January 13, 2017

January 13, 2017

Happy Blue Friday! First graders have been busy at work. In science, students observed sound waves by imitating thunder and watching the vibrations. First graders listened to stories of Martin Luther King, Jr. Students retold and illustrated Jesus lost in the temple and the story of His baptism. First graders also continued learning about adjectives, similes, and poetry. They wrote their very own winter and color poems to display at the open house.


100 Day Project: The 100th day of school is fast approaching. To celebrate, students are asked to collect 100 words from magazines, newspapers, etc. Students will record their words on the homework grid and then use them to design a poster. Words can be arranged in a word, picture, pattern, or design of your choosing. Posters should be no larger than 35” x 25”. Posters and word lists are due February 10th.


New Year Assessments

Next week first graders will wrap up the STAR reading assessment, followed by our second round of MAP testing. We will share data results when they are available at the end of the month.


Questions to Ask

– Who was Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.? Why is he so important?

– What is a simile?

– How do we hear sound? How does thunder shake the ground?


Special Notes

– Star Dolphin for the week of January 17th is Aspen.

– Please bring one can of food for our own St. Vincent de Paul Food Bank. Students will walk donations over on Wednesday, January 18th.

– No school on Monday, January 19th (Martin Luther King Jr. Day).

– Monday, January 23rd – Dress uniform and 2:00 dismissal.


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