May 7, 2018

Tuesday, 8 May 2018, 22:48 | Category : Uncategorized
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-The Ray School Walk-A-Thon is May 18th! Any student that is registered by Friday, May 11th and collected at least $5 will receive a special treat. This event is a very important fundraiser as it provides us with recess monitors. So far we have 11 of our 26 students fundraising and I would love to see 100% participation. Last years fundraiser also raised funds to install a water bottle filtration system outside the lunchroom. We have raised $755 collectively!
Register your student(s) for the Walk-a-Thon today at
-Please submit the field trip form (again), the first copy did not include the date and we need a signed copy with all relevant information.
-We are out of snacks. Please provide snack for 26 students. There are several families that have not yet provided snack this year. Please donate.

This week we will read versions of Cinderella . We will compare and contrast the various texts and look at common themes in multiple texts. This quarter first graders will hear weekly books that come author or genre studies. We will explore the writing of other authors including Jannell Cannon and Tomie dePaola. We will also explore variations of some traditional fairy tales including Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, The Three Little Pigs and Goldilocks and the Three Bears. We will practice spelling words with vowels pairs.
Sight Words: any, going, from, some, thank
This week will continue our unit on persuasive writing. Students will learn about what persuasive writing is, how to plan for persuasive writing, brainstorming ideas and drafting a letter. We will read The Perfect Pet and I Wanna Iguana.
This week, we will finish unit 8 in math. Students will learn a new game called Make My Design. Students will make a fraction book and complete and create some number grid puzzles. Students will take a timed test on basic addition facts up to 10. Has your child been practicing facts with the fact triangles?
In science we will record observations of the rye and alfalfa seeds and wheat seeds we planted. We will also plant radishes, carrots and seeds in the school garden. Students will “mow” the grass and observe what happens during regrowth. Students will read Scholastic Kids: Lend a Hand to Lemurs.

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