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Reading Partners

Students are working very hard to build reading stamina. They have opportunities to read with many of their peers during partner reading time. Partner reading is a wonderful opportunity to build good habits together. When you are reading with your child at home you can be partners, too. Try what works best for you–each person reads a page, each person reads a sentence/paragraph, or each person reads as a charac
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Hola! Spanish Weekly Post

Hola, This past week we learned about colors! We read the book “Sali de Paseo” It was about a little boy who decided to go out for a walk and found a black cat (un gato negro), a brown horse (un caballo marron), a red cow ( una vaca roja), a green duck (un pato verde), a pink pig (un cerdo rosado), and a yellow dog (un perro amarillo) and they all were following him! Also, we worked on a very fun project
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Janet Nolan’s Author Visit Recap and Last Chance to Order Books

On Tuesday, our 1st-3rd grade students were enthralled by author Janet Nolan, who spent the afternoon talking with the students about how she generates the ideas for her informational picture books. She walked them through the process to make a 32 page book and the importance of writing and revising. We are so thankful to the Book Stall at Chestnut Court for making this author visit possible.  Students, who pre-order
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IXL Awards!

The students have been working on IXL math problems as a part of our math rotation and have been practicing at home. These certificates show amazing progress in just 3 days! The class also received an IXL certificate for completion by a group of students in 50 first grade math skills. Students work in math centers. During the week each student receives individualized small group instruction, teacher led small group w
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Cooperative and creative play!

The students enjoyed some indoor fun during the second week of school on a rainy day. Usually, the class enjoys being outside on the sport court and turf field! Customize your own digital collage
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Hola! Spanish Weekly Post

Hello, Let me introduce myself one more time! I am Señorita Rocha the new Spanish teacher, I am excited beyond words to be part of the St. Francis’ community. Here is a quick update on everything we have been doing in 1st Grade this past week: We read the book “Margaret and Margarita” two little girls who met at the park one day and realized that they did not speak the same language (English & S
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Author Janet Nolan Coming to SFX

Thanks to our partnership with The Book Stall at Chestnut Court, children’s author Janet Nolan will come to SFX the afternoon of Tuesday, Sept. 13 to meet with our 1st-3rd grade students. Janet has penned many informational picture books for students and her newest book, Seven and a Half Tons of Steel, which was just released, is the moving story of how a beam from one of the Twin Towers was used to build a new
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First Week of First Grade!

Welcome to returning families and new families! We had a wonderful first week of school learning about each other and our classroom. Having a desk is a big hit with the students! I have shared some photos in this smilebox. The students in both classes come together for recess and lunch. Our first day was a bit rainy so all of the first graders enjoyed exploring all of the interesting activities in our homeroom. Anoth
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First Day of First Grade!

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Thank you, Room Parents!

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Thank you for a wonderful year!

Please enjoy these photos from the last day of first grade! The students have many memories of first grade…from blasting off to the Moon, fun math, reading, writing journals, EPIC hour, learning Spanish, creating art projects, to having a great time in P.E.! Our faith led our learning, cooperating, sharing, growing, and thriving. We sang to God’s glory, and turned to prayer for our concerns and joy. We th
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Thank you, Mystery Reader!

Pictured is our last Mystery Reader of the year! Thank you so much to all of you for sharing your time and stories with the students. Everyone loved Mystery Readers! This thank you generated with Smilebox
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