Wow! 1D is amazing. We have practiced our Readers’ Theaters all week. We recorded them on Thursday. As soon as I have the video ready I will send the link to you. They did an amazing job. It is called Memories and Munchies so we enjoyed the munchies today. Plus we had so much fun with Spirit week. Watch for photos on our Facebook page.
We also had a great week learning about the author/illustrator Eric Carle. We will continue this next week. Monday we will be doing our texture painting. Don’t forget to send items with your child on Monday. These items will be thrown away after painting. The items are usually covered in paint by the end.
Next Monday your child will be tested on their sight words for this quarter. I am sending a list of the words in your child’s Go folder today. Please take some time this weekend to practice these words.
Next week we will begin finishing things up and cleaning out our desks. Please check your child’s backpack each night. Your child should be able to tell you what should be left at home. It is very helpful if your child’s backpack is cleaned out each evening.
This week we talked a lot about Mary. We will be crowning the Mary Statue by the parish center on Monday morning. We wrote prayers to Mary this week on the back of flowers. We will place the flowers by the statue.
Next Friday, May 21st, will be a special day in First grade. We will be celebrating our growth in reading by having a day of reading. Your child can bring a sleeping bag, pillow and books. A note with more information will be sent next week.
Have a wonderful weekend!
For a short week, we were very busy. Today was an awesome Mission Day! We spent time working on projects for our police officer that we have been praying for all year. We also decorated placemats for the Servants of Mary. It was fun to spend time today thinking about our community.
We read a story about a vet this week in Literature. It was a fun story to read because it was written as an interview. In Social Studies we continued learning about and reading various maps. In science we talked about how plants are living organisms and like animals they have traits that make them the same. In Religion we learned about the first Christians. Next week we’ll be learning about Mary. Next Wednesday will be our turn to attend Mass in person.
Next week is Spirit Week. Watch for an email with all the details. We will wrap up spirit week with our Race For Education on Friday. First grade will be walking/running from 10:05 – 10:55. Please watch the weather. It can be chilly up on the Soccer field. Friday is a dress down day!
We will be learning about our last author for the next 2 weeks. We will be reading many of Eric Carle’s books. He is a fun author/illustrator. We will create some projects using his collage style of art.
We will also be practicing our Readers’ Theaters. Hopefully your child has been telling you about their parts
I would like to wish all of the mothers a very Happy Mother’s day. As we worked on our Mother’s Day projects this week I loved hearing them talk about their moms. I hope you have a wonderful day. You all deserve it!
Remember there is no school tomorrow. Enjoy the long weekend!
How can it be May already! I cannot believe we are only a few weeks from Summer vacation. We are going to fit as much as we can into the next few weeks. This week we read a story about a robot. We designed our own robots. Boy, our robots have lots of great skills!!!! In Social Studies we continued learning about maps. We talked about traits we got from our parents in Science. Next week we’ll be learning about plants. In Math we will finish up our chapter on counting money. Please continue working on this as home. Next we will work on adding 2 digit numbers.
Next Thursday, May 6th is our school Mission Day. We will spend this day working on a couple projects for important people in our community. We will be making placemats that will be delivered to the Servants of Mary. Our school was started by the Servants of Mary many years ago. We usually have a Servite helping in our school, but this year they were not able to be in the school due to Covid. We also have a police officer that we have been praying for all school year. We will make cards for him on this day. This day will be an optional dress down day. The money donated will be given to St. Pius X Parish and St. Leo the Great Parish. We are looking forward to a great day of service.
One event we usually have in 1D at the end of the year is Memories and Munchies. This is an afternoon where we invite parents to come to our classroom and watch a couple Readers’ Theaters. We share our favorite memories of first grade and of course enjoy some munchies. I was so sad to think that this was not going to be possible this year. I decided, like other things this year we don’t have to miss out on it, we just need to figure out how to make it work. So…. we are going to do our best to make it happen. Since you are not able to come to school we are going to create a video of our Readers’ Theaters and share our favorite memories on the video. Once the video is ready I will send you the link so you can enjoy it at home. It isn’t the way we want it, but we are going to do our best. Next week we will spend some time in the classroom working on our Readers’ Theater scripts. Watch for more information in upcoming newsletters.
There is no school next Friday, May 7th.
Have a wonderful weekend!
My name is Shannon Buttell. This is my 24th 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!