April 5, 2019

First Grade Dolphin News

The first grader had an awesome week in science learning about Rain Forest Habitats.  They wrapped up by comparing Temperate and Rainforests using a grid, labeling the parts of a spider monkey, and creating toucans for art!  Next week we shift our Habitat focus to Deserts.  Students continued their data and graphing unit in math.  We made picture graphs, bar graphs, and tally charts.

The St. John School auction is tonight!  Thank you so much for supporting St. John School.  Let the bidding begin!

Mrs. Jessup’s 1st Grade

Item 906

“Birds taking Flight”

Close-knit, social, colorful and fun-loving birds perch upon hand-painted branches.  Each child painted a unique little birdy, three of which are taking flight.  This piece illustrates a beautiful truth in parenting: “We give our children roots & wings”.  A picture of the work is on the back with the name of the artist of each bird.

Value:  Roots and Wings

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.







Questions to Ask:

-What are the four layers in the Rain Forest?

-Name 3 animals that live in the Rain Forest.

-What is the difference between a bar graph and a picture graph?



Special Notes

-Star Dolphins for the week of April 8 are Alex (2 days), Angelina (2 days), and Sam (1 day).  These are make-up days due to the snowy weather in February.

– 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