6/8/18 Newsletter

June 8, 2018

First Grade Sea Otter News (The Last Edition!)

Happy Summer Break! The first graders thoroughly enjoyed their last week of school. They loved their buddy lunch on Tuesday as well as performing a dance for their 8th grade buddies during the Farewell Assembly. On Wednesday they visited 2nd grade during Bump Up day to ask questions in preparation for 2nd grade. On Thursday students participated in Under The Sea Day. They rotated through 7 different stations such as: sand art, pass the bucket, and Lei making. A huge THANK YOU to the volunteers who helped run a station- Mrs. Wade and Ms. Sheridan- we couldn’t have done it without you! Today we ended our special week with a wonderful Mass where we learned about how much God loves us.

Please check your child’s folder (bag) for his/her report card, STAR report, MAP test results, and SLE rubric. 🙂

Thank you to all the volunteers who helped out on the field trips, with sight word and math fact practice, helping during special events like Christmas Around the World, Habitat Day, Parent Art Days, Auction, and Library. A special thanks to Mrs. Wade for being an amazing room parent and supporting me so much during my first year at St. John!

It has been an incredible year in first grade! Mrs. Brown and I appreciate all your support this year. We couldn’t have done it without you. Have an amazing summer!

All the Best, Mrs. Peoples




6/1/18 Newsletter

June 1, 2018

First Grade Sea Otter News

First graders have had a busy week taking mastery tests, practicing a dance for our eighth grade buddies, learning about the Rosary, and participating in an amazing Field Trip to the Zoo. It hard to believe there is only one week of school left!

Thank you to all the incredible chaperones that made our trip possible: Mr. Wade, Mr. BonDurant, Mrs. Boorman, Mrs. Warczak, Mrs. Freeland, Mr. Kindred, Mrs. Herron, Mrs. Schoonover, Mr. Pelfrey, Mrs. Kalanquin, Ms. Sheridan, and Mrs. Wellnitz, you all did an great job making the field trip fun and safe!


Last Week of School Dates and Info

Tuesday, June 5- Buddy Lunch (lunch will be provided) and 8th Grade Farewell Assembly

Wednesday, June 6- Bump up Day, First Graders get to visit 2nd grade!

 Thursday, June 7 -1st Grade Under the Sea Day, students can wear “beach attire” and bring a beach towel!

Friday-Last Day of School (Dress Uniform), Mass, Dismissal at 10:30


Questions to Ask:

– Name a prayer in the Rosary.

– Name a noun, verb, and adjective. Go on a word hunt!

-What is your favorite book series right now?

Special Notes:

-Please check your homes for any books from school! I’m starting to do an inventory and need to make sure I have everything. Thank you!

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

-use conjunctions and determiners. L.1.1

-capitalize dates and names of people. L.1.2

-punctuate sentences. L.1.2

-read and understand first grade fiction. RL.1.10

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

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

-speak and write in complete sentences. SL.1.6

-put three objects in order from longest to shortest. 1.MD.1

-tell the length of an object using whole numbers. 1.MD. 2