Sunday, May 31, 2015

June 1-5, 2015 Week 37

We finally made it to the last week of school!  I am so sad to say good-bye to the boys and girls.  We have had a fantastic year filled with learning, laughter and growing!  

Monday, June 1 is First Grade Family Picnic.  It will be from 11:30-12:30.  We will have the picnic on the playground and if it rains we will have our picnic inside our classroom.  If the weather is nice please bring a lawn chair or blanket. The menu is hotdogs, chips, dessert, and a drink.

All students who bought field day t-shirts will bring them home on Monday.

We will also have Movie Day.

Tuesday, June 2 we will have Field Day.  Please send a change of clothes for your child.  One of the events is a water activity and students will get wet.

Wednesday, June 3 will be "Game Day."  Students may bring games to school to play and share with others in our classroom.  Please write name on games.  Please send them in backpacks.

Thursday, June 4 students will bring home any left over school supplies, books, etc.

Friday, June 5 will be the last day of school.  We will have early dismissal.

Mrs Kilgore brought birthday cupcakes and 
read to us on Thursday! "Yummy!"

Look who our "Mystery Reader" was on Friday?...

GOTCHA guys!  Come in Mrs. Kilgore!  
You were a BIG surprise and we enjoyed you!  

It's been fun y'all!  Have a TIGERific summer!

Love, Ms. Harris

Monday, May 25, 2015

May 25-29, 2015 Week 36

I am so sorry that I got behind in posting what we are doing in class!  It has been a busy couple of weeks.  Well weeks 34 and 35 are behind us...and we only have 9 more school days left!  

We are still experiencing lots of rain so please look in your child's folder for any information about changes in upcoming activities.

I will treat students who have 100 stickers with Braum's Ice Cream as a reward for doing a great job in class this year.  BRAVO you did it!!!

On Wednesday we will go AR Glow Bowling in Sulphur Springs.
Please send a sack lunch with a drink.  Please write name on items.

On Thursday we will have our first grade picnic.  It is planned for the City Park , but I am unsure at this time if plans will remain or change.  Students need a sack lunch and 2 drinks. 

Monday, June 1 will be First Grade Family Picnic.  

Tuesday, June 2 will be First Grade Field Day.  If you purchased a field day t-shirt they will be given out next week before field day.

Wednesday, June 3 students will bring home any left over school supplies, and books, etc.

Friday, June 5 will be the last day of school.  Early dismissal!

Mr. Harrison came to eat with Madeline last Friday and he kindly stayed and read a story to us!   Thanks!

                                Dads are great readers too! 

Thanks to Mrs. Kilgore for helping us get started with putting our zoo animal reports on ChatterPix.  The kiddos and I had so much fun doing this!  

Everyone did a super job presenting the habitat of their animal, what their animal ate, and an interesting fact.  Wow!  I learned things about some of the animals that I didn't know.   :)

A couple of weeks ago we had a visit from "Lancie" a miniature horse.  Wyatt's grandmother, Ms. Wheat brought her miniature  pony "Lancie" and told us all about her. We got to pet her and I (being the scaredy-cat I am) even petted her.  Yes I did!  LOL!!!

Thanks Thanks Thanks...

A big THANKS to all the parents who sent snacks on their child's snack day.  Because of you our daily read aloud "Junie B. Jones" was so much more enjoyable!  Thanks so much!

I will send our last newsletter on Tuesday, May 26.  Please keep looking in your child's backpack or folder for any possible school information.  

It has a been a pleasure teaching your child this year!  We have bonded and formed new friendships and relationships that I hope will continue from now on. 


Sunday, May 3, 2015

May 4-8, 2015 Week 33

We are in the countdown stage!  We have made it to the point of NO MORE HOMEWORK!  We have 24 more days but who's counting?!!!  NO really, I find this time to be very bittersweet because we all are looking forward to summer vacation but at the same time I know that we will miss each other! :(

In class we will start our "Marvelous May" activities. Each day the leader will get to pull an activity that we will do on the next day.  We have lots of fun activities like shaving cream art, luscious lollilops, bubblegum, eat lunch outside, partner read with another class, movie and popcorn, etc.  Our leader last Friday pulled "shaving cream art" for Monday!  

In reading our story is "Alexander Graham Bell: A Great Inventor."
We will blend and read words with diphthongs "aw, au";  read and sequence stories; adverbs; and continue to practice Saxon Phonics.

In Language Arts we will replace our weekly spelling tests with spelling dictated sentences.  I will call out words from the word wall in the correct sentence order and students have to write and spell the words correctly.  They will be graded on capitals, spacing, spelling, and sentence structure.  

In Math we will learn how to add 3 numbers; we will also learn how to add and subtract 2 digit numbers.  Bravo to the boys and girls for being able to identify the relationship between numbers in a fact family!   We will play "Scoot" addition and subtraction games.

In Science we will continue to review living organisms and nonliving objects. We will study plants.  We will learn about animals and their habitats, their babies, and what they eat. Remember that the zoo animal report is due May 11.  I know that the reports are going to be great!

In Social Studies we will learn about the inventor Thomas Edison.

Upcoming Events...
May 6 - Planetarium 
May 13 - Tyler Caldwell Zoo
May 14 - CES Music Program 
May 22 - CES Family Picnic
May 27 - AR Glow Bowling
May 28 - First Grade Picnic
June 2 - Field Day
June 5 - Last Day of School

         And our "Mystery Reader" was ... Mrs. Taylor!
 Our terrific student observer from Texas A&M!

She is not Ms. Harris but holding a precious gift that she made me!

As we countdown let's not forget to read every night!  
Please watch for your child's red homework folder to come home with important class and school information.  Blue folders will still be sent home on Fridays.

A big Thanks for being so supportive with homework this year!  We couldn't have done it without you!  We love our parents!  :)