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!!
I have planned an ambitious schedule considering we have Halloween and All Saints Day Mass.
On Wednesday after the Halloween Costume Parade/Contest we are going to be coloring our own Jack O'Lanterns and writing a short description for them...I tape each pumpkin to the board and put a number under it. Each student reads their description and if we are able to guess which pumpkin is theirs within 3 guesses the student receives 2 pieces of candy. Each student will receive a piece of candy for participating. This takes us awhile, but the students love it and quickly realize how important it is to put some effort into a description.
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- Start the basics of subtraction-counting backwards
Science- All About Animals---Make little notebooks of animal groups
Social Studies--American Symbols
MASS Thursday---All Saint's Mass
October 31st is the last day that shorts may be worn for our uniform. Boys must wear corduroy pants and girls must wear jumpers. Jumpers need to be at an appropriate length. Thank you parents!!
Wednesday, October 31-Class Halloween Party
Thursday, November 1- All Saints Day Mass- 8:15
Friday, November 2-Early Dismissal-12:30
Thursday, November 8- Veteran’s Day Celebration; 12:30 Dismissal
Friday, November 9 and Monday, November 12- No School; Veteran’s Day Holiday
Wednesday, November 14- Thanksgiving Program---First Grade is NOT in this program
Have a safe week,
This week in First Grade:
Homework---I did not send home the Spelling Triangles in the Homework Folder this week...I think some of the words would not fit in the triangle. All of the rest of the homework is the same.
Reading---We are learning the 1,1, 1 rule. If a word has one vowel and one letter after the vowel, one more letter needs to be added to the end of the word before 'ed' or 'ing' can be added. For example: hug, one vowel and one letter after the vowel...one more g needs to be added before adding the 'ed' and the 'ing'. hugged, hugging
If a word only has one vowel and one or more letters after the vowel, the last letter does not need to be doubled. For example: help, helped, helping
Our stories this week are: "The Big, Bad Blob" and "The Monster Under the Bus"
Spelling Words: helped, helping, asked, asking, hugged, hugging, shopped, shopping, grinned, grinning
Writing: Narrative---We will be writing a book about our field trip to Hunter Farms
Math: Finishing Ordinal Numbers, going back to Chapter Four for subtraction. After this week of adding 9 we will start with subtracting 0 in our Homework Folders.
Religion: God created all things to show his love for us
Social Studies:Celebrate America
Science: All About Animals
Art: Witch Art
I'm looking forward to seeing you all this week!
P.S. Don't forget about the book fair!! :)
Hello First Grade Parents!!
Reading-Words that end in 'ed' that have a 't' sound and a 'd' sound. For example--cracked(t) and spilled(d). 'Ed' ending means that something already happened---past tense verb. Our stories are "Flubble Bubble Gum" and "In a Pickle". We will start comprehending the main topic of a text.
Spelling--yelled, smelled, jumped, bumped, look, your, the, was, are, for
Math--Chapter 6-Ordinal Numbers and adding +8.
Religion-Times to praise God and others
Science-All about Animals-Mammals, amphibians, reptiles, insects
Social Studies-Celebrate America---Week 7
P.E.---Catching with scarves
A note went home today from Mrs. Yorba. We have many activities going on that we need help with. We will have sign-ups up for working our Halloween carnival booths, snacks for our Hunter Farms Field Trip, and snacks for our class Halloween party. Please sign-up if you are available. Mrs. Yorba also listed other events that we have coming up throughout the year. Thank you for your help.
Please let me know if you have any questions,
P.S. Report cards go home on Friday. :)
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 Five Senses
Social Studies-Who is in Charge?---parents, police officers, judges, principals---different people are in charge at different places.
Family envelopes, pictures, and volunteer hour information went home today. Also, student council is sponsoring a fundraiser for Riley Hanson. Riley Hanson was a sixteen year old high school senior at El Cap who passed away. Students may wear yellow for free dress on Wednesday for $1. Yellow was Riley's favorite color. She attended preschool here. All proceeds will be donated to her memorial fund.
Have a great week,