March 9, 2018

We are sailing through March and second trimester is coming to an end! Students compared and contrasted coniferous and deciduous trees during our study of Temperate Forests this week.   In math we worked on adding double digits with regrouping and subtracting tens. We also celebrated the Feast of St. Patrick on Wednesday during Mass.

We are halfway through the season of Lent.  If you want to try something new to help your child become closer to Jesus, check out this link.  It is part of homework this week.

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!

Report Cards: Report cards are coming home next 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 still want continue practicing that skill. Please sign and return the YELLOW copy of the report card. 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 2:

This week we heard of a story of hope from Burkina Faso.   Below is the link to the story; the page also has a simple recipe from Burkina Faso that your family is encouraged to try- Bean Cakes.



Questions to Ask:

-What is the virtue for the month of March? (mercy)

-What is 50-20? 83-10?

-What is the difference between a coniferous and deciduous tree?


Special Notes

-Star Dolphin for the week of March 12 is Caelan

– 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



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

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