Week of Nov. 12 - First Grade


  • Book Study: The Relatives Came by Cynthia Rylant
    • Visualize
    • Retell
    • Infer
    • Connect
  • Phonics:
    • All consonant review
    • Blending short vowel words
    • Decoding words 
    • Spelling words: CVC (consonant-vowel-consonant) words
      • examples: pop, log, sub, cut, pen, net, cat, sit
  • High Frequency Words:
    • am, at, are, blue, can, do, for, go, her, here, he, have, has, his, is, it, jump, like, look, my, make, not, one, red, run, she, said, see, the, this, to, that, they, two, was, went, we, with, you, your
  • 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
    • Identifying nouns and verbs in a sentence.
  • Listening/Speaking/Viewing
    • Retell


  • Addition facts: adding zero
  • Covering a design in different ways
  • Counting by 10s to 100
  • Subtraction facts: subtracting 1
  • Written Assessment 8
  • Identifying Identical Designs

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.


Chapter 6: The Church Year

The child will learn:

  • How the Church celebrates throughout the year.
    • Advent, Christmas, Lent, The Three Days, Easter, Ordinary Time

Chapter 7: Ordinary Time

The child will learn:

That we celebrate the life and teachings of Jesus in Ordinary Time


  • 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.



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.

  • K
    • Top start; Pull down straight
    • Top; Slant left
    • Slant right
  • k
    • Top start; Pull down straight
    • Middle; Slant left
    • Slant right


  • Math: Monday Fact Homework, Tuesday 42B and Fact Homework, Wednesday 43B, Thursday 44B and Fact Homework.
  • Reading practice: Sent home Monday Nov. 12, Return Friday Nov. 16
  • Guided Reading Books: Sent home on Monday, Nov 12. Please have child read to you, sign and return book. Thank you for the little notes from you on how your child is doing when they read at home. This helps me evaluate how your child is progressing. 
  • Pizza Hut Book-It Program: Keep filling out Novembers calendar! 

Mrs. Pettit