April 10, 2017
We are now in our 6th and final week of Lent. Hopefully the good deeds and sacrifices we have made during Lent have put us closer to God and made us better people.
Reading-We are finishing our unit on "aw" and "all" words. We are still reading, "Play Ball".
Writing-Comparing and contrasting basketball and soccer. We will use a Venn Diagram to visually see how they are similar and different.
Spelling-No Spelling this week.
Math-Chapter 13-Using a place value chart to add and subtract. We are also starting Calendar and Time. Please review with your child...day and month, some are really struggling with the difference between date, month and day of the week. For example, What is the date today? Student will say Monday...when the answer should be April 10th. Thank you for your help.
Social Studies-Community Helpers-Sign-up will be up when we come back from Easter Break for any parents that would like to come to class and speak about their job. We will have one parent speak per day.
Religion-Stations of the Cross
Art-Finishing eggs and bunnies
Holy Thursday-First and Eighth Grade present the Living Stations of the Cross--Minimum Day---No Extended Care--Purple Free Dress--Bark for Life/Mini Relay for Life
Good Friday-No School
Please turn in your permission slips for Stations of the Cross on Wednesday.
Have a wonderful Easter Break,
P.S. Read and work on math facts
Week of April 3rd
This week in First Grade!!
Thank you to all of the parents that brought their child to the Spring Program...we worked very hard on perfecting our song...A BIG Thank You to Bellah who played the piano for us. She put in a lot of extra time learning our song.
Reading-Reviewing our long vowel trickers from last week---starting to learn the "aw" sound and "all" sound...."aw" makes the short "o" sound and "all" sounds like the short "o" with an "l". Our story for this week is "Play Ball".
Spelling Words: paper, even, silent, open, music, he's, I'm, we're, you're, she'll
Math: We have finished Chapters 10, 11, and 12....they were short chapters. The tests for 11 and 12 are going home this week. Chapter 13 is focusing on adding and subtracting to 40. We are using a place-value chart to add and subtract. The students are learning to regroup.
For example: 18 + 13 = Tens Ones
1 8 We are adding the 8 and 3 which is 11. We put the
+ 1 3 the one in the ones column and regroup to put the
one ten in the tens column. We then add the the numbers in the tens column to get 3.
I realize the homework seems like a lot more this fourth quarter...I just really want the students to finish the year strong and be prepared for second grade.
Science: We took the Science Test on Matter:Solids, Liquids, and Gases...this will go home in the packet this week. We will now go back to Social Studies and focus on Community Helpers.
Religion: Stations of the Cross
The Stations of the Cross for Friday, April 7th was cancelled because we have mass at school. We will still be presenting "Mary's Way of the Cross" as "Living" Stations of the Cross at Park Merced on Wednesday, April 12th. I will send home a permission slip in Friday's packet. On the afternoon of the 12th we will walk next door to Mission Gardens and present the Stations of the Cross. We will also be presenting these Living Stations for the school on Holy Thursday, April 13th right after morning prayer. 8:15ish.
Dates to Remember
4/7 Early Dismissal-Mass-Bring a canned food to donate to Catholic Charities and Relay for Life. The cans are used at Relay for Life to keep the luminary bags from blowing away...after relay they are donated to Catholic Charities.
4/7 Knights of Columbus Fish Fry
4/12 Eye Testing
4/13 Holy Thursday Early Dismissal 12:30-Bark for Life
4/14 -Good Friday-No School
4/17-21 Easter Vacation
4/25-Fire Station Field Trip-Cheese Pizza Provided for Lunch
4/26 State of the School Address 6:30
4/29 First Holy Communion 9am St Patrick's Church-First Grade will supply cookies and 7up
4/29 Relay for Life
5/5 May Crowning Mass-Grandparent's Day-We are responsible for the May Crowning Mass
5/6 St. Patrick's Dinner-Derby--Benefitting OLM Preschool playground renovation
5/12 Talent Show-Tryout with Mrs. Scheurich anytime after school
5/17-UC Merced Play Field Trip
We are busy at the end of the year!!
We will not have a Spelling Test next week! I will send home reading/phonics/math practice.
Hope you are having a great week,
P.S. Please see me if you have any questions.