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Learning Adventures in First Grade Day 13

Learning Adventures in First Grade Day 13 Thursday, April 2 Good Morning! We hope you had fun yesterday at our group meeting! It was so amazing to see all of you! Parent Information: We will be back with detailed lessons on Monday. Please use Friday to catch up, find some other fun activities, and do whatever your family can do to relax and recharge. We will have an ongoing Zoom whole group check-in and story every W
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Learning Adventures in First Grade Day 12

Learning Adventures in First Grade Day 12 Wednesday, April 1 Good Morning! Happy April Fool’s Day! We have added some fun to your day today—no fooling! ZOOM today! First, we look forward to seeing everyone today at 10:30 on our Zoom call! Please start the day with your prayers. Please write what you are grateful for. Reading: Please read for at least 20 minutes and record it in your reading log. Is there a funny book
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Pete the Cat Read-Aloud

Join Miss Butterworth for a read-aloud of “Pete the Cat” here!
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Learning Adventures in First Grade Day 11

Learning Adventures in First Grade Day 11 Tuesday, March 31 Good Morning! Important Information for Parents: Zoom call on Wednesday, April 1 at 10:30. Please be sure you have received the email invitation to join. If there are any questions, please let us know. The Zoom call will be greeting each other and checking in. Then the students will listen to a story! Mrs. Cobia’s class—Please make sure you respond to the 2n
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Learning Adventures in First Grade Day 10

Learning Adventures in First Grade Day 10 Monday, March 30 Good Morning! Important Information for Parents: We are looking forward to a Zoom classroom call! Both Mrs. O’Keefe and Mrs. Cobia will each Zoom with her own class. Day—Wednesday, April 1 Time—10:30 Please be prepared on your device and look for the invitation.  This call will be about greeting each other and listening to your teacher read a story. Today’s L
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Learning Adventures in First Grade Day 9

Learning Adventures in First Grade Day 9 Friday, March 27 Good morning! Please start your day with prayers. Please write what you are grateful for. Happy March Birthdays! Reading: Please read for at least 20 minutes and record the time in your reading log. Please complete the comprehension portion for Friday in the Reading Comprehension Notebook. Writing: Please write in you spiral notebook or binder about the week.
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Learning Adventures in First Grade Day 8

Learning Adventures in First Grade Day 8 Thursday, March 26 Good Morning! Please start your day with a prayer. Please write what you are grateful for. Reading: Please read for at least 20 minutes and record it on your reading log. Please complete the Thursday part of the Reading Comprehension Notebook. Enrichment activity (optional)—please draw the vocabulary words. Include the 2 words that match on the picture, perh
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Learning Adventures in First Grade Day 7

Learning Adventures Day 7 Wednesday, March 25 Good Morning! It’s Wacky Wednesday today! Please start your day with prayer. Please write what you are grateful for. Reading: Please read for at least 20 minutes and record it in your reading log. Today on Wacky Wednesday try reading in a wacky place! Please complete the Wednesday portion of your Comprehension Notebook. Writing: It’s write a letter Wednesday! Today please
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Learning Adventures in First Grade Day 6

Learning Adventures for First Grade Day 6 Tuesday, March 24 Good Morning! Let’s start with a prayer.   Please complete a page on what you are grateful for. Reading: Please read for 20 minutes (or more) and record it in your log. Please complete the comprehension part for Tuesday in your Comprehension Notebook. You can visualize after you have read the story yourself or reading with someone. If you can, please re
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Learning Adventures in First Grade Day 5

Learning Adventures Day 5 Monday, March 23, 2020 Thank you for all the photos and messages! We want to hear from you. We love teaching and it is helping us to be involved in your child’s learning. We are happy to comment on papers, answer questions, and even say, “hi.” All of your emails are welcome! Please start the day with prayers. Pray for your family and friends and healing for those are sick. Please pray the Ou
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Adventures in Learning in First Grade Day 4

Learning Adventures Day 4 Please continue to send us photos! We will put them on the blog so friends can see each other! Our next post will be for Monday as Friday was a scheduled day off from school. On Monday we will begin adding a science research project. Religion: Please attend Mass online. Please pray for your mom and dad. Please say “thank you” at least 5 times today to them. What are you grateful for today? G
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Learning Adventures in First Grade Day 3

Learning Adventures Day 3 Thank you for the photos, videos, and emails! We love hearing from you and are here for you! When you send a photo please let us know if it is for us or if we may also possibly share it on the blog. We respect that photos are a great way for your child to check in with us so will only share certain photos with permission. Reading: Please read and record in your reading log. Please complete t
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Learning Adventures in First Grade Day 2

Learning Adventures for First Grade Good Tuesday Morning! Let us start with a prayer. Please pray the Sign of the Cross and the Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi. You may wish to add this Morning Offering prayer by Robert Hugh Benson My God, I offer up to Thee my soul and heart And all I do or hear or say And all my work and play. Please talk about or draw what you are grateful for today. Reading: Please read for at le
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Learning Adventures in First Grade

Good Monday Morning! Welcome to Learning Adventures in First Grade! Let us start with a prayer. Peace Prayer of Saint Francis Lord, make me an instrument of your peace: where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; where there is sadness, joy. O divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be con
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Important First Grade News

Important Information for First Grade: Thank you for your support. We have compiled materials for your children to continue learning at home during this time. We know every family is different so we respect your decisions regarding the work. Literacy: The students will read independently and complete the reading log. This will be returned to the teacher upon return to school. There is a “Comprehension Notebook”  to c
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1 O’K NEWS

RELIGION The season of Lent has begun and the children learned that Jesus made good choices. They learned that Lent is a season to prepare for Easter and a time to make loving choices. We learned about loving and unloving choices, and the children learned about the 14 Stations of the Cross which represent events from Jesus’ passion and Death. At each station we use our senses and our imagination to remember Jes
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1 O’K NEWS

RELIGION The season of Lent began on Ash Wednesday. Students attended our SFX Liturgy where  they had  a cross traced on their foreheads with blessed ashes.  Our lives were compared to a caterpillar’s . During Lent, we are like a caterpillar. We try to change to live more like Jesus. We try to do more things  that show we love God our father by praying, sharing with others, speaking kind words, and trying to ch
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1 O’K NEWS

RELIGION Children learned the story of Moses receiving the Ten Commandments from God. Jesus wants us to follow his laws out of love, not out of fear or only obedience. Our PROMISE issue focused on helping children understand the importance of having and keeping rules. It builds on their concrete  experience of rules at home and on the playground to present Jesus’ great Law of Love. Jesus tells us not to just sa
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1 O’K NEWS

RELIGION Children learned to recognize that small things can make a difference. Children learned to shine our light when we love, create, think, and share, so that we brighten the lives of those around us.  Children learned about St, Valentine, a holy priest,  who believed    that God loves everyone very much, and he tried to show God’s love  in his dealing with others. We prayed that we would show love and kin
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1 O’K NEWS

RELIGION The feast of the Presentation of the Lord brings the Christmas-Epiphany season to a close and points us toward Lent and Easter. Mary and Joseph presented Jesus in the Temple and two holy people, Simeon and Anna, recognize Jesus  as the Messiah – promised to be the Savior. The children are challenged to follow the light of Jesus that guides us back to God and to shine Jesus’ light through loving w
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1 O’K NEWS

RELIGION In Sunday’s gospel, Jesus calls Simon Peter, Andrew, James and John to follow him. Jesus offers to teach the sets of brothers to become fishers of men, to help spread the Good News. Jesus wants us to work together to bring God’s love to our world. We discussed many kinds of workers who helped bring God’s love into our world. Jesus loves us and wants us to ask for help when we need help. Mot
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1 O’K NEWS

RELIGION In Sunday’s Gospel, we heard  John the Baptist’s testimony that Jesus is God’s Son, the one who will baptize with the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit helped Jesus do his work on earth. The Holy Spirit helps us to do our work as followers of Jesus. The Holy Spirit guides us to do what is good and the Holy Spirit helps us pray. The children recognized that spirit may describe interests or talent
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1 O’K NEWS

Check the SFX BLOGS for information about Catholic Schools Week  that starts Sunday, January 26. Enjoy the photos of the creative First Graders at  our Tech Art class, HAPPY CREATORS
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1 O”K NEWS

RELIGION In Sunday’s gospel, we meet the Holy Trinity. As Jesus comes out of the waters of the Jordan River, the heavens open. The Holy Spirit rests on Jesus in the form of a dove, and a voice from heaven says, “This is my beloved Son.” The story of Jesus’ baptism reveals the Holy Trinity. PROMISE notes that the Holy spirit helped Jesus do his work. We as Christians are given the Holy Spirit i
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1 O’K NEWS

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!  WELCOME 2020!! RELIGION The lessons this week identified angels as God’s messengers. We learned that Jesus’ name means “God saves.” We recalled that Mary and Joseph said “yes” to God. The children recalled that Jesus came as a human baby as we discussed that the Christmas story is the story of Jesus’ birth. We learned that Jesus came for all people and that
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