3/22/19 Newsletter

March 22, 2019

First Grade Sea Otter News

Happy first week of spring! The first graders are learning with so much excitement. We continued our study of what is a Habitat and began learning about Temperate Forests. In math we began a unit on graphing. We are continuing our Lenten journey by joining in prayer each morning with Mrs. Oines’ class and attending Stations of the Cross Friday afternoons.

Primary Grades’ Lenten Service Project: Teddy Bear Patrol

We will be collecting new or gently used teddy bears or small stuffed animals no bigger than 12 inches in length for children in need. Please bring your donation to the your classroom by April 11. Thank you for your kindness!


Rice Bowl: This week we focused on families from Uganda. CRS helped them build a home as refugees.  Check out the story and recipe here: https://www.crsricebowl.org/stories-of-hope/week-2


Report Cards: Report cards came home yesterday- 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 they are progressing, it means they are on their way to meeting the standard or benchmark. If your child is meeting a standard you can continue practicing that skill. Please sign and return the YELLOW COPY of the report card and ENVELOPE.  If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.

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.

Questions to Ask:

-Name 2 things that a Habitat needs.

-What is a way you can use Tally Marks at home?

-What is a living and nonliving thing in a Temperate Forest Habitat?

Special Notes:

-Star Sea Otter for the week of March 25 is Elsa

-Stem Night Thursday, March 28th

– Spring Break is April 22-26

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