February 22-26, 2021

1st Grade Weekly Newsletter

Math- We will be showing groups of 10 with connecting cubes, grouping tens to solve problems, counting tens and ones to find a two-digit number, and using drawings to solve problems with tens and ones.

Reading- We will be starting our fourth reading series reading the story Through Georgia’s Eyes. This story will help us learn our reading skills: Main Idea, describing connections, and our reading genre: Biography text.
This Week’s Sight Words- always, found, new, please, thank

Phonics- We will be identifying the sound the “r-controlled ar” found in words and “inflectional ending –es and plurals –es” final sound found in words.

Grammar- We will be identifying what “action verbs” are.

Listening- We will be starting our next author study on “Steven Kellogg.”

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

Science- We will be starting our next unit, “Sound,” learning about different kinds of sounds we hear inside/outside and the sounds different kinds of objects make.

Social Studies- We will be learning about the lives of the two Presidents: George Washington and Abraham Lincoln.

Religion- We will be learning about Chapter 20- “Lent” and what is “Ash Wednesday.” Also, we will be learning about the “Stations of the Cross.”

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

• The students will be given an oral Religion Test on the two prayers (Grace BEFORE Meals and Grace AFTER Meals) throughout the week February 22, 2021.

• The students will be having their next Social Studies Test on Tuesday, March 2, 2021 (review the paper that was sent home).

• The students will be having a Math Test on Topic 8 on Thursday, March 4, 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

• Please practice the sight words from Unit 3. The students will be assessed on all of them starting on,
March 1, 2021.

Week 1:
good
no
put
round
said

Week 2:
be
could
of
old
why

Week 3:
live
or
out
who
work

Week 4:
down
drink
no
there
together

Week 5:
around
find
full
grow
under

Week 6:
so
eat
play
their
some

Monday:
1. Math- Math Workbook 8-2
2. Phonics- Phonics Workbook Packet (1 Page- r- Controlled Vowel ar)
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 8-3
2. Phonics- Phonics Workbook Packet (1 Page- r- Controlled Vowel ar)
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 8-4
2. Phonics- Phonics Workbook Packet (1 Page- Inflectional Ending –es/Plural Ending -es)
3. Spelling- Pick five spelling words, and write one sentence for each of the five words. (Starting from now on, I would like the students to put the (5) spelling words in meaningful sentences. This will help the students develop better writing skills. For example: I see a giant bear at the zoo. Instead of I see a giant bear. )
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 8-5
2. Phonics- Phonics Workbook Packet (1 Page- Action Verbs)
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. car 6. jar
2. card 7. sharp
3. dark 8. star
4. far 9. always
5. hard 10. please