October 30th-November 3rd
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,