Fabulous First Grade

This week was full of learning and fun activities! We read an informational text titled, Time to Sleep. We focused on how an informational text is structured and practiced using our table of contents to look up information. We also started wrapping up our narratives. Students got to be engineers and design or redesign a plan or landing pad for an egg. We began to work on addition strategies such as counting on! We have also been hard at work working on parts of speech, our consonant sounds k/v/y and spelling our <or> patterned words!

Looking ahead to next week we will be learning…


This week’s spelling words are a mixture of sight words and the days of the week.


We will continue using the informational text, Time for Sleep and What Do You Do With A Tail Like This? We use these two texts to look at 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.


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


We began to work on addition strategies such as writing the addends and adding in any order and counting on. We will continue to build on these strategies. We will also start working with doubles and understanding how we can use doubles to add be using the doubles + 1 or -1.

Science: We are looking at the design process that an engineer uses in order to create something. We will be looking at the materials we can use to create things both natural and synthetic. We will also learn about how we can sort materials. We will also be doing a STEM activity to bring the design process to life in our classroom! The vocabulary words are materials, engineer, redesign, caution, sort, natural.

This week we beginning Chapter 6. In chapter 6 we will be learning about the liturgical year. We will learn all about the church’s year and how the Triduum is at the heart of it. We will learn what happens at each stage of the liturgical year.

Important Reminders: 

-Scholastic Book Orders are due the 18th for room 108. Room 107’s book orders are due on the 25!

-Thursday the 18th is Picture Retake! If your child will be retaking their picture please let Ms. Gonzalez or Miss Payne know. Also, if they are retaking their picture you must return the picture packet that was given to you.


Thank you and have a wonderful weekend!