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¡Hola! Spanish Weekly Update

¡Hola! This past week we covered: Yo quiero/ I want. We read the book ¡A comer!/ Let’s eat! This libro did not only help us identify food items that we want to eat but also to review previous topics such as family members and colors. We worked on a portfolio activity in which students had to use the provided vocabulary in order  to answer questions indicating if they want or do no want to eat the food item in t
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First Grade Readers!

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Investigating Water

The students began our new science unit: Investigating Water. They learned about the properties of water and then enjoyed hands-on experimentation. Picture collage generated with Smilebox
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Thank you, Mystery Reader!

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Happy Easter!

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¡Hola! Spanish Weekly Update

¡Hola! This past week we covered Felices Pascuas/Happy Easter We read the book Happy Easter Curious George. This book helped as reviewing Easter vocabulario such as egg/huevo, rabbit/conejo, etc. Also, we colored two Easter projects that helped us reviewing previous lessons such as, colors, shapes, and numbers! Home Enrichment: Ask you child to show you the coloring sheets we did in class. Felices Pascuas/Happy Easte
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Stations of the Cross

Thank you so much to Mrs. Brown, Mrs. Shelgren, and the kindergartners for inviting the first graders to the Stations of the Cross play. It was a solemn and deeply moving experience. Free digital collage made with Smilebox
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First Grade Photos

Create your own free collage   The students were very interested in hearing about books available at the spring book fair at the Book Stall! Sometimes it’s just great to greet the weekend with a Bunny Hop! Make your own photo collage
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Special Person’s Day

Special Person’s Day is Tuesday, May 16! We look forward to sharing this morning with your child and his or her special invited guest. Both first grade classes will be leading the Mass that morning. The end of Mass will conclude our morning with guests. This is a wonderful opportunity for your child to spend time and show the classroom to a special visitor. All guests must be adults, please. If you have any que
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¡Hola! Spanish Weekly Update

¡Hola! This past week we covered: Yo puedo/ I can We read the Spanish version of the book From Head to Toe by Eric Carle. This book helped us not only to focus on our main topic: I can, but also to review previous lessons such as body parts and animals. Our art projects consisted in  drawing ourselves running and then tracing the sentence: Yo puedo correr/I can run. Also, we played the Yo Puedo game! Students took tu
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¡Hola! Spanish Weekly Update

¡Hola! This past week we covered: Yo Veo/ I see We read the Spanish version of the book Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? This book helped us not only to focus on our main topic: eyes, but also to review previous lessons such as colors, sizes, and numbers. Our art projects consisted in  drawing our eyes and then tracing the sentence: Yo veo con mis ojos/I see with my eyes. Also, we made a spyglass out of const
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Thank you, Mystery Reader!

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Thank you, Mystery Reader!

Thank you, Mystery Reader! The students really enjoyed the bear theme by hearing books about bears and holding the teddy bears. Thank you so much for the bear themed treats. The teddy grahams and gummy bears were a wonderful surprise! Make a thank you
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Second Grade Dinosaur Exhibit

The first graders learned about dinosaurs from the second graders! They were able to view the dioramas and discuss the dinosaur facts. It was also a great preview for next year! Make your own free digital collage
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Lenten Blessing Bags

Thank you so much for the donations of socks. The students learned how important these and other donations are to some community members of St. Thomas. Personalize your own digital collage
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¡Hola! Spanish Weekly Update

¡Hola! This past week we covered: Tengo hambre/ I am hungry. We started our lesson reading the Spanish version of The Very Hungry Caterpillar. During our reading students learned to express the feeling of being hungry. This book also helped us reviewing previous lessons such as numbers, days of the week, and colors. Our art project consisted in making a strawberry/fresa and a caterpillar/oruga.  Students really enjoy
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First Grade News

Sock Collection: Thank you so much for all of the socks that have been donated so far. We have been talking about how important socks are for people. Your generosity is greatly appreciated! We are still collecting socks this week. Conferences: It was wonderful meeting with you! I am so grateful for our time together. I hope your child enjoyed showing you all of his or her penguin projects. It was a very exciting scie
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EPIC HOUR-Dr. Seuss

Last week the students listened to several Dr. Seuss books and wrote about a couple of the stories. Then, in the style of Seuss, the students each brainstormed about a new character. During EPIC HOUR the students created the character using an array of materials. The students also learned about the author’s other pen name, Theo. LeSeig, which is Geisel spelled backwards. Dr. Seuss used this name when he wrote b
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Mass

Make your own free picture slideshow The students led the All School Mass on March 7. Please enjoy these photos from the Mass and from our practice. It was wonderful to see the class come together to lead the school in worship. The students also answered so many of Father Sheridan’s questions during the Mass!
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¡Hola! Spanish Weekly Update

¡Hola! This past week we covered Escucha/Listen. We read the book Escucha al Desierto/ Listen to the Dessert. While reading this book, students took turns in order to repeat the rhythmic sounds of this fascinating habitat at night. Our art project consisted in making big paper ears-orejas grandes, then students walked around the classroom asking if they could hear each other. Home Enrichment: Have your child wear the
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Around the World in Art!

First through fourth graders are starting to “take a trip” in art class… we’re going to travel the world! We have begun by taking a verrrrrrry long plane ride to the continent of Asia, first landing in India. Students learned about some cultural practices in India, as well as a traditional art used with Henna dye, called Mendhi.   Students were asked to think of something they associated
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Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

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¡Hola! Spanish Weekly Update

¡Hola! This past week we covered: jump/saltar. We read the book Salta Ranita Salta/ Jump Frog Jump.While reading this book students were exposed to repetitive questions such us: what should the frog do now? to which students responded: Salta ranita salta! Our art project consisted in making a  paper jumping frog. We then told la ranita the command jump in Spanish. This project also help us review previous lessons suc
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