Mrs. Macchia's First Grade Class

Week of August 22nd, 2022


Reminder: There will be no school on Friday, September 2nd or Monday, September 5th. I hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday.

Thank you for all our your help and support, I know this is going to be a great year. If you ever have any questions or concerns, please let me know.

This Week:


We will continue our discussion on what it looks like to be a good listener, we are exploring what types of stories we like to listen to and read, and we will discuss, retell, and respond to texts read out loud in order to further our comprehension.


Throughout the week we will read many books. Here are a few books we will read this week.
YOU WILL BE MY FRIEND l New Version!!! l READ ALOUD STORYBOOKS FOR KIDS l Children's Storybook
📚 Kids Book Read Aloud: WE DON'T EAT OUR CLASSMATES by Ryan T. Higgins
Some Smug Slug by Pamela Duncan
Do unto Otters - Books Alive! Read Aloud!

Sight Words

First graders need to know an assortment of sight words in order to help them read. By the end of the school year, our students should know the 1st 100 Fry sight words.

This week we are focusing on the words: is, me, see, the, to, down.

Big picture

Phonics and Grammar

We will be reviewing letter names and sounds that we learned in Kindergarten and moving beyond the basic sounds to include digraphs, trigraphs, blends, and so much more. This week we are focusing on the letters D, E, A, and Z.

We will also discuss alliteration (words that start with the same sound) and rhyming words.

ABC Fun | Alphabet Letters and Sounds | Science of Reading | Phonics Song | EduTunes With Miss Jenny
Onset and Rime

Handwriting and Writing

Everyone will be receiving a Path of Motion paper explaining the best way to form the letters. When you are practicing with your children, please use this as a reference to help your child form their letters properly.

We have a handwriting book that we will be working in and each child will have a journal to write in.


This week in math we are sorting objects to create graphs and we are drawing conclusions based on the data we find in graphs. Students will generate questions using information from T charts, bar graphs, and picture graphs.

We will also compose 10 using 2 or more addends.

Composing Numbers & Decomposing Numbers! | Mini Math Movies | Scratch Garden

Social Studies

Students will learn about authority figures and the responsibilities they have at home, at school, and in the community. They will learn about how authority figures have the responsibility to establish order, provide security, and manage conflict.


This week we will be sorting objects by shape, size, and weight.
Sorting One Group in Different Ways | Sorting & Matching Games for Kids | Kids Academy