor Roosevelt will be our person of the week for our social studies unit. We will discuss her many contributions as a volunteer and a supporter of the USO tours.  Each of the wonderful people we have studied, experienced troubles along the way, but was able to rise above and accomplish great things.  This is a great lesson for our children.

HAPPY HERO HAPPENINGS has started with a cascade of compliment tags!  All students have earned tags of some sort!  To reiterate, we are talking a lot about our reputation and how this is formed.  There are so many ways to earn a tag as this incentive encompasses academics, behavior, and socialization.  We will stop from time to time and I will read a student’s superhero card and build up the fact that when visitors walk into our room and see these words on your card, their expectation is that you are quite a capable person.  Will you be proud of what your card says? Will you completely fill it?  What will mom and dad say when you bring it home?  Remember, you will go over each tag with your first grader on April 30th when it is sent home.  Thank you for supporting the importance of words!

HOMEWORK:***************WORD STUDY********************

*****************************TUESDAY NIGHT READING***************Some groups are finished with all five of the blue books, they may use Tuesday night to read any book of their choosing.  (15 minutes, minimum) 

****************************Complete the Eleanor Roosevelt sheet***********

HAVE A GREAT WEEK!  Take a tip from Mrs. Roosevelt, volunteer in your community! It’s National Volunteers Week!

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Aveson’s Agenda for April 9-13

Welcome back from what I hope was an exciting but restful spring break!

The Book Boogie was a BIG success and every child earned a ticket for dancin’ and prancin’!  For every $5.00 each child brings in, he/she receives a ticket to place in the prize boxes in the front hall of the school.  Stop by and see what these wonderful prizes from the teachers are!  All funds raised go to enlarge our book room and implement the new Jan Richardson plan.  🙂

Possessives are our topic in reading/English for the next couple of weeks.  How do we show ownership? When is it necessary?  The apostrophe is so very important to this skill!  However, many students put an apostrophe on plurals when writing stories.  We will be studying the difference in “needing an apostrophe” and “not needing an apostrophe”.  (NAP, NNAP) 🙂

Hopefully you enjoyed reading your child’s stories from STORY WEEK before spring break.  Check for habits that your child continuously does.  If there are words that are always spelled incorrectly, have him/her write those in unusual places. Put a post-it on the closet door with that word, put one on top of the kitchen counter, the morning cereal box…..if you really want a laugh…….place one on the toilet (top down of course).  He/she will laugh hysterically!  Key words to focus on:  they, because, people, don’t, here, there, their

TO SAVE OR NOT TO SAVE………..THAT IS THE QUESTION!!!!!!!!!!  We are exploring the value of money, not only coin amounts……but the need to refrain from spending all you have as other needs cannot be met.  Lay your pennies, nickels, and dimes out on the table and let your first grader count them.  As I mentioned before, I will be doing mixed groups with the children who are ready for that skill.  We are gearing up for MONEY MASTERS!  The children who show advanced money skills will be tutoring a class of kindergarteners and testing them!  This is a huge responsibility and the children absolutely love this job!  Selections will be made over the next two weeks.  MONEY MASTERS will continue their job after we leave this unit…….until each kindergartener has been served.

SPRING is our science unit as we settle into some “hopefully” spring like weather.  We discuss clothing changes, farm life, holidays in spring, etc.

The identification for April is last name with a raindrop under each letter.  Our patriotic song is STARS AND STRIPES FOREVER.  Students are assigned to be a star or a stripe each day.

Announcing the April contest…………In this contest WORDS are worth the most!  HAPPY HERO HAPPENINGS~~~ Each student will retain his/her superhero marker from our March incentive.  The student will make it a goal to follow class practices, speak kindly to others, follow a request with the action right away, move from one task to another without prompts, take care of him or herself without getting into other friends’ affairs, and exemplify the outstanding attitude of a leader.  Phrases will be placed on the superhero representing your child throughout the month, describing what traits have been exhibited.  Some example tags are:  cooperative, A+ attitude, good choice, responsible, etc.  When the superheroes are brought home on April 30th, please sit down with your child and talk with him/her about how proud you are of each tag.  Tell them which tags are especially meaningful to you.  For example:  If your child got a WORKS QUIETLY tag and a A+ ATTITUDE tag, you might say…..I like the working quietly tag a lot, but the A+ ATTITUDE tag makes me SO happy–it brings a big smile to my face.  Let us share in imparting to the children how important our reputations are and how kind words can affect us.

HOMEWORK:************WORD STUDY*****************************

**************************Count the change in Dad’s pocket.  Count the change in Mom’s purse.  Write the following sentences:  My mom had _____cents.  My dad had _____cents.  My _______had more money than my ________.  Obviously you put the word Mom or Dad in the aforementioned blanks depending on the totals.

JUST A HEAD-UP~~~~~~~~~~~After this month, we will be testing most of the month of May.  First grade has to individually test students for the Phonological Awareness Literacy Screening and Fountas & Pinnell.  We also have to do the final part of the Math screener.  So when planning vacations and family get-aways, please keep in mind this heavy testing time.  I can absolutely work around your schedules by testing children out of order, etc.  Just give me advanced warning so I know how to lay out the testing schedule.  Thank you!

Let’s get busy as we continue our journey to June!  APRIL 20TH IS CRAZY HAIR DAY!

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Aveson’s Agenda for March 26-30

The last week of March, already!  Wheww! Who would have guessed that our March field trip would be canceled because of snow (in a round-about way)!  We talked about disappointment on Thursday and how we have to be able to snap back and move forward.  William decided we would make it the best day ever!  That’s the spirit!

This week we turn our attention in language arts to ABC order.  Students must alphabetize to the second letter.  We will review a bit with plurals as well.  We will not have WORD STUDY this week and will instead focus on our writing.  When beginning to alphabetize, we will circle the first letter in each word and sing the ABC song to make sure we have included each word in our listing.

Making the capitals touch the top line will be a goal as we look at how our stories and writings are presented.  There is not one single capital letter that does not touch the top line when written.  So it is extremely important to do so.  As we have discussed, especially with letters that mimic the lower case letter, it is very important to discriminate size.  (Cc)  We are also “sticking to a topic” with our writing.  Trying to “tighten” the sentences around the topic is our focus.

We begin a unit on money in mathematics and will continue it after spring break.  The objectives have changed this year and students are only responsible for knowing the value of pennies, nickels, dimes and counting groups of like coins.  However, with many students I will be advancing that goal as they are capable of going a bit beyond that at this time.  Take every opportunity to allow your first grader to count handfuls of coins at home or at the restaurant when paying the bill.  😉  One rule of thumb we have is…..count the largest denomination of coins first…….so if you have a quarter, nickel, and penny…….you would start the count with the quarter and then add  the nickel, and finally the penny.

PICTURE DAY IS TODAY—-CLASS PICTURES AND INDIVIDUALS

We welcome one of Ms. Aveson’s former students, Kaitlyn Bohn, a senior at Glen Allen High School as our Teachers For Tomorrow student assistant.  Kaitlyn was an outstanding first grader and she has continued her academic success and is preparing for a career in education.  She will be with our class each Wednesday and Friday for an hour and fifteen minutes.  The students will love her as much as I did and still do!

CONGRATULATIONS TO CHARLEY, SKYLAR, ALEX, SHREYA, ANIKA AND ANUSHA on getting cast in the TALENT SHOW!  We hope everyone can come out and support them on April 24 at 6:30.  This is a fun evening of family entertainment!

SUPERHERO MARCH CONCLUDES FRIDAY~ Each student will be bringing home his/her bag of collected coins on Friday.  Some students have a quite a wealth of earnings!  Ask what some of the coins were awarded for………!

HOMEWORK: ***********No WORD STUDY this week***************

***************************Write a story on the paper provided about the following: You are walking along with 1 quarter, 1 dime, 1 nickel, and 1 penny in your pocket when………

At the end of your story, tag it as follows:  Author: R. Carvan  Put your number in the upper left hand corner of the front of the sheet.

***************************Tuesday night reading*********************************

Everyone is invited to the BOOK BOOGIE on Friday!  First grade’s time to boogie is 12:20-12:50.  We will boogie in the gym.  Hope to see you there!

HAVE A MARVELOUS SPRING BREAK!  I will see everyone refreshed and ready to complete our journey to June on April 9th!  Collect your denim jeans, skirts, etc. to bring in for our drive which begins on that day!  Skylar gave us a great start!

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Class Picture Day is on Monday, March 26th…..Say “Cheese”!

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