• First Grade News


    Happy Friday!  We made it through our first full week of school!  I don’t know how your children are feeling, but I can honestly say that I’m exhausted.  We worked very hard this week and accomplished so much. I am very proud of my “superheroes”!                         

    We finished the first story in our reading book and the students did a great job with their first assessment.  We reviewed how to write a sentence, using a capital letter to begin each sentence and a period to end it. We began to use editing symbols to correct writing errors.  We worked on short vowel “a” words and had our first spelling test with a bonus word. Students wore their capes to help them channel their superpowers during the assessment! 

    In math the students learned how to group sets of numbers up to nine.  They are enjoying competing in “Around the World” with math facts +0 and +1.  Next week I will add some facts for sums up to 9. Practice these facts with your child.   They will receive some written math homework next week, which should be completed that night and sent back in the green folder the next day.  It will be stamped “homework.”

    Speaking of homework, the students did a great job with their homework baggies this week with me.  The baggies will be sent home on Mondays from now on, with the exception of Monday holidays. Then you can expect them on Tuesdays with the due date of Friday.   Remember, the students’ written work is a reflection of themselves and they should be proud of it. 

    In religion class we discussed how to “love one another” like Jesus loves us.  We are trying very hard to practice our superhero character values each day with the strength of God helping us. 

    The students thoroughly enjoyed all the special classes this week -  gym, Spanish, music and art. Computer class will be starting in the near future, after MAP testing is finished.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

    Super Bear will be going home with Alex for his weekend adventure with the Turner family.  Have fun with him and don’t forget to write about his activities and add some pictures in the journal.  I have also included the book, Do Super Heroes Have Teddy Bears?,  which may be read to your family.  Remember to return Super Bear, the book, and the journal on Monday.

    Next week, Bruno, will be our Star Student.  Please help her fill in the poster and return it on Monday.   may bring in some treasures from home for show and tell and put them into the Me Stew pot throughout the week.   will be able to explain these items to her classmates.

    Pizza lunch begins next Friday.  

    Individual pictures will be taken next Friday, September 20th.  Students may wear dress up clothes.

    I hope to see you at the Back to School Bash on next Friday evening!

    It was a pleasure meeting you at Back to School Night.  Thank you for returning all the forms in a timely manner.  If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email me at: lmelino@stjosephschoolwakefield.org.