Welcome to First Grade
We will be having an early release day on December 12th. We will dismiss at 2:50 p.m. on that day.
Fr. Vince has invited all of the classes to visit his home to see his Christmas decorations. First grade will be visiting Father on Wednesday afternoon.
Our school Christmas program is scheduled for December 13th at 7:00 p.m. The students need to be in their classrooms no later than 6:45 p.m. The students should be dressed in nice clothes (no jeans). Please make sure you keep your child's coat because we will not return to the classrooms after the program.
The children exchanged names for our school family gift exchange last Friday. Your child had a note in his/her green folder last Friday letting you know what name they drew. Please make sure your child's family gift is sent to school by Friday, December 14th. The gift should be wrapped with the name of the child receiving the gift and your child's name. It would also be very helpful if you could put your child's family number on the gift tag. If you cannot find your child's note with the name, please let me know and I will get a new note from the 8th graders.
Weekly Agenda December 10th - December 14th
Reading: This week's phonics focus will be reading and spelling words with long "o" and long "u". This week's sight words are: ago, old, people, boy, how, girl. Please help your child practice reading these words at home. I will test them over reading these words on Friday. On Monday we will read Life at Home (pages 74-85). Please have your child read this story to you on Monday night and then return the book to school. On Wednesday we will read Long Ago and Now (pages 74-89). Please have your child read this story to you on Wednesday night and return the book to school. Our comprehension focus will be comparing and contrasting. They will have their regular reading test on Friday.
Math: We will finish working on chapter 4, which focuses on harder subtraction facts and different strategies to help us solve those problems. We will review on Tuesday and have our test on Wednesday.
Science: We will continue working on our unit on light energy.
Writing/Grammar: We will be working on using is and are correctly and using commas in dates correctly.
Social Studies: We will finish working on unit 2, which focuses on families long ago and today.
Religion: We will begin chapter 10, which focuses on Jesus sending the Holy Spirit.