Dear 1B parents,
What a successful first Activity Day the children had! We could not have done it without the combined efforts of our 1B and 1A room liaisons to create activities for 60 first graders. The PAC was filled with happy chaos! Many thanks to Mrs. Brophy and Mrs. Kristiansen, our room liaisons, and to Mrs. Algeier, Mrs. Comeau, Mrs. Tuttle, Mrs. Ventura and Mrs. Vollano for coming in to assist with the activities. Many thanks also to everyone who sent in donations.
Next week, we will have the first series of reading skills tests based on the stories and focus lessons from the last three weeks in our basal readers. We will highlight the short “u” sound.
The words for next week are as follows:
Red: short “a” “i” and “e” vowels with beginning digraphs
thick chap chick shall shack shell whiz check chill thin then wham
Green: “ig” “ip” and “ill” word families
rip zip dig hill mill lip wig pill pig
Blue: Short “o” and “a” vowels with oddball
bag mom cab hot for was mop lot wag box ran had
Purple:”ad” “ed” “ab” and “ob” word families
sled cab glob glad shed grab blob tab pad led bad sob
In math, we will continue to learn and practice the concept of “part-part-whole” or “addend-addend-sum.” This is a crucial concept for the children to grasp as they learn the relationship between addition and subtraction. We will begin fact families as part of that understanding of addition and subtraction.
We started our saint rock project by selecting five saints — Mary, St. Joseph, St. Rose of Lima, St. Michael the Archangel, and St. Francis. We began “taking notes” about them, and will complete this process on Monday. The children will bring home the name of their saint at that time. Please feel free to supplement their “research” with any interesting facts you might find from other sources, as long as your child has an understanding of the material. Meanwhile, you can go hunting for the rock. They will bring home the symbol they will use to represent their saint on Monday as well, which will be painted or drawn on the rock at home.
We will continue to discover why leaves change colors, and begin the life cycle of a pumpkin in science.
Thanks to Izel and her family for the apple slices for Farmer’s Market. Brielle will have Greta this weekend and will be our Emperor next week.
Monday, October 20 — picture make up day
Thursday, October 23 — READING CELEBRATION! All are welcome:)
Thursday, October 30 — end of first quarter
Thursday, October 30 — All Saints Day Mass, 8:30
Thursday, October 30 — Penny Bazaar
Friday, October 31 — No school, professional development