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This month, we will continue reading in our first grade readers. I am so excited about the reading kills the children have developed ! Please encourage reading at home. This may include reading labels, highway signs, easy reader books, and flash cards. We will continue to practice new words from the word families and review words from the families already studied. PALS spring testing is this month.

In math, we are learning about addition and subtraction.

Nightly review of these important skills would be very beneficial.

Our journal writing is progressing wonderfully. The children are very excited about the sentences they they are learning to write.
On May 8th, we will go to the Transportation  Museum in Downtown Roanoke.  Wear your tennis shoes and bring a lunch for a picnic with the trains!.

On May 17th, we will go to Camp Bethel in Fincastle, Va. This is one of the children's favorite trips. The great outdoors will be our classroom that day, as we take a hike, learn about the environment, and have a picnic.

For the trip, please have your child wear his/her t-shirt, shorts/pants and tennis shoes.

On May 24th, we will have a craft day in the morning and picnic at Lakewood in the afternoon.
Be on the lookout for donation requests and sign up to volunteer.
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On May 29th, we will have our Awards Assembly at 8:00 a.m. in the cafeteria. Hope you can attend.

Thanks to all parents who donated or helped sew on our kindergarten quilt. It is ready for its premiere this month!
Our last day of school will be June 4th (with a 2 hour early dismissal that day).
Report Cards will be sent home with the students on the last day of school.
As you may know, Mrs. M is retiring this year.  She will be sending home lots of treasures with the children, from books to school supplies, from toys to more toys!  Thanks for letting me enjoy your children as they learned this year!!!

  Our unit of study this month is dinosaurs (always a kindergarten favorite)! We will examine fossils, learn about different dinosaurs, measure an Apatosaurus (did you know he was 70 feet from head to tail?), and discuss why the dinosaurs became extinct. At our craft day, we will stencil a dinosaur t-shirt for the children to take home.

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