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Important Information: November 18–Field Trip to the Moon! Nothing needed, just wish your astronaut a good trip! Please send in food for the food collection. Thank you, Veterans! Thank you to our special guests who provided a meaningful and memorable morning for our first graders. Thank you to our room parents for bringing and monitoring our special snack. Literacy: The students practiced meeting their writing
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First Grade Honors Veterans

The first grade will be hosting our annual “Veterans Day breakfast” tomorrow. This is open to first graders and Veterans who they know and have been specifically invited by a first grader. The students look forward to listening, learning, and asking questions! There will be donuts and coffee provided. Thank you to our room parents who have organized the treats! If you have a family member who is a Veteran
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First Grade News

Important Information: By November 12: Please bring in a cereal box with the ends cut off and covered in foil. This is needed equipment for the Moon trip! Moon Journals are due. Please send them in if you have not already done so. Literacy: The students have been looking for spelling patterns, particularly finding small words within words. The students are making independent reading goals. They set a goal for reading
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Glow Run Update

  SFX Glow Run Families, Our class won a prize today! The class had the most people log into the website. Everyone came home with a glow prize! Our class is having a BLAST preparing for the SFX Glow Run coming up soon! We’ve also begun learning how to choose to live with character every day through Booster’s brand new character theme, MindSpark: Wild West. While they’re teaming up with the MindSpark
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First Grade News

Important Information: Monday, November 4--Students will bring a stuffed animal (a size that fits in a backpack) for the Teddy Bear Baptism. Please know that the students have been advised that, while it is highly unlikely, there is always a risk of loss when something is brought out of the home. This will be a special day! Winter Weather–Please send your child dressed for the weather. Students will not be allo
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First Grade News

Important Information: Monday, October 28–Field trip to the Adler Planetarium. Please be sure your child has a completely disposable lunch and drink. All students will wear or carry their own jacket throughout the day. Please complete the Veteran’s Day form and return it as soon as you are able. Literacy: The students continue to learn new reading and writing strategies. The focus this week was working wi
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1st-4th Grade Storybook Pumpkin Patch

Our School Library is growing a Storybook Pumpkin Patch, and we need your help! Families with students in grades 1-4 are invited to decorate a pumpkin to look like a favorite storybook character, and bring it to the library to “plant” in our Storybook Pumpkin Patch. Download a flyer with directions here. Students who choose to submit a pumpkin must fill out the entry form at the bottom of the flyer and br
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First Grade News

Important Information: October 28–Field Trip to the Adler Planetarium Please view the library blog and add to the Storytime Pumpkin Patch! Please bring in cylinder oatmeal containers. I will collect them until we have 23! (We need a lot more!) Literacy: The students are revising their stories. They are using revision strips to add more details to their writing. They are learning to add “Who, What, Where,
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First Grade News

Important Information: Tuesday, October 15--The class is leading the Mass. I hope you all can join us! Monday, October 28--Field Trip to the Adler Planetarium. If you have not already done so, please turn in the permission slip and $12 by Wednesday, October 16 Literacy: The students are working to “unfreeze” the characters in their writing. They are going back to stories that wrote and adding more to the
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Mass on Tuesday

Our next all school liturgy takes place Tuesday morning, October 15th at 10am in the church and will be led by Mrs. Cobia’s 1st grade homeroom. All are welcome and encouraged to attend!
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First Grade News

Important Information: Tuesday, October 15–Our class will be leading the Mass. We hope you are able to join us! Tuesday, October 8 homework starts–students will begin observing the moon outside or online and noting the phase in their journal. The journal will come home Monday, October 7. Please know that due to moonrise and moonset times and weather, you will not always be able to view the moon at night.
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First Grade News

Important Information: If you buy oatmeal cylinders please save them and bring them in when empty. I will be collecting them over a few months. Picture day is Monday. Please return the form with a check or pay online if you wish to purchase the pictures. Literacy: The students are building writing and reading stamina. The expectations rise as they are ready to meet more writing goals. They are now working on writing
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First Grade News

Back to School Night: Thank you for visiting the classroom on back to school night! It was wonderful to see you and let you know about first grade. If you were not able to attend, I will send the hand-out home. Important Information: We will be having a lockdown drill on Monday morning. I will explain it to the students prior to the drill in an age appropriate way. We have already discussed that when someone needs he
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First Grade News

Important Information: Back to School Night is September 19 at 5:00pm! Literacy: The students are continuing to build writing stamina. They wrote in their journals this week and wrote another small moment story. They drew things they do or things that happened to them on hearts to help with ideas for small moment writing. The students are enjoying our author study on Kevin Henkes. The students have been participating
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Upcoming author visit with Matt Tavares

We are off to a great year in the library. Classes have been visiting our wonderful library space and we are learning/revisiting library routines and beginning to checkout to students in 1st-8th grade. Kindergarten students will begin checking out later this fall. I am excited to share that our first author visit of the year will occur this month. In partnership with the Book Stall in Winnetka, award-winning author M
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Welcome to First Grade!

Welcome to our new school year! We are so happy to join so many new and familiar friends together in our classroom! Everyone pitched in to help new students navigate the hallways so everyone felt comfortable right away. First grade is an exciting year and we have started off building relationships and routines. Important Information: Our class is going to try an afternoon snack. Most of the students are saying they a
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Welcome to First Grade!

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An Amazing Year!

Thank you all for this wonderful year we had together! I wish you all a joyful, safe, and restful summer. Congratulations to the new second graders! This week the drum circles continued as each person in the classroom was honored. Thank you to all of you who came to the picnic and provided all the treats, water, blankets, and activities! We had a beautiful day! Please be sure to read your child’s poetry folder!
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First Grade News

Important Information: Monday, June 10-Picnic at Maple Park–Please join us!! Literacy: The students are busy writing more poems. They are experimenting with different styles and learning about nouns, adjectives, and verbs. They will bring home their final journal on Wednesday. Science: The students loved their classroom zoo! Kindergarten and 2nd grade stopped by. Prior to the event the students practiced talkin
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First Grade News

Important Information: Tuesday, June 4–Dioramas due Wednesday, June 5–Field Day Monday, June 10–Picnic at Maple Park Literacy/Science: The students have been busy reading about their animals and completing their animal reports. They have gathered a lot of interesting information. They worked hard on these reports. Math: The students have completed non-standard measurement and did some work with rule
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First Grade News

Important Dates: June 4–Dioramas due. Have fun with them! The students brought home copies of part of their reports to help you. They brought home information about appearance and habitat. These are copies and do not need to be returned. June 5–Field Day–wear your crusader community shirts/colors June 10–field trip/picnic to Maple Park. All are welcome. We will need volunteers to walk there an
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First Grade News

Important Information: May 23-Field Trip to Lincoln Park Zoo–Permission slips with $12 are due  June 4–diorama due (please refer to the letter that went home in the SAFARI folder on Wednesday) June 10–end of the year picnic at Maple Park (details to come) Religion: Special Person’s Day is a beautiful celebration. The students absolutely love preparing for the day, welcoming and spending time w
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First Grade News

Important Dates: Tuesday, May 14–Special Person’s Day and First Graders lead the Mass Thursday, May 23–Field Trip to the Zoo! Please consider chaperoning. Literacy: The students are reading and listening to poetry. They are experimenting with words and started writing a free verse poem. They read a poem about “a poem in my pocket” and made their own paper pocket in which to store their p
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First Grade News

Important Dates: Special Person’s Day–Tuesday, May 14–A special adult will spend the morning with your child in the classroom and at mass. A parent letter and invitation went home Tuesday, April 30. Please return the blue information form by May 9. Leading Mass–Tuesday, May 14 Field Trip to the Zoo–Thursday, May 23 Details will arrive soon. Please consider chaperoning! Literacy: The stud
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First Grade News

  Welcome back from Easter break! Everyone was happy to be back and share stories. It was a short week full of learning and enjoying time together! Important Dates: May 14–Special Person’s Day May 23–Field Trip to the Zoo Mystery Reader sign up: I blocked open dates in May as we will be saying the Rosary together at that time. Please contact me directly if you would like to be Mystery Reader du
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