November 22, 2015

With Thanksgiving coming, we have been looking deeply into the voyage of the pilgrims to the new world on the Mayflower. Some of the first European settlers in America, the pilgrims made the long, dangerous trip to the new world to have the freedom to praise God in the way they wanted. The search for freedom builds on our recent studies on citizenship and how very lucky we are to be free in this country! The First Graders have been reading non-fiction text about the journey of the Mayflower and are practicing finding the important facts and vocabulary. The class also watched an informative video from the Scholastic website. From this research, the students are trying to imagine what the trip across the Atlantic was like by creating a written piece told from the point of view of a Pilgrim child. It was hard to image how long the Mayflower was so we went outside to measure 90 feet. Ask your First Grader some facts about the voyage of the Mayflower. DSCN3245DSCN3246DSCN3250DSCN3244

In First Grade, we continue to work on and practice the concept of subtraction. We played a dice game to make practicing more fun. In your child’s Friday Folder, you will find the baseline subtraction assessment I will be using to gauge growth. The students were given 10 minutes to complete 30 questions. The goal is to do 20 in 1 minute by the end of the year. You will find the time in the corner of your First Graders paper. We will be working on subtraction facts and I hope you will at home as well.DSCN3227DSCN3224

Thank you for your generosity for St. Vincent de Paul. Here is our class collection of donated items.DSCN3243Every morning we start our day with reading!


Some fun moments…DSCN3189DSCN3192DSCN3194

Coming up:

Wednesday, November 25th ~ Thanksgiving party 10:45 ~ 11:30

Monday, November 30th ~ First Grade leads Monday morning prayer at Assembly ~ join us!




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