Happy Catholic Schools Week! The week got off to a great start yesterday at the ten o’clock mass. Our first graders did a tremendous job giving a blessing at the end of mass! Thank you so much for all of you who participated in mass and it was so great to see so many of you at the open house.
· In celebration for Catholic Schools Week, SOAR has planned some very fun events throughout the entire week:
Monday: The 8th graders came into our room and we partner read with them.
Tuesday: We will go into the 8th grade classrooms and play a school wide game of trivia with them.
Wednesday: We will be celebrating a Community of Service with a food drive collection for the Ronald McDonald House. Students that bring in their set food for their grade can be out of uniform. First graders have been asked to bring in coffee (regular or kcups). Thank you in advance!
Thursday: The St. Rita band will be coming in and performing in the afternoon. ALSO this is the 100th day of school which is a HUGE deal here in 1st grade. So, in celebration, the students may dress like they are 100 years old. PLEASE DON’T GO TO ANY EXPENSE ON THIS. Raid grandma or grandpas closet - a little baby powder in the hair, or rollers and hairnet, bathrobe, cane, drawn on mustache, caps, vests, are a few ideas that work so well. We will also be doing some fun activities for this day.
Friday: Students are out of uniform in Fisher Gear and we will have a Catholic Schools Week Carnival!
It is going to be a fun filled week!
· With our new reading unit, the students will be given a homework page. This page will go home each Wednesday and it will be due back on Friday. The students will receive this homework page each Wednesday from now on.
· Mackenzie was our Star of the Week last week. She did an AWESOME job and we loved getting to learn so many fascinating things about her.
Reading: This week, the two stories we will read are Rose and Grandma make the Sun Shine and Our Family Get Together. Please make sure your child reads the first story Monday night and the second story on Tuesday night this week. Please make sure you send this hardcover book back to school with your child each day. This week our sight words are very, thank, has, going, father. This week, the spelling words are rode, joke, home, hope, those, stone, very, has, shop, what. The students will be tested on both lists of words on Friday. The students have been doing a great job on spelling tests so far, so please keep up the good work! Finally, the students will also get a list of vocabulary words. These are the words the students will see in the stories in their reading books. The students will not be officially tested on reading or spelling these words, however it is necessary they know the meaning of these words to comprehend the reading stories. We will discuss the meaning of these vocabulary words each day. Making flashcards is an easy and effective way to study all of these words!
As I mentioned above, the students will now receive a homework page each Wednesday. This page will be due the Friday of each week.
*After mastering our short vowels, we will now begin to work on our long vowels. Long o is what we will be focusing on this week. We will also practice two new diagraphs this week, sh and wh both at the ending and beginning of words.
Math: We started a new chapter today, Chapter 7 Comparing Numbers. This chapter will carry on concepts that we learned in the previous chapter, Chapter 6.
Please remember to keep practicing both subtraction and addition facts and/or flash cards. Keep up the good work!