Sunday, April 22, 2018

Week of April 25th

Thank you to everyone who participated in the animal donation drive and to our dedicated liaisons who made it happen, I am blessed to work in such a giving community.

This week in the first grade:

Spalding
Phonograms:
ee, ea, er, or, ui, ew, oi, ir, igh, oa, ough, oy, oe, ti, sh, wh, h, x, e, u
Words:
God, god, teacher, November, subject, April, history, study, himself, matter
use, thought, person, nor, or, Januarty, mean, vote, court, copy
act, been, be, yesterday, among, question, quest, doctor, size, December

Literature:
Peter Rabbit, A Bargain for Francis (from booklist)

Math:
Adding and subtracting two digit number through 120, introduction to money

Science:
Oceans of the World

History:
National Symbols & test on Colonies to Independence unit

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Week of April 16th

This week in the first grade:
First grade community service project: animal supply drive

Spalding
Phonograms: 
1-70
Words:
pair, pear, pare, check, prove, heard, hear, inspect, itself, always
something, expect, need, thus, woman, women, young, fair, fare, dollar
evening, plan, broke, feel, sure, sugar, least, sorry, press

Literature:
My Father's Dragon

Math:
Numbers 1-20, counting on and back, greater than and less than

Science:
Earth

History:
National Symbols

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Week of April 9th

This past week was filled with so much excitement and I would like to thank everyone for a successful Spring Concert they made me so proud and are already starting to look like second graders up on stage! I would also like to thank each and everyone one of you for making my birthday celebration on Friday so special. I adore your children and truly appreciate the heartfelt wishes and gifts.

Fourth quarter is always bittersweet as I have seen so much growth in each child, however the reality is starting to set in that they will soon be moving on and taking a piece of my heart with them. I know with the warmer weather and long weeks finding the motivation to continue with our rigorous curriculum can be challenging. I have faith that 1A is up to this challenge as we continue with exciting topics in history and science, and continue to grow our math and literacy skills.

Spalding
Phonograms:
dge, ng, aw, au, ew, ow,er, ear, ur, ie, ei, ea, ch, ck, s, si, ci, ti, y, I
Words:
pull, sew, sow, so, steam, thread, thunder, tried, try, vein
except, aunt, ant, capture, else, bridge, offer, suffer, center, front
running, run, rule, carry, chain, death, learn, wonder

Literature
My Father's Dragon: Elmer and the Dragon

Math
Numbers to 120

Science
Solar System

History
From Colonies to Independence

Monday, April 2, 2018

Week of April 2nd

Here are a few things on the horizon for first grade:
Thursday 4/5 Spring Music Concert (mandatory)
 
Spalding
Phonograms:
mb, ng, g, b, bu, eigh, ee, ea, a, ai, ay, ei, ie, oi, oy, ey, e, I, o, u
Words:
money, ready, omit, anyway, eight, breakfast, chance, climb, coffee, color
contains, daily, day, eagle, fancy, fly, forest, freeze, gentle, grow
holes, hotel, iron, living, live, monkey, myself, noise, pencil, pie
 
Literature
Sam the Minuteman
 
Math
Review Time
Test on Fractions and Time
Numbers to 120
 
Science
Solar System
 
History
From Colonies to Independence

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Week of March 26th

Hello First Grade Families,
We hope that you are all staying well and easing back into routines as we move on to the second week in the fourth quarter.

Here are a few things on the horizon for first grade:
Friday 3/30 NO SCHOOL
Thursday 4/5 Spring Music Concert (mandatory)

Spalding
Phonograms:
mb, ew, ui, au, w, wh, or, ur, er, ir, sh, ch, ed, ee, ea, ei, ay, ai, eigh
Words:
case, while, also, return, office, great, Miss, miss, who
died, die, changing, change, few, pleasant, please, picture, pitcher, pitch

Poem
Rope Rhyme (recite this week)

Literature
My Father's Dragon

Math
Fractions

Science
Solar System

History
From Colonies to Independence

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Week of March 19th

I hope you have all had a fantastic week off with your littles. I am excited to dive back into the curriculum and wrap our year up with a great fourth quarter! My family and I enjoyed a brief getaway and play dates at the pool and movies. I was able to pull off my husband's surprise 50th as well and was grateful to have the extra time to prepare!

Please remember that the Spring Concert is mandatory and will be taking place on April 5th. You should have received the details already. Mrs. Boswell and myself are happy to answer any further questions via email.

Spalding
Phonograms:
1-70
Words:
mountain, speak, past, might, contract, deal, almost, all, brought, bring,
less, event, off, of, true, truth, took, again, inform, both
heart, month, children, child, build, built, understand, follow, charge, member

Math
Reviewing shapes and exploring halves and fourths

Science
Solar System

History
From Colonies to Independence

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Week of March 5th

It is already March and Field Day and Spring Break are right around the corner! My time with your children has flown by! Here a few things you can expect in the coming weeks:

3/8 Field Day
Tye died shirts will be sent home and should be worn to school on Field Day. If you have signed up to help or donate items thank you so much. And thank a special thank you to Mrs. Koester for taking on the task of dying our shirts this weekend! You can still sign up to help or donate at Field Day Sign Up

3/12-3/16 Spring Break No School

Spalding
Phonograms:
y, z, a, c, d, f, g, o, s, qu, ng, ea, aw, au, or, ck, wh, ed, ew
Words:
happen, begun, collect, file, provide, sight, stood, fixed, fix, born
goes, does, Tuesday, hold, drill, army, pretty, stole, income, bought
paid, laid, said, enter, railroad, unable, ticket, account, driven, real

Literature
Whinnie the Pooh

Math
Divison: test Friday

History
Early Settlers and Explorers: test Thursday

Science
Outer space and the Solar System