Washington Evening Journal
111 North Marion Avenue
Washington, IA 52353
Hello from the 1st Grade Team at Stewart Elementary, and happy November!
We have enjoyed having the new addition of Rosie (Stewart Elementary therapy dog) in the classrooms and spending time with her.
Thank you to everyone who attended parent-teacher conferences. We had a great turnout, and we enjoyed the time to collaborate and discuss all the great things your first grader is doing each day.
This month we have visitors planned from the Washington County Extension Office.
Mrs. Amy Green comes in monthly for Try Day, where kids get to try new healthy snacks. Mrs. Diane Rinner also comes in once a month to discuss Agricultural lessons. Each month, we also get a visitor from the Washington County Conservation Center when Ms. Megan Jorgensen comes in and presents a lesson on conservation.
We are creating thankful turkeys for the UP Home, Halcyon House, and Pearl Valley Rehab and Healthcare Center of Washington to help brighten up their days and show kindness in the community. We can’t wait to show our senior citizens everything first graders are thankful for this year.
These are all in addition to our reading, math, science, writing, and PBIS lessons.
In reading, we have learned about all of our short vowels, and most students have mastered consonant vowel consonant words. We are soon moving on to blends. In writing, we have started creating complete sentences and will be moving toward writing paragraphs for an opinion and narrative piece.
We started a new math curriculum, which we all love. We’ve completed two units and will move on to the third unit, on addition and subtraction fluency. We just finished our plants and animal kit from Grantwood, where we learned about the needs of plants and animals. We will move to patterns of the sun and moon in the near future. Our students earned a ticket reward for the PBIS program, and we were able to eat lunch outside one day to celebrate. That’s all from first grade, thanks for reading!