March 2, 2018


Our field trip to the Pacific Science Center Polar Exhibit and IMAX was amazing!  The first graders traveled from station to station where they listened to the scientists from UW and performed experiments about glaciers, salinity, sonar, and so much more. They also really enjoyed the IMAX movie about the Amazon in connection with our rainforest habitat study. Thank you to Mrs. Aguila, Mrs. McCormick, Mrs. Feeman, Mrs. Dacquisto, Mr. Turner, Ms. Kithene, Ms. Yee, Ms. Lathrop, and Mrs. Kane for helping out today!  It was a wonderful experience because of you!

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 2:

This week we heard of a story of hope from Nicaragua.   Below is the link to the story; the page also has a simple Nicaraguan soup recipe that your family is encouraged to try- Soupa de queso.


Questions to Ask:

-What was your favorite thing at the Polar Exhibit?

-What is ten more than 22? Ten less? Can you count by tens starting at 33 all the way to 103?

-What will you do to help others during Lent?

-Name one animal that lives in the Arctic.


Special Notes

-Star Dolphin for the week of March 5 is Clara.

– Early Dismissal (noon) Thursday, March 15th

-No school Friday, March 16th for teacher in-service

-Report cards go home March 15th

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

– 1st and 7th grades are hosting Stations of the Cross Soup Supper on Friday, March 2 at 7pm


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 who, what, where, when, why, and how after reading nonfiction. RI.1.1

-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

-use manipulatives and pictures to help me solve problems within 100. 1.NBT.4

-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