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1st Grade News

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

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