What's happening in First Grade !

November 5, 2018

There is school tomorrow, November 6.

  We have many new an exciting things to learn about this week in school!
In our Journeys book, we will begin Lesson 8, "A Musical Day" and will review the short sound of o. The children will be practicing writing statement sentences with correct punctuation. Although we do this skill every day when we do our group work, many of us still forget that all sentences begin with a capital letter.
We will also continue to rhyme our words and re-write sentences in correct order. In math we hope to complete all of Lesson 2 and take an assessment on Friday, on subtraction. As in the past, I will be reading the test and guiding them problem by problem. We are going to have lots of fun in science as we continue to learn about animals and concentrate on mammals. In religion, we are practicing The Our Father. Many of the children do not know this prayer and it is required that they know it.
We will also begin to practice songs and poems for our Christmas Liturgy.
A copy of the above will be sent home shortly in order to practice.
  We will be reading many fact and fiction books on Thanksgiving and learn about various family traditions and practices that take place during this festive time. We continue to pray, chant, exercise and read from the Old Testament each morning. We also review the Gospel from Sunday when we work in our Promise booklets.
  Last week we began to decorate our classroom with turkeys and pilgrims. We also made edible chocolate kiss acorns. ( a sign of Fall) This week we will paint and create another Thanksgiving project and make another edible treat. As you can see, we plan on another wonderful week of learning.

NOVEMBER 16, 2018
  Since there are only two and  a half days of school next week we  will not begin a new story in our Journeys book. We will review our story, "Dr. Seuss ", and the skills taught in that lesson. The children will also be given other stories written by Dr. Seuss that e will read and discuss together. Rhyming is a main ingredient in these books, and  a necessary skill in the first grade. We will continue with addition in our math book, and learn about more animals in science.
  Social Studies and Thanksgiving go hand in hand this month, learning about the Pilgrims, and Native Americans and he events that led up to the feast we celebrate today. We will also learn about the many traditions our families encounter today during this day of giving thanks.
  This week, we made delicious tee-pees that were fun to create. Please take a look at our class webpage to see what we did! Believe t or not we also began making our Christmas decorations and practicing for our Christmas school liturgy. It would be most helpful if every night you would go over the poem, songs and parts. I will be sending home a note with more details about the forth coming Mass.
   I will be sending home a note about Parent Conferences and Progress Reports. Since I have met with so many of you, it is not necessary for all of you to come. I am here everyday in the aftercare program and can see you at that time. Progress reports will be distributed on Friday, December 7th from 3:00 - 7:00 pm. There will be no set times this year, just come when you can between those hours or any other day that week.
  I sent home Seesaw Order form if you are interested in ordering a book for your child. If it is a Christmas gift, I can hold it here until I see you at our conference.
 Don't forget the feast is on Tuesday, and early dismissal on Wednesday.
    AFTERCARE IS AVAILABLE FOR ANYONE WHO WANTS IT...(CALL THE OFFICE AND SIGN UP)
 
I WANT TO THANK ALL OF YOU FOR YOUR HELP AND COOPERATION THT YOU HAVE GIVEN ME THIS YEAR.
            HAPPY THANKSGIVING