1-1/Miss Katie Brophy

Journey through Miss Brophy’s
First Grade Class!


November 14-Ring Day for our Buddies
10am Ceremony
November 15-Field Trip to the Farm
November 17-No School, Professional Day

The students have been given a username and password for raz-kids.com
 a letter also went home with directions regarding signing into their accounts.  This is a GREAT tool that we will be using this year.  I will assign books for them to read.  They gain stars for reading stories.  These stars can be used to "buy" items to build a robot and a spaceship!  It is very motivating and a great way for the students to practice reading and comprehension at home.  


Week of November 13, 2017:

Math: We will finish chapter 3 in math this week.  In this chapter students have learned addition concepts.  Students have learned different addition strategies.  These include: adding in any order(flip flop facts), counting on when you add 1,2, or 3 to a number, doubles, doubles plus and minus one, making a ten, and adding three numbers(choose two, then add the third).  There will be a test next week on Chapter  three.

*Please be sure to do ONLY the assigned homework pages each night.  

ELA: We are continuing with unit 2 this week.  The theme for this week is A Community in Nature.  We will work on fantasy and informational non-fiction.  In writing, students will complete a writing piece about animals that live together.  In grammar, students will learn that adding -ing to the end of a verb means that it is happening in the present.  We will also review possessive nouns.  Our word work will focus on ending blends.  
Spelling words
lend, send, fast, past, sink, wink
Sight words:
no, eat, of, who,
Bonus: under
**Due to the short week, students will be tested on these words on Tuesday, November 21

Social Studies:  We will continue our Families unit this week. In this unit, students will learn all about what makes up a family.  They will learn who all the members of their own family are.  We will do research and they will create their own unique family tree.  They will also learn the importance of diversity and that all people and families are different.  God made us the way we are on purpose and has  a plan for all of us.!  

Religion: We will finish chapter 3 in religion this week.  In this chapter students will learn that Jesus was part of a family.  They will also learn how Jesus spread God’s word to others.  

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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:

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

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*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.

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

Miss Brophy