February 22, 2019

First Grade Dolphin News

Another short yet productive week in first grade! The first graders learned about fact families and making ten.  They picked a matrix (bible verse) about Jesus on how to love God and others.   They collaborated to create animal masterpieces in art led by Mrs. Erickson.  They studied light and what happens when we have little light in our classroom.  Then they performed an experiment where they “fixed” the flashlight from Kat and Squirrel by testing different covers.  They learned amazing science vocabulary like opaque, translucent, and transparent.  The 100 word posters look awesome! The first graders can read so many words and showed off their creative side.


Grandparents’ and Friends’ Day: Grandparents’ and Friends’ Day is Thursday, March 14th. Lunch begins at 11:00 in Egan Hall. Cookies, coffee, tea, and water will be provided. Students are to provide a sack lunch for themselves and their special guest. Families are asked to RSVP and please limit guests to no more than 4 in consideration of others. Please tell your special guests that TEACHERS will walk students back to their classrooms after the luncheon. Do not escort your child back across the street! Teachers will take care of getting them safely back to class. Please let me know if your child does not have a family member or special friend coming so I can pair him/her up with a classmate.

Questions to Ask:

– What does opaque mean?

– Tell me the fact family for the numbers 16, 7, and 9.


Special Notes:

– Star Dolphin for the week of February 25 is Phoebe

100th Day of school is Wednesday, February 27!

-Grandparents Day is March 14th

-School will be in session on March 15th




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