Mrs. Macchia's First Grade Class

Week of October 3rd, 2022


Progress Reports will be posted today in the Parent Portal.

There is no school Friday, October 7th or Monday, October 10th for Staff Development.

The Pop Pop Fundraiser continues through the end of the week.

Our field trip to Cottage Farms is Wednesday, October 12th. I am so excited for this trip, I know the children will have a wonderful time.

Tuesday, October 18th is our Open House and Report Card pick up 4:00-6:00pm at the school. I am hoping to see everyone here. Thank you!

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.

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.


Throughout the week we will read many books. Here are a few books we will read this week.
Read Aloud- What if You Had Animal Teeth? by Sandra Markle

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: went, where, you

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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: hot, ran, be, fast, if, has, he, hand, his, got, went, your

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 th, ng, -ing, -ed, ee.

We are identifying verbs and nouns.

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.

We are writing complete sentences.


This week in math we are continuing our study of place value.
Place Value Song For Kids | Ones, Tens, & Hundreds | 1st - 3rd Grade

Social Studies

Students will learn about what it looks like to be a good citizen.


This week we will continue our study of energy.