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Welcome To Our First Grade Class Page!

Mrs. Sharon Sperruggia

Class Parent: Mrs. Chambers

Specials Schedule
Monday- Gym #1
Tuesday- Art
Wednesday- STREAM and Gym #2
Thursday- Music
Friday- 8:30 Mass and Technology

January 24-28, 2022

Posted on January 23, 2022

1st Grade Weekly Newsletter

Math- We will be reviewing and taking our test on “Topic 6.” Then, we will then start “Topic 7-Extend The Counting Sequence,” where we will be counting by 10s to 120 and counting by 1s to 120.

Reading- We will be continuing our reading series reading the story The Cow and The Tiger. This story will help us learn our reading skills: Main Idea and Visualize Details and our reading genre: Fable.
This Week’s Sight Words- down, drink, now, there, together

Phonics- We will be identifying “vowel sounds of y” and the “VCCV” words.

Listening- We will be doing a week 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.”

Science- We will be continuing our study on “Polar Bears.” We will be learning characteristics of polar bears and learning how a polar bear mother takes care of her cubs.

Social Studies- We will be identifying ways that families change. sequencing events chronologically on a horizontal time line, and identifying why it is important that each family member helps to do chores in the home.

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

• The students will be having a Math test on “TOPIC 6” on Tuesday, January 25, 2022.
Please review the completed work that was sent home, which we have already learned (Homework and Class Work).

• Also, the students will be having their Religion Test on Unit 2 on Thursday,
February 3, 2022. (review Chapters 8-14 and Chapter Reviews in their Religion Books).

• Our Specials Are: Monday- Gym #1; Tuesday- Art; Wednesday- STREAM and Gym #2; Thursday-Music; Friday- Mass and Technology.

Homework Assignments

Monday:
1. Math- Review Sheet and study for the test tomorrow. Please keep the “Review Sheet” at home for review.
2. Phonics- Phonics Workbook Packet (1 Page- Vowel Sounds Of y)
3. Spelling- Write spelling words (1-5) two times each.
4. Sight Words- Practice the sight words.

Tuesday:
1. Math- No Math Homework!
2. Phonics- Phonics Workbook Packet (1 Page- Vowel Sounds Of y)
3. Spelling- Write spelling words (6-10) two times each.
4. Sight Words- Practice the sight words.

Wednesday:
1. Math- Math Workbook 7-1
2. Phonics- Phonics Workbook Packet (1 Page- VCCV)
3. Spelling- Pick five spelling words, and write one sentence for each of the five words.
4. Sight Words- Practice the sight words.

Thursday:
1. Math- Math Workbook 7-2
2. Grammar- Phonics Workbook Packet (1 Page- Pronouns)
3. Spelling- Practice the spelling words, for a test tomorrow.
4. Sight Words- Practice the sight words, to be assessed tomorrow.

Friday: Have A Good Weekend!!!

*The Spelling Words For This Week Are:
1. by 6. silly
2. cry 7. try
3. fly 8. why
4. my 9. now
5. puppy 10. there

** 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. **

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January 17-21, 2022

Posted on January 16, 2022

1st Grade Weekly Newsletter

Math- We will be interpreting organized data, using a picture graph to interpret data, and using perseverance to solving problems about sets of data.

Reading- We will be starting our reading series reading the story Poetry Collection. This story will help us learn our reading skills: Main Idea and Illustrating Important Details and our reading genre: Poems.
This Week’s Sight Words- live, or, out, who, work

Phonics- We will be identifying “long e: ee, e sounds” and the “inflectional ending -ed” sound.

Grammar- We will be identifying what a “pronoun” is.

Listening- We will be doing a week 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 learning about the life Martin Luther King, Jr. and analyzing the reasons for peaceful protests and how they work, both in Dr. King’s time and today. Also, we will continue our yearlong Unit on “Social Justice.” This month we will be learning about “The Poor and Vulnerable.”

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

• The students will be having a Math test on “TOPIC 6” on Tuesday, January 25, 2022.
Please review the completed work that was sent home, which we have already learned (Homework and Class Work).

• Our Specials Are: Monday- Gym #1; Tuesday- Art; Wednesday- STREAM and Gym #2; Thursday-Music; Friday- Mass and Technology.

Homework Assignments

*** Reminder: When your child is absent from school it is required that a note is sent to school on the day your child returns, with the reason for the absent.

** There are No Spelling OR Sight Words Tests This Week!
Please give your child an “At-Home Spelling and Sight Words Tests” **

Monday: No School- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Tuesday:
1. Math- Math Workbook 6-3
2. Phonics- Phonics Workbook Packet (2 Pages- Long e: ee, e)
3. Spelling- Write spelling words (1-10) two times each.
4. Sight Words- Practice the sight words.

Wednesday:
1. Math- Math Workbook 6-4
2. Phonics- Phonics Workbook Packet (2 Pages- Inflectional Ending -ed and Pronouns)
3. Spelling- Pick five spelling words, and write one sentence for each of the five words.
4. Sight Words- Practice the sight words.

Thursday:
1. Math- Math Workbook 6-5
2. Please give your child an “At-Home Spelling and Sight Words Tests” **

No School Tomorrow. Teacher PD Day!

Friday: Have A Good Weekend!!!


*The Spelling Words For This Week Are:
1. be 6. she
2. he 7. three
3. live 8. tree
4. me 9. we
5. see 10. work

** 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. **

January 10-14, 2022

Posted on January 8, 2022

1st Grade Weekly Newsletter

Math- We will be reviewing and taking our test on “Topic 5.” We will then begin “Topic 6- Represent and Interpret Data,” where we will be organizing data into categories and collecting/organizing information using a picture graph.

Reading- We will be continuing our 3rd Reading Series reading the story The Clever Monkey. This story will help us learn our reading skills: Author’s Purpose and Main Idea and our reading genre: Folktale.
This Week’s Sight Words- be, could, of, old, why

Phonics- We will be identifying the “long o, long u, and long u sounds.”

Grammar- We will be identifying what “common and proper nouns” are.

Listening- We will be starting our next author study on “Marc Brown.”

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

Religion- We will be learning about Chapter 11- “The Holy Spirit Helps the Church to Grow.”

Science- We will be doing a study on “Penguins.” We will be learning the lifecycle of penguins, identifying characteristics of penguins, and identifying the different ways penguins get around.

Social Studies- In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. we will be defining justice and describe how to create a community of love.

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

• The students will be having a Math test on “TOPIC 5” on Tuesday, January 11, 2022.
Please review the completed work that was sent home, which we have already learned (Homework and Class Work).

• Our Specials Are: Monday- Gym #1; Tuesday- Art;
Wednesday- STREAM and Gym #2; Thursday-Music; Friday- Mass and Technology.

Homework Assignments

Monday:
1. Math- Review Sheet and study for the test tomorrow. Please keep the “Review Sheet” at home for review.
2. Phonics- Phonics Workbook Packet (1 Page- Long o)
3. Spelling- Write spelling words (1-10) two times each.
4. Sight Words- Practice the sight words.

Tuesday:
1. Math- Workbook Lesson 6-1
2. Phonics- Phonics Workbook Packet (1 Page- Long u/ Long e)
3. Spelling- Pick five spelling words, and write a sentence for each of the five words.
Please underline the spelling word in each sentence.
4. Sight Words- Practice the sight words.

Wednesday:
1. Math- Workbook Lesson 6-2
2. Phonics- Phonics Workbook Packet (1 Page- Common and Proper Nouns)
3. Spelling- Study for the test tomorrow.
4. Sight Words- Practice the sight words, to be evaluated tomorrow.

Thursday: No school tomorrow- Teacher Professional Day!

Friday: Enjoy Your Weekend!!

Monday: No School- Martin Luther King, Jr.


*The Spelling Words For This Week Are:
1. bone 6. rope
2. broke 7. rose
3. could 8. stone
4. hope 9. those
5. joke 10. why

January 3-7, 2022

Posted on January 2, 2022

1st Grade Weekly Newsletter

Math- We will be using different strategies to solve word problems with 3 addends, solving word problems involving comparisons, and using precision to determine the missing number or symbol in an equation.

Reading- We will be starting our 3rd Reading Series reading the story The Ant and the Grasshopper. This story will help us learn our reading skills: Plot and Main Idea and our reading genre: Fable.
This Week’s Sight Words- good, no, put, round, said

Phonics- We will be identifying “consonant digraphs wh/ch/ph/trigraph tch sound” and the “contraction words.”

Grammar- We will be identifying what “singular and plural nouns” are.

Listening- We will be reading “New Year” books.

Religion- We will also be hearing and watching the nativity scene on Christmas night.

Science- We will be learning about the “lifecycle” of a frog.

Social Studies- We will be learning the importance of “New Year’s Day.”

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

• Please practice the sight words from Unit 2. The students will be assessed on all of them starting on, January 3, 2022. (Look on the other side of the paper for the words.)

• The students will be having a Math test on “TOPIC 5” on Tuesday, January 11, 2022.
Please review the completed work that was sent home, which we have already learned (Homework and Class Work).

• Our Specials Are: Monday- Gym #1; Tuesday- Art;
Wednesday- STREAM and Gym #2; Thursday-Music; Friday- Mass and Technology.

Homework Assignments

*Please practice the sight words from Unit 2. The students will be assessed on all of them starting on, January 3, 2022.

Week 1:
my
saw
help
come
little

Week 2:
jump
she
take
walk
what

Week 3:
blue
from
think
this
use

Week 4:
all
goes
her
make
too

Week 5:
four
five
part
ride
your

Week 6:
into
don’t
know
many
after

Monday:
1. Math- Workbook Lesson 5-5
2. Phonics- Phonics Workbook Packet (1 Page- Consonant Digraphs wh/ch/ph/trigraph tch)
3. Spelling- Write spelling words (1-5) two times each.
4. Sight Words- Practice the sight words.

Tuesday:
1. Math- Workbook Lesson 5-6
2. Phonics- Phonics Workbook Packet (1 Page- Contractions)
3. Spelling- Write spelling words (6-10) two times each.
4. Sight Words- Practice the sight words.

Wednesday:
1. Math- Workbook Lesson 5-7
2. Phonics- Phonics Workbook Packet (1 Page- Contractions)
3. Spelling- Pick five spelling words, and write a sentence for each of the five words. Please underline the spelling word in each sentence.
4. Sight Words- Practice the sight words.

Thursday:
1. Math-Textbook Page 241: Play the game with another person (adult/older child).
2. Phonics- Phonics Workbook Packet (1 Page- Singular and Plural Nouns)
3. Spelling- Study for the test tomorrow.
4. Sight Words- Practice the sight words, to be evaluated tomorrow.
5. ½ Day of School tomorrow-Faculty Meeting

Friday: Enjoy Your Weekend!!


*The Spelling Words For This Week Are:
1. catch 6. inch
2. check 7. match
3. chin 8. whale
4. good 9. which
5. graph 10. said

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