May 17, 2019

First Grade Dolphin News

We had a great week!  The first graders learned about Good Shepherd Sunday where they watched a video of a farmer calling his sheep like Jesus calls us.  Then they continued studying about Mary when she appeared to three kids in Fatima and started learning about the rosary.  In math students learned about 2 dimensional shapes and fractions.  This week students gave their best effort on the MAP test this week.  I am so proud of all the progress they have made this year!

Habitat Project Information

This week the first graders picked their habitats.  Now they are ready to begin their project.  The first task is to fill out the green Habitat-Planning Sheet by MONDAY, May 20.  Check the attached list (homework) to know what habitat your child is studying.  Your planning sheet needs to be approved by your teacher.  For example, if a student chooses a dolphin, it would be not be approved because there are too many types of dolphins.  If a student chooses a spinner dolphin it will be approved.  Please do not begin research or building your habitat until you get the approval from your teacher!  Please keep the pink TO DO list at home.  It gives important due dates and goals to help keep your child on track for the project

Spring Sing Concert:

The primary spring concert will be Tuesday, May 21st at 6:00pm in Egan Hall.  Please dress up in Spring Concert Attire, for example: dresses, skirts, boys should wear a shirt with a collar (uniform shorts ok too). 1st and 2nd graders please meet in your classroom between 5:40-5:45 pm.  Please email Mrs. Tsagalakis if your child is not able to join us for the concert.

Field Trip:

Friday, June 14th the first grade is headed to the Brackett’s Landing in Edmonds for a Ranger Beach Walk at low tide. The walk will be from 9:45-10:30am. We will also eat lunch there after the walk.  Permission slips will be sent home next week. The complete field trip should be from about 9:00am-12:30pm.  Thank you to the parents who signed up to volunteer.  If you still want to join us, please email me!


Jog-A-Thon Art Contest:

All students grades PK-7 are encouraged to submit artwork to Señor Pablo or the school office by Friday, May 31st.  Two designs will be chosen to represent the 2019 Jog-a-thon (t-shirt and poster).   Winners will receive a Scrip card of their choice for $25! Artwork should be hand drawn by the student in one-color ink. Email the Jog-a-thon Team at if you have any questions.



Questions to Ask

-What are equal parts?

-Name a shape with less than 4 vertices.

-What is one of the prayers in the Rosary?


Special Notes:

Star Dolphins for the week of May 20 are Kaia (Monday), Sammy (Tuesday), Brooklyn (Wednesday), and Lola (Thursday)

-Primary Spring Concert, Tuesday May 21st is at 6:00pm

-No School Monday, May 27th for Memorial Day

-All School Art Show, May 30th

-All School Mass, May 30- Dress Uniform

-Habitat Day, Monday June 10th

-Field Trip to the Tide Pools is June 14th


I Can…

-read first grade words. RF1.3

-use what I know about phonics to spell new words. L.1.2

-spell first grade words. L.1.2

-use conjunctions and determiners. L.1.1

-capitalize dates and names of people. L.1.2

-punctuate sentences. 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 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