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Mrs. Sharon Sperruggia

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Specials Schedule
Monday- Gym
Tuesday- Technology
Wednesday- Spanish and STREAM
Thursday- Music
Friday- Art

October 26-30, 2020

Posted on October 24, 2020

1st Grade Weekly Newsletter

Math- We will be reviewing and taking a test on “Topic 2.” Then, we will be continuing “Topic 3- Addition Facts to 20: Use Strategies,” where we will be counting on to add using a number line and open number line.

Reading- We will be finishing our first reading series, reading two stories Farmers Market and The Maid and the Milk Pail stories will help us learn our reading skills: Realism/Fantasy and Background Knowledge. We will also be identifying the parts of a complete sentence. Throughout our stories we will be learning “amazing words” and what they mean. This Week’s Sight Words- go, me, for, here, where

Phonics- We will be continuing to review our letters along with their sounds, which are: “v, y, z, qu” and review “all short vowels”.

Grammar- We will be reviewing what a “simple sentence” is.

Listening- We will be reading “Halloween books.”

Writing- We will be continuing to focus on writing our numbers and letters correctly.

Religion- We will be learning about Saints, in honor of “All Saint’s Day.”

Science- We will be identifying the life-cycle of a pumpkin and learning signs of autumn while taking our “Nature Walk.”

Social Studies- We will be comparing and contrasting schools around the world and learning what a “map key” is.

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

• The students will be having a Math test “TOPIC 2” on Tuesday, October 27, 2020.
Please review the completed work that was sent home, which we have already learned (Homework and Class Work).

• The students will be given an oral Religion Test on the two prayers (Our Father and Hail Mary) throughout the week November 23, 2020.

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

Homework Assignments

**Practice with your child to help them start to memorize their double facts.**
(1+1=2, 2+2=4, 3+3=6, 4+4=8, 5+5=10, 6+6=12, 7+7=14, 8+8=16, 9+9=18, 10+10=20)

** If you would like to send treats for the students to take home for Halloween, please send the treats in by Wednesday, October 28th. Please put just your child’s name on it. This will help us with sorting the treats into the children’s treat bags. Thanks! 

**All Spelling Homework Is Done In The Spelling Notebook
With The School Heading On Top EVERY NIGHT (See Below)**
Student’s Name Date

Monday:
1. Math- Review Sheet and study for the test tomorrow.
2. Phonics- Phonics Workbook Packet (1 Page- Letter Qu/X)
3. Spelling- Write spelling words (1-4) 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 play a game on Spelling City.

Tuesday:
1. Math- No Math Homework!
2. Phonics- Phonics Workbook Packet (2 Pages- Letters V and Y)
3. Spelling- Write spelling words (5-8) 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 for 15 minutes on “i-ready.”

Wednesday:
1. Math- Math Workbook 3-1
2. Phonics- Phonics Workbook Packet (1 Page- Letter Z)
3. Spelling- Pick four spelling words, and write a sentence for each of the four 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 for 15 minutes on “Freckle.”

Thursday:
1. Math- Math Workbook 3-2
2. Phonics- Phonics Workbook Packet (1 Page- Short Vowels)
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 play a game on Spelling City.
6. Send in “1 SPECIAL SNACK AND 1 DRINK” for JUST YOUR CHILD tomorrow. (For example: a Halloween Doughnut, or a Halloween Cookie, or a bag of Chips, etc.) AND YOUR CHILD’S TREAT BAG!!!

Friday: Have A Good Weekend!!!

*The Spelling Words For This Week Are:
1. hat 5. mop
2. bed 6. wig
3. tub 7. cap
4. hot 8. ten

October 19-23, 2020

Posted on October 17, 2020

1st Grade Weekly Newsletter

Math- We will be counting back to solve subtraction problems, using addition facts to 10 to solve subtraction problems, solving word problems by drawing pictures and writing equations, and using structure and identify patterns in order to solve problems.

Reading- We will be starting our reading series reading the story Making a Map. This story will help us learn our reading skills: Main Idea and Predictions and our reading genre: Procedural Text.
This Week’s Sight Words- as, he, three, to, with

Phonics- We will be continuing to review our letters along with their sounds, which are: “r, w, j, k” and “short vowel u”.

Handwriting- We will be reviewing how to correctly write the numbers 1-10.

Grammar- We will be reviewing what “nouns, verbs, and adjectives” are.

Listening- We will be reading “Fall books.”

Writing- We will be continuing to focus on writing our numbers and letters correctly.

Religion- We will be learning about Chapter 4- “Jesus Works Among The People.”

Science- We will be identifying the different animal coverings and identifying the basic needs of animals.

Social Studies- We will be expressing time sequences by using relative terms and describing the school week in terms of activities and making a list of our “School Workers,” and thanking them for all of their hard work at St. Stan’s.

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

• The students will be having a Math test “TOPIC 2” on Tuesday, October 27, 2020.
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

**Practice with your child to help them start to memorize their double facts.**
(1+1=2, 2+2=4, 3+3=6, 4+4=8, 5+5=10, 6+6=12, 7+7=14, 8+8=16, 9+9=18, 10+10=20)

**All Spelling Homework Is Done In The Spelling Notebook
With The School Heading On Top EVERY NIGHT (See Below)**
Student’s Name Date

Monday:
1. Math- Math Workbook Lesson 2-6
2. Phonics- Phonics Workbook Packet (Short u)
3. Spelling- Write each spelling word 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 play a game on Spelling City.

Tuesday:
1. Math- Math Workbook Lesson 2-7
2. Phonics- Phonics Workbook Packet (Letter R)
3. Spelling- Spelling- Fill in the blanks.
b _ g,
h u _,
_ u g,
t _ ,
d _ g,
w _ t h
** Please copy these blanks into the student’s spelling notebook and then fill in the blanks.
4. Sight Words- Practice the sight words.
5. Additional School Work: Read for 15 minutes and record it on your Reading Log AND play a game on Spelling City.

Wednesday:
1. Math- Math Workbook Lesson 2-8
2. Phonics- Phonics Workbook Packet (2 Pages- Letter W and J)
3. Spelling- Write four sentences for four different spelling words.
4. Sight Words- Practice the sight words.
5. Additional School Work: Read for 15 minutes and record it on your Reading Log AND play a game on Spelling City.

Thursday:
1. Math- Math Workbook Lesson 2-9
2. Phonics- Phonics Workbook Packet (2 Pages- Letter K and Simple Sentences)
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 play a game on Spelling City.

Friday: Have a good weekend!!!

*The Spelling Words For This Week Are:
1. bug 5. tug
2. dug 6. to
3. hug 7. with

October 12-16, 2020

Posted on October 11, 2020

1st Grade Weekly Newsletter

Math- We will be solving problems using near doubles facts, using a ten-frame to solve addition facts with 5 and 10, and using the same addends to write two different equations with the same sum.

Reading- We will be starting our reading series reading the story Garden Party and Click, Clack, Click!. This story will help us learn our reading skill: Visual Details and our reading genre: Realistic Fiction.
This Week’s Sight Words- have, that, they, two, up

Phonics- We will be continuing to review our letters along with their sounds, which are: “d, l, h” and “short vowel e”.

Handwriting- We will be reviewing how to correctly write the numbers 1-10.

Grammar- We will be identifying what “adjectives” are.

Listening- We will be finishing our first “Author Study” by Miriam Cohen.

Religion- We will be learning about Chapter 3- “Jesus Grew Up In A Family.”

Science- We will be learning about “fire safety.” We will be reviewing “fire safety” skills and learning ways firefighters cooperate on the job.

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

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

Homework Assignments

**Practice with your child to help them start to memorize their double facts.**
(1+1=2, 2+2=4, 3+3=6, 4+4=8, 5+5=10, 6+6=12, 7+7=14, 8+8=16, 9+9=18, 10+10=20)

**All Spelling Homework Is Done In The Spelling Notebook
With The School Heading On Top (See Below)**
Student’s Name Date

Monday: Columbus Day- No School!

Tuesday:
1. Math- Math Workbook Lesson 2-3
2. Phonics- Phonics Workbook Packet (Short e)
3. Spelling- Write each spelling word 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 play a game on Spelling City.

Wednesday:
1. Math- Math Workbook Lesson 2-4
2. Phonics- Phonics Workbook Packet (Letters D and L)
3. Spelling- Use three of the spelling words and write three sentences.
(one sentence for each of those words)
4. Sight Words- Practice the sight words.
5. Additional School Work: Read for 15 minutes and record it on your Reading Log AND play a game on Spelling City.

Thursday:
1. Math- Math Workbook Lesson 2-5
2. Phonics- Phonics Workbook Packet (Letter H AND Adjectives)
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 play a game on Spelling City.

Friday: Have a good weekend!!!

*The Spelling Words For This Week Are:
1. met 5. set
2. net 6. have
3. pet 7. they

October 5-9, 2020

Posted on October 3, 2020

1st Grade Weekly Newsletter

Math- We will be reviewing and taking the test on Topic 1. Next, we will begin
“Topic 2- Fluently Add and Subtract Within 10,” adding by counting on from a number, using doubles to solve problems, and solving problems using near doubles facts.

Reading- We will be starting our reading series reading the story Look Both Ways.  This story will help us learn our reading skill: Reading Comprehension and our reading genre: informational text.

Phonics- We will be reviewing our first set of letters along with their sounds, which are: “f, b, g” and “short vowel i”. This Week’s Sight Words- are, by, look, was, you

Handwriting- We will be reviewing how to correctly write the numbers 1-5.

Grammar- We will be identifying how to write a “simple sentence.”

Listening- We will be continuing our first “Author Study” by Miriam Cohen.

Religion- We will be learning about Chapter 2- “We Believe in the Blessed Trinity.”

Science- We will be comparing and contrasting animals according to size, shape, and other characteristics, and comparing and contrasting animals according to how they move.

Social Studies- We will be comparing/contrasting a picture and a map of a classroom, expressing time sequences by using relative terms and describing the school week in terms of activities.

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

• The students will be having a Math test “TOPIC 1- Solving Addition and Subtraction Problems to 10” on Tuesday, October 6, 2020. 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

**All Spelling Homework Is Done In The Homework Notebook With The School Heading On Top (See Below)**
Student’s Name Date

Monday:
1. Math- Review Sheet and study for the test tomorrow.
2. Phonics- Phonics Workbook Packet (Short i)
3. Spelling- Write each spelling word 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 play a game on Spelling City.
6. PLEASE CLEAR OUT YOUR CHILD’S FOLDER EACH NIGHT AND TAKE OUT ANY WORK THAT HAS ALREADY BEEN CHECKED!!!!

Tuesday:
1. Math- Math Homework Lesson 1-9
2. Phonics- Phonics Workbook Packet (Letter F)
3. Spelling- Fill in the blanks.
c ___ t ,
__ o t ,
p o _ ,
g _t_ ,
__ o o k ,
__ o u
** Please copy these blanks into the student’s spelling notebook and then fill in the blanks. **
4. Sight Words- Practice the sight words.
5. Additional School Work: Read for 15 minutes and record it on your Reading Log AND play a game on Spelling City.

Wednesday:
1. Math- Math Homework Lesson 2-1
2. Phonics- Phonics Workbook Packet (Letter B)
3. Spelling- Write 3 sentences for three spelling words.
4. Sight Words- Practice the sight words.
5. Additional School Work: Read for 15 minutes and record it on your Reading Log AND play a game on Spelling City.

Thursday:
1. Math- Math Homework book Lesson 2-2
2. Phonics- Phonics Workbook Packet (2 Pages- Letter G and 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 play a game on Spelling City.

Friday: Have a good weekend!!!

*The Spelling Words For This Week Are:
1. cot 4. pot
2. got 5. look
3. not 6. you

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