We can’t believe this is it for the year. It’s been so strange these last months and we’ve all missed you so much.
When you pick up your student materials please be sure to look in the bag for your child’s portfolio, report card, Math Summer Solution book, and photos. Be sure to look through everything.
On Thursday, May 21st you will receive the Distance Learning Exit Report for your child. It will be emailed to you.
Thank you again for all of your work with your children this year in First Grade! Our hope is that you will continue some routine learning over the summer months. This will help your child transition to Second Grade with much more confidence. Below, we hope you can find some activities that you can use. In addition to these, please take any and all opportunities for your child’s learning on a daily basis. There are many teachable moments in which you can include your child. Cooking together, playing games, taking turns, practicing good manners, talking math,
You will be able to continue this until July 1st.
*EPIC-you can continue using this throughout the summer.
*Education.com Offers learning packets to download and some online games
*Learning Without Tears 90 day free trial
*This mom posts lots of free things and fun ideas!
*Scholastic Learn at Home
*Summer Solutions Math Book (This will be in the bag of items you will need to pick up from school with all of your child’s items.) Your child will need to return the completed book in the fall.
*Work on memorizing basic addition and subtraction facts. (You will be able to continue using Freckle until July 1st if you wish.)
*Practice counting money and telling time.
*Read silently and aloud daily.
*Journal about their day or write stories. Encourage correct letter formation, letters between appropriate lines, finger space between words and capitalization and punctuation.
*Make sure your child can tie their shoes.
*Students should know their home address and a phone number to contact parents.
We hope you have a healthy and safe summer! We hope you will stop by to see us in first grade when we can return to school in the fall. God bless and keep you!
First Grade Teachers
It was so nice to see so many of you on Wednesday night at the “Drive by and say Hi!” We miss you all so much.
Next week is our last week of distant learning. We want to have some fun so each day there is a special activity planned. Monday is a Read-In. Spend the day reading. Tuesday is Stay in your PJs all day. Wednesday is an all first grade dance party on Flipgrid. Watch for an email Wednesday morning with instructions to join. Thursday is paper airplane day. Friday we would like to do a final zoom meeting with our classes. If you have not filled in the permission form please do so by Thursday. Here is the link https://forms.gle/RKQRPv8XAGt55zLp9 . If you have not given permission your child will not be able to join the meeting. A parent must be present with the student during the meeting. An email will be sent to the parents who have given permission with the link to join the meeting.
Next week will be our last newsletter for the year. We will include some ideas for summer activities. This crazy school year has been so unusual and it is even more important that your child continues to learn over the summer months.
We want to take this opportunity to wish all of the moms a wonderful Mother’s Day. You are very important to your children. Thank you for all that you do!
Have a wonderful weekend! Remember there is no school tomorrow, May 8th!
First Grade Teachers
Happy May Day!
Monday would have been our field trip to the zoo. We have planned virtual zoo field trips for you to explore on your own. There are some really amazing sites to look at. We know it’s no fun to sit and stare at the screen all the time, so break up this time with some fun games; such as animal charades, animal pictionary, or animal 20 questions.
SPSL mission day would have been Thursday, May 7th. We would have spent this day with our 7th grade buddies learning about taking care of the Earth. We also would have spent time cleaning up the park near our school. So, since we can’t be together for that, we will spend next week learning about taking care of the Earth remotely.
Teacher Drive-By and Say Hi.
Wednesday, May 6 from 6:00-7:00 at St. Leos parking lot
*Parents will enter from 102nd St. at the north entrance, drive through primary, continue up by the circle and Admin and Priests will direct you to the other side to see intermediate/middle school. You will then exit out the south 102nd exit right turn only encouraged.
*You are not allowed to leave your car (parents or students) and teachers can only wave and say hello from a distance.
*We hope to see you all on Wednesday! We’ve missed seeing you so much!
There is no school on Friday, May 8th. This is a scheduled day off and you will find no plans for that day.
First Grade Teachers
My name is Shannon Buttell. This is my 23rd 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!