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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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First Grade Happenings for the Week of December 18th to 22nd

Religion:  We will continue learning about the season of Advent.  This week we will concentrate on the third candle of the advent wreath and talk about why the candle is pink and is described as the week of JOY.

Grammar/ Spelling:  Our spelling words are Christmas themed.  The words are star, Jesus, Santa, card, sleigh, bell, jolly, lights, tree, elves.

Writing:  We will be writing letters and creating Christmas cards to share with our families.

Math:  This week will review addition and subtraction strategies as we work on math activities with Christmas themes.

Social Studies:  The class will explore Christmas traditions around the world.  We will look at different Nativity scenes from around the world.   We will also look at the different costumes that Santa wears in different countries as well as many other details of the Christmas season.

Important Information for the Week:

Over break our wonderful maintenance crew will be cleaning the classrooms from top to bottom including the inside of desks.  The students will be emptying out their desks and we are asking you to please send in an old / extra backpack that can be left at school over break to hold your child’s supplies and books.  You can start sending them in when it is convenient.  You may also send in a reusable grocery bag.  Just be sure that your child’s name is on the bag.

Due to the hectic week there will not be any homework other than studying for the Spelling test.

Sunday, December 17th:  Please attend Mass over the weekend with your child.

Monday, December 18th:  E – Day 107 has Spanish and Gym.  108 has Science Lab and Gym.  Jimmy Johns for hot lunch.  Mass hosted by the 8th graders and Kindergarteners.  Please join us if your schedule allows.

Tuesday, December 19th:  F – Day 107 has Gym and TLC.  108 has Spanish and Music.

Wednesday, December 20th:  A – Day  107 has Art and Music.  108 has Library and Art.  Hot Lunch Pizza

Thursday, December 21st:  POLAR EXPRESS DAY also B – Day:  107 has TLC and 108 has Gym.

Friday, December 22nd; C – Day.  Early Dismissal at 1:00.  No Aftercare.

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First Grade Happenings for the Week of December 4th to the 8th

Religion:  Introduce and talk about the Season of Advent.  We will be creating individual  Advent wreaths to help us mark the time we are waiting for the birth of Christ our savior.  Each candle on the wreath represents a different word for the season.

Week 1:  Hope.  Week 2:  Peace.  Week 3: Joy.  and Week 4:  Love.

Second Steps:  We have come to the end of the first unit.  This week we will review the concepts that were talked about.

Reading:  Our new story is “A Time to Sleep” as we read we will be introduced to the concept of close reading.  Close reading happens when students ask and answer specific questions about the current story.  The questions come directly from the reading and the students then go back to the page and read the exact wording that gives the answer.

Spelling/Grammar:  This week’s spelling words contain the “ck” blend.  As the students work with the “ck” blend this week they will see that the blend can only be used at the middle or end of words.  Our words this week are “bed, wet, prod, duck, neck, clock, lick, so, by and backpack.  Last week we began working with initial blends in words.  This week we will continue learning more initial blends.  Last week the students made an initial blend wheel and discovered words that contained the same blend. Look for this wheel to come home.

Writing:  The first graders will continue learning about being a writer.  This week we will start talking about the six traits of writing.  The first trait that will be discussed is that of getting an IDEA of what to write about. If you have not returned the idea sheet that was handed out at conference time please complete it and send it back to school soon.  These papers will be put into your child’s writing folder.  The next trait that the students will learn about is ORGANIZATION.  The students will see how important it is to organize their thoughts for a story so that it makes sense to a person who is reading it.  Finally the third trait for the week will be VOICE.  The students will see that their reader can tell what the writer was feeling as they were writing the story.  Another item that the students will be using as they are writing is the “HELP TENT”.  The help tent is so that the teacher knows who needs help right away and those who can wait and work until the teacher is available.

Math:  The first graders have been learning to solve subtraction problems by bringing the bigger number down to a ten and taking away the remainder.  We will complete the chapter this week.

Science:  As our unit on Living and Nonliving Things continues we will take a closer look at the things animals need to survive.

Important Information for the Week:

D4D at 5 Below from Thursday to Sunday the 10th.  Happy Shopping!!

Sunday, December 3rd: Please attend Mass this weekend.  First Sunday of Advent

Monday, December 4th:  A – Day:  107 has Art and Music.   108 has Library and Art.  Please remember to send library books back so that new ones may be checked out.  Hot Lunch from Great American Bagel

Tuesday, December 5th:  B – Day  107 has TLC.  108 has Gym.  First grade will be meeting at 8:00am Mass today please do not bring your child to mass before 7:50.  Ms. Tyk and I will meet the students at Church at 7:50.

Wednesday, December 6th:  C – Day  107 has Spanish and Science Lab. 108 has TLC and Music.  Hot lunch from Chipotle.

Thursday, December 7th:  D – Day  107 has Library and Music.  Please bring back your library books so the new ones may be checked out.  108 has Spanish and TLC.   Dress Down Day for $1.00.  More details to follow.

Friday, December 8th:  E – Day  107 has Spanish and Gym.  108 has Science Lab and Gym.  We will be attending 9:00am Mass to celebrate the Immaculate Conception.

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First Grade Happenings for the Week of November 27th to December 1st

Religion:  This week the students will learn how the Apostles cared for and continued to spread God’s word to people.  We will also learn more about the Pope’s role in the Church.

Second Steps:  We will see how people can have different feelings towards the same situation.  The students will watch a video about two first graders and how they feel about their first day of school.  As the class watches this video we will compare and contrast their reactions to the same situation and then talk about why their feelings were different.

Reading:  We are going to be concentrating on the endings of the two stories that have been the main focus of our first unit in the reading series.  The students will be discussing how the friendships were effected at the end of “Stelluna and Dragons and Monsters.”  As these stories are discussed the students will think about the author’s message and what they learned from it.

Writing:  We will begin writing stories this week.  Our focus for the week will be on setting up routines that will be put into place as the students are writing their original stories.  Establishing a routine is very important in the writing process it helps the writer focus in on the topic and learn that during the writing time slot writing is all that they should be doing.

Spelling / Grammar:  This week our spelling words contain the double z and s blends.  Spelling words are hop, fit, grin, buzz, dress, less, miss, go, no, classroom.   The students will also be working with initial blends in words.

Math:  The students have been learning how to use addition problems to help them solve subtraction equations.  This week the class will learn to make a ten to solve subtraction problems as well.  If you are in need of assistance while working with your child to do this week’s homework YOUTUBE will be able to lend a hand.

Science:  Our Science book has us working with living and nonliving things.  This week we will learn the difference between the two and their usefulness in our environments.

Important Information for the Week:

Sunday, November 26th:  Please attend Mass with your child over the weekend.

Monday, November 27th:  B – Day:  107 has TLC.  108 has Gym.  Hot Lunch from Buona Beef .

Tuesday, November 28th:  C – Day:  107 has Spanish and Science Lab.  108 has TLC and Music.

Wednesday, November 29th:  D – Day  107 has Music.  108 has Spanish and TLC.  Hot Lunch from Little Joe’s

Thursday, November 30th:  E – Day  107 has Spanish and Gym.  108 has Science Lab and Gym.

Friday, December 1st:  F – Day  107 has Gym and TLC.   108 has Spanish and Music.   D4D at Five Below.

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First Grade Happenings for the November 20th to the 24Th

Dear First Grade Families,

This Sunday, November 19th is the opening of our annual Scholastic Book fair.  The hours of the book fair will be 8:45 to 1:00.  Don’t worry if you can not stop on Sunday here is plenty of time to during the week.

This Monday, November 20th we will be attending an all school Prayer Service hosted by the Third Grade.  They have asked the entire school to bring in a food item for the Prayer Service.  As the students are entering the Church they will be bringing their item to the alter and placing it there.  If your schedule allows please join us for this Prayer Service at 9:00.  Book fair will be open from 9:00am to 4pm,  Remember NO HOT LUNCH!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, November 21st will be a half day of school.  The students will be dismissed from school at 11:30.  Please remember that there will NOT be any aftercare.  Please also remember to be on time for your scheduled conference.  Book Fair will be open during conferences.

Ms. Tyk and I would like to take this time to wish all our families a very happy and relaxing Thanksgiving break.  We hope as you are spending time with family and friends this Thanksgiving that you will make many fun memories along the way.

If you are flying or driving somewhere remember to take along something for your child to read either out loud to you or quietly to themselves.  If you are staying home and hosting be sure to have your child spend time reading out loud to you as you are preparing for company.

Have a wonder holiday!

Gobble! Gobble! From

Miss Gearen and Ms. Tyk

 

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First Grade Happenings for the Week of November 13th to the 17th

Religion:  This week we will take a good look at the “Our Father”. The class will learn that this prayer was to inspire people to become followers of God’s and believe in His teachings.

Second Steps:  During SS this week the students will see that feelings about situations can change.  Ex:  When a child starts school they maybe hesitant to come in their classroom.  As the year goes on and they become comfortable they are eager to get to school.

Reading:  We are going to be concentrating on the endings of the two stories that have been the main focus of our first unit in the reading series.  The students will be discussing how the friendships were effected at the end of “Stelluna and Dragons and Monsters.”  As these stories are discussed the students will think about the author’s message and what they learned from it.

Spelling/ Grammar:  Our spelling words this week contain the double l blend.  The students will see that this blend is either in the middle of the word or at the end.  Our words this week are from, they run, ox, there, doll, windmill, bell, skull, will.  As the students work with these words they will also review all the forms of nouns (common, proper, and pro.)   

Writing:   This week the students will be introduced to narrative writing.  They will begin their narrative stories by drawing pictures of events that happen at the beginning, middle and end of “Dragons and Monsters.”   Next they will write a sentence that goes along with each picture.  Finally the students will edit their stories by checking to see they included the five requirements for a complete sentence    1. Starts with a capital letter. 2. subject/ noun. 3. verb  4. ending mark  5.  makes sense.

Math:  The class will begin the fourth chapter in our GoMath series.  They will begin by review subtraction terms and counting back 1, 2, and 3 to solve simple subtraction problems.  Towards the end of the week the class will see that by using the same 3 number they are able to create 4 math problems 2 addition and 2 subtraction.  This strategy is known as “Fact Families.”

Social Studies:  Our exploration of the Pilgrims experiences as they learned about their new home continues this week.  Last week we learned that one reason they left England was because they were not allowed to worship as they pleased.  We also learned that it took them 66 days to sail to america and many other interesting facts.  As they are learning about the Pilgrims the students are creating a pop up book.  These books will be completed and sent home by the end of the week.

Important information for the week:

Dining for Dollars at Bakers Square ALL week.

Monday, November 13th:  A – Day:  107 has Art and Music. 108 has Library and Art. We will be attending an all school Veterans Day Mass at 9:00.  If your schedule allows please join us.  Hot lunch from McDonalds.

Tuesday, November 14th:  B – Day:  107 has Music.  108 has Gym.

Wednesday: November 15th: C – Day:  107 has Spanish and Science Lab.  108 has TLC and Music.  Hot Lunch from Little Joe’s.  Welcome Wednesday at 8:00am

Thursday, November 16th:  D – Day:  107 has Library and Music.  108 has Spanish and TLC.

Friday, November 17th:  E – Day:  107 has Spanish and Gym. 108 has Science Lab and Gym.  Principal Q&A at 8:30.

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First Grade Happenings for the Week of November 6th to 10th

Religion:  This week the class will be learning about the Church year.  They will see that each season in the Church is represented by a different color.  The seasons are Ordinary Time (Green),  Advent and Lent (purple) and Christmas and Three Days (Holy Thursday, Good Friday and  Easter Time (White).

Second Steps:  This week the students will watch a video that has them taking a look at two children having two different reactions to the same experience.  The students will name the physical, verbal emotions that are being felt by each girl.

Reading:  We will continue to explore the story elements of Stellaluna and Dragons and Monsters focusing this week on similarities between the two stories.

Spelling:  Our spelling words contain the double ‘ff” blend.  Our words this week are drum, win,here, red, said, cuff, cliff, stiff, off, and puffin – a small sea bird.

Writing:  This week the students will be writing an acoustic poem about things they are thankful for.  As a class we brainstormed words that started with each letter of the word THANKFUL.  These are hanging in the hall ready to be enjoyed by everyone.

Math:  This week we will complete chapter 4.

Social Studies:  The students will begin learning about the Pilgrims experiences in the new world.

Important Information for the Week.

Sunday, November 5th:  Please attend Mass with your child this weekend.

Monday, November 6th:  B – Day:  107 has TLC.  108 has Gym.  Hot Lunch from – Little Joe’s.   First Grade meeting at Church to attend 8:00am Mass.  PLEASE do NOT arrive before 7:50.

Tuesday, November 7th:  C – Day:  107 has Spanish and Science Lab.  108 has TLC and Music.

Wednesday, November 8th:  D – Day:  107 has Music.  108 has Spanish and TLC.  Hot lunch from Wendy’s.

Thursday, November 9th:  E – Day:  107 has Spanish and Gym.  108 has Science Lab and Gym.  Picture retake.  Please let the office know that you would like your child to have their picture retaken.

Friday. November 10th:  F – Day: 107 has Gym and TLC.  108 has Spanish and Music

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First Grade Happenings for the Week of Oct 30th to Nov 3rd

Religion:  This week the class will be learning about the Church year.  They will see that each season in the Church is represented by a different color.  The seasons are Ordinary Time (Green),  Advent and Lent (purple) and Christmas and Three Days (Holy Thursday, Good Friday and  Easter Time (White).

Second Steps:  Our Second Steps has us taking a look at our own feelings this week.  As we do this the students will discuss ways their bodies tell them how they are feeling.

Reading:  During the week we will be in groups reading Halloween stories.  As the groups are reading they will be talking about the different story elements that we have be learning about this year.  Each group will identify the characters and  settings.  As well as one thing that happened in the Beginning, Middle and at the end of their stories.

Spelling:  Our spelling words this week are Halloween words.  These words are candy, costume, cat, bat, owl, trick, treat, night and pumpkin.

Grammar:  This week the students will learn about the job of a pronoun.  They will see that a pronoun takes the place of a noun.  We will make a list of pronouns and decide if they are talking about a boy/man, girl/women, or a group of people.

Writing:  This week the students will see how a writer can tell a story simply by drawing as they are telling the story verbally.

Math:  The students have been learning how to add number 1 to 10 using a ten frame.  This week they will strengthen their knowledge of this strategy.  If you are having a difficult time understanding this concept there are very helpful videos on Youtube that will hopefully clear the confusion up.

Science:  We will conclude our unit on Animal Habitats.

Important Information for the week.

Sunday, October 29th:  Please attend Mass with your child over the weekend.

Monday, October 30th:  D – Day  107 has Music.  108 has Spanish and TLC.  Hot Lunch from Stir Crazy.

Tuesday, October 31st.  E – Day:  107 has Spanish and Gym.   108 has Science Lab and Gym.  Happy Halloween!  Please send your child to school in their Halloween costumes.  Please keep accessories (swords, shields, etc. . .) and masks at home.  Please be sure that your child is comfortable in their costume.

Wednesday, November 1st:  All Saints Day!!  We will be attending 9:00am all school Mass.  Please join us if your schedule allows.  Today is also a F – Day  107 has Gym and TLC.  108 has Spanish and Music.

Thursday, November 2nd:  A – Day:  107 has Art, Library and Music.  108 has Library and Art.

Friday, November 3rd:  No school due to Teacher Inservice.  Enjoy your long weekend.

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First Grade Happenings for the Week of October 23rd to the 27th

Religion:  This week we will be attending a presentation of the living Rosary on Tuesday.  The students will learn that when we pray the Rosary it is dedicated to Mary the Mother of Jesus.  They will also learn that there are four prayers we pray when saying the Rosary.  As the week goes on we will talk about how all people are our neighbors and that we need to treat them the way we want to be treated by others.

Reading:  The stories that we will be concentrating on this week are “The Chicken in the City and a Verb for Herb”.  As we work with the “Chicken in the City” story the students will learn about and identify pronouns.  When the students read a “Verb for Herb” they will learn the job of a verb in a sentence.  As we move through these two stories the class will generate lists of these kinds of words so that they can be used as we write our original stories.

Grammar:  The students will learn how to use the article adjectives a & an in sentences.  They will see that when a word begins with a consonant should come before (Ex:  I live in a town named La Grange.) When using the article adjective an it should be followed by a word that begins with a vowel. (ex Elephant and Piggy stories are about an elephant and a pig.)

Spelling:  Our words this week again contain the proper nouns that name days of the week.  Please remind your child that all of these words should be written with a capital letter at the beginning.  Our words this week are up, man,crab, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, today, come, some and weekend.

Writing:  This is the best time of year to start our original story writing.  The students have created a Witch and this week will write a story about an adventure she has been on.  As a class we have generated a list of Halloween words to use in these stories.

Math:  We will begin this week by reviewing how to add doubles.  The students will also strengthen their knowledge of determining if the doubles problem they are working on is a plus or minus one as well.  If while you are helping your child with doubles plus or minus one homework get confused you can go to youtube for further help  (Search doubles plus one or doubles minus one).  As the week goes on we will be moving on to using a ten frame to solve addition problems from 0 to 20.  Once again this concept can get confusing and we suggest that if you and your child need further help you can get it through youtube (10 frames for first grade)

Science:  This week we continue with our unit on animals and their habitats

Important Information for the week:  RED RIBBON WEEK ~ look at each day to see what special activities are planned.  Please pay special attention to dress down days.  Monday the students will be given a red ribbon to wear all week  Each ribbon has a number on the back.  This number is entered into a drawing.  A drawing will be held everyday before school lets out.  If your child accidentally brings home their red ribbon before Friday PLEASE be sure to pin it back on them to wear back the next day.  

WELCOME to St. Cletus Mrs. Murphy.  We are EXCITED to begin working with Mrs. Murphy in our school library this week.  As the year goes on please be sure to return books  on or before the next time your child’s class has Library.

Sunday, October 22nd:  Please attend Mass this weekend.

Monday, October 23rd:  E – Day:  107 has Spanish and Gym.  108 has Science Lab and Gym. Hot lunch from Buona Beef.  Vision and Hearing Screening.  We will create a Classroom pledge to respect our selves and those around us.

Tuesday, October 24th:  F – Day:  107 has Gym and TLC  108 has Spanish and Music.    We will be attending the presentation of the Living Rosary at 2:00 in Church.  Please join us if your schedule allows.  Make healthy choices when choosing food to eat.  The students are asked to bring in donations for the food pantry.  

Wednesday, October 25th:  A – Day:  107 has Art and Music.   108 has Library and Art.  Hot Lunch from Mc Donalds.  Superhero dress down day.  We are asking that students think about how they can help out a friend, neighbor, teacher etc… by doing a good deed.  Students are encouraged to dress down and wear their favorite superhero shirt.   

Thursday, October 26th:  B – Day:  107 has Music.  108 has Gym.  TEAM UP AGAINST DRUGS.  This is a semi dress down day.  Team colors are to be worn with the jumper, blue pants or gym sweats (108 has gym today)  During the week we will decide on a color to show first grade team spirit.  This color will be announced by Tuesday so that you can look through closets and drawers for a shirt, socks, belt, hair bow etc to wear today.  PLEASE DO NOT go out and buy anything.  

Friday, October 27th:  C – Day:  107 has Spanish and Science Lab.  108 has TLC and Music.  St. Cletus spirit wear dress down day.  Wear any and all St. Cletus gear to show your school spirit.  

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