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Mrs. Hewey’s First Grade News

June 12, 2017

Dear Families,

     Please don’t forget that this Thursday, June 15th, from 5:30-7:00, is the Celebration of Learning for our school.  You will be able to visit your child’s classroom and see all of our work about birds.  Your child will be able to read you a bird book, show you owl pellets, recite bird poems to you, teach you about nests, test you on your knowledge of bird calls, and see if you are as tall as an ostrich, among other things.  Most importantly, your child can show you our baby chicks because they will be going to their new home the next day!  You can come anytime between 5:30 and 6:45 to celebrate learning at East End Community School!

     Last week each child finished making birds out of paper shapes.  The kids used hexagons, trapezoids, squares, triangles and diamonds (also known as rhombuses).  We have hung the birds up in the cubby room and your child has written clues for you to find the bird on Celebration of Learning Night. 

     On Thursday we had a visit from the Portland Symphony Orchestra and the Violin Club of 3rd, 4th and 5th graders.  The violin players from our school were wonderful, and the orchestra members taught us about percussion instruments.  We heard drums, bongos, snare drums, xylophones, and they even played pots and pans for us.  Then, on Friday, the school held a Family Fun Day and the children got to do all sorts of fun, outdoor activities at recess.  Ask your child about some of the things he or she did.  (Hints:  Bubbles?  Tattoos?  Face painting?  Sack race?  Lacrosse?  Cartwheels and round offs?  Limbo?  Walk on a rope? Soccer? Throwing games?  Something else?)  Special thanks to Ms. Wissa for organizing it.  And happy birthday Ashley!

     All the best,  Kristie




Posted by Kristina Hewey On 12 June, 2017 at 7:13 AM  

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