A Note From Your First Grade Teachers
First Grade Connections
March 16th, 2017
Dear First Grade Families, 

Congratulations to all of our fine performers! Last week's Suessical the musical was a huge success. We were very proud of the students during their dress rehearsals and the big show. This week marks the start of our spring field trips. As part of Farms and Markets on the Coast unit, the first grade classes wll be taking a field trip almost every week. A package of permission forms will be coming home in the next few days and the driver/chaperone sign ups will be posted shortly. Please check you calendars and join us when you are available. This is a great time of year to grab those extra honorable hours.

We hope you have enjoyed the beautuful weather this week and look forward to seeing you at the upcoming end of second-trimester conferences on  March 23rd and 24th . Please follow the link below to sign up if you haven't done so already. 
Please note:  Thursday, March 23rd  is a minimum day for students and there is no school for students  on Friday, March 24th . Please review Extended Day offerings on these days.


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 and activities can help you get started.

  • Using small objects like Cheerios or buttons, have your first grader count, add and subtract numbers to 20. Make sure they are putting them in groups of 10's and adding on.
  • What is schema? How do you use schema to help you understand stories?
  • Let's brainstorm some words that start with S blends, L Blends and R Blends.
  • Why do scientists have to order their results?
  • What farm do you live closest to?
Thanks to our Mystery Reader
Petra Patton 
Mom of Marshall
Tomorrow: Parent Education Workshop

Distraction, Multi-Tasking and Time Management, Friday, March 17th, 8:30 - 9:30 a.m., Think Tank. Research shows that media multitasking while studying and learning can have a negative impact on our children's academic performance. Speaker Laurie Schoeffler, Student Support Coordinator, will provide tools to work around media disruption.

Extended Day Program
Noon Dismissal and Conference Day
Our Extended Day Program (EDP) will be open: 
  • Minimum (Noon Dismissal) Day, Thursday, March 23rd, from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Theme: Go Fly A Kite! Cost: $11.00 per hour. 

  • Conference Day, Friday, Friday, March 24th, from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Theme: Let’s Go Ride! Bikes & Scooters (Helmets required). Cost: $11.00 per hour. 
"Spring is nature's way of saying "Let's Party"!" ~ Robin Williams
Musical Photos
Only Today: You Shop, Amazon Gives 5%
Thursday, March 16th, Amazon will donate 5% (10 times the usual donation rate) of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Sea Crest School  as they celebrate their #1 ranking in customer satisfaction by the ACSI.  Click here,  shop and HELP US RAISE FUNDS FOR THE SCHOOL!
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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