March 15-19, 2021

1st Grade Weekly Newsletter

Math-We will be comparing and writing two-digit numbers that are greater than or less than other two-digit numbers and making sense of a problem and finding the best way to solve it. We will then review and have our test on “Topic 9.”

Reading- We will be continuing our fourth reading series reading the stories What Is The Story of Our Flag? And The First American Flag. This story will help us learn our reading skills: Main Idea, Cause/Effect, and our reading genre: Informational Text.
This Week’s Sight Words- again, both, how, read, soon

Phonics- We will be identifying “diphthongs ow, ou” and “vowel digraphs ai, ay” found in words.

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

Listening- We will be reading “St. Patrick’s Day” books.

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 next unit, “Sound.”

Social Studies- We will be researching the different community helpers and their jobs in the community.

Religion- We will be learning about Chapter 17- “The Church Welcomes New Members.” Also, we will also be learning about what is “St. Patrick’s Day/St. Joseph’s Day” and participating in 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 having a Math Test on Topic 9 on Thursday, March 18, 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 9-5
2. Phonics- Phonics Workbook Packet (1 Page- Diphthongs ow, ou)
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 9-6
2. Phonics- Phonics Workbook Packet (1 Page- Diphthongs ow, ou)
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- 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 Digraphs ai, ay)
3. Spelling- Pick five spelling words, and write one sentence for each of the five words. (Continuing 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- No Math Homework!
2. Grammar- Phonics Workbook Packet (1 Page- 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. chow 6. out
2. cow 7. owl
3. ground 8. sound
4. how 9. again
5. loud 10. soon