Welcome to Our Lady of Mercy School's 90th Year!!!
I hope all of the students were able to rest and recharge over the summer. I enjoyed seeing some of you last week at Back to School Night. The evening really got me excited about starting a new year. Those who attended received a packet of information. I have packets to send home with those who were unable to attend and I also put the packet on this blog in the previous post.
I had a couple parents ask me about our snack/lunch procedure in class. We eat our snack at 10:00 on the playground. We all sit on the bricks while we are eating and drinking. School milk is no longer an option for morning snack. If you send milk with your child in their lunch box they may drink it at snack. Our class goes to lunch at 11:35. Every morning your child will let me know if they are having hot or cold lunch and if they would like to have milk. At the beginning of the year many of the students check their backpacks to see if they are having hot/cold lunch because they don't remember by the time they get to school...that is fine...this is all part of becoming independent and responsible.
This week in first grade:
Reading: Review Unit- For the next few weeks we will be reviewing who the Superkids are and introducing the Superkids to those who are new to our school. This week we will review: Doc, Lily, Frits, Hot Rod and Golly. We will review letters: D, C, G, O, L, S, T, A, F, W, N, I, H, R, B, E, M, P, V, K and U. This week's Memory Words are: I, a, the. We will read two stories: "The Flat Cat" and "Golly and the Vet". We will discuss the stories, describe and compare the characters and work on reading fluently when the same story is read repeatedly.
Writing: Discuss the use of labels, draw and label a self-portrait, use nouns to complete sentences
Math: Numbers to 10-Counting and writing numbers to ten in number and word form
Religion: We Belong to Jesus Church, Love one another
Social Studies: American and California Flags, the Pledge of Allegiance, Labor Day
Vocabulary: country, labor, pledge, flag, liberty
P.E.-Spatial Relationships-this is your spot, this is my spot....being able to leave your "home" and come back after different activities without running into another person.
Art-Start Rainbow Fish painting
I usually spend a few weeks at a time for Social Studies and then I will switch to Science for a few weeks.
Homework Folders will go home starting on the 21st of August.
If you have any questions, please let me know.
May God bless this school year!!
See you Monday,