2/15/18 Newsletter

February 15, 2018

First Grade Sea Otter News

It was an exciting, productive week in first grade. Students celebrated the 100th day of school with games and 100 themed activities including drawing themselves at 100 years and writing about the future. Our eighth grade buddies visited and in 30 minutes they read close to 100 books. By the end of the day we had read 324! The first graders celebrated St. Valentine’s Day on Tuesday where they learned about practical ways they can pass love along, passed out cards, and had a party. Wednesday was Ash Wednesday were we gathered together at Mass to begin the Lenten season.

Field Trip Note: Please be sure to return permission slips by February 23rd. Make sure to complete both sides of the form. If you send a check, please put your child’s name in the memo line. If you send cash for payment, please send it in a clearly labeled envelope with your child’s name. Thank you!

Homework Note: Due to the short week next week there will be NO HOMEWORK or Book Bags sent home! 🙂

Questions to Ask:

– Tell me about St. Valentine.

-What is the virtue of the month?

-What is one way to make 100? What was your favorite 100th day activity?

Special Notes:

-No Star Sea Otter next week

– Field trip permission slips due February 23rd

-No school on February 16 – February 21

Please do not order hot lunch for March 2 (Field Trip day)

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 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

-revise and edit my writing. W.1.5

-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

-read texts and use media to determine patterns in behavior of parents and offspring that help offspring survive. 1.LS1.2