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This Week in Room 13 (5-24-21) ¡Adiós!

Thank you!  Thank you so much for all of your support at home this school year.   It was a challenging year to say the least.  But in spite of it all, the students have made so much progress and I greatly appreciate all of the hours you spent working with them at home.  I have really enjoyed getting to know your children, watching them grow throughout the year, and teaching them Spanish!  They have worked so hard and learned so much, it will be hard to say adiós to them.

End of Year Party  The room mothers are organizing an end of the year party on Friday, May 28th.  It will include games and a pizza picnic.  If your child is interested in having pizza for lunch, please send $3.00 to school.  If your child does not wish to have pizza, he/she may pack a lunch for that day.

Wrap up for summer  Many parents and kids have asked about access to programs we are currently using over the summer.  In between pool time and vacations, it is important to keep up the skills they have learned this year!

Reading

RAZ Kids I will adjust reading levels on RAZ Kids one last time.  You may continue this over the summer as long as it is available (I am not sure when the subscription expires but I will not reset for my new class until August).  Please know that if your child exhausts the books at his/her level, you can get to other levels by going to the “Reading Room” icon.  I have shown the students how to do this as well.

Math

Prodigy I am not sure when this subscription will expire either but you may continue to use this throughout the summer as long as it is available.  Other math games on my website will also be there for them to use.

Writing Keeping a journal about family trips or activities with friends is a great way to keep writing over the summer.  Students can also type stories they have written/new stories and find pictures to illustrate them on Google Docs.

Spanish 

Below is a website of a blogger I heard about from another Spanish teacher.  She has posted some apps and links that may be helpful to use over the summer.
Another resource that is totally free is Duolingo and Duolingo Kids! The students have started using it in the classroom.  The app is self-paced and focuses on vocabulary in speaking, reading, writing, and listening.  You can access it from the link on my website or it is also available in the App Store.

Seesaw

If you would like to download your child’s Seesaw recordings for the year, the link to the instructions is below.  All of the pictures I have taken over the year are in here as well so it can be a photo book of memories of their first grade year too.

Export Options

  • Connected family members can download a .zip archive of their child’s work from the Seesaw website.
  • Share this link as a Family Announcement to tell families how.
This Week in Room 13

This Week in Room 13 (5-17-21) Countdown to Summer!

Announcements 

1st grade Track and Field Day Tuesday, May 18th. Each grade level will be wearing a different color.  First graders should wear an orange shirt. Be sure to dress your child in comfortable clothing and gyms shoes.  Sunscreen should be applied in the morning before coming to school and please be sure to put your child’s name on their water bottle.

Library Fees If you owe any library fees, please send those in as soon as possible.

Final Scholastic Book Order – I set up one more Scholastic book order online.  If you wish to order any books for summer reading, please do so before May 17th.  Spanish books can be found in the Club Leo flyer.  Due to COVID, Scholastic is offering delivery direct to your house.  Class Code – HPDD7   With a $25 order, you can pick a FREE $5 Book (use code: READS).  Shop Our Class Page: https://orders.scholastic.com/HPDD7    

Shop Digital Flyers for Our Grade with Your Child: https://scholastic-clubs.mydigitalpublication.com/publication/?i=703450

End of Year Party  The room mothers are organizing an end of the year party on Friday, May 28th.  It will include games and a pizza picnic.  If your child is interested in having pizza for lunch, please send $3.00 to school.  If your child does not wish to have pizza, he/she may pack a lunch for that day.  Pizza Party Letter

Spring Pictures Please return payment for and/or unwanted spring pictures as soon as possible.  

Tying up loose ends We will be tying up loose ends in the classroom this week and next.  Any work or supplies that come home may stay at home.

Homework  Nightly homework will continue this week.  Remember to keep reading, writing, and practicing math over the summer so students don’t lose all of the gains they have made!

Reading This week, we will read some books about the ocean and animals who live there.

Phonics Over the last 2 weeks of school, we are reviewing all of the phonics skills we’ve learned this year.

Math  Students will be finishing up 4th quarter assessments this week.  We will then do some review and some lessons to get ready for 2nd grade.

Spanish To get ready for summer, the students will be learning some summer vocabulary including ocean animals. 

Some parents have already asked about what students should do over the summer to keep practicing the Spanish they have learned so far.  While there is nothing the kids are required to do,  if they want to build on what they have learned, I usually recommend using Duolingo.   I have already set up the class.  Here is the link duolingo .  The classroom code is  PUYXFT if you need that.   The kids can go in at any time and get started using it.  Another thing I usually suggest is watching shows or videos in Spanish on youtube or Netflix and continuing to read books in Spanish on RAZ Kids as long as that subscription is available.  Rest assured that the second grade teacher will spend time reviewing what they learned this year at the beginning of next year.   There are also Spanish books available in the Scholastic Club Leo flyer.
 

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song:  La Playa 

video:  Bajo el mar 

 

 

 

This Week in Room 13

This Week in Room 13 (5-10-21)

Announcements 

Final Scholastic Book Order – I set up one more Scholastic book order online.  If you wish to order any books for summer reading, please do so before May 17th.  Spanish books can be found in the Club Leo flyer.  Due to COVID, Scholastic is offering delivery direct to your house.  Class Code – HPDD7   With a $25 order, you can pick a FREE $5 Book (use code: READS).  Shop Our Class Page: https://orders.scholastic.com/HPDD7    

Shop Digital Flyers for Our Grade with Your Child: https://scholastic-clubs.mydigitalpublication.com/publication/?i=703450

The JFD Walk-a-thon/Enrichment Day is Friday, May 14th!  Thank you for your support with this fundraiser!

1st grade Track and Field Day Tuesday, May 18th. Each grade level will be wearing a different color.  First graders should wear an orange shirt. Be sure to dress your child in comfortable clothing and gyms shoes.  Sunscreen should be applied in the morning before coming to school and please be sure to put your child’s name on their water bottle.

Library Fees If you owe any library fees, please send those in as soon as possible.

Reading This week, we will reading books about gardens, seeds, and planting.

Phonics Students will be working with contractions this week.  Over the last 2 weeks of school, we are reviewing all of the phonics skills we’ve learned this year.

Math Students will be talking about dividing shapes into halves (mitades) and quarters (cuartos).

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