Dear Families,
    I can't believe first grade is almost over.  It has been an absolute joy to have your children in my class this year.  They have worked so hard and shown such incredible growth.  I am very proud of all of them.  As the year comes to an end we still have some concepts to learn, assessments to take and fun to be had!
    We will work on the following concepts this month...
    vowels aw and au
    short e: ea
    Prefixes un- and re-
    Inflected Endings
    Review for the Unit four Reading assessment
    Main Idea
    Drawing Conclusions
    Sight Word Final Assessment
    Main Idea
    Drawing Conclusions
    Informational Text
    Expostitory Non-Fiction
    Seasons and Weather
    End of the Year Memories
    Writing Effective Communicator: Opinion and Evidence
    Addition and Subtraction Strategies to 100 
    Adding and Subtracting
    Regrouping and Place value

    Some important dates to remember are...
    Mini-Relay: June 8th 
    Field Trip to the Wild Animal Park: June 11th
    Flag Day: June 14th
    Celebration of Learning: June 15th
    Father's Day: June 17th
    Last Day of School - Noon Dismissal: June 22nd
    Some parents have been asking if they are allowed to join us on our field trip.  Parents are welcome to meet us at the Animal Park at 10:00am. We will be leaving around 1:30pm.   It is school policy that your child ride to and from the field trip on the bus.  The cost of the field trip is $7.00. I will not be collecting that money from you, you can pay your admission fee at the door.
    Let me take this opportunity to thank you for all of the party supplies, help with homework and sight words, teamwork and everything else you have done this year to make first grade a productive and successful year.  I have enjoyed everyday with this terrific group of children.  I love my job so much! My students and families are the reason this is the best job in the world!  Thank you!!
    Have a happy and safe summer!
    As always, if you ever have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at kbennati@vvsschools.org or (315) 363-2580. 
    Ms. Kimberly Bennati