March 31, 2017
First Grade Sailor News
Goodbye March, hello April! The first graders are becoming independent learners. This week they learned about the miracles of Jesus and began their habitat unit on temperate forests. Do you know the difference between a deciduous and a coniferous tree? Ask your children if they can tell you. We are so fortunate to have both kinds of trees in our beautiful state! The students finished up double-digit addition and subtraction (without regrouping). Next week I will send home their math workbooks. As always, you are more than welcome to review lessons and complete pages at home to practice skills learned.
Family Literacy Night: Please join us on April 5 from 6:30-8:00 in Egan Hall for a wonderful night where you can visit different stations (iPad literacy games, a “book walk” (like a cake walk, but you win a free book,) games like Scategories and Bingo and more)!
Lenten Service Project: Don’t forget to bring in your favorite book (new or gently used) with a homemade bookmark for a patient at Children’s Hospital! We are collecting until Holy Week (coming soon!). Thank you for your generosity!
Rice Bowl: This week we focused on families from Mexico. CRS helped them learn how to plant using greenhouses. http://www.crsricebowl.org/stories-of-hope/week-4
Here is a recipe to try out! It is called Arroz Rojo
- 2 c rice
- 1 T fair trade olive oil
- 1 garlic clove, diced
- 3 tomatoes, chopped
- ½ onion, chopped
- 4 c vegetable broth
- 1 c peas
- 2 carrots, chopped
- 1 chili pepper, chopped
- Salt to taste
Add oil to a large pan on low heat. Add rice and toast until golden. Add garlic, tomatoes and onion; cook until mixture is soft. Add the broth, peas, carrots, chili pepper and salt. When it begins to boil, reduce the heat and cover until rice is fully cooked.
Makes 4–6 servings
Questions to Ask:
-What did you see at the Science Fair?
-What is a temperate forest?
-What was one miracle Jesus performed?
-First Mate for next week is Oliver
-Please bring in baby wipes/wet wipes if possible-our supply is running low!
-Book Donations can be brought to the classroom until April 11
-Family Literacy Night is April 5-save the date!
-Here’s a link for the Lent activity website mentioned in this week’s homework packet: http://flamecreativekids.blogspot.co.uk/p/family-lent-ideas.html
-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
-find the main topic and details in a section of nonfiction. RI.1.2
-make and describe connections between two people, evens, or ideas in nonfiction. RI.1.3
-use words and pictures to help me understand nonfiction. RI.1.7
-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
-read texts and materials to determine patterns in behavior of parents and offspring that help offspring survive. 1.LS1.2
-tell how many tens and how many ones are in a number. 1.NBT.2
-find 10 more or 10 less in my head. 1.NBT.5
-know what an equal sign means. 1.OA.7
-compare two-digit numbers using <, >, and =. 1.NBT.3
-subtract multiples of 10 under 100 and explain what I did. 1.NBT.6