Mrs. Macchia's First Grade Class

Week September 19th, 2022


Grades were posted to the Parent Portal last week and I am trying to send home graded work in the Monday folders. Please let me know if you have any questions. Thank you!

Homecoming Week is this week, September 19th - 23rd.

The dress up days are optional if your child would like to participate. The days include:

Monday, September 19th: Dress as your favorite celebrity

Tuesday, September 20th: Show off your tie-dye

Wednesday, September 21st: Holiday Day, pick your favorite holiday gear - no costumes please-

Thursday, September 22nd: Dress like a tourist

Friday, September 23rd: Wildcat Spirit Day, Willy the Wildcat pictures $3.00

Please return the field trip paperwork and money ASAP, we will need to know how many t-shirts to order and what sizes we will need. Thank you!

This Week:


Students will determine the purpose for reading and writing while also making connections. Connections include text to self, text to text, and text to world connections.


Throughout the week we will read many books. Here are a few books we will read this week.
When Lightning Comes in a Jar by Patricia Polacco
STAND TALL MOLLY LOU MELON Book Read Aloud | Teach Kids about Bullying | Children's Books Read Aloud
It Looked Like Spilt Milk - a read out loud story book

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, in, got, my, for, into.

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We will have a spelling test this week. Please practice these words with your children in order to prepare them for the spelling test on Friday. Thank you!

The spelling words this week are: A, an, at, tap, lot, nap, tan, zip, lap, pit.

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 K, C, and B. We will also learn about spelling with the letters C and K.

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

Below is a video lesson to explain if the C or K is used at the beginning of a one syllable word.

Spelling Rule for C v. K
ABC Fun | Alphabet Letters and Sounds | Science of Reading | Phonics Song | EduTunes With Miss Jenny

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 we are focusing on making text to text and text to world connections in our journal entries. We are also practicing how to write a complete sentence.


This week in math we are continuing our study of adding and subtracting numbers. We are using many different strategies to accomplish this task. Children are using ten frames, number lines, number charts, counters, and rekenreks.

We will also compose 10 using 2 or more addends and finding the missing addends.

Social Studies

Students will learn about government and citizens.


This week we will learn about matter, specifically the difference between solids and liquids.