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:

Tuesday, February 14-Dollar Dress Down
Bake Sale

Week of February 20-no school Presidents Week


Week of February 13, 2017:


Math: We will finish chapter 7 this week.  In this chapter, students will be able to compare numbers.  They will learn what greater than >, less than <, and equals to = mean.  They will need to be able to know which digit to look at to determine which number is greater or less.  They need to know that they must look at the tens first and then if the tens are the same then they look at the ones. Finally, they have learned how to add ten more or take ten from a number.  They need to understand that the ones place will stay the same and that the tens place changes.
*Please be mindful of the homework pages as they will be out of sequence and towards the end of the homework book in chapter 6.  Also, please note that some of the spiral review on the back page of the homework pages may too difficult as we have skipped some chapters.  Please use these problems as an optional challenge.  


*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 From Farm to Table.  Students will be reading stories that are non-fiction this week. We will review all the genres they have learned so far this year: fiction, non-fiction, poetry, fantasy, folktales.  They will be able to identify the title, author, character, setting, problem and solution of a story. We will review what the plot of a story is and that most fiction stories have a plot sequence or an order of events.  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 the vowel team oo. The spelling words for the week are: book, look, took, cook, hood, wood.  The sight words for the week are: after, buy, done, work, every, soon. There will now be 6 sight words that are on the list of spelling words for the week.  Each week two of those words will be starred and not included on the test.  The students are still expected to practice and learn the words but they will not be tested on that word on Friday.


Social Studies: We will conclude with classifying  animals this week.  Students will be create an animal of their own.  They will give the animal features and put it into a group that it belongs based on the features it was given.  


Religion: This week we will be learning about ordinary time and the things that Jesus taught to his followers.  Also, students will be writing thank you letters to God thanking Him for all of the things that he has provided for them.

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