June 14, 2019


First Grade Dolphins News


The first graders were very busy this week.  They started the week with Habitat Day where they showed off their expertise in various animals and habitats.  On Tuesday, they enjoyed buddy lunch and time with the 8th graders, and performed a dance for them at their farewell assembly.  Today the first graders explored the tide pools in Edmonds.  They saw and learned a lot about sea life!

BIG THANK YOU to these fabulous chaperones:

Mr. O’Brien

Mr. Gilbert

Ms. Chan

Mrs. Lawrence

Mrs. Erickson

Mrs. Fuehrer

Mrs. Masiello

Mr. Bachhuber


Friday Folders

Today there are a few things that are going home. You will see their Sacrament Books, Habitat Book, Spelling Book, Spelling Sentences book, finished papers, as well as the Summer Contract and Summer Packet.  Please empty folders and have your children bring them back Monday.  I will keep them for the week so I can add report cards (etc) on Wednesday.  Thank you!


Note from Miss Gudaitis

Free Dress on Friday, September 6, for students that complete either a reading or math program over the summer.  Do both programs to earn a bonus treat!

  • Summer Reading Plan includes:  20 Achieve3000® Lessons, or Summer Solutions Reading Workbook, or a Parent/Teacher-approved Reading Plan.
  • Summer Math Plan includes:  Summer Solutions Math Workbook, Mappers, or a Parent/Teacher-approved Math Plan
  • Parents sign-off on their Summer Superhero’s work the first week of school.  More info – Ms. Gudaitis, sgudaitis@st-johnschool.org.



Good-bye/Class Party

We will have a class party “Humphrey Day!” on Monday as well as include a special goodbye to Atticus and Rylie who will be moving on to different schools.  If your child would like to draw a picture or make a card for them, please bring it to school on Monday.

Upcoming Celebration on Tuesday:  Stuffed Animal Day and Bags

Your child may bring in one stuffed ANIMAL on Tuesday.  We will be having a stuffed animal day where we will sort, share, and of course play with our stuffed animals! Also, please send in a large bag (paper or reusable grocery bag) with your child on Tuesday for our big end of year cleaning.

Questions to Ask

-Do you have your addition facts memorized through the 10? 20?

-What was your favorite thing about Habitat Day?

-What did you see at the Tide Pools?


Special Notes:

-June 17-19- No School Lunch available

-June 18 Stuffed Animal and Cleaning Day

DRESS UNIFORM- Last Day of School, Wednesday June 19th – 10:30am dismissal


I Can…

-read first grade words. RF1.3

-use what I know about phonics to spell new words. L.1.2

-spell first grade words. L.1.2

-use conjunctions and determiners. L.1.1

-capitalize dates and names of people. L.1.2

-punctuate sentences. 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