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                         Welcome to Mrs. Manika’s First Grade Class!

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                                                  It is fabulous to be in first grade!

                         Week Of April 24th, 2017

Religion: Chapter 9:  Faith in Action- Caring for the human person and all of God’s Creation           Easter Season:  Jesus has risen from the dead!  Alleluia! Alleluia!     

In an effort to serve others during Lent, please encourage your child to contribute to our classroom CRS Rice Bowl.  This week we will learn about Dita in Ethiopia and how our contributions will help her as well as her family.  Thank you for your 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 1: A Big Day for Jay / Lost!

This week we are beginning a new basal reader which is considerably more difficult.  Please make sure your child can fluently read the stories in this reader!!!  Also, please make sure your child is completing his/her weekly Reading Padlet assignment.         

Comprehension:  Fiction vs. Non-Fiction / Main Idea / Plot / Predicting

Language:  ABC Order / Present (-ing) and Past Tenses (-ed) / Contractions /                             Multiple-Meaning Words / Adjectives / “SPRING” Acrostic

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; focus on long e / blends and digraphs / -s, -ed,               and -ing suffixes (endings)

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                     

        *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!”



Contact Information: 

School Office: (708) 749-3666
Email Address: cmanika@stleonardschool.org


Weekly Homework Sheet:  April 24th, 2017

Reading Padlet Information


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Weekly Spelling List/Spelling City:

April 24th, 2017: Orange List

April 24th, 2017: Yellow List



Important Dates To Remember:

Tuesday, April 4th: SLPA Novy’s Beef Night – Berwyn!  

                                    Hope to see you there!  Meet Bears Hall of Fame                         Defensive End Richard Dent, “The Sack Man”!

Wednesday, April 5th: All School Mass! – Please join us!                              

Friday, April 7th: Spelling Test: The Real Gift /Arthur’s Reading Race


Saturday, April 8th:  Mother/Son Bowling!














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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