First Grade Happenings for the Week of January 15th to 19th

Religion:  This week the students will learn about the fourth Wise man that was sent to greet the new born king.  We will learn why he was delayed on his journey and when he actually did meet Jesus.

Second Steps:  Our new unit has the students learning how to control their impulses and work on strengthening their problem solving skills.  This week we will talk about reacting to surprising situations such as having someone jump out from behind a bush or other hiding places to scare us.  We will discuss how it feels and what we should do to let the person know how we feel.

Reading:  Our reading this week will have us working with identifying rhyming words, and alliteration.  We will continue working on our phonemic awareness skills as we continue to use the Michael Haggerty program.  All of this is in preparation for a story telling workshop that the first graders will be attending on  January 23rd in the parish center.

Spelling:  Our spelling words this week contain the long I sound when it is paired with a silent e at the end of the word.  Our words this week are six, pad, smell, bike, time, prize, like, have, bridesmaid.

Grammar:  The students will be introduced to the way soft c is made in words like cent, fence, ice, and nice.  They will learn that when a c and an e sit next to one another in words that their sound is “s”.  Another sound that the students will learn about is that of the soft g in words like edge.  This sound is made with the three letters “dge”

Writing:  This week the students will be learning about the conventions of writing stories.  They will be using sequencing words such as first, next, then and last. 

Math:  We will continue learning to tell time this week.  As we begin learning about time the students are only looking at the hour hand on a face clock and how to write the time correctly.

Science:  Our series has us taking a closer look at the material that a scientist uses to do their work.

Important Information for the week

Sunday, January 14th:  Please attend Mass over the weekend.

Monday, January 15th:  No School to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr’s Birthday.

Tuesday, January 16th:  C -Day:  107 has Spanish and Science Lab.  108 has TLC and Music.

Wednesday, January 17th:  D – Day:  107 has Music and Library.  Remember to bring back your books so that new ones may be checked out.  108 has Spanish and TLC.  Hot Lunch from McDonalds.

Thursday, January 18th: E – Day:  107 has Spanish and Gym.  108 has Science Lab and Gym.

Friday, January 19th:  F – Day:  107 has Gym and TLC.  108 has Spanish and Music.  There is a $1.00 dress down day.   


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