First Grade- Stockton

April Newsletter

April showers bring May flowers! We have started the fourth and final quarter of school. This year has flown by!

March Reading Month Follow-up Thanks! To all of the guest readers who came to our classroom during reading month. Our class read many extra books during March as well as many of Dr. Seuss’ famous books.

Book ITLast month was our last month for Book IT! Thank you to everyone that participated!

Jump Rope for Heart – Evergreen Academy will be participating in Jump Rope for Heart on May 11th 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!

April – National Poetry Month We will writing a variety of poetry about the 7 continents during the month if April. Please keep your eyes open for an invitation to our Annual Evergreen Poetry Slam Friday, April 27th at 3:45 PM.  PTO will be hosting a silent auction during the poetry slam and Evergreen will be holding an open house afterwards. More details coming after Spring Break.

Earth Day – To celebrate Earth Day on Sunday, April 21st we will be doing a school-wide service on the 20th.  We will spend our afternoon exploring and cleaning up trash in our parking lot, along the Kleinstuck Reserve trail located behind our school, and at one of the local churches. This is an exciting opportunity to give back to the community.

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. March’s winners are Kennedy for being cooperative, Marqus for his math skills and Arya for her writing! Our assembly to celebrate these students will be on April 26th. April’s character trait is respect.

Helpful Hints for home – I hope everyone has a relaxing and safe break! School resumes Monday, April 9th. We have been working on money concepts in math. Please give your child the opportunity for real world application of identifying and counting coins when purchasing things in a store. Supply your student with several quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies that they may handle, look at, and play with. Keep the money in a special jar or place. Using the money to do math problems, count amounts, and show how much something is worth are great ways to familiarize children with money.

Conferences – Having the opportunity to meet and talk about your child’s progress is greatly appreciated. I am so proud of all of the academic and social growth all of our students have made. Parents’ active participation and dedication make a positive difference in a child’s life.

Spring NWEA Testing – Students will begin taking their NWEA tests on April 23rd. Please make sure your child comes to school well rested so that we can have an accurate measure of what they have learned this year. End of the year scores will be sent home on the last day of school.

Best wishes to all, 
Ms. Stockton