February 15, 2018

It was an exciting, productive week in first grade. Students celebrated the 100th day of school with games and 100 themed activities including writing what they would do at 100 years old. Did you check out their 100 year old photos taken using an aging app? Our eighth grade buddies visited and in 20 minutes they read close to 100 books. By the end of the day we had read 290! The first graders celebrated St. Valentine’s Day on Tuesday where they passed out cards, counted and sorted sweethearts, and had a party. Wednesday was Ash Wednesday where we gathered together at Mass to begin the Lenten season. Today we came up with 10 promises to change our heart for Jesus. Some examples included pray more, go to Mass, read Bible stories, collect money for the Rice Bowl, and be kind to others at recess.

Field Trip Note: Please be sure to return permission slips as soon as possible. I am still missing many forms! Make sure to complete both sides of the form. If you send a check, please put your child’s name in the memo line. If you send cash for payment, please send it in a clearly labeled envelope with your child’s name. Thank you!

Thank you to the following parents who volunteered to drive: Mrs. Aguila, Mrs. McCormick, Mrs. Feeman, Mrs. Dacquisto, Mr. Turner, and Mrs. Kane. I need a few more parents to help out! This is a cool field trip and it is easier if I can have 2 parents per group.


Homework Note: Due to the short week next week there will be NO HOMEWORK! J


Questions to Ask:

– Tell me about St. Valentine.

-What is the virtue of the month?

-What is one way to make 100? What was your favorite 100th day activity?

-What is your Lent promise?


Special Notes:

-Star Dolphin for February 21 is Lizah. No Star Dolphin for the rest of the week.

– Turn in Field Trip Permission slips and $ as soon as possible!

-No school on February 16 – February 21

Please do not order hot lunch for March 2 (Field Trip day)



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 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

-revise and edit my writing. W.1.5

-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

-read texts and use media to determine patterns in behavior of parents and offspring that help offspring survive. 1.LS1.2