Friday, April 29, 2016

Back in Action!

We had a great first week back from vacation!

This week we continued our poetry unit and learned how to write Haikus! We learned that Haikus have three lines, each with a specific amount of syllables. The first line is 5 syllables, the second line is 7 syllables, and the third line is 5 syllables. Each first grader decorated his/her own kite and then brainstormed different words that describe kites and what they do. We used our brainstorming to help us think of creative lines for our poems. Ask your first grader all about his/her Haiku kite project!

We will not be assigning official homework for the rest of the school year.  We realize that this is a busy time of year which may make the completion of weekly homework difficult. We ask that students continue to read at home and work towards becoming a 5 Star General. We will now keep the reading corps in our green folders to be checked at school. Some suggested activities to do in place of formal homework will be sent home on Monday if you would like to continuing strengthening your child's skills at home.

Career Day
On Tuesday, June 7th, Pine Glen is having our very own Career Day! Presenters are welcome to come in and share all about their careers with students. If you are interested, please click the link below for more information.

Talking Tidbits
Haiku poems
Measuring in math!
Trade in Tuesdays
Two-syllable words in phonics (such as napkin, cupcake, and springtime)

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