First Grade News Week of October 22-26

What a wonderful week in first grade! We continued reading an informational text titled, What Do Your Do With A Tail Like This?. We compared both Time to Sleep and What Do Your Do With A Tail Like This?. We also used both the pictures and text to gather information about animals. We completed and tested Unit 2 of Science and we are very proud of their results! In math we added 3 numbers together while continuing  to work on addition strategies such as counting on, doubles, doubles plus one and doubles minus one! We have also been hard at work working on parts of speech, our vowel sounds /a/and our spelling list was <ff> patterns.

Looking ahead to next week we will be learning…


This week’s spelling words follow the <ll>


We will continue using the informational text, Time for Sleep and What Do You Do With A Tail Like This? We will do a small activity with both texts to check for understanding, this will focus on text features, ask and answer questions, distinguish information from pictures, as well as describe connections.


This week we will use continue working on identifying parts of speech. Students will be learning about adjectives, and creating plural nouns.


Students will continue looking at informational pieces and use our reading texts to write an informational piece.


We will be assessing Chapter 3 on Friday. We will take Monday, Tuesday and Thursday as work days to practice all the addition strategies that we have learned through hands on centers. Wednesday we will enjoy Halloween with some Halloween activities!

Social Studies: We will be looking at our community and how we fit into our community. We will be looking at maps and what makes a community whole.

This week we will continue talking about Jesus, and understanding why Jesus died for us. We will talk about the Lord’s Prayer and what each section of the prayer means.

Important Reminders: 

  • Queen of Hearts at Kenny’s on Monday 10/29
  • Halloween is Wednesday October 31st. You may come to school in your costumes. NO Props, NO Masks, Makeup may be work, MUST be school appropriate. BE COMFY!
  • Tuesday 10/30 is a PINK Dress Down Day for $1 to donate to Breast Cancer Awareness.
  • Candy grams will begin on Monday, they are $.50 each
  • Thursday 11/1 is an All School Mass at 9:00
  • Friday 11/2 is a 1:00 Dismissal

Thank you and have a wonderful weekend!