4/12/19 Newsletter

April 12th, 2019

First Grade Sea Otter News

It has been a hectic week of packing up and moving our classroom but the first graders have done an amazing job of being flexible during this busy time! We continued our math unit on measurement, specifically focusing on telling time to the hour and half hour. We began our unit on desert habitats by exploring the types of adaptations animals need to live there and where deserts around the world are found.

Next week we will celebrate the holiest week of the Church year!  We want your family to experience this week so the homework will be focused on Religion.  You can keep the purple Holy Week packet at home over Easter break to read through (there is something for Holy Saturday and Easter Sunday). Remember that at Good Friday dismissal we leave in silence to remember how much Jesus loves us.

New Classroom and Afternoon Pick Up Procedure:

We will be in our new classroom beginning Monday! Please pick up your child in the afternoon from along the fence near the Quigly Building. Morning time procedure will stay the same.

Spirit Gear:

We are now offering spirit gear for our families!  The on-line store will be open until April 22nd,  after that time it will take two weeks for the gear to arrive.  The spirit gear does NOT take the place of our school uniform.  Show your school spirit and order today!!

LINK: https://stjohnspiritgear2019.itemorder.com

Lent CRS Rice Bowl week 5:

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

https://www.crsricebowl.org/stories-of-hope/week-5

https://www.crsricebowl.org/recipe/shakshouka

Questions to Ask:

-What do most animals do in the day in the desert habitat?

-How many minutes is “half past” an hour?

-When can it snow in the desert?

Special Notes

– this Monday, April 15thFirst Day in Our New Classroom!

-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