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St. Joseph the Protector School

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Welcome to 1st grade!

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"You can find magic
wherever you look.
Sit back and relax,
All  you need is a
BOOK!"
- Dr. Seuss
 

 

 

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Homework for week ending:

November 24,2017


1. Please initial and check your child's homework each night for neatness as well as to make sure it is done correctly.

2.For a fun way to study spelling words go to Spelling City to play games and review new and old lists:https://www.spellingcity.com/MrsPritz/. Thank you to Mrs. Pritz for sharing this with our class!


Monday

ELA: ReadMike on a Hiketo someone in your family.
Math:Chapter 4 Review pages 85-86 (Do not do the last problem at the bottom of page 86for Lesson 4.5)
Religion:
Spelling:
Other:

Tuesday
ELA:
Math:
Religion:
Spelling:
Other:
Reminder: Library books due tomorrow!

Wednesday
ELA:
Religion:
Spelling:
Math:
Reminder: Tomorrow is gym day!! Children should wear their gym uniform to school.

Thursday
ELA:
Math:
Religion:
Spelling:
Science:
Other:Tomorrow is Tag Day! $1 Donations will go to the Breathing Room.

Friday
Please remember to empty your child's homework folder each night. Thank you!
Have a wonderful weekend!
Remeber to read a little each day!

Mark Your Calendars!

Nov 21st Prayer Service at 1:15

Nov 22-26th Thanksgiving Break

Homework - Mrs. Pritz

Homework for week ending:

November 24th


Notes:

1. Please initial and check your child's homework each night for neatness as well as to make sure it is done correctly.

2.For a fun way to study spelling words go to Spelling City to play games and review new and old lists:https://www.spellingcity.com/MrsPritz/.


Monday

ELA: RWN pg 264

Math: Practice book pgP85 & P86, lessons 4.1-4.4(skip lesson 4.5)
Religion:
Other:

Tuesday
Have a wonderful and relaxing Thanksgiving Break!
ELA:
Math:
Religion:
Other:
Please check to make sure your child's pencils are sharpened for next week...thanks!
Please empty your child's home folder of old homework or classwork papers.
**all library should be returned by tomorrow for Library class

Wednesday

ELA:

Math:
Religion:
Other:
**Tomorrow is gym day!! Children should wear their gym uniform to school.

Thursday
ELA:
Math:
Religion:
Other:

Friday
Please check to make sure your child's pencils are sharpened for next week...thanks!
Please empty your child's home folder of old homework or classwork papers.
Have a wonderful weekend!
Remember to read a little each day!

Mark Your Calendars!

November 6 School Open November 6-10 Fall Conference Window

November 8 Evening Parent-Teacher Conferences

November 9 Book Fair Ends

November 10 Mother/Son Dodgeball

November 12 Kevin’s Koats Drive Ends

November 28 Thanksgiving Prayer Service - 1:00

November 29 - 26 - Have a wonderful Thanksgiving break!

Congratulations to Horation Powell in room 8 who was baptized into the Catholic Faith on Saturday, Oct. 7th!!

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Father Brandt was kind enough to take some time last week with the first grade and show them the Baptismal font and explain a little about the sacrament.

Welcome to Saint Joseph the Protector School! I feel very blessed to be a part of this community! I look forward to working with you to make this year a memorable and successful one for your children.

 

Classroom Management

 

On the first day of school, the students worked together to make a list of rules they thought were important for our classroom. We all signed pledges promising to follow the rules the best we could and displayed them in the classroom alongside the rules. Each student was given a sticker book on the first day of school. They have the opportunity to earn stickers for following the rules, being a good friend, etc. Once students earn ten stickers, they can choose a reward. Students who find themselves continually having difficulties following the rules could owe a sticker to the teacher.

 

Religion - This year, your children will be learning how to recite the Sign of the Cross, The Hail Mary, and The Lord's Prayer. We will be introducing the Holy Family and the life of Jesus. We attend a school liturgy monthly, and present the First Friday Mass in May.

 

Reading -Reading is a big component of the first grade curriculum. We will be building reading skills throughout the year using our Pearson Reader, as well as, books from our classroom library. While we read books together as a class and in small groups, I also encourage the students to read independently. Developing skilled reading takes practice, and I encourage you to read with your children at home, whether it is a book, magazine, sign, recipe, etc. Students will have a list of sight words each week that they will need to memorize.

 

Spelling - Students will have a list of twelve spelling words a week. They are required to study every night in preparation for the spelling test at the end of the skills week.

 

Writing -The first grade will simultaneously use the writing instruction and format in the reading series along with the writing workshop. Students will work through the writing process and be journaling frequently.

 

Penmanship- The first grade uses the Palmer method of straight lines and circles. It is VERY important that your child hold the pencil correctly and that they start from the top of the line and pull the letters down (research shows a connection to writing topdown and reading).  Children are encouraged to be neat.

 

Math -This year, your children will be learning how to add and subtract using many different strategies.  They will be able to solve problems using manipulatives, equations, and illustrations. We will also be learning about place value, how to tell time, and two-dimensional and three-dimensional shapes. Children will be assessed on math reasoning and computation.

 

Science -First grade will be using a new science series, Lab Learner, that emphasizes exploration using the scientific method. Chidlren will be using the science lab a few times a month as well as doing investigations in our classroom and outside.  The children will become active little scientists.

 

Social Studies - The social studies outline overlaps with our reading series. We will be focusing on various communities, map skills, and national symbols. The first grade will also use the internet to broaden an awareness of important places, such as Washington,D.C. and important people, such as Martin Luther King.

 

Socialization- Saint Joseph the Protector School takes pride in its efforts to be bully free. Children are taught character development from the first day of school and are encouraged to make faith based decisions.

 

Homework

For many students, homework is a new experience.  Please assist your child in forming a positive attitude toward homework and valuing its importance. First graders will receive anywhere from 5-15 minutes of homework per night, Monday - Thursday. Please check your child's homework for accuracy. If you notice your child struggling with a concept, please email me so I can provide additional instruction. Please intitial all completed homwork and return to school the following day. I will check homework for completion. Homework does contribute to the final grade in all subject areas. Homework not completed will be finished during recess.

 

Assessment

Your child will be assessed in a variety of ways during first grade. To eliminate testing anxiety, children are not notified of upcoming assessments except for spelling tests.  I will be sending home test folders approximately every two to three weeks. Please review all test papers, initial, and move the papers from the left pocket to the right. Please do not remove any assessment from the folder.  If you have any questions regarding an assessment, please contact me at your convenience.

 

Communication

The best way to contact me is through a written note or an email.  I will attempt to respond quickly but please know there are days when I do not even get a chance to check email until after school. Please send written notes regarding line changes and absences as these must be kept on file. If there is an emergency or last minute line change during the school day, please notify the office and they will contact me.

 

 

 

Materials

 

Please check that your child has the necessary school materials in a zippered pencil case.  Their extra glue and pencils are kept at school but they often need new crayons and/or scissors during the year. The pencil case will go home weekly.

 

Glue sticks

Highlighter

Scissors

4 sharpened pencils

Crayons

Pink Eraser

 

Specials Schedule
 
Moday- Music  
Wednesday- Technology and Library  (books should be returned by Tuesday)
Thursday - Art and Gym  (please check the handbook for the correct gym uniform)
 

Reading

Weekly Story: The Big Circle (fiction)

Phonics skills: long /o/ o-e; contractions

Spelling List: home, woke, hose, stone, hope, those, joke, rose, bone, rode, there, together

Comprehension Skill: using sequencing as a tool for comprehension; making inferences based on text

Fluency skill: reading with accuracy and appropriate rate

HF Words: down, there, inside, together, now

Writing

Review Skills: writing a complete sentence; identifying and writing common nouns and proper nouns

New skill: identifying and writing proper nouns for days of the week, months, and holidays

Math

Review skills:

New skill:

Religion

Topic:

Activity:

Science

Topic:

Investigation:

Social Studies

Topic: How do animal communites work together to survive?

Activity: Identify ways that animals help each other survive; relate to how can people help each other, too.

 


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