First Grade Weekly Update

We had a very eventful final week in first grade. On Monday, our very own Dexter became a Big Brother to beautiful Sydney Cecelia- we are all smitten with her! On Tuesday, we listened to the 4th graders give their species adaptation presentations where we heard some silly bird calls. On Wednesday, we attended the Kindergarten dress rehearsal of Peter Rabbit – an excellent showing! Thursday was our end-of-the-year class celebration complete with snacks and a Despicable Me 3 viewing. Your little one purchased their movie ticket with plastic coins they earned this week as part of our economics study. Friday was our final school Mass for the year; the best way to close our time together. Report cards came home Friday, also.

I can’t believe the last day of school has come and gone! It has been an absolute joy teaching your now 2nd grader! I have shared many laughs and am taking countless memories of them with me. St. Mary School will ALWAYS have a very special place in my heart, as will each of your children. Thank you for allowing me the privilege of spending each day with them and for your support and help with all we did. 
Students received their Summer Packets and Supply Lists for next year at the beginning of the week. Summer Packets are to be completed and turned in on the first day of school. This will be the first grade your child receives for 2nd grade.

I wish you all a fun, safe, and relaxing summer. God Bless.

 

First Grade Weekly Update

What a great week filled with awesome sea animal presentations. The first grade class did an excellent job with their reports and recycled sea animals!
I can’t believe it is the last week of school. Where did the time go? It has been such a fun year, and I have loved teaching your special almost-second-grader! 
Here’s a look at what we will end our year learning… 
Religion – Sacraments of Healing and Saints
Math – Meausurement
Reading – Hi! Fly Guy
Spelling – long i: igh. y, ie
Grammar – adjectives and adverbs, prefix un
Social Studies- Economic concepts
Important Reminders
  • June 6 and 7 are noon dismissal days
  • June 8 is our last day of school, early release, please join us for Mass. There is no after school extension Friday.

First Grade Weekly Update

I am so proud of our class for the wonderful job they did at Mass on Sunday. Thank you parents for helping them prepare. We had an awesome trip to SeaWorld! Thank you so much to the chaperones who joined us. 

Our Mystery Reader, Mrs. Perkins, helped our kiddos plant a seed to take home.

Religion – Sacraments of Healing
Math – Time: clocks and calendars
Reading – What Can You Do? an informational text
Spelling – changing y to i and words with er and est endings, words with le ending, -ful and -ly endings
Grammar – adadverbs
Science – the ocean 
Important Reminders
  • Recycled Ocean Animal projects and reports are due Tuesday, May 29. Please use the link sent via email to sign up for a presentation slot.
  • June 1, 6 and 7 are noon dismissal days

First Grade Weekly Update

Thank you all for your kind words and well wishes regarding my upcoming move. Just another reason why Saint Mary is so special.

Thanks Dr. Bliesath for being our Mystery Reader this week! The Little Engine that Could is such a great lesson for our little learners! They loved your silly voices for the characters, too! And thank you to our BONUS reader, Mr. Alcocer, too!

Religion – Ch 26 We Care for the Gifts of God’s Creation
Math – Money and Time
Reading – What Can You Do? an informational text
Spelling – changing y to i and words with er and est endings
Grammar – kinds of sentences
Science – Ocean life and how we care for it
Upcoming Dates/Reminders
Thursday, May 24 Dance Fever 1-2:30 pm
Friday, May 25 SeaWorld Field Trip
Sunday, May 27 First Grade Mass 10:30 am
Monday, May 28 Memorial Day No School

First Grade Weekly Update

Thank you all for the treats, cards, flowers, and gifts! I feel VERY appreciated 🙂

Thank you to Mrs. Alcocer for a great Mystery Reader – those Berenstain Bears are a classic and a favorite! 

Happy Mother’s Day to all the first grade moms! I hope you enjoy a special day with your family.

Religion – Ch 26 We Care for the Gifts of God’s Creation
Math – finish Chapter 7 Geometry 
Reading – The Dot a realistic fiction story and Artists Create Art! a biography
Spelling – long e spelling patterns y, ie and words with ed and ing endings
Grammar – Exclamations and review subject pronouns
Social Studies – Heroes in Our Country
Upcoming Dates/Reminders
Friday, May 25 SeaWorld Field Trip
Sunday, May 27 First Grade Mass 10:30 am
Monday, May 28 Memorial Day No School

First Grade Weekly Update

Congratulations first grade families on a wonderful job by our class at May Crowning. The children looked great and exemplified what it means to honor our Blessed Mother.

Thank you so much to Mrs. Gornick for a great Mystery Reader story and delicious chocolate chip muffins!                                                                     

SeaWorld information and permission forms went home on Thursday, 5/3. Please complete and return all paperwork by Wednesday, 5/9. 

Religion – finish Chapter 25 We Honor Mary and the Saints
Math – Chapter 7 Geometry 
Reading – The New Friend a realistic fiction story and Symbols of our Country an informational text
Spelling – vowel combinations ou, ow, oi, oy, au, aw
Grammar – Contractions n’t, ‘s, ‘re, I’m
Social Studies – Heroes in Our Country

First Grade Weekly Update

 A big thank you to Mrs. Handy for reading to our class this week and sharing with them the fun event of wishing on a star – I heard some really great wishes!                                                                                                         We also saw some cool reactions with different types of matter. I think there are some future scientists in first grade!                                                                                                                                                        Please be on the lookout for Sea World field trip info to come home the week of 4/30.

Religion – Chapter 25 – We Honor Mary and the Saints
Math – Chapter 7 – Geometry 
Reading – A Tree is a Plant an informational text
Spelling – Digraph oo, ou, ew
Grammar – Indefinite pronouns
Science – More Investigating Matter
Social Studies – Heroes in Our Country
Important Dates/Reminders
-Thursday, 5/3, at 7:15 PM May Crowning- required for all first graders to attend
-Friday, 5/4 Noon dismissal

First Grade Weekly Update

Throughout the past week, I have taken notice of how much improvement and growth our class is showing, especially in reading and math. I am excited to watch the first graders continue to develop their abilities as we approach the final weeks of our year together. 

A friendly reminder to please check your child’s folder each evening as they are coming home with homework on a more regular basis. 

Religion – Chapter 24 – We Share God’s Love
Math –  Finish Chapter 6, begin Chapter 7 – Geometry 
Reading – ‘Whistle for Willie’ a realistic fiction story 
Spelling – Digraph oo
Grammar – Possessive pronouns
Science – Investigating Matter
Social Studies – Governments and Leaders & Heroes in Our Country

Important Dates/Reminders
Monday, 4/23 – Friday, 4/27 STAR Reading Test
Thursday, 5/3, at 7:15 PM May Crowning- required for all first graders to attend
Friday, 5/4 Noon dismissal

First Grade Weekly Update

What a great week in first grade! We are continuing to master our math facts. Mrs. Martinez gave us a super-fun Pete the Cat Mystery Reader experience; complete with Easter treats! Also, first graders completed a STEM challenge on Wednesday where they constructed a nest for a baby chick – a Peep! They worked on their engineering skills and learned about balancing a structure.

It’s hard to believe Easter is already here! I hope everyone has a blessed holiday and a relaxing break.

Here’s what’s happening when we return…

Religion – Finish Chaptetr 23 We Celebrate the Mass
Math – Chapter 6, Extending Addition and Subtraction
Reading – ‘The Garden’ a fantasy story from Frog and Toad Together
Spelling – r- controlled vowels ar, or, ore we will continue with pretests on Monday and weekly list tests each Friday
Grammar – subject pronouns: he, she, it
Science – Seasons
Social Studies – Good Citizens

Important Dates/Reminders
No school Friday March 30-April 8. School resumes Monday, April 9.
Wednesday, 4/18: Half Day: 12 PM Dismissal
Thursday, 4/19: Team Day: Students may wear jeans and team shirt.
Friday, 4/20: Mom Prom 6 PM-9 PM
Monday, 4/23- Friday, 4/27: STAR Reading Test

First Grade Weekly Update

Thank you so much to Mrs. Lake for being our Mystery Reader this week. The students loved creating paper dolls! We also learned about different kinds of weather and ways to check and measure it. Coming up in First Grade…

  • Religion – Ch 23 We Celebrate the Mass
  • Math – Chapter 6, Extending Addition and Subtraction
  • Reading –  small group short stories
  • Spelling – there will not be a test due to the short week but we will practice with sight words and Easter words
  • Grammar – parts of speech review
  • Science – Weather and the seasons
  • Social Studies – Good Citizens