Our upcoming week will be filled with Lenten traditions and observances as we prepare for Easter. We completed our timelines of the life of Jesus with the Last Supper and His death on the cross. Our Activity Day on Tuesday will be to make a stations of the cross booklet with symbols and representations of Christ’s journey. On Thursday morning, we will take part in a prayer service and see the middle school Passion Play. I have heard some children mentioning their “Lenten bouquets” — thank you for helping your children to see that small sacrifices can make a big difference!
We will finish up our unit on digestion and the body next week, having learned where digestion starts — our teeth. Our social studies unit will be centered around the story “Me on a Map”, which will lead us into oceans, continents and a review of directions and compass roses. We will be making our own maps here at school, but if you have any interesting maps you would like to share, please send them in. (maps of the mall, the zoo, museum, etc.)
A note about homework: In first grade,your children should be spending an average of 10 – 15 minutes on homework each night.
Dates to remember:
Thursday, March 26 — READING CELEBRATION
Friday, March 27 — DFE closing. Noon dismissal.
Thursday, April 2 — end of 3rd quarter
Our Emperor for next week is Arianna.
Enjoy the chilly spring weekend,