Mrs. Macchia's First Grade Class

Week of November 28th


I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving Break!

Dec. 5th- Progress Reports Posted

Dec. 13th- 1st Grade Program 9:00 & 6:00 @ Justiss

Dec. 16th- 2nd 9 weeks ends

Dec. 19th- Jan. 2nd- Christmas Break

Jan. 3rd- Students Return From Break

This Week:

Reading with your child each night is so important and has many benefits. Try to find 10-15 minutes where you and your child can sit and read in a quiet space. The children should have their reading folder, or their library books, or their My Book to read.

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


We are learning about synthesizing information. This unit bundles student expectations that continue to expand students’ repertoire of comprehension strategies with an emphasis on evaluating details to determine their importance and on synthesizing ideas and details within and across texts.

Synthesizing is like putting together a jigsaw puzzle. Readers collect different pieces of information and connect them to form a new idea, perspective, or insight. These ideas can be molded and changed as new information is added. Many times synthesis requires a blend of comprehension strategies used by readers


Throughout the week we will read many books. Here are some of the books we will read this week.

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: back, big

Big picture


This week: play, sigh, herd, hay, hatless, stay, them, block, inside, bathtub

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 compound words, suffixes -iess, -ness, and -ly, digraph ai and ay.

We are identifying verbs, nouns, and adjectives.

Verb Rap Song
Noun Song (Learn Nouns for Kids - Audio)
Adjectives | Adjectives Song for Children to Rock Out to! | English Grammar Song for Children

Handwriting and Writing

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

Writing a Personal Narrative: Brainstorming a Story for Kids
Writing a Personal Narrative: Planning & Pre-Writing a Story for Kids
Writing a Personal Narrative: Writing an Introduction or Opening for Kids
Writing a Personal Narrative: Writing a Draft for Kids
Contractions! | English Grammar Practice | Scratch Garden


Unit 6- Foundations of Numbers to 99

Students will use objects, pictures, and standard and expanded forms to represent numbers Students will order whole numbers up to 99 using place value blocks and open number lines.

Students will represent the comparison of two numbers up to 99 using <, >, =

Math Facts Fitness - Addition Vol. 1
Math Facts Fitness - Subtraction Vol. 1

Social Studies

We are learning about national symbols and the people who founded the USA.


BrainPop Jr Soil Video
Where Does Soil Come From?
This week we will learn about natural recourses including soil and water.