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 is, am, 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)
- 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