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The Week of Nov. 16-19:

Language Arts - This week, we worked on identifying commands and sequence of events in a story.  We also reviewed possessive nouns.

Math - We worked on measuring capacity, counting even and odd numbers, and telling time to the hour.

Religion - We completed Chapter 7 titled, “Jesus the Healer”.  

Social Studies - We completed our unit on “U.S. Symbols”.

The Week of Nov. 30 - Dec. 4:

Language Arts - (Please see the attachment for detailed information on our topics.)  Our spelling words are the following:ship, shop, which, when, whip, fish, shell, graph.  The test will be given on Friday, as usual. Our high-frequency words are the following: down, fall, goes, green, grow, open, new, yellow.  Please continue to practice these words at home.  The reading test will be given on Friday.

Math - We will be focusing on adding two to an even or odd number, covering a design with pattern blocks, and looking for a pattern to solve a problem. 

Religion  - We will begin Chapter 8 titled, “Jesus Teaches Love”.  

Science - We will begin a new chapter titled, “Weather and Seasons”. 
 

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, do, find, funny, sing, no, they, all, does, here, me, my, who, friend, full, good, hold, many, pull, come, every, away, call, hear, said, animal, how, make, of, some, why, her, now, our, she, today, would, after, draw, pictures, read, was, write, one, put, eat, give, small, take, blue, cold, far, little, live, their, water, where, been, brown, know, never, off, out, own, very, down, fall, goes, green, grow, new, open, yellow

 

AR for Second Quarter:

For the second quarter, students have a new goal to earn 1.5 points by the end of the quarter.  Each AR book is given a point value.  It is listed on the back of our SJA library books, or can be found at arbookfind.com.  Most books that first-graders are reading are worth 0.5 points.  Students must earn 100% on the test in order to earn all points for a particular book.  Partial points are given if a student passes the test.  If the student does not pass the test, zero points are given.  Please note that if a student takes a test that is below his/her level, it will not count towards his/her goal.

A.R. - Congratulations to Aiden, Eleanor, and JR who have reached their A.R. goal for the second quarter!  Please encourage your child to work on his/her A.R. goal.  

 

On the Horizon:

The feast of St. Nicholas is Sunday, December 6th.

GO BUCKEYES!!!

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The Week of Nov. 9-13:

Language Arts - This week we worked on identifying proper and common nouns, writing titles correctly, and an author’s purpose.

Math - We worked on even and odd numbers, identifying numbers that are before or after a particular number, and symmetry.

Religion - We completed Chapter 6 and began Chapter 7 titled, “Jesus the Healer”.  

Social Studies - We completed our unit on “U.S. Symbols”.

Please make sure your child is wearing appropriate clothing on Phys. Ed. days (Tuesdays and Thursdays).  Remember spirit wear and solid-colored shirts are the only choices.

Parents, we are noticing some students are struggling with their masks.  We don’t know if it is an issue of the masks not fitting them or if they are pulling them down, but we need your help in this matter.  Please make sure your child’s mask fits properly, and that your child has two, clean masks at school every day.  Thank you, in advance, for your help!

Please remember to send a yellow note in the morning if your child’s dismissal schedule is different or call the office.  Emails may not be read in time.  Thank you!

 

The Week of Nov. 16-20:

Language Arts - (Please see the attachment for detailed information on our topics.)  Our spelling words are the following: chin, chop, much, chip, rich, chick, match, pitch.  The test will be given on Thursday, since there is no school on Friday.  Please note that letters that are incorrectly made (either backwards or the incorrect case) will be counted wrong on the spelling test.  Our high-frequency words are the following: been, brown, know, never, off, out, own, very.  Please note that there are eight high-frequency words instead of six.  Please continue to practice these words at home.  The reading test will be given on Thursday.

Math - We will be focusing on identifying one half of a whole, measuring the capacity of containers using nonstandard units, and showing time to the hour on a clock.

Religion  - We will complete Chapter 7 and take the assessment on Wednesday. 

Social Studies - We will take the assessment on “U.S. Symbols” on Tuesday.


 

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, do, find, funny, sing, no, they, all, does, here, me, my, who, friend, full, good, hold, many, pull, come, every, away, call, hear, said, animal, how, make, of, some, why, her, now, our, she, today, would, after, draw, pictures, read, was, write, one, put, eat, give, small, take, blue, cold, far, little, live, their, water, where, been, brown, know, never, off, out, own, very

Please use the study guide to prepare for the Social Studies test on Tuesday.

Please complete the interactive review for Wednesday’s Religion test.

 

AR for Second Quarter:

For the second quarter, students have a new goal to earn 1.5 points by the end of the quarter.  Each AR book is given a point value.  It is listed on the back of our SJA library books, or can be found at arbookfind.com.  Most books that first graders are reading are worth 0.5 points.  Students must earn 100% on the test in order to earn all points for a particular book.  Partial points are given if a student passes the test.  If the student does not pass the test, zero points are given.

A.R. - Congratulations to Madison, Isabelle, Max, and Tessa who have reached their A.R. goal for the second quarter!  Please encourage your child to work on their A.R. goal.  



 

On the Horizon:

Thanksgiving break will be November 20-29.
 

GO BUCKEYES!!!

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The Week of Nov. 2-6:

Language Arts - This week we worked on identifying articles and story structure.  

Math - We worked on subtracting zero from a number and subtracting a number from itself, telling time to the hour, and measuring capacity.

Religion - We began Chapter 6 titled, “About the Bible” and discussed All Saints Day.

Social Studies - We continued our unit on “U.S. Symbols” and discussed the election process.  

Please make sure your child is bringing all supplies that are needed for his/her lunch including a napkin, utensils, etc.  Thank you!

 

The Week of Nov. 9-13:

Language Arts - (Please see the attachment for detailed information on our topics.)  Our spelling words are the following: that, then, this, them, with, bath.  The test will be given on Friday as usual.  Please note that letters that are incorrectly made (either backwards or the incorrect case) will be counted wrong on the spelling test.  Our high-frequency words are the following: blue, little, water, cold, live, where, far, their.  Please make sure your child is practicing their high-frequency words each week.  This is part of his/her homework.  The reading test will be given on Friday.

Math - We will be focusing on drawing a picture to solve a problem, identifying the even numbers to twenty, and counting dimes and pennies.

Religion  - We will complete Chapter 6 on “About The Bible” and take the assessment on Tuesday.

Social Studies - We will continue our chapter titled, “U.S. Symbols”.  


 

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, do, find, funny, sing, no, they, all, does, here, me, my, who, friend, full, good, hold, many, pull, come, every, away, call, hear, said, animal, how, make, of, some, why, her, now, our, she, today, would, after, draw, pictures, read, was, write, one, put, eat, give, small, take, blue, cold, far, little, live, their, water, where

Seesaw: There will be one activity about the U.S. Symbols posted on Seesaw, Monday after school.  Please complete the activity by Friday morning.

Please complete the interactive review for Tuesday’s Religion test.

 

AR for Second Quarter:

For the second quarter, students have a new goal to earn 1.5 points by the end of the quarter.  Each AR book is given a point value.  It is listed on the back of our SJA library books, or can be found at arbookfind.com.  Most books that first graders are reading are worth 0.5 points.  Students must earn 100% on the test in order to earn all points for a particular book.  Partial points are given if a student passes the test.  If the student does not pass the test, zero points are given.

 

On the Horizon:

Thanksgiving break will be November 20-29.

If you read this newsletter, please send us an email this weekend indicating that you have read the information, and your child will receive a special treat!
 

GO BUCKEYES!!!


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The Week of Oct. 26-30:

Language Arts - This week, we took a break from our Reading series and spent some time with a piece of literature titled, Creepy Carrots.  We used this book to identify story elements, character traits, and sequencing events of a story.  We also worked on synonyms this week.

Math - We worked on subtracting one facts, counting by tens (forward and backward) to one hundred, and using pattern blocks to cover a design.

Religion - We completed Chapter 5 and began Chapter 6 titled, “About the Bible”.  

Father Adam visited our classrooms on Wednesday to distribute rosaries to the students since the rosary is commemorated in October.  The rosaries were blessed by Father Adam.  Please help your child keep his/her rosary in a safe place, since we will be using it later this year.  

Social Studies - We completed our unit on Rules and Laws.

Please make sure your child is getting to school on time every day. Students should be unpacked and in their seats by 8:10 am.  We realize that arrival is different this year with temperature checks, so please plan accordingly.  Thank you!

Also, please make sure that your child is bringing a water bottle to school every day that does not spill easily.  Please do not send in screw top water bottles.  We have had quite a few spills recently.  Thank you!

 

The Week of Nov. 2-6:

Language Arts - (Please see the attachment for detailed information on our topics.)  Our spelling words are the following: us, sun, but, fun, bus, run, jump, must.  The test will be given on Friday as usual.  Please note that letters that are incorrectly made (either backwards or the incorrect case) will be counted wrong on the spelling test.  Our high-frequency words are the following: eat, give, one, put, small, take.  Please make sure your child is practicing their high-frequency words each week.  This is part of his/her homework.  The reading test will be given on Friday.

Math - We will be working on counting by 2’s, telling time to the hour, and subtracting zero and a number from itself.

Religion  - We will continue Chapter 6 on The Bible, and we will be learning about All Saints Day.

Social Studies - We will begin a new chapter titled, “U.S. Symbols”.  

Tuesday is Picture Retake Day.

First Quarter Report Cards will be emailed out to parents on Friday.  

 

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, do, find, funny, sing, no, they, all, does, here, me, my, who, friend, full, good, hold, many, pull, come, every, away, call, hear, said, animal, how, make, of, some, why, her, now, our, she, today, would, after, draw, pictures, read, was, write, one, put, eat, give, small, take

Seesaw: There will be two activities on Seesaw for students to complete this week.  They will be available to complete on Monday after school.  These two activities are due by Friday at 8:00 am.  

 

AR for Second Quarter:

For the second quarter, students have a new goal to earn 1.5 points by the end of the quarter.  Each AR book is given a point value.  It is listed on the back of our SJA library books, or can be found at arbookfind.com.  Most books that first graders are reading are worth 0.5 points.  Students must earn 100% on the test in order to earn all points for a particular book.  Partial points are given if a student passes the test.  If the student does not pass the test, zero points are given.

 

On the Horizon:

Thanksgiving break will be November 20-29.

 

GO BUCKEYES!!!

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The Week of Oct. 19 - 23:

Language Arts - We worked on singular and plural nouns, identifying the text and graphic features in a story, and writing sentences filled with details.

AR - Congratulations to Brent, Laila, and Pyper who met their AR goal this week!

Math - We worked on using a balance to weigh objects using nonstandard units and “adding zero” facts.

XtraMath - Congratulations to Lincoln and Madison who completed their Addition XtraMath! 

Religion - We began Chapter Five on The Holy Family.

Social Studies - We learned the steps to solving a problem and how rules and laws keep us safe in our community.

Just a reminder, Mr. Jakubisin has instituted a new rule about dress code on gym days.  Students should only be wearing a spirit wear shirt or a plain shirt on gym days.

Also, per Mr. Jakubisin, if your child is under the weather and only absent for a day or two, it is probably more beneficial for them to rest than to be online.  

 

The Week of Oct. 26-30:

Language Arts - We will be taking a break from our Reading series.  Instead we will be spending time on a literature study of the book, Creepy Carrots.  This means that there will be no spelling words or “Words to Know” next week.  

Math - We will be working on counting by tens to one hundred, subtracting one from a number, identifying identical designs, and counting dimes.  

Religion  - We will complete Chapter Five with the assessment on Tuesday.

On Wednesday, Father Adam will be coming over to distribute rosaries to the students, since it is the month of the Rosary.

Social Studies - We will complete our unit on Rules and Laws with the assessment on Wednesday.  A study guide will be sent home.  

Halloween - Per Mr. Jakubisin’s decision, students may wear Halloween colors/outfits on Friday.  No costumes will be permitted this year.  We will be taking care of the party.


 

Homework:

Practice reading high-frequency words that we have done so far: and, be, help, play, with, you, for, have, he, look, too, what, do, find, funny, sing, no, they, all, does, here, me, my, who, friend, full, good, hold, many, pull, come, every, away, call, hear, said, animal, how, make, of, some, why, her, now, our, she, today, would, after, draw, pictures, read, was, write

Complete the interactive review to prepare for Tuesday’s
Religion Test.

Study for Wednesday’s Social Studies test.  

 

AR for Second Quarter:

For the second quarter, students have a new goal to earn 1.5 points by the end of the quarter.  Each AR book is given a point value.  It is listed on the back of our SJA library books, or can be found at arbookfind.com.  Most books that first graders are reading are worth 0.5 points.  Students must earn 100% on the test in order to earn all points for a particular book.  Partial points are given if a student passes the test.  If the student does not pass the test, zero points are given.  

 

On the Horizon:

Picture Retake Day is Tuesday, November 3rd.


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The Week of Oct. 12-16:

Language Arts - We worked on identifying statements and the sequence of events in a story.

Math - We worked on our adding one facts and measuring length and width.

Religion - We completed Chapter 4 on The Holy Trinity.

Social Studies - We began a new unit titled, “Rules and Laws”.  

Parents, please remember that we have Library on Wednesdays!  Since some children are checking out chapter books, during library, we wanted you to know that if your child needs another week with his/her book, he/she is welcome to renew the book for another week.  Please just make sure your child brings the book into school each week to renew it.  Thank you!

 

The Week of Oct. 19-23:

Language Arts - (Please see the attachment for detailed information on our topics.)  Our spelling words are the following: yes, let, ted, ten, bed, get, sled, step.  We will also be working on identifying singular and plural nouns.   Our high-frequency words are the following: after, draw, pictures, read, was, write. 

A.R. - The last day to take an AR test for this quarter is Thursday, Oct. 22nd.  We expect all students to meet their AR goal this quarter.  

Math - We will be working on weighing objects using nonstandard units, making and reading a bar graph, and adding zero.

Religion - We will begin Chapter 5 titled, “The Holy Family”.

Social Studies - We will continue to work on Rules and Laws.

On Friday, Oct. 23rd, we will be attending Mass for the first time in the church.  Students must be in uniform every Friday due to Mass.  

 

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, do, find, funny, sing, no, they, all, does, here, me, my, who, friend, full, good, hold, many, pull, come, every, away, call, hear, said, animal, how, make, of, some, why, her, now, our, she, today, would, after, draw, pictures, read, was, write

 

AR for Second Quarter:

For the second quarter, students have a new goal to earn 1.5 points by the end of the quarter.  Each AR book is given a point value.  It is listed on the back of our SJA library books, or can be found at arbookfind.com.  Most books that first-graders are reading are worth 0.5 points.  Some books, that are at a higher level, are worth one whole point.  Students must earn 100% on the test in order to earn all points for a particular book.  Partial points are given if a student passes the test.  If the student does not pass the test, zero points are given.  

 

On the Horizon:

Halloween! Students should bring their costume to school in their book bag or another labeled bag.  Due to COVID, please refrain from sending in any props with your costume.  We will be attending Mass in the morning, so students must wear their uniform to school.  We will change back into our uniform before we leave school at the end of the day. Please write your child’s name on his/her uniform in order to prevent any uniform mix-ups.  Thank you!


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The Week of Oct. 5-9:

Language Arts - We worked on using commas (when a series of items are listed) in a sentence and identifying the main idea and details from a story.

Math - We worked on addition double facts (such as 2+2), ordering numbers to twenty, and adding one to a number.  In class, we have been using a program called XtraMath to practice our addition facts.  Attached to this newsletter are directions on how to have your child log-on to XtraMath at home.  If you are noticing that your child is struggling with their math facts, then we highly recommend having your child use XtraMath at home to advance his/her skills.

Religion - We began Chapter 4 titled, “The Holy Trinity”.

Science - We completed our unit on animals.  The children thoroughly enjoyed this topic!

 

The Week of Oct. 12-16:

Language Arts - (Please see the attachment for detailed information on our topics.)  Our spelling words are the following: on, got, fox, pop, not, hop, block, clock.  We will also be working on identifying statements and our high-frequency words for the week (her, now, our, she, today, would).

Spelling - Beginning Oct. 16th, students will be expected to spell all words with correct case (capital and lowercase) and formation (no backwards letters) in order to receive credit.  

Math - We will be measuring length using nonstandard units, working on “adding one” addition facts, and creating a graph.

Religion - Students will be given the Chap. 4 Religion test on Thursday, Oct. 15th.  Please have your child complete the interactive review on Chapter 4 to help prepare for the test.  

Social Studies - We will be beginning a new chapter titled, “Rules and Laws”.

No school on Monday, Oct. 12th.

Please make sure your child is continuing to bring two masks to school every day.  

On Friday, Oct. 16th, we will be having a dress down day to celebrate our Unbound friend, Joel’s, birthday! 

 

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, do, find, funny, sing, no, they, all, does, here, me, my, who, friend, full, good, hold, many, pull, come, every, away, call, hear, said, how, why, animal, of, make, some

Study for the Religion test on Thursday.

Please remember to work on reading two AR books and taking two quizzes.  If you wait until the last week, there might be a chance of your child not passing the quiz, and your child will not have time to take another one before the end of the quarter.  The end of the quarter is Oct. 22nd.

 

On the Horizon:

We will begin attending Mass at the Church on Friday, Oct. 23rd.  Please make sure your child is in uniform every Friday.  

We will be celebrating Halloween in First Grade on Friday, Oct. 30th.  Because of COVID, parents will not be permitted in the classroom.  We are working on planning a fun party for the students.  We will let you know more details as soon as we have them.

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The Week of Sept. 21 - 25:

Language Arts - We worked on adjectives, story structure, and the letter Uu. 

AR - Congratulations to Alex, Tessa, Harrison, Declan, and Grayson who reached their AR goals this week! If your child has not completed one AR test this quarter, please be sure to do one soon! The last day of the quarter is Oct. 22nd.  If your child has met their AR goal, please continue to have him/her read and take tests.

Math - We worked on finding the sum of doubles facts (Ex. 4+4=8), writing addition sentences to match a story, and using pattern blocks to make a pattern.

Religion - We began a new chapter titled, “Made to Care”.   

Social Studies/Science - We began a new unit in Science on animals.  The students are so excited to learn about this topic!

Parents, on Phys. Ed. days, please make sure your child’s shorts are uniform length.  If they are not, your child will be given a spare uniform to wear.  Thank you!

On uniform days, please make sure your child is dressed appropriately.  The classroom can be cold (due to the A/C).  Please remember that on uniform days the students may wear a long-sleeved uniform shirt or the approved SJA blue, quarter-zip sweatshirt inside.  Those are the only inside options on uniform days.  

Please continue to send a filled, water bottle with your child every day! Thank you!

 

The Week of Sept. 28 - Oct. 2:

Language Arts - (Please see the attachment of this newsletter for detailed information of our topics.)  Our spelling words are the following: an, bad, can, had, cat, ran, add, pass. Please note that there are eight spelling words this week. We will be focusing on identifying complete sentences, the short a sound , and our high-frequency words for the week (away, every, call, come, hear, said).

Math - We will be working on using a balance, looking for a pattern to solve a problem, and covering designs with pattern blocks.  

Religion - We will complete Chapter 3, Unit 1, with the assessment on Thursday.  Please use the review at https://aliveinchrist.osv.com/family/interactive_reviews to help your child study for the test.

Social Studies/Science - In Science, we will discuss life cycles of animals and how animals eat food.
 

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, do, find, funny, sing, no, they, all, does, here, me, my, who, friend, full, good, hold, many, pull, away, every, call, come, hear, said

Study for the Religion test on Thursday.

On the Horizon:

No School on October 9th and 12th.  
 

**Please remember to keep all the newsletters and any other information that goes home in the orange (1A) or blue (1B) folder that was provided to you.  All newsletters can also be found on the SJA web page under “Classrooms”.


Have a wonderful weekend!!

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The Week of Sept. 14-18:

Language Arts - We worked on adjectives, graphic features in a text, and the letter Ee.  Congratulations to JR, Liliana, Eleanor, Max,  Madison, and Nicklas who reached their AR goals this week!

Math - We worked on writing addition sentences to match a picture, combining sets, and identifying ordinal position to sixth

Religion - We continued our chapter titled, “God’s Gifts for Us”.  

Social Studies/Science - We finished up our unit in Social Studies on maps and globes and are looking forward to beginning Science next week.

Thank you to everyone who supported our school by selling mums!

Parents, please make sure your child is bringing a filled, water bottle to school every day.  Thank you!

The Week of Sept. 21-25:

Language Arts - (Please see the attachment of this newsletter for detailed information of our topics.)  Our spelling words are the following: up, bug, mud, nut, hug, tub. We will be focusing on different kinds of adjectives, the /u/ sound, and our high-frequency words for the week (friend, full, good, hold, many, pull).

Math - We will be working on shapes, creating addition problem situations, and doubles facts with sums to eighteen (ex. 3+3=6). 

Religion - We will complete Chapter 2, Unit 1, with the assessment on Tuesday.  Please use the review at https://aliveinchrist.osv.com/family/interactive_reviews to help your child study for the test.

Social Studies/Science - In Science, we are working on classifying animals into groups. 

Picture Day is on Monday.  Please make sure your child is in uniform on Monday.  Thank you!

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, do, find, funny, sing, no, they, all, does, here, me, my, who, friend, full, good, hold, many, pull

Study for the Religion test on Tuesday.

 

On the Horizon:

No School on October 9th and 12th.  
 

Have a wonderful weekend!!

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The Week of Sept. 7-11:

Language Arts - We worked on identifying verbs and the sequence of events in a story.

AR- please use the slips that were sent home to communicate that your child is ready to take a test.  If you need more slips, please let me know.  Congratulations to Aiden and Isabelle in 1A who made their goal this week!

Math - We practiced counting pennies, number sequence, and sorting.

Religion - We completed Chapter 1.  Thank you to those of you who completed the review at home.  You do not need to send us the results.

Social Studies/Science - We began a new unit called “Maps and Globes”.  

Parents, today your child brought this newsletter home in a new folder.  Please put all information that we send home in this folder (newsletters, AR information, Spelling City instructions, etc.).  We thought it might be helpful for you to keep all of the information in one place.  These should not ever be returned to school.  Please keep the folder in a safe place.  

 

The Week of Sept. 14-18:

Language Arts - (Please see the attachment to this newsletter for detailed information of our topics.)  Our spelling words are the following: yet, web, pen, wet, leg, hen. We will be focusing on adjectives, the /e/ sound, and our high-frequency words for the week (all, me, does, my, here, who).

Math - We will be working on picturing and combining sets, counting from zero to twenty-three, writing addition number sentences, and identifying ordinal positions to sixth.

Religion - We will begin a new chapter titled, “God’s Gifts for Us”. The Sign of the Cross will be assessed this week.  Thank you to those of you who have been practicing at home.

Social Studies/Science - In Social Studies, we will complete our chapter on “Maps and Globes”.  Students will be given the assessment on Thursday, Sept. 17th.  A study guide will be sent home prior to the test.  

Monday is a dress-down day for Unbound.  

 

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, do, find, funny, sing, no, they, all, does, here, me, my, who

Study for Social Studies test on Thursday.

 

On the Horizon:

Picture Day is on Monday, September 21st. 

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The Week of Aug. 31-Sept. 4:

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 - Our topics this week were some, some more stories and some, some went away stories, sorting, counting how many angles a shape has, and identifying shapes.

Religion - We focused on the story of Creation and how to make The Sign of the Cross correctly.

Social Studies/Science - We completed our unit on “Where We Live”.  Thank you to those parents who helped their child study.  

Students had their first Library time this week.  The book that your child checked out was in their AR range.  This book can be used towards your child’s goal this quarter.  Please make sure your child reads it several times in order to comprehend the story.  If your child is not ready this week to take a test, that is fine.

Congratulations to Lincoln in 1A who completed his AR goal this quarter!

 

The Week of Sept. 7-10:

Language Arts - (Please see the attachment 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 focusing on sorting, counting pennies, identifying a number between two numbers, and dividing a solid in half.

Religion - Our first Religion test will be on Thursday.  Please have your child complete the interactive review (which can be found at https://aliveinchrist.osv.com/family/interactive_reviews) before Thursday.  Your child will also be bringing home their Religion text on Tuesday to help them prepare for the test.

Social Studies/Science - We will begin a new Social Studies chapter called “Maps and Globes”.  

No school on Monday due to Labor Day.

On Wednesday, we will try to give the students the reading portion of the MAP test.  Please make sure they have a good night’s rest, so they can do their best.  Thank you!

 

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.

Study for the Religion test on Thursday.

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The Week of Aug. 24-28:

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 practice spelling test in your child’s yellow folder next week.

Math - Topics included graphing a picture on a pictograph, identifying most and fewest on a graph, identifying right and left, and ordering numbers from least to greatest.

Religion - We made a wonderful Creation project, learned that Jesus is the Son of God, and discussed our favorite Bible stories.  On Friday, we watched Mass virtually.

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

 

The Week of Aug. 31-Sept. 4:

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 morning and afternoon, identifying first, last, between, and middle, and identifying the number of sides and angles of a triangle.

Religion - Our focus will continue to be the story of Creation.  We will also be focusing on the correct way to say and make The Sign of the Cross.  Students will be assessed on The Sign of the Cross the week of September 14th.  Any practice at home is always appreciated.  

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

On Wednesday, September 2nd, all students will be given the MAP (measure of academic progress) Reading Assessment.  Please make sure your child receives a good night’s rest and an adequate breakfast in order for them to do his/her best.  

1A and 1B will have Library on Wednesday afternoons. 


 

Homework:

Practice spelling words (A resource went home today 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.

An activity to help your child learn possessive nouns has been assigned on Seesaw.  All students need to complete the activity by Friday morning.

 

On the Horizon:

Labor Day is Monday, September 7th, so there will be no school. 

 

Contact

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

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