February 10-14th, 2020

GREAT THINGS ARE HAPPENING THIS WEEK IN FIRST GRADE!!!

Religion: In religion this week, we are discussing Jesus’ resurrection and how he stayed with the Disciples for 40 days after his death. We are learning about how he asked them to share his words throughout the world, and discussing how we can do the same! We continue to reinforce the process of praying the Rosary. We utilize Jesus Calling each day to discuss scripture, and introduce a new Saint daily.

Reading:  In Reading we will be working on a story called The Big Race, a work of fantastical fiction. We are working on dipthongs oi and oy. Each morning, our class works on a Orton Gillingham inspired phonics drill intended to target student understanding of specific patterns, as well as learning to segment them and put them together.

Language Arts: (Grammar and Writing):   This week in ELA we will be continuing to learn about contractions. We will be reviewing past, present, and future tense verbs. In writing we are working on building complete sentences on our own, and will be utilizing more writing prompts to help initiate free choice writing more frequently. We are working on perfecting our handwriting over the remainder of the school year.

Math:  This week in math we will continue to work on two digit addition, particularly with regrouping. A few times a week, our class works on basic math fact recognition (+,-).

Science: This month in science we are working on Light as a source of Energy.

 Social Studies:  This month in social studies we are beginning our unit on basic United States History- starting with George Washington and the separation of the United States from England.

 

Reminders:

 

-* Students may bring Valentines on Friday- one for EACH classmate!!

–If you have not signed up for the Remind 101 app, please do so- I use this app weekly to communicate small bits of information to parents.

If you ARE interested in being a Mystery Reader in the month of March please email me. I will let you know available dates with a response back so that we can put you into our Mystery Reader schedule! The kids LOVE this part of our Fridays, so please feel free to join us!

–Please check the comments section of blue folders for individual comments on your child’s weekly progress.

–Snacks and lunches are encouraged to have healthy options and items that have protein so that students may focus and power thru the remainder of the school day after lunch.

 

IMPORTANT DATES:

Friday, February 14th– Valentine’s Day- students may bring Valentines as long as they bring one for EACH classmate.

Monday, February 17th– NO SCHOOL- President’s Day

Saturday, February 22nd– **School Auction/Gala**!  Be sure to get your tickets!

Wednesday, February 26th– Ash Wednesday- all are welcome to join us for Mass!

 

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