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:

April 7-Noon dismissal
April 8-Buddy fashion show
April 13-23-Easter Vacation

 Week of April 3, 2017:

Math: We will continue chapter 4 this week.  In this chapter, students will learn about the different subtraction strategies.  They have learned how to count back as a strategy.  They will us their number lines to continue to practice counting back when you subtract 1,2, or 3 from a whole. They learned how to use addition facts they already know to help them solve subtraction problems.  This week, they will learn how to make a ten to subtract.  Ex) 9-4  you think 9+1 is ten and then subtract 3 more, so 9-4 is 7  They will also learn how to break apart a 10 to subtract.  Ex) 

*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 In the Wild.   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 review the past and present verbs do and go and did and went.  We will review  that proper nouns need to begin with capital letters.  Finally, they will work with making contractions using the word not.  This week they will learn vowel teams with o.  They will practice the poem "When two vowels go walking, the first one does the talking". The spelling words for the week are: low, boat, no*, row, oat, toe.  The sight words for the week are: find, food, over, start, more, warm.  They will be tested on these words on Friday, April 7

Science: We will begin our next unit in Science this week.  In this unit students will learn about the three states of matter; solid, liquid and gas.  They will learn the properties of each state.  They will complete experiments and activities involving the different states.  

Religion: This week we will be learning more about Lent.  We will reflect on ways that we can improve our relationship with God.  This week we will learn about Palm Sunday and how Jesus began his journey 

Interactive Learning Sites
All of the best K-5 online, interactive, educational games and simulations in one place!

*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



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

Miss Brophy