We are looking forward to our field trip this Friday. The children are to wear their dress winter uniform and bring a bag lunch and drink. We will be leaving immediately following the school mass and return to school about 1:30. The children will then continue their regular Friday schedule with Spanish and Computer/Library specials.
The children have been focusing on what being Thankful means in several areas of their studies. I, too, have been reflecting on the bountiful gifts that I have received as a teacher at St. Augustine. Thank you so very much for the opportunity to serve your families!
It is not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them. This is the true measure of our Thanksgiving.
Wishing you and yours a blessed Thanksgiving,
Mrs. Pam Claytor
This Week in First Grade . . . .
Religion – The children are focusing on the word “W elcome” as they begin to explore the sacrament of Baptism. They will also be reflecting on the many reasons they have to be thankful.
Language Arts - : NOTE Spelling Test on Wednesday focus on: there, from, be, to, we, or as well as ing and ed words, such as shopping, asked, helped, and hugging
READING Vocabulary Recognize and understand Memory Words there, from, be, to, we, or ; Understand describing words; Understand antonyms; Understand the meaning of yuck Phonics Decode words with endings -ing and -ed Decode words with short-vowel patterns ; Decode words with long-vowel patterns; Decode words with short- and long-vowel patterns Vocabulary : Understand describing words; Understand antonyms; Understand the meaning of yuck Phonics Decode words with endings -ing and -ed Recognize and understand Memory Words said, only, you, out, of, here . Identify rebuses for giant, princess, knight, and castle Understand antonyms foolish and clever. Recognize and understand Memory Words said, only, you, out, of, here ; Understand antonyms foolish and clever Comprehension Use pictures and prior knowledge; Complete sentences about a story; Visualize; Draw conclusions; Use pictures and prior knowledge; Answer questions about a poem ; Recognize text structure ; Recognize patterns in text Fluency Read with expression; Read rhythmically LISTENING AND SPEAKING Discuss good practices for playing together with friends; Discuss good practices for playing together with friends; Listen and respond to oral presentations ; WRITING Generate ideas before writing; Write sentences about a character SPELLING Spell Memory Words there, from, be, to, we, or (until spelling test), then: said, only, you, out, of, here; Encode words words with endings -ing and -ed , (until spelling test), then with long vowels GRAMMAR, USAGE, AND MECHANICS Understand and form plurals with -s and -es
Math – We begin a new topic: Doubles Students recognize the doubles relationship and use it as a strategy for remembering addition facts with two like addends. They learn that doubles facts can be associated with memorable real-world situations. Doubles plus 1 - Students master addition facts where the addends are 1 apart. They learn how basic addition facts that are near doubles can be found using related doubles facts Doubles plus 2 Students master addition facts where the addends are 2 apart. They learn how basic addition facts that are near doubles can be found using related doubles facts.
Science – The children will develop connections between their prior understandings of zoo animals and their needs and informational text using comprehension questions and inference.
Social Studies – We will continue to discuss the world of work in preparation for our field trip to the Baltimore Museum of Industry.