First Grade — Mrs. Boyce

March

Look What We Are Learning!  

  • In Religion we will be discovering that some people refuse to believe in God and obey Him. We will be reading God Sends Quail and Manna and God Helps His People in the Desert from Exodus 16-17. 
  • In Math we will be drawing congruent shapes and designs, measuring and drawing line segments to the nearest inch, counting nickels and pennies, and ordering events by time.
  • In Science we will  be exploring Earth's Resources by asking what can we find on earth (Unit 6, Leson 1)We will be having our first Science Test on Tuesday, March 26 (Unit 5).  If your child would like to watch the videos for each unit, please follow this link.         http://www.k6.thinkcentral.com/ePC/start.do     District:  Private School; School:  St. Paul Lutheran, Grafton 53024; Username: first initial last name; Password: spl2026.  Think Central Science; my Library; Science Fusion Student Access (digital lesson)  OR Electronic Student Edition (book) (please note that this may not work on a cell phone or tablet). 
  • In Social Studies we will  be finishing our learning about our country's symbols (Unit 5, Lesson 6). There will be a test on Friday  (Unit 5, lessons 4-6).
  • Reading Road Race Rally  update:  Hawaii.   Please keep your child's "glove compartment" in a safe and convenient place at home to keep all of the souvenirs during the year.   (Some of the souvenirs may be used to decorate the glove compartments too).  Active involvement at home will be key in making this program a huge success for your child!  PLEASE encourage  your child to meet his/her weekly goal of reading 2 books on RAZ Kids and passing the quizzes. Thank you!
  • The Please Remember sidebar has information from our handbook and other helpful general information for first grade should you need it.

Dates to Remember

MARCH

  • 1 - Interest Day - Noon Dismissal NO LUNCH
  • 6 - Ash Wednesday; Church Services at 4:30 and 6:30
  • 8 - Panther Parent March Madness
  • 13 - Lenten Services 4:30 & 6:30
  • 20 -  Lenten Services 4:30 & 6:30
  • 27 -  Lenten Services 4:30 & 6:30

New News to Know! 

  • GRAFTON SUMMER SCHOOL is registering SOON!
    Check out the great learning opportunities you have for the summer!  Registration begins March 31st.  You need to pre-register by Friday, March 29th.
  • Remember to keep track of your child's at-home reading for the Six Flags Read to Succeed sheet. All at-home reading counts!
  • Please make sure to check Fast Direct as the end of the Trimester is on February 28!  If your child is missing any work and you cannot find it, please email me.
  • Pizza-Hut's Book-It! reading incentive program has begun and will continue through March. You may print reading logs from the link on this website. Your child's goal is to read 20 minutes 5 days/week totalling 460 minutes (or more)!

Good to Know!

  • Thank you to Jaime Jacobson who has graciously volunteered to be our room parent. Please watch SignUp.com and emails for ways you can assist her throughout the year.
  • A good rule of thumb is to keep all of your child's school work for the entire trimester.  Sometimes, a paper gets home before it gets handed in to me, or occasionally I might accidentally hand an assignment back that didn't get into the gradebook.  After grades come out on trimester report cards feel free to recycle them!
  • Please make sure to send a healthy snack and water bottle (either with a sports cap or thermos type, etc.) to school with your child.
  • Special Lunches with Kids: At times during the school year, parents may wish to have a "special lunch" with their   children. Most notably, this occurs on birthdays. Parents are   welcome to excuse their children from school and go off campus for lunch. If parents prefer to have lunch here on campus   during lunch periods, it is policy that traditional bag lunches   are used or hot lunch is ordered. Hot lunch can be ordered for  parents as well. Please do not bring food from local fast food  restaurants or other eating establishments on campus during  lunch periods.
  • A good rule of thumb is to keep all of your child's school work for the entire trimester.  Sometimes, a paper gets home before it gets handed in to me, or occasionally I might accidentally hand an assignment back that didn't get into the gradebook.  After grades come out on trimester report cards feel free to recycle them!  
  • Please remember to pack a healthy snack for your child each day.  Our little tummies get very hungry by 10:00 and a healthy snack is a great way to rev up our energy up to lunch time.   Snack this year is an individual snack.  You only need to send snack for your child.  Please make sure the snack you send with your child is a healthy snack. Birthday snacks, Student-of-the-Week snacks, or other special snacks for the whole class are always welcome and do not necessarily have to stay within the healthy snack guidlines.
  • Try St. Paul's online calendar to see all church & school activities! Not sure when a meeting or practice time is? You can access it from our website and even subscribe to it through your smartphone.   Directions to St. Paul's online calendar:   On both church and school homepages, click on the calendar button below the picture on the right.You may also go directly to calendar.splgrafton.org  to see the calendar.   To see fewer events, use the drop down menu for just church or school activities or get even more specific groups like music ministry or athletics. You can also search a keyword using the box at center top.     Clicking on an event may give more details about time and location. From here you can also share it with others via email, Facebook, or Twitter.
  • Panther Parents has compiled a list of St. Paul school and church members who have shown an interest in babysitting.  This list can be picked up in the school office by parents during business hours.
  • Students will bring home 1-2 new books in their book bag each week. In addition, their book bag will contain their  sight word booklets.  Please have your child read and reread these books several times throughout the week to increase fluency and skills along as a great way to achieve their daily 20 minutes!     Please make sure your child returns their book bag to school each day.  Thank you!
  • A Spanish message from Mrs. Werner:  Students will be given a grade each week for participation/behavior. In addition, they may also have an assignment.  I would like to have the assignments due the following day to make it easier for them to remember. Their name plate will always be kept in their folders. 
  • Please make sure you have updated your Bloomz app.  Some parents have realized that they were not getting updates as their app didn't update.  Thanks

Happy Birthday and God's Blessings!

February  29 - Stuart

March 21 - Harper

 

Student of the Week for the Week of:

OCTOBER                             NOVEMBER                        DECEMBER                        JANUARY

 10/8 Willow                      11/5 Liam                              12/3 Stuart                       1/7 Piper 

 10/15 James                 11/12 Caitlin                            12/10 Leah                      1/14 - Collin  

 10/22 Harper                     11/26 Connor                     12/17 - AJ                      1/21 Alexa                                                                                                                                                                     

FEBRUARY                           MARCH                               APRIL   

2/4 Landon                        3/4 Aliyah                                    

                                                 3/11 Isaac

                                                 3/18 Nolan