Hello SGES Families,
Today marks the first day of Fall. Hard to believe, isn’t it? We have been working very hard to earn “golden tickets” by following the rules and doing good deeds. This week, we collected 411 tickets! It was also the first time, every student in the school received a ticket for their ability to follow directions for the fire drill. Students had been told if we collected 200 or more tickets this week, I would add another group for lunch. I was able to do that! Many prizes, pencils and stickers were given out for those whose tickets were drawn from the collection of tickets. I am so proud of our students!
In first grade, students have been working on accuracy and using strategies. They have used Fish Lips and Eagle Eye. Ask them what these mean and I am sure they will be able to tell you. Kindergarten students have also been learning about Eagle Eye as a reading strategy. All students have been working on “Read to Self” and increasing their reading stamina.
Both groups of students have been working on Fundations units, with K students learning new letters, the sound each makes and how to write each letter correctly. In grade 1, students have been working on spelling 3 letter cvc (consonant, vowel, consonant) words and doing a great job. Grade one has also worked on rhyming words, while Kindergarten is learning to hear them.
In math, students have been counting with 1:1 correspondence, playing magic number and Pico, Fermi, Bagel. They have been recognizing numbers, writing numbers and in grade one, learning that teen numbers has a group of 10 plus a set number of extra ones.
Preschoolers have been busy making new friends, learning new songs, and working in small groups. Centers have been created and students are enjoying dramatic play, circle time, sensory tables, writing, reading areas, and more! They have quickly become a part of our school community.
Thank you to all who contributed to today’s Hats On for Kimberly Cahill Sabourin Day! We raised a total of $411.00! This will certainly help in providing scholarships to deserving Grafton Seniors!