January 24, 2020

First Grade Dolphin News

The students had a wonderful week of learning! They made hands and wrote about what peace means to them to honor Martin Luther King Jr.  They continued to work on subtraction to 10.  They wrote a rainbow poem with words that describe themselves and made 3D rainbows.  They drew pictures of our church and wrote about what they love about St. John School!

Catholic Schools Week is here! Please remember to join us at 10:30 Mass on Sunday and then at the Open House, following immediately after. Be sure to stop by Egan Hall to visit the cultural fair, the second floor for some tasty treats, and check out the second-grade classrooms (portables). To celebrate this special time, each day will represent something different.

Catholic Schools Week Schedule

Monday:  Free dress day with colors from the Peru flag.  Bring $1.00 to support our Unbound child Neil.

Tuesday: Say thank you to volunteers (regular uniform day)

Wednesday: Day to honor human dignity with an activity with our 8th grade buddies (regular uniform day)

Thursday: Dress like a teacher day and bring in a flower

Friday: Purple and gold day- free lunch for students:  Bring sunglasses or baseball cap/hat for our dance!  Here is a link to the song if you want to practice!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fAhXfcm_v40



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 19 (assignment description was sent home last week).


Reading Bags:  Please remember to tell your child to bring their reading bag to school on Mondays.  It is okay if you didn’t get to read to him/her on the weekend.  We need the books back so we can use them for reading groups each day.  Thank you!  I only sent bags with the students who have Mrs. McCarthy!


Questions to Ask

– What is an adjective that describes you?

– What did you draw this week for Catholic Schools Week?

– What is your favorite thing about St. John School?


Special Notes

– Star Dolphin for the week of January 27th is Hanna

– Open House and Catholic Schools Week Mass Sunday, January 26th at 10:30 a.m.

– 100th Day Project due Wednesday, February 19th


Did you Know…

A way to practice mathematical skills is by playing games that require counting and estimating to move board pieces (Parcheesi, Sorry, etc.).


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