The students really enjoyed “Spirit Week”! There are pictures on the class FaceBook page for you to see some highlights of the week. The Race for Education is always a fun day, too. There are so many things happening during this time of year.
There is another new list of sight words to practice in the Friday folder.
The first grade field trip to the zoo is scheduled for Monday, May 9th. There is a note with all the information you need to know in your child’s GO folder today. It is a dress down day and students need to bring a sack lunch. It’s going to be a really great day! Parent volunteers please look for the note I sent home in the GO folder for you, also.
Thursday, May 12th is Mission Day. The first graders will be talking about and doing some recycling projects around the school with their 7th grade partners. It is a dress down day, also. I sent a note home on Thursday requesting some things for this project.
There is no school on Friday, May 13th. We will not be doing a math facts test, or a spelling test next week.
A math skill your child is working on is counting money. This is something that students really need to practice to get better. And, everyone has coins at home to practice with. Start by asking what each coin is and how much it’s worth. Some kids are not very familiar with the coins, their names and value. When counting coins start with pennies and nickels, then pennies and dimes. Then those three coins together. It’s just really “counting up”. Eventually, add quarters and do the same. I used to practice with my own children at restaurants while waiting for our food. The other thing to remember is; you don’t need very much time in one sitting to practice. This would be great to practice over the summer, as well as addition and subtraction facts, and telling time. These are important life skills. If you need more ideas, let me know.
Please mark your calendars for Tuesday, May 17th at 2:40-3:15. We will be having an end of the year “program” in our classroom.
Have a wonderful weekend! Happy Mother’s Day to all moms out there!
What an awesome performance by our first and third graders on Thursday! The students worked so hard this week. It was really the first “program” for these kids, and they were so excited! It was so good to be able to have a program and have parents come. I will post some pictures on the Facebook page.
Next week is a short week so we will not be doing a spelling test, math facts test, Friday folders or a Friday letter. I will send the math fact bags home after Easter. There will be a test that Friday.
There is no school Wednesday, April 13th-Monday, April 18th for Easter. I hope you enjoy some special time with your family.
For religion we have been talking about the Stations of the Cross. They are making a book to go along with it. As you go to mass this weekend for Palm Sunday, I hope your child will say “oh yeah, we’re talking about this at school”.
This week the students learned about the author and illustrator, Janet Stevens. Her books are not as well known as some of the others we have studied. Because of the author study, we do not have a new list of sight words to practice this week.
The first grade field trip to the zoo is scheduled for Monday, May 9th. If you would like to volunteer to help supervise a small group of students, you will need to have current Safe Environment training. You can find information about the training on the Omaha Archdiocese website. After Easter, I will be sending home a form asking for volunteers.
Just to remind you that parents, guests are allowed at mass now. You are asked to sit in the back in the chairs. Our class will get to be the helpers at mass on April 27th at 8:30. I wanted to give you time to plan ahead if you would like to come.
I wish you a very holy and blessed Easter.
Today is the end of the 3rd quarter. Time is going by so quickly! The students were busy working on some assessments. There are not a lot of papers in the Friday folder this week. One of the things they did was write a story about catching a leprechaun in our classroom. They worked hard and did such an amazing job! These stories will not be sent home until the report cards go home on March 28th. You can ask them to tell you about the story.
The first grade and third grade have a music program together. It is on April 7th at 7:00. Your child will need to be at the evening program. They have been working on their songs a lot! I wanted to make sure that you were aware. More information from the music teachers is going to be sent home next week.
The students have a flier for the book fair. It doesn’t actually start until March 27th. Friday, March 25th is an optional dress down day with the donations helping to support the school library.
The math facts test is also in the GO folder today. I am missing many students’ math facts bags. It is so helpful for me, if you initial the practice sheet, and send back the bag every Friday.
Starting next week, March 21st, the student council is sponsoring a “penny/change drive” for the family of Jimmy Moran, a fourth grade student at SPSL, who has been diagnosed with cancer. I think an email will be sent from the office about this.
**with money being sent for dress down day on Friday, and money for the Morans, please make sure to put a note and tell your child what it is for. The students can get confused!
The first grade field trip to the zoo is scheduled for Monday, May 9th. If you would like to volunteer to help supervise a small group of students, you will need to have current Safe Environment training. You can find information about the training on the Omaha Archdiocese website.
I told the students that they may bring colored pencils, if they would like. This is optional. If you send them, a box of 12 or 24 is best. More than that is not necessary.
Have a wonderful break!
I have had the pleasure of teaching children at SPSL for 26 years. It is a community that reminds me of the small central Nebraska town where I grew up. I am very passionate about teaching and helping children to be the best that they can be. My husband Blake and I have four adult children and a dog. I am proud to say that our kids all graduated from SPSL with a great introduction to education.