It was delightful to have so many of you join me last week for the second opportunity of Back to School. I apologize for the computer mix-up – it was a quick fix, once I had a chance to think about it; the screen setting on my computer somehow ended up on a private setting!
I continue to be impressed with the work ethic of your children. They all try their best and are willing to take “chances” when we are working on a new skill. This is a wonderful forecast for a successful year!
A thought as our country seeks to provide leadership in this ever changing world: Let us take a few minutes to pray for those who find freedom a struggle and to give thanks for the freedoms we have. We should strive to remember that we are all equal in God’s loving eyes.
Have a blessed week!
Mrs. Pam Claytor
This Week in First Grade
Religion: We are beginning to develop an understanding of what being a Catholic means. The children will recognize the crucifix as a sign of Jesus, understand that our parish community gathers in church to celebrate Mass, and realize that Jesus is with us when we pray with our church community.
Language Arts: Phonics work - Blend sounds to decode words, identify rhyming words Vocabulary – read memory words like, to, of, no, was, put, said. Understand meaning of closet and puck. Comprehension skills – associate pictures with words, use prior knowledge, draw conclusions, and answer questions about a story. Writing skills – Spell memory words: like, to, of, no, was. Write sentences about a new snack. Grammar – understand dialogue punctuation, form exclamation and question marks. Listening and speaking- listen for details in a story or song.
***Please have your child work on the bolded vocabulary/memory words.
Math: Skills covered this week include: introducing addition expressions and number sentences, making up stories about joining, adding in any order, and problem solving using objects. If you would like to preview or review any of these lessons with your child using the Pearson Realize website, please note that I expect to be reviewing on Monday, then on Topic 1, lesson 1-5 on Tuesday, 1-6 on Wednesday, 1-7 on Thursday, and 1-8 on Friday.
Science: We will work on understanding that a model is a representation of an object. A scientist uses a model when exploring questions and answers about a topic.
Social Studies: We will continue to explore the meaning of community as we discuss what it means to contribute to the well-being of our family (being a helper, following rules, etc.)