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Mrs. Erin Rech, Kindergarten

June 1st-June 4th

Posted on May 28, 2021

RELIGION: Bible Stories

PHONICS: digraphs/short vowels 

READING:

Sight words: ate, them, again, how

Use your flashcards to practice the words at home!

Essential Question: What makes a habitat a home?          

Read Aloud BooksA Day and Night in the Desert and In the Tall, Tall Grass

Phonological Awareness- adding and substituting phonemes

Reading and Vocabulary- setting a purpose, characters, setting, events, and central idea, book parts and orientation

Big Idea Words- habitat, protect, provide

Power Words-burrow, prey, search

Grammar- punctuation

 

MathCenters: addition, subtraction, tens and ones, measurement, 2D and 3D shapes, comparing numbers, sorting and graphing, patterns

             

Science/Social Studies: Spring and New Life

 

Special Schedule

Monday: Library

Tuesday: Gym 

Wednesday: Computers (12:45 Dismissal)

Thursday: Art  

Friday: SEL 

 

Have a great week!!!!!

May 24th- May 28th

Posted on May 21, 2021

*Reminders*

Don't forget to turn in your Rainbow cone order form.

Homework packet comes home every Monday. Please make sure to return by Friday.

 

RELIGION: Bible Stories

PHONICS: consonant blends/short vowels 

READING:

Sight words: just pick because play

Use your flashcards to practice the words at home!

Essential Question: What makes a habitat a home?          

Read Aloud BooksWelcome Home, Bear and Black Bears

Phonological Awareness- add/delete phonemes

Reading and Vocabulary- setting a purpose, characters, setting, events, and central idea, book parts and orientation

Big Idea Words- habitat, protect, provide

Power Words-forest, steep, underground

Grammar- punctuation

 

MathCenters: addition, subtraction, tens and ones, measurement, 2D and 3D shapes, comparing numbers, sorting and graphing, patterns

             

Science/Social Studies: Spring and New Life

 

Special Schedule

Monday: Library

Tuesday: Gym 

Wednesday: Computers (12:45 Dismissal)

Thursday: Art (wear your pajamas for Pp day) 

Friday: SEL 

 

Have a great week!!!!!

 

May17th-May21st

Posted on May 17, 2021

 

I-Ready Diagnostic Math Testing will be on Wednesday, May 19th. 

IPads will not be sent home on testing days!

 

RELIGION: Bible Stories

PHONICS: consonants, short vowels, and digraph oo 

READING:

Sight words: came, gave, about, one

Use your flashcards to practice the words at home!

Essential Question: What makes a habitat a home?          

Read Aloud BooksHomes and What Am I? Where Am I? 

Phonological Awareness- add/delete syllables

Reading and Vocabulary- setting a purpose, characters, setting, events, and central idea, book parts and orientation

Big Idea Words- habitat, protect, provide

Power Words- living, weather, young

Grammar- question words/marks

 

MathSubtraction

             

Science/Social Studies: Spring and New Life

 

Special Schedule

Monday: Library

Tuesday: Gym 

Wednesday: Computers (12:45 Dismissal)

Thursday: Art 

Friday: SEL 

 

Have a great week!!!!!

 

May 10th- May 14th

Posted on May 09, 2021

I-Ready Diagnostic Testing- testing will be on Wednesday, May 12th and Wednesday, May 19th. 

IPads will not be sent home on testing days!

 

RELIGION: Bible Stories

PHONICS: Soft c and soft g and digraph oo  

READING:

Sight words: make, time, all, into

Use your flashcards to practice the words at home!

Essential Question: How do plants become food?           

Read Aloud BooksRainbow Stew and 

How Does Your Salad Grow?

Phonological Awareness- isolate final sounds and add/delete syllables

Reading and Vocabulary- setting a purpose, characters, setting, events, and central idea, order of events

Big Idea Words- garden, harvest, plant

Power Words- peel, row, serve

Grammar- verb tense

 

MathSubtraction

             

Science/Social Studies: Spring and New Life

 

Special Schedule

Monday: Library

Tuesday: Gym 

Wednesday: Computers (12:45 Dismissal)

Thursday: Art 

Friday: SEL 

 

Have a great week!!!!!

Mrs. Rech

May 10th- May 14th

Posted on May 09, 2021

I-Ready Diagnostic Testing- testing will be on Wednesday, May 12th and Wednesday, May 19th. 

IPads will not be sent home on testing days!

 

RELIGION: Bible Stories

PHONICS: Soft c and soft g and digraph oo  

READING:

Sight words: make, time, all, into

Use your flashcards to practice the words at home!

Essential Question: How do plants become food?           

Read Aloud BooksRainbow Stew and 

How Does Your Salad Grow?

Phonological Awareness- isolate final sounds and add/delete syllables

Reading and Vocabulary- setting a purpose, characters, setting, events, and central idea, order of events

Big Idea Words- garden, harvest, plant

Power Words- peel, row, serve

Grammar- verb tense

 

MathSubtraction

             

Science/Social Studies: Spring and New Life

 

Special Schedule

Monday: Library

Tuesday: Gym 

Wednesday: Computers (12:45 Dismissal)

Thursday: Art 

Friday: SEL 

 

Have a great week!!!!!

Mrs. Rech

May 1st-May 5th

Posted on May 03, 2021

RELIGION: Bible Stories

PHONICS: Long Ee vowel and digraph th  

READING:

Sight words: keep, made, why, would

Use your flashcards to practice the words at home!

Essential Question: How do plants become food?           

Read Aloud BooksPB & J Hooray! and 

Growing Vegetable Soup

Phonological Awareness- isolate medial sounds and segment words into phonemes

Reading and Vocabulary- setting a purpose, characters, setting, events, and central idea, order of events

Big Idea Words- garden, harvest, plant

Power Words- crop, factory, ingredient

Grammar- past, present, and future tense verbs

 

MathSubtraction

             

Science/Social Studies: Spring and New Life

 

Special Schedule

Monday: Library

Tuesday: Gym 

Wednesday: Computers (12:45 Dismissal)

Thursday: Art 

Friday: SEL (11:30 Dismissal) May Crowning

 

Have a great week!!!!!

Mrs. Rech

April 26th-April 30th

Posted on Apr 26, 2021

RELIGION: Bible Stories

PHONICS: Long O/U vowel and digraph th  

READING:

Sight words: home, like, many, right

Use your flashcards to practice the words at home!

Essential Question: How do plants become food?           

Read Aloud BooksUp in the Garden and Down in the Dirt and 

Earthworms

Phonological Awareness- isolate medial and final sounds

Reading and Vocabulary- making/checking predictions, central idea, compare/contrast

Big Idea Words- garden, harvest, plant

Power Words- bloom, root, seed

Grammar- complete sentences

 

MathAddition

             

Science/Social Studies: Spring and New Life

 

Special Schedule

Monday: Library

Tuesday: Gym 

Wednesday: Computers (12:45 Dismissal)

Thursday: Art 

Friday: SEL

 

Have a great week!!!!!

Mrs. Rech

April 19th- April 23rd

Posted on Apr 19, 2021

RELIGION: Bible Stories

PHONICS: Long A/I vowel and digraph sh  

READING:

Sight words: same, take, know, out

Use your flashcards to practice the words at home!

Essential Question: How do plants become food?           

Read Aloud BooksPlants Feed Me and 

Planting Seeds

Phonological Awareness- Blend phonemes into words, isolate medial sounds, segment words into phonemes

Reading and Vocabulary- making/checking predictions, central idea, steps in a sequence

Big Idea Words- garden, harvest, plant

Power Words- bloom, root, seed

Grammar- complete sentences

 

MathAddition

             

Science/Social Studies: Spring and New Life

 

Special Schedule

Monday: Library

Tuesday: Gym 

Wednesday: Computers (12:45 Dismissal)

Thursday: Art 

Friday: SEL

 

Have a great week!!!!!

Mrs. Rech

April 12th- April 16th

Posted on Apr 11, 2021

RELIGION: Bible Stories

PHONICS: Double final consonants, final -ck, and digraphs

READING:

Sight words: tell, well, your, who

Use your flashcards to practice the words at home!

Essential Question: What can I learn when I look closely?            

Read Aloud BooksHey, Little Ant and 

Ants

Phonological Awareness- Blend phonemes into words and produce rhymes

Reading and Vocabulary- Central Idea, Opinions and Reasons, Making Text Connections, and End Puncuation

Big Idea Words- watch, wonder, world

Power Words- care, decide, real

Grammar- Exclamation Marks

 

MathAddition

             

Science/Social Studies: Spring and New Life

 

Special Schedule

Monday: Library

Tuesday: Gym 

Wednesday: Computers (12:45 Dismissal)

Thursday: Art 

Friday: SEL

 

 

If you need the iPad sent home on Wednesday to practice I-Ready, please let me know!!

Have a great week!!!!!

Mrs. Rech
xoxo

March 29th- April 1st

Posted on Mar 28, 2021

RELIGION: Lent, Stations of the Cross

PHONICS: Digraphs wh/th

READING:

Sight words: then, this, could, now

Use your flashcards to practice the words at home!

Essential Question: What can I learn when I look closely?            

Read Aloud BooksMe.....Jane and 

Jane Goodall and the Chimpanzees

Phonological Awareness- isolate initial sounds and blend phonemes into words

Reading and Vocabulary- Characters, Setting, Events, Topic, Author's Purpose, and End Puncuation

Big Idea Words- watch, wonder, world

Power Words- curious, observe, study

Grammar- Exclamations

 

MathAddition

             

Science/Social Studies: Spring, Life Cycles, Easter stem

 

Special Schedule

Monday: Library

Tuesday: Gym 

Wednesday: Computers (12:45 Dismissal)

Thursday: Art (11:30 Dismissal)

Friday: Music

 

Dates to Remember:

Thursday is a half day. Children can bring in a snack, no lunch is needed.

Happy Spring Break!! Enjoy your week!!!

 

If you need the iPad sent home on Wednesday to practice Ready, please let me know!!

Have a great week!!!!!

Mrs. Rech
xoxo

March 22- March 26

Posted on Mar 22, 2021

RELIGION: Lent, Stations of the Cross, St. Patrick, St, Joseph

PHONICS: Digraphs sh/ch

READING:

Sight words: back, let, were, what

Use your flashcards to practice the words at home!

Essential Question: What can I learn when I look closely?            

Read Aloud BooksI Know the River Loves Me and 

Look-Alike Animals

Phonological Awareness- isolate initial sounds and blend phonemes into words

Reading and Vocabulary- Characters, Setting, Events, Topic, Author's Purpose, and End Puncuation

Big Idea Words- watch, wonder, world

Power Words- close, flow, visit

Grammar- prepositions

 

MathAddition

             

Science/Social Studies: Friends around the World, Spring, Life Cycles

 

Special Schedule

Monday: Library

Tuesday: Gym 

Wednesday: Computers (12:45 Dismissal)

Thursday: Art

Friday: Music

 

Dates to Remember:

March 28th - Palm Sunday

 

If you need the iPad sent home on Wednesday to practice Ready, please let me know!!

Have a great week!!!!!

Mrs. Rech
xoxo

March 16th-March 19th

Posted on Mar 15, 2021

 

RELIGION: Lent, Stations of the Cross, St. Patrick, St, Joseph

PHONICS: Double final consonants/Final -ck

READING:

Sight words: off, will, down, so

Use your flashcards to practice the words at home!

Essential Question: What can I learn when I look closely?            

Read Aloud BooksLast Stop on Market Street and 

Not a Box

Phonological Awareness- isolate final sounds and produce rhymes

Reading and Vocabulary- Characters, Setting, and Events, Retelling Stories, End Punctuation

Big Idea Words- watch, wonder, world

Power Words- familiar, free, witness

Grammar- prepositions

 

MathMeasurement

             

Science/Social Studies: Friends around the World, Spring, Life Cycles

 

Special Schedule

Monday: Library

Tuesday: Gym 

Wednesday: Computers (12:45 Dismissal)

Thursday: Art

Friday: Music

 

Dates to Remember:

March 16th - Report Cards

March 17th - St. Patrick’s Day (wear a touch of green)

March 19th - St. Joseph’s Day (wear a touch of red)

March 28th - Palm Sunday

 

Have a great week!!!!!

Mrs. Rech
xoxo

March 8-March 12

Posted on Mar 08, 2021

 

RELIGION: Lent, Stations of the Cross, St. Patrick, St, Joseph

PHONICS: Short Vowels/Consonant Blends

READING:

Sight words: cut, must, said, when

Use your flashcards to practice the words at home!

Essential Question: What makes the USA special?            

Read Aloud BooksApple Pie 4th of July and 

Happy Birthday to the US!

Phonological Awareness- segment words into phonemes and isolate medial sounds

Reading and Vocabulary- Characters, Setting, Events, Author's Purpose and Concepts of a Sentence

Big Idea Words- belong, country, right

Power Words- American, crowd, customer

Grammar- pronouns

 

MathMeasurement

             

Science/Social Studies: Friends around the World, Spring, Life Cycles

 

Special Schedule

Monday: Library

Tuesday: Gym 

Wednesday: Computers (12:45 Dismissal)

Thursday: Art

Friday: Music

 

Dates to Remember:

March 12th - ½ DAY - 11:30 Dismissal. Optional Conferences in p.m.

March15th  - Faculty Development NO SCHOOL

March 16th - Report Cards

March 17th - St. Patrick’s Day

March 19th - St. Joseph’s Day

March 28th - Palm Sunday

 

Have a great week!!!!!

Mrs. Rech
xoxo

November 2nd- November 6th

Posted on Nov 02, 2020

We had another great week in Kindergarten! They are working so hard. I'm so proud of my wonderful and kind Kindergarten friends!! 

Just a reminder that the children can bring in a gallon size bag of toys to play with during free time!

 

RELIGION: Noah’s Ark, Baptism, our 5 senses, and Bible stories

PHONICS: Letter sounds long and short Ii

READING:

Sight words: an, it, has

Use your flashcards to practice the words at home!

Essential Question: What makes a community?             

Read Aloud BooksPlaces in my Community and 

Map My Neighborhood

Phonological Awareness- identify rhymes, medial sounds

Reading and Vocabulary- Giving summaries, Concepts of a word, Topic, Central Idea, and Key Details

Big Idea Words- community, location, neighbor

Power Words- earn, safe, together

Grammar- nouns for places/things

 

MathCount and write number 10

             

Science/Social Studies: Fall, Pumpkins, Firefighters, and Voting

 

Special Schedule

Monday: Library

Tuesday: Gym 

Wednesday: Computers (12:45 Dismissal)

Thursday: Art

Friday: Music

 

Have a great week!!!!!

Mrs. Rech
xoxo
 
 

October 26-October 30th

Posted on Oct 25, 2020

We had another great week in Kindergarten! We continue with our daily brain breaks, daily walks, and recess outside to enjoy the fresh air! They are working so  hard. I'm so proud of my wonderful and kind Kindergarten friends!! 

Just a reminder that the children can bring in a gallon size bag of toys to play with during free time!

Students can wear costumes on Friday. Even though they can't bring in treats to share, we'll definitely have a fun day!!

RELIGION: Noah’s Ark, Baptism, our 5 senses, and Bible stories

PHONICS: Letter sounds Cc and Pp

READING:

Sight words: can, and, you

Use your flashcards to practice the words at home!

Essential Question: What makes each of us special?              

Read Aloud Books- Tiny Rabbit's Big Wish and 

My Friends

Phonological Awareness- blending syllables, and identify initial/ final sounds

Reading and Vocabulary- Character, Setting, Problem, Solution, Synonyms, and Antonyms, Topic and Theme

Big Idea Words- celebrate, different, special

Power Words- enormous, height, wish

Grammar- color/size adjectives

 

MathCount and write number 10

             

Science/Social Studies: Fall, Pumpkins, Firefighters, and Voting

 

Special Schedule

Monday: Library

Tuesday: Gym 

Wednesday: Computers (12:45 Dismissal)

Thursday: Art

Friday: Music

 

Upcoming Special Attractions:

Monday, October 31 ~ Halloween!

 
Have a great week!!!!!
Mrs. Rech
xoxo

October 19th- October 23rd

Posted on Oct 18, 2020

We had another great week in Kindergarten! We continue with our daily brain breaks, daily walks, and recess outside to enjoy the fresh air! They are working so  hard. I'm so proud of my wonderful and kind Kindergarten friends!! 

Just a reminder that the children can bring in a gallon size bag of toys to play with during free time!

RELIGION: Noah’s Ark, Baptism, our 5 senses, and Bible stories

PHONICS: Letter sounds Nn and Dd

READING:

Sight words: man, no, is

Use your flashcards to practice the words at home!

Essential Question: What makes each of us special?              

Read Aloud BooksNaked Mole Rat Gets Dressed and 

Pete the Cat Too Cool For School

Phonological Awareness- identify/produce rhymes and identify initial sounds

Reading and Vocabulary- Character, Setting, Problem, Solution, Synonyms, and Antonyms

Big Idea Words- celebrate, different, special

Power Words- exception, serious,  wise

Grammar- color/size adjectives

 

MathCount and write numbers 6-9. Compare numbers to 10

             

Science/Social Studies: Fall, Pumpkins, Firefighters, and Voting

 

Special Schedule

Monday: Library

Tuesday: Gym 

Wednesday: Computers (12:45 Dismissal)

Thursday: Art

Friday: Music

 

Upcoming Special Attractions:

Monday, October 31 ~ Halloween!

 
Have a great week!!!!!
Mrs. Rech
xoxo
 
 

October13/

Posted on Oct 12, 2020

We had another great week in Kindergarten! We continue with our daily brain breaks, daily walks, and recess outside to enjoy the fresh air! They are working so  hard. I'm so  proud of my wonderful and kind Kindergarten friends!! 

Just a reminder that the children can bring in a gallon size bag of toys to play with during free time!

Religion: Noah’s Ark, Baptism, our 5 senses, and Bible stories

Phonics: Letter sound short and long A

READING:

Sight words: am, at, go

Use your flashcards to practice the words at home!

Essential Question: What makes each of us special?              

Read Aloud BooksI Like Myself and 

ABC I Like Me!

Phonological Awareness- blending syllables and identify medial sounds

Reading and Vocabulary- Character, Setting,Synonyms, and Antonyms

Big Idea Words- celebrate, different, special

Grammar- Past Tense Verbs

 

MathCount and write numbers 6-9. Compare numbers to 10

             

Science/Social Studies: Fall, Pumpkins, Firefighters, and Voting

 

Special Schedule

Monday: Library

Tuesday: Gym 

Wednesday: Computers (12:45 Dismissal)

Thursday: Art

Friday: Music

 

Upcoming Special Attractions:

Monday, October 31 ~ Halloween!

 
Have a great week!!!!!
Mrs. Rech
xoxo

October 5th-8th

Posted on Oct 04, 2020

We had another great week in Kindergarten! We continue with our daily brain breaks, daily walks, and recess outside to enjoy the fresh air! They are working so  hard. I'm so  proud of my wonderful and kind Kindergarten friends!!

Religion: Noah’s Ark, Baptism, our 5 senses, and Bible stories

Phonics: Letter sounds b and t 

READING:

Sight words: to, by, my Review: the, a, see, I

Use your flashcards to practice the words at home!

Essential Question: What makes each of us special?              

Read Aloud BooksI am Rene the Boy and 

Being Different Rocks

Phonological Awareness- identify final sounds

Reading and Vocabulary- Character, Setting, Problem, and Solution

Big Idea Words- celebrate, different, special

Grammar- Past Tense Verbs

 

MathCount and write numbers 6-9. Compare numbers to 10

             

Science/Social Studies: Fall, Pumpkins, Firefighters, and Voting

 

Special Schedule

Monday: Library

Tuesday: Gym 

Wednesday: Computers (12:45 Dismissal)

Thursday: Art

Friday: Music

 

Upcoming Special Attractions:

Friday, Oct 9 - Monday, October 12 ~ Columbus Day/Fall Break No school

Monday, October 31 ~ Halloween!

 
Have a great week!!!!!
Mrs. Rech
xoxo

September News

Posted on Sep 27, 2020

We had another great week in Kindergarten! We continue with our daily brain breaks, daily walks, and recess outside to enjoy the fresh air! They are working so  hard. I'm so  proud of my wonderful and kind Kindergarten friends!!

Just  a reminder that Tuesday, September 29th is picture day.

Wednesday is a 12:45 dismissal

 

Religion- I Am Special and Creation

Phonics- Letter sounds m and s  

                Sight words: the, a, see, I

                

Reading- Read Aloud Book- Schools Around the World and 

Annie, Bea, and Chi Chi Dolores

                   Phonological Awareness: Blend syllables identify beginning sounds

                    Story Elements: Characters, Setting, Central  Idea, and  Book parts

                    Vocabulary: discover, dream, partners

                    Grammar: Verbs

 

Math:  represent, count, compare, and write numbers 0-10

             

Science- Apple Stem project

 

Social Studies- Scholastic News

 

Special Schedule

Monday: Library

Tuesday: Gym (Picture Day)

Wednesday: Computers

Thursday: Art

Friday: Music

 
Have a great week!!!!!

September News

Posted on Sep 22, 2020

Here is our main focus for the week: 

 

Religion- I Am Special and Creation

Phonics- Letter recognition q-z  

                Sight words: the, a, see

                

Reading- Read Aloud Book- Kindergarten Kids and School Bus

                   Phonological Awareness: Identify rhymes

                    Story Elements: Characters, Setting, and Events

                    Vocabulary: mistake, puzzles, clue

                    Grammar: Present Tense Verbs

 

Math:  represent, count, compare, and write numbers 0-10

             

Science- Ocean

 

Social Studies- Scholastic News

 

Special Schedule

Monday: Library

Tuesday: Gym

Wednesday: Computers

Thursday: Art

Friday: Music

September News

Posted on Sep 14, 2020

September Kindergarten News

 

Dear Kindergarten Families,

We are off to a great start!  The boys and girls have been AWESOME!

The following are a few things we have planned for the month:

 

Religion:  I Am Special, I Am Special to My Family and Friends, Creation, and Bible Stories

 

Reading Skills: Letter recognition, rhyming, characters, setting, syllables

Word Wall Words: the, a, see, I

Please make flash cards for each word wall word and practice reading them at home.  Each month we will add new words and it is very important that the children recognize and are able to read these words.

 

Math:  represent, count, compare and write numbers 0-10

 

Science:   Ocean

 

Art:  Ocean Projects

 

Looking forward to a GREAT year!!

The SJF Kindergarten Teachers

Specials Schedule

Monday- Library

Tuesday- Gym

Wednesday- Computer

Thursday- Art

Friday- Music

Mrs. Rech's Kindergarten

Posted on Sep 08, 2020

Orientation was a BIG success! We had the best day together. Looking forward to a great week in Kindergarten!!

*Just a reminder that the boys and girls can bring in a water bottle daily to school. They can also bring in a snack every day.

 

Welcome to Kindergarten!

 

Kindergarten is an exciting time for students, parents and teachers as well. We have outlined a few things you should know as the Kindergarten year begins for you and your child.

 

There are three Kindergarten classes at St. John Fisher: Mrs. Fanjoy Room 113, Mrs. Caffrey Room 110, and Mrs. Rech Room 112. * Mrs. Fanjoy’s Room and Mrs. Rech’s Room enter and dismiss at the end of the rectory driveway off of Washtenaw – Right outside Mrs. Fanjoy’s classroom windows – Door # 9. Mrs. Caffrey enters and dismisses at doors in courtyard facing the playground – Door #7.

 

 

The ABC’s of Kindergarten:

2020-2021

 

Absences

If your child is ill please report his or her absence to the school office at 

   773-445-4737 before 8:00

 

Birthdays

Birthdays are a special time for everyone! Due to the Covid issues children are not allowed to pass out treats OR prizes to the class. However, we will definitely fuss over the birthday boy/girl and make it a special day for him/her.

 

Conferences

More information at a later date

 

Discipline

The stoplight method is used in each classroom. Each child starts the day on green. If behavior becomes a problem, he/she will be moved to yellow as a caution. They will start playtime five minutes later then the rest of the class. If the behavior continues to be a problem he/she will be moved to red and will not be able to have any playtime – but will be able to look through a book if they choose to. Hitting, shoving, throwing things are all behaviors that merit an automatic red light. Let’s hope we don’t have to worry about this!

 

Early Dismissals

Early dismissals are noted in the calendar and in our Monthly newsletters EVERY WEDNESDAY is a 12:45 dismissal.

 

Field Trips

Due to Covid we will not physically be going on any field trips, but will take some FUN VIRTUAL TRIPS throughout the year.

                                                                                                

 

 

Grading

Kindergarten Report Cards are sent home at the end of each trimester. 

 

Homework

Please practice Word Wall Words each night along with any other work sent home.

 

Illness

If your child is ill or has a fever, please keep him/her home. Children with fevers will not be allowed into the building.

 

Journals

Your child will be writing in a journal to promote reading and writing skills and creativity.

 

Kindergarten Snacks

Your child should bring in a healthy snack and drink each day. Drinks need to be clear juice boxes, OR water. Send a snack on half days also.  Please put their snack in a separate bag from lunch and LABEL as SNACK.

 

Lunch

Students should bring a lunch AND drink each day. 

 

Money

If you send money to school with your child please put it in an envelope or baggie with your child’s name and room number.

 

News

We send home a Monthly News Letter at the beginning of each month. Look for it in your child’s folder!

 

Open House

More information will be sent at a later date.

 

Parent-Teacher Communication

Please feel free to contact your child’s teacher with any concerns or questions through our email @ sjfschool.net.

 

 

 

 

Quiet Time

There will be a daily “Brain Break” - quiet resting time each day. Children do not need to fall asleep BUT they do need to be quiet at this time.

                                                                                                             

Respect

We stress the importance of showing respect.

 

Supplies

A supply list is available on our website.

 

Times and Locations

Please arrive at school as close to your assigned time as possible. This is so important for social distancing.

 

Understanding

Our goal is for each child to be able to understand and grasp the lessons taught to them.  Each child is different; so many different approaches may be used to meet this goal.

 

Volunteers

Throughout the year we MAY need volunteers. If you would like to be a volunteer you must be Virtus trained and have all paperwork on file in the office. Forms are available on our website. Due to Covid volunteers are “ON HOLD” for now, but you can still complete the paperwork for the future.

 

Weather

Please dress your child appropriately for the weather.

 

“X”amine Backpacks

Remember to take time each day to go through and empty out your child’s backpack and check the daily folders. Notes and important information will come home in their folders and should be sent to us the same way as well.

 

You

As your child’s parent, you are their first teacher. You know your child the best. Please use this knowledge in helping your child with his/her education. Please practice the letter names and sounds, sight words, counting, dressing skills (tying, buttoning, zippering, and snapping) and other skills we may be working on at the time.

 

Zzzzzzzz

Make sure your child gets enough sleep each night. Five and six year olds need a lot of sleep! A fully rested child makes a better and more eager learner! Also, get some sleep yourself and RELAX. We will have a great year. We may be doing things a bit differently BUT ALL WILL BE GOOD!

 

  • Please send in a change of clothes for your child in a bag labeled with his/ her name. Easy on Easy off clothes And don’t forget the socks.

Friday, May 22nd

Posted on May 22, 2020

 

Happy Friday everyone!! Remember that today is a “catch up” day for any missed assignments.

This week's Trait of the Week is integrity.  Please review the flyer and read-along below and be sure to follow Mrs. Corley's social media posts/blog where she will be sharing inspirational art projects that reinforce integrity.

Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/135AW9rlwlhkj1m3m1O5JXOA3eKd6ZLLn/view?usp=sharing

Read-along: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ev5L0f8hI1k

Memorial Day video:  https://youtu.be/YCJApBnLcAo

Have a great Memorial Day weekend! Enjoy your time with family!

Mrs. Rech

xoxo

Thursday, May 21st

Posted on May 21, 2020

 

Watch morning video on seesaw

READING- Jabari Jumps. Listen to story read aloud (on seesaw)

new questions to think about (on seesaw)

Review vocabulary words: fear, encourage, accomplish, bravery, and determination

activity (on seesaw)

Spelling words: review -oo as in moon and -oo as in book word families 

complete activity (on seesaw)

Sight words to review:  his, I, in, it, of

Take a BRAIN BREAK (on seesaw) Dance, and have fun!!

Math- Lesson 10.5 Tally marks

Watch introductory video and then complete page (on seesaw)

Have a TREMENDOUS Thursday

Mrs. Rech

xoxo

Wednesday, May 20th

Posted on May 19, 2020

 

Watch morning video on seesaw!

READING- Listen to My Lucky Day (on seesaw)

How did your thinking change from beginning, to middle, to end of story?

Possessive nouns are the focus this week. Complete activity (on seesaw)

Spelling words: review -ike and -ent word families 

Sight words to review:  his, I, in, it, of

Take a BRAIN BREAK (on seesaw) Dance, and have fun!!

Math- Lesson 10.3 Bar Graphs

Watch introductory video and then complete page (on seesaw)

Have a WONDERFUL Wednesday!

Mrs. Rech

xoxo

Tuesday, May 19th

Posted on May 19, 2020

 

Watch morning video on seesaw

READING- Jabari Jumps. Listen to story read aloud (on seesaw) 

Possessive nouns are the focus this week. Complete activity (on seesaw)

Spelling words: review -ake and -ine word families 

read passage and highlight words (on seesaw)

Sight words to review:  his, I, in, it, of

Take a BRAIN BREAK (on seesaw) Dance, and have fun!!

Math- Lesson 10.2 Picture Graphs

Watch introductory video and then complete page (on seesaw)

Have a TERRIFIC TUESDAY

Mrs. Rech

xoxo

Monday, May 18, 2020

Posted on May 18, 2020

 

Welcome back to another week!! Keep up the awesome work

Watch morning video on seesaw

READING- Jabari Jumps. Listen to story read aloud (on seesaw) 

Possessive nouns are the focus this week. 

Spelling words: review

Sight words to review:  his, I, in, it, of

Take a BRAIN BREAK (on seesaw) Dance, and have fun!!

Math- Lesson 10.1 Picture Graphs

Watch introductory video and then complete page (on seesaw)

Have a MARVELOUS Monday

Mrs. Rech

xoxo

Friday, May 15, 2020

Posted on May 15, 2020

 

Happy Friday everyone!! Remember that today is a “catch up” day for any missed assignments.

 

Trait of the Week Flyer: Gratitude 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Uo0-ZeHq1enn95nXwncxt_KoK5-TUvxw/view?usp=sharing?

Trait of the Week Read-Along: 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Uo0-ZeHq1enn95nXwncxt_KoK5-TUvxw/view?usp=sharing?

Have a super weekend!

 

Mrs. Rech

xoxo

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Posted on May 14, 2020

 

Watch morning video on seesaw

READING- Alligators and Crocodiles. Listen to story read aloud (on seesaw)

Fact- Statements that are true Opinion- Someone's feelings about a topic

Complete activity (on seesaw)

Spelling words: mop, shop, small, fall, shell, bell, drill, grill, sheep, jeep

Choose 5 words and write in sentences.

Sight words to review:  a and as for he

Take a BRAIN BREAK (on seesaw) Dance, and have fun!!

Math- Lesson 9.5 Measurement 

Watch introductory video and then complete page (on seesaw)

Religion- watch video on Saint Mary and complete activity (on seesaw)

 

Have a TREMENDOUS Thursday!

Mrs. Rech

xoxo  

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Posted on May 13, 2020

 

Watch morning video on seesaw

READING- Alligators and Crocodiles. Listen to story read aloud (on seesaw)

Write 2 sentences from the story. One true statement and one false statement.

Read the passage and answer the questions (on seesaw)

Spelling words: mop, shop, small, fall, shell, bell, drill, grill, sheep, jeep

Sight words to review:  a and as for he

Take a BRAIN BREAK (on seesaw) Dance, and have fun!!

Math- Lesson 9.3/9.4 Measurement 

Watch introductory video and then complete 2 pages (on seesaw)

Science- watch Wild Kratts video Alligators vs Crocodiles (on seesaw)

How are they alike/different?

Have a WONDERFUL Wednesday

Mrs. Rech

xoxo  

 
 

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Posted on May 11, 2020

 

Watch morning video on seesaw

READING- Alligators and Crocodiles. Listen to story read aloud (on seesaw)

Questions to think about:  Why must some alligators hibernate? What does it mean that alligators and crocs are carnivores? What are the different ways alligators and crocs can travel?

Complete the Synonym/Antonym activity (on seesaw)

Read the passage about May Day (on seesaw)

Spelling words: mop, shop, small, fall, shell, bell, drill, grill, sheep, jeep

Put words in ABC order

Sight words to review:  a and as for he

Take a BRAIN BREAK (on seesaw) Dance, and have fun!!

Math- Lesson 9.2 Measurement 

Watch introductory video and then complete 2 pages (on seesaw)

Science- watch Wild Kratts video Alligators vs Crocodiles (on seesaw)

How are they alike/different?

Have a TERRIFIC Tuesday

Mrs. Rech

xoxo  

Monday, May 11, 2020

Posted on May 11, 2020

 

Welcome back to another week!! Keep up the awesome work

Watch morning video on seesaw

READING- Alligators and Crocodiles. Listen to story read aloud (on seesaw) 

Fact/Opinion and Synonym/Antonyms are the focus this week. 

Spelling words: mop, shop, small, fall, shell, bell, drill, grill, sheep, jeep

Practice writing 2x each

Sight words to review:  a and as for he

Take a BRAIN BREAK (on seesaw) Dance, and have fun!!

Math- Lesson 9.1 Measurement 

Watch introductory video and then complete 2 pages (on seesaw)

Science- watch video on alligators and crocodiles. How are they alike/different?

Have a MARVELOUS Monday

Mrs. Rech

xoxo   

Friday, May 8, 2020

Posted on May 08, 2020

 

Happy Friday everyone!! Remember that today is a “catch up” day for any missed assignments.

Trait of the Week: Perseverance 

-Link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/14J_oja1wKtcIwqox3f0XWHqr-PZX1IsT/view

Have a super weekend! Remember to spoil all your amazing mommies on Sunday.

Happy Mother's Day! Enjoy your special day.

Mrs. Rech

xoxo

 
 

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Posted on May 07, 2020

 

Watch morning video on seesaw

Reading- Choose a Mother's Day read aloud to listen to (on seesaw)

Listen to the song and follow the instructions (on seesaw)

Spelling words to practice: blew drew jewel blue clue fuel glue fruit juice bruise

Sight words to review: all am by at be

Take a BRAIN BREAK (on seesaw) Dance, and have fun!!

Math- Lesson 8.8 

Watch introductory video first (on seesaw)

Complete page (on seesaw)

Religion- Read Mother's Day prayer (on seesaw)

Have a TREMENDOUS Thursday!

Mrs. Rech

xoxo

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Posted on May 05, 2020

 

Watch morning video on seesaw

Reading- Wangari's Tree of Peace is about a real woman named Wangari Maathai. Listen to Wangari and her "green movement"  (on seesaw)

What is the main idea?

Combining sentences using conjunctions is our focus this week. We will practice but today. Combine sentences and draw a picture of your sentences.

(on seesaw)

Spelling words to practice: blew drew jewel blue clue fuel glue fruit juice bruise

Sight words to review: all am by at be

Take a BRAIN BREAK (on seesaw) Dance, and have fun!!

Math- Lesson 8.7 (use place value to add)

Watch introductory video first (on seesaw)

Complete page (on seesaw)

Religion- How can we be like Mary? Complete activity (on seesaw)

Have a WONDERFUL Wednesday!

Mrs. Rech

xoxo

May 5, 2020

Posted on May 04, 2020

 

Watch morning video on seesaw

Reading- Wangari's Tree of Peace is about a real woman named Wangari Maathai. Listen to Mrs. Rech read you the story. (on seesaw)

Combining sentences using conjunctions is our focus this week. We will practice and today. Combine sentences and draw a picture of your sentences.

(on seesaw)

Spelling words to practice: blew drew jewel blue clue fuel glue fruit juice bruise

Sight words to review: all am by at be

Take a BRAIN BREAK (on seesaw) Dance, and have fun!!

Math- Lesson 8.6 (make a ten to add)

Watch introductory video first (on seesaw)

Complete pages (on seesaw)

Religion- Practice praying the Hail Mary and read the names we can call Mary

Have a TERRIFIC Tuesday

Mrs. Rech

xoxo

Monday, May 4, 2020

Posted on May 03, 2020

May the 4th be with you! Happy Star Wars Day!

Watch morning video on seesaw!

Reading- Read passages about Star Wars and sight words (on seesaw)

Choose 1 story for read aloud (on seesaw)

Writing- Write a short story about the Start Wars characters (on seesaw)

Take a brain break (on seesaw)

Math- Practice math facts with Mrs. Rech (on seesaw)

Science- Watch video on forces (on seesaw)

Please check Mrs. Carey’s blog for the trait of the week.

https://www.sjfschool.net/blogs/mrs-nichole-carey-counselor--assistant-principal-of-student-support/

 

Have a marvelous Monday!!!

Mrs. Rech

xoxo

 

 

Thursday, April 30, 2020

Posted on Apr 29, 2020

 

Watch morning video on seesaw

Reading- Listen to the story Diary of a Worm. Write or record what happened in the beginning, middle, and end of the story (on seesaw)

Poetic Devices is our focus this week. We will practice Repetition today. Read the anchor charts and complete activity. (on seesaw)

Spelling words: boy enjoy coin spoil splash splat (Write words in ABC order)

Sight words to review:  they to was with you

Take a BRAIN BREAK (on seesaw) Dance, and have fun!!

Math- Lesson 8.5 (Use models to add) 

Watch introductory video. Then complete two pages (on seesaw)

Science- Watch video on earthworms. Record one fact you learned (on seesaw)

Have a TREMENDOUS Thursday

Mrs. Rech

xoxo 

Wednesday, Apri 29, 2020

Posted on Apr 29, 2020

 

Watch morning video on seesaw

Reading- Read passage and highlight the rhyming words (on seesaw)

Poetic Devices is our focus this week. We will practice Rhyme today. Read the anchor chart and complete rhyming worksheet. (on seesaw)

Spelling words: boy enjoy coin spoil splash splat (Write sentences)

Sight words to review:  they to was with you

Take a BRAIN BREAK (on seesaw) Dance, and have fun!!

Math- Lesson 8.4 (Use a hundreds chart to add) 

Watch introductory video first (on seesaw)

Religion- The Golden Rule- "Do to other people what you would want them to do to you. How do you want other people. to treat you?

Have a WONDERFUL Wednesday

Mrs. Rech

xoxo 

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Posted on Apr 28, 2020

Watch morning video on seesaw

Reading- Thunder Underground is a collection of poems. Listen to Mrs. Rech read you UNDER-ground, Spelunk, and UNDER-stood. (on seesaw)

Answer the question: How did these words make you feel?

Poetic Devices is our focus this week. We will review Alliteration today. Write or record one sentence using alliteration. (on seesaw)

Spelling words to. practice: boy enjoy coin spoil splash splat

Sight words to review:  they to was with you

Take a BRAIN BREAK (on seesaw) Dance, and have fun!!

Math- Lesson 8.3 (subtract tens) 

Watch introductory video first (on seesaw)

Complete page on subtracting tens (on seesaw)

Science- 5 senses sort (on seesaw)

Have a TERRIFIC Tuesday

Mrs. Rech

xoxo   

Monday, April 27 2020

Posted on Apr 27, 2020

Welcome back to another week!! Keep up the awesome work

Watch morning video on seesaw

READING- Thunder Underground is a collection of poems. Listen to Mrs. Rech read you Seeds, Underground Rivers, and Velvet. (on seesaw)

Watch video on poetry and read the anchor chart (on seesaw)

Poetic Devices is our focus this week. We will practice Alliteration today. Read the anchor chart and poem, and listen for examples of alliteration. (on seesaw)

Spelling words: boy enjoy coin spoil splash splat

Practice writing 2x each!

Sight words to review:  they to was with you

Take a BRAIN BREAK (on seesaw) Dance, and have fun!!

Math- Lesson 8.2 

Watch introductory video first (on seesaw)

Complete 2 pages- draw to show tens and  write how many (on seesaw)

Have a MARVELOUS Monday

Mrs. Rech

xoxo   

 

 

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Posted on Apr 23, 2020

Watch Morning Video (on seesaw)

Math: Lesson 8.1 Double Digit Addition and Subtraction complete 2 pages (on seesaw)

Reading/Religion:  Click the link to listen to the story Do Unto Otters. Complete activity after listening to story (on seesaw)

Click the link to take a brain break. Happy dancing!!!!

Practice reading Sight Words on, said, she, that, the

Spelling: Practice Spelling words. Choose 5 and write sentences

cry, fly, sky, my, shy, bunny, happy, sunny, squad, squid

Have a TREMENDOUS Thursday!!

Mrs. Rech

xoxo

Wednesday, April 22nd

Posted on Apr 22, 2020

 

Happy Earth Day!

Watch Morning Video (on seesaw)

Math: Lesson 8.1 Double Digit Addition and Subtraction

watch intro video, then complete 2 pages (on seesaw)

Reading:  Click the link to listen to the story about Earth Day. Draw or write 3 things you can do to help the Earth (on seesaw)

Grammar: Tricky Y Read I Spy a Pirate passage. Circle the y ending words. Draw or write what happened in the story (on seesaw)

Practice reading Sight Words on, said, she, that, the

Spelling: Practice Spelling words (your choice)

cry, fly, sky, my, shy, bunny, happy, sunny, squad, squid

 

Have a WONDERFUL WEDNESDAY!

Mrs. Rech

xoxo

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Posted on Apr 21, 2020

 

Watch Morning Video (on seesaw)

Math: Lesson 7.5 Comparing Numbers Review

(on seesaw)

Reading:  Listen to “I Don’t Want to Be a Frog,” by Dev Petty (on seesaw)

Answer the questions: Why does the frog not want to be a frog?

How does the dad feel throughout the book?

Compare/Contrast a frog and rabbit.

 

Grammar: Contractions

Watch Video, read anchor chart, and complete contraction activity (on seesaw)

 

Practice reading Sight Words on, said, she, that, the

Spelling: Practice Spelling words (your choice)

cry, fly, sky, my, shy, bunny, happy, sunny, squad, squid

Tricky Y: Read the anchor chart and record yourself reading words ending with tricky y. (on seesaw)

Writing: Write about something that couldn't happen in our story and draw a picture of your writing. (on seesaw)

Have a TERRIFIC Tuesday!

Mrs. Rech

xoxo

 
 

Monday, April 20th

Posted on Apr 20, 2020

Welcome back! I hope everyone had a wonderful Spring Break!  I'm sure the Easter Bunny was good to all my friends.

 

Monday, April 20th

Spelling words: cry fly sky my shy bunny happy sunny squad squid (practicing reading and writing 2x each)

Reading: I Don't Want To Be A Frog by Dev Petty(click link on seesaw to listen to read aloud) The Authors Purpose is to persuade others that the frog should no longer be a frog. Why doesn't he want to be a frog?

 Listen for the 5 Vocabulary words:  wise, glum, gobble, fierce, and garbage and predict meaning. Read anchor charts to check predictions on meanings.  (seesaw)

Math: 7.5 10 Less 10 More (click on link to watch introduction to lesson, then complete 2 pages) on seesaw

Read the passage Freda the Frog on seesaw 2x. Then record yourself reading to Mrs. Rech

Have a marvelous Monday!

xoxo

 

 

Thursday, Apri, 9 2020

Posted on Apr 09, 2020

 

Watch morning video! (on seesaw)

Religion- Read the story of Holy Thursday(on seesaw)

The story of Easter activity( on seesaw)

The Story of Easter: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0PSgoPdKQFQ

Enjoy your well deserved Spring Break!!!!

Have a very Happy Easter!

Mrs. Rech

xoxo

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Posted on Apr 08, 2020

 

Morning Video:  on Seesaw

Math:  Practice fact families (activity on seesaw)

Reading: Practice reading Sight Words (his, I, in, it, of)

              Daily Reading for 10-15 minutes (good fit book) 

Phonics/ Grammar/Writing:  Time Capsule-PICK any 2-3 pages in packet to fill out.  Color slowly, in one direction, use at least 3 different colors. Print slow and neat. (Optional)

Spelling:  Practice Spelling words on dry erase board, printing on paper, sidewalk or out loud. 

      (draw, saw, paw, crawl, hawk, lawn, sauce, pause, shred, shrink)     

Religion: Read and record the Easter prayer (on seesaw)

Science: How a Caterpillar Becomes a butterfly (activity on seesaw)

Have a wonderful Wednesday!

xoxo

 

 

April 7, 2020

Posted on Apr 07, 2020

 

Morning Video: Video on Seesaw

Math:  Review tens and ones(activity on seesaw)

Reading: Practice reading Sight Words (his, I, in, it, of)

              Daily Reading for 10-15 minutes (good fit book) 

Phonics/ Grammar/Writing:  Time Capsule-PICK any 2-3 pages in packet to fill out.  Color slowly, in one direction, use at least 3 different colors. Print slow and neat. (Optional)

Spelling:  Practice Spelling words on dry erase board, printing on paper, sidewalk or out loud. 

      (draw, saw, paw, crawl, hawk, lawn, sauce, pause, shred, shrink)     

Religion: HOLY WEEK Easter picture cards. Color, cut and glue in order into the shape of a cross. (Activity on seesaw) 

Have a terrific Tuesday!

xoxo

 

 

Monday, April 6th 2020

Posted on Apr 06, 2020

Morning Video- On Seesaw

Math:  Do Fact fluency ( xtramath or flashcards)

Reading: Story- “Farfillina & Marcel” by Holly Keller

Click the link on seesaw to listen to story. Can best friend stay best friends, no matter what? Think about that.

Listen for the word splatter, as you listen to the story.

Phonics/ Grammar/Writing:  Time Capsule:  Decorate box/ cylinder can for a TIME CAPSULE, PICK any 2-3 pages in packet to fill out.  Color slowly, in one direction, use at least 3 different colors. Print slow and neat. (Optional activity)

Spelling:  Activity on seesaw. Write one word inside each Easter egg and decorate.

(draw, saw, paw, crawl, hawk, lawn, sauce, pause, shred, shrink)

Religion: Click the link on seesaw to watch video on Holy Week

               Record to tell Mrs. Rech one thing you learned about Holy Week.

Have a marvelous Monday! Enjoy this beautiful day

xoxo

Mrs. Rech

 
 

Week of April 6th- April 10th

Posted on Apr 06, 2020

April 6th- April 10th

 

Religion-   Holy Week, Palm Sunday & Easter

Phonics-  “AW ” “AU”  words  &  “SHR” trigraph

                  Rhyming Words

                  Continue /Compound Words/ commas                                   

Reading- Story – “Farfillina & Marcel” by Holly Keller

       Main Idea, Retelling, Nouns, Writing, Journaling,

       Focus Skill: Character Action/Dialogue

Sight words: his, I, in, it, of ( Review words list 2) 

Spelling:  draw, saw, paw, crawl, hawk, lawn, sauce, pause, shred,                                       shrink 

Math:   Chapter 7 “Comparing Numbers Review

Science- Time Capsule

Social Studies- Time Capsule

Centers-( Theme Based)  Phonics, Writing, Math, Art, Listening Center

 

Specials:

Monday:  Gym

Tuesday: Music

Wednesday:

Thursday:  HOLY THURSDAY—SPRING BREAK STARTS!!

Friday:  GOOD FRIDAY

 

Student of the Week:

Happy Birthday –  Danny Gray-April 9th 

 

March 30th-April 3rd

Posted on Mar 30, 2020

March 30-April 3rd (Week 3 of E-Learning)

Religion-  Random Acts of Kindness & Lent

Phonics-  “ER ” “UR  words  &  “SCR” trigraph

                  Commas in series

                  Continue Beginnings blends/Compound Words                                    

Reading- Story – “3 Wolves and the Big Bad Pig” by Eugene Trivizas

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPW9VUm299I

       Main Idea, Retelling, Nouns, Writing, Journaling,

       Focus Skill: Fairy Tales, Compare & Contrast

Sight words: a, and, as, or, he ( Review words starting list 1) 

Spelling:  nurse, church, hurt, serve, perch, purse, clerk, stern, scrub, scraps

Math:   Chapter 7 “Comparing Numbers"

Science-  Rainbows, Weather, Clouds

Social Studies- Countries

Centers-( Theme Based)  Phonics, Writing, Math, Art, Listening Center

Daily 5- Meet with Teacher, Read to Self, Read to Someone, Listen to Reading, Word Work, Work on Writing

Specials:

Monday:  Gym

Tuesday: Music

Wednesday: Church

Thursday:  Computers

Friday:  Art/Library----

 

Student of the Week:

Happy Birthday –  Emmett Lyons April 3rd

 

Have a great week!

Mrs. Rech

March 23-March 27

Posted on Mar 23, 2020

Religion-  Random Acts of Kindness & Lent

Phonics-  “OU ”  words  & Blend “SPR”

                  Continue Words “AR” & “IR” Word review

                  Continue Beginnings blends                                    

Reading- Story – “The Mermaid” by Jan Brett

       Main Idea, Retelling, Nouns, Writing, Journaling,

       Focus Skill: Fairy Tales, Compare & Contrast

Sight words:  after, away, again, call, every (review from last week 3/16)

Spelling-  loud, shout, cloud, house, mouse, south, gown, shower,                  sprout, sprig ( review from last week 3/16)

Math:   Chapter 7 “Comparing Numbers

Science-  Rainbows, Weather, Clouds

Social Studies- Countries/ St. Patrick

Centers-( Theme Based)  Phonics, Writing, Math, Art, Listening Center

Daily 5- Meet with Teacher,  Read to Self, Read to Someone, Listen to Reading, Word Work,  Work on Writing

 

Specials:

Monday:  Gym

Tuesday: Music

Wednesday: Church

Thursday:  Computers

Friday:  Art/Library----

 

                                           Happy Birthday to- Liam Gallagher 3/21

                                                                          Alex Murphy 3/27

March 16th- March 20th

Posted on Mar 19, 2020

Dear Parents,

In your child’s backpack, you will find a ziplock bag that contains the e-learning materials for your child to complete while home.  Please return the work in this ziplock so we can keep it as organized as possible.

The Ziplock Bag Contains the following: 

A packet with an informed letter attached explaining the assignments                    (Must be completed & returned)                     

2 Homework Calendars for the week of March 16th & March 23rd                      (Must be completed & returned)                                     

A fun St. Paddy’s Day packet. ( For your child to do if they want).  There are some extra supplies needed like Lucky Charms & skittles.  I had little fun activities planned for next week.  You do not have to run out and get the materials, but figured fun to keep them busy!!

Library Books:  They did check out 2-3 Library books that were sent home for them to read too.  They also are encouraged to read “GOOD FIT BOOKS”  These books are geared towards their level for independent daily reading.

The Daily 5 is hands on so some activity suggestions are:

Read to Self- Read to self

Listening to Someone read – Listen to March Stories online on epic, raz kids, or you tube read alouds.

Writing- Write sentences with your spelling words from the Homework Calendar, write a creative writing story about leprechauns, rainbows, gold, write a narrative story using adverbs (Now, Then, After, ) what you are doing on your days off.

Word Work- Practice printing sight words & spelling words, rainbow write your sight words and spelling words,  use magnetic letters to spell out sight words and spelling words, do a word search, find words in magazines or books.  

Centers:   ( On Fridays we do Centers)- Some activity suggestions:

Math: xtra math, flashcards, puzzles, pattern block, grouping cereal in groups of ten

Art:  play-doh, coloring, painting

STEM:  blocks, stacking mini Dixie cups, big cups, legos,

Word Work:  Stamping /tracing sight words

Writing:  Journal topic ideas

 

Please contact me via email if needed.  I will be updating my blog as needed. 

Thanks.  Take care everyone!!

 

Mrs. Rech

March 2nd- March 6th

Posted on Mar 02, 2020

On Wednesday, March 4th , we will celebrate Dr. Seuss by dressing 

 as Wacky Wednesday.  

Week of March 2nd- March 6th

Religion-  Random Acts of Kindness & Lent

Phonics-  “IR”  words 

                  Continue Words ending in “ED” past tense

                 Continue Beginnings blends  

                 Diagraph review “WH”                 

Reading- Story – “Little Red & the Very Hungry Lion”

       Main Idea, Retelling, Nouns, Writing, Journaling,

       Focus Skill: Folktale, Compare/Contrast

Sight words: just, know, part, put, red (Quiz Fri. 3/06)

                 Homework: on Calendar

Spelling-  dirt, shirt, smirk, third, stir, girl, bird, whack, whale

                 (Test Fri. 3/06)

Math:   Chapter 6 “Count & Model Numbers”

             HOMEWORK:  On Calendar

Science-  Rainbows, Weather, Clouds

Social Studies- Countries/ St. Patrick

Centers-( Theme Based)  Phonics, Writing, Math, Art, Listening Center

Daily 5- Read to Self, Work on Writing, Word Work, Listen to Reading,  Meet with            Teacher

 

Specials:

Monday:  Gym

Tuesday: Music

Wednesday: Church

Thursday:  Computers

Friday:  Art/Library----

 

Student of the Week:

Happy Birthday –  Maeve Scieszka- March 2nd

                      Jack Guinane- March 4th

 

2/18-2/21

Posted on Feb 18, 2020

Religion-  Random Acts of Kindness & St. Valentine

Phonics-  “ED” & “EAD” words 

                 Continue Beginnings blends CR, CL, FR, FL

                 Diagraph review “SH”                 

Reading- Story – “The Radiant Child”  BIOGRAPHY

       Main Idea, Retelling, Nouns, Writing, Journaling,,

       Focus Skill: Biography, key detail, main ideas

Sight words: about, any, around, blue, don’t (Quiz Fri. 2/21)

                 Homework: on Calendar

Spelling-  fed, sled, bed, shred, led, head, bread, spread, ship, shed

                 (Test Fri. 2/21)

Math:   Chapter 6 “Count & Model Numbers”

             HOMEWORK:  On Calendar

Science-  Teeth, Groundhogs, Valentine’s Day

Social Studies- Presidents

Centers-( Theme Based)  Phonics, Writing, Math, Art, Listening Center

Daily 5- Meet with Teacher(Guided Reading with leveled readers), Listen to Reading, Read to Self, Read to Someone, Word Work, Work on Writing

 

Specials:

Monday:  No School

Tuesday: Music

Wednesday: Church

Thursday:  Computers

Friday:  Art/Library----

 

Student of the Week: Evan Dowling

Happy Birthday –  

 

Have a great week!

February 10th- February 14th

Posted on Feb 10, 2020

On Friday, we will have our Valentine’s Day party in the afternoon.  Your child is welcome to pass out valentines.  Please make sure your child has a valentine for each student in class. There are 19 kids in the class.  Please DO NOT label the valentines with specific names on the envelope.  They are also  welcome to pass out a treat.  We will have a small party with decorating our valentines bags in class, passing out valentines & ending with a small treat.

 

Week of February 10th-14th

Religion-  Random Acts of Kindness & St. Valentine

Phonics-  “OO” words  

                 Continue Beginnings blends & Diagraph review “CH”                 

Reading- Story – “The Big Bed”

       Main Idea, Retelling, Nouns, Writing, Journaling,,

       Focus Skill: Point of View

Sight words: than, very, water, who, your (Quiz Fri. 2/14)

                 Homework: on Calendar

Spelling-  book, hood, cook, look, brook, hook, shook, wood, chat,  

                 cheese(Test Fri. 2/14)

Math:   Chapter 6 “Count & Model Numbers”

             HOMEWORK:  On Calendar

Science-  Teeth, Groundhogs, Valentine’s Day

Social Studies- Presidents

Centers-( Theme Based)  Phonics, Writing, Math, Art, Listening Center

Daily 5- Meet with Teacher(guided reading with leveled books), Listen to Reading, Word Work, Work on Writing, and Read to Someone

Specials:

Monday:  Gym

Tuesday: Music

Wednesday: Church

Thursday:  Computers

Friday:  Art/Library----VALENTINE’S DAY PARTY

 

Student of the Week: Emmett Lyons

 

Have a great week!

February 3rd- February 7th

Posted on Feb 03, 2020

Religion-  Random Acts of Kindness & St. Valentine

Phonics-  words ending in “ent” & “est”

                 Continue Beginnings blends -Review                

Reading- Story – “Cloudette”

       Main Idea, Retelling, Nouns, Writing, Journaling,,

       Focus Skill: Infer & Schema

Sight words: may, no, now, over, ride (Quiz Fri. 2/7) 

                 Homework: on Calendar

Spelling-  bent, dent, sent, spent, tent, nest, test, chest, west, quest 

(Test Fri. 2/7) 

Math:   Chapter 6 “Addition & Subtraction”

             HOMEWORK:  On Calendar

Science-  Teeth, Groundhogs, Valentine’s Day

Social Studies- Presidents

Centers-( Theme Based)  Phonics, Writing, Math, Art, Listening Center

Daily 5- Meet with Teacher, Read to Self, Read to Someone, Listen to Reading, Word Work, and Work on Writing

 

Specials:

Monday:  Gym

Tuesday: Music

Wednesday: Church

Thursday:  Computers

Friday:  Art/Library

 

Student of the Week: Billy McGlynn

Have a great week!!

January 27th- January 31st

Posted on Jan 27, 2020

Catholic Schools Week

This week is a very busy week considering Catholic Schools Week & celebrating the 100th Day of School.  During the week, we will have a variety of fun activities to do.  On Friday, we will be celebrating the 100th day of school.  A note went home on Tuesday that First Grade can dress up like they are 100 years old.  I can not wait to see everyone! Also on Friday, our class will be going to the book fair.

This week to focus on Catholic Schools Week, the entire school is putting a twist on No Homework.  Each day your child can pick a Random Act of Kindness from the calendar that will be coming home.  Then, we will reflect & discuss how random acts of kindness make a difference.

 

 

Week of Janury 27th – January 31st

Religion-  Random Acts of Kindness

Phonics-   Review & Continue Magic Ee

                 Continue blends -Review       

Reading- Story – “The Darkest Dark”

       Main Idea, Retelling, Nouns, Writing, Journaling, Synonyms,

       Focus Skill: Main Idea, Main Details

                Sight words: NONE

                 Homework: NONE

Spelling-  NONE

Math:   Chapter 5 “Addition & Subtraction”  Fact Families

Test will be on Wednesday

             HOMEWORK:  NONE

Science-  Penguins & Polar Bears

Social Studies- Penguins and Polar Bears

Centers-( Theme Based)  Phonics, Writing, Math, Art, Listening Center

Daily 5- Meet with Teacher, Work on Writing, Word Work, Read to Self, Listen to Reading

 

Specials:

Monday:  Gym

Tuesday: Music

Wednesday: Church

Thursday:  Computers

Friday:  Art/Library—100th Day of School (Dress up like 100 years old)

(Book Fair)

 

Student of the Week:

Happy Birthday – 

Week of January 21st- January 24th

Posted on Jan 21, 2020

Religion-  Chapter 10

Phonics-  Magic Ee

                 Continue blends at beginning of words “sc” “sn” “sw”           

Reading- Story – Chameleons Are Cool

       Main Idea, Retelling, Nouns, Writing, Journaling, Synonyms,

       Focus Skill: Main Idea, Main Details

                Sight words: find, first, its, long, made ( Test- Friday,  01/24)

                 Homework: On Calendar

Spelling-  bake, lake, rake, snake, cake, make, shake, quake, snap, swim

 (Test- Friday, 01/24)

             HOMEWORK:  Calendar

Math- Chapter 5 (Fact Families) Test will be on Thursday or Friday of this week

Science-  Penguins & Polar Bears

Social Studies- Penguins and Polar Bears

Centers-( Theme Based)  Phonics, Writing, Math, Art, Listening Center

Daily 5- Meet with Teacher, Listen to Reading, Read to Self, Read to Someone, Word Work, Work on Writing

Specials:

Monday:  NO SCHOOL

Tuesday: Music

Wednesday: Church

Thursday:  Computers

Friday:  Art/Library

 

Student of the Week: Jack Guinane

Happy Birthday –  Bernadette O'Malley 1/22

January 13- January 17th

Posted on Jan 13, 2020

I hope everyone had a great weekend!

Some of us are in need of new supplies. If you could please check with your child to say what they need, I would really appreciate it!

 

 

Religion-  Chapter 9 “Jesus is God’s Son:

Phonics-  Short i & Long i

                 Continue blends at beginning of words “sm” “sk” “sp”           

Reading- Story – Ida Always

       Main Idea, Retelling, Nouns, Writing, Journaling, Synonyms,

       Focus Skill: Fiction Books, Showing not telling, Emotions of  

       Characters

                Sight words: an, ask, been, came, day ( Test- Friday,  01/17)

                 Homework: On Calendar

Spelling-  bin, pin, spin, fin, chin, line, nine, shine, mine, spine

 (Test- Friday, 01/17)

Math:   Chapter 5 “Addition & Subtraction”  Fact Families

             HOMEWORK:  Calendar

Science-  Penguins & Polar Bears

Social Studies- Penguins and Polar Bears

Centers-( Theme Based)  Phonics, Writing, Math, Art, Listening Center

Daily 5- Meet with Teacher, Listen to Reading, Word Work, Work on Writing, Read to self, Read to someone

Specials:

Monday:  Gym

Tuesday: Music

Wednesday: Church

Thursday:  Computers

Friday:  Art/Library

 

Student of the Week:

Maddy Roeder

Have a great week!!

Week of 1/6-1/10

Posted on Jan 06, 2020

Happy New Year!!

Welcome back after an amazing Christmas break. I hope everyone had a blessed Christmas and a very happy New Year.

Thank you all so much for the very generous gifts. I truly appreciate your thoughtfulness and kindness. I'm very lucky!

Looking forward to getting back with all your wonderful children.  I can't wait to hear all about Santa and the fun things you did over break.

Here is a week at a glance:

 

Religion-  Chapter 9 “Jesus is God’s Son:

Phonics-  “ow” & “oa”

                 Continue blends at beginning of words “S” “T” “ST”              

Reading- Story – Penguin in Peril by Helen Hancocks

       Main Idea, Retelling, Nouns, Writing, Journaling, Synonyms,

                Focus Skill: Fiction Books & Shades of Meaning in text

                Sight words: went, will, would, write, yes ( Test- Friday,  01/10) 

                 Homework: On Calendar

Spelling-  grow, snow, mow, low, blow, boat, goat, toad, load, float

 (Test- Friday, 01/10)

Math:   Chapter 5 “Addition & Subtraction”  Fact Families

             HOMEWORK:  Calendar

Science-  Penguins & Polar Bears

Social Studies- Penguins and Polar Bears

Centers-( Theme Based)  Phonics, Writing, Math, Art, Listening Center

Daily 5- Meet with Teacher, Read to Self, Read to Someone, Listen to Reading, Word Work and Work on Writing

 

Specials:

Monday:  Gym

Tuesday: Music

Wednesday: Church

Thursday:  Computers

Friday:  Art/Library

Have a great week!!

12/16-12/20

Posted on Dec 16, 2019

Religion- Christmas & Kindness

Phonics-  digraph review:  TH, SH, WH,CH

Spelling words:  NONE

Reading-   Over & Under the Snow & The Great Spruce

                        Main Skill/Focus: Illustrations/Drawing Conclusions   

 Predictions, Retelling, Nouns, Writing, Journaling

                      Sight words:  review  (Quiz : NONE)

                 Homework: NO HOMEWORK CALENDAR THIS WEEK!

Math:   Chapter 5

             HOMEWORK:   NONE

Science-  Theme: Christmas

Social Studies- Christmas & Holidays

Centers-( Theme Based)  Phonics, Writing, Math, Art, Listening Center

Daily 5- Meet with Teacher, Listen to Reading, Read to self, Read to someone, Work on Writing, Word Work

 

Specials:

Monday:  GYM

Tuesday: MUSIC/ POLAR EXPRESS DAY/ PAJAMA DAY

Wednesday: Preschool & Kindergarten Programs. 

Your child needs to have a note sent in prior to Wednesday if they are going to watch their siblings programs please.  They will be sent to the office to be signed out and back in.  Thank you for cooperation & understanding with the school policy. 

Thursday: - COMPUTERS

Friday:  -  Milk & Cookies, 10:15 Mass (Wear Sunday Best ) & 11:30 Dismissal

 

Please check with your children on supplies needed for school. Many are in need of new glue, dry erase markers, etc.

Thank you very much! Have a great week and a VERY Merry Christmas!!!!!

December 9th- December 13th

Posted on Dec 09, 2019

I hope everyone had a great weekend! Here is a week at a glance:

 

Religion- Christmas & Kindness

Phonics-  digraphs TH & WH

Spelling words:  thorn, think, whip, whale, wheel, wheat

                                    (Spelling Test Friday 12/13)

Reading-   The Animals’ Santa

                 Main Skill/Focus: Illustrations/Drawing Conclusions   

       Predictions, Retelling, Nouns, Writing, Journaling

                  Sight words:  one, them, this, two, way (Quiz Friday 12/13)

Homework: On Calendar

Math:   Chapter 5

             HOMEWORK:   On Calendar

Science-  Theme: Christmas

Social Studies- Christmas & Holidays

Centers-( Theme Based)  Phonics, Writing, Math, Art, Listening Center

Daily 5- Meet with Teacher, Work on Writing, Word Work, Listen to Reading, Read   to Self, Read to Someone

Specials:

Monday:  GYM

Tuesday: MUSIC

Wednesday: Church

Thursday: - COMPUTERS

Friday:  -  Art/Library

Student of the Week: Emma Ansier

Have a great week!

December 2nd- December-6th

Posted on Dec 02, 2019

Religion- Christmas & Kindness

Phonics-  digraphs H, SH, CH

Spelling words:  ham, hose, hat, shed, shop, sheep, chop, cheese, chain, chest

                                    (Spelling Test Thursday 12/5)

Reading-   Oskar & The 8 Blessings

                        Main Skill/Focus:   

 Predictions, Retelling, Nouns, Writing, Journaling

                      Sight words:  if, like, me, more, my (Quiz Thursday 12/5)

                 Homework: On Calendar

Math:    Introduce Chapter 5

             HOMEWORK:   On Calendar

Science-  Theme: Christmas

Social Studies- Christmas & Holidays

Centers-( Theme Based)  Phonics, Writing, Math, Art, Listening Center

Daily 5- Meet with Teacher, Read to Self, Read to Someone, Listen to Reading, Work on Writing, Word Work

Specials:

Monday:  GYM

Tuesday: MUSIC

Wednesday: Church

Thursday: - COMPUTERS

Friday:  -  NO SCHOOL

                                                      Student of the Week:

                                                         Mary Kate Maloney

Have a great week!!

Mrs. Rech

November 25th-26th

Posted on Nov 25, 2019

Looking forward to meeting with everyone Monday and Tuesday. Here is a quick glance at our very short week :)

 

Religion- “Gratitude & Thankfulness”

Phonics-  REVIEW

Spelling words:  REVIEW

Reading-   Thanksgiving Stories

                        Main Skill/Focus:  

 Predictions, Retelling, Nouns, Writing, Journaling

                      Sight words:  

                 Homework: 

Math:    Fact Fluency

             HOMEWORK:  NO CALENDAR THIS WEEK

Science-  Theme: Why Leaves Change Colors, Pumpkin & Thanksgiving

Social Studies- Pumpkin, Thanksgiving, Veteran’s Day

Centers-( Theme Based)  Phonics, Writing, Math, Art, Listening Center

Daily 5- Meet with Teacher, Work on Writing, Word Work, Read to Self, Read to         Someone, Listen to Reading

Specials:

Monday:  11:30 Dismissal          

Tuesday: 11:30 Dismissal

Wednesday: NO SCHOOL

Thursday: - NO SCHOOL HAPPY THANKSGIVING

Friday:  - NO SCHOOL

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!

November 18th-November 22nd

Posted on Nov 17, 2019

Religion- “Gratitude & Thankfulness”

Phonics- Letters “J” & “H” to learn  Digraph- “CH”

Spelling words: jar, jet, jog, hat, horn, hook, chin, chop, check, cheese

                               (Test Friday, 11/22)

Reading-   “A Plump and Perky Turkey”

            Main Skill/Focus:  Strong Readers ask Questions

 Predictions, Retelling, Nouns, Writing, Journaling

                      Sight words:  are, big, come, get, has (Quiz Friday 11/22)

                 Homework: Practice Sight Word List 13

Math:    Chapter 4 “Subtraction”

             HOMEWORK:  on calendar

Science-  Theme: Why Leaves Change Colors, Pumpkin & Thanksgiving

Social Studies- Pumpkin, Thanksgiving, Veteran’s Day

Centers-( Theme Based)  Phonics, Writing, Math, Art, Listening Center

Daily 5- Meet with Teacher, Read to Self, Read to Someone, Listen to Reading, Work on Writing, Word Work

Students have been working hard reading passages at their level from their fluency folders. They have been listening to some great Thanksgiving stories. They are  practicing their spelling words and sight words through different activities and writing sentences. This seems to be our favorite part of the day. They really love their Daily 5!!

Specials:

Monday: Gym         

Tuesday: Music

Wednesday: Mass

Thursday: Computers

Friday:  Library

Student of the Week: Alex Murphy

Have a great week!

November 11th- November 15th

Posted on Nov 11, 2019

Religion- “Harvesting a Dream”

Phonics- Letters “S” & “H” to learn  Digraph- “SH”

Spelling words: saw, socks, seal, ham, hose, house, shed, shell, ship, sheep

                               (Test Friday, 11/15)

Reading-   “Amazing Grace”

            Main Skill/Focus: Determining The Lesson of the Story (Moral)

 Predictions, Retelling, Nouns, Writing, Journaling

                      Sight words:  use, were, what, when, which (Quiz Friday 11/15)

                 Homework: Practice Sight Word List 12

Math:    Chapter 4 “Subtraction”

             HOMEWORK:  on calendar

Science-  Theme: Why Leaves Change Colors, Pumpkin & Thanksgiving

Social Studies- Pumpkin, Thanksgiving, Veteran’s Day

Centers-( Theme Based)  Phonics, Writing, Math, Art, Listening Center

Daily 5- Meet with Teacher, Word Work, Work on Writing, Read to Self, Read to Someone, Listen to Reading

Specials:

Monday: Gym         

Tuesday: Music

Wednesday: Mass

Thursday: Computers

Friday:  Library

Student of the Week: Jacob Enright

 

Have a great week!!!

Mrs. Rech

Week of November 4th- November 8th

Posted on Nov 04, 2019

Religion- The “Rosary” Learning to pray the Rosary

Phonics-  Review short vowels

Spelling words: fan, nap, flag, hop, cot, frog, net, leg, pen, rug, cut, hill

                               (Test Friday, 11/08)

Reading-   Maddie’s Fridge

            Main Skill/Focus: Connections (Text to Text) & (Text to the real world)

 Predictions, Retelling, Nouns, Writing, Journaling

                      Sight words:  out, see, so, then, these (Quiz Friday 11/08)

                 Homework: Practice Sight Word List 11

Math:    Chapter 2 “Subtraction Concepts” Test. will be on WEDNESDAY

We will continue our minute to win it to practice our facts. Some have mastered the first level!!

             HOMEWORK:  on calendar

Science-  Theme: Pumpkin & Thanksgiving

Social Studies- Pumpkin, Thanksgiving, Veteran’s Day

Centers-( Theme Based)  Phonics, Writing, Math, Art, Listening Center

Daily 5- Read to Self, Read to Someone, Listen to Reading, Word Work, Work on Writing

Specials:

Monday: Gym        

Tuesday: Music

Wednesday: Mass /Special Lunch

Thursday: Computers

Friday:  Library

Student of the Week:Paddy McGinnis

 

Have a great week!!

Mrs. Rech

October 28th- November 1st

Posted on Oct 28, 2019

Safety Drills:   The class worked very well together to listening and following the safety drill procedures. 

Field Trip--  Thank you to all the chaperones for volunteering to come with us on our field trip.  The first grade had a fun time!!

Halloween Party-  Our Party will be on Thursday in the afternoon.  Children can come dressed to school in costume.  NO WEAPONS!  They will have a chance to pass out candy or a treat.  We have 19 students in our class.  We will have a Halloween Party in the afternoon.  Thank you to Mrs. Higgins for organizing & volunteers coming in to help.

Religion- The “Rosary” Learning to pray the Rosary

Phonics-  Word Sort short i “IP” “IG” & “ILL” words

Spelling words: lip, zip, rip, dig, pig, wig, hill, mill, pill (double L constant at end)

                               (Test Friday, 11/01)

                   Continue Blends, review short a words & o words

Reading-   REVIEW WEEK

                        Main Skill/Focus: Non-Fiction Elements (Connections to Text)

 Predictions, Retelling, Nouns, Writing, Journaling

                      Sight words:  each, little, many, not, other (Quiz Friday 11/01)

                 Homework: Practice Sight Word List 10

We are taking a break from our little readers, while I assess the children using our Fountas and Pinnell System kit. This will help determine each child's individual reading level.

Math:    Chapter 2 “Subtraction Concepts”

We also began our "Minute to win it" to  help us with our math facts

             HOMEWORK:  on calendar

Science-  Theme: Pumpkin, Bat, Owls

Social Studies- Pumpkin, Bat, Owls

Centers-( Theme Based)  Phonics, Writing, Math, Art, Listening Center

Daily 5- Meet with Teacher, Work on Writing, Work with words, Listen to Reading, Read to Self

Specials:

Monday: Gym        

Tuesday: Music

Wednesday: Mass / EARLY DISMISSAL 1:45

Thursday: Computers/ Halloween Party

Friday:  Library

Student of the Week: Bernadette O'Malley

 

Have a great week!!

Mrs. Rech

Week. of October 28th- November 1st

Posted on Oct 28, 2019

Safety Drills:   The class worked very well together to listening and following the safety drill procedures. 

Field Trip--  Thank you to all the chaperones for volunteering to come with us on our field trip.  The first grade had a fun time!!

Halloween Party-  Our Party will be on Thursday in the afternoon.  Children can come dressed to school in costume.  NO WEAPONS!  They will have a chance to pass out candy or a treat.  We have 19 students in our class.  We will have a Halloween Party in the afternoon.  Thank you to Mrs. Ball for organizing & volunteers coming in to help.

Religion- The “Rosary” Learning to pray the Rosary

Phonics-  Word Sort short i “IP” “IG” & “ILL” words

Spelling words: lip, zip, rip, dig, pig, wig, hill, mill, pill (double L constant at end)

                               (Test Friday, 11/01)

                   Continue Blends, review short a words & o words

Reading-   REVIEW WEEK

                        Main Skill/Focus: Non-Fiction Elements (Connections to Text)

 Predictions, Retelling, Nouns, Writing, Journaling

                      Sight words:  each, little, many, not, other (Quiz Friday 11/01)

                 Homework: Practice Sight Word List 10

We are taking a break from our little readers, while I assess the children using our Fountas and Pinnell kit. This will help determine each child's individual reading level.

Math:    Chapter 2 “Subtraction Concepts”

We also began our "Minute to win it" to  help us with our math facts

             HOMEWORK:  on calendar

Science-  Theme: Pumpkin, Bat, Owls

Social Studies- Pumpkin, Bat, Owls

Centers-( Theme Based)  Phonics, Writing, Math, Art, Listening Center

Daily 5- Meet with Teacher, Work on Writing, Work with words, Listen to Reading, Read to Self

Specials:

Monday: Gym        

Tuesday: Music

Wednesday: Mass / EARLY DISMISSAL 1:45

Thursday: Computers/ Halloween Party

Friday:  Library

Student of the Week: Bernadette O'Malley

 

Have a great week!!

Mrs. Rech

October 21st- October 25th

Posted on Oct 21, 2019

Safety Drills:  On Tuesday & Friday this week, we will be practicing a Soft Lockdown Drill and Bus Evacuation Drill.  We will be talking and practicing procedures for these drills.  So please know these topic may come up in conversation this week.   

Field Trip--  The Children’s Farm in Palos Park on Wednesday, October 23rd.  Students should  arrive at the regular school schedule time in morning.  We will be departing at 10:30 am to have a picnic lunch from 11:15-12:00.  Our guided tour & hayride from 12:00-1:00 p.m.  Then depart at 1:15 to head back to school.   Money & Permission Slip Due Friday 10/18.  A Brown Bag lunch with water or a juice box, wear gym uniforms, dress for weather.  NO POP due to BEES!!  Check to make sure you didn’t order hot lunch on this day!

Halloween Book Report-  Please have your child pick a Halloween Book for the month of October.  It can be a book they can independently read or a book that someone may read to them.  A Book report form will be coming home on Tuesday stapled to their weekly homework calendar.    Please have them fill out the Book Report Form.  This can be done together if needed.  Book Report Due Monday, October 21st.

Halloween Party-  Our Party will be on Thursday in the afternoon.  More details to follow soon!!

Religion- The “Rosary” Learning to pray the Rosary

Phonics-  Word Sort short e “UG” “UT” & “UN” words

Spelling words: run, cut, mug, jug, tug, sun, hut, rug, nut, bun, shut, bug

                               (Test Friday, 10/25)

                   Continue Blends, review short a words & o words

Reading-   A Girl Who Thought In Pictures

                        Main Skill/Focus: Non-Fiction Elements (Connections to Text)

 Predictions, Retelling, Nouns, Writing, Journaling

                      Sight words:  can, could, did, do, down (Quiz Friday 10/25)

                 Homework: Practice Sight Word List 9

Math:    Chapter 2 “Subtraction Concepts”

             HOMEWORK:  on calendar

Science-  Theme: Pumpkin, Bat, Owls

Social Studies- Pumpkin, Bat, Owls

Centers-( Theme Based)  Phonics, Writing, Math, Art, Listening Center

Daily 5- Listen to Reading, Read to Self, Meet with Teacher, Work on Writing, Work with Words

Specials:

Monday: Gym        

Tuesday: Music/ Soft Lockdown Drill

Wednesday: Mass/ Field Trip

Thursday: Computers

Friday: Art/ Library / Bus Evacuation Drill

Student of the Week: Liam Gallagher

 

Thanks and have a great week!!

Mrs. Rech

10/15-10/18

Posted on Oct 15, 2019

Field Trip--  The Children’s Farm in Palos Park on Wednesday, October 23rd.  Students should  arrive at the regular school schedule time in morning.  We will be departing at 10:30 am to have a picnic lunch from 11:15-12:00.  Our guided tour & hayride from 12:00-1:00 p.m.  Then depart at 1:15 to head back to school.   Money & Permission Slip Due Friday 10/18.  A Brown Bag lunch with water or a juice box, wear gym uniforms, dress for weather.  NO POP due to BEES!!  Check to make sure you didn’t order hot lunch on this day!

Halloween Book Report-  Please have your child pick a Halloween Book for the month of October.  It can be a book they can independently read or a book that someone may read to them.  A Book report form will be coming home on Tuesday stapled to their weekly homework calendar.    Please have them fill out the Book Report Form.  This can be done together if needed.  Book Report Due Monday, October 21st.

Halloween Party-  Our Party will be on Thursday in the afternoon.  More details to follow soon!!

Religion- The “Rosary” Learning to pray the Rosary

Phonics-  Word Sort short e “ET” “EG” & “EN” words

Spelling words: net, beg, hen, jet, leg, men, pet, peg, pen, wet, ten

                               (Test Friday, 10/18)

                   Continue Blends, review short a words & o words

Reading-   Pumpkin Soup

                        Main Skill/Focus: Repetition/ Rhyme and Rhythm

 Predictions, Retelling, Nouns, Writing, Journaling

                      Sight words: some, there, up, we, with (Quiz Friday 10/18)

                 Homework: Practice Sight Word List 8/ Halloween Book Report 

Math:  Finishing Chapter 3 “Addition Strategies” & Introducing Chapter 2 

            “Subtraction Concepts”

             HOMEWORK:  on calendar

Science-  Theme: Pumpkin, Bat, Owls

Social Studies- Pumpkin, Bat, Owls

Daily 5- Meet with Teacher, Listen to Reading, Work on Writing, Work with Words, Read to Self

 

Specials:

Monday: Gym         

Tuesday: Music

Wednesday: Mass

Thursday: Computers

Friday: Art/ Library

Student of the Week: Mac Massaro

October 15th- October 18th

Posted on Oct 15, 2019
Field Trip-- The Children’s Farm in Palos Park on Wednesday, October 23rd. Students should arrive at the regular school schedule time in morning. We will be departing at 10:30 am to have a picnic lunch from 11:15-12:00. Our guided tour & hayride from 12:00-1:00 p.m. Then depart at 1:15 to head back to school. Money & Permission Slip Due Friday 10/18. A Brown Bag lunch with water or a juice box, wear gym uniforms, dress for weather. NO POP due to BEES!! Check to make sure you didn’t order hot lunch on this day! Halloween Book Report- Please have your child pick a Halloween Book for the month of October. It can be a book they can independently read or a book that someone may read to them. A Book report form will be coming home on Tuesday stapled to their weekly homework calendar. Please have them fill out the Book Report Form. This can be done together if needed. Book Report Due Monday, October 21st. Halloween Party- Our Party will be on Thursday in the afternoon. More details to follow soon!! Religion- The “Rosary” Learning to pray the Rosary Phonics- Word Sort short e “ET” “EG” & “EN” words Spelling words: net, beg, hen, jet, leg, men, pet, peg, pen, wet, ten (Test Friday, 10/18) Continue Blends, review short a words & o words Reading- Pumpkin Soup Main Skill/Focus: Repetition/ Rhyme and Rhythm Predictions, Retelling, Nouns, Writing, Journaling Sight words: some, there, up, we, with (Quiz Friday 10/18) Homework: Practice Sight Word List 8/ Halloween Book Report Math: Finishing Chapter 3 “Addition Strategies” & Introducing Chapter 2 “Subtraction Concepts” HOMEWORK: on calendar Science- Theme: Pumpkin, Bat, Owls Social Studies- Pumpkin, Bat, Owls Daily 5: Read to Self, Meet with Teacher, Listen to Reading, Work on Writing, Word Work Specials: Monday: Gym Tuesday: Music Wednesday: Mass Thursday: Computers Friday: Art/ Library Student of the Week: Mac Massaro Have a great week!!

October 7th- October 11th

Posted on Oct 07, 2019

Religion- Chapter 3 “God’s Word Teaches Us”

Phonics-  Word Sort short o “OP” “OT” & “OG” words

Spelling words: hop, cot, dog, top, dot, log, mop, hot, jog, pop, pot, frog

                               (Test Friday, 10/11)

                   Continue Blends “bl”, “cl” short a words, ending “it”

Reading-   If Your Monster Won’t Go to Bed

                        Main Skill/Focus: Key Details & Retelling with Key Details

 Predictions, Retelling, Nouns, Writing, Journaling

                      Sight words: him, is, look, or, out (Quiz Friday 10/11)

                 Homework: Practice Sight Word List 7

Math:  Finishing Chapter 3 “Addition Strategies” & Introducing Chapter 4 

            “Subtraction Concepts”

             HOMEWORK:  on calendar

Science-  Theme: Pumpkin, Bat, Owls

Social Studies- Pumpkin, Bat, Owls

Centers-( Theme Based)  Phonics, Writing, Math, Art, Listening Center

 

Specials:

Monday: Gym         

Tuesday: Music

Wednesday: Mass

Thursday: Computers

Friday: Art/ Library

                                     Student of the week: Danny Gray

September 30-October 4th

Posted on Sep 30, 2019

Here is a week at a glance:

Religion- Chapter 3 “God’s Word Teaches Us”

Phonics-  Word Sort short a “AG & AP” words

Spelling words: nap, wag, cap, rag, map, bag, tag, flag, lap (Test Friday, 10/4)

                   Continue Blends “bl”, “cl” short a words, ending “it”

Reading-   Hoot & Peep

                        Main Skill/Focus: Connections-Text to Self

 Predictions, Retelling, Nouns, Writing, Journaling

                      Sight words: but, go, had, have, her (Quiz Friday 10/04)

                 Homework: Practice Sight Word List 6

Math:  Chapter Three  “Addition Strategies”

             HOMEWORK:  on calendar

Science- Apple Theme “ Johnny Appleseed”

Social Studies- Apple Theme “Johnny Appleseed”

Centers-( Theme Based)  Phonics, Writing, Math, Art, Listening Center

 

Specials:

Monday: Gym         

Tuesday: Music

Wednesday: Mass

Thursday: Computers

Friday: Art/ Library

 

Week of September 23-27

Posted on Sep 23, 2019

I hope everyone had a great weekend!!

 

Here is a week at a glance: 

 

Religion- We Gather to Celebrate Mass

Phonics- Word sort- -AD and -AN words

Spelling words: fan, dad, pan, sad, man, pad, van, mad can (Test Friday, 9/27)

Reading-   Honey, Honey, Lion

                        Main Skill/Focus: RETELL-  beginning, middle, end

 Predictions, Retelling, Nouns, Writing, Journaling

                      Sight words:  all, am, by, at, be  (Quiz Friday 9/27)

                 Homework: Practice Sight Word List 5

Math:  Chapter Three  “Addition Strategies”

             HOMEWORK:  on calendar

Science- Apple Theme “ Johnny Appleseed”

Social Studies- Apple Theme “Johnny Appleseed”

Centers-( Theme Based)  Phonics, Writing, Math, Art, Listening Center

 

Specials:

Monday: Gym        

Tuesday: Music

Wednesday: Mass

Thursday: Computers

Friday: Art/ Library

 

Have a great week!

Mrs. Rech

Week of September 16th-September 20th

Posted on Sep 16, 2019

I hope everyone had a great weekend at Fisher Fest!! I know all the kids did :)

 

 

Here is a week at a glance:

 

Religion- We Gather to Celebrate Mass

Reading- I Need an Eraser

These books were sent home today. Please have the children read to you and return tomorrow.

Our mentor text for the week is How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World (continued)

Skills covered: Setting and How settings change, making predictions, retelling, and nouns

Spelling words with our sort this week: cat fat mat sat hat pat rat bat

Math- The chapter 1 review was sent home today. We will have our Chapter 1 test tomorrow. We will begin Chapter 3 on Wednesday- Addition Strategies

Science-  Johnny Appleseed Theme

Homework- The calendar went home today. Use it as a guide for extra practice. It is intended to help reinforce skills learned in school. I understand how busy we all are. You don't need to return the homework calendar to school. 

 

Specials-

Monday- Gym

Tuesday- Music

Wednesday- Mass

Thursday- Computer

Friday- Art/ Library

 

Have a wonderful week! Thanks for all you do!!

 

Mrs. Rech

Week of September 9th- September 13th

Posted on Sep 09, 2019

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! The excitement is high around here with Fisher Fest! Just a reminder we don't have school on Friday, September 13th. 

Here is a quick glance at our week:

 

Religion- We Gather to Celebrate Mass

Phonics- Letter sort using the consonants: Ll, Kk, Jj, and Ww

Reading- How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World

Main skill/ Focus- Setting and how settings change

Review predictions and introduce nouns

Katie and Katie will be our guided reading story for the week.

Sight words: on said she that the

Quiz will be on Thursday 9/12

Math- Chapter 1- Model adding to, making groups to add, adding in any order

Science- Johnny Appleseed Theme

Have a great. week!

 

Mrs. Rech

September 9th- September 13th

Posted on Sep 09, 2019
 

Week of 9/3-9/6

Posted on Sep 03, 2019

I hope everyone had a wonderful Labor Day weekend with friends and family!

The First Graders are working hard as we begin another week in school. We are constantly reviewing the rules of the classroom. Maybe some kind reminders at home would be helpful. Raising a quiet hand when you have a question, level 0 when Mrs. Rech is talking, and staying focused on Mrs. Rech when she is giving directions. We continue to work hard!

Here is a glance at what this week will look like:

 

Religion- We gather to celebrate Mass

Phonics- Review letters Gg, Tt, Nn, and Pp

2 new word sorts were sent home today. Please have the children sort every night and remember that set can stay at home! We have one set we sort at school.

Reading- Our story this week is Sylvie

We will focus on making predictions and reviewing color words

Sight words: his I in it of

the quiz will be on Friday 9/6

Make sure to practice the sight words daily!

We will be reading Lily the Cat in small groups. The books will be taken home on Thursday. Please have your child read the story, and return on Friday.

Math- Chapter 1- Model Adding to, Make groups to Add

please practice math facts or xtra math at home

Science- Apple theme "Johnny Appleseed"

We will be doing a fun experiment in the next week or so

Specials:

Monday- Gym

Tuesday- Music

Wednesday- Mass

Thursday- Computer

Friday- Art/Library

 

*please remember a snack everyday.

*Wednesday 9/4 is Special Lunch.

* Word sorts help students organize what they know about words, so that they can then apply to new words they encounter in reading. Keep practicing those sorts!

 

Thanks for all you do!

Have a wonderful week

 

Mrs. Rech

Week of August 26th-August 30th

Posted on Aug 26, 2019

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! The year is going great so far for your First Graders. We are really focusing on the rules of the classroom. Everyone continues to work hard to get their clip moved up. I'm enjoying getting to know the kids and all of their special qualities. This is a look at what our week is going to look like:

 

Religion- We started Chapter 1 in our books: Faith and Family "We are followers of Jesus"

Phonics- Letters Bb, Mm, Rr, Ss (Letter Sort)

Reading- Our whole group reading text is School's First Day of School. With that story, we will learn about the jobs of books(author and illustrator), how we show our books love, and the parts of books(author, illustrator, title, front and back cover,  and spine.)

Our guided reading(small group) story is Getting Around the City.

Sight words for this week: a, and, as, he, for (Quiz 8/30)

Math- Solving word problems in different ways and number sentences

(drawings, number sentence, tally marks, adding)

Science- Apple Theme "Johnny Appleseed"

Centers- (Theme based) Phonics, Writing, Math, Art, Listening Center

 

Specials:

Monday- Gym

Tuesday- Music

Wednesday- Mass

Thursday- Computer

Friday- Art/Library

 

*Just a reminder that we have snack every morning, so please be sure to send something in.

*The word sort that the children brought home today doesn't need to come back to school. They need to practice sorting their words every night. I modeled how for them today. This is new to us all and I'm very excited to start this new program "Words Their Way." Please don't hesitate if you have any questions. Here's to a great week!

Thanks for all you do!

Mrs. Rech
 

 

 
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