Thursday, June 4, 2020

Last Day of First Grade! - June 5, 2020

Dear Almost Second Graders,

      Good morning. Happy Friday! It is with a very sad heart that I have to say good-bye to you all today. I have so enjoyed being your first grade teacher this year. You have worked so hard and learned so many new things. Even through the school closure these past 11 weeks a lot of you continued to do your remote learning lessons every single day. I am so proud of you for being so dedicated to your school work and to learning. Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to talk with you several times each week. And thanks to your families for supporting you during your remote learning. I know it wasn't an easy thing to take on, but you all worked so hard with your children, and for that I am very grateful. Without you this would not have been possible. 

      I hope I get to see you at the 'parade' around Orrington today. I can't wait to wave to you and say good-bye to you in person, and wish you a wonderful summer. Until then...

      Love,
    Miss Gray


June 5th will be our last formal day of school. As promised, we will be doing a bus/car parade. We will be leaving Center Drive at 10:00. Our route will be as follows: Turn left onto Center Drive to the River Road. Turn left onto River Road to Swett's Pond Road.On Swett's Pond, turn left onto Johnson Mill Road, then right onto Center Drive. Turn left onto Long Hill, then right onto Brewer Lake. Go out and around the loop on Brewer Lake and return to Lake Road and to Bob's Kozy Korner. Turn right onto Snow's Corner, then left onto Kent's Drive. Turn left onto Snow's Corner, then right onto River Road, driving down McKinley and Roosevelt Avenues. Turn left onto River Road back to Center Drive. Turn left at Bouchard Drive, then return to school. Our hope, of course, is if your road isn’t within this route you will find a place to bring some chairs along the route and wait for us. WE WANT TO SEE AS MANY KIDS AS POSSIBLE!

June 8th and 9th:  Parents may come to school to pick up their child’s personal belongings and drop off and items belonging to the school (laptops, ipads, bag of books, library books, etc.) Similar to how we did our packet pick-up in March, drive to the roundabout by the flagpole. Someone will greet you and bring your things to the car. Times for this are as follows:
Monday, June 8th: 9:00-12:00, 5:00-7:00
Tuesday, June 9th: 1:00-4:00

June 12th:  You should be receiving report cards in the mail sometime around the 12th. If you do not receive it by the following mid-week, please call the school.

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Last Thursday of First Grade! - June 4, 2020

Dear Almost Second Graders,

     Good morning. Happy Thursday! Today will be your last day of remote learning lessons. Yay! I hope I'll be able to see all of you as the teachers ride around Orrington tomorrow in our 'parade'. I hope if the road you live on is not on the parade route you can find another spot to watch the parade.
     Please take the time to write a letter to the second grade teachers. I know you don't know yet which teacher you will be having, and that's o.k. Once you find out which teacher you'll be having you can send her your letter. I know she would enjoy reading it!
     Have fun learning today! Hope to see you tomorrow!

       Love,
       Miss Gray


Thursday- June 4, 2020

Reading

'The Night Before Summer Vacation'

Writing

Write a letter to your next year’s teacher.  What do you want them to know about you?
What do you want to know about them? Please try to include at least 3 things you think
your second grade teacher should know about you - things you are good at in school,
things you really like about school, things you like to do outside of school, do you have
any brothers or sisters, or any pets - the possibilities are endless!

Dear Second Grade Teacher,

Hi! My name is __________. I was a first grader in Miss Gray's room. I...

When you finish your letter, don't forget to sign your name at the bottom.


Science

Explore all kinds of fish


Math

Practice your favorite IXL skills.

Which ones did you pick?

June 5th will be our last formal day of school. As promised, we will be doing a bus/car parade. We will be leaving Center Drive at 10:00. Our route will be as follows: Turn left onto Center Drive to the River Road. Turn left onto River Road to Swett's Pond Road.On Swett's Pond, turn left onto Johnson Mill Road, then right onto Center Drive. Turn left onto Long Hill, then right onto Brewer Lake. Go out and around the loop on Brewer Lake and return to Lake Road and to Bob's Kozy Korner. Turn right onto Snow's Corner, then left onto Kent's Drive. Turn left onto Snow's Corner, then right onto River Road, driving down McKinley and Roosevelt Avenues. Turn left onto River Road back to Center Drive. Turn left at Bouchard Drive, then return to school. Our hope, of course, is if your road isn’t within this route you will find a place to bring some chairs along the route and wait for us. WE WANT TO SEE AS MANY KIDS AS POSSIBLE!

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Last Wednesday in First Grade! - June 3, 2020

Dear Almost Second Graders,

     Good morning. Happy Wednesday! You are only going to be first graders for 3 more days. So enjoy these last few days in first grade. On Friday, just like magic, you will transform into a second grader!
     Today you are going to be writing your summer vacation 'bucket list'. That's a list of things you really want to do this summer. I can't wait to see what you include on your list.
     Today is Wednesday, so find a good buddy to share a great story with - a brother or sister, Mom, Dad, a grandparent, or maybe even a furry friend. Have fun reading today!

       Love,
     Miss Gray

Wednesday- June 3, 2020

Summer vacation

Reading
And Then Comes Summer

Writing
Write a summer vacation bucket list.  You could even try to draw a big bucket and write your list in it.


Wacky Wednesday- Unscramble these sentences

1. beach crab is A on the

2. is fast The swimming dolphin

3. the beach I to  at  sandcastles like build

4. you when go to the Wear sunscreen beach

5. I to My and have swimming sister races like

Science


Math
Can you write 2 or 3 of your own word problems about the ocean and have someone solve them?

Here is an example.

Jane found 18 shells.
She gave her sister 6 shells.
How many does she have left?
18-6= 12 shells

Monday, June 1, 2020

Last Tuesday of First Grade! - June 2, 2020

Dear Almost Second Graders,

     Good morning. Happy Tuesday! The weather definitely cooled down yesterday! I didn't get in my very cold pool. But I did get some plants planted. I can't wait to have some fresh cucumbers, tomatoes, and string beans!
     Today you'll be taking a look back at your first grade year, thinking about some of your favorite memories. I can't wait to hear what they are!
     It's Tuesday, so make sure you check out Mrs. Miller's site for the last time in first grade.

     http://centerdrivemusic.weebly.com/grades-k-4.html

Have fun learning today!

    Love,
  Miss Gray


"Hi Everyone, Mrs. Stone here!

I am hoping you can take a few minutes today or tomorrow to go to my blog and watch my final class video message! It's a pretty important and special project, and I don't want you to miss out on it! There might also be a video clip of my puppy, Tucker!"

Thanks! 




Tuesday- June 2, 2020 

Favorite things about this year


Reading
‘Last Day Blues’



Word Families


-ink
-ill
-ip
-ing


Science 


Writing
My favorite part of school this year was……..


Math
Play 'Race to 120'


Each player needs a paper.  Roll a dice and write down that number. Roll again and count
on and write down your new number.  Keep going until you reach 120.
Ex…
I roll a 6.
I write it down.
I roll a 3.
Now I write down a 9.
I roll a 5 now I write down 14.

Who will get to 120 first?