March 29, 2019

First Grade Dolphin News

The first graders had an awesome week in science learning about Temperate Forests and Rain Forests.  They also enjoyed participating in a STEM project on Thursday with their 8th Grade buddies, the goal was to create the tallest free-standing object with straws, tape, paper clips, and index cards.  The highest the students built was over 100 cm!   Students also enjoyed publishing and illustrating their Vacation Narrative to completion this week!

The St. John School Auction is next Friday, April 5!  Here are a few items to check out…

 Mrs. Jessup’s 1st Grade

Item 906

“Birds taking Flight”

Close-knit, social, colorful and fun-loving birds perch upon hand-painted branches.  Each child painted a unique little birdy, three of which are taking flight.  This piece illustrates a beautiful truth in parenting: “We give our children roots & wings”.  A picture of the work is on the back with the name of the artist of each bird.Value:  Roots and Wings

Please ignore the brightness of the painting.  It is due to my bad skills at picture taking!


Afternoon at the Cinema

St. John Primary

Item 3021

Spend the afternoon at school making ice cream sundaes and watching a movie!  Remember to bring your pillow and sleeping bag.  Available to current K-2 students only.

May 17, 2019


40 students at $40 per student

Hosted by the K-2 Primary Teachers


Report Cards: Please remember to sign and return the YELLOW copy of the report card ASAP.  If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.  Thanks!


Lent CRS Rice Bowl week 3:

This week we heard of a story of hope from Sri Lanka.   Below is the link to the story and a simple recipe from Sri Lanka that your family is encouraged to try- Coconut Dhal.


Questions to Ask:

-What types of trees do Temperate Forest’s have?

-Name 3 animals that live in a Temperate Forest.

-What is a tally chart?



Special Notes

-Star Dolphin for the week of April 1 is Lola

– Thursday, April 11th is the deadline for the Teddy Bear Patrol (Service project)

-Easter Holiday- April 22nd-26th



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