Welcome to Mrs. Manika’s First Grade Class!
Week Of June 5th, 2017
Religion: Chapter 10: We Celebrate the Gift of Eucharist: Jesus is present throughout the Eucharistic liturgy, especially in the consecrated bread and wine.
Pentecost Sunday: God the Father sends Jesus to his apostles so that they may receive the Holy Spirit!
In an effort to serve others during Lent, the first grade children contributed to our classroom CRS Rice Bowl. Thank you for your amazing generosity!
As members of the St. Leonard Community of Catholics, we pray together, serve one another and have fun!
English/Language Arts (ELA): Basal Reader: Take Me There
Unit 5 Week 6: The True Story of Abbie Burgess / The Bravest Cat!
Please make sure your child can fluently read the stories in this reader!!! Weekly stories should be read every night!!! Also, please make sure your child is completing his/her weekly Reading Padlet assignment.
Comprehension: Fiction vs. Non-Fiction / Main Idea / Plot / Setting / Sequencing / Cause and Effect
Language: ABC Order / Present (-ing) and Past Tenses (-ed) / Contractions / Comparatives -er and -est / Adjectives / Possessives
Sentence Building: 1. Every sentence must explain a person or thing doing something. 2.Every sentence begins with a capital letter. 3. Every sentence ends with an ending mark ( a period, a question mark, or an exclamation point).
Spelling: all short and long vowel sounds; vowel patterns ew and ue / blends and digraphs / -s, -ed,and -ing suffixes (endings) /inflected ending -es and plural -es
Math: Time to the Hour; Counting by 2s, 5s, and 10s to 120; Ordinal Numbers
Addition Concepts: Counting on to add; Using “doubles” to add;
Adding three addends; Interpreting story problems to add three addends
Subtraction Concepts: Counting back to subtract; Think addition to subtract; Subtract by breaking apart to make a ten
Addition and Subtraction Concepts: Fact Families; Using subtraction to check addition
Count and Model Numbers: Counting to 120; Understanding Place Value to 100
*Please make sure your child is completing his/her IXL assignments.* IXL tasks will improve your child’s ability to recall his/her basic addition and subtraction facts.
Science and Social Studies: Weather: “March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb!” The results are in! There were seventeen (17) “Lamb School Days” in March and six (6) “Lion School Days”! Boy did we have fun every day using our comparison subtraction skills to determine “How many more “Lamb Days” than “Lion Days” there were!” There were 11 more “Lamb Days” than “Lion Days” because 17- 6 =11.
Earth Week: The first grade students learned that it is very important to take care of the Earth for future generations. They pledged to take care of the Earth in a variety of ways including to remember to reduce, reuse, and recycle as often as possible!
“Life Cycle of A Butterfly!”: We observed our caterpillars change to chrysalis’ and then to butterflies. The butterflies were released into their proper environment on Friday, April 28th. It sure was fun to watch them fly away!
Memorial Day: We will never forget those who served our country!
School Office: (708) 749-3666
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Weekly Spelling List/Spelling City:
*Please note that there will be no more spelling tests this year. Please visit Spelling City throughout the summer so you can practice your first grade spelling words!!! The words will remain on Spelling City for the entire summer!!!*
Important Dates To Remember:
Week of June 5th: Spirit Week! No hot lunch service. Cold lunches must be brought from home.
Monday, June 5th: Crazy Hair Day!
Tuesday, June 6th: Twin Day! Dress like your teacher!
Wednesday, June 7th: Fun Day! The first grade color is yellow! Please have your child wear yellow to school that day!
Thursday, June 8th: Last Day of School! No extended day program!
Happy Summer to all of the Fabulous First Graders!!!
Our First Grade Thanksgiving Feast!
We made our own butter!
We thanked God for “All Our Good Gifts” and shared a wonderful feast! A very special thank you to all the first grade parents who contributed menu items to our feast as well as to Mrs. Fagan and Mrs. Cisneros for volunteering to help serve our meal! Thank you from the bottom of our tummies!
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