First Grade Weekly Update

The emergency evacuation drill is this Friday, April 5.  All students will need to be picked up by someone listed on their emergency form.  Please refer to the schedule  here.   There will be no Share and Care Friday afternoon.

As part of our lenten journey, first graders have been learning about different recipients of aid from the Rice Bowl each week.  Ask your child to tell you the story of Norma (Guatemala), Annet ( South Sudan to Uganda), and Christyan (Sri Lanka to India.)  Rice Bowls will be collected before Easter. 

A visit from the Alameda Free Library will happen on Tuesday, April 2.  We also will have Art Docent on Tuesday afternoon.

On Wednesday, April 17, we will be walking to the Alameda Free Library for an Earth Day field trip with the rest of the school to see a presentation of Penguins.  

We will be going to the Chabot Space and Science Center on Friday, May 3.  Information will be forthcoming.

Here is a look at what we are working on this week:

English Language Arts:

  • read  It’s So Hot, The Wish, Would You Rather Be?, Which Animal is Which
  • sight words:  their    now    always    because    been
  • contractions with isam, and are  (it’s,  I’m,  I’ll)
  • Explanatory Writing:  How to


  • 2 dimensional shapes 
  • defining attributes for shapes
  • identify, name, describe and compare 3D shapes
  • fractions  (1/2,  1/3,  1/4)


  • Lent
  • forgiveness
  • The Lord’s Prayer


  • Why do stars come out at night?

Dates to Remember:

March 18-free dress for March birthdays

April 5-Emergency Drill-No Share & Care

April 12-Faith Families

April 15-free dress for April birthdays

April 16-Stations of the Cross, 2 p.m.

                 Mini Maker Faire, 5-7:30 p.m.

April 17-walking field trip to Alameda Theatre

April 18-Seder Meal/Minimum Day

April 19-28-Easter Break

April 30-Fun Run kickoff

May 3-field trip to Chabot Space and Science Center

May 9-Celebration of the Arts/Spring Concert

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