3/1/19 Newsletter

March 1, 2019

First Grade Sea Otter News

Welcome March! We are back into the swing of things with our first full week of school in a while. We studied how shadows are created in light and discussed St. Francis of Assisi’s “Prayer in Praise of God”. We also celebrated our 100th Day of School with reading well over 100 books, solving 100 math problems, and drawing and writing about what the students thought they would be like when they were 100 years old!

Grandparents’ & Special Friends’ Day (March 14): 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!

Our music teacher, Mrs. Tsagalakis, would appreciate any extra practice of the Grandparent’s Day songs at home, follow this link to the music! https://musicpat.st-johnschool.org/k-1st-grade-grandparents-special-friends-practice/

Homework Note:

You will find in today’s homework the March Activity Calendar and a Lenten Calendar. Please keep both of these at home to complete and return at the end of the month. Thanks!

Special Notes

-Star Sea Otter for the week of March 4 is Audri

-Dress Uniform on Ash Wednesday 3/6/19

-Grandparents’ and Special Friends’ Day is March 14= Dress Uniform

– School is in Session on Friday, March 15th, NO school lunch available

-Report cards go home March 21st

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