This week’s story was Boots For Beth. The children had a great time wearing their favorite shoes in the classroom on Wednesday. The looked pretty comfortable! I took their pictures-posing, of course-and will be getting those developed soon. Thank you so much to those who have sent $ for gift cards. I always have photos to go!
The excitement is building for our Christmas play! Parts will be passed out to the children next week. There will be a note attached, so please read that. Hopefully you can spend a little time over the break helping your child practice.
The parent performance will be on December 8th at 11:20.
Since next week is a short week, I will not be sending home the Friday folders, Word List Folders and there will be no Spelling List.
Our Thanksgiving Mass is on Tuesday, Nov. 21st at 8:30. The student council is sponsoring our annual food collection. If you haven’t had a chance to send something, we need it here by Tuesday. Thank you!
The following week, beginning November 27th, we will be learning about the author Jan Brett. This amazing author has a fabulous website at janbrett.com. Check it out!!
I sent home a book order on Thursday. It is last one before Christmas. Please have it entered by Monday, November 27th.
Thanksgiving vacation begins on Wednesday, the 22nd. I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving. I am truly thankful for all of you!
This week the boys and girls read a story called Dan’s Pet. They learned about the life cycle of a chicken and then we read, The Little Red Hen. They children are bringing home a (hopefully finished) story retelling activity for this story. I hope you have some time for your child to tell you about The Little Red Hen and to retell this classic story!
Many of the children brought home a book report book in their GO folders on Wednesday. If it didn’t come home on Wednesday, I tried my best to get your child to choose a book on Thursday. One important thing that is NOT on the information that was sent is that your child chose this book. We talked at length about how to choose a “just right” book.***If you notice that the book is too hard, please read it to your child and return it for you child to choose a new one and NOT use as a book report. I’d appreciate knowing if this happens. There are many books that the children want to know about, but for this activity it needs to be a book that they can read and practice reading. My goal is for your child to do at least one book report each week that is practiced at home. If you have any questions about this, please let me know!
The hat your child is bringing home today was made and donated by one of our cafeteria volunteers. This is about the 4th year that she’s done this and we are very grateful!
You need to know
Friday, November 10th No School.
Wednesday, November 15th. 8:30 Mass
Hurray!! A full week!!!!
On November 20th is our Friendship Feast. I could still use a few helpers. If you’re available, please let me know!!
Any bakers out there? The week after Thanksgiving will be our next author study. I am going to need someone to make some rolled cookies. I will provide the cookie cutter. If you can do this will you please let me know?????
Now that the cold weather is here, please make sure your child brings hats and gloves. We do go outside, even when it’s very cold, if only for a few run around minutes.
Have a wonderful weekend!
It’s been a great week in 1B! We have started book clubs, we learned some more about Mo Willems, they went to Mass on Wednesday and they got to have a special activity! Halloween is thrown in there and of course, a full moon is rising….what more could a teacher ask for??!!?? With all of that, 1B continues to grow in responsibility and compassion. I am so proud of them and the progress they’ve made.
The Animal Education Assembly will be Tuesday morning. Children need to have the bright orange note that was sent on Wednesday, signed and returned by Monday, November 6th in order to attend.
Today your child is bringing home a picture of a turkey. What? Turkey? It does not want to look like a turkey! Please have your child disguise this turkey so it can be saved from a Thanksgiving dinner! We’re asking that these be returned by Wednesday, November 8th.
Our annual First Grade Friendship Feast is going to be on Monday, November 20th. If you are available on that day to help, from 1:20 to about 2:15, please let me know!!!!
Mark your calendar for the 1B Christmas Play on December 8th at 11:20. The boys and girls will get their parts before Thanksgiving break so they can spend some time practicing. There will be more info later, but I wanted you to have the date. This is a noon dismissal day, so you will be able to take your child with you afterwards.
As you are getting ready for the upcoming holidays, if you are throwing out Christmas cards, please keep us in mind. We need religious themed Christmas cards. Just tear off the back and send the pictures. Thank you!
You need to know………..
Tuesday, November 7th-Animal Education
Wednesday, November 8th, 8:30am Mass Grades 1-4
Wednesday, November 8th, Turkeys due
Friday, November 10th. No school for students.
Saturday, November 5th, FALL BACK!! You get an extra hour of sleep!! Be sure to set your clocks back an hour.
Please spend some time working with your child on shoe tying. This is really a safety issue. If we need to move someplace quickly, or when we walk in line, I’m always afraid someone will trip. Here are a few videos to help.
Have a great weekend! Mrs. Kurtenbach
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!