Dear Families,
            I can hardly believe this will be my last newsletter of the year.  These months have really flown by!  We have had a great year together!  Your children are definitely ready to move on to second grade, they have grown in so many ways throughout this year and it has been a pleasure to be a part of some of that growth.
            We will be watching our eggs very carefully; they should begin to hatch early next week if all has gone well. I’m sure you will hear from your children when they begin to hatch.  The whole process is truly amazing to watch.  I know that Mrs. Wilma does this in 2nd grade as well, but I assure you, the experience never gets old.   
            I have included one more book report for the year.  We only have three more weeks of school so please make sure your child starts working on this as soon as possible.  I have really seen how much your children’s understanding for what they have read has expanded since the beginning of these book reports, which was way back in January.
            The month of May is always full of many fun activities and field trips.  We will have another first grade mass on May 19th; this will also be our May Crowning Mass. We will then enjoy an afternoon at Sinclair Park, weather permitting.  Our all school field day will be on May 24th.  If you are interested in joining us for either of these field trips please let me know as soon as possible. On Thursday, May 25th  we will be celebrating our summer birthdays, this includes all children that have birthdays from May 26th through August 22nd. We will have an ice cream sundae party. If your child has a summer birthday they can bring in their favorite ice cream topping and/or anything that goes well with ice cream for this day.  Finally our class is currently working on earning a reading campout day, I will send out a notice once this special day has been earned.  Make sure to keep an eye on your child’s take home folders for information and permission slips that will be going home this month.  I will also do my best to put all of this important information on your child’s homework sheet so please keep an eye on these as well.
            I have to say again what a pleasure it has been to get you know you and your children throughout this year.  One of the rewards of teaching is seeing your students grow, and I am definitely enjoying this reward now.  Thank you for giving me the opportunity to be a part of your child’s first grade experience.  I hope they have enjoyed it as much as I have!
Summer Blessings,
Mrs. Walker