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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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Important Information: It was a great week in first grade! Thank you for signing up for Seesaw as a parent. Remote Learning–The passwords are in the Sidekick. You will be receiving a list of everything that is being sent home. Please keep this list handy so you may be assured that everything makes it back to school when we resume in-person learning. Please send a STURDY, LARGE bag to school on Monday for all of
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Happy Thanksgiving! Wishing you all a safe, relaxing, and happy Thanksgiving! Thank you all for thinking of us with teacher appreciation gifts and notes! We are both so touched by your kindness. Moon Field Trip! Things may look a little different in school, but nothing stops intrepid first grade astronauts from completing their mission to the Moon! Groups went to the far side, the South Pole, and made a stop at the S
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Important Information: The students did beautifully leading the Mass. They were so respectful and really enjoyed being in the church. We are going to the Moon on Tuesday, November 24. No need for a permission slip, but wish us well and encourage the fun! Have a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving! Religion: The students are continuing to learn how God promised a Savior. They heard the story of Adam and Eve and discussed
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Important Information: Thank you for all of the food donations! The students are excited to participate in this important ministry. Please bring your items through Monday. Tuesday, November 17–The class will be leading the Mass. Please watch virtually! Wednesday, November 18–Crazy sock day (Boosterthon prize) Tuesday, November 24–Our class trip to the Moon! It’s fun to believe that we are real
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Important Information: Upcoming Dates….Here are the days the students in our class will celebrate the Boosterthon Prizes! All days are still full uniform with a twist! Monday, November 9– SFX accessory day! Accessorize in green and gold (think necklaces, socks, headbands, pins, etc., but no hats during class, please) Monday, November 9–Please bring in a cereal box with the top and bottom flaps cut o
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Thank you so much for the wonderful conversations during parent-teacher conferences. I enjoyed having some Zoom time with all of you! Happy Halloween! We were delighted to welcome a new student, who is familiar friend to many, into our classroom this week! Important Information: Please have your child bring in a cereal box by November 9. The box can be any size, but please cut off the top and bottom flaps and then wr
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2020 Global Read Aloud Initiative

Starting this month, during my weekly designated library time with our 1st-4th grade students, I have launched the 2020 Global Read Aloud initiative. Information about Global Read Aloud can be found at https://theglobalreadaloud.com. The program allows schools throughout the world to connect through designated children’s books that raise awareness. I am happy to share we are connecting with schools in
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Thank you so much for the surprise gifts! We were truly touched by your thoughtfulness! A pre-conference paper was sent home Friday. Please return it on Monday. I look forward to seeing you on Wednesday and Thursday via Zoom! Religion: The students are learning about the importance of listening and speaking to God. They listened to the story of Samuel and acted in out. God communicated with Samuel and continues to sp
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Important Information: The students are excelling at bringing their sidekicks and Moon journals everyday. Thank you so much for supporting this. The students are using their chrome books with headphones/earbuds. Several students have brought in headphones to replace the earbuds, which have proven to be uncomfortable for some. Please check in with your child to see if he or she needs headphones. This week the students
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Important Information: The students received their Chrome Books this week! They are thoroughly excited! It is going to provide them with great skills. If you ordered edukit your child received earbuds. We practiced with them today and some students have found them challenging or uncomfortable. Please check in with your child. They are more than welcome to bring in headphones to replace the earbuds. They will need to
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This week we began our science unit, Finding the Moon! As part of the unit we ask families to work with the students to record the phase of the Moon each night. A letter and the Moon journal went home on Wednesday. This began Thursday, October 1 with the Harvest Moon and will be completed on October 31. Please send it back each day in the black folder. Please know that due to weather and the rising and setting of the
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It was great to see you at Back to School Night! Thank you for your kind words! I hoped you enjoyed learning more about your child’s day. Sidekicks–please remember to only remove items in the black folder “to be left at home” section. Feel free to look at any ongoing work in the other folders. They will need this work at school. Religion: The students are continuing their study of the Creation
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We had a great first full week of school! The students are busy practicing new routines and becoming acquainted with their textbooks. I look forward to seeing you all next Thursday on our Back to School Night Zoom! Religion: The students learned that God is Good and brought chapter 2 home. They are learning about the wonders of creation and relating the beauty of creation to God’s goodness. Math: The students a
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First Full Week of School!

Thank you so much for your continued support and grace as we successfully navigated through our full time days! The students have been so resilient about learning all of the new procedures. They are finding so many new ways to show kindness to one another. Spirits soared on Thursday when the weather cooperated and recess happened outside! The students have received all of their books and lessons are in full swing. Th
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Welcome to 2020-2021 SFX Blogs

You have been subscribed to receive classroom news through our SFX blog system. Please note what this looks like, by grade, below: 1 – Kindergarten will use See Saw to share classroom news and updates this year across both the SJ and SFX campuses. Watch for an update here soon! 2 – Grades 1-4 will continue to share weekly updates and overviews through the SFX blog system. You are automatically subscribed
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First and Last Day Photos of First Grade!

My wish for you is found in my favorite quote by A.A. Milne: Thank you so much for the lovely video! I treasure those messages!  
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Good-bye, First Grade!

Please enjoy this special video of photos from this school year. We shared so much this year, including many joyous times together! The year was one of growth, resilience, and as we learned in our religion textbook, knowing and proclaiming our faith. Thank you to our room parents, Mrs. Hottovy and Mrs Nielsen, for the way you graciously planned and coordinated parties and special events this year. All I had to do was
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Learning Adventures in First Grade Day 51

Learning Adventures in First Grade Day 51 Tuesday, June 9, 2020 Good Morning! Message for Parents and Students! ****Please take a photo of your child on the last day of first grade and send it to your teacher by 4pm on Tuesday to be included in the blog.**** Today is the last day of First Grade!!! It has been a memorable year. You are our first class that we have ever taught in school and with e-learning. You are a s
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Learning Adventures in First Grade Day 50

Learning Adventures in First Grade Day 50 Monday, June 8, 2020 Good Morning! Important Information for Parents: Zooms: Monday (Today) Mrs. Cobia’s class—optional Zoom from 9:00-9:30 (The link will be in an email) Tuesday–Mrs. O’Keefe’s and Mrs. Cobia’s classes—10:00 Please be prepared to share a memory from the year. You may want to show a page from your memory book. This is our final Zoom for the year. Please
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Learning Adventures in First Grade Day

Learning Adventures in First Grade Day 49 Friday, June 5, 2020 Good Morning! Important Information for Parents: Please note the new Zooms!! Zooms today: Small Reading Groups with your teacher. This will be the last reading group of the school year! Zooms next week: Mrs. Cobia’s Class: (You will be receiving an email with these Zoom invitations) Monday, June 8–9:00-9:30 Optional time to check in or say, &#
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Learning Adventures in First Grade Day 48

Learning Adventures in First Grade Day 48 Thursday, June 4, 2020 Good Morning! Important Information for Parents: As the school year winds down, we really hope to focus these last days on Religion and Writing. Whether or not you are able to keep the pace of these lessons, we hope your child will complete them at some time. The Religion book was important for your children and we hope that they complete the book. Work
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Happy Virtual Field Day

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 We’ll see you for prayers at 8:30 and wish you a happy virtual field day! We hope you have fun today! Happy Birthday!    
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Learning Adventures in First Grade Day 47

Learning Adventures in First Grade Day 47 Tuesday, June 2, 2020 Good Morning! Important Information for Parents: Mrs. Cobia’s class—Zoom call today at 9:00 (Please use the link emailed to you yesterday) No Wednesday Zoom calls due to field day! Lessons will resume on Thursday. Thursday Zoom Office Hours: Mrs. Cobia from 9:30-10:00 Mrs. O’Keefe from 10:00-10:30 Student Lessons: Please begin your day by joi
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Learning Adventures in First Grade Day 46

Learning Adventures in First Grade Day 46 Monday, June 1, 2020 Good Morning! Important Information for Parents: No class Zooms on Wednesday due to Field Day! Mrs. Cobia’s class will be rescheduled for Tuesday, June 2 at 9:00. You will receive a link today by email. Student Lessons: Please begin your day by joining Miss Barrett, teachers, and friends for prayers at 8:30. Please write what you are grateful for. Lessons
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