March 6th, 2020 Newsletter

March 6, 2020

First Grade Sea Otter News

 We are sailing through March and the second trimester is coming to an end! The first graders attended Mass on Wednesday with their 8th grade buddies.  On Thursday they got to see the middle schoolers perform in Beauty and the Beast Jr.! On Friday they participated in Stations of the Cross where we walk with Jesus.  They made beautiful promises for Lent like praying for their families, limiting TV, reading the Bible, and going to Mass on footprints.  Check out the bulletin board in the hallway for these promises.  This week the first graders learned about a temperate forest where deciduous and coniferous trees live.  They labeled a brown bear and wrote 3 interesting facts.  Did you know that bears have their cubs in the winter when they are in hibernation?  Next week we travel south to learn about the rainforest!

The first graders learned the best way to wash their hands so we don’t spread germs.  Thank you for keeping any sick children home.  Remember the school will keep you updated with any additional information to help us!

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 classroom by April 6. Thank you for your kindness!  See flyer in your child’s folder.

Questions to Ask:

-What is the fruit for the month of March? (faithfulness)

-Name something you learned about the forest habitat.

-What are you doing for Lent?


Special Notes

-Star Sea Otter for the week of March 9 is Adrian.

Grandparents’ & Special Friends’ Day has been cancelled for next week.  There is no hot lunch on Thursday.

– There is no school this Friday, March 13.

-Report cards go home on March 19


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

-subtract multiples of 10 under 100 and explain what I did. 1.NBT.6