February 2, 2018

Catholic Schools Week was a huge success! Thank you so much for the beautiful flowers this week. I am so blessed to be able to teach your wonderful children. It was fun to see mini-Miss Feeney’s walking around. Apparently I wear a lot of snow hats! 🙂

Happy Student Appreciation Day! In honor of all their hard work the students enjoyed a spaghetti lunch, performed a dance at the Homecoming game, and everyone participated in Fun Friday!

Thank you Mrs. Feeman, Mr. Diefenbach, and Dr. Yanik for coming to our class to talk about their jobs on vocation day. The students had a lot of great questions answered.

Valentine’s Day: Valentine’s Day is coming up soon! Signing a name 20 plus times can be a big job for children. You may want to start early so that the activity is fun and not dreaded. I attached a class list to the weekly homework to help you. Mrs. Peoples’ list is on the back if your child would like to include them but it is optional. I encourage your children not to bring candy on this day if possible. Thank you! We will celebrate Tuesday, February 13th.

Questions to Ask

– What do you want to be when you grow up?

– What makes St. John School a great Catholic school?

– Use the strategy count back to subtract to solve this problem. 12-4.

Special Notes

– Star Dolphin for the week of February 5th is Jack.

– Musical instrument project due Monday, February 5th. The first graders will bring their instruments and have a chance to share and perform during music class.

– 100th Day Project due Monday, February 12th

-Ash Wednesday on Wednesday, February 14th, Dress Uniform please

-SweatHeart Dance on Friday, February 9th at 6:30pm in Egan Hall

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

-plan and conduct investigations to provide evidence that vibrating materials can make sound and that sounds can make materials vibrate. 1-PS4-1