This week in First Grade:
Reading: We have started contractions using n't. The way that I taught the students this was...For example: is not.....I said we take the word is and scoot the word not over next to it...isnot....then we get rid of the letter o and in the o's place we add an apostrophe....is not...to isnot...to isn't. We are reading, "Icky's Play" and "The Spingle Spangle Talent Show". Now that we are really into reading, I'm pushing the students that are ready to read with expression. Other students are practicing reading fluently-trying to not stop and sound out words that they have seen a bunch.
Writing-Planning a Personal Narrative---We will write a narrative together this week, step by step. Next week they write their own.
Grammar- Forming Compound Words- bedtime, seashell, playground---turning two words into one word.
Spelling Words: isn't, didn't, hasn't, hadn't, aren't, wasn't, weren't, haven't, couldn't, wouldn't
Math--Finishing Counting on-numbers to 20...if we have time we will start Chapter 8---adding and subtracting to 20.
Religion- Finishing up Jesus is God's Son and starting We Celebrate the Eucharist
Science--Weather and Seasons, using a thermometer
Social Studies-Changes in Transportation
Art---Seasons Tree Art
P.E.--Rhythm Sticks/Spoons---Practicing for Catholic Schools Week-Cherish Luncheon
This week for homework---Please choose whether you would like to write sentences or write the spelling words three times each. Since this is a short week both are not required, just one.
Saturday, January 26- Parent Club Auction
January 27- February 1- Catholic Schools Week
Sunday, January 27- Mass at St. Patrick’s- 9am
Tuesday, January 29- Blue/ White Free Dress Day; Buddy Day (all gifts should be under $2), Bring your lunch
Wednesday, January 30- Bring Lunch---Cherish Luncheon will be in cafeteria so students will eat lunch outside.
Friday, January 31st- School Mass at St. Patrick’s at 8:15AM...drop all students off at St. Patrick's at 8:00