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Welcome to first grade!  We are going to have a great year!! 🙂

 

Specials schedule

  • Monday: STEM
  • Wednesday: art and STEM during even months (October, December, etc.)
  • Thursday: art
  • Friday: gym (Please make sure your child wears his/her gym uniform and sneakers on Fridays.)
  • 1C will attend 9am mass every Tuesday morning.  

 

1C Homework and Announcements- Week of 10/18

Posted on October 17, 2021

Monday, 10/18

  • Read and record on reading log
  • Fundations sheet (“marking up the words” means underline the digraphs th, wh, sh, ch, ck)
  • Math pages 121-122
  • Math test Wednesday

Tuesday, 10/19

  • Read and record on reading log
  • Fundations sheet
  • Review math pages 123-126 (We will complete this in class.  Students should use this at home as a study guide.)

Wednesday, 10/20

  • Read and record on reading log
  • Fundations sheet

Thursday, 10/21

  • Read and record on reading log
  • Fundations sheet
  • Math pages 135-136

Friday, 10/22

  • No homework!  At mass this weekend, say a prayer for all the 8th graders who were confirmed!

 

Announcements

Hello first grade families,

This Thursday, 10/21, is our Rosary Rally!!  Please have your child bring Rosary beads to school this day.  They should be in a Ziploc bag with your child’s name on the bag.  Additionally, this Friday, 10/22, is a half day.  Students will be dismissed at noon.  Please still send your child to school with a snack.

In ELA, we are continuing to talk about the importance of books.  We will be reading That Book Woman.  We are working on identifying the different parts of a story, such as the characters, setting, problem, and resolution.  Our grammar focus is on identifying adjectives and writing in complete sentences.  We are learning that complete sentences tell a complete thought, begin with a capital letter, and end with a period, exclamation point, or question mark.

In Fundations, we will begin unit three.  We will be focusing on consonant digraphs (th, wh, sh, ch, ck) and buddy letters qu.  

In math, we are completing our second chapter and will take a test on Wednesday, 10/20.  We will review in class on Tuesday, and students should use our class review as a study guide at home.  At the end of the week we will begin chapter three.  Our chapter three focus is addition strategies, such as using double facts, knowing we can add in any order, and using friends of ten.

In religion, we will begin lessons four and five.  Next week we will take a unit test on lessons one-five.  I will send home a unit one study guide this week.

In social studies, we will continue talking about communities.  We will also read Scholastic News articles about a storyteller and a firefighter. 

In science, we will be talking about our bones!  We will compare human bones to bat bones, and then read some stories to learn more about bats.

Have a wonderful week!  Please keep 1C in your prayers, and we will keep you in ours!

Peace,

Miss Loughlin  

 

Homework and Announcements- Week of 10/11

Posted on October 11, 2021

Homework

Tuesday 10/12

Fundations Sheet

Math pages 103-104

Religion test tomorrow, use your study guide to prepare

Wednesday 10/13 

Fundations Sheet

Math pages 109-110

Science test tomorrow, use your study guide to prepare

Thursday 10/14 

Fundations Sheet

Math pages 115-116

Fundations unit 2 test tomorrow

Math quiz on basic addition facts tomorrow

Friday 10/15

Have a good weekend! Say a prayer for a friend at mass this weekend!

 Announcements:

In ELA Wit & Wisdom we continue in module 1. Our focusing text will be My Librarian is a Camel.  You can view tips for families here: parenttipmodule1. We are focusing also on identifying story parts, such as characters, setting, problem, and resolution. Our grammar focus is on identifying verbs, using suffixes -ed/-ing to indicate past and present tense, and identifying proper nouns. We also explore what a complete sentence looks and sounds like.

In Fundations, we will finish up unit 2. Unit 2 will focus on blending and reading cvc (consonant-vowel-consonant) words ie: nap, big, map, and reading trick words from K fluently and from memory. Please practice with your child at home. Trick words to focus on for fundations unit 2 test are: his, and, a, is, the. Unit 2 Fundations test will be on Friday 10/15. The test will require the children to write down sounds they hear, simple cvc words ( ie: rob, mud ) and write two simple sentences with trick words and cvc words.

In Math, our focus in chapter 2 is on basic subtraction. We will review key vocabulary words: minus, compare, fewer, difference, more, subtract, take away, left, and subtraction sentence/equation. Practice counting forward and backward to build fluency and to help your child with addition and subtraction. We will be finishing up chapter 2 early next week so a test later next week will follow. We will also have sporadic math quizzes on both addition and subtraction facts. Practice doubles facts at home as well.

In Religion, we will continue unit 1, our essential question will be: What do we believe? We will begin lesson 4 this week.

In Social Studies, we will use a variety of resources but one main resource will be Scholastic News. This month the focus will be on our classroom learning community. You have access to scholastic at home as well. Go to https://sn1.scholastic.com/ Our classroom password is: fastred9475

We have explored what it is to be a class and school community. Look for a simple study guide on the topic of communities, as we will have a social studies test on that topic soon.

In Science, we will explore what it means to be scientists and ask questions. We will talk about the scientific method of proposing a question, a possible outcome, and experimenting to find those answers.

The I Ready diagnostic is complete. Your child will now work on MyPath, which is specifically designed to meet their needs in reading and math. Each week the children will work for a designated time on reading and math skills.

Have a great week,

Miss Loughlin

1C Homework and Announcements- Week of 10/4

Posted on October 4, 2021

Homework

Monday, 10/4

  • Read and record on reading log
  • Fundations worksheet
  • Math pages 79-80

Tuesday, 10/5

  • Read and record on reading log
  • Fundations worksheet
  • Math pages 85-86
  • Practice reading K trick words and CVC words for Thursday’s reading quiz

Wednesday, 10/6

  • Read and record on reading log
  • Fundations worksheet
  • Math pages 91-92
  • Practice reading K trick words and CVC words for tomorrow’s reading quiz

Thursday, 10/7

  • Remember there is no school tomorrow (10/8) and Monday (10/11).  Have a great long weekend!  Say a prayer for the leaders in our Church at mass this weekend.

Announcements 

In ELA we are continuing module 1. Our focusing text has been Waiting for the Biblioburro.  This week we will also begin to read My Librarian is a Camel.  We are learning to identify story parts, such as characters, setting, problem, and resolution. Our grammar focus is on identifying verbs and writing in complete sentences.  You can check out tips about our ELA curriculum for parents here: parenttipmodule1

In Fundations we are starting unit 2.  This unit will focus on blending and reading cvc (consonant-vowel-consonant) words, such as nap, big, and map.  We will continue reading kindergarten trick words fluently and from memory. Please practice with your child at home. On Thursday, 10/7 we will take a quiz on reading K level trick words and reading sentences with cvc words.

In math we are learning to subtract.  We will review key vocabulary words, such as minus, compare, fewer, difference, more, subtract, take away, left, and subtraction sentence/equation. Please practice counting forward and backward to build fluency and to help your child with addition and subtraction. 

In religion we are starting lessons 2 and 3 in our book.  We are learning about God’s creation and the Trinity.  We will have a religion test next Wednesday, 10/13.

In science, we are continuing to learn more about the changes that happen with each season.  We are learning why leaves change colors and fall off the trees in the fall.

The I Ready diagnostic is complete. Your child will now work on MyPath, which is specifically designed to meet his/her needs in reading and math. Each week the children will work for a designated time on reading and math skills.

Finally, Scholastic book order forms went home on Friday.  If your child would like to order books, please do so by Friday, 10/22.

Have a great week!!!

 

1C Homework and Announcements- Week of 9/27

Posted on September 26, 2021

This week’s assessments:

  • Tuesday- kindergarten trick words quiz
  • Wednesday- math chapter one test
  • Friday- religion chapter one test and Fundations chapter one test

 

Homework

Monday, 9/27

  • Read and record on reading log
  • Fundations sheet (Please take your time and use your best handwriting.  The letters should be formed correctly on the correct lines.)
  • Review for tomorrow’s kindergarten trick words quiz.
  • Review the math practice test we completed in class.  Our chapter one test is on Wednesday.

Tuesday, 9/28

  • Read and record on reading log
  • Fundations sheet
  • Math test tomorrow

Wednesday, 9/29

  • Read and record on reading log
  • Fundations sheet (Begin preparing for our Fundations unit one test.  Students will be asked to write all lowercase letters and write the letter that corresponds to given sounds.)
  • Math pages 73-74 (Keep math chapter one at home.  Chapter two will go home each afternoon and should come back to school each day.)
  • Review religion study sheet (Test is Friday.)

Thursday, 9/30

  • Read and record on reading log
  • Fundations sheet (Prepare for tomorrow’s test.)
  • Math pages 79-80
  • Review religion study sheet (Test is tomorrow.)

Friday, 10/1

  • Have a great weekend!  At mass this weekend, say a prayer for the first responders in our community.

 

Announcements

In ELA, we are continuing module one.  We are studying the power of books and libraries around the world. Some people have climbed mountains just to find books. Others have trekked to libraries on boats or even on elephants. In this module, we will ask the question: How do books—and the knowledge they bring—change lives around the world?  We are learning to identify the parts of a story, including the characters, setting, problem, and solution.  Our grammar focus is on common and proper nouns.

In Fundations, we will finish up unit one. We are reviewing the sounds, letters, and digraphs from Kindergarten. Please continue to review all K level trick words.  Our K trick words quiz is on Tuesday, and the format is identical to the practice quiz that was sent home last week.  Our unit 1 test is on Friday.  Students will write all lowercase letters and will be asked to write the letter that corresponds with a given sound.

In math we are wrapping up chapter one and will have our first test on Wednesday. Please use the practice test that comes home on Monday to review and study.  At the end of this week we will begin subtraction.  We will use pictures to show “taking from” and find differences.

In religion, we are wrapping up unit one.  We have learned that everything God made is good, and are learning to value God as our creator.  Our first religion test will be Friday.  Use your study guide to review.  

In social studies, we are continuing to learn about communities and we are discussing what it means to be a good friend.  We are learning the responsibilities we have as members of a classroom community, parish community, and family.  

In science, we are learning the steps to the scientific method.  We are also discussing the changes we will notice now that summer is over and fall has begun.

We are finishing up I-Ready testing this week.  Please make sure your child eats a healthy breakfast and gets a good night’s sleep.  Please remind your child to not rush and do his/her best work.

Have a great week!!!

Miss Loughlin

 

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