# Zoo Trip

Our trip to Zoo Atlanta was fun! Since we have been studying animals, the kids were amazed to see a Komodo Dragon! It was the highlight of the trip…next to lunch, of course. ðŸ˜‰ Click on our picture to see everyone.

Don’t forget…Friday is Career Day!

Have you ever heard of a narwhal? They’re real, and Sho made one from pattern blocks. This is an example of how children learn through applying their knowledge. His creation shows that Sho has a true understanding of our geometry standard that requires students to use 2-dimensional shapes to create a composite shape. Great job!

# Pictures are in!

Dear Parents,
Please know that spring pictures went home on Thursday, March 15. Each student should have received a picture packet if they were present when they were taken. Inside of each packet are ordering instructions on how to purchase the picture packet or pieces of the packet. If you do not wish to order any pictures at this time, please send the packet back to school, and have your child give it to their homeroom teacher. If you have any questions, please email Mr. Traster at [email protected]
Thank you!

# Read Across America Day 2018

We had a wonderful day reading to our animal friends! We also had guest readers from Cobb EMC and the CCSD county office staff. The students chose their own books to read, and so many of us were excited to read “like the big kids.” Thank you to all the Pitner staff and others who helped make this such a fun day!

# Foodie Math!

How many more? How many less? Can we eat our Skittles? We had a great time today using Skittles and Twizzlers to help us illustrate our word problems. We used 2 strategies…matching the items and subtraction…to help us solve the the problems. Then we enjoyed our candy, of course!

# Word Work Fun!

First graders learn best by playing! These students are practicing making words using foam letters. We make words to practice blending and decoding according to spelling patterns. You can do the same at home! Use magnetic letters on your refrigerator, and call out words for your child to spell. This will also keep him/her busy while you prepare dinner. Just a thought! ðŸ˜‰

# Learning with Friends!

Best practices show that reading your writing to someone helps you to hear your strengths and areas that need improvement. These buddies are reading their opinion writing to each other and then offering suggestions on how to make it even better. Way to go, boys!

# Noun Town

We had a GREAT time creating our Noun Town! The kids came up with the nouns and the pictures all by themselves. I was so proud! ðŸ™‚

We have just completed our first spelling test, and everyone made a great score! We will continue to have weekly spelling tests, and the words will come home on Mondays on a handwriting sheet. I choose sight words and words that follow spelling patterns we have learned. Please practice with your student at home.

Are you using Raz-Kids and Prodigy at home? These are two valuable and free resources for you! Statistics show that those who read at least 20m per day perform better in school. It also creates a larger vocabulary.

# Zoyo Winner!

This month’s Zoyo certificate goes to Isabella Goulet! Congratulations, Isabella, for being an excellent student and Pitner Patriot!