Wow! For a short week we fit a lot in. Our trip to the zoo was so much fun. Our Pep Rally on Wednesday was so much fun. To wrap up the week we had an awesome Mission day. We spent the day with our 7th grade buddies learning about taking care of the Earth. Then we took care of our own school grounds by picking up trash.
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 were able to crown Mary on Wednesday morning. We wrote prayers to Mary this week on the back of flowers. We placed the flowers by the statue.
Next Friday, May 2oth, 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.
Dates to remember…
* no school tomorrow, May 13th.
*First grade cleaning day will be Monday, May 22nd.
*1st grade Fun Day will be Tuesday, May 23rd
Have a wonderful 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 homes around the world. We planned our dream homes!!! In Math we finished up our chapter on Time. We will be learning about counting money in our next chapter. You can help with this at home by practicing counting change to $1.00.
Next week is going to be a busy one! First of all we will be preparing for our Memories and Munchies program. You are invited to attend the program in 1D on Thursday, May 5th. We will begin right at 2:35. I hope you can all attend. We have been working so hard on our Readers’ Theaters.
We will also be attending Mass with our 7th grade buddies on Thursday, May 5th. This is a tradition we have missed the last 2 years. I am so excited we will be able to do it again this year. I am still in need of a couple people to send donuts for our get together after Mass. If you are able to help with this please let me know by Tuesday, May 3rd.
Next week is spirit week. Watch for communication from the Student Council with all the details. We will wrap up Spirit Week with our School Race For Education on Friday, May 6th. Friday will be a dress down day. We will be racing at the end of the day.
As the weather warms up we have lots of thirsty first graders. Please remember to send water bottles with your child every day. Also remember that Zoo permission forms and $10 are due by Tuesday, May 3rd.
Have a wonderful weekend!
It was another wonderful week in 1D. We worked on our Delightful Destination brochures. We practiced telling time to the hour and half hour. In Literature we read a story about maps! We will continue talking about maps in our next Social Studies unit. In Science we will be learning about ways to take care of the Earth.
Next Monday is our Science Olympics. Be sure to ask your child about this on Monday. The students will move through 12 Science stations. There are lots of hands-on activities at each of the stations. It is one of my favorite days! I am so glad that we are able to do this again this year! Thank you to everyone who sent supplies and those that are coming to help on Monday morning.
Here is what we are working on …
Religion – The Holy Spirit is our helper.
Literature – We will be reading a nonfiction story about homes around the world.
Phonics – We will be talking about the Bossy R for the next few weeks. (ar, er, ir)
Math -We will finish up our chapter on telling time, then it is onto counting money!
Social Studies – We will finish up presenting our Delightful Destination brochures and begin our Maps unit.
Science – We will be talking about taking care of the Earth
Please mark your calendars for our upcoming Memories and Munchies. This will be held in 1D on Thursday, May 5th from 2:35 – 3:25. The students will perform 4 readers theaters and tell about their favorite memories of first grade. I hope you will all be able to attend.
May 5th is not only our Memories and Munchies, it is also a special Mass day. The first graders will attend Mass with their 7th grade buddies. After Mass we would like to invite the 7th graders back to our room for donuts and juice. If you would like to help by sending either a dozen donuts or juice boxes please email me. I will let you know what to send. Also, watch for permission slips for our upcoming field trip to the zoo to be sent home on Tuesday, April 26th.
Have a wonderful weekend!
My name is Shannon Buttell. This is my 25th 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!