First Grade- Stockton

May/June Newsletter

NWEA Testing – 1st grade has finished taking our spring NWEA tests. We believe that all of our students did their very best! Thank you for your support at home, making sure they were ready for testing. Parent reports will go home on how well each student did before the end of the year.  We are very pleased with our students’ growth and have planned a trip to River Oaks County Park for a picnic and some fun on the splash pad! Look for a note to come home with more details about this trip. Also, to celebrate all of the Evergreen students’ hard work, PTO is hosting a dance.  We will have the dance during the school day on Wednesday, May 24th at the YMCA.  We are so excited for these awesome celebrations! :smile:

Character Counts – At Evergreen we honor students each month with awards for character, math, and writing. We will be practicing our character trait all month and the student who does a great job representing that character trait will earn the award. April’s winners are McKenna for being respectful, Sarah for her math skills, and Annaleah for her writing! May’s character trait is caring.

Air Zoo Trip – First, third, fifth and sixth grade will be going to the Air Zoo for a slime science experience where they will practice chemical changes by creating a variety of “slime” substances in a lab. This messy program includes measuring, using scientific equipment, and exploring the properties of matter. This trip is on Thursday, May 4th and the cost is $4 per student!

ACES—All Children Exercise Simultaneously
Project ACES was created by physical education teacher Len Saunders in 1989 as a method of motivating children to exercise.  The event is an international celebration of health more commonly known as All Children Exercise Simultaneously (ACES) Day.  The Michigan Fitness Foundation coordinates Michigan’s ACES Day, which takes place on the first Wednesday in May as part of National Physical Fitness and Sports Month along with National Physical Education Week. The celebration emphasizes physical activity among students and helps combat childhood obesity.  With millions of participants worldwide, ACES Day is a global event that brings students together from all fifty states and more than fifty countries to exercise, laugh and learn. Schools have the freedom to make the event their own and are encouraged to get creative!  ACES will be on Wednesday, May 10th at 2:30 P.M.

Jump Rope for Heart – Evergreen Academy will be participating in Jump Rope for Heart on May 12th at 2 PM. We will be raising money for the American Heart Association at our school. If any parents/guardians would be willing to supply snacks, water bottles, or would like to run a station that would be greatly appreciated.  We are looking forward to exercising our hearts!

John Ball Zoo – The zoo trip will be all day on Tuesday, June 6th.  We will be leaving the school PROMPTLY at 8:15.  We will be bringing a sack snack for the students that ordered breakfast through the school and will eat at 9:00am when we arrive at the zoo. Kindergarten-2nd grade are attending this field trip. A note will be sent home with more details.

Field Day – Field day will be on Tuesday, June 13th.  If you would like to volunteer to operate a station, look for further information to come home closer to the day of the event.  As many field day activities involve running, please be sure that your child wears proper shoes that day.

Ways To Help At Home – Thank you for all of the help with homework.  Completing the homework packet, studying sight words and working on addition and subtraction facts are all great things to work on at home. We are doing a ton of review during the end of the year!  All students will benefit greatly from simply reading at home. Also ask your child about the various literary elements: characters/main character, setting, problem/solution, main idea and details, etc.

Thank You!
Ms. Stockton and Mr. Oliver