3/30/18 Newsletter

March 30, 2018

First Grade Sea Otter News

This week we began learning about Polar habitats and started prewriting on an opinion piece about the best Polar habitat- Arctic or Antarctica. In Math we continued to learn about 2 dimensional shapes and defined and identified their sides and vertices.

Holy Week is a time of learning and reflection at St. John. Today we honored Jesus’ sacrifice on Good Friday through silent dismissal. Students made Holy Week books, studied each of Jesus’ last days on Earth, and prayed with the school community the Stations of the Cross.

Have a joyous Easter and a fabulous break, see you in April!

THANK YOU-Lenten Service Project: Thank you for your generous donations of supplies for the homeless care bags. We were able to assemble over 125 bags with our 8th grade buddies this week to be donated to Compass Housing Alliance. It was a joy to watch the students come together to give and bless others.

Special Notes:

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

No homework over Easter Break!

-Star Sea Otter for the week of April 9th is Spencer

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

-tell about shapes and build and draw shapes. 1.G.1

-make two and three-dimensional shapes. 1.G.2

-use shapes to make new shapes. 1.G.2

3/23/18 Newsletter

March 23, 2018

First Grade Sea Otter News

Happy first week of spring! The first graders are learning with so much excitement. We continued our study of Rain Forests and compared them with Temperate Forests using a Venn Diagram. In math we began a unit on measurement and time. 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! We want your family to experience this week so the homework will be focused on Religion. You can keep the purple Holy Week packet at home over Easter break to read through (there is something for Holy Saturday and Easter Sunday).

Good Friday Dismissal:

We will dismiss in silence (on playground, by flagpole) on Friday.  We would appreciate it if families continue the silence until you are off campus.  We end in silence to remember the hour Jesus died on Good Friday.  Thank you!

THANK YOU!

We appreciate all the donations received for our Lenten Service Project- Homeless Care Bags. We plan to assemble the bags next week with our 8th grade buddies.

Rice Bowl: This week we focused on families from Malawi. CRS helped them with farming through seed fairs.  Check out the story here: https://www.crsricebowl.org/stories-of-hope/week-5

Questions to Ask:

-Name the 4 levels of the Rain Forest.

-What is a unit of measurement?

-What did you enjoy most about Grandparent’s Day

Special Notes:

-Star Sea Otter for the week of March 26 is Alice

– Next week is Holy Week

– Spring Break is April 2-6

 

St. John Holy Week Schedule

Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord

Mass – Vigil Mass March 24th at 5pm

March 25th at 8:30 am and meet in Egan hall for the procession at 10:15am for the 10:30 am Mass

 Holy Thursday of the Lord’s Supper

Mass – March 29th at 7pm

Adoration until 10pm in the Reservation Chapel

Good Friday of the Passion of the Lord

March 30th

Stations of the Cross at 2pm 

Liturgy at 7pm

Holy Saturday

The Easter Vigil in the Holy Night

Mass – March 31st at 8pm

Easter Sunday

The Resurrection of the Lord  

Mass – April 1st at 8:30 am & 10:30 am

 

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

-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

 

 

3/15/18 Newsletter

March 15, 2018

First Grade Sea Otter News

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! This week students continued learning about the Stations of the Cross where they walk with Jesus each Friday. They studied Rainforest habitats and identified where plants and animals live by sorting pictures, writing vocabulary words, and illustrating books. We have had a great start to our 3rd Trimester.

Report Cards: Report cards are coming home today- Thursday, March 15th. Please take a moment to review your child’s report card. Remember that these are goals for the end of year. If they are progressing, it means they are on their way to meeting the standard or benchmark. If your child is meeting a standard you can continue practicing that skill. SLE self-assessments will also be included. I have marked in bright pen next to any large discrepancies I have seen in the assessment of themselves. Please sign and return the YELLOW COPY of the report card and ENVELOPE. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.

1st/8th Grade Service Project: Homeless Care Bags

We will be collecting the following items to be donated to the homeless through the Compass Housing Alliance in Ballard. Please send in items by: Friday, March 23rd

Deodorant

Body wash

Shampoo/conditioner

Toothbrush

Toothpaste

Shower caps

Notebook/pen

 

Lent CRS Rice Bowl week 4:

This week we heard of a story of hope from Haiti.   Below is the link to the story; the page also has a simple recipe from Haiti that your family is encouraged to try- Vegetable Stew.

 

https://www.crsricebowl.org/stories-of-hope/week-4

 

Grandparents’ & Special Friends’ Day (March 22): Remember if your child does not have a family member or friend coming, please email me and I will place him/her with a friend. Your grandparent or special friend should come to the classroom to pick your child up and walk together to Egan Hall. Lunch begins at 11:00. Students should provide a sack lunch for themselves and their guests. I will be there to bring your children back to the classroom when lunch and the performance are over. They will need to find me in Egan Hall at the end!

Musical Link

Mrs. Tsagalakis would like to make you aware of the opera that will be coming to our school next week Tuesday. Check out her web page below for information about the Opera and a link to the program.

https://musicpat.st-johnschool.org

 

Questions to Ask:

-What is something you learned about Rainforest habitats?

-What Saint did we study this week?

 

Special Notes

-Star Sea Otter for the week of March 19 is Nicolas

– Grandparents’ and Special Friends’ Day is March 22nd

-Easter Holiday- April 2nd-6th

 

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

-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

 

 

3/9/18 Newsletter

March 9, 2018
First Grade Sea Otter News

We are sailing through March and second trimester is coming to an end! Students compared and contrasted coniferous and deciduous trees during our study of Temperate Forests this week. In math we have been focusing on math fact memorization by playing computation games. We also celebrated the Feast of St. Patrick on Wednesday during Mass.

Grandparents’ & Special Friends’ Day (March 22): Remember if your child does not have a family member or friend coming, please email me and I will place him/her with a friend. Your grandparent or special friend should come to the classroom to pick your child up and walk together to Egan Hall. Lunch begins at 11:00. Students should provide a sack lunch for themselves and their guests. I will be there to bring your children back to the classroom when lunch and the performance are over. They will need to find me in Egan Hall at the end!
Report Cards: Report cards are coming home next Thursday, March 15th. Please take a moment to review your child’s report card. Remember that these are goals for the end of year. If they are progressing, it means they are on their way to meeting the standard or benchmark. If your child is meeting a standard you still want continue practicing that skill. Please sign and return the YELLOW copy of the report card. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.

1st/8th Grade Service Project: Homeless Care Bags
We will be collecting the following items to be donated to the homeless through the Compass Housing Alliance in Ballard. Please send in items by: Friday, March 23rd
Deodorant
Body wash
Shampoo/conditioner
Toothbrush
Toothpaste
Shower caps
Notebook/pen

Lent CRS Rice Bowl week 2:
This week we heard of a story of hope from Burkina Faso. Below is the link to the story; the page also has a simple recipe from Burkina Faso that your family is encouraged to try- Bean Cakes.

A Story of Hope from Burkina Faso

Questions to Ask:
-What is the virtue for the month of March? (mercy)
-How many tally marks are in a grouping?
-What is the difference between a coniferous and deciduous tree?

Special Notes
-Star Sea Otter for the week of March 12 is August
– Early Dismissal (noon) Thursday, March 15th
-No school Friday, March 16th for teacher in-service
-Report cards go home March 15th
-Grandparents’ and Special Friends’ Day is March 22nd

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 who, what, where, when, why, and how after reading nonfiction. RI.1.1
-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
-use manipulatives and pictures to help me solve problems within 100. 1.NBT.4
-find 10 more or 10 less in my head. 1.NBT.5
-know what an equal sign means. 1.OA.7
-subtract multiples of 10 under 100 and explain what I did. 1.NBT.6

3/2/18 Newsletter

March 2, 2018

First Grade Sea Otter News

Our field trip to the Pacific Science Center Polar Exhibit and IMAX was amazing!  The first graders traveled from station to station where they listened to the scientists from UW and performed experiments about glaciers, salinity, sonar, and so much more. They also really enjoyed the IMAX movie about the Amazon in connection with our rainforest habitat study. Thank you to Ms. Sheridan, Mrs. Boorman, Mrs. Deeble, Mrs. Exincios, Mrs. Herron, Mrs. Kalanquin, Mr. Roach, Mrs. Schrappen, Mr. Sourov, Mr. Wade, and Mrs. Warczak for helping out today!  It was a wonderful experience because of you!

1st/8th Grade Service Project: Homeless Care Bags

We will be collecting the following items to be donated to the homeless through the Compass Housing Alliance in Ballard. Please send in items by: Friday, March 23rd

Deodorant

Body wash

Shampoo/conditioner

Toothbrush

Toothpaste

Shower caps

Notebook/pen

Lent CRS Rice Bowl week 2:

This week we heard of a story of hope from Nicaragua.   Below is the link to the story; the page also has a simple Nicaraguan soup recipe that your family is encouraged to try- Soupa de queso.

https://www.crsricebowl.org/stories-of-hope/week-2

Questions to Ask:

-What was your favorite thing at the Polar Exhibit?

-What is ten more than 22? Ten less? Can you count by tens starting at 33 all the way to 103?

-What will you do to help others during Lent?

-Name one animal that lives in the Arctic.

 

Special Notes

-Star Sea Otter for the week of March 5 is Dylan.

– Early Dismissal (noon) Thursday, March 15th

-No school Friday, March 16th for teacher in-service

-Report cards go home March 15th

-Grandparents’ and Special Friends’ Day is March 22nd

– 1st and 7th grades are hosting Stations of the Cross Soup Supper on Friday, March 2 at 7pm

 

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 who, what, where, when, why, and how after reading nonfiction. RI.1.1

-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

-use manipulatives and pictures to help me solve problems within 100. 1.NBT.4

-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