October 20, 2017

It was a great week in first grade! In science, first graders continued to learn about earth’s place in the universe by studying stars and the sun. They made star constellations. This week the first graders learned about stranger safety, fire safety, and earthquake drills. They watched a movie called The Safe Side: Stranger Safety. Check the homework for this week for more information. On Tuesday the first graders made matchbooks with the important rules of fire safety. Check the homework with information on how to make a fire safety plan for your family. On Thursday, students participated in the Great Washington Shake out, a statewide earthquake drill. The drill was followed up with a disaster drill to assess our emergency preparedness. Everything went smoothly and the students were fantastic! For more information about the Great Washington Shake Out, please visit www.shakeout.org/washington. Mrs. Tsagalakis created a perfect song for safety. She recorded our class singing a song about how to be safe in an earthquake. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=45gJCXO45qs



NO School Lunch Note

Please DO NOT order school lunch for your child on Friday, November 17th. The students will have sack lunches at school after the field trip.


Conference Note

These are parent, student, and teacher conferences. Your child is requested to attend. Each conference is 15 minutes with 5 minutes passing period between. Parents and child will meet with me to discuss the Thinking About Me form and MAP test scores. Students will set a goal for the year and then listen to a story on the iPad while parents continue the conference. I look forward to meeting with each of you!


Short Week Note

This week’s homework will be due next Tuesday October 24th because next week is a shortened week of school. Thanks!


Questions to Ask

– What can you tell me about the sun? What about constellations?

– What is a character?

– What is one addition strategy you used this week?


Special Notes

-Nico will make up one day on October 23

-Star Dolphin for the week of October 30 is Nick

– Youth Group Halloween Carnival October 20th 6pm – 8pm

– Conferences October 25th – 27th.

– Seattle Art Museum (11/17) please return field trip permission slips as soon as possible


I Can…

– use common nouns, verbs, and adjectives. L.1.1

– punctuate sentences. L.1.2

– spell first grade words. L.1.2

– use context clues to help me understand a new word or words. L.1.4

– sort words into categories and tell why they belong there. L.1.5

– follow rules for discussions and talk with others. SL.1.1

– speak and write in complete sentences. SL.1.6

– write to tell a story. W.1.3

– help my class write. W.1.7

– tell who, what, when, where, why and how after reading. RL.1.1

– tell the characters, setting, and what happens in a story. RL.1.3

– use words and pictures to help me tell about the characters, setting, and plot. RL.1.7

– read and understand first grade fiction. RL.1.10

– tell the number of syllables in words. RF.1.2

– use digraphs and vowel pairs to help me read. RF.1.3

– use strategies to solve addition word problems. 1.OA.1

– use the commutative property of addition. 1.OA.3

– count to help me add and subtract. 1.OA.5

– add facts within 20. 1.OA.5

– know what an equal sign means. 1.OA.7

– 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

– use observations of the sun, moon, and stars to describe patterns that can be predicted. 1.ESS1.1

– make observations at different times of the year to relate the amount of daylight to the time of year. 1.ESS1.2



– We are Christ-centered people.

– We are active learners.

– We are empowered disciples.