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Weekly Schedule
Monday: Music
Tuesday: Gym
Wednesday: Spanish
Thursday: Art & STEM
Friday: Computer



-Scholastic Book Orders Due by Feb. 15th (Online Code- NHWTP)

Spelling Words: faster, fastest, taller, tallest, sadder, saddest, bigger, biggest, shorter, shortest


Monday: Math: review study guide

                   Spelling: Act 1

                   Read for 10-15 min and log

Tuesday: Math: test tomorrow

                    spelling: act 2

                    Read for 10-15 min and log

Wednesday: math: NONE

                           spelling: write sentences

                           read for 10-15 min and log

Thursday: math: NONE

                       spelling: review words for tomorrows assessment 

                       read for 10-15 min and log

                        readers response 

Weekly Letter February 11th

Posted on February 11, 2019

February 11, 2019

Dear Parents,

I hope you all had a great weekend and had a chance to relax! Please read about what we will be learning in class 1-2 this week…

Reading & Writing

This week students will be learning all about Abraham Lincoln. We will be reading stories and watching informational videos about how he was an important leader for our country. On Tuesday students will be celebrating the 100thday, by doing various reading and writing activities. I can’t wait to see everyone dressed as a 100-year-old!


This week students will learn about comparative endings like –er and –est. We will practice using our spelling words appropriately in sentences. We use (er) when we are comparing 2 people, places, animals, or things. We use (est) to compare 3 or more things.


In math we will be taking a chapter 6 assessment on Wednesday! Please use the study guide to review.

Announcements & Reminders: 

  • On Tuesday, it is the 100th day of school! Please remember to dress your child like a 100-year-old! If your child does not want to dress up, they can wear regular uniform! Gym sneakers must be worn!
  • On Thursday, we will be having a small treat to celebrate Valentine’s Day. If you would like to send in Valentines to share with the class, please make sure you have enough for all. Please only write who the valentine is from not specific names. Thank You! We have 16 children in class 1-2.
  • Friday is a student council dress down day!
  • Scholastic Orders Due by 2/15

Weekly Letter February 4th

Posted on February 4, 2019

As the winter weather continues, please label all of your child’s belongings. It can be hard to find the appropriate owners at the end of the day when there is no name. Thank You! Recess bags went home on Friday to be replenished. Please return them ASAP.

Reading & Writing

I am impressed with how well students are doing with their reader’s responses. Please keep in mind that students should be doing the responses on their own. Also, students should be using books on their level for the reader’s notebook. If you are unsure what level your child should be reading, please ask me! (A great App that you can use to check the reading level of a book is called: Scholastic Book Wizard)- You are able to scan the barcode of a book or enter a title to find its level. You need to look under GRL (Guided Reading Level) and most books will have a letter. You can also use scholastic book wizard online.

In class this week students will be starting to learn about our famous presidents, like George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. We will create illustrations of them, read books about them, and compare and contrast these two presidents.

Phonics & Spelling

 This week we will be continuing with bossy r words. The words this week have the vowels A and O with the r controlled vowel.


In math we will be continuing with using tens and ones to represent numbers. We will learn that to make the number 100, you need to draw ten sticks. Please continue to use your child’s one hundred chart to practice skip counting by tens.

Announcements & Reminders:

  • NextTuesday 2/12is the 100thday of School! Please remember to dress your child like a 100-year-old. A letter was sent home with some ideas! Please make sure your child is wearing their sneakers since we will still have gym.
  • On Thursday, February 14th, our class will have a small Valentine’s Day Celebration. On this day students will be given a chance to hand out valentines to their classmates. PLEASE- make sure if you do send in valentines, make sure there is enough for every student! We have 16 students in our class.
  • Scholastic orders due on February 15th.


Weekly Letter January 28th

Posted on January 28, 2019

ThisweekisCatholicSchoolsWeek,aspecialweekthatiscelebratedacrossthedioceseinallschools. Mrs. Bonici sent outinformationaboutactivitiesandeventsthatwilltakeplaceeachday,so please refer to her email if you have any questions!

Reading & Writing

In writer’s workshop students will continue to work on responding to literature. While they read from their book baggies students are given a question to think about and then write complete sentences for. On Thursday this week, students will bring home their reader’s response notebooks to complete a response for homework. These books must be returned the following day. Please read a letter that will come home on Tuesday about these responses!


This week we will be focusing on bossy r words. The homework packet looks at certain er, ir, and ur words. In class we will be watching videos and playing various games to master the skill of r-controlled words.  Please practice words that are in the spelling packet for our formal assessment on Friday!


Thisweekthestudentswill work on counting tens and ones. They will understand that a full ten frame equals 1 ten and the cubes/counters, outside the ten frame are the ones. We will also continue practicing counting forward by tens and ones.

Announcements & Reminders

-Noon Dismissal on Friday

-Scholastic Book Orders Due Friday


Weekly Letter January 22nd

Posted on January 24, 2019

Reading/Writing: This week’s phonics skill is –ed ending. As you saw from your child’s homework, ED can make 3 different sounds. In the word helped, we hear a “t” sound. In the word, handed, we hear the “ed” sound, and in jogged, we just hear the “d”. This can be a very tricky skill to learn. We will be practicing all week. There will be a formal assessment on Friday. Tomorrow, students will be painting the different phases of the moon. In STEM we learned that the moon phases follow a pattern and we can predict what the moon will look like each week. Towards the end of the week, we will create our own constellations.

Math: In math this week, we started chapter 6! Our first few lessons focus on using a 100 chart to count forward by ones or tens. In our math centers this week, we will practice both of these skills.

Religion: We will be finishing chapter 8 in class today and taking an assessment on Friday. Please review the Lord’s Prayer with your child. Books will be coming home today! Some topics to review:

-what it means to be a follower



Announcements & Reminders

  • Recess Bags: Please make sure you read the memo from Mrs. Bonici about the new procedures for recess. Some students are still missing their plastic bag, so please send them in ASAP
  • Catholic Schools Week begins next week. A schedule will be sent to you as an email blast
  • Student Council Dress Down Day is Friday
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