First Grade

We Are Rooted in Faith-Gr. 1 Weekly Newsletter

Thank you for choosing St. Isidore School!

WE ARE ROOTED IN FAITH

News and Notes 5-21-18

Early Dismissal on Friday at 12:00.  Bring a snack.

Field Day-This Thursday wear gym clothes, with bathing suit underneath.

Wear sunblock, bring a towel, and a labeled water bottle. No homework for Thursday.

Final Tests and Performance Assessments-First grade has performance assessments in combined form for Religion, Language Arts, Listening and Speaking. Students are acting out the story of Jesus and Bartimaeus, the Blind Man. They are the writing a paragraph explaining how each can show love like Jesus. We have begun to act and draft. All work is done in school.

In Math students will complete a performance assessment using pattern blocks. In this shapes will drawn, corners will be counted and compared. All work is done in school. On May 30 students will have a Religion final. Review sheets were sent home last week. The test is based on the review given.

Thank you for all the wonderful support for swimming. This includes volunteers, visitors, and all parents who remembered swim bags for six weeks. Many thanks.

Field Trip Forms and Fees are due by Wednesday. Please let me know if another form is needed. Volunteers must have all required clearances.

Spelling Words: cause, pause, because, launch, August, haunt, fault, auto, haul, author.

Challenge Words: autumn, caught, automatic, astronaut, applause.

HOMEWORK

Monday-Wear gym clothes for field day as described above.

Spelling-Work on Tic-Tac-Toe activities for this week.

Tuesday-Work on Reading/Spelling activities in folder.

Wednesday-Wear gym clothes for class on Thursday.

Reading-Work on activities in folder.

Thursday-Return Library book on Friday.  Wear spirit wear  or gym uniform.  No cost for Spirit Day dress down.

Reading/Spelling-Return folder for Friday.

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News and Notes 5-7-18

Many thanks for all of the generous support given for Teacher Appreciation Week. The treats, food, and free lunch times were amazing. I am so grateful for all you have done. Thank you!

Spring Concert Tonight-No Homework. Please meet in the classroom by 6:15.

Spelling Words: boy, toy, joy, joyful, enjoy, royal, loyal, toys, boys, toybox.

Challenge Words: destroy, annoy, employ, voyage, annoy. Spelling words will come home with reading folder tomorrow.

Field Trip to DaVinci Center is June 1-Field Trip letter/permission slip will be sent home by Wednesday.

Swimming continues on Friday. Bring swim bag, girls’ hair should be braided. Thank you again for the generous parental support.

Reading-This week students will read about insects. Please read Dolch Sight Words, Phrases, and Sentences for list 9.

Ascension Thursday Mass will be held at 9:00.

HOMEWORK

Monday-Spring Concert

No homework for the concert.

Tuesday-

Reading/Spelling-Work on activities in the folder.

Wednesday-Wear gym clothes for class on Thursday.

Reading/Spelling-Work on activities in the folder.

Thursday-Library book may be returned on Friday or Monday.

Reading/Spelling-Please return completed folder on Friday.

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News and Notes 4-30-18

First Friday Mass and May Procession on Friday. Please wear regular uniforms. Do not dress down or wear gym uniforms this day.

Spelling Words: coin, join, point, soil, spoil, voice, choice, noise, boil, broil.

Challenge Words: avoid, disappoint, trapezoid, rejoice, moisture. Test on Friday.

Swimming continues on Friday. Please bring swim bags, girls’ hair pulled back and braided. Thank you to the many volunteers.

Reading-We are reading about Washington D.C. and the work of the President. This goes with our current Social Studies topic.

Math Test for chapter 9 will be Tuesday. Homework for Monday will help to review for the test.

HOMEWORK

Monday-

Math-Practice book complete the extra practice pages for the end of chapter 9.

Spelling-Begin to work on Tic-Tac-Toe Menu.

Tuesday-

Reading-Work on book in folder. Read fluency sentences marked with scooping lines. Try to have your child read chunks marked by the scooping lines. This will help encourage fluid/fluent reading.

Spelling-Work on activities in folder.

Wednesday-Wear gym clothes for class on Thursday.

Reading/Spelling-Work on activities in folder.

Thursday-Wear regular uniform, bring swim bag, return Library book.

Reading/Spelling-Finish and return folder for Friday.

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News and Notes 4-23-18

Exercise for Education will be held on Friday.  Wear gym clothes.

Many thanks to volunteers helping with swimming. The program could not continue without your kind generosity. I am very grateful.

Spelling Words: out, our, hour, about, count, round, sound, proud, mouth, house.

Challenge Words: amount, around, sprout, thousand, outstanding. Test on Friday.

Religion-We are beginning to learn about the seven sacraments. Please share family pictures and stories of receiving the sacraments. Please share your child’s Baptism photos, videos, cards, candle, robe etc.

Swimming continues on Friday. Bring swim bag, pull back and braid long hair.

Self-help Skill-Please work on shoe tying with your child.

HOMEWORK

Monday-

Spelling-Work on tic-tac-toe board activities.

Math-Practice book pages 181-184. Keep home until Friday.

Tuesday-

Reading-Begin to read book included in folder. Work on fluency activities.

Spelling-Work on activities.

Wednesday-Wear gym clothes for class on Thursday.

Reading/Spelling-Continue to work on activities in folder.

Math-Practice book pages 185-186. Keep book home until Friday.

Thursday-Return Library book on Friday or Monday. Bring swim bag.  Wear gym clothes.

Reading/Spelling-Finish/return activities in folder.

Math-Practice book pages 187-188. Return book on Friday.

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News and Notes 4-16-18

Swimming continues on Friday. Students may wear St. Isidore Spirit wear, or gym uniform. Bring swim bag, girls pull back/braid hair.

Test Folders will come home by Friday. Please sign and return.

Spelling Words: moon, soon, choose, food, room, tooth, cool, noon, too, zoo.

Challenge Words: afternoon, foolish, smooth, teaspoon, raccoon.

Test on Friday.

Keep the Date-June 1 is our field trip to DaVinci. Reminder: Volunteers must have all required clearances. Thank you.

Reading-This week students will read Wiggly Worms. In addition I will be sending home some phonics to read.

Math-We are beginning a new chapter on measurement and data. First grade will be measuring with nonstandard units such as color tiles, paper clips, and snap cubes.

HOMEWORK

Monday-

Spelling-Work on activities in folder.

Math-Worksheet

Tuesday-

Reading/Spelling-Work on activities in folder.

Wednesday-Wear gym clothes for class on Thursday.

Reading/Spelling-Work on activities in folder.

Math-Worksheet

Thursday-Bring swim bag. Girls’ hair pulled back and braided.

Reading/Spelling-Finish and return activities in folder.

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News and Notes 3-26-18

Good Friday-School is closed for Easter Break. Return to class on Monday, April 2.

Spelling Words: hurt, curl, burn, turn, curb, burst, nurse, purse, churn, fur,

Challenge Words: Thursday, Saturday, further, nature, purple.

These words are for this week and next. No test on Thursday.

Reading-Due to the snow days last week we will begin a new book mid-week, and continue with the same book next week. I will not be sending home a new book this week. Please review Dolch Sight Word phrases 6, 7, and 8 with your child.

Report Cards/Test Folders-Please sign and return just the report card envelope. Keep old tests home, returning only 3rd trimester papers. Thank you.

Easter-Students will have a small Easter treat from me. We will not have an egg hunt or party. I am keeping it simple this year.

Dress Down Day is canceled for March.

HOMEWORK

Monday-

Spelling-Work on spelling activities on Tic-Tac-Toe board.

Math-Practice Book pp. 155-156.

Tuesday-

Reading-Practice Dolch Sight Word phrases lists 6, 7, 8.

Wednesday-Wear gym clothes for class on Thursday.

Reading-Practice Dolch Sight Word phrases lists 6, 7, 8.

Math-Practice book pp. 157-158.

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News and Notes 3-19-18

Supplies-Please check with your child about needed supplies. Many students need large glue sticks, new crayons, and especially pencils. Thank you!

Gospel Alive-First grade will present the Gospel on Friday morning at 8:20.

If possible, have your child bring a dark adult T-shirt, dark colored towel, or robe to use as a costume. Please do not buy anything.

Spelling Words: girl, bird, third, shirt, dirt, skirt, swirl, twirl, first, birth.

Challenge Words: birthday, circle, squirt, thirty, thirteen.

Test on Friday.

Test Folders will come with 2nd trimester tests by Friday. Please empty the old tests, sign and return the new tests.

Adoration-Students will have Adoration on Friday. Please try to send a children’s Bible or prayer book with your child. This might also make a great Easter basket gift.

Reading-Students will read The Might Mississippi and “Mama’s Birthday Surprise” in Level 4 Reading Street. Please send back level 3 book. Keep level 4 at home for the time being. Students will also read fluency pages.

HOMEWORK

Monday-

Math-Practice book pages 151-152. Keep book at home until Tuesday.

Spelling-Work on Tic-Tac-Toe menu.

Tuesday-

Reading/Spelling-Work on activities in folder.

Math-Practice book pages 153-154. Bring book for Wednesday.

Wednesday-Wear gym clothes for class on Thursday.

Reading/Spelling-Work on activities in folder.

Thursday-Library book may be returned on Friday or Monday. Bring a children’s Bible or prayer book for Adoration. Costume for Gospel Alive.

Reading/Spelling-finish and return activities in folder.

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News and Notes 3-12-18

Spelling Words: her, herd, fern, herb, verb, verse, ever, every, never, after.

Challenge Words: number, remember, perfect, answer, writer.

Test on Friday.

Reading-This will be a catch-up week due to the snow days. Students will be reading Science Spin Frogs in class and with parent help. This is also reinforcing a comprehension lesson we are working on about finding information located in text. There will not be a new book or story this week. Please read/do fluency papers sent home with your child. Thank you.

Adoration-Please send a children’s Bible or prayer book with your child for Friday.

HOMEWORK

Monday

Spelling-Begin to work on activities on Tic-Tac-Toe board.

Math-Practice book pp.137-138. Keep book home until Thursday.

Tuesday-

Reading-Read part of Science Spin Frogs with your child. Read 1 page of fluency.

Math-Practice book pp. 139-140.

Wednesday-Wear gym clothes for class on Thursday. Return Math Practice.

Reading-Read part of Science Spin Frogs with your child. Read 1 page of fluency.

Spelling-Work on activities.

Thursday-Library book may be returned on Friday or Monday.

Reading-Finish Science Spin Frogs with your child. Read 1 page of fluency. Return folder.

Spelling-Work on activities.

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News and Notes 3-5-18

Thank you to the many parents who worked on and supported the Auction!

Spelling Words: or, for, sport, north, more, before, store, chore, score, core,

Challenge Words: explore, major, morning, northern, moral.

Test on Friday.

Adoration on Friday Morning-Please bring a prayer book or children’s Bible. Thank you.

Milk Money for the third trimester can be sent in.

First Grade won the week of extra recess from the Auction. We will use this when the weather is nice and warm.

Reading-This week students will read “Where Are My Animal Friends?” in Reading Street, or Abigail Adams. Students will also have additional practice included in the folder.

HOMEWORK

Monday

Spelling-Begin to work on Tic-Tac-Toe activities.

Math-Worksheet.

Tuesday-

Reading/Spelling-Begin to work on activities for Reading, and continue for Spelling.

Math-Worksheet.

Wednesday-Wear gym clothes for class on Thursday.

Reading/Spelling-Work on activities in folder.

Math-Worksheet.

Thursday-Bring a prayer book, or children’s Bible.

Reading/Spelling-Finish and return activities in folder.

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News and Notes 2-26-18

First Friday Mass will at 9:00 on March 2. Students will attend Adoration later in the morning. Please try to bring a children’s Bible, or prayer book.

Spelling Words: are, art, far, star, car, mark, park, part, start, sharp,

Challenge Words: artist, farther, charge, guitar, jaguar.

Spelling Test on Friday.

Saint Research-Students are beginning a research project on patron saints or favorite saints. I am asking parents to complete the questionnaire with students.

We will continue with the project when papers are returned. Please return by Friday.

Mrs. Flynn will substitute for me tomorrow. I will be attending a workshop in Doylestown.

Math Test on Thursday. Homework this week will review skills for the test.

Reading-Students will read I Am a Caterpillar or Grounded to Earth.

Test Folders-Please sign and return folders this week.

HOMEWORK

Monday-

Math-Worksheet.

Spelling-Begin to work on activities on Tic-Tac-Toe sheet.

Religion-Work on saint questionnaire.

Tuesday-

Reading/Spelling-Work on activities for the week.

Religion-Work on saint questionnaire.

Wednesday-Wear gym clothes for class on Friday.

Math-Worksheet.

Reading/Spelling-Continue to work on activities in folder.

Thursday-Library book may be returned on Friday or Monday.

Religion-Return saint questionnaire.

Reading/Spelling-Finish and return folders.

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