September 8, 2017
Next Week: We will attend Mass on Thursday. Please remind your child of appropriate Mass behavior. It is such a blessing and an integral part of our Catholic education to attend weekly Masses. Later in the year the first graders will prepare and lead a school Mass!
Thursday, September 13th is Picture Day. Picture forms came home with your child today. Please return the form with your child on Thursday. Thank you.
Reading: Next week our basal selection is Quack. Selection summary: It's a new experience for everyone when a family is caught up in a hectic moving day accidentally packs their daughter's pet.
Phonics: The students will review the consonant sounds: m, k, h, j, and f.
Spelling: Your child's first spelling list came home in the first grade packet that was sent home from the Meet the Teacher meeting. The list will be posted here as well as sent home every Monday. We will work with these words during the week. The words are included in the reading selection for the week. If your child studies the spelling words they will be more successful reading the selection for the week as well as the leveled readers. The pretest will be given on Wednesdays and the final test will be given on Fridays.
Spelling list: back, pack, rack, sack, tack, quack, they what, your.
Handwriting: Next week we will continue practicing partner letters, think about how we should sit, place the paper, and hold the pencil. We will also practice making vertical lines.
Math: Next week, the students will make 6, 7, 8, and 9. Please purchase or make addition flash cards for number 0-9. We will learn about the number line and use unifix cubes to help us count.
Science: We will continue thinking about "What is weather?" We will continue to pray for the flood victims in Texas and now the hurricane victims in Florida. :-(
Social Studies: We will talk about Where We Live. The students will think about their neighborhood, learn about maps, community, state, country, and earth.
Religion: This week we have been practicing our prayers. The students also wrote a special prayer for you. Next week, we will learn how we belong to Jesus' church. From the bible story the Good Shepherd, your child will discover that Jesus calls us each by name to follow him.