Happy Friday 1B Families!
The girls and boys took the Early Star reading test today. They were so intense you could almost see the wheels turning!
A few things this week……
Today in your child’s GO folder, if your child is the youngest or only at SPSL, you will see the intent form for next year. THIS NEEDS TO BE RETURNED BY WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 27TH.
Our 100 Day Celebration (which we do for a week) is going to coincide with Valentine’s Day, unless we have another snow day.
On Monday I will send a ziploc bag for you to put 100 things in. We do some hands on things so if you choose to send candy or anything edible, it must be pre wrapped. Some ideas that I’ve seen are 100 coins, paper clips, Legos, small toys, rubber bands, playing cards and any other small item. It doesn’t all have to be the same item either, it could be 25 of 4 things, 50 of 2 things etc.
We are working on Place Value so please spend some time with the items counting by 2’s, 5’s, 10’s, 20’s and 25’s before you return the items.
I hope all of the Valentine information made sense last week. If you have questions, please let me know. They need to be here on Monday, February 8th.
Our paper drive continues through next week. If you can send a ream or two of paper, it would be greatly appreciated. We can also always use paper that is printed on one side and is school appropriate if your business would like to donate.
Thank you, once again for your donations for our classroom activities. I can’t express how much I appreciate all of you!
Have a great weekend!
It was so good to have the kids back in school! We had a fun time comparing gingerbread books, finishing up our measurement chapter with a few Christmas projects thrown in for good measure! Next week we’ll continue gingerbread and quite a few more Christmas activities.
On Friday, December 18th we’ll have a pajama day! The plan is to get cozy, play some games and watch a Christmas movie. This is also a dress down day so that is also a choice.
Next week’s spelling test is a list of Christmas words. It will not be a part of your child’s spelling grade, but they are still words that are good for your child to know!
We have continued our small group reading in the classroom. It is REALLY important that your child spend some time reading each day. Your child is welcome to log on to Literacy Footprints, or Epic Books to find books to read. In Literacy Footprints, books need to be read at least 3 times. Make sure one of those times your child reads out loud to you! Between now and May I often see a great deal of growth and a little practice goes a long way! This goes for Math as well. IXL is always available for your child to do at home. IXL and Boom Cards can be accessed through Google Classroom. There are Boom Cards for both reading and math. His/her passwords are the same for all of these sites.
Remember, there is no school tomorrow, December 11th.
Next week is supposed to be MUCH colder so be sure your children bring hats and gloves!!
Thank you for filling out the survey for me that asked about distance learning. There is another 1st Grade distance learning survey being sent out which I didn’t know about! Thanks for doing that one as well. :o)
Have a fabulous weekend!
I really miss those little ones that were at home with you this week! Once again, I am so proud of them. They did an amazing job! I know it’s a lot of extra work all around, but hopefully this reset will get us safely through to Christmas break. We will be doing another week of distance learning from January 5-8. You’ll get more info about this next week, but it will probably look a lot like this week! .
Please make sure your child returns all of their learning activities on Monday. If you sent in pictures of your child’s work, you can keep it at home. All work that was NOT entered on google classroom should be returned in the yellow folder.
Also make sure they return:
-Reading book with the hippo on it.
-Blue Religion book.
-Red Math Book. There are papers clipped inside of the
cover that need to be returned with it.
2 white envelopes with everything still inside. (I hope!)
Ziploc bag with the marker and white laminated paper.
Next week we’ll be reading different versions of The Gingerbread Man. We’ll be comparing them, and talking about the beginning, middle and end.
These next two weeks are going to fly by and they are my favorite weeks of the year! We have quite a few fun little crafts that we’ll be working on. Leave a little space on that Christmas Tree!
Remember, there is no school on Friday, December 11th!
Thanks again for all of your work this week, getting your child on our Google meets, following up and helping them with their work, and making sure you turn it into Google Classroom or sending it back. You are all such a great group to work with!
Have a terrific 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!