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



-Scholastic Book Orders Due by   (Online Code- NHWTP)

Spelling Words: 

Sight Words:  


Monday: Math:

                   Spelling: write each word once in your neatest handwriting

                   Read for 10 min and log

Tuesday: Math: 

                   Spelling: ABC order

                    Read for 10 min and log

Wednesday: math: pg. 

                           spelling: choose 3 words to write a sentence for 

                           read for 10 min and log

ThursdaySpelling: study for test tomorrow

                        math: pg. 

                        read for 10 min and log

Weekly Letter September 14th

Posted on September 14, 2020

This week starts the first full week of school! We will continue to establish routines and procedures in our classroom that will help to create a safe and cooperative learning environment! During this school year I will be posting important information, homework, and the class newsletter on our class webpage. Please use the class web page as a resource as it is a very useful tool to help connect home and school. Below are the topics and strategies that will be covered this week.

Reading & Writing: This week the students will be introduced to Reading and Writing Workshop! We will be going over the behaviors of active writers and readers as well as why we read and write. We had great conversations last week about the way that our workshop schedule will work and I am sure it will become more in depth this week. Our Reading Workshop includes: guided reading, word work, reading/writing activity, book shopping, and independent reading. Students will be exploring each component of the workshop this week and will have a better idea of what this type of learning will look like. 

Phonics/Spelling: This week we will be reviewing letters/letter sounds as well as rhyming words. Students will have a chance to practice these skills using white boards and various apps on the tablet. 

Mathematics: In math, students will review skills learned in kindergarten. We will practice counting/writing numbers, basic addition sentences, and simple word problems. I want to make sure we have our foundational skills before starting our textbook.

Religion: In religion students will learn about the wonderful things God created! Students will learn that God created the world and all people. Students will discuss the importance of everything God has created for our universe. We will also discuss the special gifts that God has given us including the ability to love and help others. We will discuss how we can love and help our classmates, our family and our community.


  • ALL Back to School paperwork should have been sent to school by now. If you have not done so already, please do so as soon as possible. You can find all the important documents on the school website. You must send all paperwork via email.
  • I will not be assigning any homework this week. I want to ease students into the routine. Beginning next week, I will give homework each night. More information will be provided.
  • Masks: Please make sure your child’s mask fits properly. At times throughout the day, students masks are falling below their noses.
  • If you have not done so already, please send in all summer work and/or labeled supplies.
  • Our class has gym on Tuesdays. Please make sure your child is wearing the proper attire on this day.

Weekly Letter March 9th

Posted on March 9, 2020

Reading & Writing

This week we will continue with our new unit on Geography! The first week students will be learning about their place on a map. Throughout the month we will focus on our neighborhood, town, state, country, and continent. Students are also reading Dr. Seuss books and completing lots of fun crafts. You will see all our work at conferences next week. I am still in the process of assessing reading levels. Students have made so much progress since September. I am so proud! 

Phonics & Spelling

 The phonics skill for this week will focus on the “ow” and “oa” sounds. When figuring out whether a word has “oa” or “ow” you can listen to the word and see if you hear the long o in the middle or at the end. If you hear it in the middle you use “oa”, if you hear the long o at the end you use “ow”.


This week students will continue with chapter 8. We will continue to show groups of tens using connecting cubes. Students will understand that 10 ones creates 1 ten and each two digit number consists of tens and ones. Students will also practice grouping objects together to see how many tens and ones there are. Please continue to practice counting on by tens and ones with your child.

Announcements & Reminders

  • Parent Teacher Conferences are on Thursday, March 19th. Keep an eye out for an email about signing up!
  • Friday is a Dress Down Day

Weekly Letter March 2nd

Posted on March 2, 2020

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. We have a busy week as usual in class 1-2. Please continue to read on to see what we will be learning this week…

Reading & Writing: This week we will begin our new unit, Geography. We will focus on our town, city, state, country, and continent. During the month of March, we will be celebrating Dr. Seuss and Women’s History Month. I will continue assessing reading levels this week. Once your child is assessed, you can see their new level by looking in their book baggies.

Phonics: This week our phonics pattern focuses on the long e sound. The long e sound can be ea or ee. Our words this week follow the ea pattern. Please continue to practice spelling words each night. There will be a spelling test on Friday!

Math: We will have a chapter test on Wednesday. Study Guides went home on Thursday. Please have your child practice counting forward by tens and ones.

Religion: There will be a chapter 17 religion test on Thursday. Books will come home tomorrow. Please focus on the following topics: What happens at the sacrament of Baptism? What is Grace? What are the symbols of Baptism? What does water, a lighted candle, and a white garment remind us of?

Announcements & Reminders:

  • Friday is a half Day
  • Volume 1 of our math classwork books will come home at some point this week. They are coming home because we finished with all the chapters. Please keep these books at home. We will be getting our volume 2 books in class very soon.
  • Scholastic Orders due March 15th

Weekly Letter February 24th

Posted on February 24, 2020

I hope you all had a nice relaxing break! It is always difficult to come back after a week off, but the students told me all of the wonderful things they did while they were not in school. It sounds like everyone had a lot of fun! J This week we are busy as usual. Please read to find out some of the topics we will be covering!

Reading & Writing: This week we will be finishing our unit on important American Citizens! We are going to learn all about Ruby Bridges and how she was a brave little girl!

I will be assessing your Childs reading level this week and next week. I hope to have these completed by the end of next week. You will be notified of their new level a.s.a.p.

Phonics & Spelling: The phonics skill for this week will focus on the “ay” and “ai”  long a sounds. When figuring out whether a word has “ay” or “ai” you can listen to the word and see if you hear the long a in the middle or at the end. If you hear it in the middle you use “ai”, if you hear the long a at the end you use “ay”. For example, play & rain

Math: In math we will be finishing with chapter 7. We will continue counting on by ones and tens using a hundred chart. Students will be introduced to grouping objects by ones and tens. For example, if I have 53 buttons, I can circle 5 groups of tens and then add three more. Students will complete a study guide on Friday. We will have a chapter assessment on March 4th. Please be aware that we are skipping lesson 7.5 this chapter. DO NOT have your child complete this homework. Look at the homework sheet to see what pages need to be done each night.

Religion: We are beginning to learn about the seven sacraments. The first sacrament we will be learning is Baptism. Please send in, no more than 2 pictures of your child’s baptism! Pictures Due on Wednesday, 2/26.

Announcements & Reminders

  • Scholastic Orders Due March 1st
  • Progress Reports need to be signed and returned ASAP.
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