2021-2022 School Year

 

Mathematics / 1st Grade

 

 

 

2020-2021 School Year

Catholic Schools Week was a great success! We wore crazy socks! We went ice skating! We wore our favorite team shirts! It was a great week to celebrate our school!

We made it to 2021! We jumped right back into learning. We have learned how to tell time to the hour and half hour! We have learned about compound words and contractions in Reading. We are learning about life cycles in science. It has been a great start to the new year! 

December was different this year. We were able to do a Christmas Program, virtually. We learned our songs and sang them as individual classes so they could be recorded for a gift to our parents. Thank you to all parents for your support and understanding as we try to stay focused on God and live for Him. 

November came and went! We learned about Thanksgiving and different traditions each family has in our own classroom. We learned about Veteran’s Day and how important it is to say Thank you to veteran’s for serving our country, keeping us safe and protecting our freedom. 

October was full of fun activities! We shoveled sidewalks this year for our Work-a-thon, instead of raking. It was fun to do something different for the community. We were also able to do some Halloween activities while still maintain guidelines. 

September has flown by! I am glad we were able to stay in school the entire month! We have reviewed our letters, sounds, numbers, and practiced writing different words and numbers to 120. It has been a great start to the new school year!

Welcome to first grade! We are excited to be back in school. Not having students in class since last March, it has been quiet. I am very excited to have students back in school and being able to visit in person. We are  going to start a new reading curriculum this year and it will be full of fun hands-on learning. I can’t wait to share it with the first graders!

2019-2020 School Year 

WE MADE IT TO THE END OF THE YEAR!

Distant Learning Reflection

 We learned about Ben Franklin and made our own kites, as you can see Brynn with the kite she made. We learned about Alexander Graham Bell, who invented the telephone, so we made our own telephones, a you can see Lane with his. We made Cross sun catchers for Easter, as you can see Emily holding her cross. We recognized birthdays that we were not able to celebrate in class as you can see with Reed and Zane holding their wooden pencils with their initials wood burned on. Ryker is showing the shirts we received from Thrivent Financial. We made appreciation gifts for our police officers, as you can see Bentley with his appreciation letter.  We made bookmarks for the medical staff. The first graders were busy learning and applying what they have learned to projects that gave them hands on opportunities. Way to go first graders! 

The First Graders have been working hard at all their projects and hands-on activities. Keep up the great work that keeps coming in! You are doing an amazing job on your school work! 

Hello First Graders!

This week is full of projects. You have one to make for the Police Officers, one for the Medical Staff, one for your mom, one for your dad, and one for your “new” teacher – your parents! Giving your parents a thank you shows how much we appreciate them and all they are doing for you during this time. Take advantage of doing special things for them to surprise them to show how much you appreciate them this week! I miss all of you and hope to see you soon!

Blessings,

Mrs. DiGiovanni

Hello First Graders!

The yearbook order form is here! It is included in the packet that will be picked up on Monday. There are also many projects in the packets to do over the upcoming week. I hope you are all healthy and safe. I miss you all.

Week 7 of Distant Learning at Home

Reading: Ask and answer questions about key details in a text. Retell stories, including key details, and demonstrate understanding of their central message or lesson. Describe characters, settings, and major events in a story using key details.  Phonics focus is diphthong ou /ou/ and syllables VCV, such as siren. Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words. Use knowledge that every syllable must have a vowel sound to determine the number of syllables. Use conventional spelling for words with common spelling patterns and for frequently occurring irregular words. Produce and expand complete simple and compound declarative, interrogative, imperative, and exclamatory sentences in response to prompts. Recognize the distinguishing features of a sentence, such as: first word, capitalization, ending punctuation. 

 

Spelling Words

mouth

house

found

our

out

cloud

ouch

shout

round

count

High Frequency Words

door

loved

should

wood

toward

Math: Chapter 20 Subtraction facts Through 20 on pages 579-600. The objectives include: Subtract by using a double fact. Subtract from 13 and 14, using related addition facts. Subtraction from 15 and 16 using related addition facts. Subtract from 17 through 20 by relating addition to subtraction. Find missing addends by relating addition and subtraction. Use addition and subtraction to make fact families. Solve problems with too much information. 

Hello All First Grade Families,

I miss seeing all your smiling faces and joy you bring to school every day. I hope you are all well and enjoying the spring weather. I sure am enjoying the warmer sunny days. It is great to go for a walk outside and see God’s creation come to life as spring continues to come alive. 

Blessings,

Mrs. DiGiovanni

Week 6 of Distant Learning at Home
Reading: Ask and answer questions about key details in a text. Describe
characters, settings, and major events in a story using key details.  Phonics focus is
diphthong ow/ou/ and two-syllable words that end with a consonant plus le (C+le),
such as turtle. Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in
decoding words. Use knowledge that every syllable must have a vowel sound to
determine the number of syllables. Use conventional spelling for words with
common spelling patterns and for frequently occurring irregular words. Produce and
expand complete simple and compound declarative, interrogative, imperative, and
exclamatory sentences in response to prompts.
Spelling Words
how
town
down
now
brown
cow
clown
frown
crowd
growl
High Frequency Words
along
behind
eyes

never
pulling
Math: Chapter 19 Addition Facts through 20 Pages 555-578. The objectives for
this chapter include: 1. Find doubles and doubles plus one for sums through 20. Add
numbers 1 through 10 to the number 10. Make a 10 as a strategy to learn addition
facts. Use different strategies to practice addition. Use parts and wholes to find
different names for the same number. Find the sum of three numbers. Write a
number sentence to solve a problem.

 

Hello to all my first graders! I really miss seeing your faces in the classroom. I hope you are all doing well, staying healthy, and enjoying the extra time you get with your family. I hope your Easter was full of fun and God’s love pouring out as we remember His love has set us free!

Love,

Mrs. DiGiovanni

 

Easter Is Coming Pictures, Photos, and Images for Facebook, Tumblr ...

I miss you all! Stay healthy and enjoy the extra family time as Spring continues to show it’s presence!

Love,

Mrs. DiGiovanni

What we are learning this week:

March 2-6

Spelling Words

pillow

blow

snow

row

yellow

loaf

coat

soap

road

boat

High Frequency Words

found

mouth

once

took

wild

Reading: Identify the main purpose of text, including what the author wants to answer, explain, or describe. Identify the reasons an author gives to support points in a text.  Phonics focus is long o: oa, ow and three letter blends.  Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words. Know final -e and common vowel team conventions for representing long vowel sounds. Use conventional spelling for words with common spelling patterns and for frequently occurring irregular words. Demonstrate command of the conventions of Standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking. Use frequently occurring adjectives.

Math: Skip counting by 2, 5, 10. Number patterns to 100.
Social Studies: Learning about culture and art. Learning about individual talents. Learning about maps and globes. Where we live in the world, the continents and oceans.

February 24-28

Spelling Words

eat

sea

each

team

please

dream

treat

beach

clean

lean

High Frequency Words

colors

draw

great

over

sign

Reading: Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.  Phonics focus is long e: ea and Inflected Endings. Retell stories, including key details, and demonstrate understanding of their central message or lesson Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words. Know final -e and common vowel team conventions for representing long vowel sounds. Read words with inflectional endings. Use conventional spelling for words with common spelling patterns and for frequently occurring irregular words. Demonstrate command of the conventions of Standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking. Use frequently occurring adjectives.

Math: Compare two numbers using greater than, less than, or equal to. Number patterns to 100.
Social Studies: Learning about culture and art. Learning about individual talents. Learning about maps and globes.

February 18-21, 2020

Spelling Words

train

way

tail

play

day

may

rain

gray

mail

afraid

High Frequency Words

about

enjoy

give

surprise

would

Reading: Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.  Phonics focus is long a: ai, ay, and possessives. Use illustrations and details in a story to describe its characters, setting, or events. Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words. Know final -e and common vowel team conventions for representing long vowel sounds. Use conventional spelling for words with common spelling patterns and for frequently occurring irregular words. Demonstrate command of the conventions of Standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking. Use frequently occurring adjectives.

Math: Continue to order numbers through 100. Identify ordinal numbers from first through tenth. Learn to estimate about how many using a group of ten.
Social Studies: Learn about cultures, beliefs, customs, traditions, and celebrations.

February 11-14

Spelling Words

bigger

biggest

faster

fastest

slower

slowest

shorter

shortest

sadder

saddest

High Frequency Words

before

does

good-bye

oh

right

Reading: Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.  Phonics focus is comparative endings -er, est, and dge/j/. Retell stories, including key details, and demonstrate understanding of their central message or lesson. Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words. Decode regularly spelled one-syllable words. Demonstrate command of the conventions of Standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing. Use an apostrophe to form contractions and frequently occurring possessives. Practice using words that contain contractions with not.  

Math: Order numbers through 100. Identify ordinal numbers from first through tenth. Learn to estimate about how many using a group of ten.
Science: We will be finishing up the life cycles, focusing on the cycle of a caterpillar.

February 3-7

Spelling Words

her

first

bird

girl

burn

were

shirt

fur

hurt

sir

High Frequency Words

done

know

push

visit

wait

Reading: Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.  Phonics focus is r-controlled er, ir, ur, and contractions ‘s, ‘ve, ‘re. Distinguish between information provided by pictures or other illustrations and information provided by the words in the text. Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words. Decode regularly spelled one-syllable words. Demonstrate command of the conventions of Standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking. Use verbs to convey a sense of past, present, and future (Yesterday, I walked home. Today, I walk home. Tomorrow I will walk home).

Math: Continuing from last week. Make, count, and write tens. Regroup objects into tens and ones and write the number. Model, identify, read, and write numbers through 100.
Science: We will be learning about the life cycles, focusing on the cycle of a caterpillar.

 

January 27-31, 2020

Spelling Words

ask

asked

plan

planned

help

helped

jog

jogged

call

called

High Frequency Words

afraid

again

few

how

read

Reading: Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.  Phonics focus is ending -ed, -ing, and r-controlled ar. Describe characters, settings, and major events in a story using key details. Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words. Read words with inflectional endings. Demonstrate command of the conventions of Standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking. Use verbs to convey a sense of past, present, and future (Yesterday, I walked home. Today, I walk home. Tomorrow I will walk home).

Math: Make, count, and write tens. Regroup objects into tens and ones and write the number. Model, identify, read, and write numbers through 100.
Science: Learning about tools used in science and ways to use them to measure.

This week, there will be two books sent home today to read with your child along with spelling words. No math homework due to Catholic Schools Week! Thank you for all you do to help your child succeed in their learning journey. Keep up the Great work!        

          -Mrs. DiGiovanni

This week dress up days:

Monday Jan 27- Dress like a farmer
Tuesday Jan 28- Crazy hair and dress day!
Wednesday Jan 29- Comfy Day
Thursday Jan 30- Sacred Heart School Wear Day
Friday Jan 31- Crazy socks or hat day

January

27-31 Catholic Schools Week

31 2 Hour Early Out – Fun Night/Dance 6pm

February

10 NO SCHOOL

17 NO SCHOOL

26 Ash Wednesday Mass

28 2 Hour Early Out – Fish Fry Grade 3

January 21-24, 2020

Spelling Words

fix               

fixes

class

classes

wish

wishes

kiss

kisses

bus

buses

High Frequency Words

away

friends

house

school

very

Reading: Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.  Phonics focus is ending -es, plural -es, and r-controlled or, ore. Retell stories, including key details, and demonstrate understanding of their central message. Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words. Decode two-syllable words following basic patterns by breaking the words into syllables. Demonstrate command of the conventions of Standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking. Use verbs to convey a sense of past, present, and future (yesterday, today, tomorrow), Use singular and plural nouns with matching verbs in basic sentences (He hops. We hop)

Math: Make, count, and write tens. Regroup objects into tens and ones and write the number. Model, identify, read, and write numbers through 100.
Science: Learning about tools used in science and ways to use them to measure.

Great Smiles!

Hat Day for their AWESOMENESS!!!!

January 13-17, 2020

Spelling Words

bring

trunk

pink

bank

sang

wing

rink

blank

rang

sunk

High Frequency Words

every

sure

own

were

homemade

Reading: Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.  Phonics focus is final ng, nk, and compound words. Describe characters, settings, and major events in a story using key details. Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding regularly spelled one-syllable words. Demonstrate command of the conventions of Standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking. Use verbs to convey a sense of past, present, and future (yesterday, today, tomorrow), Use singular and plural nouns with matching verbs in basic sentences (He hops. We hop)

Math: Identify and count equal parts. Use fractions to name parts of a whole; identify one half, one fourth, and one third of a whole.
Science: Learning about tools used in science and what is a scientist.

January

17 End of 2nd Quarter

20 No School

25 Catholic Schools Week Kick-off Mass in Staples at 5pm

26 Catholic Schools Week Kick-off Mass in Motley at 10:30am

27-31 Catholic Schools Week

31 2 Hour Early Out – Fun Night/Dance 6-8:30pm

January 6-10, 2020

Reading: Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.  Phonics focus is vowel sounds of y and Long vowels (CV). Compare and contrast the adventures and experiences of characters in stories. Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding regularly spelled one-syllable words. Demonstrate command of the conventions of Standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking. Use verbs to convey a sense of past, present, and future (yesterday, today, tomorrow), Use singular and plural nouns with matching verbs in basic sentences (He hops. We hop)

Math: Compose and decompose shapes, patterns, and work with symmetry.
Social Studies: Know about our rights and responsibilities as members of a family, classroom, and community. Identify rights and choices that each can make as a member. Learn how decisions can be made and how conflicts might be resolved in fair and just ways. Learn why rules and laws are necessary at home, at school, and in the community.

January

17 End of 2nd Quarter

20 No School

25 Catholic Schools Week Kick-off Mass in Staples at 5pm

26 Catholic Schools Week Kick-off Mass in Motley at 10:30am

27-31 Catholic Schools Week

31 2 Hour Early Out – Fun Night/Dance

Spelling Words

my

by

try

any

body

fly

cry

lucky

silly

puppy

High Frequency Words

always

become

day

everything

nothing

 

 

Happy New Year!

Awesomeness Hat Day Party!

Reading:  Practicing our reading skills through different activities.  

Math: Review, write and solve related addition and subtraction fact families. Introduce shapes, patterns, and symmetry.
Social Studies: Know about our rights and responsibilities as members of a family, classroom, and community. Identify rights and choices that each can make as a member. Learn how decisions can be made and how conflicts might be resolved in fair and just ways.

Learn why rules and laws are necessary at home, at school, and in the community.

Buddy Reading with the third graders.

Review rules of the classroom.

 

 

Merry Christmas!

Hello Parents,

Reminder: Our Christmas Party will be tomorrow, December 20, after Mass.

 We will play a game to exchange gifts. Please send in a gift, boys buy for a boy and girls buy for a girl. If you would like to send in goodies for our party you may but are not obligated to. I will have some treats for them. Your child may bring a blanket and pajamas for the day. We will change into them after Mass. Thank you.  Any questions please let me know.

Merry Christmas!

Mrs. DiGiovanni

Reading: Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.  Phonics focus is long e, ee vowel sound and syllables VCCV. Know final -e and common vowel team conventions for representing long vowel sounds. Describe the connection between two individuals, events, ideas, or pieces of information in a text.  Demonstrate command of the conventions of Standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.

 

Math: Review, write and solve related addition and subtraction fact families. Introduce shapes, patterns, and symmetry.

 

Religion:   Advent… the Christmas Story of Jesus’ birth.  
Practicing for the Christmas Program.

Christmas Party on Friday December 20, 2019. We will do a gift exchange. Boys buy for boys and girls for girls. We will play a dice game to receive the gifts.

 

Reading: Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.  Phonics focus is long i vowel sound and digraphs wh, ch, tch. Know final -e and common vowel team conventions for representing long vowel sounds. Know the spelling-sound correspondences for common consonant digraphs (two letters that represent one sound).  Demonstrate command of the conventions of Standard English grammar and usage when writing using capitalization for dates and names of people.

Math: Find sums through 10 by counting on a number line. Add using doubles and doubles plus one. Add using different strategies.

Social Studies: Demonstrate ways good citizens participate in the civic life of their community; explain why participation is important. Identify the president of the United States; explain that the president is elected by the people. Identify characteristics of effective rules; participate in a process to establish rules. 

November

14 Parent Teacher Conference

27 NO ASC – TWO HOURS Early Out

28-29 No School Thanksgiving Break

December

6 Mid-Qtr. 2

18 Christmas Program 1:30 and 6:30 @ SHAS

20 Last day before Christmas Break

Spelling Words

like

ride

smile

time

white

bike

dime

hide

ice

kite

High Frequency Words

who

work

live

out

people

Reading: Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.  Phonics focus is long a vowel sound and c/s/ and g/j/ sounds. Decode regularly spelled one-syllable words. Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words. Demonstrate command of the conventions of Standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking with an emphasis on use of common, proper, and possessive nouns.

Math: Read a bar graph and use it to compare information. Use a tally chart to make a bar graph and compare information. Use a bar graph to solve problems.

Social Studies:  Veterans Day. Demonstrate ways good citizens participate in the civic life of their community; explain why participation is important. Identify the president of the United States; explain that the president is elected by the people. Identify characteristics of effective rules; participate in a process to establish rules. Learn about the voting process.

November

8 Veterans Day Program – End of 1st Qtr.

14 Optional Parent Teacher Conference

27 NO ASC – TWO HOURS Early Out

28-29 No School Thanksgiving Break

December

6 Mid-Qtr. 2

18 Christmas Program 1:30 and 6:30 @ SHAS

20 Last day before Christmas Break

Spelling Words

face

made

age

safe

take

make

cage

cake

late

name

High Frequency Words

could

old

horse

be

paper

October 21-25, 2019

Reading: Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.  Our words have short u vowel sound focus with final blends such as in bump. Decode regularly spelled one-syllable words. Use conventional spelling for words with common spelling patterns and for frequently occurring irregular words. Produce and expand complete simple and compound declarative, interrogative, imperative, and exclamatory sentences in response to prompts.

Math: Subtract 0 or find a difference of 0. Subtract from 8 or less and write subtraction sentences. Subtract in vertical and horizontal form.

Science: Describe ways in which an animal’s habitat provides for its basic needs. When asked, “how do you know?” students support their answers with observations.

October

30 Halloween Dance

November

1 All Saints Day Mass

1 TWO HOURS Early Out

8 Veterans Day Program – End of 1st Qtr.

14 Optional Parent Teacher Conference

27 NO ASC – TWO HOURS Early Out

Spelling Words:

run, cut, must, sun, up, bump, jump, bus, nut, rug, home, many, into, park, them

October 7-11, 2019

Reading: Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.  Our words have short e vowel sound focus with initial blends in words such as green, flops, and flip.  Use illustrations and details in a story to describe its characters, setting, or events. Decode regularly spelled one-syllable words. Use conventional spelling for words with common spelling patterns and for frequently occurring irregular words. Produce and expand complete simple and compound declarative, interrogative, imperative, and exclamatory sentences in response to prompts.

Spelling Words

bed, men, red, step, ten, net, leg, jet, sled, wet, saw, your, tree, small, nest

Math: Use words, pictures, objects, length-based models, numerals and number lines to model and solve subtraction problems in part-part-whole, adding to, taking away from and comparing situations.

Science: Describe ways in which an animal’s habitat provides for its basic needs. When asked, “how do you know?” students support their answers with observations.

October 1-4, 2019

Reading: Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.  Identify the main topic and retell key details of a text. Read words with short “i” vowel sound and words with inflectional endings -s and -ing, such as kicks and kicking. Decode regularly spelled one-syllable words. Use conventional spelling for words with common spelling patterns and for frequently occurring irregular words. Demonstration command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.

Math: Write addition sentences to solve story problems. Solve addition problems horizontally and vertically.

Science: Describe ways in which an animal’s habitat provides for its basic needs. When asked, “how do you know?” students support their answers with observations. Recognize and describe things as accurately as possible.

September 23-27, 2019

Reading: Ask and answer questions about key details in a text. Describe its characters, setting, or events. Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words. Decode regularly spelled one-syllable words. Read words with short “o” vowel sound and -s plurals words. Use conventional spelling for words with common spelling patterns and for frequently occurring irregular words. Demonstration command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing sentences.

Math: Model the concept of addition as part-part-whole. Solve addition sentences using + and =. Solve addition problems with zero. Understand the order property of addition.   

Science: Describe ways in which an animal’s habitat provides for its basic needs. When asked, “how do you know?” students support their answers with observations.

September 16-20, 2019

Reading: Ask and answer questions about key details in a text. Use illustrations and details in a story to describe its characters, setting, or events. Decode regularly spelled one-syllable words. Read words with short “i” vowel sound and final “x” words, such as six. Use conventional spelling for words with common spelling patterns and for frequently occurring irregular words. Demonstration command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing sentences.

Math: Use pictures and words to compare numbers. Use a number line to compare numbers. Draw pictures to solve problems.   

Science: Describe ways in which an animal’s habitat provides for its basic needs. When asked, “how do you know?” students support their answers with observations.

 

September 9-13, 2019

Reading: Describe characters, settings, and major events in a story, using key details. Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words. Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing. Demonstrate understanding of the organization and basic features of print.

Math: Count sets of 10 through 20 objects; read and write numbers. Order numbers using before, after, and between. Identify the missing numbers in a sequence. Count backward from 20. Use pictures and words to compare numbers. Use a number line to compare numbers.

Science: Describe and sort animals into groups in many ways. Recognize that animals need space, water, food, shelter and air.

 

 

 

February 11-15

February

I Love to Read month

14 Valentine’s Day party

18-19 No School

21 Mid-Quarter

26 National Anthem

March

4 Spring Pictures

8 Two Hour Early Out

18-22 NO SCHOOL

29 Fish Fry Grades 1 and 5

Spelling Words

bigger

biggest

faster

fastest

slower

slowest

shorter

shortest

sadder

saddest

High Frequency Words

before

does

good-bye

oh

right

Reading: Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.  Phonics focus is Comparative endings -er, -est, and dge /j/. Retell stories, including key details, and demonstrate understanding of their central message or lesson. Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words. Decode regularly spelled one-syllable words. Demonstrate command of the conventions of Standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking. Use an apostrophe to form contractions and frequently occurring possessives.

Math: Order events using real-life scenarios. Compare time. Tell time to the hour, half-hour, and elapsed time using analog and digital clocks. Read a calendar to find dates, learn the days of the week and months of the year.

Science: We will be learning about the weather, seasonal changes, and animal behavior during these changes.

This week, there will be two books sent home today to read with your child along with spelling words. Tomorrow I will send home a math sheet. This is I Love to Read Month, so continue to snuggle up and read each night with your child.  We will celebrate Valentine’s Day on February 14th. If you would like to send treats with your child for that day, you can. We will play a few games and pass out cards. If your child would like to make a valentine box, they can and bring it in. The new date for the basketball game where you may have signed your child up to sing will be February 26, please be there by 7pm.  Thank you for all you do to help your child succeed in their learning journey.           -Mrs. DiGiovanni

 

 

February 4-8

Spelling Words

her

first

bird

girl

burn

were

shirt

fur

hurt

sir

High Frequency Words

done

know

push

visit

wait

Learning Goals

Reading: Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.  Phonics focus is r-controlled er, ir, ur, and contractions ‘s, ‘ve, ‘re. Distinguish between information provided by pictures or other illustrations and information provided by the words in the text. Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words. Decode regularly spelled one-syllable words. Demonstrate command of the conventions of Standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking. Use verbs to convey a sense of past, present, and future (Yesterday, I walked home. Today, I walk home. Tomorrow I will walk home).

Math: Continuing from last week. Skip count by two’s, five’s, ten’s to 100. Identify 1 more, 1 less, 10 more, and 10 less than a given number. Find a pattern in odd and even numbers. Use patterns to solve problems.

Science: We will be learning about the life cycle of a caterpillar.

Calendar

February

I Love to Read month

8 Two Hour Early Out

8 CSW Dance 6-9pm

14 Valentine’s Day party

18-19 No School

21 Mid-Quarter

26 National Anthem

March

4 Spring Pictures

8 Two Hour Early Out

18-22 NO SCHOOL

This week, there will be two books sent home today to read with your child along with spelling words. Tomorrow I will send home a math sheet. This is I Love to Read Month, so continue to snuggle up and read each night with your child.  The new date for the basketball game where you may have signed your child up to sing with be February 26, please be there by 7pm.  Thank you for all you do to help your child succeed in their learning journey.                                                                                                                                                       -Mrs. DiGiovanni

 

January 22-25

Words For Study

fix

fixes

class

classes

wish

wishes

kiss

kisses

bus

buses

away

friends

house

school

very

January

26 CSW Kick-off Mass Staples

27 CSW Kick-off Mass Motley

28-Feb 1 Catholic School Week

February

I Love to Read month

8 CSW Dance -Fundraiser

8 TWO HOUR Early Out

18-19 No School

21 Mid-Quarter

21 Parent Teacher 

     Conferences Optional

Reading: Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.  Phonics focus is ending -es, plural -es, and r-controlled or, ore. Retell stories, including key details, and demonstrate understanding of their central message. Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words. Decode two-syllable words following basic patterns by breaking the words into syllables. Demonstrate command of the conventions of Standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking. Use verbs to convey a sense of past, present, and future (yesterday, today, tomorrow), Use singular and plural nouns with matching verbs in basic sentences (He hops. We hop)

Math: Skip count by twos and fives to 100. Identify 1 more, 1 less, 10 more, and 10 less than a given number. Find a pattern in odd and even numbers. Use patterns to solve problems.

Social Studies: Identify and name a variety of jobs workers do in their home, school, and community. Explain reasons why people may have to move.

This week, there will be two books sent home today to read with your child along with spelling words. I hope all had a great weekend. Next week is Catholic Schools Week and more information will follow. For the month of February, we are going to do a classroom book read challenge. We are setting a goal that we can read 325 books as a class, so 25 books each child and myself. I will send home a recording sheet next week for preparation to the challenge. The books sent home in the bookbags and the I Love to Read calendar books can also be counted towards the challenge.  Thank you for all you do to help your child succeed in their learning journey.                                                                         -Mrs. DiGiovanni

 

January 8-11, 2019

Words for Study

1.      my

2.      by

3.      try

4.      any

5.      body

6.      fly

7.      cry

8.      lucky

9.      silly

10.  puppy

11.  always

12.  become

13.  day

14.  everything

15.  nothing

Learning with Goals
Reading:
Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.  Phonics focus is vowel sounds of y and Long vowels (CV). Compare and contrast the adventures and experiences of characters in stories. Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding regularly spelled one-syllable words. Demonstrate command of the conventions of Standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking. Use verbs to convey a sense of past, present, and future (yesterday, today, tomorrow), Use singular and plural nouns with matching verbs in basic sentences (He hops. We hop)Learning with Goals

Math: Regroup objects into tens and ones and write the number. Model, read, and write numbers through 50. Read and write numbers through 99. Identify place value of numbers through 100. Show two-digit numbers in different ways.

Social Studies: Define needs and identify that each individual has basic human needs. Define wants and identify that each individual has different wants. Describe ways people meet their needs and wants.  Explain how people can trade to meet those needs and wants.

January

11 Two-hour early out

18 End of 2nd Quarter

21 NO SCHOOL

26 Catholic School Week Kick-

      Off Mass Staples 5pm

27 Catholic School Week Kick-

      Off Mass Motley 10:30am

28-Feb 1 Catholic School Week

February

8 Two-hour early out

  CSW Dance -Fundraiser

This week, there will be two books sent home today to read with your child along with spelling words. Tomorrow there will be a math sheet sent home. I hope all had a great weekend and are ready for the week of school. Thank you for all you do to help your child succeed in their learning journey. I have seen some great progress since the beginning of the year. Keep up the Great work!                                                                                                  -Mrs. DiGiovanni

 

 

December 17-21, 2018

Swinging into Learning with Goals

Reading: We are reading Christmas stories. We will be working on our reading and grammar skills this week.

Math: Count and write tens. Regroup 10 ones as 1 ten and write the number. Read and write numbers through 99. Identify the place value of numbers through 99.

**Update for the Christmas Party. Thursday is our Christmas party. We will play a game to exchange gifts. Please send in a gift, boys buy for a boy and girls buy for a girl. If you would like to send in goodies for our party you may but are not obligated to. I will have some treats for them. Your child may bring a blanket and pajamas for the day. We will change into them after Mass. Thank you.  Any questions please let me know.

Wild” Days at School

December

19 SHAS Christmas Program    

     1:30 and 6:30 at SH Church

20 First Grade Christmas Party

21 Last day of school

January

3 School Resumes

11 Two Hour Early Out

18 End of 2nd Quarter

21 NO SCHOOL

26 Catholic Schools Week Kick Off 

      Staples 5pm

27 CSW Kick Off Motley 10:30am

28-31 CSW

Announcements

Homework this week is to spend time together as a family and help prepare for Christmas. Please continue to read with your child.

Boys need to wear black pants and white shirts on Wednesday for the Program. Girls will have a white gown on that Mrs. Trout is providing.

Our Christmas Party is Thursday!

Thank you for all you do for your child’s learning journey. Have a wonderful week and a very Merry Christmas!                                                                                                             Blessings – Mrs. DiGiovanni

2018-2019 The new year has begun and we are in full swing! We are starting our reading unit with the focus on short a words. We are learning about animals and the rules in our classroom. It is going to be a great year!

Mrs. DiGiovanni and the First Graders

 

 

          

        

Easter is on it’s way. We made some really cute chicks in class. We are finishing our Science for the quarter and will be focusing on Social Studies. We are going to be learning money, time, and measurements over the next few weeks. We have 8 more stories we are going to be learning with over the last quarter of the school year.

Hope you all have a wonderful Easter break and rest up for the final stretch of the school year.

Mrs. DiGiovanni and the First Graders

 

 

Students exploring the public library.

1st Grade News

The month of February is almost over and we have accomplished so much in our reading. This is the month to Read. We went to the public library to learn how to find books and some even checked one out. It was a great experience. We have challenged ourselves over the month to each read 25 books. We will find out how many books we read in all over the month of February. In school, we are reading AR books to see how many we can pass and get on the wall to complete our library of book spines. We are doing amazing with that. We are flying through addition and subtraction and will soon be doing measurements and geometry.

 

 

Can you believe it, we are half way through the year! It has been a great year in first grade. We have been learning sight words, addition and subtraction, and reading books with lots of excitement. We have learned the long and short vowel sounds and how to decode words to determine which to use. Over the next few weeks we are going to be learning about compound words, plurals, r-controlled phonics, contractions, and comparative endings. We have Catholic School Week coming up with lots of exciting activities to along to celebrate, ending with the Carnival. We are going to be looking at timelines and life cycles this quarter. It is going to be a great third quarter! Enjoy the sun when it is out!

 

The 2017-2018 School year has begun and we are having a great time. We have begun to read many stories. We are halfway through our first quarter already. In October, we are making apple pies and doing our community service projects. We picked up the football field the day after Night Under the Lights. The First and second graders had fun. They filled many bags with trash. We are going to clean up a park as part of the Work-A-Thon for the whole school project. We are also having a Volunteer Appreciation dinner for all those who take time out of their lives to help us make our school a success. Thanks for all you do! Enjoy the fall colors as the leaves change!

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The end of the year has come. We have made great success in the first grade! All have doubled the goal of AR points! Way to Go Kids. You ROCK! Enjoy your summer and I will see everyone next year!

April

This month we will be measuring different objects to learn how to read inches and centimeters. We will be working at improving our addition and subtraction skills. We will be striving in our reading and writing as the year winds down. We are excited for the last couple of months to really see how much we have learned in First Grade. Have a great month everyone!

March

This month flew by. We learned to tell time, count money, and we finished the month out with over 130 A.R. points for third quarter! Way to go First Graders! We have a new challenge for reading. If all First Graders earn 10 or more A.R. points, they will get a day in their pajamas, watching a movie while eating popcorn and then go outside for an extra recess with root beer floats to cool them off in the near summer weather.

February

It has been a great month! We have worked at completing our Reading challenge for I love to Read month. We talked about Groundhog’s Day and learned that we have six more weeks of winter. We celebrated Valentine’s Day with math activities. The 100th Day of School on February 20 was a blast! We counted up to 100, down from 100 and did several other activities that consisted of 100. We are moving into March with learning about place value, greater than/less than, and figuring out what numbers are even and which are odd.

We have been working hard on our handwriting while making sentences. We are reading a variety of books with different genre’s and finding out what the author is telling us. We are able to spell lots of words. We are having a great time and can not wait for spring to come!

Mrs. DiGiovanni

January

We have been busy in First Grade! We are learning the letter y vowel sounds in reading. We are learning Geometry for math. We are working on identifying shapes and what shapes can be put together to make new shapes. We are learning about working in a community in Social Studies. In Science, we are learning about life cycles; how an egg turns into a bird, a seed into a flower. We are working on making decorations for the Carnival this year. We are learning about the Holy Trinity in Religion. It has been busy since we got back from Christmas break. We will continue to work on different activities to build our skills in the areas of reading and math. We play rounds of lightening using math flash cards for addition. We love to play I have…Who has… sight word games. Life is always exciting in First Grade! Enjoy the snow and stay warm!

Mrs. DiGiovanni

 

 

October 10 to 14

In reading we are learning about words with short e vowel sound. We are continuing to learning about characters and settings in a story. We are also learning to pick out the main idea of the story this week.  We are going to be looking at how stories are structured this week along with different genres. We have started learning the parts of sentences. The naming part includes the noun and the action part includes the verb.

In social studies we are learning about what it means to be a citizen. We will be discussing Fire Prevention and going to visit the fire hall.

In science we are learning about animals wild and tame. What their needs are and where they live. We will be looking at a variety of animals and learning about their habitats.

In math we are learning about subtraction concepts from 8 to 0. Learning how to structure number sentences horizontally and vertically.

We are going to be receiving a fruit or vegetable snack through a grant on Tuesday’s through Friday’s. There will not be snack on Monday’s so if you would like to send a snack from home on this day, I know your child would love to eat it during our morning snack break time!

Have a great week!

THERE IS NO SCHOOL ON FRIDAY!

Mrs. DiGiovanni

 March 7, 2016

We only have 58 days of school left. In reading, we are in our fourth unit and we have seventeen spelling words each week. This week’s words are T. Rex, found, mouth, once, wild, king, boat, road, snow, row, yellow, loaf, coat, soap, blow, and pillow. We just finished I love to read month, and each child received a free book from the book swap.  We placed second in the door decorating contest! Good jobs first graders!In math, we are adding and subtracting with fact families up to the number 12. In science, we are going to start learning about rocks and minerals. In social studies we are learning about community resources, such as museums where you can find dinosaur bones. In religion, we are learning the importance of prayer and really working on our prayers and looking forward to the day we do our first mass in church. Enjoy the wonderful weather God has given us this week!

November 6, 2015

We just wrapped up 1st quarter today!  It’s hard to believe that we have been in school for 40 days already.  Our Halloween party was a blast. We had lots of activities that we did that day and LOTS of candy was shared.  The First Graders are challenging themselves everyday, reading harder books and learning new math concepts.  They even challenge me.  I am so proud of all of them!  They asked me about volcanoes and so we sidetracked for about a half hour this week to learn a little more about them and then we did an experiment so see first hand an “eruption”. It was pretty cool!

In math we have been learning adding, subtracting, and graphing data using a bar graph and tally marks.  It has been fun having them show me how they would gather data.

In Social Studies, we have been learning about the past, present and future. We have also been learning about citizenship, community and the hero’s we have, and what lists can be used for.

Thank you for all the support you have given me thus far. I really appreciate all the work you do with your children at home. It really shows in the classroom.

Good luck to all the hunters this weekend!

Mrs. DiGiovanni

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January 28, 2015

This week is Catholic Schools Week.  The whole school has been extremely busy getting everything done for this week.

Monday the whole school participated in the game “Minute to Win It,” each grade played a different game against each other.  The students and staff had a blast in watching and participating in the games!  It was so fun seeing all the Superhero costumes on Monday as well, since it was dress as a superhero.  There were many different 1st grade Superheroes that day!

Tuesday students and staff wore camouflage for Camouflage Day.  Along with Camouflage day we participated in Stop, Drop, and Pray which every student was able to say who or what they would like to pray for.  In the afternoon, students got an extra recess followed by hot chocolate.

Wednesday was Pajama Day and No Homework Day!  Kickoff to the Dance was also on Wednesday followed by the Community Pajama Dance Wednesday night.  Everyone was very excited for the dance!

For Thursday, it will be Sunglass Day along with Classroom Feud.  Students and staff will be facing off to play a version of the favorite Family Feud.

 

 

December 18, 2014

What a blast it was to finally see the Christmas Program!  The first graders did such a good job being Baby Dolls and Toy Soldiers in the Christmas Program!  It’s hard to believe all the practicing they did before the program.  I am so impressed in how well the all students did!

This week has not been normal by any means.  However, between the program practices and everything else we have had a chance to learn.   In math, we are learning how to identify ½, 1/3, ¼ parts, along with reviewing shapes and addition problems.  We are also working on Xtramath in the classroom which all students seem to be enjoying.

In reading, we have been working on spelling words with vowel sounding y words. First graders have been writing about what they are giving to their families for Christmas.  Along with working on being able to write steps in writing.  They all wrote about how each would catch a gingerbread which was very entertaining to read.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!!

Ms. Przybilla

 

November 18, 2014

It’s hard to believe that Thanksgiving is already next week!  In first grade we are learning about plane and solid shapes in math.  First graders are learning how to identify, describe, and compare the solid and plane shapes.  We are also working on identifying the faces on solid shapes.

For reading we are working on Long u and Long e and how the words change when the e is added to the word.  Along with adding –ed to words and changing the end sound of the word. Our last few weekly stories have been about animals which all the students having been enjoying to read.

First graders having been learning about the seven continents by making each individual globe plate craft.   Turkeys also have been made to show what each student is thankful.  Each feather represents one thing students are thankful for!

 

November 7, 2014

Quarter 2 has started! All students did great with their habitat projects. It’s amazing all the different ways that each habitat was created!  Check out the pictures below to see the different habitats the students created.   The first graders were also able to show off their habitat projects with the other classes coming in and looking at them.   They were all super excited to show them off!

We also have been practicing Veteran Day Poems with the second graders for the Veterans Day Program.  The Veteran’s Day Program is on the Veteran’s Day and all our welcome to come.  Students each made their own Heart American Flag and Poppy which all look great! Thank you parents for coming to Conferences!  I hope I was able to answer all your concerns or questions, if not as always let me know. Remember all students need snow pants, boots, hats, coats, and gloves/mittens.

 

Sam

Sam

 

Skye

Skye

 

Riley

Riley

 

Raina

Raina

Isabel

Isabel

Peter

Peter

Lexi

Lexi

Eli R

Eli R.

Eli G.

Eli G.

Avery

Avery

ava

Ava

addison

Addison

Abby

Abby

 

1st Grade Class

1st Grade Class

Halloween 2014

Halloween 2014

 

 Pictures from the Workathon – October 15, 2014
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1st Grade Photo Album 

 

Painting our pumpkins – October 2014

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First Grade News – September 2014

We just finish taking the Reading and Math NWEA tests this week.  The students all did excellent and parents should be very proud of your child and/or children.  Your children are working very hard each day and all seem to be enjoying school.  It’s hard to believe it’s the end of September.  Students and teacher are settling into a good routine.  We have been reading many stories together, in small groups, with partners, and by ourselves, which is working on our improving our reading skills.  In math we have start Unit 2, and I am proud to say that all students did wonderful on their first Unit 1 test.  For church and religion, we have been working on kneeling, praying, and the sign of the cross.  First Grade is off to a wonderful start!