Mrs. Macchia's First Grade Class

Week September 12th, 2022


Progress Reports will be posted to the Parent Portal on Wednesday, September 14th.

Homecoming Week will be celebrated the week of 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 23rf: Wildcat Spirit Day

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.
This Very Tree
Amazing Grace by Mary Hoffman | Read Aloud for Kids
📚 Kids Book Read Aloud: THE RELATIVES CAME by Cynthia Rylant and Stephen Gammell

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: play, said, up, you, it, are, will.

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We will have a practice 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: on, no, not, top, pop, up, I, in, it, pin, tip, go.

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 letter f, H, and G.

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

ABC Fun | Alphabet Letters and Sounds | Science of Reading | Phonics Song | EduTunes With Miss Jenny
Onset and Rime

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 self connections in our journal entries.


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.

Social Studies

Students will learn about government and citizens.


This week we will learn about matter.