Mrs. Macchia's First Grade Class

Week of October 31st, 2022


Thursday, Nov. 3rd- Mrs. Macchia's Class Book Fair Shopping

Monday, Nov. 7th- Progress Reports Posted

Friday, Nov. 11th- Veteran's Day Program

Nov. 21st-25th Thanksgiving Break

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 practice how to create mental images to increase their understanding of the text they hear and read.

Students will practice how to use text evidence and their schema to infer what is happening in a story.


Throughout the week we will read many books. Here are some of the books we will read this week.
The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything - Read Aloud Animation
OTIS By Loren Long | Storytime 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: will, went

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This week: see, red, that, this, back, sing, bring, think, green, three, are, from

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 J, final C, final V, and final stable syllable -ble.

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.


Students will use objects and pictorial models to solve word problems involving joining, separating, and comparing sets within 20 and unknowns as any one of the terms in the problem.

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.