We had a “spirit” filled week in 1B! Thank you for all of your support!
LANGUAGE ARTS ASSESSMENT NEXT WEEK!
The next two weeks are very important in First Grade. We will all be working on the Language Arts Assessment. We began on Friday by choosing and reading (or starting to read) a book they have chosen for themselves. This book should be very close to a “just right” book that they can read and comprehend independently, but that is not “too easy.”
This assessment all needs to be completed at school and your child will have time each day to work, but you can help at home by keeping this letter handy and asking your child important questions through next week.
+Ask your child the title, author, characters and setting of the book
+Ask what happened at the beginning/middle/end of the story.
Your child will be writing this on a story map.
+Your child will choose a project to do to go with the book. Ask about the
project and how it shows understanding of the story
***Encourage your child to focus on each part of the assessment, and do
their VERY BEST WORK, using the stamina that we have worked all year
to build, the urgency to get it done but yet the making sure the quality is the
**All children will present their books and projects to the class
Many of the children like to do a shadow box for this activity. If you have any adult-sized shoeboxes at home, please send them for us to use. Thanks!
Since the children will be working hard all week on their assessment, we will not send a Spelling list.
YOUR HELP IS NEEDED!!!!!
Many of you signed up at the beginning of the year to send bakery donuts, napkins and juice for our 1st-7th partner Mass. It will be on Wednesday May 3rd. THE PROBLEM IS with the move to this room, I can’t find that list!!
If you would be willing to send juice boxes/bags or a dozen bakery donuts, Please let me know ASAP!!
Remember, no school for students Friday, April 28.
Have a wonderful weekend!
1B had an awesome time learning about the author, Eric Carle. We will continue into next week with some activities so there really isn’t much in the Friday folder. Also, many of the activities involve art and writing. They are up in the hallway at school. It looks like an Eric Carle museum!!
The children have been working very hard on their Stations of the Cross book. They will bring it home next week. We will go and participate in the Stations of the Cross with our 7th grade partners, 3rd and 6th, and 4th grades on Monday, April 10th at 8:30.
If you are interested in going to the zoo with us on May 1st, please return the pink note by Wednesday, April 12th. The permission note for the children will be sent the following week.
Next week is Spirit Week! Expect a note telling you all about it, or check the school website.
You need to know……….
Saturday, 4-8. Enter book orders by noon.
Monday, 4-10. Stations of the Cross 8:30 am
Wednesday, 4-12 Last Mission Collection
Thursday, 4-13 through Monday, 4-17. Easter Break.
Friday, 4-21. Race for Education (dress down-We are outside at 9am so please check the weather!!!!!)
No spelling, word list folder, poetry book or Friday folder/letter next week since we only have school 3 days.
After Easter, the time to the end of school is going to fly by! You will start seeing information sent home about summer learning. I can’t stress enough how important it is to keep your child’s brain in the learning mode over the summer. They have all worked so hard and I would hate to see them lose the progress that has been made!! Be sure to see the handout for Summer Solutions in your child’s folder today. I will talk more about this in the coming weeks, but I wanted you to be aware that the ordering period for these books has begun.
I will have your families in my Easter prayers! God Bless!
These are our beautiful crosses in our window. They greet me every morning!!
1B had a great time beginning to learn about maps. They read the story Me On the Map and we did the Directions Cha Cha! We will continue to learn about Maps in Social Studies. I know GPS is convenient, but anytime you can show your child a larger map-even if it’s at the mall or the zoo-it helps expand their knowledge!
Next week we will learn about the author, Eric Carle. You are probably familiar with some of his books-he has so many! On Wednesday we’ll be painting in the “Eric Carle” way! Please see the note about it in your child’s GO folder today! If you have some time this weekend, check out http://www.eric-carle.com/.
Wednesday, April 5th, is an important day! It will be Staff Appreciation Day! This day is set aside to let the staff at SPSL know how much we appreciate all they do. We could not get along without our fabulous teacher assistants, Mrs. Goertzen, Mrs. Welsh and Mrs. Herek. Please remember them on this day!
Children can begin wearing shorts again next week. Please check the weather each day in the morning and make sure your child has the necessary coat/jacket. I know the children like to wear shorts to school, but remember that we do go outside to recess twice a day!!
I am sending home the April volunteer calendar in your child’s GO folder today. How did it get to be April so quickly??
I hope many of you will be available to come to the zoo with us on May 1st . I will be sending the parent volunteer note next week in the GO folders.
You need to know……….
Wednesday, April 5th. 8:30 Mass (this is a change)
Bring items for Eric Carle painting!
Friday, April 7th. Book order due-or by noon online on the 8th
That’s it for now! Have a great weekend!
My name is Sue Kurtenbach. It's hard for me to believe, but I am in my 35th year of teaching at St. Pius X / St. Leo School. I have been teaching First Grade for about 25 of those years. I love seeing all of the growth that happens during the First Grade year. This school is very near and dear to me! I feel blessed to be a part of the SPSL community!