2/1/19 Newsletter

February 1, 2019

Catholic Schools Week was a huge success!  On Monday, the students thanked their community by making cards for the construction workers at our school.  On Tuesday, the students thanked you for being amazing parents/volunteers with cards.  On Wednesday, students were part of an all school flag and learned how to be a good citizen and appreciate the diversity in our country.  On Thursday they brought flowers, dressed like teachers, and spent the day making thank you posters and cards for many of the school staff.  And today is Student Appreciation Day! In honor of all their hard work the students enjoyed a flatbread pizza lunch, performed a dance at the Spirit Assembly, and enjoyed Fun Friday at the end of the day.

Thank you to Mrs. Jorris, Mr. Kindrick, and Mr. Wei for coming to our class to talk about their jobs for vocation day. The students had a lot of great questions answered. J

Also, thank you so much for the beautiful flowers this week. I am so blessed to be able to teach your wonderful children.  


Valentine’s Day: Valentine’s Day is coming up soon! Signing a name 20 plus times can be a big job for children. You may want to start early so that the activity is fun and not dreaded. I attached a class list to the homework today. I encourage your children not to bring candy on this day if possible. Thank you! We will celebrate Thursday, February 14th.

Questions to Ask

– What do you want to be when you grow up?

– What makes St. John School a great Catholic school?

– What is a subtraction strategy you like to use?

Special Notes

– Star Sea Otter for the week of February 4th is Shea.

– 100th Day Project due Monday, February 21st

-No School February 15-19 for Mid-Winter Break

I Can…

-read first grade words. RF1.3

-use adjectives. L.1.1

-use what I know about phonics to spell new words. L.1.2

-spell first grade words. L.1.2

-sort words into categories. L.1.5

-read and understand first grade fiction. RL.1.10

-read and understand first grade non-fiction. RI.1.10

-tell about the main ideas and details after I listen or read. SL.1.2

-follow rules for discussions, talk with others, and ask questions during discussions. SL.1.1

-speak and write in complete sentences. SL.1.6

-revise and edit my writing. W.1.5

-plan and conduct investigations to provide evidence that vibrating materials can make sound and that sounds can make materials vibrate. 1-PS4-1