What does a full week of school look like?? Next week — hopefully — the children will work together to organize information and do research about their penguin groups. They will explain their posters to the class and exhibit them in a “penguin gallery”on the bulletin board outside of our classroom. We will return to our basal reading series, Theme 5, “Home Sweet Home.” The phonics skills will be long “a” and “i”, digraphs, including “tch”, final “nd” “nk” and “ng” words, and a review of contractions. Through the stories, we will continue to compare/contrast, examine cause and effect, and make inferences.
Please help your child understand the concept of “small sacrifices” through their Lenten Bouquets. We will continue our timeline of Jesus’ life next week by learning about Jesus’ parables. Specifically, we will learn about the Good Samaritan and Jesus as the good shepherd.
In math, we will practice adding and subtracting ten as part of our place value unit. Ask your children to show you “happy counting,” a fun way to reinforce adding and subtracting by ten. You can also give your children some pennies and dimes to help them understand place value.
Be on the lookout for some interesting “trash”! The children will be creating leprechaun traps in groups at school, and will use their creativity and imagination to design and put together those traps. A letter will follow next week.
Our words and sentences for next are:
Purple: short vowels with final digraphs(ch, sh, th, wh)
push brush wash grass fresh guess pass bath rush miss cloth such
I will rush to wash the car and cut the grass.
The chick went into the shack then got a chill.
Blue: short “u” versus long “u__e” oddball
club such shut hunt jump just flute rude June tune tube put
In June, I will play such a good tune with my flute.
Red: short “a” long “a__e”; long “ai” oddball
flash camp rash frame blame chain tail main faint train said want
I want to take a train to camp in a flash.
Green: short vowels with initial digraphs
chick chap chill check shell shack whiz wham thick then thin when
The chick went into the shack.
A note about homework: In first grade,your children should be spending on average 10 – 15 minutes on homework each night.
On frigid weather days, please send your children to school with warm winter coats, hats and gloves!
Dates to remember:
Wednesday, March 4 — Stations of the Cross, 2;15
Friday, March 6 — Noon dismissal
Thursday, March 26 — READING CELEBRATION
Enjoy the weekend,