First Grade News
April 29, 2022
I can’t believe we are at the end of April and the countdown to the end is near. We are continuing to work very hard in all areas. The students received their parts for the First Friday Mass yesterday, so they should be practicing each night. Keep these at home because I have copies here. Next week the students will pick out a poem to memorize for the Poets’ Tea. You will be invited to come to the school and listen to the students recite their memorized poems. Then we will enjoy some refreshments. More information will be coming your way.
We have completed the first story of our last unit in Reading Street. Some students have a copy of the book at home and should be practicing reading the story a few times during the week. I am sure you have seen amazing growth in your child as he/she can now read with expression. They are becoming more independent in completing their classwork, too.
In math, Chapter 12 is about telling time, which we have been doing since day one of First Grade. I do not anticipate any learning difficulties with this concept. I’ve changed my mind! The students are having lots of issues with half past the hour!!!!!
We will begin our journey next week exploring and learning about the 50 states of America. We will learn them in ABC order by singing a song.
This week Clara was our star student. She loves horseback riding and has a horse named Moon, who is her superhero. She also loves unicorns. She and her brother will be traveling to Michigan for the Invention Convention with their invention to keep children from burning their hands on the stove. Next week we will end with Serena as our last superstar student of the year.
The first graders will be taking the spring MAPS testing on May 11th. I am letting you know now so you can plan accordingly. We will take the reading portion in the morning and the math portion after having a snack break. Hopefully, the results will show the growth that I have seen over the past few months.
We will participate in our annual May procession on Wednesday, May 11th in the afternoon. It will begin in the school yard and we will process to the church for the rosary recitation and crowning of Mary. Every student should bring a flower which will be presented to Mary.
There is a Casual for a Cause day on May 13th for Ukraine. Please wear blue and yellow and bring in $1.00 for this war torn country.
Thank you all for my birthday wishes. We celebrated a couple of days early. It’s getting scary now! I don’t feel like I should be this age. We did enjoy cupcakes during snack time today. Have a great weekend