January 28th-February 1st
Happy Catholic Schools Week!
Thank you to all of the parents that attended and/or helped with the auction. It was a fun night and a great way to celebrate our school.
Reading: "Buster is Back" and "Buster's Surprise" We are working on setting and how to tell how people in the story feel, without the characters actually saying how they feel. We are also working on comparing things by adding 'er' and 'est'.
Spelling Words: don't, won't, can't, before, girl, boy, two, four, about, over
Writing-A personal narrative
Math-Addition and Subtraction up to 20---less, more, fewer...In the homework---Subtraction -8
Science-Working on reading a thermometer, making a thermometer. Working on our Science Fair Project: Which Color Can Keep You the Coolest? Our project will be up on display on the sixth at the Science Fair or up in our room after that.
Art---Finish our Seasons Tree Art
Activities this week---
Monday---Jeopardy with our Faith Family
Tuesday---Buddy Day---Blue and White Free Dress---No Hot Lunch---Rally
Wednesday---Cherish Luncheon---No Hot Lunch---We will perform "Spoons" for Senior Citizens during luncheon.
Thursday---"Souper" Bowl---Bring a canned food item for Catholic Charities---Wear favorite sports attire---any sport
Friday---Drop off students at St. Patrick's Church--12:30 dismissal
Progress Reports go out next week!!! :)
Thank you all for sending your child/children to OLM School!!
Have a great week!!
January 22nd-January 25th
This week in First Grade:
Reading: We have started contractions using n't. The way that I taught the students this was...For example: is not.....I said we take the word is and scoot the word not over next to it...isnot....then we get rid of the letter o and in the o's place we add an apostrophe....is not...to isnot...to isn't. We are reading, "Icky's Play" and "The Spingle Spangle Talent Show". Now that we are really into reading, I'm pushing the students that are ready to read with expression. Other students are practicing reading fluently-trying to not stop and sound out words that they have seen a bunch.
Writing-Planning a Personal Narrative---We will write a narrative together this week, step by step. Next week they write their own.
Grammar- Forming Compound Words- bedtime, seashell, playground---turning two words into one word.
Spelling Words: isn't, didn't, hasn't, hadn't, aren't, wasn't, weren't, haven't, couldn't, wouldn't
Math--Finishing Counting on-numbers to 20...if we have time we will start Chapter 8---adding and subtracting to 20.
Religion- Finishing up Jesus is God's Son and starting We Celebrate the Eucharist
Science--Weather and Seasons, using a thermometer
Social Studies-Changes in Transportation
Art---Seasons Tree Art
P.E.--Rhythm Sticks/Spoons---Practicing for Catholic Schools Week-Cherish Luncheon
This week for homework---Please choose whether you would like to write sentences or write the spelling words three times each. Since this is a short week both are not required, just one.
Saturday, January 26- Parent Club Auction
January 27- February 1- Catholic Schools Week
Sunday, January 27- Mass at St. Patrick’s- 9am
Tuesday, January 29- Blue/ White Free Dress Day; Buddy Day (all gifts should be under $2), Bring your lunch
Wednesday, January 30- Bring Lunch---Cherish Luncheon will be in cafeteria so students will eat lunch outside.
Friday, January 31st- School Mass at St. Patrick’s at 8:15AM...drop all students off at St. Patrick's at 8:00
January 14th-January 18th
Hello First Grade Parents!!!!
This week in class:
Reading: Our stories this week are: "Let's Put on a Play" and "The Contest:A Play". We are focusing on the vowel pairs of 'ea', 'ee', 'oa' and 'ue'. We are also working on homophones- two words that sound the same, but are spelled differently. Our homophones are: see,sea---sale, sail---meet,meat---week, weak
Spelling Words: blue, tie, heat, keep, would, could, some, one, new, were
Math: Place-Value Chart, converting ones to tens, knowing that if you have the number thirteen, thirteen is one ten and three ones.
Religion:We Celebrate the Gift of Eucharist
Social Studies-Civil Rights-Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday-January 15th
Science: Weather and Seasons--Using a thermometer
Art: Finishing Owls
P.E.: Rhythm Sticks---Learning a song called spoons to play for Cherish Luncheon during Catholic Schools Week
Last week Report Cards went home. Please let me know if you have any questions.
Have a great week!!!
P.S. The homework changed a little bit. I replaced Spelling Triangles with writing a sentence for each spelling word. Please try to start sentences with a word other than "I".
Happy New Year!!!
Thank you all so much for all of the gifts you sent for me. I felt spoiled and loved. I hope you all had a great Christmas and break.
I didn't hear any complaints about being back in school!! We slowly eased our way back into school today. We started our day off with mass and then later on the students all went to computer and library.
This week in class:
Reading: We are learning that when vowels are together the first vowel usually makes the long sound. We talked about these vowels being pairs. This week our vowel pairs are "oa" and "ai". I tell the students, " When two vowels go walking the first one does the talking." We are reading, "Lily's Little Boat" and "The Little Horse".
Writing: Opinion----Generate ideas about a topic, support opinion...finish with a paragraph about if they like playing inside or outside better.
Spelling: mail, tail, nail, rain, train, boat, coat, float, load, and road
Math: Numbers to 20- Counting, writing, and spelling numbers to 20, working with numbers in a place value chart, knowing how many tens and how many ones in a number and figuring out the difference between two numbers. Also, in the homework folder I added a number line to help students with subtraction. Please leave the number in their folder.
Social Studies: Life Long Ago---How children's lives were different
Art--Snow Owls and snowflakes
Report cards go home on Friday
Friday is Pajama Day!!! Students will also eat pancakes. Its going to be a great day!! Minimum Day!!
Have a great week!!