Curricular highlights for the week of May 22-26 are listed below:
This is the final blog post for this school year. We hope this format of information-sharing has proved beneficial to you, and we welcome any suggestions/feedback about the blog that you might care to share in the comment section below.
*There will be no written homework for the rest of the year. Please have your child continue to read every night and do IXL, Dreambox, Lexia, Typing Agent, etc.
- Spelling sight words correctly
- Spelling words with tricky vowel patterns
- Reviewing short and long vowels
Math lessons this week will focus on:
- Review of concepts students have learned throughout the year
- Reading and writing poems
- Shape poems, rhyming, onomatopoeia, lines, stanzas
- Fiction writers use chapters and include a beginning, middle, and end
- Patterns help writers elaborate
Students have really enjoyed our ongoing balance and motion unit. We will be finishing up with the unit this week.
1st Grade Physical Education Blog Post:
1st graders have been participating in a wide variety of activities this quarter in physical education. This was their first experience in the swimming pool here at Ravenscroft and they thoroughly enjoyed it. They were introduced to the locker room, pool, and participated in lessons that focused on water safety, blowing bubbles underwater, and swimming a length of the pool. Cooperative games have been introduced to them as well, and they have also been working on their jump roping skills. Lastly, they rotated through a skills review unit and worked on activities and skills that were covered throughout the year. We are so proud of our 1st graders this year and we hope they have a great summer vacation! See you next year in 2nd grade PE.
Summer Camps for Rising 2nd Graders-if you are still looking for exciting camps for your rising 2nd grade student below are a few camps that our physical education teachers will be hosting this summer:
Learn to Ride a Bike on Two Wheels– June 19th-23rd, June 26th-30th, and July 24th-28th
Baseball Skills Camp–June 12th-16th
Ravens Summer Swim Lessons (see link for dates and times)-June and July dates available
May 25th– Field Day 9:00-11:00
May 26th– Read In– Lower School Gym 8:15-9:00 (feel free to send a blanket for your child to sit on and books to read from home)
May 29th– Holiday
May 31st– Moving Up Day 8:15-9:15
May 31st-Ice Cream Party (please send a lunch from home with your child)
June 1st– Last day of school; Half Day
June 1st-Tree Talk 10:45-11:15
Summer journals and reading logs will be coming home in Tuesday folders. They need to be returned to second grade teachers on the first day of school.
We enjoyed our trip to North Regional Library. The book your child checked out is due by May 26th. Thank you for your efforts to ensure the book is returned on time! Please either return the book to a Wake County Public Library or return to school and we will make sure it gets back to the library.