A Note From Your First Grade Teachers
First Grade Connections
January 26th, 2017
Dear First Grade Families, 

We are not slowing down for a moment! Our Neighborhood Study is keeping us incredibly busy. Even though we didn't make it to the water treatment plant last week, we were able to learn about the process in class and completed an amazing follow up activity in the iLab and our classrooms. This week we walked down Main Street, Half Moon Bay to research the things we will need for our neighborhood build, the week of February 13th.

Thanks so much for sending in raw cardboard shoeboxes (not shiny because the paint doesn't stick). Please keep them coming, along with all the other wonderful recycled items that you think might be useful to us. Additionally, thank you for supporting us with our Community Faces project, by encouraging your children to complete them each week and sending them back on time. You will be delighted to see them presented all together at our Academic Celebration on February 17th.


Your First Grade Team
Stephanie Hanepen, Lesley Stevens and Vienna Klingele 
What We Have Been Learning
Ask Your Child About

Talking with your child is the best way to support classroom learning. The following questions can help you get started.

  • Looking at solid shapes: Does it roll? Does is stack? Does it slide?
  • What decoding strategies can you use to figure out challenging words?
  • What is a digraph? Give me an example? Let's brainstorm some words!
  • What is the difference between wants and needs?  What are goods and services?

Optional Homework Package links are listed below. The most current link is listed first. 
Upcoming Events
Beach Walk/Trail Hike,   Tuesday January 31st. 

Mid-Year Address,  Thursday, February 2nd, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Kohrs Family Center. 
A look at the present and future of our school, launching the strategic plan and dynamic teacher presentations.

K-1 Parent Education:  Healthy Resilience, Monday, February 6th, 6:30 p.m., Think Tank.,  Speaker:  Licensed Clinical Psychologist  Keely Sikes  Rollings,  a Sea Crest parent for 13 years! A workshop series for Kindergarten and First Grade parents as an opportunity to help their young children develop healthy self-esteem, resilience and school relationships.

Ladies Night Out (Aka Moms, Martinis and More!),  Thursday, February 9th, 7 :30 p.m., Home of Amy Ramsey.  Join the women of Sea Crest and all of our favorite Coastside girlfriends for a fun-filled, well-deserved evening of eating, drinking and laughter!  Tickets are $75 per person.  Click here to sign up.

Sweetheart Dance,  Saturday, February 11th 6:30 - 9:30 p.m., Kohrs Family Center. A special evening for all Sea Crest daughters and a parent, or other important role model! Tickets are $40 per pair with $20 for each additional person. A sign-up sheet and payment box is located near the front desk until  Wednesday, February 8th. Please email  Tanya Gulesserian with any questions.

Neighborhood Build,  Monday, February 13th - Friday, February 17th.

Valentine's Day Celebration,  Wednesday, February 14th, Pizza Lunch/Card Delivery (No Class Party).

Academic Celebration,  Friday, February 17th, 8:30 a.m.
Thanks to our Mystery Readers
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How to Reach Us
If questions ever arise, please do not hesitate to reach out! We are available by email at:  shanepen@seacrestschool.org lstevens@seacrestschool.org  and  vklingele@seacrestschool.org . Email is our preferred method of communication. We will check our email after school daily. If there is an emergency, please call Cathy at the front desk, at  650.712.9892 .
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