March 15, 2018

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! This week students continued learning about the Stations of the Cross where they walk with Jesus each Friday. They finished their study on temperate forests by creating coniferous trees art. Then they began their new unit on rainforest habitats where they took a “virtual field trip.” They finished subtracting tens from double digits and created 3D rainbows by measuring different strips with rulers. We have had a great start to our 3rd Trimester.

 Report Cards: Report cards are coming home today- Thursday, March 15th. Please take a moment to review your child’s report card. Remember that these are goals for the end of year. If they are progressing, it means they are on their way to meeting the standard or benchmark. If your child is meeting a standard you can continue practicing that skill. SLE self-assessments will also be included. I have marked in blue marker my assessment for their SLE’s. Please sign and return the YELLOW COPY of the report card and ENVELOPE. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.

1st/8th Grade Service Project: Homeless Care Bags

We will be collecting the following items to be donated to the homeless through the Compass Housing Alliance in Ballard. Please send in items by: Friday, March 23rd


Body wash




Shower caps




Lent CRS Rice Bowl week 4:

This week we heard of a story of hope from Haiti.   Below is the link to the story; the page also has a simple recipe from Haiti that your family is encouraged to try- Vegetable Stew.


Grandparents’ & Special Friends’ Day (March 22): Remember if your child does not have a family member or friend coming, please email me and I will place him/her with a friend. Your grandparent or special friend should come to the classroom to pick your child up and walk together to Egan Hall. Lunch begins at 11:00. Students should provide a sack lunch for themselves and their guests. I will be there to bring your children back to the classroom when lunch and the performance are over. They will need to find me in Egan Hall at the end!

Musical Link

Mrs. Tsagalakis would like to make you aware of the opera that will be coming to our school next week Tuesday. Check out her web page below for information about the Opera and a link to the program.


Questions to Ask:

-What is something you learned about St. Patrick this week?

-What is 65-10? 75-20?

-How are you doing on your Lent promises?


Special Notes

-Star Dolphin for the week of March 19 is Johnny

– Grandparents’ and Special Friends’ Day is March 22nd

-Easter Holiday- April 2nd-6th



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

-find the main topic and details in a section of nonfiction. RI.1.2

-make and describe connections between two people, evens, or ideas in nonfiction. RI.1.3

-use words and pictures to help me understand nonfiction. RI.1.7

-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

-read texts and materials to determine patterns in behavior of parents and offspring that help offspring survive. 1.LS1.2

-tell how many tens and how many ones are in a number. 1.NBT.2

-find 10 more or 10 less in my head. 1.NBT.5

-know what an equal sign means. 1.OA.7

-compare two-digit numbers using <, >, and =. 1.NBT.3

-subtract multiples of 10 under 100 and explain what I did. 1.NBT.6