May 31, 2019

First Grade Dolphin News

First Grade had a great shortened week.  The students learned about the Bible where we focused on the 4 Gospel writers; Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John.  Then at Mass on Ascension Thursday, Fr. Crispin talked about these 4 important evangelists. The first graders wrapped up their composite 3 dimensional shapes and began their final habitat focus on Oceans!  The Edmonds Park Ranger came and presented information to prepare them for their field trip.  Please remember to check your child’s folder daily; there are lots of important items that will be coming home over the next few weeks of school.  Thanks!


Math Chapter Packets

I sent home the last few chapters your children completed.  If you notice “Complete and Return”, please do so at home and bring back to school.  Otherwise keep the extra pages we did not do for practice as needed.


Habitat Day

On Monday, June 10th, 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!


Field Trip:

Friday, June 14th the first grade is headed to Brackett’s Landing in Edmonds for a Ranger Beach Walk at low tide from about 9:00am-12:30pm.  Your child may be in free dress this day, but will need to wear rubber boots and please make sure they are otherwise dressed appropriately for that day’s weather.  We will go rain or shine and will be wading in tide pools!

We will eat lunch there so please send a disposable sack lunch with your child. (also pack a separate snack for your child to eat when we return to school) Please drop off booster seats (if your child requires one) in the hallway near our classroom in the morning and make sure your booster is labeled with your name!

If you have not already done so, please turn in permission slips ASAP, thanks!  



Convention List For Habitat Project


Labels – It helps me name a picture and its parts.


Photographs – It helps me understand exactly what something looks like


Captions – It helps me better understand a picture.


Comparisons – It helps me understand the size of one thing by comparing it to the size of something I know.


Cutaways – It helps me see something from the inside.


Maps – It helps me find where something is in the world.


Types of print – It helps me by signaling, “Look at me! I’m important!”


Close-ups – It helps me see details in something small.


Tables of contents – It helps me identify key topics in the order of the book.


Index – It helps me find important things in the book in ABC order.


Glossary – It helps me know the meaning of the words from the book.



Questions to Ask

-What is a composite three-dimensional shape?

-Why did we celebrate Mass this week?

-What was your favorite part of the class Ranger visit?


Special Notes:

Habitat Day is June 10th in Egan Hall

-All Library books due Friday, June 7th

-Field Trip to Brackett’s Landing Beach Ranger Walk, June 14th

-Last Day of School, Wednesday June 19th – 10:30am dismissal


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