March 8-12, 2021

1st Grade Weekly Newsletter

Math- We will be finding numbers that are more or less than a given number, using a hundred chart to find 1 more/1 less/10 more/10 less, using place-value blocks to compare 2 two-digit numbers, and comparing two numbers using a greater than/less than/equal to sign.

Reading- We will be continuing our fourth reading series reading the story Before The Railroad Came. This story will help us learn our reading skills: Main Idea, Make Connections, and our reading genre: Historical Fiction.
This Week’s Sight Words- away, light, never, our, pretty

Phonics- We will be identifying “comparative endings: -er/-est” found in words and “trigraph -dge” found in words.

Grammar- We will be identifying what “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 continuing our next unit, “Sound.”

Social Studies- We will be starting our next chapter “Communities,” where we will be learning about the people and places we see in our communities, and identifying different kinds of communities as places where people interact as they live, work, and play. Also, we will be identifying different “community helpers.”

Religion- We will be learning about Chapter 16- “We Celebrate the Sacraments” and learning about the “Stations of the Cross.” Also, we will doing a unit on the “Lures” program.

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 9-1
2. Phonics- Phonics Workbook Packet (1 Page- Comparative Endings –er/-est)
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 9-2
2. Phonics- Phonics Workbook Packet (1 Page- Comparative Endings –er/-est)
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 9-3
2. Phonics- Phonics Workbook Packet (1 Page- Trigraph -dge)
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- Math Workbook 9-4
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. faster 6. slow
2. fastest 7. slower
3. short 8. slowest
4. shorter 9. away
5. shortest 10. pretty