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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:


June 2nd-Full Day, First Friday Mass
June 
June 19th-Coffee House 9AM, the students have worked SO hard this year and are really excited to showcase themselves as authors


 Week of June 5, 2017:


Math: We will begin learning about time this week.  In this chapter(although in the book it is the 2nd part of chapter 9), students will learn how to tell time to the hour and the half hour.  They will learn that the shorter hand is the hour hand and the longer hand is the minute hand.  They will be expected to be able to look at the clock on the hour or on the half hour and identify the time.  They look doing "time checks" throughout the day!


*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 five this week.   Students will be reading stories that are non-fiction, fantasy and plays 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 making predictions.  Students will begin writing their very own non-fiction stories this week.  They will choose their favorite planet and complete research and turn it into a book about that planet.  We will also be learning adjectives.  Students will learn the an adjective is a word that describes something.  We will review prefixes and that they change the meaning of a root word.  We will also learn how to use abbreviations in writing.  They will learn how to abbreviate the days of the week and the months in the year.  This week they will learn about the bossy r.  They will learn r-controlled vowels with -or, -oar words.  The spelling words for the week are: more, core, born, corn, roar, and soar.  The sight words for the week are: began, better, right, sure, full, great.  They will be tested on these words on
 Friday, June 9


Science: We will begin our unit on the Solar System this week.  Students will learn all abut the Solar System and the planets that are in our Solar System.  They will learn details about each one.  They will learn about the sun and the moon as well.  We will complete hands on activities focusing on the planets.  Students will also learn the order of the planets from the Sun using the acronym: My Very Educated Mother Just Served Us Nachos.  Finally, they will complete non-fiction books about a planet of their choosing.  


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