Happy Catholic Schools Week! The children and I are looking forward to having you visit the classroom on Wednesday. We are also excited that the grandparents will be able to join us on Friday for a very special morning, starting with a school mass and ending with classroom activities. I do believe the favorite day will be Thursday, when we celebrate our students through many fun activities, including the school-wide basketball games and the afternoon dance/ice cream social, celebrating their Character Counts! awards. Of course there is no official homework to celebrate my students on Thursday!
We will be joining our 7th grade buddies on Tuesday at lunch time for an indoor picnic in their classroom. Please allow your child to bring a beach towel to sit on, as the children will be sitting on the floor. Ms. Ruth will prepare hot lunches for those who have ordered.
Please give your children a chance to earn the money to be spent on the chapstick to be donated on Monday (see note in homework folder that came home Friday). The act of giving is even more meaningful when the child has earned the donation they are giving.
I am reminded of your faith;
rekindle the gift of God within you 2Timothy 1-5;7
Mrs. Pam Claytor
This Week in First Grade
Religion: We begin to work on a new chapter focusing on prayer after a chapter assessment on Monday. The children will name ways that people like to pray and make a personal prayer poster. They will also describe some ways that Jesus prayed after browsing through classroom bible pictures.
Language Arts: Student Objectives READING – Vocabulary: Recognize and understand Memory Words boy, two, about, girl, over, before; Understand story vocabulary tangled, tumbled, dived, paddled; Use context clues to complete sentences ; Recognize and understand Memory Words would, could, some, one, new, were Phonics: Decode short-vowel and CVCe words with -ed and -ing endings; Identify and mark short and long vowels; Associate long-vowel sounds with CVVC pattern; Decode short-vowel words and CVVC words; Decode words with short- and long-vowel patterns Phonemic Awareness: Identify and distinguish between short- and long-vowel sounds Comprehension: Complete sentences about a story ; Recall story details ; Read for details; Associate pictures with sentences SPELLING: Spell Memory Words boy, two, about, girl, over, before; Encode CVCe Pattern Words with -ed and -ing endings; Encode CVVC Pattern Words; Spell Memory Words would, could, some, one, new, were WRITING - Write sentences about a main idea
Math: Our current topic is counting by 10s. The students will also work on counting on from any number by 10s. Please continue to assist your child in developing automaticity with number facts, both with addition and subtraction up to 20.
Science We will move on to a unit on weather measurement, and, along with the water cycle, will discuss extremes in weather.
Social Studies The children will give examples of natural resources people use in everyday life. They will understand that natural resources are limited and in need of protection.