1-1/Miss Katie Brophy


I hope everyone had a very Happy Easter and enjoyed the time off with family!



Our Specials:  

Monday-  Music and Italian
Tuesday- Gym
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.

 

Dates to remember:

May Crowning- Thursday, May 18
Please send in a flower with your child

Ascension Thursday- May 25 No School
May 29-No School Memorial Day
May 30- School  picnic


 Week of May 15, 2017:


Math: We will finish chapter 8 this week.  In this chapter, students will learn how to add and subtract two digit numbers.  This week they will use the strategies that they have learned this week to add and subtract.
There will be a chapter test on Thursday, May 18

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


ELA:  We will continue with unit four this week.   Students will be reading stories that are non-fiction and folktales this week.  They will be able to identify the title, author, character, setting, problem and solution of a story. The reading strategies that we will focus on this week are visualizing and point of view.  We will begin to write our very own folktales this week!  We will review that proper nouns need to begin with capital letters.  We will also review plural nouns and when to add -s, -es, -ies.  This week they will learn about the bossy r.  They will learn r-controlled vowels with -ar words.  The spelling words for the week are: cart, harm, arm, barn, yarn, art.  The sight words for the week are: around, only, four, none, put, large.  They will be tested on these words on Friday, May 19


Science: We will begin our unit on Plants this week.  Students will learn what plants need to survive.  We will plant seeds this week and begin to watch them grow.  Students will learn the life cycle of a plant. They will also learn all of the parts of a plant. 


Religion: We will be learning about the Ascension Thursday this week.  Next week, students will create a craft about how Jesus ascended into heaven after he rose from the dead.  They will learn that before ascending into heaven he continued to teach the apostles how to live like Him an spread His word. 


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
*Parent RoadMap Grade One

Math:

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

Parent Roadmap Grade One 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