First Grade

We Are Rooted in Faith-Gr. 1 Weekly Newsletter

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WE ARE ROOTED IN FAITH

News and Notes 4-23-19

Spelling Words: book, cook, took, shook, hook, brook, look, good, wood, foot.

Challenge Words: live, draw, upon. Dictation Test on Friday.

Swimming begins on Friday. Bring swim bag with towel. swimsuit, and comb. Girls hair should be pulled back and braided, if possible. Wear gym clothes.

Reading-I am sending home reading selection on Wednesday this week. Spelling and skills worksheets will come home today.

HOMEWORK

Tuesday-Wear gym clothes for class on Wednesday.

Reading-Begin to work on spelling and skills worksheets.

Wednesday-

Reading/Spelling-Read Reading A-Z selection about owls, or Peter’s Chair in

Reading Street.

Thursday-Wear gym clothes, bring swim bags. Return Library book for Monday.

Reading/Spelling-Finish activities in folder.

Math-Worksheet.

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News and Notes 4-15-19

Dress Down Day will be Wednesday. The theme is sports. The cost is $1.00.

Wear sneakers for safe play at recess.

Swimming begins 4/26. Please send in permission slips and payment by this Wednesday, 4/17. Please let me know if another copy is needed.

Easter Bunny Bags-Students will make simple Easter Bunny bags on Wednesday. Contributions of the items listed below are welcome.

Jolly Ranchers, Tootsie Pops, Nerds, Hershey Kisses (silver wrapper only), Easter pencils, erasers, small toys like super balls. I am grateful for any help you can give, especially on such short notice.

Spelling List: book, cook, took, shook, hook, brook, look, good, wood, foot.

Challenge Words: live, draw, upon. Students will not be tested on these words until the week after Easter.

Religion Test will be given on Tuesday. Please look over Chapter 15 and Chapter 16 Review found at the end of each chapter.

Test Folders will come home by Wednesday. Please sign and return after Easter.

HOMEWORK

Monday-

Religion-Review the last page of Chapter 15 and 16 for a test on Tuesday.

Tuesday-Dress Down Day on Wednesday.

Math-Worksheet.

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News and Notes 4-8-19

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

Challenge Words: why, wash, because. Dictation test on Friday.

Swimming Lessons-Please send in signed permission slips by 4/17. Lessons begin 4/26.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will be on Friday. Please bring a prayer book or Children’s Bible. Please discuss being quiet and respectful during this time.

Monday-There will be no homework given in honor of Grandparents’ Day.

Math-Students will have chapter 8 test on Thursday. Homework this week will help to review for / test.

HOMEWORK

Monday-No Homework.

Tuesday-Wear gym clothes for class on Wednesday.

Math-Worksheet packet for Tuesday and Wednesday. Complete, then review, and return on Thursday.

Reading-Work on activities in folder. Return on Friday.

Wednesday-

Math-Work on packet to review for test.

Reading-Work on activities in folder.

Thursday-Return Library book. Bring a prayer book or Bible for Adoration.

Reading-Return folder with completed activities.

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News and Notes 4-1-19

First Friday Mass will be celebrated at 9:00 on Friday, April 5. Students will also attend Eucharistic Adoration before lunch. Please bring a Bible of prayer book for this time. Continue to remind students to be prayerful, quiet, and attentive.

Swimming Information was sent home last week. Please return forms and payment to the YMCA by 4/17. Thank you.

Class Field Trip to DaVinci Science Center will be Thursday, 6/6. More details will be sent later.

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

Challenge Words: which, carry, own. Dictation test on Friday.

Reading-This week we will continue to review subjects and predicates, comparative endings, and r-controlled -ir.

Reading Street-Students will read The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds.

Reading A-Z

Level H will read Smaller and Smaller.

Level I/L-will read two level I texts Fast and Faster, Slow and Slower.

HOMEWORK

Monday-

Math-Worksheet.

Tuesday-Wear gym clothes for class on Wednesday.

Reading/Spelling-Begin to work on packet and texts in folder.

Wednesday-

Reading-Work on work packet and texts in folder.

Thursday-Return Library book, bring prayer book or Bible.

Reading-Finish and return packet and texts in folder.

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News and Notes

Eucharistic Adoration will be Friday morning. Please try to bring a prayer book or children’s Bible. First grade was very respectful and prayerful last Friday. Please remind your child to continue to be quiet and respectful in Chapel. Thank you for your support.

Please sign and return report card envelopes. Test folders will be sent home this week. Please empty and return for the new trimester.

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

Challenge Words: warm, full, done. Test on Friday.

Language Arts Tests-On Friday contractions will be tested. Please help your child review contractions found in the back of the green Words I Use When I Write book.

Math Test-This Thursday students will have chapter 7 test. Homework this week will help review for this test.

HOMEWORK

Monday-

Math-Worksheets for Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. Return on Thursday. This is review for the test.

Tuesday-Wear gym clothes on Wednesday.

Reading/Spelling-Read text on folder or Reading Street reader. Complete

or worksheet and VC/CVCe worksheet. These are words like cupcake.

Math-Work on math review packet.

Wednesday-

Reading/Spelling-Work on activities in folder.

Math-Work on math review packet. Return on Thursday.

Thursday-Return Library book on Friday or Monday.

Reading/Spelling-Finish and return activities in folder.

Language Arts-Review contractions for test on Friday.

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News and Notes 3-11-19

School Supplies-Please check with your child about classroom supplies. Many students need pencils, erasers, glue sticks, crayons, and markers. Some student’s headphones have stopped working properly. Please talk to your child about caring carefully for their things.

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

Challenge Words: only, our, buy. Test on Friday.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament on Friday-Please try to bring a prayer book or children’s Bible. Please talk to your child about being quiet, prayerful, and respectful in the Chapel.

120th Day of School-We will celebrate the 120th day of school on Friday. Students will participate in Math Centers related to the number 120.

Reading/Spelling-Students are beginning to read and spell words with the VC/CV pattern and r-controlled ar and or. Homework will include practice in these skills.

HOMEWORK

Monday-

Math-Worksheet.

Tuesday-Wear gym clothes for class on Wednesday.

Reading/Spelling-Work on activities in the reading folder.

Wednesday-

Reading/Spelling-Work on activities in the folder.

Thursday-Bring a prayer book or children’s Bible for Adoration on Friday. Return Library book on Friday or Monday.

Reading/Spelling-Finish and return activities in folder.

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News and Notes 3-4-19

Lent begins this week with Ash Wednesday Mass at 9:00. Parents are welcome to attend. Students will attend Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament on Fridays before lunch for 30 minutes. Please try have your child bring a children’s Bible or prayer book on their level.

Bake Sale to support older grade students for PJAS (Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science) will be held on Tuesday at lunch time.

Lent Pretzel Sale-Order sheets went home last week. Orders must be placed ahead of time, there will be no extra pretzels available for same day purchase.

Show and Share-Please bring writing to present Show and Share. Parents, please email a picture to: jdonaghy@stisidoreschool.com. This is the last week to present, if your child has not yet had a turn.

Spelling List: light, right, might, sight, night, bright, high, pie, tie, lie.

Challenge Words: always, once, find. Dictation test on Friday.

Math Test-Students will have chapter 6 math test on Thursday. Homework this week will help to review for the test.

HOMEWORK

Monday-

Math-Worksheet or text pages.

Tuesday-Wear gym uniform for short Phys. Ed. class on Wednesday.

Reading/Spelling-Students will read a comprehension selection as we are still finishing the stories from last week. Also read and review Dolch Word Lists 7. Practice words, phrases, and sentences.

Math-Worksheet or text pages.

Wednesday-

Reading/Spelling-Work on activities in folder.

Thursday-Return Library book on Friday or Monday.

Religion-Try to bring a children’s Bible or child level prayer book for Adoration on Friday.

Reading/Spelling-Finish and return activities in folder.

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News and Notes 2-25-19

In-Service is Friday-No school for students. See below about Show and Share.

Spelling List: eat, seat, clean, dream, meat, real, read, east, please, easy.

Challenge Words: does, goes, write. Test on Thursday.

Show and Share-Friday is In-Service with no class for students. Any students who signed up for Friday can choose this Thursday, or next Monday. Please remember to bring your writing, and have parents email me a picture of something you are proud of. Email address is: jdonaghy@stisidoreschool.com.

Test Folders-Please sign and return with tests in folder by the end of the week.

HOMEWORK

Monday-

Math-Complete text pages. These will be circled and marked HW.

Tuesday-Wear gym clothes for class on Wednesday.

Reading/Spelling-Work on activities in blue folder.

Wednesday-

Reading-Finish and return activities in folder.

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News and Notes 2-11-19

Dress Down Day on Friday-The theme is blackout. Wear black. Cost is $1.00. The donation will be going toward purchasing a mascot costume for the school.

Valentine’s Day-Thank you for the donations. We will have our simple snack

on Thursday afternoon. Thank you for helping your child make a Valentine mailbox.

Spelling List: show, grow, throw, yellow, know, soap, loan, boat, coat, toast

Challenge Words: been, eight, fly. Test on Friday.

Reading/Spelling-Please work on activities in folder.

HOMEWORK

Monday-

Math-Worksheet. Count orally from 1-60.

Tuesday-Wear gym clothes for class on Wednesday.

Reading/Spelling-Work on activities in folder. One group will be taking home a hardcover reader. Please keep this book at home until we are done with it.

Math-Count orally from 1-120.

Wednesday-Bring Valentines and any donations for our snack for Thursday.

Reading/Spelling-Work on activities in folder.

Thursday-Dress Down Day. Wear black. Bring $1.00 donation.

Reading/Spelling-Finish and return activities in folder.

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News and Notes 2-4-19

Spelling List: play, gray, may, stay, today, paint, gain, main, wait, train.

Challenge Words: walk, two, who. Dictation test on Friday.

Math Project is due on Friday, February 8.

Math Test will be tomorrow on Chapter 5.

Reading-Please read the fluency pages that will be sent home daily.

Review Dolch Word List 7. Practice words, phrases, and sentences for list 7 with your child.

HOMEWORK

Monday-

Math-Finish text pages to review for chapter 5 test on Tuesday.

Keep chapter 5 book at home.

Tuesday-Wear gym clothes for class on Wednesday.

Reading-Read fluency passages, and review Dolch list 7.

Spelling-Begin to work on long a words spelled ai/ay.

Wednesday-

Reading-Read fluency passages, and review Dolch list 7.

Spelling-Begin to work on long a words spelled ai/ay.

Thursday-Return Library book on Friday or Monday.

Reading/Spelling-Finish and return activities in folder.

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