6/14/19 Newsletter

June 14, 2019

First Sea Otter News

We were some very busy first graders this week. We started the week with our Habitat Day, enjoyed buddy lunch and time with the 8th graders, and performed a dance for them at their farewell assembly. We created summer contract reminders in Parent Art (thanks to the Healy Family!) and explored the tide pools in Edmonds. We saw and learned a lot about sea life!

BIG THANK YOU to these fabulous chaperones:

Mrs. Kelley

Mr. Kudrna

Mrs. Wilder

Mrs. Murphy

Mrs. Duffett

Mrs. Glassburn

Mrs. Gentzkow

Upcoming Celebration on Tuesday: Stuffed Animal Day and Bags

Your child may bring in one stuffed ANIMAL on Tuesday. We will be having a stuffed animal day where we will sort, share, and of course play with our stuffed animals! Also please send in a large bag (paper or reusable grocery bag) with your child on Tuesday for our big end of year cleaning.

Free Dress on Friday, September 6, for students that complete either a reading or math program over the summer.  Do both programs to earn a bonus treat!

  • Summer Reading Plan includes:  20 Achieve3000® Lessons, or Summer Solutions Reading Workbook, or a Parent/Teacher-approved Reading Plan.
  • Summer Math Plan includes:  Summer Solutions Math Workbook, Mappers, or a Parent/Teacher-approved Math Plan

Parents sign-off on their Summer Superhero’s work the first week of school.  More info – Ms. Gudaitis, sgudaitis@st-johnschool.org.

Questions to Ask

-Do you have your addition facts memorized through the “10 Family”?

-What was your favorite thing about Habitat Day?

-What did you see at the Tide Pools?

Special Notes:

-June 17-19- No School Lunch available

-June 18 Stuffed Animal and Cleaning Day

DRESS UNIFORM- Last Day of School, Wednesday June 19th – 10:30am dismissal

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

-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

 

 

 

 

 

 

6/7/19 Newsletter

June 7, 2019

First Sea Otter News

It is hard to believe we only have one more full week of school. This week we began learning about the 7 Sacraments, reviewed our core math concepts and continued our study of the Oceans.

Please remember to check your child’s folder daily; there are lots of important items that will be coming home over the next few weeks of school. Thanks!

Habitat Day

THIS Monday, June 10th, students will meet in Egan Hall first thing in the morning. Please bring your 3D model and report to Egan Hall. Mrs. Jessup and I will be there at 8:05 to help students get set up. Students who are coming from XDC will be escorted to Egan Hall. Parents are invited to tour habitat projects at the end of the day from 2:30 – 3:00. If you are unable to make it at the end of the day, we will be showing our habitats to visiting classes from 8:05-9:45, 10:15 – 11:00, and 2:00 – 3:00. At 3:00 you can take the habitat models home!

Last Call for Library Books!
All books not returned by Wednesday, June 12th will be considered lost and billed for replacement cost. Thanks!

Field Trip:

Friday, June 14th the first grade is headed to Brackett’s Landing in Edmonds for a Ranger Beach Walk at low tide from about 9:00am-12:30pm. Your child may be in free dress this day, but will need to wear rubber/rain boots and please make sure they are otherwise dressed appropriately for that day’s weather. We will go rain or shine and will be wading in tidepools!

We will eat lunch there so please send a disposable sack lunch with your child. (also pack a separate snack for your child to eat when we return to school) Please drop off booster seats (if your child requires one) in the hallway near our classroom in the morning and make sure your booster is labeled with your name!

 

Convention List For Habitat Project

 

Labels – It helps me name a picture and its parts.

 

Photographs – It helps me understand exactly what something looks like

 

Captions – It helps me better understand a picture.

 

Comparisons – It helps me understand the size of one thing by comparing it to the size of something I know.

 

Cutaways – It helps me see something from the inside.

 

Maps – It helps me find where something is in the world.

 

Types of print – It helps me by signaling, “Look at me! I’m important!”

 

Close-ups – It helps me see details in something small.

 

Tables of contents – It helps me identify key topics in the order of the book.

 

Index – It helps me find important things in the book in ABC order.

 

Glossary – It helps me know the meaning of the words from the book.

 

Questions to Ask

-Do you have your addition facts memorized through the “10 Family”?

-What was something you learned about Oceans?

-Name 2 Sacraments of the Church.

Special Notes:

Habitat Day is June 10th in Egan Hall

-Tuesday, June 11th is Buddy Lunch, school provides a lunch for everyone

-Field Trip to Brackett’s Landing Beach Ranger Walk, June 14th

-June 17-19- No School Lunch available

-Last Day of School, Wednesday June 19th – 10:30am dismissal

 

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

-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