We have successfully made it through Catholic School's Week!! I hope your child came home and told you about all of the great activities that went on last week.
This week in First Grade:
Reading: "It's So Hot!" and "The Wish". We are learning how to read words with contractions. Our contractions are paired with pronouns and is, am, will, and are. For example: I'm, we're, it's and he'll.
I told the students when a letter is taken out of a word to form a contraction that letter is always a vowel. When we worked on the contraction not...we took out the letter o...did not...changed to didn't.
This week we are also working with will...so not only will we take out the letter i, the letter w will also go away...for example...he will is changed to he'll.
Writing: We are working on story evidence and using because to connect opinions and reasons. This is really working on comprehension too.
Grammar: Homophones-there/their, it's/its, you're/your
Spelling: I'm, he's, she's, it's, we're, you're, I'll, he'll, she'll, you'll
I'm and I'll need to have a capital "I' to be spelled correctly. This is due to the fact that I'm stands for I am and I'll stands for I will and I by itself is always capitalized.
Math: Homework folders and in class we are back to practicing addition....this time they are adding different numbers not just the same number on the whole page. In our math book we are moving onto Chapter 9--Length.
Religion: Celebrate the Eucharist---We are also starting to practice for the Ash Wednesday Mass. Ash Wednesday is next week, February 14th.
Social Studies: Past, Present, Future
Art: Finishing Lady Bug Art and starting Valentine Art
Progress Reports go home on Friday!!
Valentine's Day will be celebrated on the 13th. If your child would like to handout something to the class please bring it on Tuesday the 13th. We will not celebrate Valentine's Day on the 14th because it is Ash Wednesday.
Please come see me if you have any questions.
Science Fair: Tuesday, February 6th at 6PM---We will have a poster up of our class activity that we did on Friday called "Sink or Float". If your child was not here I'm sorry that they missed out on this fun and educational activity. We went to the lab over in the junior high. We had a good time. If you would like to see our display I will have it in the classroom on Thursday and Friday if you can't make it to the fair. I know our class doesn't have individual displays but they love Science so much I think they would think what the older students have done is interesting and it's always neat to see what your buddy or faith family members are working on.
Come see me or send me a message if you have any questions. :)
God Bless You as we prepare for the Lenten Season,