Mrs. Macchia's First Grade Class

Week of October 24th, 2022


It is Red Ribbon Week!

Monday: Wear red

Tuesday: Too cool for drugs, wear sunglasses

Wednesday: Sock it to drugs, wear crazy socks

Thursday: Lei off drugs, wear Hawaiian clothes

Friday: Wildcats team up against drugs, wear Wildcat gear

This Week:

If your child has already reached their independent reader certification, they are bringing home 2 new books from the library every day. Please make sure your child is reading their books at night and that they are ready to take an AR test in the morning.

If your child is still working toward their independent reader certification, they will have an opportunity to read books in the classroom in order to take an AR test. They will also take home a reading folder with a new book and some activities to complete at home each week. Please be sure to read with your child and sign your child's folder!

Thank you for your help and support as we work together to create strong readers!


Students will make predictions and ask questions to help further their understanding of the books we are reading.

Students will also learn how to create mental images to increase their understanding of the text they hear and read.


Throughout the week we will read many books. Here are some of the books we will read this week.
🚜 Otis and the Scarecrow Read Aloud Children's Book
Room on the Broom - Julia Donaldson.. Children's Story. Audiobook - 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: We are reviewing past sight words.

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No spelling test this week!

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 X, Y, digraph sh, and digraph oo.

We are identifying verbs, nouns, and adjectives.

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

Handwriting and Writing

We are beginning to explore how to write a story with a beginning, middle, and an end.


This week in math we are continuing our study of place value and number values. We are also adding numbers to 20.

We will begin subtraction of 1 and 2.

Social Studies

Students will learn about fact and fiction.


This week we will learn about how objects move through pushing, pulling, and with the use of magnets.