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Mrs. Elliot’s First Grade Blog

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you and your families!! I can’t believe it is almost the end of November already! Just one reminder that our class is leading mass on December 8 and all readings went home Tuesday with those students who volunteered to read. Please go over the readings with your student if they volunteered. I am very excited for our students to lead mass!! It will be the Feast of the Immaculate Conc
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Mrs. Elliot’s First Grade Blog

During the month of November, it is a time when we reflect on everything for which we are thankful. I am truly thankful for all of the students and their families and appreciate all of your support for our classroom. I am also very thankful for Mrs. Donahue and all of the support she gives to me and the students. I believe we are all thankful for the opportunity to learn in-person and I am so glad that we have been a
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Mrs. Elliot’s First Grade Blog

It was another awesome week in first grade!! We are learning and growing so much each day.  We have continued with our kindness focus by reading books about how our words can affect others.  We practiced saying thank you, I’m sorry, and giving a compliment.  I hope you are seeing some of these practices at home as well!  We have been using our chrome books more and more each week.  My goal is to get the students comf
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Mrs. Elliot’s First Grade Blog

What amazing weather we had this week!! The students have enjoyed the outdoors by playing in the sunshine, jumping in the leaves, and building stronger friendships! As always, we have been working hard incorporating our chrome books into our learning. The students started Seesaw and Words Their Way online and did an awesome job. I am so proud of their hard work and patience with this technology. For the month of Nove
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Mrs. Elliot’s First Grade Blog

Happy Halloween! In First Grade this week, we have been very busy. We celebrated Crazy Sock and Crazy Hair days, touched and observed moon soil and rocks, and had a Zoom guest to help us with the Our Father prayer. Don’t forget that we also got a chance to show off our Halloween costumes and have a little celebration with crafts, games, and stories. It has been great fun! I also want to thank all of the parents
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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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Mrs. Elliot’s First Grade Blog

Wow, what a week!  First, I want to thank all of you for the outstanding effort in the Boosterthon!  Our class is almost to the $150 PPU goal!!!  The students have earned many class incentives like Crazy Hair Day, Crazy Sock Day, Movie Day, Sports Jersey Day to name a few.  As soon as I get these special days scheduled, I will let you know.  The students did an amazing job running their laps
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Mrs. Elliot’s First Grade Blog

It has been another busy week in our class!  We have been doing iReady Diagnostic testing, reading assessments, subtraction, and learning more about the moon. The students have been enjoying using their chromebooks for different activities.  I sent out an email to most parents regarding headphones that fit over the ears.  The earbuds are a bit of a challenge for the students, so please send in a set of
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Mrs. Elliot’s First Grade Blog 10.5-10.9

  It has been an eventful week in our class!  We had a fire drill, got chromebooks, participated in our teddy bear baptism with Father Rodlin, and continued learning more about the moon. The students will start using the chromebooks next week for several activities.  Login information will be sent home soon so students can access some of the programs at home for extra practice.  Be on the lookout!
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Mrs. Elliot’s First Grade Blog 10/2

     Can you believe it is October already?!?  It has been another week of hard work and fun in our classroom! Today, we participated in an author zoom with Chris Harris and Dan Santat.  The kids really enjoyed learning how the authors create stories by starting with a “what if” question and making Halloween pictures using a few shapes and letters. It was a lot of fun!  &n
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Mrs. Elliot’s Blog Week of September 21-25

Thank you to all of the parents that participated in the virtual Back to School night on Thursday.  It was wonderful to put faces with the important people that the students talk about in class.  We have had another busy week in the classroom.  Just a few reminders:  Please check your student’s Sidekick every day.  Reading logs were a success this week!  Please keep the log in the ORANGE
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Mrs. Elliot’s Blog September 14-18

 We have had another amazing week in first grade!  The students are working hard and having a great time with our fun-filled schedule.  We are learning so much every day.  The students are doing a great job being responsible with their Sidekicks.  Please remember to check the black Home folder every day!  As always, I am enjoying getting to know the students and so excited for the upcomi
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Mrs. Elliot’s First Grade

It has been an amazing week of first grade! The students are doing a great job with all of the safety protocols and procedures.  Thank you for the wonderful emails about the excitement of the students. I am loving every minute as well! Math We have reviewed our number 0-10 through writing, counting, comparing, and using our math tool kits. The kits contain a ten-frame, number chart, number line, cubes (large and
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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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