4/19/19 Newsletter

April 19, 2019

First Grade Sea Otter News

We thoroughly enjoyed our first week in the new classroom. We spent a lot of time learning new routines and procedures as well as wrapping up our study of the Desert Habitat!

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!

THANK YOU-Lenten Service Projects: Thank you for your generous donations of items for the Teddy Bear Patrol, Sock Drive, and Book Drive. And for all your Rice Bowl contributions as well. It was a joy to watch the students come together to give and bless others.

Spirit Gear:

We are now offering spirit gear for our families!  The on-line store will be open until April 22nd,  after that time it will take two weeks for the gear to arrive.  The spirit gear does NOT take the place of our school uniform.  Show your school spirit and order today!!

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

-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

 

4/12/19 Newsletter

April 12th, 2019

First Grade Sea Otter News

It has been a hectic week of packing up and moving our classroom but the first graders have done an amazing job of being flexible during this busy time! We continued our math unit on measurement, specifically focusing on telling time to the hour and half hour. We began our unit on desert habitats by exploring the types of adaptations animals need to live there and where deserts around the world are found.

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). Remember that at Good Friday dismissal we leave in silence to remember how much Jesus loves us.

New Classroom and Afternoon Pick Up Procedure:

We will be in our new classroom beginning Monday! Please pick up your child in the afternoon from along the fence near the Quigly Building. Morning time procedure will stay the same.

Spirit Gear:

We are now offering spirit gear for our families!  The on-line store will be open until April 22nd,  after that time it will take two weeks for the gear to arrive.  The spirit gear does NOT take the place of our school uniform.  Show your school spirit and order today!!

LINK: https://stjohnspiritgear2019.itemorder.com

Lent CRS Rice Bowl week 5:

This week we heard of a story of hope from Gaza.   Below is the link to the story and a simple recipe from Gaza that your family is encouraged to try- Shakshouka.

https://www.crsricebowl.org/stories-of-hope/week-5

https://www.crsricebowl.org/recipe/shakshouka

Questions to Ask:

-What do most animals do in the day in the desert habitat?

-How many minutes is “half past” an hour?

-When can it snow in the desert?

Special Notes

– this Monday, April 15thFirst Day in Our New Classroom!

-Easter Holiday- April 22nd-26th

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

 

 

4/5/19 Newsletter

April 5th, 2019

First Grade Sea Otter News

We had an awesome week in science learning about Rain Forest Habitats. We wrapped up this focus by comparing Temperate and Rain forests with a Venn diagram, and completing a spider monkey art project! Next week we shift our Habitat focus to Deserts. We also began a math unit on measurement. We practiced using rulers and measurement vocabulary a lot this week!

Lent CRS Rice Bowl week 4:

This week we heard of a story of hope from Sierra Leone.   Below is the link to the story and a simple recipe from Sierra Leone that your family is encouraged to try- ground nut stew.

https://www.crsricebowl.org

https://www.crsricebowl.org/recipe/ground-nut-stew

Auction! Mrs. Peoples Class Art Project Info

“Each child finger-painted bursts of color and pattern, creating a unique and playful sunburst style mirror that wants to adorn your home!”

Thank you to Mrs. Young for creating such an amazing art project with our class.

(it will be #907 during Spotlight at the Auction)

Questions to Ask:

-What are the four layers in the Rain Forest?

-Name 3 animals that live in the Rain Forest.

-What is one measuring rule you learned this week?

Special Notes

-Star Sea Otter for the week of April 8 is Johnny

– Thursday, April 11th is the deadline for the Teddy Bear Giveaway

-Easter Holiday- April 22nd-26th

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