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Mr. Brezny’s Room

   March 1, 2017

 

     Hello eveyone.   Our third trimester schedule goes into effect March 13th.  Monday and Thursday will now be Phy.Ed. Tuesday Art, Wednesday Music, and Friday Media.

    March 29th is once again Spotlight time for first grade.  As you recall this is a time for a few students to shine in the spotlight of their peers. The children get up on stage in the multipurpose room and display their talents. If your child would like to perform please have them start thinking about an act they would like to audition in our classroom.  I will pick three acts to go on stage to perform.  The acts can be as simple as telling a few jokes or singing a song.  Try not to have your child do card tricks, science experimens or anything too small that the audience will be unable to see and follow.  If they have any props, or C.D they need to bring it to the audition.  I will hold auditions on March 20th.

     Please continue to turn in your child's reading logs if you haven't been doing so lately.  I am recording the number of books read back here in the classroom. The students are recognized for their reading accomplishment at the end of the year at the awards ceremony.

     Our new unit of study in Life Science will begin later this month. It will be on organisms.  This will extend through the remanider of the year. The children will investigate a variety of organisms.  Students will sort animals and plants by their observable properties. They will identify the needs of animals and plants. Needs include water, food, air and shelter. The students will describe the changes that take place in a plant’s life cycle. They will also explain that if a part of living system is missing it may not function correctly.  

     There is no school on Friday March 31st. This is a record keeping day for teachers. Spring break is the following week. 

     Finally, FYI, beginning this month the children will be preparing for a first grade performance called Do Like the Animals. Over the course of several weeks the first grade teachers will help the children learn songs and dances about a variety of animals. I mention this because you may start hearing your child coming home singing these songs and/or talking about what animal they want to be for the show. The performance will be sometime in early May.  I will let you know what day the performance is exactly once I work out the details so that you can get it on your calendar.    

    .                               Have a nice week,

                                          Terry Brezny