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A Happy Year in First Grade!

Wow! We did it! Thank you for a wonderful year. Last day of school photos: Science–Water Celebration! Field Day!
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First Grade News

It may be almost summer vacation, but first graders are still learning and growing! It’s unbelievable that the school year is coming to an end. We look forward to our last few days together. Important Information: Our field day is Tuesday, June 8. Please send your child out of uniform for some fun outdoor activities! Please have your child use sunscreen, bring a water bottle and perhaps a hat. Literacy: The stu
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First Grade News

WOW! What a week! The first graders were busy learning about water, money, realistic fiction writing, and the Holy Spirit! A highlight of our week was activities for our Peace Party. Celebrating peaceful days at school earned the students peace activities. The students had a craft peace party and participated in a drum circle. Six people in our class were honored this week. Each student received deeply meaningful com
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First Grade News

It was a busy week in first grade! The students enjoyed the warmer weather! Religion: The students completed chapter 24 in their textbook, The Holy Spirit Helps the Church. The students had a lot to say in our discussion on the Holy Spirit! The students had a great discussion on personal safety with an emphasis on speaking up for oneself. Literacy: The students worked on graphic organizers for their realistic fiction
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RED Blessing Bag Reminder

All Kindergarten through 3rd grade students met earlier this month with Jahkil Johnson, a school-aged activist from Chicago. Jahkil founded Project I Am, a non-profit organization designed to help the homeless in Chicago through the distribution of blessing bags to our local homeless population. Jahkil is living out God’s call to serve the poor and less fortunate.At Jahkil’s invitation, we continue t
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First Grade News

It was a great week in first grade with red, white, and blue day for Teddy O., nice weather for playing and reading outside, and some fun, hands-on learning! Thank you for the donations to Lurie’s to honor our special friends! Our last birthday dress down in Friday, May 12 for students with birthdays in May, June, and July. 3 students and 2 teachers in our class will celebrate summer birthdays! Literacy: The st
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First Grade News!

They week included some fun activities! The students loved the comfy PJ day with show and tell. Some students even coordinated their show and tell and their PJ’s! Jahkil Jackson had the students rapt attention during our guest speaker Zoom. Religion: The students completed chapter 22 in the Religion book, Jesus is with Us in His Church. The students honored Mary and reverently watched the May Crowning Mass virt
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First Grade News

We enjoyed some beautiful weather this week by playing outside and having science class outside! Literacy: The students participated in small guided reading groups, completed word work with worksheets and Savvas Realize. They completed the Lucy Calkins Unit of Study on opinion writing. Religion: The students have participated in discussions at a very deep, thoughtful way. They understand symbolism as we discussed the
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First Grade News

It was a great week in First Grade! Highlights included the student animal presentations and a visit from Father Paul. Please enjoy the photos from the week! Science: The students did an excellent job presenting their animal reports! They had multiple opportunities to share their work throughout the day. They started the day by greeting Mrs. Sullivan and Mrs. Phillips. They walked around to each student and looked at
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A Note from Our Reading Specialist Team

Dear Parents, Children get excited about reading chapter books because it marks their coming of age as a reader. We want to nurture their excitement about reading but make sure they are reading a book that is appropriate for them. We share some helpful tips below! Book Selection: Here are some strategies for you to model as your children begin to select books that are “just right”: Look at the cover Read the tit
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First Grade News

It was wonderful to see everyone return from spring break! Thank you for the extra effort it took to have your children return safely back to school. Science: The animal reports are complete and the students are excited to bring their dioramas to school on Monday, April 19. The reports will be presented in class during the week. Math: The students began learning about nonstandard measurement. They learned how nonstan
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Happy Easter!

Happy Easter! Wishing you all a restful, joyful, and safe spring break! Happy April Fool’s Day! Thursday started with a lot of funny jokes! The students took over when they found the “real” schedule behind the silly one. They also quickly took care of the “no recess” sign. They were a little concerned about the multiplication for morning work… Special Mystery Reader! Thank you so m
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First Grade News

We had a great week in first grade! The students have been enjoying learning facts for their animal reports. They were excited for their virtual pep rally! Science: The students have been conducting research and completing writing graphic organizers. They are writing keywords. This will help them write their own sentences for their report. They have chosen a wide variety of animals and we all are learning so much! Li
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First Grade News

It was a wonderful week welcoming Mrs. Sullivan as our principal! A highlight of the week was St. Patrick’s day. Our class collected the most money for our sharing parish! Thank you all for your generosity. As a reward a leprechaun came in and decorated our room and also made a mess! He left behind a pot of gold on each desk. The real reward is that the class knows that people who need it will receive their gif
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First Grade News

Thank you for meeting with me at conferences. It was wonderful seeing all of you! Goodbye, Mrs. Halaburt!! Math: We are working on adding two digit numbers. Next week the students will begin adding with regrouping. Literacy: The students wrote in their journals, completed word work, met in reading groups, and read on Raz Plus. They wrote a fun story on how to catch a leprechaun. Religion: The students watched the Sta
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First Grade News

Our class has been celebrating some fun wins and achievements! Congratulations to all of the dancers participating in the Pajama Ball! Our class dance was shown several times and it was so fun to see everyone on the screen having fun! Religion: The students brought home Chapter 18, We Come to Our Good Shepherd. The students had some good discussions on saying, “sorry” and on forgiveness. Literacy: The stu
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First Grade News

Important Information: Please send your child with a towel to sit on for snack! Please keep sending all the winter gear for recess. Literacy: The students enjoyed writing creative penguin stories after hearing the book, Tacky, The Penguin. The students worked on their “how to” nonfiction books and chose one to present to the class next week. The students completed word work and used their chrome books to
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First Grade News

We had a short but busy week! Religion: The students safely received ashes on Ash Wednesday after attending Mass virtually. We are discussing Lent in school. The students have a lenten project in their black take home folder. Please have them tell you about the sheet and then they will complete a cross for the weekend and bring it back to school on Monday. Math: The students started our new chapter on calendar and ti
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First Grade News

100 DAYS OF FIRST GRADE! The class celebrated 100 days of learning and growing together. They have learned to welcome productive struggles, express gratitude every day, and show kindness and empathy toward each other. The students completed many different activities to celebrate this milestone! Important Information: Please be sure your child has all needed winter gear every day. Please be sure to send a towel. It wi
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First Grade News

We are all grateful to be on our first grade journey together! Thank you all for a wonderful Catholic Schools week. We truly appreciated our faculty feast! Literacy: The students were busy this week completing word work from the workbook and chrome books. They are applying the lessons to their writing! They read books and wrote daily. Religion: This week was full of asking prayers and thankful prayers! Math: The stud
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First Grade News

The class had a fun week in the snow! It took real teamwork to make a solid, tall snowman. Thank you for the lovely gift! We appreciate your kindness more than you know. This is a partial photo–the Nothing Bundt Cakes are not pictured, but enjoyed! Important Information: Please continue to bring in gently new shoes for the collection for children in Haiti. Please read the Newsblast for all of the special Cathol
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First Grade News

We are all excited to be back for in-person learning! We are grateful for the opportunity to continue growing and learning together. IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Thank you for sending boots and snow pants. It may not always seem like they are necessary, but they are given how we do lunch, snack, and recess this year. Please feel free to have your child leave shoes or snow pants at school if they are not needed at home. Tha
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Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas to all of you! It has been a true gift for us to get to know all of your beautiful children this year! Thank you for all of your support, kindness, and Christmas wishes and gifts. We look forward to seeing everyone in January for continued remote learning. This week the students have done a fantastic job! We appreciate their attendance, participation, hard work, toothless smiles, and joy!
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First Grade News

Important Information: Looking forward to seeing everyone on Zoom next week! It will be fun to see everyone without masks and to sing! We’ve all been praying for a joyful transition full of love, kindness, and patience. A list of all books and materials was placed in the black folder. This may help organize for the return of all materials on January 19. Religion: The students completed the chapter 11– Jes
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Mrs. Elliot’s First Grade Blog

It has been another week of outstanding learning in our classroom! I am seeing so much growth in all of the students and I hope you are, too!! We have continued to practice on our chrome books and becoming more independent. We even did a Zoom this week!! Next week, we will continue to use our chrome books and prepare ourselves for remote learning. Just a reminder, please bring a pack of large markers and a reusable b
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