May 8th-12th

This is the last full week of school and the last weekly message! It is so hard to believe another year has come to an end. Thank you so much for sharing your amazing children with me. I have grown to love them all and I am so proud of all that they have accomplished this year!

In place of sending home Book Bags this week I have asked the students to bring a book from home that they would like to read to the class.  Please help them select a book that they can read independently in 10 minutes or under. Have them practice at home reading with fluency and expression and showing the pictures to their audience.  Please send the book to school each day with your child. I will ask two or three students to read each day through 23rd until each child has had a turn.

PLEASE review spelling words this week. I know that this is a busy time of year and it is difficult to fit everything in. However, last weeks test scores were not as good as they have been in the past. Please help your child prepare for our last spelling test of the year!

Wednesday the 24th will be the last day of school and a 1pm dismissal (NO TIGERS DEN AVALIABLE). We will have Mass followed by field day activities. If you are able to come help out at field day please let me know.

Our "Mad Minute" test for this week will be mixed addition facts.

Please review the spelling words and the new High Frequency Words for the previous weeks that are on the back of the Home Folder.

Please read a minimum of 10 minutes EVERY night. You should use the bag of books I send home along with any books at home that interests your child. It is SO IMPORTANT for the children to practice reading every night in first grade!  

In first grade we really work to develop comprehension skills. Students are learning to retell stories in sequence, using all character's names (without looking back in the book).  They are also learning to make connections to the story, either recalling a similar story (text-to-text) or something that has happened to them (text-to-self).  Please practice these skills after reading stories at home.

Our assessed prayer for second quarter is to correctly say the Glory Be.  

Please return ALL LIBRARY BOOKS BY MONDAY.  Mrs. Schauwecker would like the library books returned the day BEFORE our class visits the library this year. If possible, have your child put them in the drop box outside the library on the way to the gym in the morning.


* PLEASE bring a HEALTHY snack for an afternoon learning break. 

Please return library books on Monday.

Please wear tennis shoes for P.E. (Monday and Friday).

Please return book bags and math homework on Friday (or the last day of school) each week!

PLEASE make sure that all clothing items, backpacks and lunch boxes are clearly labeled with your child's name!  We have already had many forgotten or missing items.


Read for 10-15 minutes EVERY NIGHT!  

Remember to return the book bags along with all other homework on Friday!


Complete the math page and return on Friday. 

Practice the vocabulary and spelling words for each week.


Log onto Connected:  Theme 6 Week 5

Important Dates:

May 19th - Read-a-Thon shirt day

May 24th - Last Day of School!!!  8 am All School Mass; Field Day; 1:00 dismissal with NO Tiger's Den.