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The Week of May 17-21:

Language Arts - This week, we worked on identifying the main idea and supporting details of a story, using the correct adjective to compare nouns, and decomposing contractions.

Math - We focused on identifying and counting hundreds, tens, and ones, writing addition and subtraction fact families, and representing numbers to five hundred using pictures.

Religion - We continued Chapter 19 and continued working on The Fatima Prayer. This prayer is one that they are very unfamiliar with, so please practice this at home with them.  This prayer will be assessed the last week of school.   

Social Studies - We continued a new chapter titled, “Holidays”.  

 

The Week of May 24-28:

 

***Dress down in Spirit Wear or school colors all week.  Please note that shorts need to be uniform length.  If your child does not have these clothes, please have him/her wear his/her uniform.  Thank you!!

 

Monday: 

 

Field Day Activities in the morning.  Please make sure your child has a filled, insulated water bottle to take outside with them.  

Please send in your child’s rosary if you haven’t already done so.

Last day to take an AR test!!


 

Tuesday:

 

Field Day Activities in the afternoon.  Please make sure your child has a filled, insulated water bottle to take outside with them.

Religion test on Chapter 19 - Please use the interactive review to help your child study.

 

Wednesday:

 

Field Day Activities in the morning.  Please make sure your child has a filled, insulated water bottle to take outside with them.

Knights of Columbus is providing lunch for all students.  Children are welcome to bring a beach towel to sit on if they would like.

All borrowed Library books must be returned.  The Library Book Sale will also continue on Wednesday.

 

Thursday:

 

Pizza lunch will be provided for all students who met their AR goal! We will also be providing a drink and ice cream treat.  If you feel like your child needs more, please have them bring that.  If your child did not meet his/her goal, please be sure to pack him/her a lunch.  You will be notified if your child did not make his/her goal.

 

Friday:

 

Dismissal is at 1:00 pm.  There is NO Extended Day.

Please pack your child a lunch.  We will be eating early due to the early dismissal.

We will not be attending Mass.

 

Homework:

Please study for the Religion test on Tuesday.   

 

AR for Fourth Quarter:

 

The goal for the fourth quarter is for each child in first grade to earn 2.5 points.  Congratulations to Kailyn, Alexandra, Joseph, Austin, Camden, Lilly Root, and Harrison who completed their AR goal for the fourth quarter!!  The last day to take an AR test for the fourth quarter is Monday, May 24th.  

 

We have truly enjoyed working with your children this year.  Even though it was not a normal year, they really did well handling all of the restrictions and wearing their masks all day.  We are sorry that we were unable to physically interact with you this year. It makes us sad that we didn’t get to know you better.  We hope you all have a wonderful, relaxing summer!!

 

Mrs. Koepfer and Mrs. Switlick



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The Week of May 10-14:

Language Arts - This week, we worked on identifying adverbs and reading words with prefixes and suffixes.

Math - We focused on  working on subtracting two-digit numbers without regrouping, reading a thermometer to the nearest ten degrees, and subtracting half of a double.

Religion - We completed Chapter 18 and began working on The Fatima Prayer. This prayer is one that they are very unfamiliar with, so please practice this at home with them.  This prayer will be assessed the last week of school.   

Social Studies - We began a new chapter titled, “Holidays”.  

 

The Week of May 17-21:

Language Arts - (Please see the attachment for detailed information on our topics.)  Our spelling words are the following: even, open, begin, baby, tiger, music, paper, zero, table, below, because, silent.  Our high-frequency words are the following: loved, most, only, people, sorry, field, brothers, everyone.  Please continue to practice these words at home.  The spelling and reading tests will be on Friday.

Math - We will be working on identifying and counting hundreds, tens, and ones, writing addition and subtraction fact families, and representing numbers to five hundred using pictures.    

Religion  - We will begin Chapter 19, titled, “We Give Thanks”.  We will also be praying the rosary and focusing on the Joyful Mysteries of the rosary the last week of school.  Please have your child bring either the rosary that was given to them at the beginning of the school year or another rosary that they have by Monday, May 24th.  

Library - Students will no longer be checking out books from the library.

 

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, four, five, into, over, starts, three, two, watch, bird, both, eyes, fly, long, or, those, walk, around, because, before, bring, carry, light, show, think, about, could, sure, by, don’t, there, car, maybe, first, right, under, food, sometimes, your, ground, these, done, paper, were, great, soon, work, laugh, talk, door, more, mother, old, try, use, want, wash, few, night, loudly, noise, story, shall, world, window, baby, begins, eight, follow, learning, until, years, young, again, along, began, boy, father, house, nothing, together, ready, country, soil, kinds, earth, almost, covers, warms, buy, city, family, myself, party, please, school, seven, above, bear, even, studied, teacher, toward, pushed, surprised, always, enough, near, happy, high, once, different, stories, across, ball, cried, head, heard, large, second, should, caught, took, listen, thought, minute, beautiful, idea, friendship, loved, most, only, people, sorry, field, brothers, everyone

Please complete XtraMath two times at home this week.   






 

AR for Fourth Quarter:

 

The goal for the fourth quarter is for each child in first grade to earn 2.5 points.  In order for your child to achieve his/her goal, please make sure that you are having your child read regularly.  Since this goal is higher, waiting until the end of the quarter will be problematic.  Congratulations to Grayson, JR, Tessa, Alex Johnson, Brynn, and Bronson who completed their AR goal for the fourth quarter!!  The last day to take an AR test for the fourth quarter is Monday, May 24th.  

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The Week of May 3-6:

Language Arts - This week, we worked on identifying possessive pronouns, identifying adjectives, and describing story elements.

Math - We focused on subtracting facts that have a difference of two, counting quarters, and identifying solid figures (triangular prism and rectangular prism).  

Religion - We began Chapter 18 titled, “We Are Welcomed” which focuses on Baptism.  If you have time to share photographs and items from your child’s Baptism with them, that would be great!

Social Studies - We completed our chapter titled, “The American People”.  Thank you for helping your child with his/her homework.  We enjoyed sharing all of the children’s answers!

 

The Week of May 10-14:

Language Arts - (Please see the attachment for detailed information on our topics.)  Our spelling words are the following: sad, sadly, slow, slowly, dust, dusty, trick, tricky, help, helpful, quickly, hopeful.  Our high-frequency words are the following: caught, took, listen, thought, minute, beautiful, idea, friendship.  Please continue to practice these words at home.  The spelling and reading tests will be on Friday.

Math - We will be working on subtracting two-digit numbers without regrouping, reading a thermometer to the nearest ten degrees, and subtracting half of a double.  

Religion  - We will complete Chapter 18 and take the assessment on Wednesday.

Special Note:

We realize that we are nearing the end of the school year; however, we still have a lot of topics and concepts to learn.  Making sure your child completes all of his/her homework, gets a good night’s sleep, and comes prepared to the school day (two masks, snack, a filled water bottle, etc.) is very much appreciated!! We just want to ensure that your child is prepared for next year! 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, blue, cold, far, little, live, their, water, where, been, brown, know, never, off, out, own, very, down, fall, goes, green, grow, new, open, yellow, four, five, into, over, starts, three, two, watch, bird, both, eyes, fly, long, or, those, walk, around, because, before, bring, carry, light, show, think, about, could, sure, by, don’t, there, car, maybe, first, right, under, food, sometimes, your, ground, these, done, paper, were, great, soon, work, laugh, talk, door, more, mother, old, try, use, want, wash, few, night, loudly, noise, story, shall, world, window, baby, begins, eight, follow, learning, until, years, young, again, along, began, boy, father, house, nothing, together, ready, country, soil, kinds, earth, almost, covers, warms, buy, city, family, myself, party, please, school, seven, above, bear, even, studied, teacher, toward, pushed, surprised, always, enough, near, happy, high, once, different, stories, across, ball, cried, head, heard, large, second, should, caught, took, listen, thought, minute, beautiful, idea, friendship

Please complete XtraMath two times at home this week.   

Study for the Religion test on Wednesday.  
 

AR for Fourth Quarter:

The goal for the fourth quarter is for each child in first grade to earn 2.5 points.  In order for your child to achieve his/her goal, please make sure that you are having your child read regularly.  Since this goal is higher, waiting until the end of the quarter will be problematic.  Congratulations to Cooper, Aiden, and Eleanor who completed their AR goal for the fourth quarter!!  The last day to take an AR test for the fourth quarter is Monday, May 24th.  
 

Happy Mother’s Day!!!!

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The Week of April 26-30:

Language Arts - This week, we worked on identifying types of sentences, adding endings to a root word (-er and -est), and understanding an author’s purpose in writing a selection.

Math - We focused on identifying fractional parts of a set, subtracting a difference of one, and subtracting ten from a number.  

Religion - We completed Chapter 17.   

Social Studies - We continued our chapter titled, “The American People”.

 

The Week of May 3-7:

Language Arts - (Please see the attachment for detailed information on our topics.)  Our spelling words are the following: my, try, sky, fly, by, dry, pie, cried, night, light, myself, brighter.  Our high-frequency words are the following: across, ball, cried, head, heard, large, second, should.  Please continue to practice these words at home.  The spelling and reading tests will be on Thursday.

Math - We will be working on subtracting differences of two, identifying geometric solids, and identifying and counting quarters.  

Religion  - We will begin Chapter 18, titled “We Are Welcomed”.

Social Studies - We will complete our chapter titled, “The American People” and take the assessment on Wednesday.  Please use the study guide that was sent home to help your child study.

Unbound Dress Down Day on Monday!

No school 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, blue, cold, far, little, live, their, water, where, been, brown, know, never, off, out, own, very, down, fall, goes, green, grow, new, open, yellow, four, five, into, over, starts, three, two, watch, bird, both, eyes, fly, long, or, those, walk, around, because, before, bring, carry, light, show, think, about, could, sure, by, don’t, there, car, maybe, first, right, under, food, sometimes, your, ground, these, done, paper, were, great, soon, work, laugh, talk, door, more, mother, old, try, use, want, wash, few, night, loudly, noise, story, shall, world, window, baby, begins, eight, follow, learning, until, years, young, again, along, began, boy, father, house, nothing, together, ready, country, soil, kinds, earth, almost, covers, warms, buy, city, family, myself, party, please, school, seven, above, bear, even, studied, teacher, toward, pushed, surprised, always, enough, near, happy, high, once, different, stories, across, ball, cried, head, heard, large, second, should

Please complete XtraMath two times at home this week.   

Study for the Social Studies test on Wednesday.  

 

Special Project:

We will be working on a special project in class.  Please send in a smooth, flat rock (approximately the size of an adult’s palm or larger) by May 3rd.  Thank you!

 

AR for Fourth Quarter:

The goal for the fourth quarter is for each child in first grade to earn 2.5 points.  In order for your child to achieve his/her goal, please make sure that you are having your child read regularly.  Since this goal is higher, waiting until the end of the quarter will be problematic.  Congratulations to Liliana, Max, Kristen Lynn and Nicklas who completed their AR goal for the fourth quarter!!



 

Special Message:

 

Dear First Grade Parents,                                                 

Every year SJA strives to bring the best of academic and extra-curricular opportunities for the students and every year we have been supported by parents like you to hold fundraisers to pay for these opportunities for the students. My name is Victoria Shiple, and I will be putting together a basket with the theme “Pamper Moms” for SJA’s PSO FUNraiser this year.  There will be items such as bath/body care, a certificate for a massage, gift card to restaurant (so mom doesn’t have to cook!), decadent chocolates, a bottle of bubbly, a certificate for a pedicure and maybe some other things depending on donations.  I am happy to gather all of the items, if I could have each family donate $10 toward our basket so we can have a fantastic basket for one lucky mom! Please place your donation in an envelope marked first grade auction basket.  Also all donations need to be in by May 10th. Thank you all in advance!

Sincerely,                                                                       

Victoria Shiple

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The Week of April 19-23:

Language Arts - This week, we worked on writing exclamatory sentences, adding endings to a root word, and sequencing events from a story.

Math - We focused on measuring line segments using centimeters, making a bar graph, and identifying geometric solids.  

Religion - We completed Chapter 16 and began Chapter 17.   

Social Studies - A new chapter titled, “The American People” was introduced. 

 

The Week of April 26-30:

Language Arts - (Please see the attachment for detailed information on our topics.)  Our spelling words are the following: hard, harder, hardest, fast, faster, fastest, slow, slower, slowest, sooner, shorter, shortest.  Our high-frequency words are the following: always, enough, near, happy, once, different, stories.  Please continue to practice these words at home.  The spelling and reading tests will be on Friday.

Math - We will be working on subtracting differences of one and two, subtracting ten from a number, and identifying fractional parts of a set.  

Religion  - We will complete Chapter 17, “Holy Signs”, and take the chapter test on Thursday.  Students will be assessed on their knowledge of the Guardian Angel Prayer on Friday, April 30th.  

Social Studies - We will continue our chapter titled, “The American People”.

Reminder - All students should have two, clean masks and a water bottle (spill-proof) with them every day.  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, blue, cold, far, little, live, their, water, where, been, brown, know, never, off, out, own, very, down, fall, goes, green, grow, new, open, yellow, four, five, into, over, starts, three, two, watch, bird, both, eyes, fly, long, or, those, walk, around, because, before, bring, carry, light, show, think, about, could, sure, by, don’t, there, car, maybe, first, right, under, food, sometimes, your, ground, these, done, paper, were, great, soon, work, laugh, talk, door, more, mother, old, try, use, want, wash, few, night, loudly, noise, story, shall, world, window, baby, begins, eight, follow, learning, until, years, young, again, along, began, boy, father, house, nothing, together, ready, country, soil, kinds, earth, almost, covers, warms, buy, city, family, myself, party, please, school, seven, above, bear, even, studied, teacher, toward, pushed, surprised, always, enough, near, happy, high, once, different, stories

Please complete XtraMath two times at home this week.   

Study for the Religion test on Thursday.  

 

Special Project:

We will be working on a special project in class.  Please send in a smooth, flat rock (approximately the size of an adult’s palm or larger) by May 3rd.  Thank you!

 

AR for Fourth Quarter:

The goal for the fourth quarter is for each child in first grade to earn 2.5 points.  In order for your child to achieve his/her goal, please make sure that you are having your child read regularly.  Since this goal is higher, waiting until the end of the quarter will be problematic.  Congratulations to Pyper, Declan and Peyton who completed their AR goal for the fourth quarter!!

 

On the Horizon:

No school on Friday, May 7th.  

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The Week of April 12-16:

Language Arts - This week, we worked on writing contractions with “not”, making synonyms for words, and drawing conclusions on a character’s feelings.  

Math - We focused on adding three single-digit numbers, using dollar bills to purchase items, and solving word problems.  

Religion - We began Chapter 16 titled, “Jesus the Savior”.   

Social Studies - A new chapter titled, “The American People” was introduced. 

 

The Week of April 19-23:

Language Arts - (Please see the attachment for detailed information on our topics.)  Our spelling words are the following: mix, mixed, hop, hopped, hope, hoping, run, running, use, used, writing, grabbed.  Our high-frequency words are the following: above, bear, even, studied, teacher, toward, pushed, surprised.  Please continue to practice these words at home.  The spelling and reading tests will be on Friday.

Math - We will be working on identifying fractional parts of a whole, drawing line segments to the nearest centimeter, and identifying geometric solids.  

Religion  - We will complete Chapter 16 titled, “Jesus the Savior” and take the assessment on Tuesday.

Social Studies - We will continue our chapter titled, “The American People”.




 

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, four, five, into, over, starts, three, two, watch, bird, both, eyes, fly, long, or, those, walk, around, because, before, bring, carry, light, show, think, about, could, sure, by, don’t, there, car, maybe, first, right, under, food, sometimes, your, ground, these, done, paper, were, great, soon, work, laugh, talk, door, more, mother, old, try, use, want, wash, few, night, loudly, noise, story, shall, world, window, baby, begins, eight, follow, learning, until, years, young, again, along, began, boy, father, house, nothing, together, ready, country, soil, kinds, earth, almost, covers, warms, buy, city, family, myself, party, please, school, seven, above, bear, even, studied, teacher, toward, pushed, surprised

Please complete XtraMath two times at home this week.   

Study for the Religion test on Tuesday.  

 

Special Project:

We will be working on a special project in class.  Please send in a smooth, flat rock (approximately the size of an adult’s palm or larger) by May 3rd.  Thank you!

 

AR for Fourth Quarter:

The goal for the fourth quarter is for each child in first grade to earn 2.5 points.  In order for your child to achieve his/her goal, please make sure that you are having your child read regularly.  Since this goal is higher, waiting until the end of the quarter will be problematic.  Congratulations to Madison and Lincoln who already completed their AR goal for the fourth quarter!!

 

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The Week of March 15-19:

Language Arts - This week, we worked on opinion writing.  Students were given the STAR Reading Test this week.  New AR levels will be sent home on Monday.

Math - We focused on identifying a dozen and half dozen, measuring distance using feet, and adding nine facts.

Religion - We completed Chapter 14 with the assessment on Thursday.  

Science - We began a new unit on Matter.

The children were excited to build leprechaun traps! Thank you for all donations that were sent in! Pictures are on Seesaw if you would like to see your child’s trap.  

 

The Week of March 22-26:

Language Arts - (Please see the attachment for detailed information on our topics.)  Our spelling words are the following: soon, new, noon, zoo, boot, too, moon, blew, soup, you, grew, scoop.  Please note that there are twelve words again this week. Our high-frequency words are the following: ready, country, soil, kinds, earth, almost, covers, warms.  Please continue to practice these words at home.  The spelling and reading tests will be on Friday.

Math - We will be working on identifying one half, one third, and one sixth, using comparison symbols, and identifying cup, quart, gallon, and liter containers.

Religion  - We will begin Chapter 15 titled, “Showing Sorrow”.  

Science - We will continue Chapter 9 titled, “Matter Everywhere”.

For Music in Our Schools Month, Friday is a Music Dress Down Day.  Students are asked to wear their favorite decade of music. 

1950s:  Don your poodle skirts, leather jackets, and bobby socks to celebrate the decade that brought us Chuck Berry and Elvis Presley.

1960’s:  Wear tie-die, headbands, and vests with fringe to celebrate the decade that introduced the Beach Boys and the Beatles.

1970’s:  Wear your bell-bottoms, jump suits, bright patterns, and hippie fashions to celebrate the decade that brought us Disco!

1980’s:  Wear your white-washed jeans, layered necklaces, studded jackets, legwarmers, horizontal stripes, and bandana headbands to celebrate the decade that brought us David Bowie, U2, and Blondie.

1990’s:  Baggy clothing, baseball caps, plaid shirts, and sneakers help celebrate the decade that brought us Boy Bands!

 

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, four, five, into, over, starts, three, two, watch, bird, both, eyes, fly, long, or, those, walk, around, because, before, bring, carry, light, show, think, about, could, sure, by, don’t, there, car, maybe, first, right, under, food, sometimes, your, ground, these, done, paper, were, great, soon, work, laugh, talk, door, more, mother, old, try, use, want, wash, few, night, loudly, noise, story, shall, world, window, baby, begins, eight, follow, learning, until, years, young, again, along, began, boy, father, house, nothing, together, ready, country, soil, kinds, earth, almost, covers, warms

Instead of XtraMath homework, this week, students will be given two assignments to complete on Seesaw.  These activities will be posted to your child’s Seesaw account on Monday.   


 

AR for Third Quarter:

Congratulations to Piper, Joseph, Bronson, JR, Max, and Laila who have completed their AR goal for the third quarter!!

 

AR for Fourth Quarter:

The goal for the fourth quarter is for each child in first grade to earn 2.5 points.  In order for your child to achieve his/her goal, please make sure that you are having your child reading regularly.  Since this goal is higher, waiting until the end of the quarter will be problematic.

 

On the Horizon:

Easter break is April 2-11.

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The Week of March 8-12:

Language Arts - This week, we worked on using possessive pronouns,  writing a date correctly, and identifying cause and effect from a text.

Math - We focused on counting nickels and pennies, ordering events by time, and subtracting a number from ten.

Religion - We completed Chapter 13 titled, “Disciples Serve” and began Chapter 14 titled, “Making Choices”.  

Science - We completed our unit on gravity, forces, magnets and simple machines.

For Lent, each classroom has been asked to donate a total of forty canned goods.  Any donations are appreciated.

Thank you so much for all of the leprechaun trap donations!!

 

The Week of March 15-19:

Language Arts - Due to the short week, we will not be doing our regular reading series.  Instead, we will be working on dictionary skills and a writing project.  We will not be working on any spelling words. Therefore, we will not be having a spelling or reading test.

Math - We will be working on identifying a dozen and half dozen, measuring distances using feet, adding nine to a number, and identifying dollar bills.  Wanted: egg cartons for twelve eggs! If you have any to send in on Monday, that would be wonderful!!

Religion  - We will continue Chapter 14 and take the test on Thursday.  

Science - We will begin Chapter 9 titled, “Matter Everywhere”.

For Music in Our Schools Month, Thursday is a Musical Theater Dress Down Day.  Students are permitted to wear their musical theater t-shirt.  Since it is our Phys. Ed. day, students have the option to just wear their usual Phys. Ed. attire.

Students will be working on building traps in hopes of catching a leprechaun!

No school on Friday, March 19th.


 

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, four, five, into, over, starts, three, two, watch, bird, both, eyes, fly, long, or, those, walk, around, because, before, bring, carry, light, show, think, about, could, sure, by, don’t, there, car, maybe, first, right, under, food, sometimes, your, ground, these, done, paper, were, great, soon, work, laugh, talk, door, more, mother, old, try, use, want, wash, few, night, loudly, noise, story, shall, world, window, baby, begins, eight, follow, learning, until, years, young, again, along, began, boy, father, house, nothing, together

Students are required to complete XtraMath at home two times throughout the week.  Each week will begin with Monday as the first day of the week and ending that Sunday. Please make sure your child is completing the entire session.  At the end of the session, you are able to see if they received a red, yellow, or green.  If there is a gray color, that means they ended the session before it was complete.  This is in addition to their other homework. (Looking forward, in second grade students are expected to complete 100 math facts in two and a half minutes.)

Study for Thursday’s Religion test using the online interactive study guide.


 

AR for Third Quarter:

For the third quarter, students have a new goal to earn 2.0 points by the end of the quarter. The end of the third quarter is Thursday, March 18th.  Congratulations to Cooper, Eleanor, Nicklas, Pyper, Brent, Kyleigh, Lilly Root, and Kailyn who have completed their AR goal for the third quarter!! Ice cream sundaes will be enjoyed on Thursday for all students who have met their AR goal!

 

On the Horizon:

Easter break is April 2-11.

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The Week of Feb. 22-26:

Language Arts - This week, we worked on substituting pronouns for subject nouns and identifying story elements from a text.

Math - We focused on counting by 100’s, adding ten to a number, and missing addends.

Religion - We completed Chapter 12.

Science - A new chapter titled, “On the Move” was begun this week.

For Lent, each classroom has been asked to donate a total of forty canned goods.  Any donations are appreciated.

Just a reminder, if your child is quarantined or has tested positive for COVID, he/she is welcome to be a virtual learner.  You can find the Zoom link on Seesaw.  Virtual learning is not for daily illnesses or vacations.

 

The Week of March 1-5:

Language Arts - (Please see the attachment for detailed information on our topics.)  Our spelling words are the following: her, fern, girl, sir, stir, bird, fur, hurt, turn, third.  The test will be given on Friday as usual.  Our high-frequency words are the following: baby, begins, eight, follow, learning, until, years, young.  Please continue to practice these words at home.  The reading test will be given on Friday.

Math - We will be working on measuring length, drawing congruent shapes, measuring line segments to the nearest inch, and counting nickels.

Religion  - We will begin Chapter 13.  

Science - We will continue our chapter on motion, gravity, forces, and magnets.

No school on Monday.





 

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, four, five, into, over, starts, three, two, watch, bird, both, eyes, fly, long, or, those, walk, around, because, before, bring, carry, light, show, think, about, could, sure, by, don’t, there, car, maybe, first, right, under, food, sometimes, your, ground, these, done, paper, were, great, soon, work, laugh, talk, door, more, mother, old, try, use, want, wash, few, night, loudly, noise, story, shall, world, window, baby, begins, eight, follow, learning, until, years, young

Students are required to complete XtraMath at home two times throughout the week.  Each week will begin with Monday as the first day of the week and ending that Sunday. Please make sure your child is completing the entire session.  At the end of the session, you are able to see if they received a red, yellow, or green.  If there is a gray color, that means they ended the session before it was complete.  This is in addition to their other homework. (Looking forward, in second grade students are expected to complete 100 math facts in two and a half minutes.)


 

AR for Third Quarter:

For the third quarter, students have a new goal to earn 2.0 points by the end of the quarter. The end of the third quarter is Thursday, March 18th.  Congratulations to Declan and Peyton who have completed their AR goal for the third quarter!!

 

On the Horizon:

The week of March 8-12, the students will be working on building traps in hopes of catching a leprechaun.  If you are able to donate any of the following items to help build our traps, it would be greatly appreciated: toilet paper/paper towel tubes, painter’s tape, craft sticks, shiny wrapping paper, jewelry boxes and kid-size shoe boxes.

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The Week of Feb. 8-12:

Language Arts - This week, we worked on prepositional phrases, cause and  effect, and compound words.

Math - We focused on telling time to the half hour, adding two digit numbers with regrouping, and dividing a shape into fourths.

Religion - We completed Chapter 11 and began Chapter 12.

Social Studies - We continued our chapter on “Yesterday and Today”.  Students were given a homework assignment about oral history.  Please make sure your child completes it and returns it by Tuesday, Feb. 16th.  Thank you!

We had wonderful Valentine’s Day parties! Thank you so much for all of the generous donations! The children had a great time!

 

The Week of Feb. 15-19:

Language Arts - (Please see the attachment for detailed information on our topics.)  Our spelling words are the following: far, arm, yard, art, jar, bar, barn, bark, card, yarn.  The test will be given on Friday as usual.  Our high-frequency words are the following: few, night, loudly, noise, story, shall, world, window.  Please continue to practice these words at home.  The reading test will be given on Friday.

Math - We will be working on adding ten to a number, counting by tens from a single-digit number, drawing a picture to solve a problem, and adding ten to a number.

Religion  - We will continue Chapter 12 titled “Friends of God”.  

Social Studies - We will continue our chapter titled “Yesterday and Today” and take the assessment on Thursday, Feb. 18th.  Please look for a study guide next week.

No school on Monday due to Presidents’ Day.

On Wednesday, we will be watching Mass virtually and receiving ashes in the classroom.  Due to Ash Wednesday, we will not be attending Mass on Friday, the 19th.


 

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, four, five, into, over, starts, three, two, watch, bird, both, eyes, fly, long, or, those, walk, around, because, before, bring, carry, light, show, think, about, could, sure, by, don’t, there, car, maybe, first, right, under, food, sometimes, your, ground, these, done, paper, were, great, soon, work, laugh, talk, door, more, mother, old, try, use, want, wash, few, night, loudly, noise, story, shall, world, window

Students are required to complete XtraMath at home two times throughout the week.  Each week will begin with Monday as the first day of the week and ending that Sunday. Please make sure your child is completing the entire session.  At the end of the session, you are able to see if they received a red, yellow, or green.  If there is a gray color, that means they ended the session before it was complete.  This is in addition to their other homework. 

Study for the Social Studies test on Thursday by using the study guide that was sent home.


 

AR for Third Quarter:

For the third quarter, students have a new goal to earn 2.0 points by the end of the quarter. Congratulations to Alex J., Austin, Kristen Lynn, and Brynn who have completed their AR goal for the third quarter!!

 

On the Horizon:

No school on Monday, March 1st.

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The Week of Feb. 1-5:

Language Arts - This week, we worked on future tense verbs and sequencing events in a story.

Math - We focused on counting large groups of numbers, identifying place value of numbers, and celebrating our 100th day of school!!

Religion - We continued Chapter 11.

Social Studies - A new chapter titled, “Yesterday and Today”, was introduced.

Celebrating Catholic Schools Week was a lot of fun this week! We made cards for the nurses at Toledo Hospital to celebrate our community and enjoyed our movie on Friday to celebrate our hard work.  

 

The Week of Feb. 8-12:

Language Arts - (Please see the attachment for detailed information on our topics.)  Our spelling words are the following: bedtime, sunset, bathtub, sailboat, flagpole, backpack, playpen, raincoat, inside, himself.  The test will be given on Friday as usual.  Our high-frequency words are the following: door, more, mother, old, try, use, want, wash.  Please continue to practice these words at home.  The reading test will be given on Friday.

Math - We will be working on trading pennies for dimes, adding two-digit numbers with regrouping using dimes and pennies, and telling time to the half hour. 

Religion  - We will complete Chapter 11 and take the assessment on Wednesday.

Social Studies - We will continue our chapter titled “Yesterday and Today”.

On Friday, we will be having our Valentine’s Day celebration! If your child would like to send in valentines to pass out to his/her class, class lists were sent home last week.  Please make sure there is enough for everyone. 1A is still in need of a game, craft, and juice boxes.  Any donations are very much appreciated!


 

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, four, five, into, over, starts, three, two, watch, bird, both, eyes, fly, long, or, those, walk, around, because, before, bring, carry, light, show, think, about, could, sure, by, don’t, there, car, maybe, first, right, under, food, sometimes, your, ground, these, done, paper, were, great, soon, work, laugh, talk, door, more, mother, old, try, use, want, wash

Students are required to complete XtraMath at home two times throughout the week.  Each week will begin with Monday as the first day of the week and ending that Sunday. Please make sure your child is completing the entire session.  At the end of the session, you are able to see if they received a red, yellow, or green.  If there is a gray color, that means they ended the session before it was complete.  This is in addition to their other homework. 

Study for Religion test on Wednesday by completing the interactive review.


 

AR for Third Quarter:

For the third quarter, students have a new goal to earn 2.0 points by the end of the quarter. Congratulations to Liliana and Aidan who have completed their AR goal for the third quarter!!

 

On the Horizon:

No school on Monday, February 15th, in observance of Presidents’ Day.

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The Week of Jan. 25-29:

Language Arts - This week, we worked on identifying the author’s purpose of a selection, writing a date correctly, and writing contractions (ex. she’ll and she’d).

Math - We spent our week working on problem solving, adding two-digit numbers without regrouping, and identifying and making congruent shapes.

Religion - We completed Chapter 10 and began Chapter 11 titled, “The Church’s Guide”.  Please continue to have your child practice The Lord’s Prayer at home, since this is a required prayer for first grade students.  All students will be assessed on this prayer by Friday, Feb. 5th.

Science - We completed our chapter titled, “The Sky”. 

 

The Week of Feb. 1-5:

Language Arts - (Please see the attachment for detailed information on our topics.)  Our spelling words are the following: show, row, grow, low, blow, snow, boat, coat, road, toad.  The test will be given on Friday as usual.  Our high-frequency words are the following: done, great, laugh, paper, soon, talk, were, work.  Please continue to practice these words at home.  The reading test will be given on Friday.

Math - We will be working on counting large collections, trading pennies for dimes, adding two-digit numbers with regrouping using dimes and pennies, and telling time to the half hour. 

Once again, students are required to complete XtraMath at home two times throughout the week.  Each week will begin with Monday as the first day of the week and ending that Sunday. Please make sure your child is completing the entire session.  At the end of the session, you are able to see if they received a red, yellow, or green.  If there is a gray color, that means they ended the session before it was complete. This is in addition to their other homework.  

Religion  - We will continue Chapter 11.  

Social Studies - A new chapter titled, “Yesterday and Today” will be introduced.

 

Catholic Schools Week (Feb. 1-5):

Monday - Celebrating Community - Unbound Dress Down Day - Coin Wars Begin

Tuesday - Celebrating Students - Students are encouraged to wear a green top with sweatpants/leggings (It is a Phys. Ed. day.)

Wednesday - Celebrating Nation - Students are encouraged to wear red, white, and blue.  If your child chooses not to take part, he/she must be in uniform.

Thursday - Celebrating Vocations - Students are encouraged to wear Spirit Wear.  

Friday - Celebrating Faculty, Staff, and Volunteers- Students are welcome to wear their pajamas.  Due to the pajama day, we will be watching Mass virtually that 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, blue, cold, far, little, live, their, water, where, been, brown, know, never, off, out, own, very, down, fall, goes, green, grow, new, open, yellow, four, five, into, over, starts, three, two, watch, bird, both, eyes, fly, long, or, those, walk, around, because, before, bring, carry, light, show, think, about, could, sure, by, don’t, there, car, maybe, first, right, under, food, sometimes, your, ground, these, done, paper, were, great, soon, work, laugh, talk

Students are required to complete XtraMath at home two times throughout the week.  Each week will begin with Monday as the first day of the week and ending that Sunday. Please make sure your child is completing the entire session.  At the end of the session, you are able to see if they received a red, yellow, or green.  If there is a gray color, that means they ended the session before it was complete.  This is in addition to their other homework. 


 

AR for Third Quarter:

For the third quarter, students have a new goal to earn 2.0 points by the end of the quarter. Congratulations to Lincoln, Mateo, Madison and Derek who have completed their AR goal for the third quarter!!

 

On the Horizon:

Valentine’s Day will be celebrated on Friday, Feb. 12th.  Students are welcome to bring in valentines to pass out to their classmates. A class list is attached to this newsletter for help in addressing valentines.  Of course, your child only needs to provide valentines for his/her class, if he/she would like to participate.  If you are interested in donating a store-bought treat(tree nut free), juice, plates, napkins, a game, or a craft, that would be greatly appreciated.  

Contact

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

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

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