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1st Grade News

 

The Week of Jan. 20-24:

Language Arts - We worked on identifying questions, proper nouns, and main idea and supporting details.

Math - We worked on adding two to an even number, adding two to an odd number, and covering a design with pattern blocks.

Religion - We continued our chapter on Jesus Teaches Love.  

Science - We started a new unit on the sky which the children are enjoying very much! 

 

The Week of Jan. 27-31:

Language Arts/Reading - (Please see the attachment for detailed information of our topics.)  Our spelling words are the following: me, be, read, feet, tree, keep, eat, mean, sea, these.  Please note there are ten words instead of eight.  Our high-frequency words are the following: about, by, car, could, don’t, maybe, sure, there.  Both the spelling test and reading test will be given on Friday.  

Math - We will be working on identifying one cup liquid measure and adding two to a number.  

Religion  - We finish Chapter 7 with a test on Wednesday.  Thank you, in advance, for helping your child study by completing the interactive review.

Science - We will continue our study of the sky by learning about how the Earth rotates.  

Report cards will be posted on RenWeb on Wednesday, Jan. 29th.  Please let us know if you have any questions about your child’s progress.

Next week is Catholic Schools Week.  There are many special events!

Monday is dress down in your favorite athletic team wear.  We are also collecting school supplies for CCMT.

Tuesday is wear red, white and blue.

Wednesday is Spirit of Champions.  Please check your child’s folder for his/her color.

Thursday is our Mass day.  Students are encouraged to dress up (If your child does not want to dress up, please have him/her wear his/her uniform); however, please keep in mind that we will still be going out for recess and having Phys. Education (1A) that day.

Friday is dress down day wearing crazy socks.

 

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, where, their, blue, far, live, little, water, cold, been, brown, know, never, off, out, own, very, down, fall, goes, green, grow, open, new, yellow, four, five, into, over, starts, three, two, watch, bird, both, eyes, fly, long, or, those, walk, around, before, because, bring, carry, light, show, think

If you notice your child is struggling with the fact assessments (that are completed in class), please have him/her practice math facts at home.



 

AR for Third Quarter:

Our third quarter goal is for each student to earn 2.5 points!

 

SNACK

Parents, please make sure the food that your child is eating at snack time is peanut/tree nut free.  Thank you!


 

On the Horizon:

The SJA Cross & Shield Annual Gala is Saturday, Feb. 1st, at 6:00 pm.  Thank you, in advance, for your support of our school. Please look for our first grade class projects! They are beautiful!

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The Week of Jan. 6-10:

 

Language Arts - We worked on the verb be and comparing and contrasting two items.

Math - We worked on counting money (dimes and pennies), making a line of symmetry, and reviewed math facts.

Religion - Our chapter was titled, “Jesus the Healer”.  We listened to stories about Jesus healing others. We also learned about how Saint Teresa of Calcutta saw God’s goodness in all people.

Social Studies - Our new unit is titled “Rules and Laws”.  We learned about rights and responsibilities, leaders of our community and our state, and the voting process.  

 

The Week of Jan. 13-17:

 

Language Arts/Reading - We are taking a break from our reading text to enjoy a piece of literature.  We will still be practicing reading skills such as cause and effect and sequencing story events. There will be no spelling words or reading assessment the week of Jan. 13-17.   

Math - We will be working on identifying one cup liquid measure, identifying one half, measuring capacity, and comparing two digit numbers.

Religion  - We will complete Chapter 7 and take the assessment on Tuesday.  Please make sure your child does the interactive review to prepare for the assessment.

Social Studies - We will complete our unit on “Rules and Laws”.  The assessment will be given on Friday. Look for a study guide to come home on Monday.

Tuesday is the last day of the quarter.  AR tests for second quarter must be completed by Tuesday.  

We will have our glow party for those students who have reached their AR goal on Thursday; however, since the quarter ends on Tuesday, all tests must be completed by then.  

We have completed volume 1 of our Reading series workbook.  When your child brings it home, please consider saving it to use to review this summer.


 

AR for Second Quarter:

For the second quarter, students have a 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. Students who reach their goal by the end of the second quarter (Jan. 14) will be invited to attend a Glow Party! If your child has met his/her goal, please encourage them to continue reading.  


 

On the Horizon:

No school on Monday, January 20th due to Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. 


 

** Supplies needed: We are looking for donations of Dixie cups to be used for various things in the classroom.  Thank you, in advance, for your support!


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The Week of Dec. 16-20:

Language Arts - We worked on making the past and present tense of verbs.

Math - We worked on counting by twos and solving a problem by drawing a picture.

Religion - We worked on the real meaning of Christmas. We have also been practicing saying The Hail Mary prayer.  Students will be assessed on this prayer soon.

Science - We completed our unit on Matter and took the chapter assessment.

Thank you to everyone who donated items for our Advent Family!

Also, thank you to everyone who donated items and/or helped with our Christmas parties!

Thank you for all of the kind words and the wonderful gifts.  We truly appreciate your thoughtfulness.

 

The Week of Jan. 6-10:

Language Arts - (Please see the attachment for detailed information of our topics.)  Our spelling words are the following: time, like, kite, bike, white, drive, stripe, mice. 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: bird, both, eyes, fly, long, or, those, walk. 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.  This chapter test will have an added page to assess decoding skills.  Children will need to complete this page independently.  

Math - We will be working on identifying one cup liquid measure, creating lines of symmetry, identifying one half, measuring capacity, and comparing two digit numbers.

Religion  - We will begin Chapter 7, Jesus the Healer.

Social Studies - We will begin a new chapter on Rules and Laws.

Monday, Jan. 6th, is an Unbound Dress Down Day.

 

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, where, their, blue, far, live, little, water, cold, been, brown, know, never, off, out, own, very, down, fall, goes, green, grow, open, new, yellow, four, five, into, over, starts, three, two, watch

 

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. Students who reach their goal by the end of the second quarter (Jan. 14) will be invited to attend a Glow Party! If your child has met his/her goal, please encourage them to continue reading.  

 

On the Horizon:

Third quarter begins Jan. 15th. 

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The Week of Dec. 9-13:

Language Arts - We worked on reading and identifying contractions, subject and verb agreement, and understanding cause and effect in stories.

Math - We worked on telling time to the hour, subtracting a number from itself, subtracting zero, and counting by twos.  

Religion - We continued to work on the meaning of Advent, and we celebrated the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe.  

Science - We continued our unit on Matter by learning the states the matter.  

Please consider donating to our First Grade Advent Families.  All donations must be sent in by Wednesday morning, December 18th.  

 

The Week of Dec. 16-20:

Language Arts - (Please see the attachment for detailed information of our topics.)  Our spelling words are the following: came, make, brave, late, gave, shape, waves, chases.  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: four, five, into, over, starts, three, two, watch. 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.  This chapter test will have an added page to assess decoding skills.  Children will need to complete this page independently.  

Math - We will be working on estimating capacity, drawing a picture to solve a problem, identifying even numbers to twenty, and identifying one cup liquid measure.  

Religion  - We will be focusing on the meaning on Christmas.  

Science - Students will be given their test on Matter on Thursday.  Please use the study guide to prepare.  

The First Grade Christmas Program is on Tuesday, Dec. 17th.  Students should report to the classroom no earlier than 5:45 pm.  Students should be in Christmas/Sunday best. After the program, please allow students to return to the classrooms and pick them up there.  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, 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, where, their, blue, far, live, little, water, cold, been, brown, know, never, off, out, own, very, down, fall, goes, green, grow, open, new, 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. Students who reach their goal by the end of the second quarter (Jan. 14) will be invited to attend a Glow Party! If your child has met his/her goal, please encourage them to continue reading.  

 

On the Horizon:

Christmas Break December 21st - January 5th.  Please note that January 6th is our next dress down Unbound Day.  

 

Contact

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

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