1-1/Miss Katie Brophy


Chalk it up to being in Miss Brophy’s First Grade Class



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:

​March 20-Half Day, Parent Teacher Conferences 
March 24- No School
March 28-Field Trip: Please send students with a bagged lunch


 Week of March 20, 2017:


Math: We will finish with chapter 5 this week.  In this chapter, students will be introduced to fact families.  They will learn that there are 4 facts that make up a fact family.  Two addition sentences and two subtraction sentences with the same three numbers.  
There will be a Math Test on Thursday, March 23, 2017

*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.  The theme for this week is Animal relationships.   Students will be reading stories that are non-fiction this week. We will be reviewing 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 asking and answering questions as you read.  In grammar, they will learn that when it is a cvc word, the last letter needs to be doubled before adding -ed or -ing.  For example: pet becoming petting, jog becomes jogging, etc.  We will review commas in a series.  When three or more things are listed in a sentence, commas need to be used to separate the words.  Finally, they will work with making contractions using the word not.  This week they will learn vowel teams with a.  They will practice the poem "When two vowels go walking, the first one does the talking". The spelling words for the week are: beak, seat, keep, feed, me, we.  The sight words for the week are: into*, or*, other, because, blue, small. 
*Since this is a shortened week, we will not have a spelling test until Friday, March 31, 2017

Social Studies: We will continue our unit on Communities this week.  Students will learn the different types of communities: rural, suburban, and urban.  We will complete activities to help understand the similarities and differences between different communities 


Religion: This week we will be learning more about Lent.  We will reflect on ways that we can improve our relationship with God.  We will work on ways to get closer to Jesus through this Lenten Season.  We will also be introduced to the Apostles and how they followed Jesus throughout his life and were there for him until the end.


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