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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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