4/28/17 Newsletter

April 28, 2017

First Grade Sailor News

 

Welcome to the wonderful season of Easter. The Church celebrates for the next 50 days! Alleluia! The students came back well rested and ready to learn. In math, first graders wrapped up graphing and interpreting data. They have also wrapped up their desert habitat unit with a cactus experiment and lizard art project.

 

It’s Auction time! Get your bids ready for a wonderful night! Remember to be on the lookout for these items!

Afternoon at the Cinema

(Item 3009)

Spend the afternoon at school with the Primary teachers making ice cream sundaes and watching a movie!  Remember to bring your pillow and sleeping bag.  This will be on Friday, May 19 from 4:30-6:00. 

 

 

Mrs Todd’s/Miss Thornton’s 1st Grade Project

“Sit and Enjoy the Summer”

Sit back and enjoy the summer in two beautifully hand-painted Adirondack chairs.

The students in Mrs. Todd’s first grade class had fun embellishing the chairs with delightful bug characters.

These silly fingerprint bugs will have you smiling all year round. What a beautiful way to capture a child’s youth

Value=Love Bugs

 

 

Mrs. Todd’s Bedtime Story Corner

Item 1011

I can come visit your child at your home and read him/her a bedtime story or we can play a board game!

 

Habitat Day

This week information was sent home regarding Habitat Day. Please take a moment to read the pink “To Do List” all the way through. The habitat-planning sheet will be sent home with a note if it was approved/not approved. For example if your child chooses a dolphin, this would not be approved because there are many types of dolphins. If you child chooses a spinner dolphin it will be approved. Please do not begin research or building your habitat until you get approval from your teacher. On May 24th, parents are invited to tour habitat projects at the end of the day from 2:30 – 3:00. A detailed schedule of the day will be posted with other available visiting times.

 

Field Trip

We will leave for the zoo at 9:15 on May 19 and return by 1:00. We will have lunch there so please do not order hot lunch for this day! Field Trip Permission slips will go home on Monday, May 1st. Please fill out both sides and return it by Friday, May 5. The fee for the field trip includes admission and parking.

-If you have a zoo pass, please make a copy and turn it in with a $2.75 fee.

-If you do not have a zoo pass, please include $12.00 fee with your permission slip.

We will pay for parking for 12 cars. However we will not be able to pay for admission for volunteers. If you signed up to volunteer, please include your $9.25 fee too. Thank you!

 

Thank you to all the parents who can help out: Shannon Mapp, Celina Glassburn, Lynne Houserman, Kimberly James, Mike O’Brien, Kathy Beck, Steph Wade, Ciara Byars, Heidi Masterson, Kerri Villeneuve, Katie Coleman, and Denise Scofield!

 

Questions to Ask:

-What habitat do you have for habitat day?

-What happened to our “Cactus “ sponge?

-What is a bar graph?

Special Notes:

– Wear dress uniform on Monday, May 1st for Crowning of Mary (please bring rosary and a flower)

– Spring Concert is on Thursday, May 4 at 7:00 (Egan Hall)

– Bike to School Day is on May 10th

 

I CAN…

-read first grade words. RF1.3

-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

-organize and understand data. 1.MD.4

-ask and answer questions about data. 1.MD.4

4/14/2017 Newsletter

April 14, 2017

First Grade Sailor News

 

Holy Week is a time of learning and reflection at St. John. Students made Holy Week books, studied each of Jesus’ last days on Earth, and prayed the Stations of the Cross with school community. First graders worked hard on growing closer to Jesus throughout Lent. Today we made special effort to honor Jesus’ sacrifice on Good Friday by spending the school without technology.

 

Lenten Service Project: Thank you once again for your generous donations of books for the patients at Seattle Children’s Hospital! The hospital’s patients and staff were very thankful for the wonderful books that we delivered to them yesterday.

 

Habitat Day and Project: Save the date! May 24 will be Habitat Day in First Grade. To prepare for this day your children will create their very own 3D habitats and write animal reports. After Easter break (April 24) I will send home a Habitat Planning Sheet for your child to complete for homework. This planning sheet needs to be approved by me before your child can begin researching his/her animal and habitat.

 

Field Trip News: On May 19 we will go to the zoo to celebrate all we learned for our Habitat unit. I know many students have been to the zoo so the teachers created a game like the Amazing Race. Thank you to Shannon Mapp, Celina Glassburn, Lynne Houserman, Kimberly James, Mike O’Brien, Kathy Beck, Steph Wade, Ciara Byars, Heidi Masterson, Kerri Villeneuve, Katie Coleman, and Denise Scofield for volunteering for this exciting field trip! Thank you! Field Trip permission slips will go home in May.

 

Auction News: The St. John auction is coming! Tickets are on sale for the Totally Awesome 80’s Prom on April 28. Catalogs will be sent home on April 24th. Keep your eyes peeled for our beautiful 1st grade project!

 

 

 

 

I wish you all a very Happy Easter and special time with your families.

 

Special Notes:

– Easter Sunday Mass at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m.

– No homework over Easter Break

 

I Can…

-read first grade words. RF1.3

-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

-organize and understand data. 1.MD.4

-ask and answer questions about data. 1.MD.4

4/7/17 Newsletter

April 7, 2017

First Grade Sailor News

 

This week we continued our journey to Jesus as we change our hearts for Lent. Next week we will celebrate the holiest week of the Church year! I want your family to experience this week, so the homework is focused on Religion. Please keep the purple Holy Week packet at home over Easter break (there is something for Holy Saturday and Easter Sunday).

 

The first graders learned about our virtue of the month, forgiveness using the parable of the Prodigal Son. Then they worked on their Stations of the Cross book. I will send this home next week so that your family can pray the stations at home during Holy Week. The first graders took a test on double-digit addition and subtraction and began their unit on data and graphing using tally charts.

 

I am sending home math workbooks today. Please look over the book with your child. During this year when we worked on addition and subtraction facts I used many different strategies to teach them (manipulatives, white boards, interactive journals, etc.) and sometimes we did not complete the workbook pages. This is why you may see blank pages. You can have your child complete the blank pages during summer months as good practice. You do not need to turn it in. If you have any questions, please let me know.

 

 

 

Questions to Ask:

-Name a station that we learned about this week.

-What is the virtue of the month? How can I practice this virtue at school? Home?

-What is a tally chart?

-What happened in the video when the farmer called the sheep? How does this relate to Jesus as our good shepherd? https://youtu.be/e45dVgWgV64

Special Notes:

– Totally Awesome 80’s Prom Auction April 28th

 

I Can…

-read first grade words. RF1.3

-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

-organize and understand data. 1.MD.4

-ask and answer questions about data. 1.MD.4