Friday, May 25, 2018

Dino Day

How many first graders does it take to be as long as a T-Rex?

 How many first graders shoes do we need to fit a T-Rex footprint?

 Time to figure out how long a diplodocus is.....

 What animal are these bones from? How do we put them together?


Realistic Fiction Publishing Celebration!

A note from Mrs. Jones

I'll be showing your class this webpage during Library class, and book-talking eight of the suggested titles. 

While the LS Library will be closed over the summer, families are encouraged to visit their local public libraries and/or independent bookstores. 

Happy Reading!

Monday, May 14, 2018

May News!

Dear Families,

May is a busy month at Breck! We continue to use each day to the fullest.  The feeling of “community” in our classroom is impressive, as the children have internalized the concepts introduced in the C.A.R.E. curriculum: Optimism, Empathy, Resiliency, Perspective, Flexibility, Advocacy, and our new theme - Curiosity.

Strong friendships have been created among the students.  Your efforts in promoting play dates and your loyalty as class and school volunteers has been wonderful.  We appreciate each and every one of you.

Our writers have been busy all year!  We are thrilled with all of the published books in our classroom and are looking forward to seeing our last published books of the year.

We are beginning to gather information for student assessment and progress reports. Final reports will be mailed to you in June. Although we know your child has been working hard and has had a successful first grade experience, we encourage you to keep your child’s curiosity for learning high during the summer. 

May 18                Field Day this is a non-uniform day. Children should dress in comfy clothes.  They will be very active, so gym shoes are a must! "Carnival” is our theme and students are invited to dress in their best carnival attire – or wear blue and gold. Field Day events will take place at Mc Knight Stadium. Grades 1 and 2 will compete from 9:30-11:30am. The outdoor BBQ lunch will follow at 12:00.  Parents are invited to attend the games and lunch! (We understand if your busy schedule doesn’t allow you to join us.)  In case of rain, Field Day will be rescheduled for Friday May 25th.

May 28                NO SCHOOL-MEMORIAL DAY

May 31              Portfolio Open House We would like to invite all parents to join us in Rm. 25 to view our portfolios of first grade.  We have worked hard at collecting our work and compiling them as our first grade memory.  We would like you to come from either 7:30 – 8:15 am or 2:45 – 4:00 pm on Thursday May 31st .  More details will follow.

June 1               Closing Exercises 1:30 pm (Chapel doors open at 12:00). You won’t want to miss our “Closing Exercises”.  Plan to arrive a bit early to get seats in the chapel.  Our class will be sitting together as we all join in the celebration of an outstanding school year.  The children should come at the regular start time in the morning and should wear comfortable, yet semi-dressy clothes (it’s a non-uniform day!).  Our music teachers have already begun rehearsals of songs and dances for this special occasion.

June 3               Baccalaureate If your child is coming to sing at the Seniors’ Baccalaureate Service, please meet Ms. Anderson in room 38 at 4:45.  Students are welcome to stay after their song or leave quietly with their parents following their performance.  Dress-up clothes are appropriate for this evening.  Bring your tissues for this wonderfully touching finale of your first grader’s year with his/her Senior Buddy.

Lost and Found   The Lost and Found bins are filled with unclaimed clothing.  Please take time to look through them if you are missing any clothing items.

It has been a pleasure sharing in the education of your child! 

Enjoy your summer!

Marie Murphy and Carly Skates