May 18, 2018

We had a great week! We began learning about the Rosary, telling time to the half hour, and wrapping up out desert habitat unit with a desert armadillo scene. Students also gave their best effort on the MAP test this week. We are so proud of all the progress they have made this year!

First graders also got to perform their Spanish play for the third grade students titled: La Ratoncita Martina. They worked really hard in rehearsals and thoroughly enjoyed performing!

Habitat Day

On Wednesday, May 23rd, students will meet in Egan Hall first thing in the morning. Please bring your 3D model and report to Egan Hall. Mrs. Peoples and I will be there at 8:05 to help students get set up. Students who are coming from XDC will be escorted to Egan Hall. Parents are invited to tour habitat projects at the end of the day from 2:30 – 3:00. If you are unable to make it at the end of the day, we will be showing our habitats to visiting classes from 10:00 – 11:00, 1:00-1:45, and 2:00 – 3:00. At 3:00 you can take the habitat models home!


Summer Conference Sign Ups: This time of year I like to offer optional conferences as a way for you to check in on progress, second grade readiness, and ideas to help your child over the summer. Each first grader will make a summer contract to be shared at the conference. This contract will include a plan for reading, writing, math, and student choice. If you do not sign up for a conference, I will send home this contract with ideas for things you can work on over the summer.

The Sign Up Genius Link is here:



Field Trip

Tuesday, May 29th first grade is headed to the Woodland Park Zoo. We will eat lunch there. Please send a disposable sack lunch with your child. Please also pack a separate snack for your child to eat when we return to school. Students need to wear a uniform top with the St. John logo (red shirt or navy sweatshirt) and good walking shoes. Please drop off booster seats (if your child requires one) to the hallway outside of XDC in the morning. Signs for “Feeney” and “Peoples” will be posted. Make sure your booster is labeled with your name! I still need permission slips and money from many parents. Please return both ASAP! If you need another form please let me know. Chaperone Driver Forms will be sent home today, please sign and return by Monday the 21st. If you have driven on a field trip before, you will not need to fill a form out.


Questions to Ask

-What does o’clock mean? What does the hour & minute hand look like?

-What was your favorite part of the Spanish play?

-What is a prayer of the rosary? Name a joyful mystery.


Special Notes:

Star Dolphins for the week of May 21 are Zakayo (Monday), Jack (Tuesday), Lizah (Wednesday), Lily (Thursday), and Clara (Friday)

Habitat Day is May 23 in Egan Hall

-No School Monday, May 28th for Memorial Day

-Tuesday, May 29th is our Field Trip to the Zoo


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