Dear Parents,                          March 27, 2017

Here is what first graders are doing this week…

Language Arts: We are continuing our work on our opinion writing unit. In phonics this week, we are focusing on the sounds for “y”. When the y ends a short word it typically will have the long /i/ sound. If the word is a longer word, it will typically end with the long /e/ sound. For example, “try”/“my” and “happy”/“rainy”. Our new spelling words are from Unit 29 in our Spelling book and will be practicing our sounds for “y”.

Math: We are still in Unit 8 this week. We are learning all about fractions!

Science: We are working on Chapter 5: Weather! We will be doing a daily weather report in our classroom as we observe the changes in our weather.

Social Studies: In Unit 4 we will be learning about pictographs and how to save our resources.

Religion: We are reading from our textbooks again this week. We will continue our discussion of Holy Week and Jesus’ gift of Himself.

Homework for the Week: (Don’t forget to read every night!)

  • Monday: Rainbow Write and Math Worksheet
  • Tuesday: Math Worksheet and Spelling p. 203-204
  • Wednesday: 6 Sentences
  • Thursday: Math Worksheet and 6 Sentences
  • Friday: Read 2 times!

Reminders for the Week:

  • PE Uniforms on Monday and Tuesday.
  • Remember the Read Across America Book Log is in addition to our regular nightly reading! Read Across America ends on Friday March 31!
  • Wednesday is “Fox in Socks”. Students are to wear their uniforms and wild, crazy socks!
  • Stations of the Cross on Wednesday at 2:00pm in the church!
  • Friday is a full-day of school!

Upcoming Events:

  • April 4th is the deadline to order In-N-Out. We do realize that April 7th is a Friday and during Lent, however there will be grilled cheese sandwiches available for all who want to observe no meat Fridays.
  • We will be going on a field trip on April 7th! Permission slips will be going home on Monday. We will be going with our 4th grade class. We will be back in time for In-N-Out and Dippin Dots!

Have an amazing week!

Mrs. Basamanowicz