G1 Newsletters

May 15 – 19

Communication Please see this week’s email about important information coming up. If you have questions, you can always stop by the classroom after school or contact me at ellisk@mca.org.tw or at #0978385550.
Bible This week we will be reviewing some of the people we have talked about since the beginning of the year.

Our verse for this quarter is Psalms 100:3.

Know that the Lord is God.
    It is he who made us, and we are his;
   we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.

Reading Workshop We will finish our reading strategy of asking questions. Each student has chosen an animal and has a question about them. They have researched their animal, and this week we will make our animal displays.
Writing Workshop/

6 Traits

We will continue writing about nonfiction and writing information stories this week
Word Work/Phonics This week students will learn about words with -ed endings.
Math We are continuing to learn about place value. Students are learning different ways to show numbers with base ten blocks, quick tens and ones, place value, and expanded form. Students will also work on regrouping numbers.
Social Studies During this week we will talk about several different people and looking at character traits.
Science We are talking about nonfiction and animals. Students will be choosing an animal they would like to research.
Author of the Week
  • treasure box items – anything small that students would enjoy picking as a prize
  • toilet paper and paper towel rolls – just the rolls that are left over after you use the paper
Dates to remember/ Important Announcements May 19 – End of year Variety Show – 7:00pm – Auditorium

May 26 – K-8 Assembly – 10:00am

May 26 – School ends

*Chapels– You are welcome at all EMS and HS chapels…please refer to our newsletter or the EMS Express for the times and locations of EMS chapels. HS chapels are always on Thursdays at 2pm in the Auditorium. Our K-12 theme this year is Head to Heart (H2H).  Many of our chapel and Bible times will explore this theme. 

*Cafeteria Assistants– Mrs. McCracken, our cafeteria manager, would love to have parent helpers in the cafeteria at lunchtime (between 11:00 and 12:00).  If you would like to consider being one of them, please email her at mccrackenj@mca.org.tw for more information.

*All volunteers: If you wish to volunteer at any point in this school year, whether it be as a classroom assistant, swimming monitor, lunch room assistant, or chaperoning field trips, you will need to begin the process in the school office with Mrs. Edwards. Office hours are 7:30 am to 4:00pm. You will be able to begin volunteering as soon as you complete this process with Mrs. Turner.

*After school– Please make sure your child has adult supervision after school. If you are not able to pick up your child immediately after school please make appropriate arrangements. Any student not under direct adult supervision will be asked to wait in the office up until 4pm. When the office closes at 4:00, they will be asked to wait in the atrium.  Students are dismissed at 3:15 on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays and at 2:50 on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

*Water Bottles– Please make sure your child has a water bottle with fresh water every day. This is especially important during these afternoons of hot weather.  The water bottle needs to be one that is easy to open and close. Water bottles that do not close well can make a huge mess if they tip over. Your child may only bring water to school, no other kind of drink is allowed.

*Snacks– Your child needs to bring a healthy snack each day. We will eat our snacks at 9:30am every morning.  This snack will help your child refuel and have energy throughout the entire morning. Please do not send candy or sweets.

Katie Ellis

Grade 1 Teacher