First Grade Weekly Update
It was a pleasure meeting you all on Wednesday at Back to School Night. I look forward to partnering with you during this first grade year.
- First grade begins the full day schedule on Tuesday. Students should eat a good breakfast before coming to school. Remember to send a nutritious snack labelled with their name in addition to lunch or Choice lunch.
- We will celebrate mass on WEDNESDAY with the entire school. Students should have an SPN sweater/sweatshirt and no shorts.
- Remember to read the SPN handbook: https://www.spnalameda.org/for-parents/parent-handbook/ and return the sign-off page distributed at Back to School Night.
- Students need to be in line by 8 a.m. ready to start their day in order not to be marked tardy.
- Picture day is on Friday. Please return the order form any day up to and including Friday. Students should wear an SPN white shirt with SPN sweater/sweatshirt.
Here’s a look at what we will be working on this week:
- handwriting practice
- short a sound, as in cat & jam
- picture sorting with consonant sounds
- begin reading The Flat Cat
- STAR Early Literacy Test
- September Number Corner: counting and recognizing numbers 0 to 30 with an emphasis on understanding teen numbers are made of 1 ten and some more. Work in groups of 2, 5, and 10. Unitize-think of 10 items as a single unit called a ten.
- count by 5’s
- graphing, organizing & interpreting data
- count forward & backward by 1’s and 2’s
- problem solving
- counting tally marks
- creating artwork for September 8 Peace Mass in honor of First Responders
- RESPECT yourself, others and things
- CONTRIBUTE to the learning environment
- What is the bible?
Dates to Remember:
- September 2: Labor Day Holiday
- September 3: full days begin, 8-3:10 p.m.
- September 4: All School Mass, 8:30 a.m., mass uniform (SPN sweater/sweatshirt and no shorts)
- September 6: Picture Day
- September 10: Dine & Donate @ Tomatina
- September 19: free dress with Fun Fair shirt (available for sale in the office $5)
- September 20: no school for students
- September 21: Fun Fair
- September 23: September birthday free dress