I hope you all had a great three day weekend!!!
Busy week in 1st Grade!!
Thanksgiving Program-Wednesday Night-Please wear your Sunday best to the program.
We are also in charge of the centerpieces for the tables, they are cute turkeys.
We will also have a little snack on the 16th with the Kindergarteners...Thank you to our room parents for making this so fun!
Reading- "Ettabetta is Seven" and "Toc's Chicken Pox" We are working on main idea and details. We will also read, "The Great Turkey Race" and talk about the parts of a story (Characters, setting, problem and solution).
Spelling- game, same, ride, side, said, only, you, out, of, here
This week we are learning about the silent 'e' on the end of words. The silent 'e' makes the vowel say its name or pronounce the long vowel sound.
Grammar-practicing adding 'ed' at the end of words and learning how to use the suffixes 'ness' and 'less'. For example-sickness, helpless
Math-Practicing ways to subtract
Religion- We are Thankful
If you have any questions please let me know.
Have a great week,
This week in First Grade!!!
Reading- "When the Superkids Pretend" and "The Foolish Giant" We will be focusing on the headings in an informational story about lost things...and then figure out the main idea and two details of the story. We are also starting the 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
Science-What Animals Need-food, air, water and a place to live
We will also be singing, "God Bless America" for the veterans on Thursday Morning----all Veterans are invited to attend at 8:30 in the auditorium
November 15th-Thanksgiving Program---Our class is in the program---we also make the centerpieces for the tables.
November 16th-Kindergarten and 1st Grade-Morning Thanksgiving snack together
+++Also Operation Christmas---2 toothbrushes and 2 dental flosses are due Thursday the 9th
---Thanksgiving Donations---2 cans of Cranberry Sauce---due Thursday the 9th
Homework is due on Thursday!!
If you have any questions, please let me know.
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!!
NO HOMEWORK THIS WEEK!!!! I will have the students work extra hard to finish our Backpack Pages during class. We will still have a spelling test. I would also like to have one more week in class to work on adding nine. We have a flu bug going through our class and it is a tiring/exciting week...I think it would be nice for the students to just read and practice spelling, but nothing formal needs to be turned in.
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-Practice addition with nine.....also start the basics of subtraction-counting backwards
Science- What do Animals Need?
MASS WEDNESDAY---All Saint's Mass
From now on---Shorts may not be worn for a uniform---Boys must wear corduroy pants and girls must wear jumpers. Jumpers need to be at an appropriate length. We have a few girls who have grown since the beginning of the year and their jumpers are short. Thank you parents!!
Have a safe week,
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 Parts of a Plant---Children must know that plants have roots, a stem, leaves and a flower. The roots help keep the plant in the ground and take in water, the stem moves the water up the plant to the leaves, the leaves make food for the plant and the flower has the seeds so more plants may grow.
Our Hunter Farms Field Trip will be on October 24th.---This is during Red Ribbon Week so we will be in red for free dress that day.
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
Science-Parts of a Plant
Have a great week!!!
This week in first grade
Reading- "Ben's Shop" and "What Can You Get With a Nickel?"
Review-itch words and words with "sh" and "ch"
New Sounds-words with "wh" that make the /hw/ sound
Spelling Words- where, what, why, when, which, who, cash, dash, crash, trash
Writing-Question words-writing your own questions and answering them using our spelling words
Math-Chapter 3- Ways to add, also learning that 4+2 = 2+4
Science-Living and Nonliving-5 Senses Test...Start-Parts of a Plant
Religion-What does God's word teach us? Gods word comes from the Bible
P.E. Dancing inside---if cool enough throwing outside
Please see me if you have any questions about the Progress Reports that went home on 9/11.
St. Vincent lunches on Friday---I will send a bag home on Thursday
Have a great week,
P.S. Please remember that working on Math Facts---Counting and practicing addition is an ongoing thing that needs to be done all year. :)
Thank you to all of the parents that came to Open House on Sunday. It was wonderful seeing all of you.
Reading-Ettabetta's Radish Patch and The Patch-it-up-Shop
We are still working on words with the "ch" sound including those that we spell "tch". This week we have added words with the "sh" sound. We are also working on personal and possessive pronouns.
Spelling Words: fish, wish, rush, brush, I, my, she, her, he, his
The first four words are our pattern words and the last six words are memory words. The reason we have the word, I, on the spelling test is to get students in the habit of capitalizing I when it is by itself.
Writing: Draw and write about something you did. Capitalize place names and edit sentences that have errors.
Math: Chapter 3-We are learning different ways to add-Counting on, using a number line, and using touch points. If you have never heard of touch math please watch this video on you tube. youtu.be/_ScFPmvLQ1Y
Religion-Mother Mary-Mary's Birthday is on Friday
Science-Five Senses-Living and Non-Living Things
P.E. Throwing and Catching
Hope you have a great week!
Friday-All School Mass to celebrate Mary's Birthday
Friday-Progress Reports Go Out :)
4th Week of 1st Grade!!
Reading-We finished the Review of Kindergarten today and started with our 1st Grade material. All of the students should have brought home their review book in their planner for you to see.
This week we are reading Cass's Cat and Help.
Writing-Work on selecting a topic for a narrative, write down events in order
Spelling Words this Week- bunch, lunch, inch, pinch, ranch, branch, chip, chop, chick, check
Math-Math Test on Chapter 2...We will begin Chapter 3 on Wednesday which is learning different ways to add.
Social Studies-Test on Rules
Science-5 Senses, Living and Nonliving Things
Religion- Things we see in Church
Art-The Day the Crayons Quit-Coloring/Drawing Project
P.E.-Dance inside---It's Hot!!
Picture Day-Tuesday or Wednesday---Depends how far they get on Tuesday---I will let you know if they did not get to us on Tuesday
Thursday-Spirit Free Dress-Wear OLM T-Shirt
Saturday-90th Year Reunion Dinner
Sunday-10:00 Mass at School...Open House-11:30-1:30...Carnival 11:30-1:30...Lunch 11:30-2:00
Monday---Happy Labor Day!!!
Have a Great Week!!
Thank you for sending your child to OLM School!
P.S. I start calling in for Jury Duty tonight...say a prayer for me :)
Our first week of homework!!! This is a long blog...but important :)
Homework- The first page of the homework folder has a menu/guideline for one way that your child can complete the homework. One week of homework is given to you all at one time, but the menu is laid out in a way to not overwhelm your child and get them use to completing nightly homework. In 2nd grade homework is completed nightly and returned the next day. I do give out a packet because sometimes 1st graders have a bad day and can't handle any homework on one of the days and they can make-it-up on other days. Folders are due every Friday.
Each week you will find one Backpack Page that is for practicing Reading Fluency...try to read this everyday. The other 3 Backpack pages are for practicing spelling. Only return backpack pages 4 and 5 this week...keep the fluency and the cards to practice.
In addition to the Backpack Pages I have asked that your child write the spelling words and circle the vowels in the spelling words and also write some sentences using the spelling words. We will start simple and as the year goes on our Homework Menu will become a little more demanding to prepare for 2nd Grade.
This week we start with Math Facts... adding zero...please return all four math fact papers. You will find a yellow paper with numbers...this is good practice to stay on top of counting/writing numbers. When your child gets to multiplication they will already have their 2's, 5's, and 10's down.
The last bit of homework to be returned is the Reading Log. Please read to your child or have them read to you. This may include if they get on the Superkids Website, if they practice our High Frequency Words(list in the folder with explanation), or if they practice our short vowel words(also found in the homework folder). You will be surprised at how much an extra 15 minutes of reading will help your child. Those who do not read everyday will be falling behind by November. Thank you for your help in getting your child to read fluently.
Please leave the Homework Menu, High Frequency Words, and the numbers in the folder.
This week in the folder return: 4 math facts pages, spelling circle the vowels, 2 sentences written using a spelling word in each sentence, Backpack pages 4 and 5 and the Reading Log.....This will become very repetitive and smooth as the weeks go by.
If you have any questions please come see me.
This week in class:
Reading: "Get Fit" and "We Like Sports" We will work on Memory Words: of, no, was, put, said
Adding the letter "s" to the end of words when there are more than one
Compare and Contrast our two stories
Spelling Words: big, dig, hop, mop, tug, rug, cat, flat, best, nest
If the b's and d's are reversed the word will be marked wrong.
Writing: Adding details to a sentence, writing a list, and writing sentences about what they play and what they like to do
Math- We completed Chapter 1 and started Chapter 2--an information sheet went home today in the planner about Chapter 2.....Chapter 2 is about number bonds....learning how to take two parts and adding them to make a whole. For example, 7+3=10....7 is a part, 3 is a part and 10 is the whole.
Religion-Parts of a Mass
Social Studies- What is a Rule? Who makes the rules? Why do we follow rules? Vocabulary Words-Responsibility, Rule, Voting
Art-Tying in Science with Art- Parts of a Plant Drawing/Color/Label
P.E.-Skipping, Hopping, Jumping
Things to remember:
Friday-Minimum Day-Free Dress for $1-Money goes to SPCA
Lunch with Mercy Raffle-$1-Going on all week during lunch
Have a great week,