First grade is a very exciting year filled with many activities and experiences which foster both the spiritual and academic growth of each child. We enjoy each day together as we learn, celebrate, share and live our Catholic faith. Visit our webpage often to see what’s going on in grade one!

FIRST GRADE NEWS!

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DECEMBER 2019

WOW!  Time is passing so quickly.  We are more than half way to our 100 days of school celebration!

 

 

We are becoming better readers everyday!  We just finished the second of 6 books in the reading program. Remember to practice our weekly words every day.  Making cards to play the memory game or spellingcity.com are great ways to make practice fun!  Ask your child how to “tap” out words as well. Our writing skills have also improved.  We are now writing several sentences in our weekly journals. Soon we will be writing stories using our weekly spelling words. 

During this Advent season we are preparing our hearts for Jesus.  With our 7th grade prayer partners we are coordinating a “Baby Shower for Jesus”. We made posters which are hanging throughout the school to remind our friends of this important project.  We will also be sending Color a Smile pictures to our nursing home friends as well as Sr. Pat and Sr. Anne.
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We were so excited when St. Nicholas surprised us with treats in our shoes!  Upcoming fun events include making gingerbread dough ornaments, Polar Express Day and of course our annual Christmas Pageant. December in the first grade is very busy and so much fun!

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In math we are continuing to learn strategies to help master our addition and subtraction facts.  Using these strategies has been very helpful for our weekly timed math facts tests. Remember that Xtra math is a great way to practice math facts.  We continue to WOW Mrs. Nocchi with our mental math skills.  We never realized how much fun math can be!

We love going to the science lab!  We are having hands on fun learning about the three forms of matter.   We will compare the properties of matter, predict how heating and cooling change matter and observe what happens when we mix different types of matter.  Seasonal STEM projects are some of our favorite activities.  Making Thanksgiving feast tables and designing and creating Christmas trees is so much fun!

We are so excited to learn more about out wonderful country through our Gingerbread Man Project.  Where will he go?  We can’t wait to start receiving postcards from his journey throughout the USA.  Stop in our classroom to see the postcards we receive.

 

We will be learning about holiday traditions throughout the world.  Come to our classroom to read about our favorite Christmas traditions

 

Please remember to send in a healthy snack each day and remember to check your child’s supply bag to be sure he/she has everything needed including 4 sharpened pencils (with erasers) each day!  Replenish glue sticks and crayons as needed.