May 19, 2017

Today the first graders had an amazing time at the zoo. The scavenger hunt was a wild success! A huge thank you to all of the field trip volunteers: Mr. Ramos, Ms. Szyszko, Mr. and Mrs. Metcalf, Mr. Eberly, Mrs. Bergman, Mrs. Vega, Ms. McVay, Mr. Slama, Ms. Kay, Mr. Kearney, and Mrs. Semick. I am still deciding which team will win. Please send any pictures for evidence. Thank you!

As the year winds down, students can be extra excited and anxious about upcoming changes (summer, second grade, new routines, etc.) We are trying to stay focused and end the year on a fun, positive note. We are really working on good manners, problem solving, and being respectful as these are good life lessons to carry on after first grade is over.

Habitat Day

On Wednesday, May 24th, students will meet in Egan Hall first thing in the morning. Please bring your 3D model and report to Egan Hall. Miss Thornton 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 Conferences

Thank you for attending these conferences. I will send home a copy of the contract as well as a summer packet on June 2. If you did not meet with me, I will send home a contract for you and your child to fill out together.


On Wednesday, May 31st, I am looking for a few volunteers who would be interested in covering books. It would be great to have a little work party at the back table first thing in the morning to get some textbooks recovered and inventoried as we wind down the year.

Questions to Ask:

-What is a 3 dimensional shape? What is a 3D shape with 6 faces and 8 vertices?

-What was your favorite part of the field trip?

-What is one symbol of the sacrament of baptism (candle, oil, white, holy water)?

Special Notes:

Star Dolphins for the week of May 22 are Lucas, Maggie, and Julia.

Habitat Day is May 24 in Egan Hall

-No School Monday, May 29h for Memorial Day

-This is the last week of spelling homework. On May 26 I will send home the last homework packet of first grade!



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

-tell about shapes and build and draw shapes. 1.G.1

-make two and three-dimensional shapes. 1.G.2

-use shapes to make new shapes. 1.G.2

-divide shapes into parts. 1.G.3