February 11th - February 15th
Thank you to all of the students that attended Mass on Saturday!!
This week in First Grade:
Reading---"Cass Takes the Cake" and "Golly Helps" This week we will be working on adding 'er' and 'est' to the endings of words that end with a y. We have to drop the y, add an i, then add er and est. For example: hungry, hungrier, hungriest.
Spelling---say, may, play, happier, happiest, down, too, work, many, first
Writing---How-to build a snowman---revising/catching mistakes in our writing---We will also be taking our 2nd Writing Assessment on Tuesday the 12th. I will show you the results at the March Conference.
Math: Ways to Add and Subtract---When we have 7+5, try to see that we can take 3 from the 5 and add to the 7 to make 10, which changes the problem from 7+5, to 10 +2. This is difficult for some and they don't like it, but others choose this form of addition. We also started timed tests. The students have two minutes to complete 13 problems. We start with +0.
Religion: Jesus Teaches Us About Forgiveness
Science---Weather, wind, condensation, evaporation---what the weather looks/feels like during each season
Art---Valentines Day Art
This week we will have a Valentine's Day party at 1:45. Students may bring cards for their classmates. We have 28 students total. It makes things run smoothly if you only have your child sign their name. Writing every student's name on each card makes passing out very difficult.
Have a great week and enjoy your week off next week!!!
February 4th - February 8th
, We had a great Catholic Schools Week!! I hope your child(children) said that they had a fun week.
This week in first grade:
Reading: "My Happy Rainy Day" and "In Case of Rain"
We are learning that y is sometimes a vowel. When a word ends in y and y is the only vowel, it stands for the long i sound. For example: by, my, try, cry. Also, y can stand for the long e sound. When a word ends in y and has another vowel that is not next to the y, then y stands for the long e sound. For example: happy, silly. When y is at the end of the word next to the vowel a, the y is silent and the a makes the long a sound. For example: play, clay, stay
Spelling: by, fly, cry, try, belly, jelly, smelly, bunny, funny, sunny
Writing: Explanatory Writing: how-to writing---Writing all the steps for doing something
Math---Adding and Subtraction to 20, subtraction minus 9....next week we start timed tests back at addition---addition will be in the homework.
Religion--We celebrate the Eucharist
Science---Weather---making a thermometer---weather cycle
Progress Reports go home on Friday!!!
Science Fair is on Wednesday at 6:00---We will have a class project at the fair....attendance is optional for first grade---Our project will be up in the classroom for a couple days. All 5th-8th grade students will be at the fair with their projects.
Have a great week!!