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Grade 1 News

Monday, May 11, 2020


Dear American Academy Parents,

Happy Monday, hopefully everyone had a great Mother’s Day weekend with your families and made sure all of the moms out there felt appreciated and special! We want to extend our sincerest thank you and gratitude for all of the teacher appreciation love we have received this week. We are missing being in the classrooms so much and the kind words and gifts we received from all of you was truly amazing, so thank you! 


As hard as it is to believe, we are coming to the end of the school year! If your child has any missing assignments please do your best to get those in to their teacher by this Friday. If you are not able to complete the assignment please reach out to your teacher so they can work with you. This has been a very different trimester, to say the least, and we are here to work with you and make sure that your child is as prepared as possible for 2nd grade!


We are finishing up Chapter 11 in math this week, and are almost to the end of the GO Math book! With all of the unusual circumstance this year, we were not able to get to Chapter 12 of the Go Math book. However, we would like to still provide the opportunity for each student to complete this chapter. It will be assigned in Think Central and available to them next week through the first couple weeks of June if they would like to finish up the first-grade math book! It is optional and will not be graded!

 Summer Work Packets

Many of you have asked about summer work! We have compiled a packet for both math and literacy that will be included in your child’s belongings that you will pick up at the end of the year! This is optional work! Many of the online platforms will still be available to you throughout the summer although there will not be any teacher assigned lessons available. iReady and Raz Kids are great resources that automatically grow with your child as they complete lessons.

 End of Year Slideshow

Ms. Moody would love to create a digital memory of 1st grade through a picture slideshow and she needs your help! Send any picture of your first grader either at school, or doing school at home to and include your child’s name as well as their homeroom teacher so she can put together this fun digital memory for everyone!

 Math and Literacy Check in:

Click below to sign up for a final math and literacy check in with your child’s teacher

Ms. Pumphrey’s Literacy

Ms. Pumphrey’s Math

Ms. Pearson’s Literacy

Ms. Pearson’s Math

Ms. Moody’s Literacy

Ms. Moody’s Math

Ms. Swim’s Literacy

Ms. Swim’s Math

 Virtual Field Trips

For parents who are looking for additional activities and resources, we will be adding a new virtual field trip each week. This week’s field trip is to Easter Island. You can access the website here.

 As always, let us know if you have any questions or need extra help! Thank you for your continued support and partnership in these challenging times!

 The First Grade Team,


Jorie Pumphrey, Amber Marion, Makenzy Swim, Brittnie Pearson, Catherine Moody, Jessica LeClair, Beth Churik

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