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Weekly Letter 5/31/11

1st Grade By May 30, 2011 No Comments

Dear Parents,                                                     May 31, 2011 I hope you all enjoyed the wonderful Memorial weekend – what a taste of summer!  There is still quite a bit to do so I am asking that you continue to require the best work from your children.  Please encourage them to print and color neatly and to take pride […]

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Weekly Letter 5/22/11

1st Grade By May 22, 2011 No Comments

Dear Parents,                                                     May 22, 2011 As you know, we had a WONDERFUL time at the zoo!  Please return your child’s zoo folder back to school, as we are still using them.  We will continue to use them as we study the continents and as we work on our research report. We are starting our last […]

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Weekly Letter 5/16/11

1st Grade By May 15, 2011 No Comments

Dear Parents,                                                     May 16, 2011 What an exciting week – the Spring Musical (performed by 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders), Primary Centers, and our FIELD TRIP! We have finished theme 9 in our reading series and are anxious to start our last theme for the year, however with Primary Centers and our field trip this […]

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Weekly Letter 5/9/11

1st Grade By May 9, 2011 No Comments

Dear Parents,                                                     May 9, 2011 I hope that you all enjoyed a wonderful Mother’s Day! Our May Crowning was beautiful!  The children presented Our Mother with beautiful flowers, we all prayed the rosary and the first and second graders sang beautifully! Our reading strategy this week is questioning.  Reading the title, looking at the pictures […]

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Butterflies, Butterflies!

1st Grade By May 2, 2011 No Comments

The week before Easter the first graders were on butterfly watch.  Our caterpillars had turned into chrysalises and we were very excited.  They waited for us…and today two of them have emerged from their chrysalises and are the most beautiful monarch butterflies we have ever seen! Look closely at the picture of the chrysalis…you can […]

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Weekly Letter 5/2/11

1st Grade By May 1, 2011 No Comments

Dear Parents,                                                     May 2, 2011 I hope that all of you had a very wonderful Easter vacation and a well-deserved rest!  It is so hard to believe we are already in May! Our reading strategy this week is evaluating.  The comprehension skill that will help us with evaluating is story structure.  Knowing the setting, the […]

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Weekly Letter 4/18/11

1st Grade By April 17, 2011 No Comments

Dear Parents,                                                     April 18, 2011 The Jog-a-thon was a great success!  The first graders had fun running, dancing, and eating.  Thank you PTC for such a fun fundraiser! Congratulations to the speech contest semi-finalists:  Sol, Kaylee, Aliyah, Ella, Naomi, Paris, and Matias.  Good Luck! We will spend this short week in review of our spelling […]

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Exciting News in First Grade!!

1st Grade By April 14, 2011 No Comments

Science or Language Arts?  We just read a story in our anthology entitled Butterfly, so of course, Mrs. Vasquez came across some caterpillars and brought them into class.  We have been watching them and feeding them.  Yesterday we came in and one had turned into a chrysalis.  Just before P.E. today, we were lucky enough […]

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Weekly letter 4-11-11

1st Grade By April 10, 2011 No Comments

Dear Parents,                                                     April 11, 2011 We are starting theme 9 in our reading series – Special Friends.  Our reading strategy this week is “monitor/clarify”.  The comprehension skill that will help us with this strategy is noting details.  Using the text, pictures, and paying attention to the “extras” in a story will help us better understand […]

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Weekly Letter 4/4/11

1st Grade By April 3, 2011 No Comments

Dear Parents,                                                     April 4, 2011 Thank you to the parents that were able to help with Primary Centers.  We only have one more left – May 20th! Our field trip to see the play, The Wizard of Oz is tomorrow! We are discussing how to act during a live performance and will be comparing our […]

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