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Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Room 6 News: Week of May 20th

Dear Families,

Our Community Helper presentations were a great success last week. I was so proud of everyone. Each child presented out loud to the class and did a fantastic job. I was so impressed at the hard work that everyone put into their projects. I sent home a grading sheet for your child’s presentation in last week’s homework folder, as well as returned the written portion of their project. I am going to hang onto the posters for a bit, but will return them soon. Also, I have uploaded all videos to SeeSaw. You are welcome to download them directly from the site.

Field Trips:  Today in the Wednesday folder I am sending home our last two field trip forms for the year.  

On June 11th we will be going to Tam Valley Elementary School to meet our pen pals that we have been corresponding with all year long.
We will leave school at 10:30am and return by 11:45. It’s a quick trip, but a fun one! Please note the form says we will return by 11:30 – but I am thinking we may need an extra few minutes for the return – so if you are able to come please plan on being back by 11:45.

Wednesday, June 12th we will be having our End of the Year Party at Country Club Bowl in San Rafael to celebrate a wonderful year in First Grade! We will be leaving school at 10:30am and returning about 12:30pm. The cost of the trip was already collected in the fall and will include a game of bowling, shoe rental and a pizza lunch back at school. It would be wonderful if you could turn in the signed green permission form Friday, May 31st. Please make sure to indicate on the form if you are able to drive. Thank you in advance.

**I will be offering an Early Bird Special of 2 Stewie bucks to anyone who returns their field trip forms by Tuesday, May 28th!

Special Assembly: On Friday, May 31st at 9am we will be having a special all school assembly to honor Mrs. Harvey, our wonderful PE teacher who is retiring this year. As a special surprise for her at the assembly, each grade level will be singing a song. This is a secret so shhhh! All families are invited to attend. We hope to see you there!


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·      Wednesday, May 29th is an extra early release day. School will get out at 12:40pm due to a district wide teacher appreciation event.

·      Open House is on Thursday, June 6th from 6:00-7:00pm.

·      Keep reading for the Grand Prix! All logs are due by June 7th! In order to attend the ice cream sundae party, the student must have completed all pit stops and reached the finish line by June 7th.

·      Thursday, June 13th is the last day of school!


Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Room 6 News: Week of May 13th

Dear Families,

The Community Projects today were wonderful! I will video tape each presentation and uploaded it to See Saw for you to see. You can also download it from there if you want to keep it. I can’t wait to see the rest of the projects!

It is hard to believe that the school year is starting to wind down. The children are continuing to do a wonderful job on the Stewart Grand Prix. The last day to turn in reading logs is on Friday, June 7th. The ice cream party will be during the last week of school. Please remind your child to keep reading each night in order to make it to the final pit stop! They need to continue to read each night in order to make it to the last stop by the due date!

This week we have been busy continuing our study of oceans. We have been talking about the various animals that live in the kelp forest and the open sea, as well as learning about the different layers of the ocean. The kids have been so enthusiastic about this unit of study and it is amazing to see all of the fun facts that we are all learning! I will be showcasing their ocean work at open house and I know they are excited to show all of their hard work off! This week we also took a look at the “live web cameras” at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. If you want to check it out you can visit the site at: http://www.montereybayaquarium.org/animals-and-experiences/live-web-cams

Open House is on Thursday, June 6th. Classrooms will be open from 6:00pm – 7:00pm. All families are invited to come check out some of the terrific work that the kids have been doing! Please mark your calendars now. I look forward to seeing everyone there!

-       May 29th is an extra early release day, as the students will get out at 12:40pm due to a district event. Please mark your calendars for an extra early pick up.
-       Remember to order next year's school supplies online at http://www.1stdayschoolsupplies.com. The teachers have worked with 1st Day School Supplies to put together kits with the exact supplies we need for next year. They will arrive at Edna before the 1st day of school so you can shop now and forget about it! Prices are competitive. I highly recommend doing this for your child.