First Grade – Mrs. Boyce

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Week of May 31, 2022

Look What We Are Learning!   

In Religion we will be discovering each one of us is important to Jesus.  We will be reading Jesus Heals a Man Born Blind and The Ten Lepers from John 9 and Luke 17.

Our virtue of the week is finished for the year.  We look forward to next year's brand new curriculum!

In Math we will be writing addition and subtraction fact families, subtracting new facts, subtracting minuends greater than 10, using a calculator to explore addition, subtraction, and skip counting, and exploring transformations:  slides (translations), turns (rotations), and flips (reflections).

In Science we will be learning about forest animals.

In Social Studies we will be learning about camping in God's beautiful creation.

In Language Arts we will be reviewing capitalization, punctuation, parts of speech, and sight words.

Reading Road Race Rally update: Race Car Driver Andy had a wonderful time at St. Paul last week.  Your child did an amazing job of reading this year!  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 20 minutes/day AND reading 2 books on RAZ Kids and passing the quizzes. Thank you!)

The Please Remember Quick Link has information from our handbook and other helpful general information for first grade should you need it.

New News to Know! 

  • Track and Field Day is Thursday.  There is no rain date.  Please make sure to send your child in athletic shoes and appropriate clothing to wear outdoors for competitions.  Also, please apply sunblock before sending your child to school.  Thanks!
  • Outdoor Closing School Chapel is on Friday.  Please send a beach towel to school with your child.
  • Please make sure your child says their memory work by Thursday this week.

Dates to Remember

MAY
1 - Confirmation 2:00pm Service
2 - MAP Testing
10 - MAP Testing
12 - Literacy Night
12-15 - Scholastic Book Fair
13 - Band & Choirs Spring Concert
15 - SPLS students sing at 8:00 and 11:00 church services
18 - Field Trip to Camp Y-Koda
26 - RRRR Secret Celebration!
1/2 Day of School 11:40am Dismissal
30 Mon Memorial Day – NO SCHOOL
JUNE
2 - Track and Field Day
3 - Last Day of School
Closing Chapel - 8:25am on West Lawn
10:00am Dismissal
8th Grade Graduation 6:30pm 

Good to Know!

Spelling City is a great resource for your child to practice their spelling words each week.  No login is required.  Please follow this link.  http://www.spellingcity.com/deannemb/

Reading logs are due every FRIDAY.  Please make sure to sign by each day your child has read.  Please remember, the goal is to have your child read to you.  It's ok to help them, but please make sure the majority of the reading is done by your child.  ALSO, please make sure your child is reading and taking quizzes for at least 2 RAZ KIDS online books.  You do NOT have to list every title your child is reading to you (1 title is fine.  If it's Raz, just write RAZ)  Just make sure they have read for the 20 minute daily requirement!  Thanks!

Room parent:  Thank you to Rachael Hasenstein for volunteering as our room parent.  Thank you to Danelle Riederer for volunteering to be our classroom liaison.  Please watch for emails from them to help with classroom/school needs. 

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.

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. 

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 are bringing  home sight word booklets.  It is expected that students complete at least one number set every week. Thank you!

Happy Birthday and God's Blessings!

Ricky - May 7

Aubrey - May 23

Student of the Week for the Week of:

OCTOBER  10/11-River  10/18-Joshua  10/25-Jacob

NOVEMBER  11/1-Ricky  11/15-Trinity  11/29-Aubrey

DECEMBER  12/6-Ty  12/13-Espen                   

JANUARY  1/3-Easton  1/10-Graham  1/24-Mattie

FEBRUARY  2/7-Sienna 

MARCH  3/7-Gio  3/28-Charlotte 

APRIL  4/4-Harper   4/25-Katie

MAY  5/2-Amelia  5/9-Brayden  5/16-Weston

Music

School-Wide Notes…(Details on Ms Bremer's music page)
  • Spring Concert NEW TIMES & GROUPS! May 13, 2022 - It includes Children’s Choir, PraisePower and ALL 3rd & 4th graders!
  Classes singing in Worship… (keep watch for changes)    Children's Choir Notes… (Extracurricular Handbook)   General Music Class… 
  • Kindergarten & Gr. 1 - Mrs. Heide Young, teacher
  • Gr. 2-5 - Ms Valerie Bremer, teacher