First Grade

We Are Rooted in Faith-Gr. 1 Weekly Newsletter

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WE ARE ROOTED IN FAITH

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.

WE ARE ROOTED IN FAITH

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.

WE ARE ROOTED IN FAITH

News and Notes 1-28-19

Spelling List: blue, glue, true, cute, cube, clue, huge, use, flute, mule.

Challenge Words: their, here, call. Test on Friday.

Test Folders went home with Progress Reports. Please sign and return tests in folder, and progress report. Thank you.

Book Fair-Students may shop at the Book Fair on Wednesday during Library time. Book Fair is also open after school. Check the Catholic School Week calendar for details.

Math Project-Math project is due next week, February 8.

Math Test-Chapter 5 test will be on Friday. Homework for the week will help to review for the test.

Religion Award Folders and January Book It Calendars may be returned this week.

HOMEWORK

Monday-Wear regular uniform on Tuesday.

Math-Worksheet.

Tuesday-Gym uniform for Wednesday.

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

Wednesday-Wear Spirit Wear or Gym Uniform for Thursday.

Reading-Work on activities in folder.

Thursday-Wear regular uniform for Mass on Friday. No dress down passes should be used.

Reading/Spelling-Return completed activities in folder.

Math-Worksheet.

WE ARE ROOTED IN FAITH

News and Notes 1-22-19

Book Fair-Next week students will visit the book fair on Wednesday,

January 30. This will replace our usual Monday library visit.

Spelling List: rose, note, home, hope, globe, drove, joke, broke, smoke, hole.

Challenge Words: pretty, four, away. Dictation test on Friday.

Reading-Please read/review Dolch lists 6. Review words, phrases, and sentences. Read book included in your child’s blue folder. Complete long o worksheet-2 sides.

Math Project-Students have an at home Math project due on February 8.

HOMEWORK

Tuesday-Wear gym clothes for class on Wednesday.

Reading/Spelling-Review Dolch words list 6. Complete long o worksheet-2 sides. Work on reading/spelling activities in folder.

Reading/Spelling-Work on activities in folder. Practice Dolch words daily.

Math-Worksheet.

Thursday-

Reading/Spelling-Finish activities in folder. Practice Dolch words daily.

Return blue folder and completed work.

WE ARE ROOTED IN FAITH

News and Notes 1-14-19

Thank you to the Randazzo Family for the surprise pizza snack on Friday.

The Eagles unfortunately didn’t win, but the class enjoyed the pizza. Thanks!

Spelling Words: time, dime, fine, smile, five, nine, white, write, live, ride.

Challenge Words: right, too, where. Dictation test on Friday.

Religion Test on Advent and Christmas will be on Wednesday.

Math Project-Directions were sent home last week for an at home Math project. Students have a choice between two different projects. Project will be due on 2-8-19.

HOMEWORK

Monday-

Math-Worksheet.

Religion-Study review questions sent home last week.

Tuesday-Wear gym clothes for class on Wednesday.

Religion-Study for test on Wednesday.

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

Wednesday-

Reading/Spelling-Work on activities in folder.

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

Reading-Finish and return completed work in folder.

WE ARE ROOTED IN FAITH

News and Notes 1-7-19

Spelling List: name, base, same, take, ate, late, date, game, make, made.

Challenge Words: want, don’t, know. Dictation test on Friday.

Religion Test-By Wednesday I will send a review sheet for students to study about Advent and Christmas. Test will be given early next week.

Auction Basket-I will be boxing up our awesome Lego basket this week. Thank you for the varied and cool donations.

Reading-This week I am sending home a Math concept book and a leveled book for each group. Please read the book All About Coins with your child. The leveled book should be able to be read independently. We are reading about topics related to American symbols. This also coordinates with our current Social Studies topic.

Math Project-I will be sending home directions for students to choose a single math project to be completed at home. There is an easy project (a fact family poster) and a challenging project (math number line riddles.) I am giving almost a month for the project to be completed.

HOMEWORK

Monday-

Math-Worksheet.

Writing-Help your child choose a season on the worksheet given. The help your child write nouns and verbs about the given season. This will made clear in the directions given for the worksheet. Return by Wednesday.

Tuesday-Wear gym clothes for class on Wednesday. Return writing worksheet.

Reading/Spelling-Work on activities in folder.

Wednesday-

Reading/Spelling-Work on activities in folder.

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

Reading-Finish and return activities in folder.

Math-Worksheet.

Name_____________________________ Sensory Poem Planning Sheet

Choose a season. Circle it. Draw and color a picture for your season. Write nouns amd verbs for things that happen during this season.

winter spring summer autumn/fall

Noun/Verb example: Children are playing.

Season:________________________

Noun

Verb

Children

are playing.

WE ARE ROOTED IN FAITH

News and Notes 1-2-19

First Friday Mass-Mass will be held at 9:00 on Friday. Parents are welcome to join us.

Happy New Year-Many Thanks for the generous donations to our classroom. I am very grateful for the many gifts.

Spelling Words-We will begin the words this week, but will not be tested until next Friday. No written spelling homework this week.

Spelling Words-name, base, same, take, ate, late, date, game, made, make.

Challenge Words-want, don’t, know.

Math-Old chapter 4 book is coming home. Please do not send back. Thank you.

HOMEWORK

Wednesday-

Reading-Read New Year’s article and poem.

Math-Worksheet.

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

Reading-Reread New Year’s article and poem.

Math-Worksheet.

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.

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