¡Muchas gracias! Thank you so much for all of your support at home this school year. 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.
Cooper Cash Auction will be held on Wednesday. Thanks to everyone who sent in donations!
4th grade Spanish Book Buddies the first graders will read Spanish books to the 4th graders when we meet for the last time on Wednesday.
Duebbie Ice Cream Truck will visit Dulles to give all the students a sweet treat on Thursday!
End of Year Party The room parents are organizing an end of the year party on Friday, May 27th. It will include games and pizza.
Stricker’s Grove Dulles night at Stricker’s Grove will be Friday, June 3rd from 5-10pm.
Stories on Wheels Book Bus will be at Dulles every Thursday from 9:30-11:30am this summer.
Report Cards will be available on Progress Book after May 28th. Look for paper assessments for reading, writing, and math in your child’s binder on Monday.
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!
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. As important as decoding words is, students also need to be able to answer comprehension questions to demonstrate their understanding of the books. As the level of books students are reading increases, comprehension should not just be recall of events in the story. Students should be able to describe characters, make predictions beyond story, explain why a certain character did something, and relate their own experiences to the story. Writing in response to reading is also expected.
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.
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.
- 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.
Have an awesome summer!