Welcome to Mrs. Nichols’ Class



Dear 1B Parents,

We had lots of special visitors today in 1B, beginning with the . . . worms!  As we wrapped up our unit on plants and insects, we added those decomposers (which are not insects).  The children donned gloves, observed them, picked them up and watched some do somersaults before we released them to the rose garden.  

Can you believe it was our very last Reading Celebration of the year?  A very big thanks to all of our parents who made it in to share some books with the children throughout the year.  It was always a much-anticipated event, and you modeled a love of reading to our young readers.  

BUT, it’s not the end!  We have a very special reading event for you on Wednesday, June 5 at 9:00.  Our first graders will be able to show you how they have grown as readers!  We hope you can join us!

 Here are our goals for next week:  

  • Reading/language arts —  Continue the study of fiction and character development;  begin long “u” vowel patterns (u__e; ew; oo); continiue Mr. Popper’s Penguins novel study; Readers’ Theater
  • Math  -capacity (cups, quarts, gallons: begin weight. 
  • Religion —  May virtue of responsibility and St. Peter; the Trinity
  • Science — begin study of the body, with a focus on the digestive system.  
  • Homework — Monday through Wednesday:  Word Study Tic Tac Toe; read a book 2 – 3 times.          Thursday:  Word study practice test; read a book 2 – 3 times.

          Math homework — as assigned throughout the week.   Worksheets will be in your child’s  blue                     folder.  Your children will write workbook pages, when given,  in their assignment  books.  


 Below are your child’s words for the  next week:   

Purple: short and long vowel review with oddballs

wipe     which     race     vote     drip     have     gum     tide     cape     skin     wax     done


Yellow: short “a”  and long “a” patterns (“ai”  “a__e” with oddball

flash     frame     said     tail     camp     chain     want     faint     main     train     blame     rash


Orange:  short “e”   and long “e” patterns (“ea”   “ee”    short “ea”     with oddball

beach     breath     sweet     sled     steam     great     bread     street     east     queen     head     when


Green: long “oo”   short “oo”   oddball

roost     soot     would     wool     proof     stool     brook     should     hoop     route     troop     hook

Upcoming Events: 

Friday May 17 — Noon dismissal; band trip

Wednesday, May 22 — School Mass

Friday, May 24 — Field day

Monday, May 27 — Memorial Day

Thursday, May 30  — International Day  (If you would like to participate or send in items from your country or food items, please fill out the flyer sent home.  Thank you!)

Wednesday, June 5 — First Grade special Reading Celebration!  9:00

Friday, June 7 — 8th grade graduation, noon dismissal


Happy weekend,  

Mrs. Nichols

  • Monday:  P.E. 11:00
  • Tuesday:  P.E.  11:00 – 11:30; Spanish 2:10 – 2:50
  • Wednesday:  Library – 11:00 – 11:40
  • Thursday:  Art – 9:45 – 10:30
  • Friday:  Music – 11:45 – 12:30