Category Archives: 1st Grade

First Grade Happening for the Week of April 23rd to the 27th

Religion:  This week we will be focusing on the Sacrament of Baptism.  Each child has been asked to bring in a picture of their own Baptism.  We will talk about the different elements of this Sacrament that brings us into God’s family at the beginning of our lives.

Second Steps:  The students will be learning ways to deal respectfully with wanting something that is not theirs.  This happens a lot at school and home.  We can solve this problem and have fun together be sharing, trading or taking turns.

Reading:  The students will be introduced to syllables.  They will learn how to tell if the syllable is opened or closed.  We will also be working on sentence structure as we put sentences into their complete forms.

Spelling:  Our spelling words this week contain the long sound of o made with /ow/.  Our words are big, fox, milk, could, should, how, owl, brown, town, flowerpot.

Grammar:  This week the students will review the job of a verb as they identify action they see in a picture.

Writing:  During the year the First Grade classes have been reading about the adventures of Jack and Annie from the Magic Treehouse series.  This week the students will begin writing a story about a treehouse they create on their own.  These stories will be about the things they would include in their own

Math:  The students have been spending time in Chapter Seven solving mysteries about numbers as they follow clues.  This is helping the students to become better at listening and following specific directions in order to come to the right answer.

Social Studies:  We will be looking at the history of the celebration of Earth Day and what we can do to help preserve the planet that we live on.

Important Information for the Week

Both classes are still in need of Kleenex and wipes to help us keep the rooms clean and the students healthy.

We are also in need of lunch parents.  Please go to the Sign Up Genius if you are able to help we would love to see you from 11:15 to 12:00. 

Sunday, April 22nd EARTH DAY!!  Please take time this weekend to attend Mass with you child.

Monday, April 23rd:  D – Day:  107 has Library (Bring back your books so that new ones can be checked out today) and TLC.  108 has Spanish and TLC.  Hot lunch from Wendy’s.  $1.00 dress down to support the efforts to keep our world clean and healthy.  Students are encouraged to wear green as a sign of support.

Tuesday, April 24th:  E – Day: 107 has Spanish and Gym.  108 has Science Lab and Gym.

Wednesday, April 25th:  F – Day:  107 has Gym and TLC.   108 has Spanish and Music.  We will be attending the dress rehearsal of our school play “Beauty and the Beast jr” at 1:30 this afternoon.  The Jr. High has been working really hard on this play.  If you have time you would really enjoy seeing it.  Hot lunch from Mc Donalds.

Thursday, April 26th:  A – Day:  107 has Art and Music.   108 has Art and Library.  Gather your books and return them today so that new ones can be checked out for the long weekend.

Friday, April 27th:  NO SCHOOL today!! Enjoy the long weekend.

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First Grade Happenings for the Week of April 16th to the 20th

Religion:  We will be focusing on the sacrament of Baptism.  As part of next week’s homework assignments we will be sending home a sheet for you to complete about your child’s Baptism.  Please complete and send back to school by Wednesday along with a picture of your child with their Godparents as well.

Second Steps:  This week the students will be talking about the ways we can be distracted from both our work and from listening to what is being said in class.

Reading:  The students will be learning that some words can begin with a silent letter.  The students will be learning how to sound out these words.  They will also learn what the prefixes /re/ and /un/ mean when attached to words like read (reread to read again.) or pack (unpack to take something out).   Lastly the students will enhance their comprehension skills as they read passages from articles and then ask their own questions.  The questions will be ones that they can find the answers to by rereading the passage.

Writing:  Our first “How To” stories are now done and on their way to be published.  The students will now move on to their next story writing activity.

Spelling / Grammar:  Our spelling words this week contain the /ou/ vowel combination.  The words for the week will be pet, self, put, bat, saw, mouth, outside, our, round, out.  The students will work with these words and the dictation sentences this week as they complete different small group activities.  Two of the activities that they will work on will be writing ten sentences each containing one of the spelling words and turning the words into addition problem (In other words number of vowels + consonants = total number of letters in the word.)

Math:  Our chapter this week has us strengthening our knowledge of place value in numbers.  We are identifying the greater or lesser number in a pair as we look at either the tens or the ones to help us decide.   (Example. . .  89  87. . .  89 is greater than 87.  I looked at the ones to help me decide.  Example. . .  35  53 . . . 35 is less than 53.  I looked at the 10’s to decide.)

Social Studies:  This week we will be preparing to celebrate Earth Day April 22nd.  During the week the student will be learning about people in our history who have made an impact on protecting the world that God created for us and wanted us to protect.  One such person that we will be learning about is Sacagewea.

Important Information for the Week:

We are in need of lunch parents for the week.  If you are able to help please log on to the sign up genius and select a date that works for you.  You can access this site through the St. Cletus website.

We are also in need of Kleenex in room 108.  Please send in a couple of boxes along with a bag of wipes when possible.

Sunday, April 15th:  Please attend Mass with your child this week.

Monday, April 16th:  E – Day:  107 has Spanish and Gym. 108 has Science Lab and Gym.  Hot lunch from American Bagel.

Tuesday, April 17th:  F – Day:  107 has Gym and TLC.  108 has Spanish and Music.  D4D at McDonalds.

Wednesday, April 18th:  A – Day:  107 has Art and Music. 108 has Library (Gather your library books so that new ones may be checked out.)  Hot Lunch from Buona Beef.

Thursday, April 19th:  B – Day:  107 has TLC.   108 has Gym.  First grade will be meeting at Mass at 8:00am.  Please bring your child to Church instead of the school.  If you are able to attend please feel free to join us.

Friday, April 20th:  C – Day:  107 has Spanish and Science Lab.  108 has TLC and Music.  The students will be attending the Health Fair during the day today.

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First Grade Happenings for the Week of April 9th to the 13th

Religion:  We will continue talking about the seven Sacraments that God gave us to show His love.

Second Steps:  This week the students will talk about ways to wait their turns when wanting to talk to someone who is involved with another conversation.

Reading:  As we continue to talk about the story “The Recess Queen”, we will work on these skills: compound words, reading words that being with silent k, g and w and using the prefixes /re/ and /un/.  The students will review adding -ing and -ed to the end of words as well.

Spelling Grammar:  Our spelling words this week contain the /ew/ sound.  Our spelling words this week are newspaper, grew, flew, held, want, because, chew, bud, sun, few.

Writing:  The students are working hard writing their own how to stories.  These stories will be the ones that are published in the class book that we are having published through Scholastic.  If you have placed an order for the class book these orders will be filled before the end of the school year.

Math:  This week we will begin the 7th chapter in our Math series.  Chapter 7 has us comparing two digit numbers using the phrase:   _______ is greater than ________  or _________ is less than _______.

Social Studies:  This week we will identify and locate valleys, mountains, and different bodies of waters on maps and globes.

Important Information for the Week:

We are looking for lunch helpers for the week.  The teachers do the recess and the parents cover the lunch time.  Please let us know if your are able to help this week.  Ms. Tyk and I REALLY appreciate the time you volunteer.

Sunday, April 8th:  Please attend Mass over the weekend with your child.

Monday, April 9th:  F – Day:  107 has Gym and TLC.  108 has Spanish and Music.  All school Mass at 9:00am.  If your schedule allows please join us.  Hot Lunch from Buona Beef.

Tuesday, April 10th:  A – Day:  107 has Art and Music.  108 has Art and Library.  108 families PLEASE bring back Library books today so that new ones may be checked out.

Parent College

Date: Wednesday  April 10,  Time: 6:30-8,  Where: Parish Center.  If parents attend, their child gets a dress down day, a freebee!  Our speaker comes with a wealth of knowledge regarding raising children, she is a parent coach.

Wednesday, April 11th:  B – Day:  107 has TLC.   108 has Gym.  Hot Lunch from Little Joe’s.

Thursday, April 12th:  C – Day:  107 has Spanish and Science Lab.  108 has TLC and Music,

Friday, April 13th:  D – Day:  107 has Library and Music.  108 has Spanish and TLC.

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First Grade Happenings for the Week of April 2nd to the 6th

Religion:  This week we will learn about the 7 seven Sacraments.  We will learn that they are a symbol of GOD’s love for us.

Reading:  The class will re-read the “Recess Queen” and identify words that show action and help us create pictures in our heads as to what is happening in the story.

Spelling/Grammar:  Our spelling words this week contain the /ow/ sound.  The words this week will be yellow, snowman, own, elbow, grow, job, were, box, other, bulb.

Writing Workshop:  The students will continue writing their “How To Stories”.  We began the writing of our “How To” stories by brainstorming a class list of things we know how to do, sport we play or crafts we know how to make.  As a class we have talked about the transition words first, next, then and last.   As the students are writing their stories they will be using these words to go from one step to the next.

Math:  The students will continue writing numbers 100 to 120.  They will review how to show these numbers using 10’s and 1’s and then writing the number they have made a model.  We will also conclude the chapter by taking the end of the chapter assessment.

Social Studies:  This week we will identify land and bodies of water on both maps and globes

Important information for the week

Please send in a package of wipes with your child.

If you are interested in helping out during lunch please let us know or sign on to signup genius.

Sunday, April 1st:  Happy Easter

Monday, April 2nd:  No School Easter Monday.

Tuesday, April 3rd:  B – Day:  107 has TLC.  108 has Gym.

Wednesday, April 4th:  C – Day:  107 has Spanish and Science Lab.  108 has TLC and Music.  Hot Lunch from Subway.

Thursday, April 5th:  D – Day :  107 has Music and Library.  Gather your library books and bring them back so that new ones can be checked out today.  108 has Spanish and TLC.

Friday, April 6th:  E – Day:  107 has Spanish and Gym. 108 has Science Lab and Gym.

 

 

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First Grade Happenings for the Week of March 19th to the 23rd

Religion:  We continue to prepare for our “Washing of the Feet Prayer Service” to be held on Friday, March 23rd.  Please join us on Friday at 9:00am in the Church if you schedule allows.  As part of the preparation for the service we will watch a cartoon version of the Last Super.  The class will also be completing their closer look at the Stations of the Cross.

Reading:  This week we will be re-reading the “Recess Queen”.  As we are reading the story we will ask and answer questions from the beginning, middle and end of the story.  We will also identify words in the story that describe the characters and how they behave.

Spelling/Grammar:  Our words this week contain the long I sound when Y is making the sound.  Our words this week are  The students will learn how to add -ing to the end of words that end in y.  This week our words are fry, before, more, crying, dry, myself, sky, win, sit, stop.

Writing:  As a whole class we will generate a list of ideas for “How To” stories.  We will review words that help to transition from the First step to the last in “How To” stories.  We will also write a whole class “How to” story as a sample.

Math:  Our work with showing place values using 10’s and 1’s continues this week.  The students will learn how to show numbers up to 120.

Social Studies:  This week we will identify land and bodies of water on both maps and globes

Important Information for the Week:

First grade is still in need of baby wipes for each class.

Please remember to send in your $5.00’s for your child’s pizza lunch that we are having on Friday to celebrate our success with the “Washing of the Feet” Prayer Service.

Sunday, March 18th:  Please attend Mass this weekend.

Monday, March 19th:  C – Day:  107 has Spanish and Science Lab.  108 has TLC and Music.  Hot Lunch from McDonald’s.  The school will be attending Mass at 9:00am.  Please join us if your schedule allows.

Tuesday, March 20th:  D – Day 107 has Music and Library. (Please return your books today so that new ones can be checked out for Spring Break). 108 has Spanish and TLC.  Bring in the change fund raising continues with QUARTER MADNESS – bring in quarters and wear your favorite college’s spirit wear or their colors.

Wednesday, March 21st:  E – Day:  107 has Spanish and Gym.  108 has Science Lab and Gym.  Last Day of Bring in the Change fund raising.  Bring in your boxes from home and dress down in your favorite dress down clothes.  Hot Lunch from Jimmy John’s.

Thursday, March 22nd:  F – Day:  107 has Gym and TLC. 108 has Spanish and Music.  We will be attending the 8th Grade’s presentation of the Living Stations at 2:15.  This is an amazing presentation.  Please join us if your schedule allows.

Friday, March 23rd:  A – Day:  107 has Art and Music.  108 has Library and Art.  Please gather your library books and return them so that new ones can be checked out for break.  Today is our presentation of the “Washing of the Feet Prayer Service” at 9:00am this morning.  SPRING BREAKL STARTS TODAY AT 3:00 AND GOES UNTIL TUESDAY APRIL 3RD.  ENJOY YOUR BREAK!!  If your are traveling please travel safe and bring back the beautiful weather!!  Encourage your child to read everyday while on break.  Books make great basket fillers.   Have a Happy Easter!!

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First Grade Happenings for the Week of March 12th to the 16th

Religion:  The students will continue to learn more about the Stations of the Cross.  Our practice for the Washing of the Feet Prayer Service continues.  The students are doing a wonderful job.  Please put March 23rd on your calendar so that you are able to attend the 9:00am prayer service.  This week we will also learn about the legend of St. Patrick.

Reading:  This week we begin the second story in the second unit of our new reading series. The story is called “The Recess Queen”.  As we are reading the story the students will use their knowledge of story elements.  They will identify the events that happen at the beginning, middle and end of the story.  As we are reading the new story we will ask and answer questions revolving around what has been read.

Spelling:  This week we will spend time reviewing previous spelling words.  There will not be a spelling test due to the fact that there will not be any school on Friday for the students.

Grammar:  The students will review how to identify the subjects, verbs, adjectives and adverbs in stories.  The will also learn how to compare items.  They will see that when -er is added to the end of an adjective two things are being compared.  When comparing three of more things -est is added to the end of an adjective.

Writing:  We have been spending time the last couple of weeks learning how to put stories in sequential order.  This week the students will write a story about the steps it takes to catch a leprechaun.

Math:  We will continue to write numbers 1 – 120.  The students will learn how to break down number into tens and ones.  As they are drawing these numbers they will be using a vertical line to represent 10’s and x’s to represent 1’s in number.  Look for examples of this to come home to help with homework this week.

Social Studies:  We continue to learn about the effects of weather on land.  This week we will also be talking about the reasons it is important to help out at home as much as possible.  The students will be bringing home a sheet to write information about a chore they do at home and why it needs to be done to help out the family.  This assignment along with 6.4 from Math are both due on Thursday of this week.

Important Information for the week

Both of the first grade classrooms are in need of baby wipes to help us keep our hands clean.  If you have not done so already we would appreciate it if you would send in a package of baby wipes.

Friday, March 16th there will not be any school because the teachers will be attending an in service.  Have a wonderful long weekend.

If you are interested in helping out with lunch duty please let us know.  Lunch room duty is from 11:30 to 12:00.  We appreciate the time you donate to helping us.

Monday, March 12th:  E – Day:  107 has Spanish and Gym.  108 has Science Lab and Gym.  Hot lunch from Great American Bagel.

Tuesday, March 13th:  F – Day:  107 has Gym and TLC.   108 has Spanish and Music.  Bring in Green Dress Down Day.  The students are encouraged to bring in dollar bills for their classroom’s donation box and they are allowed to dress down in green clothing.

Wednesday, March 14th:  A – Day:  107 has Art and Music.  108 has Library (please bring back your current books so that new ones can be checked out today.)  and Art.  We will be attending 9:00am all school Mass.  If your schedule allows please join us.  Hot lunch from Bouna Beef.

Thursday, March 15th:  B – Day:  107 has TLC.  108 has Gym.  We will be attending Stations of the Cross at 2:15.  If your schedule allows please join us.

Friday, March 16th:  Students do not have school due to teacher inservice.  Enjoy your long weekend

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First Grade Happenings for the Week of March 5th to the 9th

Religion:  We will continue to read, discuss and illustrate the stations.  This week we will take a closer look at Stations 7, 8, 9, and 10.  We will also continue practicing for our Washing of the Feet Prayer Service on March 23rd.  Please add this date to your calendars so that you remember to join us at 9:00am.  We will also be having a pizza party on this date to congratulate the students on a job well done.  More information about the pizza party and a small fee will be sent home shortly.

Reading:  The students will work on their comprehension skills as they read a story and then ask and answer questions centered around what they have just read.

Spelling:  Our spelling words this week contain the long I sound when paired with gh in words.  Our words this week are: lip, any might, frightening, night, went, his, many light and high.

Grammar:  This week the classes will review what an adjectives job in sentences.  They will also learn how to compare two or more items by adding -er and -est to the end of words.

Writing:  We continue to work on our :”This is My . . . stories.”  The classes will be writing about the characters in “A Fine, Fine School” from our reading series.   Along with this the students will begin to write instructions on how to “Build a Snowman, How to plant a seed, and other topics that can have instructions written for them.

Math:  We begin our 6th chapter this week.  The students will group objects into tens and learn to count and write the numbers 1 to 120.  During the week our first graders will be introduced to the ZEARN website that will become part of our Math program.  This website will help to enhance our knowledge of skills we have learned in class.  Please be sure that your child has a set of head phone in their backpacks so that they can listen to the information being taught on this new site.  The head phones do NOT have to be expensive, they just need to work.

Social Studies:  We will be concentrating on our planet for the next couple of weeks.  This week we will talk about the weather and the effect it has on the planet.  We will also look at time lines to see the length of time it takes for weather to effect the earth’s landscape.

Important Information for the week

Friday is Parent Teacher conferences.  Please remember to sign up for a conference time.  A link was sent to your through the School Scoop.  If you are able to make any of these conference times please let your child’s teacher know.

Please send in a package of baby wipes for use during lunch and recess.  Both classrooms are in need of this supply.

Please sign up for lunch duty on our sign up genius.  Ms. Tyk and I appreciate the time you spend volunteering.  Lunch time is from 11:30 TO 12:00 and usually in the lunch room.  Teachers cover recess and are grateful when we can have a parent here to cover lunch time.  Thank you for considering giving of your time.

Last week we attended an assembly about supporting the research for the cure of rear diseases.  The students received boxes encouraging them to collect change at home and bring it back on a certain date.  We also told you in the School Scoop that we would be having themed based days to encourage students to bring in pennies, dimes, nickels and quarters to put in the class donation box.  We will be starting those themed based days this Tuesday.  Please read on and make note of the themes.

Saturday, March 3rd:  St. Cletus Auction.  We would LOVE to see you there.

Sunday, March 4th:  Please attend Mass if your schedule allows.

Monday, March 5th:  F – Day:  107 has Gym and TLC.  108 has Spanish and Music.  Hot Lunch Subway.

Tuesday, March 6th:  A – Day:  107 has Art and Music.  108 has Library and Art.  Please gather and bring back your library books so that new ones may be checked out.  Pajamas for PENNIES .  Wear your favorite PAJAMAS and bring in PENNIES for the class box.

Wednesday, March 7th:  B – Day  107 has TLC  108 has Gym.  Hot Lunch from Café Salsa.  Daring DIMES – wear SUPER HERO attire.

Thursday, March 8th:  C- Day  107 has Spanish and Science Lab.   108 has TLC and Music.

Friday, March 9th:  D – Day: 107 has Library and Music.  108 has Spanish and TLC.  Parent Teacher Conference.  Please be sure to sign up for a conference time.  The conference sign up sheet link was sent with the school scoop on Wednesday.  Today is a half day of school the students will be dismissed at 11:30.  Please remember to send in a HEALTHY snack for the morning.  Please also remember that there WILL NOT be aftercare today.

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First Grade Happenings for the Week of February 26th to March 2nd

Religion:  The students will continue taking a closer look at the Stations of the Cross by reading and talking about each one.  As the class is talking about each one the students are also adding their own illustrations.

We are also practicing for our “Washing of the Feet” prayer service that we will present to the entire school on Friday, March 23rd at 9:00AM.  If your child will not be here for this prayer service please let us know.  If you schedule allows we would love to have you join us on that day.

Reading:  The class will continue working with the story “A Fine, Fine School” this week we will reread the story.  After reading the story the class will ask and answer question using the close reading strategy.  The first graders will also identify verbs in the story as being in their past or present tenses.

Spelling:  Our words this week contain the long E sound when A is sitting next to it.  This vowel combination is known as adjacent vowels.  The students will also learn the adjacent vowels rule: When two vowels sit together in a word the first vowel does the talking (make the long sound) and the second vowel does the walking (silent).  Our words this week are:   met, web, spin, tea, heat, leaf, each, who, which, seashell.

Grammar:  The students will identify nouns as they look at a picture.  They will then write down the names of these nouns.

Writing:  The students will be introduced to writing  “How To Stories”.  We will begin the process working with sequencing games.  The students will put the pictures in order from first to last.  As they talk about the pictures, they will explain how they were able to put them in order.

Math:  We have come to the end of chapter 5 in our math series.  The students have really gained a lot of knowledge about Fact Families and finding missing numbers that will help them solve problems.  We will finish up the chapter by looking at multi step story problems.

We will be introducing the students to a new website that will enhance their skills in all math concepts appropriate for the first grade level.  The site is called ZEARN.  We are very excited to get the students working on the site.

Science: The students will continue working on developing their inquiry skills when investigating the world around them.  They will use the Scientific Tools talked about in the text to measure using thermometers, rulers and tape, weight using a scale.

Important information for the week

First Grade is in NEED of baby wipes for the students to use before and after lunch.  Please send in a package of wipes as soon as you can.  Thank you for your help.

Sunday, February 25th:  Please attend Mass with your child this weekend.

Monday, February 26th:  A – Day:  107 has Art and Music.  108 has Library and Art.  Please round up your library books and bring them back so that new ones may be checked out today.  Hot Lunch from Buona Beef.

Tuesday, February 27th:  B – Day:  107 has TLC.  108 has Gym.  Please join us for Mass at 9:00am if your schedule allows.

Wednesday, February 28th:  C – Day:  107 has Spanish and Science Lab.  108 has TLC and Music.  Hot Lunch from McDonalds.  We are also sponsoring a JEANS dress down day to benefit REAR Disease research.  Each child is asked to donate $1.00 if they are going to be dressing down in JEANS for the day.

Thursday, March 1st:  D – Day:  107 has Library and Music.  108 has Spanish and TLC.  We will be attending Stations of the Cross today at 2:15.  Please join us for Stations in the Church if your schedule allows.

Friday, March 2nd:  E – Day:  107 has Spanish and Gym.  108 has Science Lab and Gym.  Last Friday for Auction T-shirt dress down day.  We hope to see you at the auction on Saturday night.

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First Grade Happenings for the Week of February 19th to the 23rd

Religion:  During the Lenten Season we will be taking a closer look at each Station of the Cross to gain an understanding of Jesus’ journey to be crucified.  As a class we will read through one station a day and talk about the meaning behind it.  Each student will then draw a picture for the station.  

During the season of Lent we will also be preparing to present the Washing of the Feet Prayer Service on Friday, March 23rd.  The students that were given speaking parts received their scripts on Ash Wednesday.  Students are NOT required to memorize their parts, we do however ask that each student be able to read their parts fluently.  The copy that was sent home can be kept at home for practice.  We have also chosen the students who will be Jesus’ Apostles.  A note to the parents of these students will be sent home on Tuesday with the weekly homework sheet.    

Reading:  This week the class will re-read the story “A Fine, Fine Day”.  As they are reading the story we will discuss what kinds of behaviors make a good citizen in a school.  We will also be searching for and identifying verbs and nouns that appear in the story.

Spelling:  Our spelling words this week contain the long a sound when paired with a y or an e.  Our spelling words this week are an, cat, skin, say, away, play, today, why, where, playground.   

Grammar:  During the week the students will be putting verbs into their past and present tenses.  The students will also be reviewing how to put words in A B C order.

Writing:  The students are having a great time writing their first stories and will continue to put them together.  As they are finishing these stories they are encouraged to continue to write another one.  If your child is looking for something to do encourage them to write a story that is seven or more sentences long.  These stories can be about anything.  When these stories are done the students can bring them here and then they can be typed, illustrated and bound into a book.

Math:  The students will solve both addition and subtraction equations using two and three digit equations.  They will also be comparing the answers to see if they are true or false (ex . . . 7+2 = 6+3.  If both of these problems equal the same sum then the answer is TRUE.)

Science:  the students will be working on developing their inquiry skills when investigating the world around them.  They will use the Scientific Tools talked about in the text to measure using thermometers, rulers and tape, weight using a scale.

Important information for the week

Sunday, February 18th:  Don’t forget to attend Mass this weekend.

Monday, February 19th:  No School in honor of Presidents Day.  Enjoy the long weekend!

Tuesday, February 20th:  C – Day:  107 has Spanish and Science Lab.  108 has TLC and Music.

Wednesday, February 21st: D – Day  107 has Music and Library.  Please collect your books and bring them back so that new ones can be checked out today.  108 has Spanish and TLC.  Hot lunch from Buona Beef.

Thursday, February 22nd:  E – Day  107 has Spanish and Gym.  108 has Science Lab and Gym.  Please join us for stations of the Cross at 2:15 if you schedule allows.

Friday, February 23rd: F – Day  107n has Gym and TLC.   108 has Spanish and Music.  If your child has a 2018 Auction t-shirt your child may wear that for a dress down day.  Please be sure that if your child is dressing down that they do wear this year’s t-shirt.

 

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First Grade Happenings for the Week of February 12th to the 16th

Religion:  This week we will be preparing for Ash Wednesday Mass with out fourth grade buddies.  Some of the students will either be walking in at the beginning of Mass carrying a banner, bringing up the gifts, or helping their fourth grade buddy read a petition.  If your child is involved in one of these activities there will be an email sent to you.  Please join us for Mass on Ash Wednesday at 9:30 if your schedule allows.  All students will be part of the choir for the Mass.  We will also be learning about the season of Lent.

Reading:  The students will work on a charter study about the principal Mr. Keene from “A Fine Fine School.”  The students will find evidence to support the traits they list about this character.

Spelling:  Our spelling words this week contain the digraph blend “wh”.  Our words this week will be did, cut, twin, whale, wheel, white, whisper, what, when, whenever. 

Grammar:  The students will be strengthening their skills of writing verbs in their past and present tenses.

Writing:  The students are hard at work on their first stories and will continue to develop them.

Math:  This week the student will strengthen their knowledge of solving for missing addends sums  or differences with within a fact family.

Science:  The students will learn how to use their inquiry skills when looking for information to learn about the world around them.  Vocabulary words that we will be working with are compare, observe, measure, predict, classify, communicate, hypothesize, infer, draw conclusions make a model and sequence.  

important information for the week

Ms. Tyk and Miss Gearen hope that you and your family enjoyed the snow day on Friday.  If you took any pictures of your child out in the snow we would love to see them.  Please email them to us so that they can be shared with the rest of the class.

Sunday, February 11th:  Please attend Mass with your child over the weekend.

Monday, February 12th:  D – Day 107 has Music and Library.  Gather up your library books and bring them back so that new ones may be checked out today.  108 has Spanish and TLC.  Hot Lunch from Wendy’s.

Tuesday, February 13th:  E – Day  107 has Spanish and Gym.  108 has Science Lab and Gym.

Wednesday, February 14th:  F – day:  107 has Gym and TLC.  108 has Spanish and Music.  Please celebrate ASH Wednesday with us a 9:00 am Mass.  We will be celebrating Valentine’s Day today.  Please be sure to check the emails sent out by the individual room parents.  Ms. Tyk and Miss Gearen would like to thank all volunteers in advance.  The students, Ms. Tyk and I really appreciate all the work.  Hot Lunch from Pisa Pizza.

Thursday, February 15th:  A – Day  107 has Art and Music.  108 has Library and Art.  Please gather your Library books and bring them back so that new ones can be checked out.  We will be attending Stations of the Cross today at 2:15.  If your schedule allows please join us in the Church.

Friday, February 16th;  B – Day:  107 has TLC.  108 has Library and Art.  If you bought your child an Auction T-shirt today is a dress down day for them.  Please be sure to wear the t-shirt.

Monday, February 19th:  President’s Day – We will not be in school.  Enjoy the long weekend.

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First Grade Happenings for the Week of February 5th to the 9th

Religion:  The class will learn the Jesus’s words and actions celebrate God’s love for us.  We will also look at ways we as Catholics celebrate God’s love through the sacraments we receive through out our lives.

Second Steps:  The First graders will continue to strengthen their skills in problems solving and impulse control.

Reading:  This week our story will be “A Fine Fine School.”  As the class is working with this story they will identify story elements, to learn the author’s message.  Students will also talk about the characters they meet in the story.  As they are talking about the characters they meet the students will create a list of what it takes to be a good student within a classroom setting.

Spelling: Our words this week contain the long u sound with a silent e at the end.  Our words this week are tune, little, useless, down, excuse, swim, cube, bus, used, pot. 

Grammar:  Our grammar series will have the students learning to put single vowel words in their past tense form.  The students will learn to double the final consonant and then add -ed to the end of verbs to indicate that they have already happened.  (Ex:  hop – hopped.)

Writing:  This week the students will be writing their first story and making it into a book.  The stories are inspired by author Todd Parr’s book “This Is My Hair”.  After the stories have been written the student will then illustrate each page.  After each page has been illustrated the books will be published and hung in the hall for the school and parents to enjoy.

Math: This week the students will strengthen their understanding of fact families.  They will also see that they can check their answers for the related problems by checking to see that all four problems have the same three numbers.

Important Information for the Week

Sunday, February 4th:  Before enjoying the Super Bowl this afternoon please attend Mass with your child.

Monday, February 5th:  E – Day  107 has Spanish and Gym.   108 has Science Lab and Gym.

Tuesday, February 6th:  F – Day  107 has  Gym and TLC.   108 has  Spanish and Music.

Wednesday, February 7th:  A – Day  107 has Art and Music. 108 has Library (Gather up your Library books and bring them back to school so that new ones may be checked out today.)

Thursday, February 8th: B- Day:  107 has TLC.   108 has Gym.  First grade will be meeting at Church to attend 8:00 am Mass.  Please DO NOT bring your child to the church before 7:50. Ms. Tyk and Miss Gearen will not be there before 7:50.

Friday, February 9th:  C – Day:  107 has Spanish and Science Lab.    108 has TLC and Music.  If you purchased a 2018 Auction t-shirt for your child they are encouraged to wear it and dress down today.

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First Grade Happenings for the Week of January 29th to February 2nd

Religion:  This week the students will continue to learn about the roles of people in our Church family.

Second Steps:  The students are learning ways to calm themselves when startled or when upset about things not happening when they are suppose to (ex. . . being picked up from school later than they were told.)

Reading:  During the week the students will be reading in small groups with the teacher strengthening their comprehension skills, working on identifying rhyming words and reading and writing words that have the long a with a silent e.

Spelling:  With this being Catholic School’s week we have decided to take a break from spelling tests and just have a review week.  The students will be working with the digraph sounds of sh and th. 

Math:  We begin our fifth chapter in math.  This chapter has us reviewing counting on and back.  The students will then learn to group addition and subtraction problems into fact families.  As they are grouping they will be sure that all four problems have the same three numbers in them.  They will also check to be sure that each family contains two addition and two subtraction problems.

Science:  The first graders will continue to learn about the five senses and the part of the body that helps us use the sense.

Important information for the week

Sunday, January 28th:  Mass to start Catholic Schools week was at 9:30.  Then we had open house from 10:30 to 12:30.  Thank all of you who came to take a look we hope you enjoyed your time in our halls and the classrooms.

Monday, January 29th:  F -day 107 has gym and TLC.  108 has Spanish and Music.  Today was also jammie day as well as having breakfast (doughnut holes and juice) with our fourth grade buddies.

Tuesday, January 30th:  A – Day 107 has Art and Music.  108 has Library and Art.  Please round up your library books and send them back so that new ones can be checked out.  Wear your favorite college or pro sports team stuff and dress down.

Wednesday January 31st:  B -Day.  107 has TLC.  108 has Gym.  Today is Teacher appreciation day and the entire school will be attending Mass at 10:30.  Please join us if your schedule allows.  Hot lunch Pisa Pizza.

Thursday February 1st:  C – Day:  107 has Spanish and Science Lab.  108 has TLC and Music.  Today is Student appreciation day.  TODAY IS also THE 100TH DAY OF SCHOOL.  WE WILL BE SPENDING THE DAY DOING ACTIVITIES CENTERED AROUND THIS MAJOR EVEN.

Friday February 2nd:  D – Day  107 has Music and Library.  Please round up your library books and send them back so that new ones can be checked out.  108 has Spanish and TLC.  The first graders are playing their first volleyball game in the gym at 9:00am.  Come cheer on your child and their class.  107 should wear white and 108 should wear red.  All students are asked to bring in a red labeled food item donation for our food pantry.  It’s Ground Hog Day!!!  Let’s hope for 6 more weeks of winter!!

Don’t forget that Friday night is Cardinal Pursuit here at St. Cletus.  Go to our school website for more information.

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First Grade Happenings for the Week of January 22nd to the 26th

Religion:  This week the students will see that we all belong to more than one family.  The family that we will be taking a closer look at is our Church family.

Second Steps:  This week we will continue talking about and practicing ways to  calm down and control our impulses and reactions when surprised or frightened.

Reading:  The students will be working with alliterations this week as they write sentences about themselves.  We will also be reading in small groups with the teacher to work on our comprehension skills.  The students will be using their book bins for independent reading.

Spelling:  Our spelling words this week contain the long o sound made with a silent e at the end of the word.  The students will work with letter cubes to build the spelling words.  They will also read and illustrate the dictation sentences for extra practice to prepare for Friday’s spelling test.  The words this week are ~ tadpole, cod, lot, snap, bone, nose, home, globe, live, give.  

Grammar:  The students will work on identifying verbs in either the past or present tense.  They will learn that if a verb ends in ~ing the action is happening now.  They will also see that if a verb ends in ~ed it has already happened.

Writing:  The students have been learning about the six traits of writing.  This week the class will work on organizing their thoughts as they write so that stories make sense to people reading them.

Math:  The students will complete Chapter nine this week.   As a review the students will practice measuring everyday items with cubes and paperclips.  They will also practice writing and telling time to the hour and half.  

Science:  This week the first graders will take a closer look at their five senses.

Important Information for the Week:

Monday, January 22nd:  A – Day:  107 has Art and Music.  108 has Art and Library.  Please being back your library books so that new ones may be checked out today.  Hot Lunch from Little Joe’s.

Tuesday, January 23rd:  B – Day:  107 has TLC.  108 has Gym.

Wednesday, January 24th:  C – Day 107 has Spanish and Science Lab.  108 has TLC and Music.  Hot lunch from Buona Beef

Thursday, January 25th:  D – Day 107 has Music and Library.  Don’t forget to bring back your books so that new ones may be checked out today.  Hot lunch from Buona Beef.

Friday, January 26th:  E – Day:  107 has Gym and TLC.  108 has Science Lab and Gym.

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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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First Grade Happenings for the Week of January 8th to 12th

Welcome Back and Happy New Year!!

Religion:  The students will learn about the Epiphany and the visit the Three Kings made to Jesus to honor Him.  We will also review Church behavior prior to attending Mass this week.

Reading:  This week we will begin meeting in small groups.  As the small groups are meeting with the teacher the other students will be working in centers on activities that revolve around the leveled readers that they are using in their small group meeting.

Spelling:  Our spelling words this week contain the long a sound made with a silent e at the end of a word.  The words for the week will be ran, hat, scar, came, grape, name, cake, only, old, baseball.  During the week the students will work with the spelling words as they complete activities centered around the them  Examples of these activities are building the words using consonant and vowel cubes, completing word searches, alphabetizing the words and many other activities.

Grammar:  The class will review adjectives and adverbs.  We will also be labeling the words in sentences as subject/noun, verb, adverb and adjective as we return to Shirley English.

Writing:  The first graders started learning about the 6 traits of writing before the Christmas Break.  We will now continue learning about the traits.  At the start of the week we will review the first two traits   Then move on to learning about idea, conventions and organization.

Math:  This week we will continue working with measurement.  The students will be using different manipulative to measure objects in the classroom.

Social Studies:  In observance of Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday Monday January 15th we will be learning about his life and commitment to gaining equal rights for all.  The students will also write about ways they can make the world we live in a better place.

Important Information for the week:

Sunday, January 7th:  Please remember that school is back in session tomorrow.  Please be sure to get your child to bed bright and early so that they are ready to start the new year right.

Monday, January 8th: D- Day: 107 has Library – Remember to return library books today so that news ones can be brought home to enjoy.  108 has Spanish and TLC.

Tuesday, January 9th: E – Day 107 has Spanish and Gym.  108 has Science Lab and Gym.

Wednesday, January 10th: F – Day 107 has Gym and TLC   108 has Spanish and Music.  Hot Lunch from Subway.

Thursday, January 11th:  A – Day  107 has Art and Music.  108 has Art and Library.   Remember to bring back your books today so that new ones can be checked out.  We will be attending Mass as a school at 9:00am.  If your schedule allows please join us.

Friday, January 12th:  B – Day:  107 has TLC  108 has Gym.  First Grade will be meeting at Church to attend 8:00am Mass.  Please DO NOT bring your child to the Church before 7:50.  Ms. Tyk and Miss Gearen will arrive at 7:50am.  If your schedule allows please join us.

Monday, January 15th:  We will not be in school in observance of Martin Luther King Jr’s 89th birthday.  Enjoy the long weekend!

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