Even though it was a short week we kept very busy! I’m not sure what we will do next week going to school 5 days in a row! We had so much fun learning about Jan Brett this week. I hope you had a chance to explore her website janbrett.com. Next week we will be reading a nonfiction story about fish. One of our projects requires a shoebox. If you have already sent a shoebox, thank you! We are still short a couple boxes so if you have not sent one or have an extra box we will need them by Wednesday.
We spent a lot of time learning about Martin Luther King Jr. this week. Be sure to ask your child about this amazing man. We continued learning about sound in Science. We are working on numbers to 120 in Math.
This week you will find a dictated sentence on your child’s Spelling test. Each week I will dictate a sentence that includes many of the spelling words. This is a way for the students to see the words are not just words on a list, but words we should be using in our daily writing. I will mark a plus by each spelling word that is spelled correctly and a plus if they started the sentence with a capital letter and another if they remembered the punctuation at the end.
It is very hard to believe, but our 100th day of school is right around the corner. I would like each student to bring a collection of 100 items. There is a ziploc bag and a note with all of the details in your child’s Go Folder. Please have the collections to school by Friday, February 5th. This will give us time to let the items sit before we take them out to measure. If you have any questions please let me know!
It sounds like next week is going to be cold and snowy. Please make sure your child has a hat, gloves, boots etc. We hope to get to go outside each day.
Things to remember…
*Portfolio and report cards should have been returned today. If you have not returned yours, please send it on Monday.
*Our school is having a paper drive. If you are able please send a ream of copy paper.
*100 collections are due Friday, February 5th.
*Valentines are due on Monday, February 8th.
Have a wonderful weekend!
Happy Snow Day! I hope you are enjoying an extra day to our already long weekend. Remember there is no school on Monday, January 18th.
On Tuesday, January 19th I will be sending your child’s portfolio and report cards home. Please take some time to go through this with your child. You need to sign the report card and return the portfolio with all the work in the portfolio by Friday, January 22nd. If you have any questions, please let me know.
Next week we’ll be learning about one of my favorite author/illustrators, Jan Brett. She has a wonderful website janbrett.com that you will find lots of activities. Be sure to ask your child about this author next week.
Valentine’s day is right around the corner. I wish we could celebrate with lots of candy and decorated boxes, but we have to do things a little differently this year. We will decorate bags at school. We will provide everything for this project. So you do not have to create a valentine box for this year. We would like the students to give valentines to each other so… you can either buy cards or make cards for the students in 1D. We ask that you do not send candy or treats. I will be sending a link to a class list so that the students can write their classmates names on the valentines as well as their own name. It makes it easier to pass out the valentines when they have names on them. I have another secret reason for asking them to write their classmates names, it is great handwriting practice! Valentines will need to be at school by February 8th. This will give them time to sit before they are passed out on the 11th. If you have any questions please let me know.
With winter weather finally here, it is a good time to remind you that we do try to go out to recess each day. Please make sure your child has gloves, hats, and boots for recess. If your child is wearing boots they need to have other shoes to wear in the classroom.
Have a wonderful extra long weekend!
Happy New Year! I hope you all enjoyed your Christmas break. Thank you for all your help this week with remote learning. I cannot wait to see their smiling faces on Monday!
Next week we’ll be learning about Martin Luther King Jr. In Math, we will be working on numbers to 100. Our 100th day is right around the corner! We will continue learning about sound in Science. We will also be reading the story We Are All Wonders. The new year is a great time to remember what makes us each unique and special. We want to celebrate and be proud of ourselves. It is also a wonderful time to remember to be kind to each other and celebrate our differences!
We will be writing a story for our portfolios next week. I will also be testing your child on their sight words. I will attach a list of the words to my email. You also have the words in the Snow Splat game your child made today. Portfolios and report cards will be sent home on Tuesday, January 19th.
I would like to remind you that we try to go out for recess each day. Please make sure your child has gloves and a hat. It is also a good idea to send boots. If your child wears boots please make sure they have shoes to wear in the school.
We have a special project coming up and each student will need a shoebox. Please send a box with your child by Friday, January 22nd. If you have extras please send those as well. Thank you for your help in this!
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!