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1st Grade (1A and 1B)

 

 

1st Grade News

 

The Week of Sept. 16-20:

Religion: We will have a test over chapter 1 on Tuesday, Sept. 17.  Please use the interactive review at https://aliveinchrist.osv.com/family/interactive_reviews.

Language Arts/Reading: Please see the attached handout for next week's topics (including spelling words).

Math: Our new books have arrived, and we will begin using them next week.  We will begin with number review.  

Social Studies: We will have our first test on Thursday, Sept. 19.  A study guide will come home on Monday, Sept.16th.

Field Trip: Please make sure your child's permission slip is returned by Monday, Sept.16th.  

Picture Day: Picture Day is Monday, Sept.16th.  Students must be in uniform.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Mrs. Koepfer and Mrs. Switlick

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The Week of Sept. 2-6:

Language Arts - We worked on possessive nouns, the letter Ii, reading our high-frequency words, reading and writing captions, and practicing our spelling words.  Look for your child’s spelling test in your child’s yellow folder next week. This week’s test did count towards your child’s spelling grade. 

Math - Three dimensional shapes were studied this week, including cone, cube, sphere, cylinder, pyramid, and rectangular prism.  We counted each shape’s faces, edges, and vertices. We also experimented with each shape to see if the shape could roll, stack, or slide.

Religion - We focused on the story of Creation, how to make The Sign of the Cross correctly, and genuflecting when you enter and exit the pew.  

Social Studies/Science - We continued our unit on “Where We Live”.  We learned about the following bodies of water: lake, ocean, and river and how we use resources to live.

Parents, please remember that we have Library on Wednesdays! Thank you!

 

The Week of Sept. 9-13:

Language Arts - (Please see the back of this newsletter for detailed information of our topics.)  Our spelling words are the following: dot, log, top, hot, ox, lot. We will be focusing on action verbs, the /o/ sound, and our high-frequency words for the week (do, sing, find, no, funny, they)

Math - We will be working on combining shapes to make new shapes.  On Thursday, the students will be assessed on two-dimensional and three-dimensional shapes.  To help your child prepare for this assessment, a practice test was sent home today. Please have your child complete the test and return by Wednesday.  We will look over the practice assessment and return them before the assessment on Thursday.

Religion - Our focus will continue to be the story of Creation.

Social Studies/Science - We will continue our unit on “Where We Live” by learning about recycling and how other people live in the world.

Students may dress down on September 9th and 12th (our Unbound friend’s birthday) IF they are taking part in this year’s Unbound $20 donation.  

 

Homework

Practice spelling words 

Practice reading high-frequency words that we have done so far: and, be, help, play, with, you, for, have, he, look, too, what.

Math practice test - Due on Wednesday (feel free to turn it in early)

 

On the Horizon:

 

MAP Testing and Picture Day (Sept. 16th)!


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The Week of Aug. 26 – 29:

Language Arts - We worked on identifying nouns in a sentence, the letter Aa, reading our high-frequency words, choosing the main ideas and supporting details from a text, and practicing our spelling words.  Look for your child’s spelling test in your child’s yellow folder next week.

Math - Two dimensional shapes, such as pentagon, hexagon, octagon, trapezoid, rhombus, rectangle, square, circle, oval, were studied this week.  We explored the shapes by identifying how many sides and corners each shape had.  

Religion - We talked about our favorite Bible stories and attended our first all-school liturgy on Thursday.  Parents, please remember students are welcome to sit with you at Mass each week.

Social Studies/Science - Our first unit is titled, “Where We Live”.  We learned about neighborhoods, mountains, plains, valleys, lakes, rivers, and oceans.

Parents, thank you for attending Parent Night! We appreciate your interest in your child’s learning.  

Please make sure your child’s water bottle is filled up before they come to school in the morning.  Thank you!

 

The Week of Sept. 4-7:

Language Arts - (Please see the back of this newsletter for detailed information of our topics and the spelling list for next week.)  We will be focusing on possessive nouns, context clues, and the letter Ii.  

Math - We will be working on identifying three-dimensional shapes.

Religion - Our focus will be the story of Creation.

Social Studies/Science - We will continue our unit on “Where We Live”.

 

“Homework”

Practice spelling words (A resource went home on Thursday called Spelling City that you can choose to use to help your child with their spelling words).  

Practice reading high-frequency words that we have done so far: and, be, help, play, with, you, for, have, he, look, too, what.

 

On the Horizon:

Students may dress down on September 9th and 12th (our Unbound friend’s birthday) if they are taking part in this year’s Unbound $20 donation. 

 

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Dear Parents,

Welcome to First Grade! We enjoyed meeting everyone at Welcome Back to School Day.  Just a reminder that first grade has a staggered start with students that have a last name beginning with A-Q come on Thursday, August 22nd, only.  Students with a last name beginning with R-Z come on Friday, August 23rd, only.  

Just like Kindergarten, please pack a snack for your child to eat in the morning.  To make things easier for your child, please pack the snack separate from his/her lunch.  Also, please remember all snacks must be peanut/tree nut free.  In First Grade, students are permitted to bring in an insulated water bottle to be used throughout the day.  We ask it to be insulated to avoid water puddles on their desk.  Spill-proof water bottles are very much appreciated!

If there has been a change in your child's transportation from what you previously indicated on Welcome Back Day, please send us a note, so we can ensure that your child gets home safely.

Thank you!

Mrs. Switlick & Mrs. Koepfer

 

Links for school:

Religion: http://aliveinchrist.osv.com/

Practice Math Facts: http://www.playkidsgames.com/games/mathfact/mathFact.htm


 

Contact

Lori Koepfer
1st Grade- 1B
lkoepfer@school.joanofarc.org

Amy Switlick
1st Grade- 1A
aswitlick@school.joanofarc.org