First Grade Weekly News
October 15, 2021
I can’t believe we finished our 6th week of school! What a fun field trip we had today! Mother Nature cooperated and we were blessed with ideal weather so we could enjoy a day on the farm. Many thanks to our chaperones! Every one of our students returned safe and sound to school because of you! Our bus driver was also terrific. This was her first field trip in two years!
Even though it was another short week, we managed to complete our fifth story in Reading Street, and the students were tested on it yesterday. Today they took the spelling test before we left to go on the field trip.
Some students will no longer receive the decodable readers in their homework baggies because they are already fluent readers. Instead, these students will be given a book from our classroom library to read throughout the week. When the book is finished, just send it back and another one will be sent home.
Students are continuing to work on Chapter 2 in math. Students should now know the doubles for numbers 1 - 5 along with doubles plus 1 and doubles minus 1. I am also teaching the students about place value, so you will begin to notice some numbers in the hundreds on the back of their math minutes.
We finished our bat unit this week, so make sure you ask your child to tell you what they know about bats. We will learn about the types of leaves next week and maybe get to go on a nature walk.
We are continuing to pray a decade of the rosary each day. Each student leads us in praying the Our Father, 10 Hail Marys, and the Glory Be. Some students do not know these prayers, please practice these at home.
Calvin was our superstar of the week. He showed off some of his special treasures. We especially loved seeing his transformers and Scooby Doo figures. He would like to rid the world of mean people. His sidekick would be ALL his cousins and his favorite superhero is his nunna! We forgot to pick a superstar for next week, but I’ll pick a name on Monday.
The next Casual For a Cause will take place on Friday, October 22nd. Students may wear pink or white and donate $1.00 to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
The school Halloween party will take place next Friday evening, October 22nd, in the schoolyard. Be on the lookout for the invitation! Our classroom Halloween party will be on Friday, October 29th. Mrs. Casoli will contact some of you to help supply goodies for our party. Unfortunately, parents may not help at the party due to Covid restrictions. I will have a craft ready for the students to make. No costumes, please. It is a free, no uniform day. Students may wear black/orange on that day.
For those who did not get the memo...the no mask option has been rescinded; therefore, all students must wear masks in the classroom except for anyone who has a medical exemption. Hopefully, this won’t last too much longer.
Please make sure your family portal is up-to-date. Our A.L.I.C.E. drill will take place on November 18th.