1-1/Miss Katie Brophy

Journey Into Miss Brophy’s
First Grade Class!

I hope that everyone had a wonderful and relaxing summer!  I am looking forward to an exciting and fun filled year!

 

Reminders:


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Week of September 25, 2017:


Math: We will continue with chapter one this week.  In this chapter students will learn addition concepts.  They learned that the answer to an addition sentence is called the sum.  The numbers that are added together are called the addends.  They have used modeling, making a picture to show adding to, a bar model.  This week they will learn that the order of the addends does not matter when you add.  For example, 6+3 and 3+6 will give you the same sum.  This week they will learn all the ways to make a given number.  For example, the ways to make 5:  0+5, 1+4, 2+3, 3+2, 4+1, and 5+0.  

*The new books are great in that they can easily be taken to and from school.  Please be sure that your child's book comes back each day.  If the pages rip out, I will staple them together and keep them in their folder until the next chapter.  Also, please be sure to do ONLY the assigned homework pages each night.  

*Please take advantage of the link I have added under the new resources heading.  This link has many interactive activities for the students!  


ELA: The theme for this week is Where I Live.  The students will be introduced to the Genre of Fantasy.  They will learn that this is a fiction story usually with animals that act as people by talking and wearing clothing.  They will also read a non-fiction story focusing on bold print.  In grammar, we will focus on the importance of word order.  We will review beginning a sentence with a capital letter and ending with punctuation.  In writing, they will complete a writing piece about someone that works in our community.  In word work, students will be introduced to the short 'i' sound.  The spelling words for the week are: pin, win, hit, sit, miss, kiss the sight words are: down, up, out, and very.  They will be tested on these words on Friday, September 30.



Science and Social Studies: We will continue with our first science unit this week.  The students will be learning about weather.  They will learn the different types of clouds, the seasons, and tools used to measure weather.


Religion: We will complete Religion units on a semiweekly basis.  I always incorporate Religion into my daily routine.  Students will learn a variety of prayers and songs throughout the school year.  I also incorporate Saints into Religion. 


Resources:
Interactive Learning SitesAll of the best K-5 online, interactive, educational games and simulations in one place!

 

Our Specials:  

Monday- Music and Italian
Tuesday- Gym (please remember students need to wear black sneakers)
Wednesday- Technology and Italian
Thursday-  Art 
Friday- Library

 

Please note:

*Pizza orders for Mondays are taken on Fridays.  However, please do not send the money into school until Monday.  Thanks!

Students are to wear their Gym uniform as well as black sneakers on Gym days.



Resources:
Interactive Learning Sites
All of the best K-5 online, interactive, educational games and simulations in one place!


Reminders:
*Please be sure to check your child's folder regularly as there are constantly important notices going home with the children
*Please clearly label all of your child's school supplies and clothing that comes to school.
*Please send in a note if there will be a change in your child's dismissal
*If you child is absent, please be sure to send a note with your child the following day. 
*Please provide your children with a 'light and healthy" snack for the morning.

*Physical Education is on Tuesday:  Please make sure your children are prepared with black sneakers on these days.  The children are now required to wear their sweatshirts, t-shirts, sweatpants, and black sneakers on Gym days.


please take a look at these "Parent RoadMaps" for Understanding the new Common Core Standards for ELA and Math in Grade One


Math:
http://www.cgcs.org/cms/lib/DC00001581/Centricity/Domain/36/Math%20Grade%201.pdf

ELA:http://www.cgcs.org/cms/lib/DC00001581/Centricity/Domain/36/ParentGuide_ELA_1_Final.pdf

 

I am always happy to hear from parents and can be reached through email or phone.  I will be sure to respond in a timely fashion and will be happy to meet with anyone who has Please know that I will respond diligently but not during instructional time. That is, I will respond after instructional hours either before or after school and/or lunch time.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to email me at kbrophy7211@ndsnet.org


Love,
Miss Brophy