1-1 Mrs. Gloria Asaro

Mrs. Asaro's 
First Grade Class!

Reminder...if your child goes to Aftercare on a half day, hot lunch is not available.  You must send in a lunch and drink from home.

If you are planning to send your child to the after-care program, you must make sure that you have sent in the appropriate paperwork.  More information can be found on our school website.

**Lunch Menu change - Thursday's lunch will now be Meatball or Chicken Parmagiana with garlic bread.  The cost is $4.00.**

Important Dates -      
Monday, February 11 - We will attend the 8:30 mass in acknowledgement of Our Lady of Lourdes feast day. 
Tuesday, February 12 - Eighth Grade Bake Sale
Monday, February 18 through Friday, February 22 - Winter Recess
Friday, March 1 - Noon Dismissal Aftercare is available
Saturday, March 2 - Parish International Day
Monday, March 4 - Lunch Change Today's hot lunch will be chicken tenders served with applesauce or vegetables.
Wednesday, March 6 -  Ash Wednesday Students will attend the 8:30 mass.  Lunch Change today's lunch will be pizza.
Monday, March 11 - Lenten Prayer Service 8:20am
Monday, March 18 - Lenten Prayer Service 8:20am
Friday, March 22 - No school for students.
Monday, March 25 - Lenten Prayer Service 8:20am.
Wednesday, March 27 - Noon dismissal After-care is not available
Thursday, March 28 - Noon Dismissal After-care is available
Friday, March 29 - Buddy Fashion Show
Monday, April 1 - Lenten Prayer Service 8:20am
Monday, April 8 - Lenten Prayer Service 8:20am
Monday, April 15 - Lenten Prayer Service 8:20am
Wednesday, April 17 - Shadow Stations of the Cross 1:15pm
Thursday, April18 - April 26 - Easter Recess
Raz-Kids passwords were given to each student.  For your convenience, the children have glued this information in their "Take-Home" folders. Raz-Kids.com is an excellent resource for building reading skills.  Each student works at his/her level to read books and answer comprehension questions.  They can earn stars as incentives that they can use to build robots and rocket ships.  Please take some time to sit with your child and explore this great resource.  The children are all very excited about this! 
Please be sure that your child is reading each night.  It is so important that they practice reading each and every day to develop the skills learned in school.  Like anything else, mastery requires practice!!



What We Are Learning in Class 1-1

Math - Chapter 6 Count and Model Numbers

In this chapter, the students will understand place value.  They will learn to count to 120 from any given number, by ones and by tens.  The children will begin to understand place value of 2-digit numbers as groups of tens and ones using ten-frames, cubes, base-ten blocks and quick pictures.  They will also learn different ways to model and represent numbers up to 120.  The students in first grade are expected to count and identify numbers from 1 to 120.

It is very important for the children to keep practicing their addition and subtraction facts within ten!  Knowing these facts will help them immensely. There are many math apps where the children can practice these facts or you can simple make flashcards for practice.  We have been playing many different games in school to help the students with fluency of addition facts within ten.   


Wonders - Unit 4 - Week 2

 Essential Question - How do animals help each other?

Books -  "A Team of Fish", "Animal Teams",  and "Busy As a Bee"    

Genre - Informational/Nonfiction

Skills - Long e: e, ee, ea, ie, prefixes re-, un-, pre-, verbs has and have, capitalization and end punctuation  

Comprehension Strategy - Main Idea and Key Details

Writing - Students will become authors and illustrators!  This week, the students will be writing about how animals help each other.  They will learn that authors organize the information they write about.  Authors always begin by telling you what they are writing about.  Students will learn that this is called the topic and writers often begin by giving a topic sentence.  The topic sentence introduces readers to the topic, or what the selection will be about.  As always, they will continue to write stories using complete sentences that include a capital letter in the beginning, spaces between each word and punctuation at the end. At this time of the year, the students will begin to be encouraged to write three sentences on one topic.  This will help them build stamina during writing time! 

Religion - Chapter 4 - Jesus Works Among the People

In this chapter, the students will learn that John the Baptist, Jesus' cousin, helped the people get ready for Jesus. God gave John an important message to share.  John told the people to put God first in their lives.  The students will also learn that Jesus shared God's love with all people and he watches over us and cares for us.  The children will hear the scripture stories Luke 19:1-5 and Matthew 20:29-33.  They will learn that Jesus treated all people with respect, Jesus helped all people and shared the news of God's love with everyone.  The children will make an "I Am Important to God" medallion.  


We will begin Unit 3 in our science book called Animals.  In this unit, the students will be learning about living and nonliving things, what animals need, how animals are different and how animals are grouped.  

Please send in all supplies labeled with your child's name if you have not done so already. Thank you!

Please check your child's folder regularly as there are important notices going home with the children daily.

Please make sure to send a snack in to school each day. 

Students are to wear their gym uniform as well as white or black sneakers on gym days.  
Please make sure to write your child's name on the tag of his/her gym sweatshirts.  The students often take these off and mix them up!

If your child is absent, it is important that you send an absent note to school on the day he or she returns.  

Our Specials:  

Monday- Music and Italian
Tuesday- Gym
Wednesday- Library and Italian
Thursday-  Art
Friday- Technology

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

Please note:
*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.

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 any questions or concerns. 

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to email me at gasaro7211@ndsnet.org

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