Owlet News

March 15

Trisomy 18 Support: We <3 Lyla!

Earlier this school year, Lyla's family came into our classroom to share with us Lyla's life story and specific needs she has as being diagnosed with Trisomy 18. Her mom, dad, and two younger siblings presented many wonderful pictures sharing adventures and experiences Lyla has encountered and things that she loves. She has overcome many obstacles and has had a very busy life for a first grader. Lyla has such an amazing spirit, and we hope to honor that spirit and show support for our friend by wearing purple on Friday. Please see the link below if you are interested in learning and teaching your child more about Trisomy 18.

On Friday, March 18th we are going to show our support and honor our dear friend Lyla by wearing PURPLE!

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Junior Achievement

Junior Achievement is an nonprofit organizations dedicated to educating students in grades k-12 about entrepreneurship, work readiness, and financial literacy. Students participate in hands-on activities to learn about the economics of life. Mr. Petersille is our first grade volunteer and is here throughout this week. Students have been learning about families and are currently learning the differences between a NEED and a WANT.
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Field Trip!

The first grade class will be taking a short field trip to the Viterbo Fine Arts Center on Tuesday, March 22, to see the children's play, Are You My Mother, based on the book by P.D. Eastman. We will leave at 11:45 right after lunch and return at around 1:45. No chaperones are needed for this trip. PLEASE HAVE YOUR CHILD WEAR HIS OR HER FIRST GRADE T-SHIRT!
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Lost and Found

There are many items in the lost and found (located in the cafeteria). Please encourage your child to look there for missing items. You are more then welcome to stop and check for missing items as well. Eventually, the pieces will be donated. I will let you know when I hear more about that date.


In math students are working on different ways to make 10. I believe this to be one of our most important units. Developing this fact fluency with ways to make 10 is the foundation for future math work in our curriculum. Games are one of the best ways to help build this understanding. We have worked on a couple new games and have reviewed some older games as well. I highly recommend playing these games with your child at home!

Reading and Writing

We continue to work on the same story this week Tomas Rivera, which is why students didn't have a new homework packet. We will continue to work on our long o vowel teams -ow, -oa. We are also working on sequencing of events while reading and writing. Students have worked on the writing process and have created a non-fiction writing piece focusing on the process for making crayons. Students are definitely improving on their writing skills and they are so proud of their work!


Storybook Character Day: MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

One of our biggest and most exciting days at La Crescent-Hokah Elementary school is almost upon us: STORYBOOK CHARACTER DAY! This is a special day to honor our school's annual event Bringing Books to Life Night. This year these special events are on Thursday, April 7th. Students can begin thinking about their favorite storybook character and a costume to wear that Thursday. To support students' feelings of safety and security in our building, violent or frightening costumes are not acceptable. Students should bring a copy of the book to school that day, as well. I will be sending home a letter to explain this day in more details.

We are in this together!

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