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Week of Feb. 26-March 2

Week of Feb. 26-March 2:

Reading-

  • Reading Story- “The Big Trip” and “Lewis and Clark’s Big Trip”
  • Skill- compare and contrast and dialogue
  • Grammar- compound sentences
  • Phonics-vowel pairs -ee and -ea, e-consonant e pattern, final -ng and-nk
  • Writing- Students will write about a place where they’d like to travel
  • High Frequency Words- there, by, sure, could, don’t, car, about, maybe

Math-

  • Story problems with comparisons
  • Measurement with inches
  • Measurement tables
  • Comparison and rotation of shapes

Religion- We continue to learn about the season of Lent as we work on our Stations of the Cross booklet and our Lenten chain of Good deeds.

Science-  Students will learn about the saguaro cactus: What lives in and around it and the lifecycle of it.

Social Studies- Students will continue to work on map skills by working on a classroom map and locating the title, compass rose, map key, symbols and cardinal directions.

Important Dates:

Tuesday, February 27-Spirit Day

Week of Feb. 15th

The Week of February 15th, 2018

Reading

  • Reading Story- Let’s Go to the Moon! and  Mae Jemison
  • Strategy & Skill Focus and Details- Main Idea & Details and Author’s Purpose
  • Grammar- Question sentences
  • Phonics- Long /o/ (CVCe, CV) and long /u/ (CVCe) introduce suffixes -y, -ful
  • Writing – Narrative writing

 

Math

  • Construct quick graphs and compare data
  • Interpret graphs with multiple rows
  • Use terms most and fewest to compare graphed data
  • Collect classroom data and create graphs with multiple rows
  • Express comparisons using appropriate terms
  • Create student generated graphs

Religion- Students will be completing a Stations of the Cross booklet during the season of Lent. We will be making footprints with some Lenten goals. As a class, we will work on shortening a 40-link chain as Easter grows near.  We will take off one link each day. On each link there is something to work on for that day.

Science-  Students will continue to learn about the Sonoran Desert.

Social Studies We are starting a new unit on geography.  We will learn basic map elements and find them on the maps. 

Reminders:

*Monday, Feb. 19th, no school, Presidents Day

*Tuesday, Feb. 20th, Out of Uniform, Caps, and Culvers & Conferences from 3pm-7pm

*Thank you for the valentines and sweet treats. We both had wonderful parties. Our “mission partners” are the best!

Week of February 12-16

Week of Feb. 12-16:

Reading-

  • We will be working on our unit benchmark test this week.
  • Writing- Poetry

Math-

  • We are also at the end of math unit, so we will be reviewing and taking the unit 5 test
  • Our next unit focuses on comparisons and data formats
  • We will be starting with simple graphs and comparisons
  • Making picture graph to compare
  • Making a quick graph to compare

Religion- Since it is the beginning of Lent, Father Wilson is coming to talk to us about Lent.  We will learn about Ash Wednesday and go to Mass Wednesday to participate in the Ash Wednesday Mass.  One of the projects we will do during Lent is to bury the Alleluia.  We will make a banner to “bury” and then take it out to celebrate Easter after our 40 days of Lent. We will continue in our text learning about the Holy Spirit.

Science- The Sonoran Desert continues to be our focus. We are moving from wildlife into the different vegetation.

Social Studies- We will be reviewing and taking our unit test on our unit about People and Traditions.

Important Dates:

Monday, February 12-Feb. and August birthday celebration-students with birthdays in those months, may be out of uniform

Tuesday, February 13- Valentines are due because our Valentine parties are in the afternoon. 

Wednesday, February 14-Ash Wednesday Mass, so there will be no Friday Mass.

Thursday, February 15 and Tuesday, February 20- conferences

***If you haven’t signed up for conferences, here is the link https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1PJC2lF4pxKjp-169DdL1_-QyuBBVfnW151hxvznh3Xg/edit

Monday, February 19-No School

Week of Feb. 5th

The Week of February 5th :

Reading

  • Reading Story- Animal Groups & Animal Picnic (play)
  • Strategy & Skill Focus and Details- Compare/contrast
  • Grammar- The verb be
  • Phonics- Long /i/ (CVCe), introduce digraphs kn, wr, gn, mb
  • Writing – Informative writing

 

Math

  • Solve problems with money using the fewest amount of coins
  • Solve story problems involving money
  • Find unknown addends in teen totals
  • Find unknown 10-partner or 100-partner
  • Solve teen subtraction problems
  • Practice basic math subtraction problems using flash cards
  • Unit 5 review
  • Unit 5 Test

Religion- Students will begin a chapter, The Church’s Guide. This chapter will introduce students to the Third Divine Person of the Holy Trinity. We will read and discuss how the Holy Spirit guides us.   

Science-  Students will continue to learn about the wild life in the Sonoran Desert.

Social Studies We will finish looking at a few more American heroes: Harriet Tubman, Dorothea Dix and Mary McLeod Bethune who helped with equal rights. 

Reminders:

*Magic Show/Tricks this Friday, Feb. 2nd- Both first grade rooms will be together to show their “magic.”

*Feb. 7 – Lakeville Drive Day, morning only

*Please have your child bring in an undecorated shoe box by Friday. If you have an extra one, we could use it. We exchange valentines. Let your classroom teacher know if you need a class roster.

*Thanks to all of you that made Catholic Schools Week so much fun. Those that volunteered and those that joined us for the activities is what makes All Saints such a great community.

The Week of February 5th :

Reading

  • Reading Story- Animal Groups & Animal Picnic (play)
  • Strategy & Skill Focus and Details- Compare/contrast
  • Grammar- The verb be
  • Phonics- Long /i/ (CVCe), introduce digraphs kn, wr, gn, mb
  • Writing – Informative writing

 

Math

  • Solve problems with money using the fewest amount of coins
  • Solve story problems involving money
  • Find unknown addends in teen totals
  • Find unknown 10-partner or 100-partner
  • Solve teen subtraction problems
  • Practice basic math subtraction problems using flash cards
  • Unit 5 review
  • Unit 5 Test

Religion- Students will begin a chapter, The Church’s Guide. This chapter will introduce students to the Third Divine Person of the Holy Trinity. We will read and discuss how the Holy Spirit guides us.   

Science-  Students will continue to learn about the wild life in the Sonoran Desert.

Social Studies We will finish looking at a few more American heroes: Harriet Tubman, Dorothea Dix and Mary McLeod Bethune who helped with equal rights. 

Reminders:

*Magic Show/Tricks this Friday, Feb. 2nd- Both first grade rooms will be together to show their “magic.”

*Feb. 7 – Lakeville Drive Day, morning only

*Please have your child bring in an undecorated shoe box by Friday. If you have an extra one, we could use it. We exchange valentines. Let your classroom teacher know if you need a class roster.

*Thanks to all of you that made Catholic Schools Week so much fun. Those that volunteered and those that joined us for the activities is what makes All Saints such a great community.

The Week of February 5th :

Reading

  • Reading Story- Animal Groups & Animal Picnic (play)
  • Strategy & Skill Focus and Details- Compare/contrast
  • Grammar- The verb be
  • Phonics- Long /i/ (CVCe), introduce digraphs kn, wr, gn, mb
  • Writing – Informative writing

 

Math

  • Solve problems with money using the fewest amount of coins
  • Solve story problems involving money
  • Find unknown addends in teen totals
  • Find unknown 10-partner or 100-partner
  • Solve teen subtraction problems
  • Practice basic math subtraction problems using flash cards
  • Unit 5 review
  • Unit 5 Test

Religion- Students will begin a chapter, The Church’s Guide. This chapter will introduce students to the Third Divine Person of the Holy Trinity. We will read and discuss how the Holy Spirit guides us.   

Science-  Students will continue to learn about the wild life in the Sonoran Desert.

Social Studies We will finish looking at a few more American heroes: Harriet Tubman, Dorothea Dix and Mary McLeod Bethune who helped with equal rights. 

Reminders:

*Magic Show/Tricks this Friday, Feb. 2nd- Both first grade rooms will be together to show their “magic.”

*Feb. 7 – Lakeville Drive Day, morning only

*Please have your child bring in an undecorated shoe box by Friday. If you have an extra one, we could use it. We exchange valentines. Let your classroom teacher know if you need a class roster.

*Thanks to all of you that made Catholic Schools Week so much fun. Those that volunteered and those that joined us for the activities is what makes All Saints such a great community.

We all looked so great in our red, white and blue to celebrate our Nation for Catholic Schools Week.
Our Care-a-Thon project this afternoon is making welcome cards for new parishioners.  This is a favorite part of the packets for many new people!

Adoration with the 8th Graders

For Community Day, we got together with the 8th Graders. They sang songs with us, read Scripture about Jesus being the fisher of men and then gave us a fish to write down a way we can be a fisher of men ourselves. We also had silent prayer time to pray for our needs and the needs of others.

First Grade Blog for the Week of Jan 29-Feb. 2

Week of Jan. 29-Feb. 2: We will still be working on many of the same skills as last week because of the snow days this week.

Reading-

  • Reading Story- “The Big Race” and “Rules and Laws”
  • Skill- drawing conclusions and more cause and effect
  • Grammar- verbs and time (ex. has/have, play, played)
  • Phonics-words with a-consonant-silent e pattern, soft g and c sounds
  • Writing- Introduction on note taking
  • High Frequency Words- four, over, two, five, starts, watch, into, three

Math-

  • Solving coin problems using the make a ten strategy
  • Exploring the 100’s chart for number relationships
  • Adding ones and tens to any number
  • Finding the 100 partner to a decade problem (ex. 60+ ____=100)

Religion- Exploring more about praying to the Lord.  For our Community Day, the eighth graders are going to be our partners as we pray at Adoration.  We will also work on our unit review.

Science- We will begin a desert unit that focuses on the Sonoran Desert. This week we will be introduced to the desert and learn about some of the animals that live there.

Social Studies- We will be reading a biography and writing about the person we are learning about.  Watch for these to come home on Monday night.  The children will need the book again on Tuesday, so please help them remember to bring it back. 😊

Important Dates:

Please send a shoebox with your child for their Valentine box by Friday, Feb. 9.

In celebration of Catholic Schools Week we are inviting any first grade student to perform a “magic trick” for the students. 😊

**Look for information about Catholic Schools Week events starting on Sunday, January 29 in Mrs. Margarit’s newsletter or on the All Saints website.

First Grade Blog for the Week of Jan 22-26

Week of Jan. 22-26:

Reading-

  • Reading Story- “The Big Race” and “Rules and Laws”
  • Skill- drawing conclusions and more cause and effect
  • Grammar- verbs and time (ex. has/have, play, played)
  • Phonics-words with a-consonant-silent e pattern, soft g and c sounds
  • Writing- Introduction on note taking
  • High Frequency Words- four, over, two, five, starts, watch, into, three

Math-

  • Solving coin problems using the make a ten strategy
  • Exploring the 100’s chart for number relationships
  • Adding ones and tens to any number
  • Finding the 100 partner to a decade problem (ex. 60+ ____=100)

Religion- Exploring more about praying to the Lord.  For our Community Day, the eighth graders are going to be our partners as we pray at Adoration.  We will also work on our unit review.

Science- We will begin a desert unit that focuses on the Sonoran Desert. This week we will be introduced to the desert and learn about some of the animals that live there.

Social Studies- We will be reading a biography and writing about the person we are learning about.  Watch for these to come home on Monday night.  The children will need the book again on Tuesday, so please help them remember to bring it back. 😊

Important Dates:

Friday, Jan. 19-Can wear a purple/Viking shirt with uniform pants

Monday, Jan 22-Lakeville and Farmington Parent Drive Day

Monday and Tuesday, Jan 22-23-Mrs. LaBounty will not be here.  Mrs. Hamilton will be her sub.  Please send any notes to her or notify the office for changes in your child’s schedule.

**Watch for information coming home about Catholic Schools Week starting on Sunday, January 29.

We had a lot of fun at Team time today!  We made snowman with marshmallows.  We awarded some students for the tallest snowman, most creative snowman, best decorated snowman and the snowman that looked most like a real snowman.  Mrs. Mundy and I had a tough time judging.  She judged our class and I judged her class.  They will be out in the hallway to see how wonderful they ALL looked.

Next week in First Grade

The Week of January 15th  :

Reading

  • Reading Story- Seasons & Four Seasons for Animals
  • Strategy & Skill Focus and Details- Visualize, cause and effect
  • Grammar- Subjects and verbs
  • Phonics- Diagraphs: sh, wh, ph and contractions with ‘s & n’t
  • Writing – Sentences that inform

 

Math

  • Use simple drawings to represent dimes and pennies
  • Associate dimes and pennies to tens and ones
  • Use dimes, nickels and pennies to make given amounts
  • Use 10-groups and ones to count large quantities
  • Write numbers to 100 in order
  • Detect the pattern that is formed when adding 10 to a two-digit number
  • Explore the hundred grid
  • Find the hundred partner of a decade number

Religion- We will recognize and learn how to engage in Catholic forms of personal and communal prayer and ways of deepening one’s spiritual life. We will define prayer as talking to and listening to God as well as learning formal prayers. First grade students will discover that the Lord’s prayer is the prayer that Jesus taught his followers.

Science-  Students will complete their dental health unit.

Social Studies We are finishing our Martin Luther King Jr. puppets and we’ll share a fascinating fact about him with the class.

Reminders:

*January 15th – no school, Martin Luther King Jr. Day

*A big thank you to all who sent marshmallows!

* January 16th – Out of Uniform/Caps for Community/Culver’s

*January 18th (Thursday) – No Farmington Afternoon Bus

*January 20 (Saturday)- PTO Movie Night, Murphy Hall – 6 PM-8:30 PM

First Grade Blog for the week of January 8-12

Week of Jan. 8-12:

Reading-

  • Reading Story- “How the Leopard Got His Spots” and “The Rain Forest”
  • Skill- sequence of events in a story and questioning as you read
  • Grammar- Using command sentences
  • Phonics- digraphs -ch and -tch, possessives with ‘s
  • Writing- informational writing about a rain forest animal
  • High Frequency Words- been, brown, never, off, know, out, own, very

Math-

  • Adding 2-digit numbers to a single digit number
  • Practice counting on from a 2-digit number
  • Exploring dimes and pennies
  • Grouping pennies into dimes

Religion- Jesus teaches us love through the Ten Commandments.  We learn that the Commandments are laws made for people to obey.  The Great Commandment teaches us to love God above all else and love others as you love yourself. 

Science- Students will be learning about dental health.  Watch for new toothbrushes and toothpaste coming home.

Social Studies- We will be learning about another American hero, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and why we celebrate him with a holiday on Monday, January 15. We’ll be making a puppet of him to share some facts we learn. 😊

Important Dates:

Tuesday, January 9-January and July birthday celebrations, students with birthdays in those months may be out of uniform

 

2nd notice about Raz-Kids- if you are interested in purchasing Raz-Kids through the school for $5.00 (it normally costs over $100), contact Mrs. Thompson at jthompson@allsaintschurch.com

*We are doing a STEM project using marshmallows.  We need a few families to donate a bag of large marshmallows.  They are needed by Thursday, January 11th.  Thank you.

First Grade Blog - Jan. 2nd

The Week of January 2nd :

Reading

  • Reading Story- At Home in the Ocean & Water
  • Strategy & Skill Focus and Details- Author’s Purpose and Details
  • Grammar- Proper Nouns
  • Phonics- Diagraph /th/ and intro to word endings -s, -ed, -es, -ing
  • Writing – Sentences that inform

 

Math

  • Add two 1-digit numbers, add two decade numbers and add a 1-digit number and a decade number
  • Add 2-digit numbers using the counting on strategy
  • Practice counting on to the next decade number
  • 2-digit addition games
  • Chapter 4 review
  • Chapter 4 Test

Religion- We will look at how Jesus’ healing actions show God’s power and love.

Science-  Students will read an informational text from their hard-covered reader, Water. We will look at different forms of water and practice looking at/reading diagrams

Social Studies Students will look at special holidays: Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Presidents’ Day, Cinco de Mayo

Reminders:

*January 1st – no school, New Year’s Day

*A big thank you to all of the volunteers at our Christmas Parties!  

* January 15th- no school, Martin Luther King Day

Merry Christmas to all my wonderful families!  I pray that you have a lovely, healthy and safe Christmas.
 
Thank you to all the parents who helped make and run the Christmas party today.  It was enjoyed by everyone!
 
See you in 2018!
The Firsties did a marvelous job acting out the Nativity today for Mrs. Mundy's class.  Thank you to all the people that sent in costume supplies, Baby Jesus, the manger and especially Henry, his grandma and Mrs. Clark for many of the beautiful costumes we used.  This will certainly get their hearts focused on Jesus this Christmas!

Weeks of Dec. 11 and 18

The Weeks of December 11 and December 18th:

Reading

  • Reading Story- Benchmark 2 Reading Test will be covered in all areas
  • Spelling- Review spelling list week of Dec. 11th. No spelling test week of Dec. 18th.
  • Strategy-
  • Grammar-
  • Phonics-
  • Writing All About Me project
  • Math
  • Solve story problems that have teen totals
  • Use the “make a ten” strategy to solve teen totals
  • Identify tens and ones in two digit numbers
  • Represent 2-digit numbers with place value pictures
  • Adding 2-digit plus 1-digit numbers by counting on
  • Combining groups of 10 ones and renaming as one ten

Religion- Students will continue to learn about Advent and Christmas. Students will act out the Nativity Story for each other.  We will also look at how Jesus’ healing actions show God’s power and love.

Science-  Students will continue to work/learn about animal hibernation and winter living. We will also do a candy cane experiment using the Scientific Method.

Social Studies Introduce and make a timeline about ourselves. Students will look at different Christmas celebrations around the world.

Reminders:

*Report Cards can be viewed on Cornerstone, Friday, December 8th  

*Book Orders Due – Friday, December 8th

*Hour of Code – Students may access coding games at www.code.org

*RAZ Kids – If you are interested in purchasing a yearly subscription through the school for $5, contact Jean Thompson – jthompson@allsaintschurch.com

*Dec. 12 – June and December Birthday treats – no uniform for these birthday students

*Dec. 14th – Christmas Concert, 7 PM in the church worship space -meet in assigned pew no earlier than 6:45.

*Dec. 21st – Class Christmas Parties, 1:00-2:00

*December 22nd – No School, Christmas Break begins