4/5/19 Newsletter

April 5th, 2019

First Grade Sea Otter News

We had an awesome week in science learning about Rain Forest Habitats. We wrapped up this focus by comparing Temperate and Rain forests with a Venn diagram, and completing a spider monkey art project! Next week we shift our Habitat focus to Deserts. We also began a math unit on measurement. We practiced using rulers and measurement vocabulary a lot this week!

Lent CRS Rice Bowl week 4:

This week we heard of a story of hope from Sierra Leone.   Below is the link to the story and a simple recipe from Sierra Leone that your family is encouraged to try- ground nut stew.



Auction! Mrs. Peoples Class Art Project Info

“Each child finger-painted bursts of color and pattern, creating a unique and playful sunburst style mirror that wants to adorn your home!”

Thank you to Mrs. Young for creating such an amazing art project with our class.

(it will be #907 during Spotlight at the Auction)

Questions to Ask:

-What are the four layers in the Rain Forest?

-Name 3 animals that live in the Rain Forest.

-What is one measuring rule you learned this week?

Special Notes

-Star Sea Otter for the week of April 8 is Johnny

– Thursday, April 11th is the deadline for the Teddy Bear Giveaway

-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