23 ~ Prayer & Pick Up 1C Rosary in the lower church at 2:10pm
23 ~ STREAM night at 6pm
26 ~ Sunday Mass at 9:30 wear your uniform and earn a tag day
27 ~ Mass at 9am for Catholic Schools Week
28 ~ early release day
30 ~ Parent Appreciation Breakfast at 8am in the HUB and 1C classroom visit follows
Dear 1C Parents and Students,
It's been a wonderful few weeks of learning. I love the January curriculum because we focus on non-fiction texts and writing an informative paragraph. If your child has not logged into Reflex, then it’s a perfect time to recommit learning those fast facts.
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to email. Love, Ms. Federico
Reading Understanding the organization of non-fiction books will build comprehension. Non-fiction books have certain text features (different fonts, captions, headings, vocabulary, facts, information, table of contents, index, charts, graphs, maps, glossary). Also, comprehension of informative texts includes understanding the main idea and supporting details. Students will be reading many non-fiction books and we are lucky to have a subscription to Time for Kids magazines and RAZ-kids for a wide variety of titles.
Science We are studying animal adaptations. The objective for this unit is for students to be able to understand that an animal’s traits allow the animal to survive and produce offspring. Students will examine an animal’s physical traits, otherwise known as structural traits. Also, we will learn behavioral traits, otherwise known as instincts. Both allow the animal to:
Ø get air
Ø find food and water
Ø build or find shelter
Ø protect themselves against predators (camouflage, play dead)
Ø tolerate extreme weather (ex. grow fur to stay warm or hibernate)
Ø move from place to place (migrate)
Ø communicate/signal with others in their group or with their young
MONDAY ~ gym ~ please come to school in your gym uniform
TUESDAY ~ music and Spanish
WEDNESDAY ~ STREAM
THURSDAY ~ Library ~ please return your borrowed book each week
FRIDAY ~ art
Always a fun day...Picture Day!
This student is working on her small moment narrative during writing workshop.
These students are in the plan stage of the engineering design process. Students collaborate on possible solutions to a problem we read about in a story. We call this engineering a story.
Thank you to all who donated so generously to our FUN RUN! The First Graders ran their hearts out for our wonderful school! We were all smiles!
At Saint Joseph Elementary School we...
Seek God first * Strive for academic excellence
Share our gifts and talents * Serve each other and our world
In 1C we follow the Mission Statement whole-heartedly. The Mission guides behaviors and expectations for teaching and learning. In 1C we have only one rule, The Golden Rule, which is treating others the way you would like to be treated. That’s all you will ever need to remember.
ALLERGY note: We are an allergy aware school. In 1C we will be peanut, tree nut, and coconut free classroom.
Parents, please pack your child's morning snack in a separate brown bag. The morning classroom snack will be peanut, tree nut, and coconut free. For lunch, your child can enjoy all foods.
Reflex math is an online program to reinforce math facts. When students know their math facts, then it is easier to solve word problems.
RAZ is an online program with many books and comprehension questions.
Engineering Design Challenge to build the tallest tower using 15 cups. Just one of our fun centers at the Halloween Party. Thank you to all the parents for helping us!
Is there anything better than pajama day on a freezing day?
Acknowledging Officer John, from the Needham Police Department for serving our country in the Marine Corps. We are thankful for you on Veterans Day and always.
We shopped til we dropped! Thank you to the parent volunteers who made this one of the best Santa Workshop days!