Week of 5/22/2017

posted Feb 24, 2017, 11:40 AM by Christine Moran   [ updated May 19, 2017, 11:39 AM ]

Weekly Reminders...  

*We will take our last trip to the New Castle Library this week on Wednesday at 1:15.

*The 5K run is this Thursday, May 25.  1st grade is sending in granola bars.  If you are donating these items please send them in before the night of the race.  

*The following things are happening this Friday:  All box tops are due!  The Dance Marathon is Friday so the children will need to pay 5$ for the donation to this important cause.  The 5$ will also allow y our child to dress down.  It is also a half day of school.  12:00 dismissal.  Please send in morning snacks still.

*School is closed on Monday, May 29 for Memorial Day!

*1st grade has gym every Wednesday this year.  Please wear gym uniforms to school on Wednesdays.

*The children will need to be responsible for remembering if they are buying lunch or not.  If you feel as if your child will have a hard time remembering then please send me an email or a note at the beginning of each week to let me know what specific days your child is purchasing lunch.   

*Remember that all paper stories do count as a homework assignment when they come home.  The child should be reading it to someone in the house.  The adult that it was read to should be signing or initialing it on the front cover.  It gets sent back to school for credit.  At the end of each trimester it will count as an oral reading grade.

*READING PRACTICE and  MATH PRACTICE…Please see the "useful links" tab to access these 2 sites.  These are the websites that connect to our reading program and math book we use in class everyday.  They provide great things on there to practice with at home!

This Week's Spelling Words are:  born, corn, core, more, roar, soar, learn, guess, sure, began, right, better
*New words starting on Thursday are:  cow, town, mouse, how, out, mouth, color, nothing, early, oh, instead, thought

What are we learning this week?

*Reading~Comprehension and sight words will take place every week!

*Reading skills this week~Problem and Solution, Point of View, Cause and Effect, Inflectional Ending ~er, Abbreviations, and Irregular plural nouns

*Phonics~Variant Vowels (r-control o) /or/, /ore/, /oar/ and starting on Thursday are diphthongs /ou/ /ow/

*Math~Measurement, Time, and Problem Solving

*Spelling~Words with /or/, /ore/, /oar/ (r-control o) and starting on Thursday are diphthongs /ou/ /ow/

*Handwriting~Letters X and x, K and k

*Religion~Sacraments, Our Way of Life, Baptism, and this unit's saint:  Saint Therese of the Child Jesus

May fruit of the spirit:  Self-Control

*Grammar~Adjectives, Adjectives that Compare (er/est), and adjectives (articles) a and an

*Writing~Step up to writing and this cycle's writing trait:  Word Choice for Sensory Words

*Science~Weather and Seasons

*Social Studies~Traditions We Share

Reminders needed for the entire school year!

Please Remember…

`To check your child’s H folder everyday.

`To empty the blue communication folder every Wednesday (when it is sent home), sign/initial it and return it the next day.

`All homework must be completed neatly just as the class work is.

`Parents must be signing or initialing all written homework each night.

`To empty out the test folder each Friday. Send the test folder back to school on Monday-emptied.