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1OK Fabulous First Grade

We’re having so much fun in this Fabulous First Grade! Reading This weather is such a blessing and we managed to sneak in some extra outdoor time! Our class won some awesome prizes with our Fun Run efforts and we took advantage of our outdoor reading time on Thursday. Ask the kids about taking reading class outside!! We have also been working hard on our strategies to decode tricky words and continuing to
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1 OK Fabulous First Graders

It was a short but busy and FUN week for this fabulous first grade! We started off Monday with our Fun Run. A big thank you for all of the support shown for this important school fundraiser. The kids had a great time and our class earned several fun prizes that will be rewarded to them over the next couple of weeks. We rounded out our short week with a super fun Halloween dress up day. It was amazing to see all the k
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1 OK Fabulous First Graders

These amazing first graders had a great week!  Writing We have had some exciting writing work shops! We are learning to give our stories a beginning, a middle, and an end and to give our characters life and movement in the stories. In addition, these courageous kids have shown tons of enthusiasm in sharing their stories with the class! We are so proud of them! MathIn math we are finishing up our lessons on numbe
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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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1 OK Fabulous First Graders

We had another great week in first grade! In Math, students are tackling number bonds and creating addition and subtraction sentences. In Religion, we are learning to listen for God speaking to us in quiet times, in nature around us, and in people who love us. In Science we are continuing to study the moon, documenting it each night in our moon journals. During the week we even made our own models of the earth and th
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Teddy Bear Baptism

Our first graders enjoyed a treat this week as we participated in a pretend “teddy bear baptism” at school. I am pleased to share that the bears all cooperated and were on their best behavior! We thank Fr. Rodlin for visiting us this week to take part in this very special event. Be sure to take a peek at the photos below documenting the day. I hope students are having a wonderful holiday weekend with thei
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1 OK FABULOUS FIRST GRADERS

Another wonderful week of First Grade! Sidekicks are coming back and forth,  we are all wearing masks, bringing water bottles, extra masks, paper bags and beach towels. Thank you for your help with all of these new items. Our class now has two Art classes a week and two Art teachers, we are very lucky. Religion – God our Father is Holy is our new Chapter. Students learned that  Moses is an important figure in t
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1 OK FABULOUS FIRST GRADERS

THANK YOU for joining me for our Virtual Back to School Night. It was a pleasure to meet with you and present our First Grade curriculum. Your children are so darling, sweet, and co-operative. They are learning about the rules and procedures for First Grade. They are doing an amazing job of practicing social distancing, washing their hands, not sharing supplies and following direction. Please continue sending three e
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1 OK Fabulous First Graders

Another week with the awesome First Graders! We continue learning and practicing our rules and procedures for First Graders: Social Distancing, washing hands, not sharing supplies and following directions. Please continue sending 3 extra masks, a water bottle, paper bag for masks during eating, and a beach towel for outdoor eating. The towels go home on Friday for cleaning and are returned to school on Monday. SIDEKI
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1 O’K FABULOUS FIRST GRADERS

This has been an awesome week!!  We have been learning our rules and procedures for attending school during a pandemic. Social Distancing, washing hands, not sharing supplies and following specific directions are not easy for First Graders. Please continue to send 3 extra masks for your chid, a brown paper bag for mask storage during snack and lunch, a water bottle, and a beach towel for outdoor eating. The towe
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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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1 O’K NEWS

Our First Days of First Grade were filled with smiles and laughter. We had a wonderful year and learned so much , including  reading, writing, math, and science. We also strengthened our Faith and Hope in God, our Father, learning about our Religion and our world. Thank you to our Room Parents for organizing countless treats, parties, Mystery Readers  and special events. Thank you to a special parent who organized ou
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Learning Adventures in First Grade Day 51

Learning Adventures in First Grade Day 51 Tuesday, June 9, 2020 Good Morning! Message for Parents and Students! ****Please take a photo of your child on the last day of first grade and send it to your teacher by 4pm on Tuesday to be included in the blog.**** Today is the last day of First Grade!!! It has been a memorable year. You are our first class that we have ever taught in school and with e-learning. You are a s
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Learning Adventures in First Grade Day 50

Learning Adventures in First Grade Day 50 Monday, June 8, 2020 Good Morning! Important Information for Parents: Zooms: Monday (Today) Mrs. Cobia’s class—optional Zoom from 9:00-9:30 (The link will be in an email) Tuesday–Mrs. O’Keefe’s and Mrs. Cobia’s classes—10:00 Please be prepared to share a memory from the year. You may want to show a page from your memory book. This is our final Zoom for the year. Please
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FAREWELL TO FIRST GRADE 1 O’K

Thank you to all the wonderful families who shared our First Grade school year. It has been an honor  to be your child’s teacher, I love  each of my darling students. and have missed being with them every day as our unusual school year abruptly ended in – school learning. . The children grew academically, spiritually and physically. We had an abundance of fun  learning, playing, and praying together. Than
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Learning Adventures in First Grade Day

Learning Adventures in First Grade Day 49 Friday, June 5, 2020 Good Morning! Important Information for Parents: Please note the new Zooms!! Zooms today: Small Reading Groups with your teacher. This will be the last reading group of the school year! Zooms next week: Mrs. Cobia’s Class: (You will be receiving an email with these Zoom invitations) Monday, June 8–9:00-9:30 Optional time to check in or say, &#
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Learning Adventures in First Grade Day 48

Learning Adventures in First Grade Day 48 Thursday, June 4, 2020 Good Morning! Important Information for Parents: As the school year winds down, we really hope to focus these last days on Religion and Writing. Whether or not you are able to keep the pace of these lessons, we hope your child will complete them at some time. The Religion book was important for your children and we hope that they complete the book. Work
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Happy Virtual Field Day

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 We’ll see you for prayers at 8:30 and wish you a happy virtual field day! We hope you have fun today! Happy Birthday!    
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Learning Adventures in First Grade Day 47

Learning Adventures in First Grade Day 47 Tuesday, June 2, 2020 Good Morning! Important Information for Parents: Mrs. Cobia’s class—Zoom call today at 9:00 (Please use the link emailed to you yesterday) No Wednesday Zoom calls due to field day! Lessons will resume on Thursday. Thursday Zoom Office Hours: Mrs. Cobia from 9:30-10:00 Mrs. O’Keefe from 10:00-10:30 Student Lessons: Please begin your day by joi
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Learning Adventures in First Grade Day 46

Learning Adventures in First Grade Day 46 Monday, June 1, 2020 Good Morning! Important Information for Parents: No class Zooms on Wednesday due to Field Day! Mrs. Cobia’s class will be rescheduled for Tuesday, June 2 at 9:00. You will receive a link today by email. Student Lessons: Please begin your day by joining Miss Barrett, teachers, and friends for prayers at 8:30. Please write what you are grateful for. Lessons
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Learning Adventures in First Grade Day 45

Learning Adventures in First Grade Day 45 Friday, May 29, 2020 Good Morning! Important Information for Parents: Hopefully, you picked up your materials yesterday or will do so today! We know your children will be excited to see what was in their desks and lockers. Please note that your child will be using 2 books next week for school work that are in the package. One is the religion book, Christ Our Life, and the oth
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Learning Adventures in First Grade Day 44

Learning Adventures in First Grade Day 44 Thursday, May 28, 2020 Good Morning! Important Information for Parents: Student Lessons: Please begin your day by joining Miss Barrett, teachers, and friends for prayers at 8:30. Please write what you are grateful for. Lessons are found here: Thursday, May 28 Lesson Plan Yoga: Yoga Kids! https://vimeo.com/422932174/571016c1cf Photos:
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Learning Adventures in First Grade Day 43

Learning Adventures in First Grade Day 43 Wednesday, May 27, 2020 Good Morning! Important Information for Parents: Class Zoom today at 10:30 Student Lessons: Please begin your day by joining Miss Barrett, teachers, and friends for prayers at 8:30. Please write what you are grateful for. Lessons are found here: Wednesday, May 27 Lesson Plan Photos:  
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Learning Adventures in First Grade Day 42

Learning Adventures in First Grade Day 42 Tuesday, May 26, 2020 Good Morning! Important Information for Parents: We hope you had a fun and relaxing 3 day weekend! Class Zoom calls on Wednesday at 10:30. Student Lessons: Please begin your day by joining Miss Barrett, teachers, and friends for prayers at 8:30. Please write what you are grateful for. Lessons are found here: Tuesday, May 26 Lesson Plan Please attend thes
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Learning Adventures in First Grade Day 41

Learning Adventures in First Grade Day 41 Friday, May 22, 2020 Good Morning! Important Information for Parents: Zoom small reading group calls today if your child is in a group with Mrs. Cobia and Mrs. O’Keefe. Please have your child come prepared with the completed activity. We want everyone to attend whether the activity is completed or not! No School on Monday. Lessons will be back on Tuesday! Student Lessons: Ple
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