• First Grade News


    On Sunday we begin our Catholic Schools Week celebration.  I am thankful to you for the sacrifices you make so your child can attend this great school.  I love coming to work each day, even during this pandemic!  Your children are very special and it is a privilege to be their teacher.

    This year though, due to this continuing pandemic, our celebration will be on a smaller scale.  I am sending home the list of the limited activities along with this newsletter. You will notice that we are collecting a monetary donation to purchase pillows for the Mission of Deeds.  Our goal is to raise enough money to buy 42 pillows.  

    On Tuesday, Nina’s Auntie Kiki surprised us as our Mystery Reader. She read a story about a little girl named January.  We can have a Mystery Reader visit us on any afternoon at 1:40.  I know I already have some signed up for Friday afternoons, but if you think  you’d like to  come in on a different day, just let me know.  

    We completed the 4th story in our reading series and students were tested on it. The students made stick puppets of Frog and Toad and were paired up to perform puppet shows for each other.  Most students are now reading with expression and becoming more fluent and able to comprehend what they’re reading because they do not have to stop to sound out the words.  Keep practicing!

    In math the students completed Chapter 6 and were tested on it.  We began Chapter 7 by comparing numbers using the terms greater than and less than.  We also played a game, “I have, who has” to reinforce being able to identify the tens and ones in a number.  I also introduced fractions and the strategy for adding 2 digit numbers when the sum in the ones column is greater than 9.     

    Antonio delighted us as our star student throughout the week with some of his favorite show and tell items.  We were especially impressed with his bat mobile.  If he could rid the world of a wrong it would be to get rid of Covid!  Did you know his mom is his superhero and his sidekick is his dog, Guilia?  Next week, Julia will be our superstar.

    Students may wear burgundy, gray, or gold casual clothes on Monday for Spirit Day.  These are our school colors.  Look at the back of this notice for all the no uniform days next week.

    Next Wednesday is Student Appreciation Day.  This is a NO HOMEWORK day for the students.  Please cross out Wednesday’s homework on the homework sheet.  You may keep Wednesday’s worksheet at home.  Students do not have to do it.  They will only have to do 2 boxes on the Tic-Tac-Toe board, not three.  

    Have a wonderful weekend and enjoy tomorrow’s blizzard!  This gives us the perfect excuse to stay home and relax a bit.  Maybe you can read a book of your own for a change.