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Mrs. Elliot’s First Grade Blog

What a beautiful week! The snow is finally start to melt and the sun has been shining! We have been enjoying playing with friends and trying some new ways to learn in the classroom. We want to wish a happy birthday to Charlie!!! Religion This week, we continued to color a cross every day to signify a way that we are honoring Jesus such as saying an extra prayer, helping others, doing something without being told, or
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Mrs. Elliot’s First Grade Blog

It was a very short week, but full of activities. We started the school week with Ash Wednesday. After watching a special mass, the class received ashes. We “buried” the Alleluia, started thinking about what we can do to show our love for Jesus, and talked about what Lent means. There was A LOT of snow and we were able to take advantage of the huge piles of it outside. Inside the classroom, we have been w
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Mrs. Elliot’s First Grade Blog

What a week of celebration!!! This week, we celebrated our 100th day of school and Valentine’s Day. We counted to 100 by ones, twos, fives, and tens and writing our numbers. We did 100 exercises, have read over 100 books, read 100 words, and much more. The students wrote about what they would be like at 100 years old! It was so much fun to celebrate our 100th day of school. For Valentine’s Day, we celebra
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Mrs. Elliot’s First Grade Blog

This week has been full of celebrations! We celebrated Catholic Schools Week, finishing our midyear assessments, and our first grade friend, Brier, who is now cancer-free!!! Students celebrated through activities, projects, riddles, and dress up days!! SFX is the best!! February is Black History Month and we have started learning a new quote and biographical information about an influential African American historica
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Mrs. Elliot’s First Grade Blog

I am so excited to be back in the classroom with the students!!! This week has been full of midyear assessments, new units, and lots of laughs. February starts next week and there will be some new changes in our classroom!! I will be starting a literacy block on Mondays and Fridays to focus on small group instruction for the students. The students will also be required to read longer for the week and return reading l
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Mrs. Elliot’s First Grade Blog

This week concluded remote learning!!! We will be returning to in-person learning on Tuesday, January 19. Everyone did an amazing job with remote learning, but I know that the students cannot wait to get back to the classroom. Please read the email with the checklist of items to be returned to school on Tuesday. If you are missing an item, please let me know. Math We worked on subtraction up to 20 this week by explor
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Mrs. Elliot’s First Grade

Happy New Year!!! I hope everyone had a restful break with family!! I am so excited to be back and hear about the students’ holiday breaks. This has been another wonderful week of remote learning. The students are becoming very comfortable with their chrome books, Seesaw, and Zoom!! Please let me know if you have questions about any of the assignments. Literacy This week, the students started learning about non
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Mrs. Elliot’s First Grade Blog

It has been a great week of remote learning! Applause to the students and the parents for working together to make it a successful week!! It was wonderful to see all of the smiling faces, hear the giggles, and watch as the students became more confident in submitting their assignments. We want to wish William, Mary Grace, Nora, and Dillon a very Happy Birthday!! They will be celebrating their birthdays during the bre
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Mrs. Elliot’s First Grade Blog

What a marathon week! There were so many activities and fun things happening at SFX!! There were Christmas socks, sweaters, hats, glowing necklaces, and reindeer antlers. There was a Santa playing the saxophone, Santa and Mrs. Claus visiting us while we drank hot chocolate, and a Santa on the roof on our last day!! The students loved every minute of it and are so excited about the holiday season!! I want to thank eve
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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, 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 bag to scho
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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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