First Grade

We Are Rooted in Faith-Gr. 1 Weekly Newsletter

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WE ARE ROOTED IN FAITH

News and Notes 12-10-18

Class Trip to Bethlehem Catholic for the 1st grade Christmas party will be this Wednesday, December 12. We will leave promptly at 8:30. Be sure to be on time.

Please bring an unwrapped new toy for Catholic Charities, if able. Eat a big breakfast, as the snack provided is small.

Spelling List: when, what, why, which, where, who, check, champ, such, much.

Challenge Words: any, about, around. Dictation test on Friday. These are difficult words, so please help your child study daily.

Auction Basket-Thank you for the variety of Legos sent in for the auction basket.

It is going to be awesome!

Test Folders went home last week. Please return empty folders for the new trimester.

Christmas Concert is this evening. Meet in the classroom by 6:15. Wear dressy clothes with Christmas colors of red and green. Girls who are dancing are asked to wear blue or white.

Reading-Practice reading words with long o spelled in different ways. Complete worksheet with comparative endings -er and -est.

HOMEWORK

Monday-No homework due to the concert.

Tuesday-Bring a toy if you can for Catholic Charities. Wear regular uniform as there will be no gym class on Wednesday, due to the party.

Reading/Spelling-Work on activities in folder.

Wednesday-

Math-Worksheet.

Reading/Spelling-Work on activities in folder.

Thursday-Return Library book on Friday, or Monday.

Reading-Finish and return activities in folder.

WE ARE ROOTED IN FAITH

News and Notes 12/3/18

First Friday Mas-will be held at 9:00. Parents are welcome to attend.

Saturday, December 8 is a holy day of obligation.

Test Folders for the 1st trimester will come home by Friday. Please empty the folder, keep tests at home, and return the empty folder.

Math Test-Chapter 3 test will be on Tuesday, December 4. Please finish/review pages 203-206 with your child in preparation for the test. Keep chapter 3 book at home.

Reading/Spelling/Language Arts-We are finishing last week’s book. So I am sending home only sight word and decoding homework. Spelling test results were

very mixed last week. We are reviewing the same words this week. I am not giving written work, but please help your child review unit 10 words.

Spelling Review Words: this, that, then, than, them, they, think, there, these, those. Challenge Words: your, from, good.

First Grade Christmas Party at Bethlehem Catholic High School is next week on December 12. Students must be on time this day, or they will miss the bus. If possible students are asked to bring a new toy to donate to Catholic Charities. Please return permission slips this week.

Many thanks for the Legos donated for the auction basket. We are getting a nice collection together.

Advent-We are celebrating Advent in the classroom. I suggest using an Advent calendar with your child to help get ready for Jesus’ Birthday.

HOMEWORK

Monday-

Math-Finish any pages not done in class pp. 203-206. Review for test tomorrow.

Tuesday-Wear gym clothes for class on Wednesday.

Reading/Spelling-Review Unit 10 words. Read Dolch Words list 3 in words, phrases, and sentences. Long vowel decoding-practice reading vowel-consonant-silent e words.

Wednesday-

Reading/Spelling-Work on activities in folder.

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

Reading/Spelling-Finish and return activities in reading folder.

WE ARE ROOTED IN FAITH

News and Notes 11-26-18

Spelling Words: this, that, then, than, them, they, think, there, these, those.

Challenge Words: your, from, good.

Please note these are difficult words. Students will need extra practice to get these correct. Dictation test on Friday.

Reading-This week please review Dolch List 2-words, phrases, and sentences. I am sending home vowel-consonant-silent e words to practice.

Math Test on Thursday-Your child should know all the combinations to make a sum of 10. Here is the list: 10+0=10, 9+1=10, 8+2=10, 7+3=10, 6+4=10, 5+5=10, 0+10=10, 1+9=10, 2+8=10, 3+7=10, 4+6=10.

Chapter 3 Math Test will be next Tuesday.

Grammar-We will practice contractions with not, quotation marks, and end marks in sentences in class this week.

Santa’s Secret Shop-First grade may shop for Christmas gifts next Monday, December 3 from 11:30-12:20.

HOMEWORK

Monday-

Math-Worksheet.

Tuesday-Wear gym clothes for class on Wednesday.

Reading/Spelling-Work on activities in folder. Practice extra on difficult spelling words.

Math-Study facts of 10.

Wednesday-

Reading/Spelling-Work on activities in folder.

Math-Study facts of 10.

Thursday-Library may be returned on Friday or Monday.

Reading/Spelling-Finish and return folder and blue duck copybook.

Math-Worksheet.

WE ARE ROOTED IN FAITH

News and Notes 11-19-18

Reading/Spelling-There will be no new book this week, or spelling list. We will finish up what we were working on last week.

Monday after Thanksgiving is now going to be a school day used to make up for the snow day on Friday, November 16.

First Grade will be attending a Christmas party on December 12 at Bethlehem Catholic High School. Permission slips will come home after Thanksgiving.

Students are asked to donate a new, unwrapped toys to Catholic Charities, if possible.

HOMEWORK

Monday-

Math-Worksheet. Study all the ways to add numbers with a sum of 10. Test on this set of facts will be next Friday.

Tuesday-Wear gym uniform for class on Wednesday. Bring a snack on Wednesday.

Writing-Grammar review worksheet.

Wednesday-No homework.

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News and Notes 11-12-18

Spelling List: glad, glass, plan, plant, plus, play, green, grow, pray, pretty.

Challenge Words: long, very, over. Dictation test on Friday.

Math Facts-Please practice double facts with your child 6+6-12 through 10+10=20. Test on Friday. Use the “Doubles, Doubles” video on YouTube, and the web site Math Fact Cafe, grade 2 under doubles.

Thanksgiving Feast-Feast will be held on Tuesday, November 13 at 12:00. Bring a lunch, if not eating Thanksgiving dinner. Thank you for the donations and generous help for this event.

Dress Down Day-Comfy clothes (no pajamas) on Friday. The cost is $1.00.

Food Bank-Food for the food pantry is currently being collected. We have had some donations so far, Thank you for your donations.

HOMEWORK

Monday-

Math-Study double facts for test on Friday.

Tuesday-Wear gym clothes for class on Wednesday. Bring a snack for the morning.

Reading/Spelling-Read new book in folder. Practice reading words with vowel teams: ay, ee, amd ea.

Wednesday-

Reading/Spelling-Work on activities in folder.

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

Dress Down Day-Wear comfy clothes. Cost $1.00.

Reading/Spelling-Finish and return work in folder.

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News and Notes 11-5-18

Pencils, erasers, and glue sticks are needed by some students.

Please replace these, if needed. Many thanks!

Spelling List: bless, block, black, blue, blank, brown, bring, brush, brag, brunch.

Challenge Words: are, come, now. Dictation test on Friday.

Math Facts-Students need to memorize their double facts: 1+1=2 through 10+10=20. There are YouTube videos to help with this skill. We have been using

“Doubles, Doubles.” You may also help your child by using the web site Math Fact Cafe. Go to second grade, then doubles. I will be testing double facts sums to 10 on Friday, and double fact sums11-20 next week.

Fall Fest-Congratulations on the great turnout and enthusiasm for the event. Kudos to all the parents, students, and volunteers. It was amazing!

Spirit Day is Friday afternoon. Wear Spirit Wear or gym clothes.

Test Folder will come home by Thursday. Please keep all tests in the folder and return when signed. Thank you.

Food Drive-Donations for the Thanksgiving food drive are needed. Thank you!

Auction Donations of Legos have begun to come in. Many more are welcome.

Thank you so much!

HOMEWORK

Monday-

Math-Worksheet.

Tuesday-Wear gym clothes for class on Wednesday.

Reading/Spelling-Work on activities in folder. Read long vowel fluency paper daily Tuesday-Thursday.

Wednesday-

Reading/Spelling-Work on activities in folder.

Math-Practice double facts 1+1=2-5+5=10.

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

Reading/Spelling-Finish and return activities in folder.

Wear Spirit Wear or gym clothes.

WE ARE ROOTED IN FAITH

News and Notes 11-5-18

Pencils, erasers, and glue sticks are needed by some students.

Please replace these, if needed. Many thanks!

Spelling List: bless, block, black, blue, blank, brown, bring, brush, brag, brunch.

Challenge Words: are, come, now. Dictation test on Friday.

Math Facts-Students need to memorize their double facts: 1+1=2 through 10+10=20. There are YouTube videos to help with this skill. We have been using

“Doubles, Doubles.” You may also help your child by using the web site Math Fact Cafe. Go to second grade, then doubles. I will be testing double facts sums to 10 on Friday, and double fact sums11-20 next week.

Fall Fest-Congratulations on the great turnout and enthusiasm for the event. Kudos to all the parents, students, and volunteers. It was amazing!

Spirit Day is Friday afternoon. Wear Spirit Wear or gym clothes.

Test Folder will come home by Thursday. Please keep all tests in the folder and return when signed. Thank you.

Food Drive-Donations for the Thanksgiving food drive are needed. Thank you!

Auction Donations of Legos have begun to come in. Many more are welcome.

Thank you so much!

HOMEWORK

Monday-

Math-Worksheet.

Tuesday-Wear gym clothes for class on Wednesday.

Reading/Spelling-Work on activities in folder. Read long vowel fluency paper daily Tuesday-Thursday.

Wednesday-

Reading/Spelling-Work on activities in folder.

Math-Practice double facts 1+1=2-5+5=10.

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

Reading/Spelling-Finish and return activities in folder.

Wear Spirit Wear or gym clothes.

WE ARE ROOTED IN FAITH

News and Notes 10-29-18

Eeturn Religion Award Folder and Book It calendar.

Halloween Party-Party will be Wednesday after lunch. Please bring your costume in a bag. No weapons or hair color. Wear gym uniform. Thank you, families for the donated items.

Safe Environment-Students will have the first Protecting God’s Children lesson today.

Mass for All Saints will be November 1 at 9:00. First Friday Mass will be November 2 at 9:00. Parents are welcome to join us.

Show and Share-We will begin a Show and Share project this week. Please help your child choose an item to write about, tell about, and bring. This will be a graded assignment. Schedule will come home early this week.

Math Facts Test on facts to 6, and adding with 0 and 1 will be on Friday.

Spelling List: still, stay, spell, spin, flat, flag, flash, from, frog.

Challenge Words: what, were, would. Dictation test on Friday/

Reading-Read leveled book in folder. Practice short o decoding first 2 pages.

HOMEWORK

Monday-

Math-Worksheet.

Tuesday-Wear gym clothes on Wednesday. Bring costume and party items.

Thank You!

Reading/Spelling-Work on activities in the folder.

Wednesday-No Written Homework.  Free pizza and ice cream on Thursday.

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

Reading/Spelling-Finish activities in the folder.

WE ARE ROOTED IN FAITH

News and Notes 10-22-18

Spelling List: slip, sled, slam, snap, snack, smash, smog, skit, skill, swim.

Challenge Words: down, do, could.

Living Rosary will be held at 9:00 on Friday, October 26. Parent are welcome to pray with us.

Math-Chapter 2 test will be on Thursday. Homework this week will help to review for the test. Students will also be tested next week on addition facts with sums to 6, as well as adding 0 and 1 to a number.

St. Isidore Auction-First grade will be sponsoring a Lego themed basket for the Auction in March. I am beginning to collect any contributions related to the Lego theme. Past contributions have included tickets to the Lego Experience, specifically themed boxed sets, Lego storage, Lego blankets, and Lego Friends. Any and all contributions are welcome.

HOMEWORK

Monday-

Math-Worksheet.

Tuesday-Wear gym clothes for class on Wednesday.

Reading-Sight Words/Fluency-In the blue folder review Dolch Sight Word List 1 in words, phrases, and sentences pp. 2, 5, and 11.

Review Short Vowel i first 2 pages.

Read the leveled reader in folder.

Spelling-Work on activities in folder.

Wednesday-

Reading/Spelling-Work on activities in folder.

Math-Worksheet.

Thursday-Living Rosary on Friday at 9:00. Library book may be returned on

Friday or Monday.

Reading/Spelling-Finish and return blue duck copybook and blue folder.

WE ARE ROOTED IN FAITH

News and Notes 10-15-18

Dress Down Day-This Friday will be a dress down day. Wear pink for Breast Cancer Awareness. Cost $1:00.

Progress Reports-Please sign and return this week. Thank you.

Spelling List: on, off, stop, long, not, dog, got, hot, job, lot.

Challenge Words: look, there, some. Dictation Test on Friday.

Reading-This week students will read a new book. I am also sending home a new short vowel decoding book. Please begin to work with your child on short e words-the first 2 pages.

HOMEWORK

Monday-

Math-Worksheet.

Tuesday-Wear gym clothes for class on Wednesday.

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

Wednesday-

Reading-Work on activities in folder. Read short e words first two pages.

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

Reading-Finish and return activities in folder.

Math-Worksheet.

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