Newsletter

October 9th-13th

Dear Parents,

We had a a lot of fun this week building our Towns! Thank you for making the neighborhood building possible with all of your donated boxes :).


The Cottleville Fire Department is coming to visit us on Monday to teach the First Grade about fire safety.


This week we will continue our lessons in Saxon we started last week. So our Phonics Assessment and Spelling Test will be on Wednesday of this week since the lessons were split.


* Please let me know if you are available to volunteer for our Pumpkin Lab happening on OCtober 16th at 10-11 am here in the Father Pezold room! I am in need of at least 4 more volunteers :)

Week's Plans

Phonics

Students will be learning how to spell with ck and k. There will be a spelling test and phonics assessment on Wednesday.

Religion

In Religion this week, we will continue to learn about the 100th Anniversary of the Apparitions of Mary in Fatima, Portugal which is on October 13th. We will also learn the prayers of the rosary.

Reading

We will be reading Mrs. Brice's Mice and working on pre-reading, comprehension strategies, and vocabulary.

Please have your child read to/with you for 10 minutes each night to reinforce the phonics’ skills that he/she is learning in class. Keep a record of when your child reads and record it on their monthly reading log that went home on Friday. This should be turned in at the end of October and you will be given a new reading log for November.

In our Phonics lessons this week, we will learn how to read and spell:

* digraph ck

* consonant k in the final position of words

* blend sm

Writing

The class will write their first Key Word Outline. Students will learn how to select important words from sentences to create an outline. They will then practice retelling the story using only the key words in their outlines. They will also learn how to add –ly adverbs in front of verbs.

Science: We will be learning about Pumpkins this week.


Math: This week in Math, we will continue learning strategies for subtraction in Chapter 4. We will also learn the relationship between addition and subtraction in fact families.

Please have your child practice their math facts using Xtramath.

Tests and Reminders

October 10th

Living Rosary 2:00 p.m.


October 11

Spelling Test on Wednesday:


Spelling List (3) can be found on the website under Links and Resources:


As, is, so, its, sit, and, did, last, stop, land

I stop a lot.

I did at last.

Phonics Assessment


October 12th

High Frequency word test has been moved to Thursday for our class


October 13th

end of 1st quarter


October 16th

Pumpkin Lab


October 18th

FIRST GRADE FAMILY HOLY HOUR!


· Sign of the Cross prayer test is on October 19th.