Sunday, June 12, 2022

Our Final Week in First Grade! June 2022

  Our Final Week of Frist Grade!  June 2022

We had an exciting yet bittersweet final week of First Grade. We did a lot of reminiscing over our year together as we spent our last week together as a group.  We have had an amazing year, filled with much learning, growth, adventures, and fun!  

I wish you all a wonderful summer break with time to relax, rejuvenate, and spend time with friends and family.  Good luck to you all as you transition into second grade!

Here are a few snapshots from our final week…

We made a memories book.

We shared our Book Reviews with each other. 

We did a little bit of geometry working with 3D shapes.

We thought about what we would miss, but also what we are excited about for the summer.

We gathered with all four First Grade classes and had the chance to sign each other's autograph books.

We earned our final classroom reward: popsicles!

And we took our final group photo.

Sunday, June 5, 2022

Field Day Fun, Reflecting on Our Hopes and Dreams, a VSO Concert and More!

 Highlights from the Week of May 31, 2022

It is hard to believe that we are down to only one week left of the school year!  It is bittersweet for sure!  This is such a great group of kiddos and I have been so fortunate to have had them for their first-grade year!

We packed a lot of learning and fun into this four-day week!  

This week we:

  • Practiced making predictions while reading Kevin Henkes’ book, Owen

  • Focused on the character’s feelings and how they can change throughout a styory while reading another of Kevin Henkes’ books, Lily’s Purple Plastic Purse

  • Went to a Vermont Symphony Orchestra performance and learned a little about sound waves while enjoying some wonderful music  

  • Continued to work on writing our book reviews

  • Had an All School Morning Meeting where we learned about the Summer Reading Program at the Richmond Free Library - I hope you all take advantage of this great program!

  • Had Field Day!

  • Had our last Guidance session with Ms. Spaulding and reflected on the year and  some of our favorite memories of First Grade

  • Did more practice with contractions during Word Study time

  • Did more activities around place value during math

  • Reflected on our Hopes and Dreams that we wrote for First Grade way back in the beginning of the year 

We are all looking forward to a wonderful last week of school next week!  We will spend time celebrating our accomplishments, our memories, and our friendships made along the way.  

Don’t forget the Powder Run on Tuesday, June 7!