Merry Christmas Everyone! I hope our Christmas play got you in the true spirit of the season! I’m so proud of 1B! Thanks so much for all of your help!
They also did a fabulous job at church on Wednesday. You have such talented children!
I am happy to tell you that we collected 1,700 diapers! Your generosity is overwhelming! The first graders were excited to see the pile growing. On Thursday we went to the church and took a picture. I will try to upload it to the school website.
Monday and Tuesday are our Christmas craft days. I hope you still have some room on your tree!
Next week we’ll have a “fun” Spelling list. It will not count as a part of your child’s grade.
You need to know…..
Wednesday, December 18. 8:30 Mass
Friday, December 20. Dress Down Day
We will be going to the 5th grade “Wax Museum.” The 5th
graders research a historical figure. They dress like that person and when we give them a quarter they are activated! They talk as if they are the character and tell us about themselves. The
money raised goes back to families who may need help. If you can, please send quarters that day.
I am not going to send home the Word List Folder, Friday Folder or Poetry book over Christmas break. I don’t want you to have to keep track of them! I hope you will spend some time working on Math and Reading over the break. It’s pretty amazing to see the improvement between January and May, and it can be compounded by additional work at home! I will send home words that need to be practiced. The end of the semester is right after Christmas and your child will be asked to read these words.
That’s it for now. I sincerely hope you and your families will have a very blessed Christmas and a restful break! You’ll all be a special part of my Christmas Day prayers!
School resumes on Tuesday, January 7, 2020!
HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!! I won’t be sending a letter next week so I want you all to know how thankful I am for all of you. As your child’s first teachers, you have helped them get ready for their learning in their early years, and you have helped make my job so enjoyable! They are great children and I thank God for them and you every day! You will all be a part of my Thanksgiving prayers!!
Please remember that book orders are due by Monday afternoon. I hope to enter it after school that day.
Our Friendship Feast is Monday the 25th. If you have volunteered to send something, please do so that morning. If you are joining us to help, please come at 1:50 so you can help set up. The students will be there at 2:00 and clean up will be around 2:30-2:45. Thank you so much!!
Your child will be getting his/her play parts next Tuesday before Thanksgiving. If possible, please spend some time helping your child with the lines. Storytellers do not need to have their parts memorized. They will have a book to read out of. All other parts will need to be memorized by Friday, December 7. The following week we perform dress rehearsals for some of the other classes and grades.
I HAVE COSTUMES FOR ALL PARTS. (except storytellers) YOU DO NOT HAVE TO SEND ANYTHING. Storytellers can bring something nice to change in before our performances. They can bring this on Thursday, December 12.
Thank you so much for your help with their parts!
You need to know………..
I will not send home their Friday folders or poetry books next Tuesday. They WILL bring home their
Word List Folders. We did not have time to do them this week.
Tuesday, November 26th will be a Thanksgiving Mass. A few of our students will participate. We were
also informed that we will participate in the December 11th Mass. I’m not sure at this time if all
children will participate but I will let them know after Thanksgiving if they will be helping.
We sent a note on Wednesday about helping us out in December. Thanks to those who have returned it and if you can help, let us know.
Thank you again for all you do for your children and for
God Bless you all and have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!
Happy November everyone! We are kicking it into a higher gear in 1B. This week we read a story about a boy who has a pet hen. We tied in The Little Red Hen and made the setting and characters to go with it. We read many versions of The Little Red Hen, so I hope they enjoy retelling it with you at home. Next week we’ll read about growing out of favorite shoes. On Monday I’d like your child to bring his/her favorite footwear. When we’ve done this project in previous years, I’ve had everything from flip flops to ice skates! This makes a very “fun to read” class book.
We did not have time to do the word list folder this week, so we’ll have to do double words next week. I’m sure they’ll be excited about that!
We have some very exciting activities coming up in the next two months.
1. Wednesday, November 20th. 1B will be the helpers for Mass. Every child will be involved. They will know next week what they’ll be doing. I hope you can join us this day for Mass at 8:30!
2. Monday, November 25th will be the annual First Grade Friendship Feast. Many of you signed up to send things for this and I will be sending email reminders next week.
We will need some volunteers to help us out. We’ll be celebrating from about 1:50-2:40. If you can help out please email to let me know or send a note with your child.
3. Friday, December 13, 11:20 in 1B. We will be performing a Christmas Play for you in our classroom! I will give you more information in the coming weeks, but I want to make sure you have this on your calendar!
4. Monday and Tuesday, December 15th and 16th. CHRISTMAS CRAFTS! I will need some “helping hands” these 2 days. It will probably be around 9:45-11:00. I’ll send a sign up note in early December, but once again, wanted you to get it on your calendar.
Other items of interest…..
Please send your child’s favorite candy/snack wrapper by Monday the 11th.
Return camouflaged turkeys by Wednesday, November 13th. Mass, 8:30 Wednesday November 13th.
Finally, 1B has earned a reward! Monday, your child can bring a stuffed animal to have with them in the classroom the whole day!
Have a fabulous weekend!
My name is Sue Kurtenbach. It's hard for me to believe, but I am in my 38th year of teaching at St. Pius X / St. Leo School. I have been teaching First Grade for about 28 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!