January 19, 2018

This week first graders finished their chapter on subtraction to 10. The next chapter will focus on using different strategies to solve subtraction problems to 20. In Science the students predicted and observed how glitter “jumped” or “bounced” off a bowl wrapped in plastic wrap when a loud sound occurred (vibrations). They also wrapped up their unit on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and shared their dreams for positive change in the world.

Thank you to Mr. and Mrs. Diefenbach for a super art lesson! The first graders made their own superhero creations on Thursday. They had a lot of fun talking about their superhero powers.

100th 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 12th.

Catholic Schools Week: Catholic Schools Week is coming up. Please be sure to join us for 10:30 Mass on Sunday, January 28th and for the open house immediately following. I am asking for any parents who are interested/available during the first week of February to talk to the class about their vocation to please contact me. We would love to hear from as many of you as possible about what you do and why you love it. Help us expand our horizons and learn about all the different things we can be when we grow up!

Schedule of Events:

Sunday: Mass at 10:30 am, All School     Open House 12:00-1:30 pm

Monday: Celebrate our Community

Wear free dress and bring one canned food to school for St. Vincent de Paul

Tuesday: Celebrate our Volunteer

Wear crazy socks with your uniform

Wednesday: Celebrate Our Nation

Wear a sweatshirt of your choice with your uniform

Thursday: Celebrate our Faculty and Staff

Bring a flower for your teachers. You can dress like a teacher/your teacher!

Friday:  Celebrate our Students

 Free lunch provided for all students

Wear purple and gold!

 Field Trip Chaperones

Please let me know if you would like to chaperone at our next field trip on Friday, March 2nd to the Pacific Science Center. We will be attending the Polar Science Weekend stations there and watching an IMAX film on habitats.  I have 2 parents signed up so far!

Questions to Ask

– Solve a subtraction problem.

– Name as many disciples as you can! (12 Disciples Song )

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


Special Notes

– Star Dolphin for the week of January 21st is Ryland

– January 29th– February 2nd is Catholic School week


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