3/15/19 Newsletter

March 15, 2019

First Grade Sea Otter News

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! This week students continued learning about the Stations of the Cross where they walk with Jesus each Friday. They studied landforms, maps, and globes; we will use these skills during Habitat identification. We had a wonderful time with our Grandparents and Special friends and cherished the time at our class mass on Wednesday with our 8th grade buddies. This week marks the completion of our 2nd Trimester. Look out for report cards/instructions next week Thursday the 21st.


Thank you to everyone who volunteered to bake, set up, serve, and clean up at Grandparents and Special Friends day. It was a huge success and we couldn’t have enjoyed such a wonderful lunch and program without your help!

Report Cards: Report cards are coming home next Thursday March 21st. Please take a moment to review your child’s report card. Remember that these are goals for the end of year. If your child is progressing, it means they are on their way to meeting the standard or benchmark. If your child is meeting a standard you still want continue practicing that skill. Please sign and return the YELLOW copy of the report card.  If you have any questions please feel free to contact me. Thanks!


 Upcoming Events: Hope you can make it!

March Crabness, March 23. An event for the entire family. 

Family STEM Night, March 28- 5:30pm-7:30pm.


Lent CRS Rice Bowl week 1:

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




Questions to Ask:

-What is something you learned about maps or landforms?

-What was your favorite part of Grandparents/Special Friends Day?


Special Notes

-Star Sea Otter for the week of March 18 is Julian

– 3rd Trimester begins on Monday the 18th

-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