Hello First Grade Parents:
A letter went home in the planner today about our class auction item. Mr. Yorba (Sadie's Dad) will be making a fire pit. Please send in your contribution so he may be reimbursed for his materials.
Reading: Practicing long vowel words- learning that when we add the 'ed' or 'ing' endings to words with a silent e on the end we drop the e and then add the ending...for example- hike---hiking---hiked. I told the students that if they do not know the words with the ending...cover the ending and if the word has one vowel and one letter after the vowel before the ending the vowel is long. This will take a lot of practice... Just be patient reading is a process that takes time.
The stories we are reading this week are: "A Helmet for Hot Rod" and "Race Day"
Writing-Practicing writing a friendly letter...also using First, Then, Next and Finally or Last when writing.
Spelling: baking, baked, smiling, smiled, oh, any, day, good, very, want
Math- Finishing subtraction and fact families---we will still be subtracting for homework.
Religion-Advent-Practicing for Christmas program----Wednesday the 19th at St. Patrick's Church
Social Studies---Changing Communities
Art---Christmas Ornament Art
Have a great week!!!
Hello First Grade Parents,
This week in first grade:
Reading: We are learning to add an 's' to words with a super 'e' ending. We add an 's' to the end of nouns to make it name more than one thing. We also add an 's' to verbs to say what one person does. For example: Lily skates. Our stories this week are: "A Gift I Like" and "The Very Best Gift".
Spelling: bakes, cakes, makes, takes, snakes, bikes, likes, hikes, hopes, ropes
Math: subtracting 3, fact families
Religion: Advent-The four weeks before Christmas-Advent started yesterday
Science-Butterfly Life Cycle--Test on Classifying Animals
Social Studies- Past, Present, and Future
Art- Snowman Art
Have a great week!!
Friday-December 7th----Minimum Day
Christmas Program---December 19th---St. Patrick's Church--- A permission slip will be going out for drivers to help with our practice for the program on the morning of the 19th. Any children in the Christmas program will be dropped off at St. Patrick's on the 19th for practice. Parent volunteers will drive us to school when we are finished practicing.
Welcome back!!! I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving break! I had a great break and feel recharged and ready to finish off the 2nd quarter. Progress Reports went home on Friday the 16th, please write a comment back or see me after school if you have any questions.
This week in 1st Grade:
We are back to homework!! :)
Reading: This week we are focusing on identifying short and long vowel sounds. We are adding in "Super e" at the end of words to learn that when there is a "Super e" at the end of a word the vowel will be long and say its name. For example, kit is a CVC word (consonant, vowel, consonant), but when we add a "Super e" to the end it is now kite, CVCe word (consonant, vowel, consonant, plus e).
Our stories this week are: Ettabetta is Seven! and Toc's Chicken Pox
Spelling Words: game, same, ride, side, said, only, you, out, of, here
Writing: Informational Paragraph--writing about facts
Math-Word problems with subtraction, -2, and starting to work with fact families
Religion: Baptism is a wonderful gift
Science: Animal classification book
Social Studies: Rights and Responsibilities
Art: Ladybug Art
We are responsible for St. Vincent lunches on Friday. I will send home a bag on Thursday.
We are in the Christmas program. The program is on December 19th at St. Patrick's Church.
Have a great week!!
This week in First Grade!!!
Reading- "When the Superkids Pretend" and "The Foolish Giant". This week we are working on maind idea and details. We are also starting long vowel sounds this week.
Writing- Finishing our books about our field trip to Hunter Farms and a descriptive story.
Spelling Words- go, no, so, be, he, me, she, we, hi, flu
The rule we are focusing on is when a word only has one vowel and the vowel is at the end of the word it usually makes the long vowel sound.
Math-Ways to Subtract, -1
Social Studies-American Symbols
Art-Veterans Day Art and starting centerpieces for the Thanksgiving Program
All Veterans are invited to attend our Veterans Day Program on Thursday at 8:30 in the auditorium.
November 14th-Thanksgiving Program---Our class is NOT in the program---we are making the centerpieces for the tables.
November 15th-Kindergarten and 1st Grade-Morning Thanksgiving snack together. We are the pilgrims and the Kindergartens are indians.
+++Also Operation Christmas---2 toothbrushes and 2 dental flosses are due Thursday the 8th.
---Thanksgiving Donations---2 cans of Cranberry Sauce---due Tuesday the 13th.
Homework is due on Thursday!!
If you have any questions, please let me know.
There will be no extended care this Thursday due to finishing the accreditation process.
No school on Friday or Monday
Have a great week,
Thank you to all of the parents that came to our parent-teacher conferences, they all went very well.
Also, thank you to all of the parents that worked the school carnival. I know the students I saw were having a great time!!
I have planned an ambitious schedule considering we have Halloween and All Saints Day Mass.
On Wednesday after the Halloween Costume Parade/Contest we are going to be coloring our own Jack O'Lanterns and writing a short description for them...I tape each pumpkin to the board and put a number under it. Each student reads their description and if we are able to guess which pumpkin is theirs within 3 guesses the student receives 2 pieces of candy. Each student will receive a piece of candy for participating. This takes us awhile, but the students love it and quickly realize how important it is to put some effort into a description.
This week in class:
Spelling: flipped, flipping, stepped, stepping, there, from, be, to, we, or
Reading: We are reading, "Dominic's Apple" and "Yuck! Yuck!"---Problem and Solution
Writing- We are writing a story about our field trip
Grammar- Take a verb and turn it into a noun by adding er....for example- swim...swimmer....The students are also learning that the one vowel, one letter after the vowel applies to adding 'er' at the end words not just 'ed' and 'ing'.
Math- Start the basics of subtraction-counting backwards
Science- All About Animals---Make little notebooks of animal groups
Social Studies--American Symbols
MASS Thursday---All Saint's Mass
October 31st is the last day that shorts may be worn for our uniform. Boys must wear corduroy pants and girls must wear jumpers. Jumpers need to be at an appropriate length. Thank you parents!!
Wednesday, October 31-Class Halloween Party
Thursday, November 1- All Saints Day Mass- 8:15
Friday, November 2-Early Dismissal-12:30
Thursday, November 8- Veteran’s Day Celebration; 12:30 Dismissal
Friday, November 9 and Monday, November 12- No School; Veteran’s Day Holiday
Wednesday, November 14- Thanksgiving Program---First Grade is NOT in this program
Have a safe week,
This week in First Grade:
Homework---I did not send home the Spelling Triangles in the Homework Folder this week...I think some of the words would not fit in the triangle. All of the rest of the homework is the same.
Reading---We are learning the 1,1, 1 rule. If a word has one vowel and one letter after the vowel, one more letter needs to be added to the end of the word before 'ed' or 'ing' can be added. For example: hug, one vowel and one letter after the vowel...one more g needs to be added before adding the 'ed' and the 'ing'. hugged, hugging
If a word only has one vowel and one or more letters after the vowel, the last letter does not need to be doubled. For example: help, helped, helping
Our stories this week are: "The Big, Bad Blob" and "The Monster Under the Bus"
Spelling Words: helped, helping, asked, asking, hugged, hugging, shopped, shopping, grinned, grinning
Writing: Narrative---We will be writing a book about our field trip to Hunter Farms
Math: Finishing Ordinal Numbers, going back to Chapter Four for subtraction. After this week of adding 9 we will start with subtracting 0 in our Homework Folders.
Religion: God created all things to show his love for us
Social Studies:Celebrate America
Science: All About Animals
Art: Witch Art
I'm looking forward to seeing you all this week!
P.S. Don't forget about the book fair!! :)
Hello First Grade Parents!!
Reading-Words that end in 'ed' that have a 't' sound and a 'd' sound. For example--cracked(t) and spilled(d). 'Ed' ending means that something already happened---past tense verb. Our stories are "Flubble Bubble Gum" and "In a Pickle". We will start comprehending the main topic of a text.
Spelling--yelled, smelled, jumped, bumped, look, your, the, was, are, for
Math--Chapter 6-Ordinal Numbers and adding +8.
Religion-Times to praise God and others
Science-All about Animals-Mammals, amphibians, reptiles, insects
Social Studies-Celebrate America---Week 7
P.E.---Catching with scarves
A note went home today from Mrs. Yorba. We have many activities going on that we need help with. We will have sign-ups up for working our Halloween carnival booths, snacks for our Hunter Farms Field Trip, and snacks for our class Halloween party. Please sign-up if you are available. Mrs. Yorba also listed other events that we have coming up throughout the year. Thank you for your help.
Please let me know if you have any questions,
P.S. Report cards go home on Friday. :)
This week in First Grade:
Reading-We are learning the "er" and "ed" ending. For this week the "ed" makes the sound ed...for example, planted or rested. We are reading the short story, "The Best Sandbox Ever" and our main story is "Lily's Desert Project".
I forgot to put the practice words in last weeks and this weeks homework folders. I apologize for this...I will send this home tomorrow in their planners. Please keep this at home for practice.
Spelling- after, never, better, winter, summer, rested, twisted, planted, printed, acted
Grammar-When we add "er" to the end of a verb the verb changes to a noun. For example, kick turns into the noun kicker. We are also learning that when you add "ed" to the end of a verb the verb changes to past tense. For example, kick changes to kicked.
Writing-We will be tasting red apples and green apples and then writing a short opinion on which apple we like the best. We are also starting a narrative story.
Math- We are finishing Chapter 5- Shapes and we are starting Chapter 6-Ordinal Numbers
Religion-Finishing The Rosary
Science-We will take our test on plants and we transition back to Social Studies.
Social Studies- "Who is In Charge"- At home, at school and in our country
Art-Fall pumpkins drawing and painting
Dates Coming Up
October 13th-Report Cards Go Home
October 16th-No School-Teacher Training
October 17th-20th-Minimum Days-Teacher Conferences
October 24th-Field Trip to Hunter Farms
Have a great week!!
Happy October 1st Grade!!
We are moving right along!! The class is working so hard.
Reading- We will be reading, "Oswald Pretends" and "Fiddlesticks" Our story works on the ng and le words. We will be associating the letters le with the "l" sound. We will also be discussing rhyming words and antonyms. Since Fiddlesticks is a fantasy we will compare and contrast reality and fantasy.
Writing- Opinion-Use a word web to give reasons as to why a certain season is their favorite. Use the web to write at least 3 sentences about their favorite season supporting why that season is their favorite.
Spelling-bubble, little, candle, pickle, do, have, show, how, me, a
I discussed with students that our le words follow the pattern- vowel, consonant, consonate, le
Math- Chapter 5- Shapes and patterns-Please keep practicing math facts at home. Addition with +6 went home today....addition and subtraction is something we practice all year.
Religion- We will be learning the different parts of the Rosary since October is the Month of the Rosary-We will also be practicing Hail, Holy Queen-our prayer for this month. If you would like to say the Rosary at home, but need help in knowing the different parts to the rosary...there are many free apps that can help you and your child.
Science-Finishing Five Senses
Social Studies-Who is in Charge?---parents, police officers, judges, principals---different people are in charge at different places.
Family envelopes, pictures, and volunteer hour information went home today. Also, student council is sponsoring a fundraiser for Riley Hanson. Riley Hanson was a sixteen year old high school senior at El Cap who passed away. Students may wear yellow for free dress on Wednesday for $1. Yellow was Riley's favorite color. She attended preschool here. All proceeds will be donated to her memorial fund.
Have a great week,
This week in first grade
Reading- Identify final ng words, Read "Golly Went Sniffing", "Super Scrub-a-matic", "Super-Duper Golly"
Writing-Research Paper---Learning what research is....our paper is on Yaks. If we finish our research paper we will start writing opinions.
Spelling- king, sing, thing, hang, bang, sang, long, song, hung, sung
Math-We just finished Chapter 3-addition....test will go home this Friday.
We are skipping Chapter 4 for now...Chapter 4 is subtraction and I want us to get more fluent with our addition before we start subtraction. Chapter 5 is Shapes and Patterns...I will send home info about chapter 5.
Religion-We Give Praise to God
P.E.--We are still working on balance, following directions, step and throw, and catching.
Have a great week!!!