What a great day! What a fun week!! We have been very busy finishing up, end of the year things and today was so much fun! Be sure to check out Facebook for some pictures.
This is 1B saying our class rules “like a boss!” Hello 1B Families! This has been such a fantastic week in 1B! It was just so nice to go to Mass, in the church. The kids were so good! I know they liked it more than watching it on the smart board!
PARTY ON!!! 1B has earned a Starries party!! On Tuesday, your child can bring a stuffed animal to school for the day. It needs to be one that fits in his/her backpack! WOOHOO!!
The girls and boys are working very hard on their Social Studies assessment. Next week they will finish and then they will get to present them to the class.
We have started our Money chapter in Math. If your child asks to count your change, please say, “YES!” And if they don’t ask, tell them I said they have to!! Practicing counting real coins is the best way to learn how to count money.
The children enjoyed learning about our author, Janet Stevens this week. I wish I could just read and discuss books all day with them!! Next week we’ll be learning about Earth Day.
Please make sure your child has 2 or 3 clean masks each day. There are some sniffles going on and when it gets warmer again the allergies start acting up and lots of sneezes! Also, the school has gotten quite low on children’s masks. If anyone sews and would like to donate some, that would be so great!
Also, there are some children forgetting to bring water bottles. They need to stay hydrated for better learning and they are always thirsty after recess and through out the day. .
I know it will warm up soon and I can’t wait to get outside to eat lunch. Will you please send something for your child to sit on? It should be in a plastic bag. If you can put your child’s name on the bag, that would be great!
Many of the children are low on pencils. Ask your child if he/she needs them. Thank you!
Remember, the book fair is open online until Thursday the 22nd, and there is NO SCHOOL for the students on Monday, April 19th.
Wow! That was a lot more than I thought! I hope you all have a fantastic weekend!
What a great week! We have been learning about telling time on an analog clock, to the hour and the half hour. They are doing really well with this! Don’t tell them, but they’re learning about telling time at 5 minute intervals as well. I love sneaking “extras” in and they don’t realize it!!
Next up will be identifying and counting coins. Please let your child count change at home. Money can be hard, but practice with real coins is essential. Talk about the names for the coins, what is on the heads and tails and how much each coin is worth. Count the same kind of coins together and then combinations. This is really an ongoing skill that children need to learn and the more you can practice the better it will be for your child.
Exciting news for next week!!! First Grade gets a turn to go to Mass in the church! We’ve been watching the video and participating the best we can, but we get to be the class in the church. Our Mass will be on Wednesday at 8:00. Unfortunately, you will not be able to attend but you can watch it through the St. Pius X Website under Playlists-School Masses. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNT0W_r7k1u4wDl5hDHfEGQ/playlists
Next week we’ll be learning about the author/illustrator Janet Stevens. She and her sister, Susan Stevens Crummel collaborate on some wonderful books for children. We’ve been teaching about Janet Stevens for years and we love introducing these books to the children. Her website gives an idea of her artwork and books, but there aren’t activities for children. https://janetstevens.com/
Next week we’ll be working on our Delightful Destination Assessment for Social Studies. Encourage your child each day to do their VERY best, take their time and listen and follow directions. WE’VE GOT GRIT! WE WON’T QUIT!
Remember that the online school book fair has started. Here is the link!
Have a fantastic 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!