February 1-5, 2021

1st Grade Weekly Newsletter

Math- We will be counting on a number chart to 120, finding number patterns on a number chart, counting to 120 using an open number line, and writing numerals to show how many objects are in a group.

Reading- We will be continuing our reading series reading the story Thumbs Up for Art and Music. This story will help us learn our reading skills: Main Idea, Visualize Details, Imagination and our reading genre: Persuasive text.
This Week’s Sight Words- around, find, full, grow, under

Phonics- We will be identifying “Consonant Pattern –ng/-nk” and the “Syllables and Open Syllables” words.

Grammar- We will be identifying what “Capitalize I and Proper Names” are.

Listening- We will be continuing to do an author study on Howard Binkow who wrote the “Howard B Wigglebottom” books about life lessons.

Writing- We will continue to focus on writing our letters correctly. We also will be continuing to learn about the “writing process.”

Social Studies- We will be recognizing that families have unlimited wants but limited resources to satisfy their wants, and identifying the different American holidays we celebrate.

Science- We will be learning about “groundhog’s day” and what groundhogs do through the seasons. Also, we will be learning about “dental health” and figuring out solutions to common dental problems.

Religion- We will be learning about Chapter 15- “We Belong to a Parish.”

Reminders:
• This Friday, the students will be tested on their ten spelling words and sight words.

• The students will be having their next Science Test on Tuesday, February 9, 2021 (review the classwork papers that will be sent home- Penguin Paper, Polar Bear Paper, Frog Paper).

• The students will be having a Math Test on Topic 7 on Thursday, February 11, 2021. Please review the completed work that was sent home, which we have already learned (Homework and Class Work).

• Our Specials Are: Monday- Gym; Tuesday- Technology; Wednesday- Spanish and Stream; Thursday-Music; Friday- Art.

Homework Assignments

Monday:
1. Math- Math Workbook 7-3
2. Phonics- Phonics Workbook Packet (1 Page- Consonant Pattern –ng/-nk)
3. Spelling- Write spelling words (1-5) two times each.
4. Sight Words- Practice the sight words.
5. Additional School Work: Read for 15 minutes and record it on your Reading Log AND work on “i-ready” for 15 minutes (ELA).

Tuesday:
1. Math- Math Workbook 7-4
2. Phonics- Phonics Workbook Packet (1 Page- Consonant Pattern –ng/-nk)
3. Spelling- Write spelling words (6-10) two times each.
4. Sight Words- Practice the sight words.
5. Additional School Work: Read for 15 minutes and record it on your Reading Log AND work on “i-ready” for 15 minutes (MATH).

Wednesday:
1. Math- Math Workbook 7-5
2. Phonics- Phonics Workbook Packet (1 Page- Syllables)
3. Spelling- Pick five spelling words, and write one sentence for each of the five words.
4. Sight Words- Practice the sight words.
5. Additional School Work: Read for 15 minutes and record it on your Reading Log AND work on “Freckle” for 15 minutes (ELA).

Thursday:
1. Math- Math Workbook 7-6
2. Phonics- Phonics Workbook Packet (1 Page- Capitalize)
3. Spelling- Practice the spelling words, for a test tomorrow.
4. Sight Words- Practice the sight words, to be assessed tomorrow.
5. Additional School Work: Read for 15 minutes and record it on your Reading Log AND work on “Freckle” for 15 minutes (MATH).

Friday: Have A Good Weekend!!!

*The Spelling Words For This Week Are:
1. bring 6. song
2. pink 7. thing
3. ring 8. think
4. rink 9. around
5. sing 10. grow

** Please make sure your child has two sharpened pencils each day.**

** Please continue practicing shoe-tying and zipping coats on their own, with your child.**

** Please practice with your child their address and their phone number. This is a very important life skill. **