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First Grade Newsletter September 26, 2019

Next Week, We Will Learn About…

Religion: The Church

Reading: Story Elements

Spelling: Short “I” Words

Math: Ordinal Numbers

Social Studies: Our Lives, Past and Present

Next Week’s Spelling Words*

  1. pin

  2. win

  3. hit

  4. sit

  5. miss

  6. kiss

  7. sad

  8. map

  9. be

  10. ride

    * Due to the Walkathon, there will be no Spelling Test next week. Students are still responsible for doing their weekly Spelling homework.

Calendar Reminders

  • Friday, September 27

    • 1st Chicken Nugget Lunch payment due

  • Wednesday, October 2

    • Chicken Nugget Lunch

  • Friday, October 4

    • Walkathon

    • 12:30 Dismissal

    • First Variety Lunch Payment Due

Walkathon

Our annual Walkathon is Friday, October 4. Please read the flyer in this week’s Thursday folder for more information.

Remind

Please be sure you have joined our class on the Remind App. We will be using this app for communication. If you do not have a smartphone, you can sign up for text or email alerts. Extra instructions are being sent home for families who have not yet signed up.


La Próxima semana aprenderemos sobre…


Religión: La Iglesia

Lectura: elementos de la historia

Ortografía: Palabras cortas "I"

Matemáticas: Números ordinales

Estudios sociales: nuestras vidas, pasado y presente

Palabras de ortografía de la próxima semana*

  1. pin

  2. win

  3. hit

  4. sit

  5. miss

  6. kiss

  7. sad

  8. map

  9. be

  10. ride

    * Debido al Walkathon, no habrá examen de ortografía la próxima semana. Los estudiantes aún son responsables de hacer su tarea de ortografía semanal.


Recordatorios de calendario

  • Viernes, el 27 de septiembre

    • Primer pago de almuerzo de Chicken Nugget (trocitos de pollo)

  • Miercoles, el 2 de octubre

    • Almuerzo de Chicken Nuggets (Trocitos de Pollo)

  • Viernes, el 4 de octubre

    • Caminata

    • 12:30 P.M. Salida

    • Primer pago de almuerzo “Variado”

Caminata
Nuestro Caminata anual es el viernes 4 de octubre. Lea el folleto en la carpeta del jueves de esta semana para obtener más información.

Remind
Asegúrese de unirse a nuestra clase en la aplicación Remind. Usaremos esta aplicación para la comunicación. Si no tiene un teléfono inteligente, puede suscribirse para recibir alertas por mensaje de texto o correo electrónico. Se están enviando instrucciones adicionales a casa para las familias que aún no se han inscrito.

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Hispanic Heritage Month 2019

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St. Mary’s Catholic School is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month! Each class was assigned a notable Hispanic man or woman to study. First Grade learned about Dr. Sergio Torres Bayona. Dr. Torres is a neurosurgeon from Colombia. He became famous for winning the Young Neurosurgeon of the Year Award in September 2019. Dr. Torres won this award for his research on brain cancer. Dr. Torres accepts his award with humility. He says his award is the result of hard teamwork. His advice to students is to study hard and remained focused on your dreams. He does not consider himself especially smart, but he says he is able to accomplish his goals through hard work and persistence. We are inspired by Dr. Torres’s example. We enjoyed learning about him. Below are some pictures from our presentation on Monday, September 23, 2019.

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First Grade Newsletter September 19, 2019

Next Week, We Will Learn About…

Religion: God Our Father

Reading: Story Elements

Spelling: Short “A” Words

Math: Comparing Numbers

Science: Light and Shadows

Next Week’s Spelling Words

  1. Dad

  2. Sad

  3. Nap

  4. Tap

  5. Sack

  6. Back

  7. Man

  8. Mat

  9. Too

  10. Over

Notes and Reminders:

  • St. Mary’s School is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month! The first grade class will perform our presentation on Monday, September 23. Students with a speaking part have received a copy earlier this week. Please continue to practice your child’s part at home. Presentations will start at 8:15 A.M. on Monday. All are welcome to attend.

Upcoming Events

  • Friday, September 20:

    • 12:30 Dismissal

    • 1st Pizza Lunch payment due

  • Monday, September 23:

    • Hispanic Heritage Month presentation - 8:15 A.M.

    • Picture Day

  • Wednesday, September 25

    • Pizza Lunch

  • Friday, September 27

    • 1st Chicken Nugget Lunch payment due


La Próxima semana aprenderemos sobre…


Religión: Dios Padre Nuestro

Lectura: elementos de la historia

Ortografía: Palabras cortas "A"

Matemáticas: comparación de números

Ciencia: luces y sombras

Palabras de ortografía de la próxima semana

  1. Dad

  2. Sad

  3. Nap

  4. Tap

  5. Sack

  6. Back

  7. Man

  8. Mat

  9. Too

  10. Over

Notas y Recordatorios

¡St. Mary’s School celebra el Mes de la Herencia Hispana! La clase de primer grado llevará a cabo nuestra presentación el lunes 23 de septiembre. Los estudiantes con una parte hablante han recibido una copia a principios de esta semana. Continúe practicando la parte de su hijo en casa. Las presentaciones comenzarán a las 8:15 a.m. el lunes. Todos son bienvenidos para asistir.


Próximos Eventos

  • Viernes, el 20 de septiembre:

    • 12:30 p.m. salida

    • Fecha limite para pagar el almuerzo de Pizza

  • Lunes, el 23 de septiembre

    • Presentación del Mes de la Herencia Hispana a las 8:15

    • Día de Fotos

  • Miércoles, el 25 de septiembre

    • Almuerzo de Pizza

  • Viernes, el 27 de septiembre

    • Primer pago de almuerzo de Chicken Nugget (trocitos de pollo)

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First Grade Newsletter September 12, 2019

This Week’s News:

Next week we will begin Spelling. Students will get their words each Monday. The weekly Spelling test will be on Fridays.

Next Week’s Spelling Words

  1. man

  2. cat

  3. hat

  4. mat

  5. ran

  6. can

  7. up

  8. down

Notes and Reminders:

  • Please help your child remember to turn in his/her Homework folder every day.

  • Homework is posted to the Remind app daily. Our class code is @mskoguts1

Upcoming Events

  • Saturday, September 14: Home and School Backyard Barbeque, 4:00 - 7:00 P.M.

  • Thursday, September 19: $2 Tag Day. Students who bring in $2 may dress out of uniform.

  • Friday, September 20:

    • 12:30 Dismissal

    • 1st Pizza Lunch payment due


Noticias de esta semana


La próxima semana comenzaremos a deletrear. Los estudiantes recibirán sus palabras cada lunes. La prueba de ortografía semanal será los viernes.

Palabras de ortografía de la próxima semana

  1. man

  2. cat

  3. hat

  4. mat

  5. ran

  6. can

  7. up

  8. down

Notas y Recordatorios

  • Ayude a su hijo a recordar entregar su carpeta de tareas todos los días.

  • La tarea se publica diariamente en la aplicación Remind. Nuestro código de clase es @mskoguts1


Próximos Eventos

  • Sábado, el 14 de septiembre: barbacoa en el patio de la casa y la escuela, de 4:00 a 7:00 p.m.

  • Jueves, el 19 de septiembre: $2 Día sin uniforme. Los estudiantes que traen $2 pueden vestirse sin uniforme,

  • Viernes, el 20 de septiembre:

    • 12:30 p.m. salida

    • Fecha limite para pagar el almuerzo de Pizza

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First Grade Newsletter September 5, 2019

This Week’s News:

We are diving into our learning.

Homework has started this week. Math homework will start Monday, September 9. Spelling homework will start Monday, September 16.

St. Mary’s will use the Remind App this year. Look in your child’s Thursday folder for information on how to sign up.

Notes and Reminders:

  • Back to School Night is tonight! I look forward to seeing you then.

  • Please remember to return your child’s Homework Folder DAILY.

  • Please return your child’s Thursday Folder every week.

Upcoming Events

  • Thursday, September 5: Back to School Night

    • 6:00 - 7:00 P.M. Grades PK-5th (Presentations starting at 6:00, 6:20, and 6:40)

    • 7:00 P.M: Home and School Association Meeting

    • 7:30 - 8:30 P.M: Grades 6th-8th

  • Saturday, September 14: Home and School Backyard Barbeque, 4:00 - 7:00 P.M.


Noticias de esta semana

Nos estamos sumergiendo en nuestro aprendizaje. La tarea ha comenzado esta semana. La tarea de matemáticas comenzará el lunes 9 de septiembre. La tarea de ortografía comenzará el lunes 16 de septiembre. St. Mary's usará la aplicación Remind este año. Busque en la carpeta de los jueves de su hijo información sobre cómo registrarse.

Notas y Recordatorios: ¡La noche de regreso a la escuela es esta noche! Espero verte entonces. Recuerde devolver la carpeta de tareas de su hijo DIARIAMENTE. Por favor devuelva la carpeta de los jueves de su hijo todas las semanas.


Próximos Eventos

  • Jueves 5 de septiembre:Noche de Regreso a la Escuela

    • 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Grados PK-5to (Presentaciones comenzando a las 6:00, 6:20 y 6:40)

    • 7:00 P.M: Reunión de la Asociación de Hogar y Escuela

    • 7:30 - 8:30 P.M: Grados 6º a 8º

  • Sábado 14 de septiembre: barbacoa en el patio de la casa y la escuela, de 4:00 a 7:00 p.m.

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First Grade Newsletter August 29, 2019

This Week’s News:

Welcome back to school! I am excited for this year! We are going to learn lots of new and exciting things!

Notes and Reminders:

  • 1st Grade has Technology class on Fridays. Students will need their headphones starting this week.

  • 1st Grade has P.E. class on Tuesdays.

Upcoming Events:

  • Monday, September 2: Labor Day - No School

  • Thursday, September 5: Back to School Night

    • 6:00 - 7:00 P.M. PK - 4th grades

    • 7:00 P.M.: Home and School Association (HSA) meeting

    • 7:30 - 8:30 P.M.: 5th - 8th grades

Noticias de esta semana: ¡Bienvenido de nuevo al colegio! Estoy emocionado por este año! ¡Vamos a aprender muchas cosas nuevas y emocionantes! Notas y recordatorios:  1er grado tiene clase de tecnología los viernes. Los estudiantes necesitarán sus auriculares a partir de esta semana. 1er grado tiene P.E. clase los martes. Próximos Eventos: Lunes 2 de septiembre: Día del Trabajo - No hay clases Jueves 5 de septiembre: Noche de Regreso a la Escuela 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. PK - 4to grado 7:00 P.M .: reunión de la Asociación de Hogar y Escuela (HSA) 7:30 - 8:30 P.M .: 5º - 8º grado

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First Grade Newsletter June 6, 2019

Next Week We Will Learn About

  • Religion: The Holy Trinity

  • Reading: Review of 1st Grade Skills

  • Grammar: Contractions

  • Math: Review of 1st Grade Skills

  • Social Studies: Good Citizenship

Calendar Reminders

  • Friday, June 7: Wine and Cheese Social (Adults Only), 6:30 - 8:30 P.M., School Library

  • Monday, June 10:

    • 1. $2 Tag Day. Students who bring in $2 may come to school out of uniform. Please consult the handbook for appropriate items to wear. Please note that students may not wear short shorts or shirts with spaghetti straps.

    • 2. Pizza Lunch

  • Wednesday, June 12:

    • 1. 1st Grade End of Year Party, 1:30 - 2:30 P.M.

    • 2. NO HOT LUNCH

  • Thursday, June 13:

    • 1. Last Day of School!

    • 2. 12:30 P.M. Dismissal - NO AFTERCARE. All students MUST be picked up by 12:30 P.M.

Save the Date

The first day of school for the 2019-2020 school year is Tuesday, August 27, 2019.

End of Year Party

Our End of Year Party will be Wednesday, June 12 at 1:30 P.M. in our classroom. Parents are welcome to celebrate our achievements with us.

Classroom Lost & Found

We have several unmarked P.E. uniform sweatshirts (sizes small and medium) in our class Lost & Found bin. Please check at home to make sure these are not yours. All unclaimed sweatshirts will be donated to the Used Uniform Closet at the end of the year.

First Grade Poetry Books

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In honor of National Poetry Month in April, the first grade class partnered with Studentreasures to write and publish a poetry anthology. We wrote haikus, couplets, acrostic poems, diamante poems, bio poems, and color poems. On May 28, 2019, we received our published copies in the mail. We are proud of our hard work. We are published poets!

First Grade Newsletter May 30, 2019

Next Week We Will Learn About

  • Religion: We Give Glory to God

  • Reading: Sequence of Events

  • Grammar: Contractions

  • Math: Review of 1st Grade Skills

  • Social Studies: Good Citizenship

Calendar Reminders

  • Friday, May 31: Deadline for Parent Volunteer Hours

  • Wednesday, June 5: Chicken Nugget Lunch

  • Thursday, June 6: Eric Energy In-School Science Field Trip, 1:30 - 3:00 P.M.

  • Friday, June 7: Wine and Cheese Social (Adults Only), 6:30 - 8:30 P.M., School Library

Next Week’s Spelling Words*

  • joy

  • toy

  • boy

  • spoil

  • coin

  • join

  • dawn

  • cause

  • toward

  • circle

    * Test will be Monday, June 3. This will be the last spelling test of the year.

Last Day of School

Our last day of school is Thursday, June 13. This is a 12:30 Dismissal Day. There will be NO aftercare on this day. Thank you.

Air Conditioning

We are blessed to have classrooms with air conditioning. As the weather gets hotter, we will be using our air conditioning. Please be sure your child brings a school sweater to school if the air conditioning will make him/her cold. Thank you.

Field Day

On Wednesday, May 29, 2019, St. Mary’s School celebrated Field Day. First Grade’s class color was orange. In the morning, we got to rotate through stations and play fun games. We raced in a scooter relay, had fun with a Go to Work relay race, rolled inflatable tires in a tire relay, and so many more. We enjoyed all of these games. We had a hot dog cookout for lunch. In the afternoon, we cheered for our favorite team in the 8th Grade vs. Faculty kickball game. Field Day was so much fun! We thank Mrs. Wright and all the parent volunteers who helped plan this day and make it so enjoyable.

National Colonial Farm Field Trip

On Wednesday, May 15, 2019, the first grade class took a trip back in time to visit National Colonial Farm in Accokeek, Maryland. This tour allowed us to time travel to the 1770s and learn about how people lived in colonial times. We got to see inside a house and kitchen and see the farm structure. We learned about which modern conveniences were not available back then. We had a fun time exploring our country’s colonial roots and learning about life in the past.

First Grade Newsletter May 23, 2019

Next Week We Will Learn About

  • Religion: The Holy Spirit

  • Reading: Compare and Contrast

  • Grammar: Contractions

  • Spelling: ““oy” and “oi” words

  • Math: Probability

  • Social Studies: Economics

Calendar Reminders

  • Friday, May 24:

    • 1. 12:30 P.M. Dismissal

    • 2. Permission slip and money ($5) for the in-school science field trip due. Extra forms are available if needed.

  • Monday, May 27: Memorial Day - No School

  • Wednesday, May 29: Field Day

  • Friday, May 31: Deadline for Parent Volunteer Hours

Next Week’s Spelling Words*

  • joy

  • toy

  • boy

  • spoil

  • coin

  • join

  • dawn

  • cause

  • toward

  • circle

    * Test will be Monday, June 3.

Volunteer Hours

Reminder: Parent Volunteer hours are due Friday, May 31. Please contact Mrs. Burneston in the school office if you have any questions. Thank you.

Field Day

Our End of Year Field Day is scheduled for Wednesday. May 29 (rain date Tuesday, June 4). First grade students are to wear their P.E. shorts and an orange shirt. Thank you.

Wine and Cheese Social

St. Mary’s is hosting a free adults-only wine and cheese social on Friday. June 7. Come and join us from 6:30 - 8:30 P.M. in the school library. Please RSVP by Friday, May 24 to HLAVALOS@AOL.COM

First Grade Newsletter May 16, 2019

Next Week We Will Learn About

  • Religion: Mary, Mother of the Church

  • Reading: Compare and Contrast

  • Grammar: Contractions

  • Spelling: “Aw” and “Au” words

  • Math: Fractions

  • Science: Earth’s Seasons

  • Social Studies: Economics

Calendar Reminders

  • Saturday, May 18: St. Mary’s Car Raffle, 11:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.

  • Wednesday, May 22: Pizza Lunch

  • Friday, May 24:

    • 1. 12:30 P.M. Dismissal

    • 2. Permission slip and money ($5) for the in-school science field trip due. Extra forms are available if needed.

Next Week’s Spelling Words

  • haul

  • claw

  • cause

  • paw

  • saw

  • dawn

  • cool

  • soon

  • air

  • enough

Volunteer Hours

Reminder: Parent Volunteer hours are due Friday, May 31. Please contact Mrs. Burneston in the school office if you have any questions. Thank you.

Field Day

Our End of Year Field Day is scheduled for Wednesday. May 29 (rain date Tuesday, June 4). First grade students are to wear their P.E. shorts and an orange shirt. Thank you.

First Grade Newsletter May 9, 2019

Next Week We Will Learn About

  • Religion: The Church

  • Reading: Compare and Contrast

  • Spelling: “OO” words

  • Math: Fractions

  • Science: Earth’s Seasons

Calendar Reminders

  • Friday, May 10: 12:30 P.M. Dismissal

  • Wednesday, May 15: Field Trip to National Colonial Farm - Accokeek, Maryland

  • Thursday, May 16: :A Celebration of the Arts” Concert and Performances - 7:00 PM

  • Saturday, May 18: Car Raffle

Next Week’s Spelling Words

  • broom

  • room

  • pool

  • cool

  • soon

  • moon

  • hood

  • took

  • laugh

  • ever

Field Trip

Our field trip is Wednesday, May 15. Students are to wear their P.E. uniforms. Students need to bring a bag lunch with a drink. Thank you.

End of Year Testing

Our end of year testing schedule has changed. First grade students will be taking their Math test on Monday, May 13, and Thursday, May 16, with a make-up day on Friday, May 17. Please be sure your child is here on time on those days. Thank You.

First Grade Newsletter May 2, 2019

Next Week We Will Learn About

  • Religion: Jesus Sends His Spirit

  • Reading: Sequence of Events

  • Spelling: “OO” words

  • Math: Graphing

  • Social Studies: Economics

Calendar Reminders

  • Monday, May 6: Field Trip permission Slips and money ($10) due

  • Wednesday, May 8:

    • Car Raffle Tickets Due

    • Variety Hot Lunch - Spaghetti and Meatballs with Garlic Bread

  • Friday, May 10: 12:30 P.M. Dismissal

Next Week’s Spelling Words

  • book

  • took

  • look

  • hood

  • cook

  • wood

  • town

  • mouth

  • earth

  • bear

Parent Volunteer Hours

Reminder: Parent Volunteer Hours are due Friday, May 31. Please contact Mrs. Burneston in the office if you have questions.

End of Year Testing

First grade students will take their End of Year Scantron tests on Friday, May 10 (Reading) and Friday, May 17 (Math). Please be sure your child is here on time on those days. Thank You.

First Grade Newsletter April 18, 2019

Next Week We Will Learn About

  • Religion: Easter

  • Reading: Poetry

  • Writing: Poetry

  • Spelling: ow” and “ou” words

  • Math: Graphing

  • Science: Night and Day

Calendar Reminders

  • Friday April 19- Friday, April 26: Easter Vacation

  • Monday, April 29: Classes resume

  • Wednesday, May 1:

    • Chicken Nugget Lunch

    • Poetry Book Orders Due. Even if you order online, you still need to return the order form with the online confirmation code. Extra order forms are available if needed.

  • Thursday, May 2: $2 Tag Day. Students who bring in $2 may come out of uniform. Please refer to the school handbook for acceptable clothing to wear.

Next Week’s Spelling Words

  • cow

  • how

  • town

  • out

  • mouse

  • mouth

  • her

  • burn

  • gone

  • been

School Supplies

Please check your student’s pencil case and backpack over the holiday break. Many students need new crayons, folders, erasers, and/or Spelling notebooks. Thank you.

Upcoming Due Dates

  • Wednesday, May 1: 1st Grade Poetry Book Order Forms Due. Even if you order online, you still need to return the order form with the online confirmation code. Extra order forms are available if needed.

  • Monday, May 6: National Colonial Farm Field Trip Permission Slip and Money ($10) due

  • Wednesday, May 8: Car Raffle Tickets Due

First Grade Newsletter April 11, 2019

Next Week We Will Learn About

  • Religion: Easter

  • Reading: Poetry

  • Writing: Poetry

  • Spelling: R-controlled vowels

  • Math: Money

  • Social Studies: Our Environment

Calendar Reminders

  • Wednesday, April 17: Pizza Lunch

  • Thursday, April 18: 12:30 Dismissal

  • Friday April 19- Friday, April 26: Easter Vacation

  • Monday, April 29: Classes resume

Next Week’s Spelling Words

  • her

  • fern

  • bird

  • dirt

  • fur

  • burn

  • fork

  • corn

  • from

  • beautiful

Report Card Envelopes

Please sign and return your child’s report card envelope if you have not already done so. Thank you.

Upcoming Due Dates

  • Wednesday, May 1: 1st Grade Poetry Book Order Forms Due

  • Monday, May 6: National Colonial Farm Field Trip Permission Slip and Money ($10) due

  • Wednesday, May 8: Car Raffle Tickets Due

First Grade Newsletter April 4, 2019

Next Week We Will Learn About:

  • Religion: Easter

  • Reading: Poetry

  • Writing: Poetry

  • Spelling: R-Controlled Vowels (-OR)

  • Math: Money

  • Social Studies: Our Environment

Calendar Reminders:

  • Friday, April 5: 12:30 Dismissal

  • Tuesday, April 9: Report Cards Distributed

  • Wednesday, April 10: Variety Hot Lunch - Chicken Wings and Fries

  • Thursday, April 11: $2 Tag Day

Next Week’s Spelling Words

  1. born

  2. corn

  3. cork

  4. fork

  5. horn

  6. pork

  7. barn

  8. art

  9. nothing

  10. thought

Easter Vacation

Thursday, April 18 is the last day of school before Easter Break. It is a 12:30 Dismissal Day. School will resume on Monday, April 29.

Poetry Books

In celebration of National Poetry Month, 1st grade will be writing and illustrating our own poetry book. Order forms are being sent home this week for parents interested in buying our book. Order forms are due Wednesday, May 1. Thank you.

Kindness and Good Citizenship Campaign

St. Mary’s School is embarking on a campaign to spread kindness and good citizenship throughout the school. Each classroom decorated their doors to reflect this theme. For First Grade’s Door, we voted on a quotation about kindness (as found by the students) for the bottom of our door. Our selected quote is, “Kindness is like a heart that will never go away.” Building on the theme of hearts, we each got a heart made of construction paper and wrote about what kindness means to us. Some students said “Kindness is hugging”, “Kindness is helping others”, “Kindness is loving Jesus”, and “Kindness is sharing”. We discussed all of our examples and made a promise to try to live out these and other acts of kindness in our daily lives, both inside and outside of school.

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Ecosystems

First grade has been learning about different ecosystems. An ecosystem is an environment in which living (plants and animals) and nonliving things live together. Some ecosystems we studied were deserts, forests, rainforests, oceans, coral reefs, and mountains. First graders worked in groups to learn about their chosen ecosystem. We presented our findings in the form of a picture of our ecosystem. Our drawing included at least 2 plants and at least 4 animals who call that ecosystem home.