First Grade Week of March 25-29

 

If you have not been able to take a moment to check out your Firsties 3rd quarter grade card, I highly recommend you do. Report cards are able to located through your parent Educonnect login. If you need assistance for your login or password, please contact Jamie in the office. 

 

  • Mass Parts: Students will be assisting in the Mass on Tuesday, April 9th. Mass participation sheets will be sent home this week. If your child has a reading part, please have them practice at home. 

 

Reading 

  • Weekly Story:
    •  The Sleeping Pig by Carmen Tafolla and Jan Epton Seale
  • Phonemic Awareness:
    • Segment phonemes
    • Count sounds in words 
  • Phonics:
    • Blending Long o and long vowel u words (CVCe)
      • Examples: poke, stone, rose, tube, rule, mule
    • Final Clusters: ft, lk, nt
      • Examples: left, ant, milk, soft, spent, raft
  • High Frequency Words:
    • by, climb, found, morning, out, shout, show
  • Story Vocabulary:
    • began, celebrate, coyote, cricket, howl, rabbit, tail, watermelon
  • Vocabulary Skill:
    • Alphabetical Order
  • Comprehension Skills:
    • Summarize
    • Story Structure
  • Tricky word strategies
    • Lips the Fish
      • Get your lips ready and say beginning sound in the word!
    • Stretchy Snake
      • Stretch out and slowly say the sounds in the word and blend together.
    • Chunky Monkey
      • Break the word down into chucks!
    • Flippy Dolphin
      • Change the vowel from short to long and check if it makes sense
  • Grammar
    • Naming words for People and Animals

Math 

  • Adding 10 to a Number (multiple days)
  • Counting by 10's from a single digit number
  • Comparing and Ordering Numbers to 100
  • Fact Practice
    • Doubles + 1
    • Review of Facts

Freckle Math Online

  • We have been using the math portion of Freckle to practice our operations and algebraic thinking skills, along with addition/subtraction math facts at their own level.

Religion

Review of Sunday, March 24th's Gospel. John 4:5-42

Read and discussed the following Luke 13: 1-9 

  • The Parable of the Unfruitful Fig Tree

Wrapping up Chapter 16 We Celebrate the Sacraments!  

Your child will learn:

  • Jesus celebrated God's love.
  • We celebrate God's love.
  • Jesus gave us the sacraments.
  • The Church celebrates Seven Sacraments.

 Beginning Chapter 17 The Church Welcomes New Members

Your child will learn:

  • The Church welcomes new members at Baptism.
  • At Baptism we receive God's life.
  • We say and do special things to celebrate Baptism.
  • In Baptism we re joined to Jesus and one another.

 

  • Prayers we are practicing daily:
    • Glory Be
    • Our Father
    • Hail Mary
    • Prayer before Meals
    • Prayer after Meals
    • Angel of God
    • Prayer to St. Michael
      • Saint Michael, the Archangel, defend us in battle, be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray; and do thou, O Prince of the heavenly host, by the power of God, thrust into Hell Satan and the other evil spirits who prowl about the world for the ruin of souls. Amen.

 Handwriting

Please guide your child to practice correct handwriting strokes. For example remind them that they are write the lowercase 'l' using a top to bottom stroke, not bottom to top.

  • y, Z, z 

Spelling

  • words with long vowel o 
  • Notebooks due Friday, March 29 with 4 activities completed.

List 10

  1. hose
  2. nose
  3. rose
  4. hole
  5. pole
  6. cone
  7. bone
  8. robe
  9. note
  10. poke
  • Bonus:
  • broke
  • stone

Challenge List 10 (only if noted in notebook)

  1. globe
  2. slope
  3. scope
  4. choke
  5. broke
  6. stone
  7. alone
  8. arose
  9. those
  10. chose
  • Bonus:
  • explode
  • episode 

Homework

  • Monday: Math practice 89B and Fact Practice, Reading Practice 
  • Tuesday:  Math practice 90B, Reading practice 
  • Wednesday: Reading practice, Math practice 91B and Fact Practice
  • Thursday: Reading practice and Math practice 92B
  • Friday: Spelling DUE!

Library with Mrs. Otting

  • Every Tuesday

Important Dates to Know

 

Wednesday, April 3

Spring Pictures

Tuesday, April 9

First Grade helps with Mass

Tuesday, April 16

First Grade Field Trip

Thursday, April 18

No School, Teacher School of Faith

Friday, April 19

No School

Monday, April 22

No School

First Grade - Week of March 18-22

Welcome back!

It is glorious to have the sun shining and warmer weather. Spring officially begins this week and I couldn't be more excited!  Warmer weather, spending more time outside, smiling and laughter, and beginning the fourth quarter is how this week has begun. I am looking forward to this quarter and seeing how far your Firstie has grown. Report cards are able to located through your parent Educonnect login. If you need assistance for your login or password, please contact Jamie in the office. Have a blessed week! 

  • Spelling homework: Your child needs to complete 4 different activities to receive homework credit.

 

  • Mass Parts: Students will be assisting in the Mass on Tuesday, April 9th. Mass participation sheets will be sent home this week. If your child has a reading part, please have them practice at home. 

 

Reading (we are extending skills from week of March 4-8)

  • Weekly Stories: The Kite  by: Alma Flor Ada
    • Compare
    • Connect
    • Fluency
  • Phonemic Awareness:
    • Segment phonemes
    • Count sounds in words 
  • Phonics:
    • Blending Long i words (CVCe)
      • Examples: kite, dime, bike, prize, slide, five
    • Contractions
      • Examples: can not = can't, does not = doesn't, do not = don't, it is = isn't
  • High Frequency Words:
    • fly, give, god, her, little, our, try, was
  • Vocabulary:
    • anywhere, beautiful, convinced, easy, news, perfect, raining, weather
  • Comprehension Skills:
    • Cause and Effect, Monitor/Clarify
  • Tricky word strategies
    • Lips the Fish
      • Get your lips ready and say beginning sound in the word!
    • Stretchy Snake
      • Stretch out and slowly say the sounds in the word and blend together.
    • Chunky Monkey
      • Break the word down into chucks!
    • Flippy Dolphin
      • Change the vowel from short to long and check if it makes sense
  • Grammar
    • Using I or me in a sentence.
      • I am in first grade.
      • What would you like me to do?

Math 

  • Identifying and making congruent shapes
  • Adding two-digit numbers with regrouping using dimes and pennies
  • Telling time to the half hour
  • Dividing a shape into fourths
  • Coloring halves and fourths
  • Written assessment
  • Trading pennies for dimes
  • Fact Practice
    • Doubles + 1

Freckle Math Online

  • We have been using the math portion of Freckle to practice our operations and algebraic thinking skills, along with addition/subtraction math facts at their own level.

Religion

Chapter 16 We Celebrate the Sacraments!  

Your child will learn:

  • Jesus celebrated God's love.
  • We celebrate God's love.
  • Jesus gave us the sacraments.
  • The Church celebrates Seven Sacraments.

 

  • Prayers we are practicing daily:
    • Glory Be
    • Our Father
    • Hail Mary
    • Prayer before Meals
    • Prayer after Meals
    • Angel of God
    • Prayer to St. Michael
      • Saint Michael, the Archangel, defend us in battle, be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray; and do thou, O Prince of the heavenly host, by the power of God, thrust into Hell Satan and the other evil spirits who prowl about the world for the ruin of souls. Amen.

 Handwriting

Please guide your child to practice correct handwriting strokes. For example remind them that they are write the lowercase 'l' using a top to bottom stroke, not bottom to top.

  • X, x, Y, y 

Spelling: Long vowel i (CVCe)

List 9

  1. hide
  2. wide
  3. life
  4. wife
  5. bike
  6. like
  7. dime
  8. time
  9. kite
  10. bite
  • Bonus:
  • slime
  • white

Challenge List 9 (only if noted in notebook)

  1. glide
  2. pride
  3. knife
  4. strife
  5. spike
  6. strike
  7. slime
  8. prime
  9. white
  10. write
  • Bonus:
  • combine
  • sunshine

 

 

Homework

  • Monday: Math practice 86B and Fact Practice
  • Tuesday:  Math practice, reading skills practice 
  • Wednesday: Reading practice, Math practice 83B
  • Thursday: Reading practice and Math practice 87B
  • Friday: Spelling DUE!
  • Spelling
    • words with long vowel i 
    • Notebooks due Friday, March 22 with 4 activities completed.

Library with Mrs. Otting

  • Every Tuesday

 

Important Dates to Know

Thursday, March 21

Jeans Day

Wednesday, April 3

Spring Pictures

Tuesday, April 9

First Grade helps with Mass

Tuesday, April 16

First Grade Field Trip

Thursday, April 18

No School, Teacher School of Faith

Friday, April 19

No School, Good Friday

Monday, April 22

No School, Easter Monday

 

 

Mrs. Pettit

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