This week the children worked VERY hard on their end of the quarter story about a leprechaun in 1B. They had a lot of fun thinking of their ideas.
They will finish up their Delightful Destination activity next week and continue to work on a Stations of the Cross book. We will participate in the stations with our 7th grade partners on March 26th.
Spring will officially be here on the 20th but we’ve already experienced plenty of inconsistent weather. Please be sure to check the weather each day and dress your child appropriately.
Also, please continue working on shoe tying at home. This is a safety issue. Your child or another child could trip and get hurt on anyone’s untied shoes. Thank you!
You need to know…..
Friday, March 16. No School for students. End of the quarter
NO MASS next Wednesday, the 21st.
Have a great St. Patrick’s Day and a wonderful weekend!!
We had a great time reading Dr. Seuss books this week and doing some activities with those books. Next week we’ll read a story called, On the Way to the Pond. The children will be making a pamphlet to show how they would get to the pond, what they can do at the pond, and what the rules are there. The following week for Social Studies they’ll be making a pamphlet about a destination they choose. WATCH for the information about this activity next week in your child’s GO folder. You will need to help them choose their destination.
It’s A Hit!
The excitement is building for the 1st-3rd grade music program next week. Information was sent out last week, but here’s the basic rundown.
Children need to wear their black pants or sweatpants to school on Wednesday and Thursday. They also need to wear a white shirt with no collar. If you want to send a sweater or sweatshirt to wear over the white shirt, that would probably be good. Then the white shirt won’t get dirty.
Thursday evening- Children need to be taken to room 4A before the performance. We’d like them there by 6:30. YOU WILL NEED TO KEEP YOUR CHILD’S COAT. That classroom will be locked after we enter the gym.
***If you are bringing other school aged children, we ask that they stay with you throughout the performances. It has become very distracting to have the children running around with their friends while the performers, who have worked so hard, are on stage.
****When the performance is over, please come up to the risers to retrieve your child.
*****Be sure to tell me that you are there and are taking your child.
If you have a few extra minutes, I know our maintenance dept. Would appreciate help folding up the chairs and putting them away! If you have any questions, please let me know!
Race For Education!
It’s that time again! Race for Education will take place on Friday, April 20th! Today in your child’s GO folder you will find the information and your labels to fill in. ALL LABELS NEED TO BE RETURNED BY MARCH 15TH. Please make sure you write clearly so we can help your child fill in the notes. We copy a note and then the child writes in the name of the person it will be sent to. This is a major fund raiser for our school so please do your best to help us out!! Thank you!!!!!
If you are reading this as a hard copy, please check out our bubble blowing “contest” by going to spsl.net, classrooms and 1B. It’s a hoot!!!
Have a fabulous weekend!!!
These short weeks go by so fast! We do manage to squeeze a lot in! We finished up most of our Tacky the Penguin activities. The children will go to the computer lab next week to make a sentence about him and draw a picture. We also read a biography about Tomas Rivera. Tomas had a very different life than your children. He and his family were migrant workers. He grew up to become a teacher and author. It’s always fun to introduce new experiences to the children. We will finish the story next week and I will send home the word list folder at that time.
Dr. Seuss Author Study Next Week!
Next Friday is Dr. Seuss’ birthday! We’ll spend the week reading his wonderful books and writing about them. I love this short author study since the children are so familiar with the books. This is a great time to revisit those books since NOW your child will be able to actually read the words! If your child would like to bring his/her Dr. Seuss books to school, that would be fantastic! Please make sure your child’s name is somewhere on or in the book!
Book Fair Next Week!
This is a reminder that the book fair is next week. Our class will go on Thursday afternoon during our regular library time. The book fair will also be open other hours that make it easier to go with your child. You can check it all out by going online through our school website. I will have a 1B wish list if you’d like to donate a book to the class…..and don’t forget about THE PANCAKE MAN! There is a flier in your child’s Friday folder today with all the details!
Because of the Book Fair, there will be no library checkout next week.
1st and 3rd Grade Musical!
On March 8th your child will perform in the musical, “It’s A Hit!” The information was sent home in your child’s GO folder on Thursday. There is one change……… along with the black sweatpants, your child needs to wear a white shirt or t-shirt to school on Wednesday the 7th, Thursday the 8th and Thursday night when he/she comes for the parent performance. I will be reminding the students of this and I’m sure they’ll remind you!!
Can you help???
1B could really use more Clorox/Lysol wipes. It seems like everyone is passing around what’s going around and we continue to clean and clean and clean!! Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!
Next week your child will need an EMPTY toilet paper tube or an empty paper towel tube for a Science project.
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!