First Grade — Mrs. Boyce

May

Look What We Are Learning!   

  • In Religion we will be discovering Jesus teachers His disciples to trust Him.  We will be reading Jesus Feeds the Five Thousand and Jesus Walks on Water from Matthew 14, Luke 9, John 6,  and Mark 6.
  • Our virtue of the week is on hold until we return to school.  Big Question: 
  • In Math we will be identifying and drawing polygons, subtracting differences of two,  identifying and counting quarters, and showing money amounts using coins.  Please make sure your child has a pencil sharpener to keep in their colored pencil pouch here at school.
  • In Science  we will be exploring The Earth's Resources  (Unit 6, Lessons 5-6).  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: spl2027  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 learning all about our Nation's Symbols  (Unit 5, Lesson 6 ).     
  • Reading Road Race Rally  update: Race Car Driver Andy will be racing in  Wisconsin.     Please keep your child's "glove compartment" in a safe and convenient place at home to keep all of the souvenirs during the year.   Their state symbols cards may be put onto the ring that was in their glove compartments. (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   

MAY

  • May 22 - Make-up day for students missing work, no additional assignments given, teachers personal professional development day
  • May 25 - Memorial Day, no classes
  • Thursday, May 28 - Kindergarten - 8th Grade Virtual Track and Field Day and Drive-thru school picnic
  • Friday, May 29 - Virtual Closing School Service @ 8:30 am - Pastor Anderson/Mr. Yurk

 

New News to Know! 

  • if you haven't already placed your order for the end of the year school picnic, please click on this link by Wednesday, May 20.   https://forms.gle/ dXQNu594LhHG9M8m8.  Pick up for the lunches will be from 11:15-12:30 in the parking lot.  Again, this will only be a drive-thru school picnic.  Please know that we can't have people stay and eat lunch here at school; even if it's a nice day outside.
  • Reading logs are due every FRIDAY. Please make sure to sign that your child has read each day.

Good to Know!

  • Room parent: Thank you to Kristen Evenson and Ashley Brooks for volunteering to be our room parents. Thank you to Danelle Riederer for volunteering as our class liason.
  • 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!
  • 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 and water bottle (either with a sports cap or thermos type, etc.) 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.  NUTS OF ANY KIND WILL NOT BE ALLOWED IN OUR CLASSROOM THIS YEAR!  Birthday snacks, Student-of-the-Week snacks, or other special snacks for the whole class are always welcome.  As a safety precaution this year, if you are sending a whole-class treat into the classroom, please email the entire class one day before with either a screenshot of the ingredients label OR the recipe that you used to make the treat.  Families with food allergies need to email me with permission to eat. Thank you for your cooperation.
  • 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.
  • Students will bring home sight word booklets.  It is expected that students complete at least one page every week. Students may also be bringing home books they have worked on in class.  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 to school each day.   Thank you!

 

Happy Birthday and God's Blessings!

Hailey P. - May 15

Natalie P. - May 15

 

Student of the Week for the Week of:

OCTOBER                             NOVEMBER                        DECEMBER                        JANUARY

 10/14   Claire                   11/4     Kate                           12/2    Elijah                    1/13   Hailey P.  

 10/21   Phoenix               11/11  Ayden                       12/9    Natalie                  1/20   Marek

 10/28  Cohen                   11/18  Ainsley                     12/16  Sam                       1/26     Piper                                                                                                                                                          

FEBRUARY                           MARCH                               APRIL                                MAY

2/3     Abby                         3/9    Hailey H.                   4/20    Makaiah                5/4   Wryker

2/24   Gabby                      3/30  Nolan                         4/27     Maylana