First Grade News, December 3, 2021
We had fun making and eating pumpkin pie last week!
We had fun acting out the life of pilgrim children. Here we are hunting for nuts and berries.
Hunting for animals and fishing math facts.
Reminders for next week -
Monday - Mass, 2:00 p.m.
Wednesday - Mass, 2:00 p.m.; Choir, 2:45 - 3:30
Thursday - K - 5 Christmas Program at the High School Auditorium, 7:00 p.m.
We will be sponsoring a Christmas plant for one of the nursing home residents. If your child would like to participate, he/she can bring money (no more than $1) next week to help with this. Using money of their own or money they earn would make it even more special. We will also be making Christmas Cards for shut-ins.
We have learned all of unit 1 and 2 sight words. Please keep practicing at home. I will be assessing these next week.
Some students would benefit from more practice with spelling words at home. Words are getting more difficult each week and a little extra practice would be helpful.
I will be gone on Monday and Friday of next week. Please encourage your child to be extra good for our substitute.
We are earning play money to use at our classroom store the week before Christmas. Each child has a little bank that they are keeping coins in. They will be drawing a name of another student in our class to buy a gift for using their play money. If they have any left, they will be allowed to buy another small item to keep. This is a fun way to help them learn about different coins, saving money, and giving to others.
Students are encouraged to read as much as they can at home. We are setting school-wide quarterly goals. Those reaching their goal will enjoy a popcorn party at the end of the first nine weeks. Goal the first graders for the second quarter is 200 minutes. Please send your reading calendar in on Mondays. I would like to update their reading charts each Monday. Thanks!
Students are encouraged to bring money for the Monday and Wednesday mass collections, even if just a coin or two. Mass collections in November go to the Adopt-a-Student Fund.