March 22, 2019

First Grade Dolphin News

Happy first week of spring! The first graders are learning with so much excitement.  They continued their study of what is a Habitat and began learning about Temperate Forests. In math, the students finished the unit on 2-Digit Addition and Subtraction.  Next week they will take a test and move to Data and Graphing.  We are continuing our Lenten journey by joining in prayer each morning with Mrs. Hendrickson’s class, participating in a Mass with our buddies on Wednesday, and attending Stations of the Cross on Friday afternoons.

Thank you to Mrs. Overland for a wonderful art lesson!  The students used straws to paint peacocks for spring.

The first graders enjoyed their pajama party! It is important to use our manners and not talk at the same time as our friends and teachers.  We will continue to work on this as a class.


Primary Grades’ Lenten Service Project: Teddy Bear Patrol

We will be collecting new or gently used teddy bears or small stuffed animals no bigger than 12 inches in length for children in need. Please bring your donation to the your classroom by April 11. Thank you for your kindness!



 Rice Bowl:  This week we focused on families from Uganda.  CRS helped them build a home as refugees.   Check out the story and recipe here:


Report Cards: Report cards came home yesterday- Thursday, March 21st. 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. Please sign and return the YELLOW COPY of the report card and ENVELOPE.  If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.

Religion Grade Note:  If your student received at “P” or “I” in meeting Archdiocean grade level standards it means they have not memorized the prayers: Glory Be, Our Father, and Hail Mary.  Feel free to practice these at home!


Upcoming Events:  Hope you can make it!


March Crabness, March 23. An event for the entire family. 


Family STEM Night, March 28- 5:30pm-7:30pm.



Questions to Ask:

-Name 2 things that a Habitat needs.

-What is 80-20? 50-10? Try your own facts!

-What did you do for art this week?


Special Notes:

-Star Dolphin for the week of March 25 is Brooklyn

-Stem Night Thursday, March 28th

– Spring Break is April 22-26



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