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Weekly Schedule

Monday – Gym 

Tuesday – Computer

Wednesday- Spanish

Thursday – Art 

Friday – Music & STEM

 

Weekly Letter May 23rd

Posted on May 23, 2022

I hope you all had a great weekend! Please read on to find out what class 1-1 will be doing this week…

Reading & Writing: This week we are continuing with our unit about Plant and Animal Adaptations. Students will learn about 2 more habitats: grasslands and rainforests. We will explore some ways that plants and animals can adapt and survive in these interesting places.  

Spelling: This week students will be exploring what prefixes are. We will focus on the prefix re- and un-. These prefixes have different meanings and help to change the meaning of base words. We have been using this poster as a guide in our learning.

Math: This week in math we are starting Chapter 13-Time and Money. Chapter 12: measurement was a very short chapter and we will not be taking an assessment for it. This week we will be looking at the different coins and their value. This concept is a little tricky to understand at first but we will be practicing these next few days.

Religion: This week we will be learning about the Sacrament on Penance and Reconciliation. This sacrament helps us to receive God’s forgiveness and Peace.

Weekly Letter May 9th

Posted on May 9, 2022

I hope you all had a great weekend & Happy Mother’s day to all the moms! Please read on to find out what class 1-1 will be doing this week…

Reading & Writing: This week we are continuing with our unit about Plant and Animal Adaptations. Students will begin the week by learning about the word: Adaptation! Plants and animals can have many physical or behavioral adaptations.

This week we will focus on the desert habitat. Students will learn about cactus plants. These plants can do some amazing things to survive! They can store gallons of water in their stems which can help them in the dry desert. They also have thorns (spines) to help protect themselves from being eaten by animals. An animal in the desert is the camel! Camels have long eye lashes, hairy ears, and closing nostrils to help keep out sand!

Phonics: Our spelling focus this week is “oi” and “oy”. You can find these sounds in words like coin and boy. Students are starting to realize that if I hear the “oy/oi” sound at the end of the word I use “oy” and if I hear it in the middle of the word I use the letters “oi”. There will be a spelling test on Friday.

Math: This week we will be finishing up chapter 11. We will be reviewing the different subtraction strategies and completing a study guide. We will have our assessment on Friday.  

Religion: This week we will be beginning chapter 19: We Celebrate God’s Forgiveness. Students will learn about the Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation and understand that we can always come back to God and ask for forgiveness.

Weekly Letter May 2nd

Posted on May 2, 2022

Happy Monday ~ I hope you all had a great weekend! Please continue reading to learn what class 1-1 will be doing this week…

Reading & Writing: This week we are starting with our new unit about Plant and Animal Adaptations. Plants will be introduced by reading many nonfiction texts to determine the lifecycle of a plant. During this unit students will be learning about the many adaptations that plants and animals use to survive in their environments. We will start our unit by reading Eric Carle’s “The Tiny Seed”.

Phonics: Our spelling focus this week is “oo” spelling pattern. This pattern makes two different sounds. One sound is what we hear when we say “book” and another sound is what we hear when we say “moon”. We are learning how to know the difference when spelling words with these similar sounds. Our formal assessment will be Friday so please review each night!

Math: This week we will begin Chapter 11: Use models and strategies to subtract tens. Students will practice subtracting tens, using a hundred chart to subtract, and thinking addition to help subtract.

Announcements & Reminders:

  • Spelling test on Friday
  • Half Day Friday
  • American Heart Association: Kids Heart Challenge ~ Please consider signing your child up using the email sent by Mrs. Debbie this morning

Weekly Letter April 25th

Posted on April 25, 2022

Dear Parents & Guardians,

I hope you all had a relaxing break!  Please read below to find out all the wonderful things we will be doing this week…

Reading & Writing: This week students will continue with our study on poetry. Before we left for break, we completed color poems using a color of our choice. This week we will be taking a closer look at cinquain poems. Students will choose a topic (person, place, or thing) and describe that word using verbs, adjectives, and phrases. We will be practicing this skill all week. Students are loving this writing unit!

Spelling/Phonics/Grammar: Students this week are learning about “ou” words that make the “ow” sound just like the words we learned last week. During our word work activities, we will be sorting words based on the letters that the word has. For example, the words flower and our, make the same sound, but have different letter patterns in the middle. This skill will take some time to understand.

Math: Today and tomorrow we will complete the final lessons in chapter 10, which will have students practice adding two digit numbers. On Wednesday, we will complete the study guide and send it home in green folders. Our chapter test is on Friday.

Religion: This week we will continue with chapter 18 and discuss ways that we can make choices as children of God. I will create different real life scenarios and have child discuss choices that they can make.

Reminders & Announcements:

  • Please try to empty green folders every night
  • Work with your child on zippering coats or even tying shoes 
  • Students should be reading for 15 minutes every night!
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