Happy Spring! Today marks the end of the 3rd quarter. Friday, March 23rd your child will bring home their portfolio and report card.
We worked on writing stories for our portfolios this week. Watch out Leprechauns! Our stories were about how to catch a Leprechaun! We talked about light this week in Science. Next week we will be talking about how light travels. We will be learning about maps in Social Studies. We have had a lot of sick students in 1D the last few weeks. Due to the number of absences we are going to postpone our Social Studies assessment to after Easter when hopefully we will all be healthy and we have a larger chunk of time to create our brochures as well as present them. In Literature, we will be reading a Fable. We will finish up our Math chapter on comparing numbers. After that we are going to do a quick refresher of addition and subtraction!
We do try to go out for recess each day. I know the weather is changing and the afternoon recess is usually pretty warm. The lunch recess can be a little chilly so please make sure your child has appropriate coats. Layers are great!!!!
Things to remember…
*No School Friday, March 15th
*Mission Money will be collected each Friday during Lent.
*Report cards will come home Friday, March 23rd.
I will be gone next Monday – Thursday. We will have Mrs. Wakin in our class on Monday and Tuesday and Mrs. Walsh will be in our class on Wednesday and Thursday. I will be able to check email if you need to get in touch with me.
Have a great weekend!
IT’s a Hit! Do you have the songs from the program stuck in your head?! It only takes one student to hum a song and they all break into song! They did a great job last night. It was a fun week of practicing!
Can you believe next Friday is the end of the 3rd Quarter? I don’t know where the time is going? Next week we will be working on writing stories about Leprechauns for our portfolios. The words that are in your child’s Word List book are the words I will be testing your child on next week. Please take some time to practice them this weekend.
Next week we will be comparing number in Math. In Science, we started light waves. We are still working on our Stations of the Cross books in Religion. In Social Studies, we will begin working on our archdiocese assessment. Today you will find a note asking for you to help your child think of a destination they have been to that they could use for the assessment. Please return these forms by Tuesday, March 13th.
*Day Light Savings time starts this weekend. Set your clocks ahead!
*1-3 Mass is Wednesday, March 14th.
*No school on Friday, March 16th.
*Race For Education labels are due by Thursday, March 15th.
*Mission collection will be Thursday, March 15th.
*Portfolios and report cards will be sent home Friday, March 23th.
*Mission money is collected every Friday during Lent.
*Our next Field trip is Thursday, May 3rd to the zoo!
Have a wonderful weekend!
What a week! We had a lot of fun learning about Dr. Seuss this week! Be sure to ask your child about this author and illustrator. We learned a lot about sound waves and vibrations by making kazoos.
Here is what else we have been working on…
Religion – We finished up our chapter on the Holy Spirit. Next week we will begin our Stations of the Cross books.
Math – We continue working on writing and counting numbers to 120.
Social Studies – We finished up our unit on presidents.
Literature – We will be reading a story about 2 friends and their trip to the pond.
Next week is a busy week for the first graders. We will be practicing Monday and Tuesday afternoon for our upcoming program IT’s a Hit! A note from Mrs. English was sent home last week with all of the details. On Wednesday and Thursday, we will be performing for the students. Your child should wear black sweatpants and a white shirt. I have the shirts at school and we will put them on right before the performance.
Thursday, March 8th will also be our night time performance for all of you! Your child will need to be back to school at 6:30 pm. They should meet me in room 4A. You should keep their jackets because we will not return to the classroom after the program. After the show, you should come and pick your child up from the risers. It is easier for you to come find us rather than us find you!
Don’t Forget. . .
*Mass on Wednesday, March 7th.
*Mission Money collection every Friday during Lent.
*Third quarter ends March 16th.
Today you will find information about our upcoming Race For Education in your child’s Go folder. Please take time to read through this information and send back the labels filled in!
Have a wonderful Weekend!
My name is Shannon Buttell. This is my 21st year teaching at St. Pius X / St. Leo School. All of those years have been in first grade. I love seeing their personalities and excitement for reading and writing develop during the year. Outside of school I love reading and cheering on my favorite teams, the Creighton Bluejays and the Chicago Cubs!