Great Things are Happening in First Grade!
Weekly Newsletter- January 13-17, 2020
In class this week…
Religion: In religion this week, we are reviewing the Miracles performed by Jesus. We are learning about Parables, and how Jesus taught through stories called Parables. 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 starting Volume 3 in our Journeys Reader and are discussing informational text. We are working on reviewing and understanding digraphs and this week we will be covering “sh” in phonics. 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 learning about Proper Nouns. We will be reviewing articles (a,an,the) as well as prepositions. 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 also practicing writing the letters T, U, and V.
Math: This week in math we will be introducing shapes (2D and 3D) and their attributes. Students are still working on recognizing greater and lesser numbers and identifying numbers in a sequence. A few times a week, our class works on basic math fact recognition (+,-).
Science: This month in science we will be starting our unit on sound and vibration.
Social Studies: This month in social studies we will be studying economics and discussing wants and needs, spending and saving, and goods and services.
–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 months of January or February, 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.
-Monday, January 13th– 2:00 PM Dismissal
-Monday, January 20th– No School
-Tuesday, January 21st– 2nd quarter Report Cards are sent home in the Tuesday Folder
-Sunday, January 26th Catholic Schools Week celebration Mass at 9am in the Basilica
-Wednesday, January 29th-Catholic Schools Week awards ceremony after 8:30am Mass