100 Days Smarter and Counting!
March 16 - Villa Visit - CANCELED
March 17 - Birthday Lunch
March 18 - Stations of the Cross @ 8:40
March 20 - No School; End of 3rd Quarter; Teacher Workshop
March 23-27 - No School; Spring Break
April 3 - Our Class Mass!
April 10 - No School; Good Friday
April 13 - No School; Easter Monday
April 16 - Tie Dye-o-rama! 1st Grade Parent and Child Event. See below!
*SAVE THE DATE*
Thursday April 16, 2020
Come and join other 1st Graders and their parents for a colorful night of fun! A tie dye station and t-shirt will be available so you and your child can decorate together. Come and enjoy some fellowship and fun.
(All supplies including t-shirts will be provided.)
Formal invitation to come.
This week we read two informational texts titled: "What Is the Story of Our Flag?" and "The First American Flag." In these texts, we learned all about the US flag including how it originated and how it continued to change as our country added more and more states. It was very informative and we learned a lot!
Essential Question: Why is it important to learn about our country's past?
Phonics: diphthongs: ou, ow; vowel digraphs: ai, ay
Comprehension: finding important details and comparing and contrasting texts
Language: word parts; verbs
Writing: personal narratives: capitalization and punctuation marks
Unit 4 Week 5
Paula joined us again this week for J.A. (Junior Achievement). This week she discussed jobs all around the neighborhood. Later we played a fun game where we had to guess a job based on the clues given by one of our classmates. Some were easier to guess than others! Thanks, Paula, for coming! We are really enjoying your visits!
This week we continued to learn about Lent. We learned about Palm Sunday and Holy Thursday and how Jesus gives us the gift of himself every time at Mass. We are beginning to see and hear the real importance of the season and the magnificent love and power of God!
Reading Folders and Calendars
Please continue to have your child read a few minutes each day. Every minute read adds up to a better reader! Don't forget to record those minutes on your reading calendar and to return your Reading Folder book. I love getting a few back each day.
I will continue to move children to our A.R. (Accelerated Reading) as they are ready. Be on the lookout for a letter that gets sent home at that time explaining the program in more detail. It is yellow and will be placed in your child's Reading Folder.
Villa Visits CANCELED
Our upcoming Villa Visits have been canceled until further notice due to the health concerns of the Coronavirus. This was a recommendation from the State of Minnesota for all nursing homes. I will let you know when the restriction has been lifted. Till then, they are in our thoughts and prayers to remain happy and healthy!
Earth Day Project Items Needed
In celebration of Earth Day, we will be collecting clean recyclable items. If you have any plastic bottles, cereal boxes, smaller cardboard boxes, tin cans, cardboard tubes, etc., please clean them and send them to school. (Basically, anything you typically recycle.) During the middle of the month, we will do a project with only recycled items. The more of a variety that we have the better! (No pop cans please.) Thank you for your help!
Your child's nightly homework is to read at least 5-15 minutes per night to be marked on their Reading Calendar. This number will increase as your child becomes a better reader!
Math homework comes home daily. Please assist your child with this as needed. No homework will be sent home on Fridays and when we have a test or another form of assessment.
We have Phy Ed. on Monday and Wednesday. Please make sure your child has tennis shoes to wear on these days.
**It is highly recommend that students have appropriate shoes for running and playing safely at recess time too!**
Who do you want to become this Lenten season?