First Grade News
On Monday we had lots of fun with it being our 100th day of school. The first graders used 100 items to group by 2’s, 5’s and 10’s. They realized it was frustrating to group and count 100 things by 2’s. Zero the Hero also visited and passed out smarties because they are 100 days smarter.
In preparation for Dr. Seuss’s birthday on Monday, March 2nd, the students chose a Dr. Seuss book which they read and then designed a mini book cover of their book. They are on display outside our classroom. Take a peek at our website! We will also celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday with some “Green Eggs and Ham” along with other fun activities on Monday.
The students will be taking the Unit 3 benchmark assessment next week in their Reading Street series because we finished this text. They are doing great! Most are able to break apart words when unfamiliar. Some strategies to help them at home are…
look for a familiar word inside; look for 2 vowels together within the word - first one says its name, the second is silent; look at prefix such as un, re, dis, pre and sound that out; look at suffix such as ing, er, est and add it to the word; I try not to tell them the word unless they are really stuck. Use these same strategies when spelling words.
Students are working on addding by 10’s using mental math as we continue Topic 10 in math. Please continue to practice math facts so students know them without counting on fingers. As a daily challenge, students are learning how to regroup and understand place value into the thousands and beyond. They love being challenged!
Markhus was our “special” student this week. Did you know he is “super smart?” He is an excellent reader, a great athlete and loves playing on his Nintendo Switch.
We will be the leaders of the First Friday liturgy on March 6th. I am thanking you in advance for your help in preparing the students for the readings, etc. Students should dress in their Class A uniforms. I hope you will be able to join us for Mass at 9:00.
Next week students will begin to learn about the Stations of the Cross. Students in K - 3 will meet once a week during Lent and focus on 3 stations each week leading up to Holy Thursday. They will be using booklets depicting each station and students will color these as we move on each week.
Please make sure to read the parent blog each week so you can keep up with the current events of our school.
Have a great weekend!