We are getting ready for a busy few weeks so I’m going to start with important dates and reminders.
The Denim Drive started today and runs through next week. Send in any gently used denim items for donation to Good Will. If we collect the most in the county we can earn money for our school.
Wednesday, April 17 is our field trip to the Metro Richmond Zoo. This is always such a fun trip! Thank you to Mrs. Kopelove, Mrs. Jaspen, and Mr. Pritchard for chaperoning the trip. If you are planning on meeting us there you must have a volunteer form on file from this school year and inform me in advance. You are welcome to send in a couple of quarters for your child to feed the giraffes. Please pack your child a lunch with all disposable items in a disposable bag. No glass please. Also, please make sure your child is wearing sneakers because there will be a lot of walking. We will be outdoors all day so you may want to put sunscreen on your child before school that morning.
Friday, April 19th is a half day. It is also Twin Day. We are going to come up with a simple outfit as a class in case your child does not have a specific person to twin with.
Monday, April 22 is a school holiday.
April 25 is Brusters Scooper Night. Teachers will be serving ice cream up at Brusters. My goal is to be there, depending on when the signup times are. This is that busy time of year with sports, but I would love to participate in this fun event!
Friday, April 26 is Field Day! Come out and enjoy all the fun with us! Ms. Inge is looking for parent volunteers. A flyer went home to signup to help out last week.
May 31 The SCA is hosting a Drive in Movie out at Independence Golf course. This is sure to be a really fun event. More information will come home about this in the coming weeks.
Here is what we are focusing on in class –
LA – We have been focusing on cause and effect, main idea, and context clues. We will delve deeper into reading comprehension over the next few weeks as well.
Math – We started working on recognizing coins. The children will need to count groups of like coins (all pennies, all nickels, etc.) A great way to practice this is counting by 5s and 10s. They will need to count collections up to $1.
Science – Over the next couple of weeks we will focus on plants. We will talk about plant parts, plant needs, and edible verse non-edible. We will have a very fun taste testing experience. More information about this will come home soon.
Thanks for all you do!