Ms. Gonzalez's Newletter

First Grade, St. Mary's School

Week 3 with our Super Scholars

Hello again Parents!

Hope you are starting to fall into the routines here at St. Mary's. There have been and will continue to be many changes as we tweak some of our current systems in place but we thank you for your patience as we strive to make our school run as smoothly and efficiently as possible.

I am in the final stages of uploading my brief lesson overviews to our google calendar but you can always come to this newsletter to find our math, science and social studies homework schedule.

What are we up to this week?

This week will be our first FULL week of school without any minimum days, mass, or holidays. We will settle into a normal week routine at last!

My Goals for the week

  • take full advantage of provided instructional time
  • have all students remember to take homework home and likewise bring it back the next day
  • have each student get along with one another and voice indifferences in a kind manner
  • incorporate our Christian faith into more aspects of our day

Curriculum Updates

Here is a brief overview of what we will be learning this week in our various subjects

LANGUAGE ARTS- Mrs. Fibelkorn will be delving more into phonics. Her goal is to have students complete homework and assignments correctly by following all directions before bringing it in the following day

MATH- We will be studying ordinals, number place value, even and odd numbers and end our week with a short assessment to see where students are at before we begin adding next week.

SOCIAL STUDIES-We will finally be getting around to our "World We Live In" Mobile that we will create in class. Thank you all for providing hangers for your students!

SCIENCE- We will continue our study on the states of matter and end with (fingers crossed!) a short field trip to a local ice cream shop at the end of the month.

CHINESE- Ms. Yang will continue her introduction to Chinese and practicing common conversational words and phrases with the students

Reminders This Week

  • Create a google email account for your student. All lesson overviews, homework and handouts will be posted primarily on google calendar. Make sure to add Ms. Gonzalez to your Google+ contacts list.
  • Lunch Orders are now being taken! Logon to Google+ to check out Principal Kwong's tutorial on how to order your child's lunch.
  • Students begin Art this week, have all requested art supplies turned in by Tuesday.
  • We Have PE on Friday again so please have students dress accordingly.

Classroom Requests

  • Thank you all for providing our classroom with all the requested items and equipping your child with all their school supplies! I am in need of a plain blue folder and a plain yellow folder for your child. This will help us as we organize all our papers and ongoing projects for Social Studies and Science
  • Please ensure that your child has a folder designated specifically for homework and labeled as such.

Homework for Week 3

  1. Read for 30 minutes
  2. Math- 1-7 and provided homework sheet (unless finshed in class)


  1. Read for 30 minutes
  2. Math- 1-9 and 1-10


  1. Read for 30 minutes
  2. Math- 1-11


  1. Read for 30 minutes
  2. Math- 1-12 and even, odd worksheet


  1. Read for 30 minutes
  2. Have A Great Weekend!

Ms. Angelina Gonzalez

I am happy to meet with you though I ask that you follow the 10-24 rule. If our meeting will take longer than 10 minutes, you will need to notify me 24 hours in advance simply by emailing or calling me.

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