Ms. Danielle Roberts

22Jan, 22

Week of January 24

Week of January 24

Announcements:

100th Day of School:  The 100th day of school is Wed., Jan. 26th.  Your child needs to complete a poster and attach 100 items on it (100 cotton balls, 100 stickers, 100 buttons, or whatever your child wishes).  The purpose of this project is to practice counting to 100, so let your child do the counting and recounting of the items on his/her poster.  Help your child come up with a title for the poster and write it on the poster in some way.  The kids will present their projects to the class on Wed.  They will receive Math points for this project.  Suggestion:  don’t use pennies!  They fall off easily and the poster is too heavy to hang on the wall!

Wednesday- Chapel

Eagle store

Friday- Christian T-shirt Day

Just a reminder that according to the handbook uniform policy, students should wear solid black or white athletic shoes, please.

Test Schedule:

Monday- Handwriting Test

Bible Story Test

Language Test

Tuesday- Reading Comprehension

Wednesday- 100th Day Poster due

Math Test

Math Speed Drills

Thursday- Phonics- written and oral

Spelling

Friday- Bible Story and Memory Verse Tests

 

Homework (material to review and practice for tests)

Seatwork- Each week, I will send home any unfinished worksheets that students have not finished in class for homework. If your child has a lot of pages, I encourage them to do only a page or two a night. Please use these pages to review and practice the concepts we are learning. Also, I will send home checked seatwork to use to review.

Mathwritten-telling time to quarter past and quarter till, counting up to 200, count by 5s, identify measures such as 1 foot=12 inches, 1 yard=36 inches or 3 feet, 1 hour=60 minutes, 1 minute=60 seconds, 1 dozen=12 things; addition and subtraction facts Families 1-10; story problems with addition or subtraction; and Speed Drill – students have 1and half minutes to complete 12 addition and subtraction problems (4 sets of these)

PHONICS:  For written test– write letter sounds, write special sounds in words (study Chart 6, 7,8,9), write words with special sounds and spelling words, identify and circle special sounds in words; and oral test -practice reading one-syllable words with one or two vowels, and words with special sounds from Chart 6,7,8,9,10.

The Handbook for Reading (apple book) is your “Phonics Bible”. Have your child read letter sounds, blends with long and short vowel sounds, and words to you. You could also dictate sounds, blends, and clue words for special sounds to your child for him/her to write. Your child should be memorizing the special sounds and clue words for Charts 6 and 7.  We learn these so that students can use this when sounding out new words.  They should read each special sound and clue word and then spell them (example:  “ck in duck, c – k”).  You could make a matching game with the clue words on one type of card and the special sounds on another, mix them up, and have your child match the clue word with the special sound.  Note:  blends should be read as one sound, not sounding out each letter (example:  “la”, not “l – a”).

Spelling: For homework, I sent home a Spelling Bee sheet. Students need to write their words 3 times by Thursday and return in their red folder on Thursday for extra points. Each day students should study their words.

For the test this week, study these words: List 16: a, the, come, I, you, of, one, two, what, was, said, have, give, do, to

Bible: Bible verse: Matthew 18:2-3 “Then He called a child to Him and had him stand among them. ‘I assure you,’ He said, ‘unless you are converted and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.'”

Bible stories for this week are Calling the Fishermen and Matthew (Matthew 4:18-22, Mark 2:13-17, Luke 5:1-11), and First Miracle (John 2:1-11)

HANDWRITING: As a motivation to write neatly on handwriting tests, I am allowing any student who earns an A on the handwriting does not have to do one seatwork page for handwriting.

If your child is not getting A’s on the Writing tests, he/she should practice writing at home using lined paper that we use at school (with dotted lines in the middle).  You could have your child write the spelling words, his/her name (which is also graded on the writing tests).   Using the Manuscript Guide (copy in your Orientation packet), have your child practice writing the alphabet and numbers, and words. Make sure that they are holding their pencils correctly.

Language: Chapter 8 Test on Monday, worksheet packet was sent home last week. This week we will beginning Chapter 9- learning to identify Prepositions and Object of Prepositions

We classify sentences in the same way EVERY time by asking these questions: First, find the Subject noun (which answers the question What or Who); then Verb (Action – what did the subject DO?); then Adverb (which answers questions How? When? Where?) and Adjective (which answers what kind? Which one? How many?). There are no questions to find the Article Adjectives, we just know that we must look for A, An, The.

Reading: Comprehension Test will include a short story and questions about the story. Please read the assigned pages each day from the reading calendar and initial the date on the calendar after reading. The reading calendar can be folded and kept in the reader or in the red folder.

Science We are learning about machines- wheel and axle, lever, pulley- help us move things

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17Jan, 22

Week of January 18

Week of January 17

Announcements:

100th Day Math Project:  The 100th day of school is Wednesday, Jan. 26th.  Students need to make a poster with 100 items on it (puff balls, stickers, toothpicks, whatever you want).  It needs to have a title, and students can decorate it.  They will present their posters to the class that day. Please do not use pennies–they make the poster too heavy, and they fall off.  Let them do the counting!

Just a reminder that according to the handbook uniform policy, students should wear solid black or white athletic shoes, please.

Kids’ Club – Our next meeting is Tues., Jan. 18th. 3:20 – 4:30. Students may wear their Kids’ Club shirts and uniform bottoms if they want.

Test Schedule:

Monday-

Tuesday- Handwriting Test

Wednesday-Math Test

Math Speed Drills

Science Test

Thursday- Phonics- written and oral

Spelling

Reading Comprehension

Friday- Bible Story

Language Test

 

Homework (material to review and practice for tests)

Seatwork- Each week, I will send home any unfinished worksheets that students have not finished in class for homework. If your child has a lot of pages, I encourage them to do only a page or two a night. Please use these pages to review and practice the concepts we are learning. Also, I will send home checked seatwork to use to review.

Mathwritten– identify which measurement is longer: inch, foot, yard, centimeter; count by twos; add 3 numbers together; before and after number by 10s; counting quarters, counting dimes, nickels, pennies; addition and subtraction facts Families 1-10; story problems with addition or subtraction; and Speed Drill – students have 1and half minutes to complete 12 addition and subtraction problems (4 sets of these)

PHONICS:  For written test– write letter sounds, write special sounds in words (study Chart 6, 7,8,9), write words with special sounds and spelling words, identify and circle special sounds in words; and oral test -practice reading one-syllable words with one or two vowels, and words with special sounds from Chart 6,7,8,9.

The Handbook for Reading (apple book) is your “Phonics Bible”. Have your child read letter sounds, blends with long and short vowel sounds, and words to you. You could also dictate sounds, blends, and clue words for special sounds to your child for him/her to write. Your child should be memorizing the special sounds and clue words for Charts 6 and 7.  We learn these so that students can use this when sounding out new words.  They should read each special sound and clue word and then spell them (example:  “ck in duck, c – k”).  You could make a matching game with the clue words on one type of card and the special sounds on another, mix them up, and have your child match the clue word with the special sound.  Note:  blends should be read as one sound, not sounding out each letter (example:  “la”, not “l – a”).

Spelling: For homework, I sent home a Spelling Bee sheet. Students need to write their words 3 times by Thursday and return in their red folder on Thursday for extra points. Each day students should study their words.

For the test this week, study these words: List 15: all, call, fall, ball, tall, small, walk, talk, chalk, baseball, rainfall, sidewalk, cornstalk, your, from

Bible: Bible verse due Jan 28: Matthew 18:2-3 “Then He called a child to Him and had him stand among them. ‘I assure you,’ He said, ‘unless you are converted and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.'”

Bible stories for this week are temptation of Jesus (Luke 4:1-13), and Jesus calls his first disciples (John 1:35-51)

HANDWRITING: As a motivation to write neatly on handwriting tests, I am allowing any student who earns an A on the handwriting does not have to do one seatwork page for handwriting.

If your child is not getting A’s on the Writing tests, he/she should practice writing at home using lined paper that we use at school (with dotted lines in the middle).  You could have your child write the spelling words, his/her name (which is also graded on the writing tests).   Using the Manuscript Guide (copy in your Orientation packet), have your child practice writing the alphabet and numbers, and words. Make sure that they are holding their pencils correctly.

Language: Chapter 8 Test, will send home worksheets to study. This week we will finish Chapter 8- learning to identify nouns as common or proper, and also continuing to capitalize names, pronoun I, and 1st word of sentence; using correct ending marks; and classifying sentences with more than one adjective and adverb; and identifying nouns as singular or plural.

We classify sentences in the same way EVERY time by asking these questions: First, find the Subject noun (which answers the question What or Who); then Verb (Action – what did the subject DO?); then Adverb (which answers questions How? When? Where?) and Adjective (which answers what kind? Which one? How many?). There are no questions to find the Article Adjectives, we just know that we must look for A, An, The.

Reading: Comprehension Test will include a short story and questions about the story. Please read the assigned pages each day from the reading calendar and initial the date on the calendar after reading. The reading calendar can be folded and kept in the reader or in the red folder.

Science Test Wednesday on Chapter 5 Movement. Study packet sent home last Friday.

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09Jan, 22

Week of January 10

Week of January 10

Announcements:

No chapel this week

Wednesday- Eagle Store

HOMECOMING WEEK THIS WEEK—SPECIAL DRESS-UP DAYS! 

Mon. – Pajama Day (no slippers)

Tues. – Disney Day

Wed. – Country or Country Club

Thurs. – Dress like a teacher

Friday – Spirit Day – spirit t-shirt and jeans and free shoe day

Kids’ Club – Our next meeting is Tues., Jan. 18th. 3:20 – 4:30. Students may wear their Kids’ Club shirts and uniform bottoms if they want.

Test Schedule:

Monday- Handwriting Test

Tuesday- Reading Comprehension

Wednesday-Math Test

Math Speed Drills

Thursday- Phonics- written and oral

Spelling

Language Quiz

Friday- Bible Story and Memory Verse Tests

 

Homework (material to review and practice for tests)

Seatwork- Each week, I will send home any unfinished worksheets that students have not finished in class for homework. If your child has a lot of pages, I encourage them to do only a page or two a night. Please use these pages to review and practice the concepts we are learning. Also, I will send home checked seatwork to use to review.

Mathwritten– identify half dozen, identify inches or centimeters, identify fourths and halves, counting quarters, telling time to hour and half hour, count by ones on a calendar; addition and subtraction facts Families 1-9; story problems with addition or subtraction; and Speed Drill – students have 1and half minutes to complete 12 addition and subtraction problems (4 sets of these)

PHONICS:  For written test– write letter sounds, write special sounds in words (study Chart 6, 7,8,9), write words with special sounds and spelling words, identify and circle special sounds in words; and oral test -practice reading one-syllable words with one or two vowels, and words with special sounds from Chart 6,7,8,9.

The Handbook for Reading (apple book) is your “Phonics Bible”. Have your child read letter sounds, blends with long and short vowel sounds, and words to you. You could also dictate sounds, blends, and clue words for special sounds to your child for him/her to write. Your child should be memorizing the special sounds and clue words for Charts 6 and 7.  We learn these so that students can use this when sounding out new words.  They should read each special sound and clue word and then spell them (example:  “ck in duck, c – k”).  You could make a matching game with the clue words on one type of card and the special sounds on another, mix them up, and have your child match the clue word with the special sound.  Note:  blends should be read as one sound, not sounding out each letter (example:  “la”, not “l – a”).

Spelling: For homework, I sent home a Spelling Bee sheet. Students need to write their words 3 times by Thursday and return in their red folder on Thursday for extra points. Each day students should study their words.

For the test this week, study these words: List 14: sight, might, right, light, bright, delight, bite, kite, white, quite, write, invite, polite, give, are

Bible: Bible verse: Matthew 18:1 – “At that time the disciples came to Jesus and said, ‘Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?'”

Bible stories for this week are Jesus as a boy (Luke 2:40-52), and Jesus’ baptism (Matthew 3:1-17)

HANDWRITING: As a motivation to write neatly on handwriting tests, I am allowing any student who earns an A on the handwriting does not have to do one seatwork page for handwriting.

If your child is not getting A’s on the Writing tests, he/she should practice writing at home using lined paper that we use at school (with dotted lines in the middle).  You could have your child write the spelling words, his/her name (which is also graded on the writing tests).   Using the Manuscript Guide (copy in your Orientation packet), have your child practice writing the alphabet and numbers, and words. Make sure that they are holding their pencils correctly.

Language: This week we will continue Chapter 8- learning to identify nouns as common or proper, and continuing to capitalize names, pronoun I, and 1st word of sentence; using correct ending marks; and classifying sentences with more than one adjective and adverb; and identifying nouns as singular or plural.

We classify sentences in the same way EVERY time by asking these questions: First, find the Subject noun (which answers the question What or Who); then Verb (Action – what did the subject DO?); then Adverb (which answers questions How? When? Where?) and Adjective (which answers what kind? Which one? How many?). There are no questions to find the Article Adjectives, we just know that we must look for A, An, The.

Reading: Comprehension Test will include a short story and questions about the story. Please read the assigned pages each day from the reading calendar and initial the date on the calendar after reading. The reading calendar can be folded and kept in the reader or in the red folder.

Science We will finish Chapter 5 on Movement and test next Tuesday, will send worksheet packet to study.

 

 

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22Dec, 21

Week of January 3

Week of January 3

Announcements:

Just a reminder that according to the handbook uniform policy, students should wear solid black or white athletic shoes, please.

Kids’ Club – Our next meeting is Tues., Jan. 18th. 3:20 – 4:30. Students may wear their Kids’ Club shirts and uniform bottoms if they want.

Test Schedule:

Monday- Handwriting Test

Tuesday- Reading Comprehension

Wednesday-Math Test

Math Speed Drills

Thursday- Phonics- written and oral

Spelling

Friday- Bible Story and Memory Verse Tests

Language Quiz

Homework (material to review and practice for tests)

Seatwork- Each week, I will send home any unfinished worksheets that students have not finished in class for homework. If your child has a lot of pages, I encourage them to do only a page or two a night. Please use these pages to review and practice the concepts we are learning. Also, I will send home checked seatwork to use to review.

Mathwritten-Counting up to 150, combining pennies, nickels, and dimes (always start with the highest value coin first), counting quarters, identifying halves and fourths, measures such as 1 gallon= 4 quarts, 2 cups= 1 pint, 1 foot=12 inches; addition and subtraction facts Families 1-9; story problems with addition or subtraction; and Speed Drill – students have 1and half minutes to complete 12 addition and subtraction problems (4 sets of these)

PHONICS:  For written test– write letter sounds, write special sounds in words (study Chart 6, 7,8,9), write words with special sounds and spelling words, identify and circle special sounds in words; and oral test -practice reading one-syllable words with one or two vowels, and words with special sounds from Chart 6,7,8,9.

The Handbook for Reading (apple book) is your “Phonics Bible”. Have your child read letter sounds, blends with long and short vowel sounds, and words to you. You could also dictate sounds, blends, and clue words for special sounds to your child for him/her to write. Your child should be memorizing the special sounds and clue words for Charts 6 and 7.  We learn these so that students can use this when sounding out new words.  They should read each special sound and clue word and then spell them (example:  “ck in duck, c – k”).  You could make a matching game with the clue words on one type of card and the special sounds on another, mix them up, and have your child match the clue word with the special sound.  Note:  blends should be read as one sound, not sounding out each letter (example:  “la”, not “l – a”).

Spelling: For homework, I sent home a Spelling Bee sheet. Students need to write their words 3 times by Thursday and return in their red folder on Thursday for extra points. Each day students should study their words.

For the test this week, study these words: List 13: chin, check, chick, much, ouch, born, fork, horn, horse, word, work, took, cool, says, was

Bible: Bible verse: Romans 10:9 “If you confess with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord’, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.”

Bible stories for this week are Wise Men worship Jesus (Matthew 2:1-12), Joseph, Mary, and Jesus Flee to Egypt (Matthew 2:12-23)

HANDWRITING: As a motivation to write neatly on handwriting tests, I am allowing any student who earns an A on the handwriting does not have to do one seatwork page for handwriting.

If your child is not getting A’s on the Writing tests, he/she should practice writing at home using lined paper that we use at school (with dotted lines in the middle).  You could have your child write the spelling words, his/her name (which is also graded on the writing tests).   Using the Manuscript Guide (copy in your Orientation packet), have your child practice writing the alphabet and numbers, and words. Make sure that they are holding their pencils correctly.

Language: This week we will begin Chapter 8- learning to identify nouns as common or proper, and also continuing to capitalize names, pronoun I, and 1st word of sentence; using correct ending marks; and classifying sentences with more than one adjective and adverb; and identifying nouns as singular or plural.

We classify sentences in the same way EVERY time by asking these questions: First, find the Subject noun (which answers the question What or Who); then Verb (Action – what did the subject DO?); then Adverb (which answers questions How? When? Where?) and Adjective (which answers what kind? Which one? How many?). There are no questions to find the Article Adjectives, we just know that we must look for A, An, The.

Reading: Comprehension Test will include a short story and questions about the story. Please read the assigned pages each day from the reading calendar and initial the date on the calendar after reading. The reading calendar can be folded and kept in the reader or in the red folder.

Science We will begin Chapter 5 on Movement

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12Dec, 21

Week of December 13

Week of December 13

Announcements:

Just a reminder that according to the handbook uniform policy, students should wear solid black or white athletic shoes, please.

Kids’ Club – No Kids’ Club this month because we will have half days of school Tues. through Friday before the Christmas break.

Christmas Bazaar THIS WEEK – Kids shop for Christmas presents for family in room 150. The presents are gift-wrapped and tagged for them. PLEASE PUT MONEY IN A ZIPLOCK WITH YOUR CHILD’S NAME ON IT. ALSO, KIDS WANT TO BUY THINGS FOR THEMSELVES, SO PLEASE MAKE IT CLEAR WITH THEM WHO THEY ARE SUPPOSED TO BUY PRESENTS FOR, AND WHETHER OR NOT THEY CAN GET ANYTHING FOR THEMSELVES. 

**SPECIAL CHRISTMAS DRESS THIS WEEK – SEE EMAIL FROM OFFICE!**

School will be half-days starting on Tues., Dec. 14th through Fri., Dec. 17th.  No after-care on Friday, Dec. 17th.  School is closed for Christmas holiday Dec. 20th through Jan. 2nd, and reopens Mon., Jan. 3rd.

 

Test Schedule:

Monday- Handwriting Test

Language Test

Tuesday- Reading Comprehension

Wednesday-Math Test

Math Speed Drills

Thursday- Phonics- written and oral

Spelling

Bible Story Test

Friday- no tests

Homework (material to review and practice for tests)

Seatwork- Each week, I will send home any unfinished worksheets that students have not finished in class for homework. If your child has a lot of pages, I encourage them to do only a page or two a night. Please use these pages to review and practice the concepts we are learning. Also, I will send home checked seatwork to use to review.

Mathwritten– identifying temperature on a thermometer, numbers that come between, measures such as 1 dozen= 12, 2 cups= 1 pint, quarter=25 cents; addition, and subtraction facts Families 1-9; story problems with addition or subtraction; and Speed Drill – students have 1and half minutes to complete 12 addition and subtraction problems (4 sets of these)

PHONICS:  For written test– write letter sounds, write special sounds in words (study Chart 6, 7,8,9), write words with special sounds and spelling words, identify and circle special sounds in words; and oral test -practice reading one-syllable words with one or two vowels, and words with special sounds from Chart 6,7,8,9.

The Handbook for Reading (apple book) is your “Phonics Bible”. Have your child read letter sounds, blends with long and short vowel sounds, and words to you. You could also dictate sounds, blends, and clue words for special sounds to your child for him/her to write. Your child should be memorizing the special sounds and clue words for Charts 6 and 7.  We learn these so that students can use this when sounding out new words.  They should read each special sound and clue word and then spell them (example:  “ck in duck, c – k”).  You could make a matching game with the clue words on one type of card and the special sounds on another, mix them up, and have your child match the clue word with the special sound.  Note:  blends should be read as one sound, not sounding out each letter (example:  “la”, not “l – a”).

Spelling: For homework, I sent home a Spelling Bee sheet. Students need to write their words 3 times by Thursday and return in their red folder on Thursday for extra points. Each day students should study their words.

For the test this week, study these words: List 12: book, look, good, foot, wood, shook, boot, food, loose, moon, room, roof, tooth, have, give

Bible: no Bible verse

Bible stories for this week are Promise of the Savior (Luke 1:26-38, Matthew 1:18-24), Birth of Jesus (Luke 2:1-7), and News brought to the Shepherds (Luke 2:8-20)

HANDWRITING: As a motivation to write neatly on handwriting tests, I am allowing any student who earns an A on the handwriting does not have to do one seatwork page for handwriting.

If your child is not getting A’s on the Writing tests, he/she should practice writing at home using lined paper that we use at school (with dotted lines in the middle).  You could have your child write the spelling words, his/her name (which is also graded on the writing tests).   Using the Manuscript Guide (copy in your Orientation packet), have your child practice writing the alphabet and numbers, and words. Make sure that they are holding their pencils correctly.

Language: Test on chapter 7. I sent home worksheet packet that students can use to review.

We classify sentences in the same way EVERY time by asking these questions: First, find the Subject noun (which answers the question What or Who); then Verb (Action – what did the subject DO?); then Adverb (which answers questions How? When? Where?) and Adjective (which answers what kind? Which one? How many?). There are no questions to find the Article Adjectives, we just know that we must look for A, An, The.

Reading: Comprehension Test will include a short story and questions about the story. Please read the assigned pages each day from the reading calendar and initial the date on the calendar after reading. The reading calendar can be folded and kept in the reader or in the red folder.

Social Studies We are learning about maps and where we live.

 

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05Dec, 21

Week of December 6

Week of December 6

Announcements:

Just a reminder that according to the handbook uniform policy, students should wear solid black or white athletic shoes, please.

Tues. Dec 7- Christmas Play 7pm- Students need to be in the choir room (in the sanctuary) at 6:30pm! Students will receive a Bible grade for the play.

School starts an hour later on Wednesday!

Wednesday, Dec 8- Eagle Store, No chapel due to Christmas Play

Kids’ Club – No Kids’ Club this month because we will have half days of school Tues. through Friday before the Christmas break.

Test Schedule:

Tuesday- Reading Comprehension

Handwriting Test

Wednesday-Math Test

Math Speed Drills

Thursday- Phonics- written and oral

Spelling

Friday- Bible Story Test

Memory Verse Test

Language Test

Homework (material to review and practice for tests)

Seatwork- Each week, I will send home any unfinished worksheets that students have not finished in class for homework. If your child has a lot of pages, I encourage them to do only a page or two a night. Please use these pages to review and practice the concepts we are learning. Also, I will send home checked seatwork to use to review.

Mathwritten– identifying temperature on a thermometer, telling time to the half hour, measuring with a ruler, how many are in a dozen, addition, and subtraction facts Families 1-9; story problems with addition or subtraction; and Speed Drill – students have 1and half minutes to complete 12 addition and subtraction problems (4 sets of these)

PHONICS:  For written test– write letter sounds, write special sounds in words (study Chart 6, 7,8,9), write words with special sounds and spelling words, identify and circle special sounds in words; and oral test -practice reading one-syllable words with one or two vowels, and words with special sounds from Chart 6,7,8,9.

The Handbook for Reading (apple book) is your “Phonics Bible”. Have your child read letter sounds, blends with long and short vowel sounds, and words to you. You could also dictate sounds, blends, and clue words for special sounds to your child for him/her to write. Your child should be memorizing the special sounds and clue words for Charts 6 and 7.  We learn these so that students can use this when sounding out new words.  They should read each special sound and clue word and then spell them (example:  “ck in duck, c – k”).  You could make a matching game with the clue words on one type of card and the special sounds on another, mix them up, and have your child match the clue word with the special sound.  Note:  blends should be read as one sound, not sounding out each letter (example:  “la”, not “l – a”).

Spelling: For homework, I sent home a Spelling Bee sheet. Students need to write their words 3 times by Thursday and return in their red folder on Thursday for extra points. Each day students should study their words.

For the test this week, study these words: List 11: oil, boil, spoil, join, moist, noise, point, boy, joy, toy, proud, blow, skirt, would, many

Bible: Bible verse due Dec. 10 – Proverbs 3:5-6 – “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not rely on your own understanding; think about Him in all your ways, and He will guide you on the right paths.”

Bible stories for this week are Joseph’s brothers visit Egypt (Genesis 42-45) and Joseph’s family reunited and move to Egypt (Genesis 46-50).

HANDWRITING: As a motivation to write neatly on handwriting tests, I am allowing any student who earns an A on the handwriting does not have to do one seatwork page for handwriting.

If your child is not getting A’s on the Writing tests, he/she should practice writing at home using lined paper that we use at school (with dotted lines in the middle).  You could have your child write the spelling words, his/her name (which is also graded on the writing tests).   Using the Manuscript Guide (copy in your Orientation packet), have your child practice writing the alphabet and numbers, and words. Make sure that they are holding their pencils correctly.

Language: This week we will finish Chapter 7- learning to identify noun as plural or singular, continuing to capitalize names, pronoun I, and 1st word of sentence; using correct ending marks; and classifying sentences with more than one adjective and adverb. I will send home worksheet packet that students can use to review.

We classify sentences in the same way EVERY time by asking these questions: First, find the Subject noun (which answers the question What or Who); then Verb (Action – what did the subject DO?); then Adverb (which answers questions How? When? Where?) and Adjective (which answers what kind? Which one? How many?). There are no questions to find the Article Adjectives, we just know that we must look for A, An, The.

Reading: Comprehension Test will include a short story and questions about the story. Please read the assigned pages each day from the reading calendar and initial the date on the calendar after reading. The reading calendar can be folded and kept in the reader or in the red folder.

Social Studies We are learning about maps and where we live.

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30Nov, 21

Week of November 29

Week of November 29

Announcements:

Just a reminder that according to the handbook uniform policy, students should wear solid black or white athletic shoes, please.

Wednesday, Dec 1- Chapel and Eagle Store

Friday, Dec 3- Spirit T-shirt Day

Tues. Dec 7- Christmas Play 7pm

Test Schedule:

Monday- Handwriting Test

Tuesday- Reading Comprehension

Wednesday-Math Tests (written and oral)

Math Speed Drills

Thursday- Phonics- written and oral

Spelling

Friday- Bible Story Test

Language Quiz

Homework (material to review and practice for tests)

Seatwork- Each week, I will send home any unfinished worksheets that students have not finished in class for homework. If your child has a lot of pages, I encourage them to do only a page or two a night. Please use these pages to review and practice the concepts we are learning. Also, I will send home checked seatwork to use to review.

Mathwritten– counting dimes, nickels, and pennies together; identifying half of a group; identifying temperature on a thermometer, telling time to the hour, counting to 150 by ones, addition, and subtraction facts Families 1-8; story problems with addition or subtraction; oral-answer 5 addition problems, and Speed Drill – students have 1and half minutes to complete 12 addition and subtraction problems (4 sets of these)

PHONICS:  For written test– write letter sounds, write special sounds in words (study Chart 6, 7,8,9), write words with special sounds and spelling words, identify and circle special sounds in words; and oral test -practice reading one-syllable words with one or two vowels, and words with special sounds from Chart 6,7,8,9.

The Handbook for Reading (apple book) is your “Phonics Bible”. Have your child read letter sounds, blends with long and short vowel sounds, and words to you. You could also dictate sounds, blends, and clue words for special sounds to your child for him/her to write. Your child should be memorizing the special sounds and clue words for Charts 6 and 7.  We learn these so that students can use this when sounding out new words.  They should read each special sound and clue word and then spell them (example:  “ck in duck, c – k”).  You could make a matching game with the clue words on one type of card and the special sounds on another, mix them up, and have your child match the clue word with the special sound.  Note:  blends should be read as one sound, not sounding out each letter (example:  “la”, not “l – a”).

Spelling: For homework, I sent home a Spelling Bee sheet. Students need to write their words 3 times by Thursday and return in their red folder on Thursday for extra points. Each day students should study their words.

For the test this week, study these words: List 10: her, serve, purse, burn, curl, turn, dirt, first, girl, sir, stir, shirt, third, said, have


HANDWRITING:
 As a motivation to write neatly on handwriting tests, I am allowing any student who earns an A on the handwriting does not have to do one seatwork page for handwriting.

If your child is not getting A’s on the Writing tests, he/she should practice writing at home using lined paper that we use at school (with dotted lines in the middle).  You could have your child write the spelling words, his/her name (which is also graded on the writing tests).   Using the Manuscript Guide (copy in your Orientation packet), have your child practice writing the alphabet and numbers, and words. Make sure that they are holding their pencils correctly.

Bible: Bible verse due Dec. 10 – Proverbs 3:5-6 – “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not rely on your own understanding; think about Him in all your ways, and He will guide you on the right paths.”

Bible stories for this week are Joseph slave to Potiphar (Genesis 39: 1-5, 17-22, and Genesis 40:1-23) and Joseph in Pharaoh’s palace (Genesis 41:1-41).

Language: This week we will continue Chapter 7- learning to identify noun as plural or singular, continuing to capitalize names, pronoun I, and 1st word of sentence; using correct ending marks; and classifying sentences with more than one adjective and adverb.

We classify sentences in the same way EVERY time by asking these questions: First, find the Subject noun (which answers the question What or Who); then Verb (Action – what did the subject DO?); then Adverb (which answers questions How? When? Where?) and Adjective (which answers what kind? Which one? How many?). There are no questions to find the Article Adjectives, we just know that we must look for A, An, The.

Reading: Comprehension Test will include a short story and questions about the story. Please read the assigned pages each day from the reading calendar and initial the date on the calendar after reading. The reading calendar can be folded and kept in the reader or in the red folder.

Social Studies We are learning about maps and where we live.

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14Nov, 21

Week of November 15

Week of November 15

Announcements:

Just a reminder that according to the handbook uniform policy, students should wear solid black or white athletic shoes, please.

Monday, Nov 15– We are collecting cans of green beans to give to those in need for Thanksgiving.

Tuesday, Nov 16- Kid’s Club 3:20-4:30. You can pick your child up in the carpool lane—we will bring the kids to you. Students may wear their kids club t-shirt with uniform bottoms.

Wednesday, Nov 17- Eagle Store

Friday, Nov 19- Christian T-shirt Day and Thanksgiving Chapel at 1:30, then class Thanksgiving Party afterwards in classroom

Test Schedule:

Monday- Handwriting Test

Tuesday- Reading Comprehension

Wednesday-Math Tests (written and oral)

Math Speed Drills

Thursday- Phonics- written and oral

Spelling

Friday- Bible Story Test

Bible Memory Verse Test

 

Homework (material to review and practice for tests)

Seatwork- Each week, I will send home any unfinished worksheets that students have not finished in class for homework. If your child has a lot of pages, I encourage them to do only a page or two a night. Please use these pages to review and practice the concepts we are learning. Also, I will send home checked seatwork to use to review.

Mathwritten– counting dimes, nickels and pennies; identifying half and whole; identifying numbers;  place value, write addition and subtractions based on domino card; identify measurements such as 1 foot=12 inches, 3 feet=1 yard, 36 inches=1 yard, 12 months=1 year, addition and subtraction facts Families 1-8; story problems with addition or subtraction; oral-answer 5 addition problems, and Speed Drill – students have 1and half minutes to complete 12 addition and subtraction problems (4 sets of these)

PHONICS:  For written test– write letter sounds, write special sounds in words (study Chart 6, 7,8), write words with special sounds and spelling words, identify special sounds in words; and oral test -practice reading one-syllable words with one or two vowels, and words with special sounds from Chart 6,7,8,9.

The Handbook for Reading (apple book) is your “Phonics Bible”.  Have your child read letter sounds, blends with long and short vowel sounds, and words to you.  You could also dictate sounds, blends, and clue words for special sounds to your child for him/her to write.  Your child should be memorizing the special sounds and clue words for Charts 6 and 7.  We learn these so that students can use this when sounding out new words.  They should read each special sound and clue word and then spell them (example:  “ck in duck, c – k”).  You could make a matching game with the clue words on one type of card and the special sounds on another, mix them up, and have your child match the clue word with the special sound.  Note:  blends should be read as one sound, not sounding out each letter (example:  “la”, not “l – a”).

Spelling: For homework, I sent home a Spelling Bee sheet. Students need to write their words 3 times by Thursday and return in their red folder on Thursday for extra points. Each day students should study their words.

For the test this week, study these words: List 9: round, shout, cloud, south, cow, now, down, brown, clown, crown, town, slow, snow, what, was

HANDWRITING: As a motivation to write neatly on handwriting tests, I am allowing any student who earns an A on the handwriting does not have to do one seatwork page for handwriting.

If your child is not getting A’s on the Writing tests, he/she should practice writing at home using lined paper that we use at school (with dotted lines in the middle).  You could have your child write the spelling words, his/her name (which is also graded on the writing tests).   Using the Manuscript Guide (copy in your Orientation packet), have your child practice writing the alphabet and numbers, and words. Make sure that they are holding their pencils correctly.

Bible: Bible verse:  Psalm 136:1 “Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good. His love endures forever.”

Bible story for this week is the First Thanksgiving Story. I will try to upload a review guide with important things to know.

Language: This week we will begin Chapter 7- learning to identify noun as plural or singular, continuing to capitalize names, pronoun I, and 1st word of sentence; using correct ending marks; and classifying sentences with more than one adjective and adverb.

We classify sentences in the same way EVERY time by asking these questions: First, find the Subject noun (which answers the question What or Who); then Verb (Action – what did the subject DO?); then Adverb (which answers questions How? When? Where?) and Adjective (which answers what kind? Which one? How many?). There are no questions to find the Article Adjectives, we just know that we must look for A, An, The.

Reading: Comprehension Test will include a short story and questions about the story. Please read the assigned pages each day from the reading calendar and initial the date on the calendar after reading. The reading calendar can be folded and kept in the reader or in the red folder.

Social Studies We are learning about maps and where we live.

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07Nov, 21

Week of November 8

Week of November 8

Announcements:

Thursday, Nov. 11– Veteran’s Day Chapel 10am. Students may wear red, white, or blue t-shirt with uniform bottoms.

First Grade will be singing a song for the special Veterans Day chapel on Thursday, Nov. 11th.  We hope you can attend!

Test Schedule:

Monday- Handwriting Test

Tuesday- Reading Comprehension

Language Test

Wednesday-Math Tests (written and oral)

Math Speed Drills

Science Test

Thursday- Phonics- written and oral

Spelling

Friday- Bible Story Test

Bible Memory Verse Test

 

Homework (material to review and practice for tests)

Seatwork- Each week, I will send home any unfinished worksheets that students have not finished in class for homework. If your child has a lot of pages, I encourage them to do only a page or two a night. Please use these pages to review and practice the concepts we are learning. Also, I will send home checked seatwork to use to review.

Mathwritten– telling time on the hour, measuring with a ruler, order of the months of the year; place value, count by 5s; addition and subtraction facts Families 1-8; story problems with addition or subtraction; oral-answer 5 addition problems, and Speed Drill – students have 1and half minutes to complete 12 addition and subtraction problems (4 sets of these)

PHONICS:  For written test– write letter sounds, write special sounds in words (study Chart 6, 7,8), write words with special sounds and spelling words; and oral test -practice reading one-syllable words with one or two vowels, and words with special sounds from Chart 6,7,8,9.

The Handbook for Reading (apple book) is your “Phonics Bible”.  Have your child read letter sounds, blends with long and short vowel sounds, and words to you.  You could also dictate sounds, blends, and clue words for special sounds to your child for him/her to write.  Your child should be memorizing the special sounds and clue words for Charts 6 and 7.  We learn these so that students can use this when sounding out new words.  They should read each special sound and clue word and then spell them (example:  “ck in duck, c – k”).  You could make a matching game with the clue words on one type of card and the special sounds on another, mix them up, and have your child match the clue word with the special sound.  Note:  blends should be read as one sound, not sounding out each letter (example:  “la”, not “l – a”).

Spelling: For homework, I sent home a Spelling Bee sheet. Students need to write their words 3 times by Thursday and return in their red folder on Thursday for extra points. Each day students should study their words.

For the test this week, study these words: shy, she, shade, sheep, brush, fresh, this, that, then, with, of, do

HANDWRITING: As an motivation to write neatly on handwriting tests, I am allowing any student who earns an A on the handwriting can not have to do one seatwork page for handwriting.

If your child is not getting A’s on the Writing tests, he/she should practice writing at home using lined paper that we use at school (with dotted lines in the middle).  You could have your child write the spelling words, his/her name (which is also graded on the writing tests).   Using the Manuscript Guide (copy in your Orientation packet), have your child practice writing the alphabet and numbers, and words. Make sure that they are holding their pencils correctly.

Bible: Bible verse:  Psalm 34:19 “Many adversities come to the one who is righteous, but the Lord delivers him from them all.”

Bible story for this week is Joseph’s dreams (Genesis 37:1-11) and Joseph sold into slavery by his brothers (Genesis 37:12-35) I will try to upload a review guide with important things to know.

Language: We are in Chapter 6- learning to capitalize names, pronoun I, and 1st word of sentence; identifying 2 kinds of sentences- statement and question and using correct ending marks for each; and classifying sentences with more than one adjective and adverb.

Tuesday we will have a test on Chapter 6- classifying sentences with more than one adjective and adverb and editing sentences. Students will bring home worksheets on Monday that can be used to review

We classify sentences in the same way EVERY time by asking these questions: First, find the Subject noun (which answers the question What or Who); then Verb (Action – what did the subject DO?); then Adverb (which answers questions How? When? Where?) and Adjective (which answers what kind? Which one? How many?). There are no questions to find the Article Adjectives, we just know that we must look for A, An, The.

Reading: Comprehension Test will include a short story and questions about the story. Please read the assigned pages each day from the reading calendar and initial the date on the calendar after reading. The reading calendar can be folded and kept in the reader or in the red folder.

Science: Wednesday, we have a test on Ch. 4 Insects. Use the Insect booklet to review.

 

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31Oct, 21

Week of November 1

Week of November 1

Announcements:

Tuesday 11/2- Pretzel Orders are Due

Wednesday 10/27 – Chapel- parents are welcome to attend but mask required

Eagle Store

Thursday and Friday will be Pizza for lunch

First Grade was invited to sing a song for the special Veterans Day chapel on Thursday, Nov. 11th.  We hope you can attend!

Test Schedule:

Monday- Handwriting Test

Tuesday- Reading Comprehension

Wednesday-Math Tests (written and oral)

Math Speed Drills

Thursday- Phonics- written and oral

Spelling

Friday- Bible Story Test

Bible Memory Verse Test

Language Quiz

 

Homework (material to review and practice for tests)

Seatwork- Each week, I will send home any unfinished worksheets that students have not finished in class for homework. If your child has a lot of pages, I encourage them to do only a page or two a night. Please use these pages to review and practice the concepts we are learning. Also, I will send home checked seatwork to use to review.

Mathwritten– telling time on the hour, number of days in a week, number of inches in a foot, identify shapes, counting dimes, nickels, and pennies; count by 2s; addition and subtraction facts Families 1-8; story problems with addition or subtraction; oral-answer 5 addition problems, and Speed Drill – students have 1and half minutes to complete 12 addition and subtraction problems (4 sets of these)

PHONICS:  For written test– write letter sounds, write special sounds in words (study Chart 6, 7,8), write words with special sounds and spelling words; and oral test -practice reading one-syllable words with one or two vowels, and words with special sounds from Chart 6,7,8,9.

The Handbook for Reading (apple book) is your “Phonics Bible”.  Have your child read letter sounds, blends with long and short vowel sounds, and words to you.  You could also dictate sounds, blends, and clue words for special sounds to your child for him/her to write.  Your child should be memorizing the special sounds and clue words for Charts 6 and 7.  We learn these so that students can use this when sounding out new words.  They should read each special sound and clue word and then spell them (example:  “ck in duck, c – k”).  You could make a matching game with the clue words on one type of card and the special sounds on another, mix them up, and have your child match the clue word with the special sound.  Note:  blends should be read as one sound, not sounding out each letter (example:  “la”, not “l – a”).

Spelling: For homework, I sent home a Spelling Bee sheet. Students need to write their words 3 times by Thursday and return in their red folder on Thursday for extra points. Each day students should study their words.

For the test this week, study these words: be, he, me, by, my, cry, try, go, no, so, one, two

HANDWRITING: Anyone who

If your child is not getting A’s on the Writing tests, he/she should practice writing at home using lined paper that we use at school (with dotted lines in the middle).  You could have your child write the spelling words, his/her name (which is also graded on the writing tests).   Using the Manuscript Guide (copy in your Orientation packet), have your child practice writing the alphabet and numbers, and words. Make sure that they are holding their pencils correctly.

Bible: Bible verse:  Psalm 34:18 “The Lord is near the brokenhearted; He saves those crushed in spirit.”

Bible story for this week is Jacob marries Leah and Rachel (Genesis 29-31).and Jacob comes home (Genesis 32:1- 8, 13-30; 33:4-11) I will try to upload a review guide with important things to know.

Language: We are in Chapter 6- learning to capitalize names, pronoun I, and 1st word of sentence; identifying 2 kinds of sentences- statement and question and using correct ending marks for each; and classifying sentences with more than one adjective and adverb.

Friday we will have a quiz on classifying sentences with more than one adjective and adverb.

We classify sentences in the same order EVERY time:  Subject noun (which answers the question What or Who); then Verb (Action – what did the subject DO?); then Adverb (which answers questions How? When? Where?) and Adjective (which answers what kind? Which one? How many?). There are no questions to find the Article Adjectives, we just know that we must look for A, An, The.

Reading: Comprehension Test will include a short story and questions about the story. Please read the assigned pages each day from the reading calendar and initial the date on the calendar after reading. The reading calendar can be folded and kept in the reader or in the red folder.

Science: we are learning about insects this week. We will be finishing our insect booklet this week and will send it home by Friday to use to review for test next week.

 

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24Oct, 21

Week of October 25

Week of October 25

Announcements:

Wednesday 10/27 – Chapel- parents are welcome to attend but mask required

Eagle Store

Test Schedule:

Monday- Handwriting Test, Language Test

Tuesday- Reading Comprehension, Science Test

Wednesday-Math Tests (written and oral)

Math Speed Drills

Thursday- Phonics- written and oral

Spelling

Friday- Bible Story Test

Bible Memory Verse Test

 

Homework (material to review and practice for tests)

Seatwork- Each week, I will send home any unfinished worksheets that students have not finished in class for homework. If your child has a lot of pages, I encourage them to do only a page or two a night. Please use these pages to review and practice the concepts we are learning. Also, I will send home checked seatwork to use to review.

Mathwritten– counting pennies and nickels; count by 10s; fill in before and after numbers by 10s, addition and subtraction facts Families 1-7; story problems with addition or subtraction; count by ones, fives and tens; oral-answer 5 addition problems, and Speed Drill – students have 1and half minutes to complete 12 addition and subtraction problems (4 sets of these)

PHONICS:  For written test– write letter sounds, write special sounds in words (study Chart 6, 7,8), write words with special sounds and spelling words; and oral test -practice reading one-syllable words with one or two vowels, and words with special sounds from Chart 6,7,8.

The Handbook for Reading (apple book) is your “Phonics Bible”.  Have your child read letter sounds, blends with long and short vowel sounds, and words to you.  You could also dictate sounds, blends, and clue words for special sounds to your child for him/her to write.  Your child should be memorizing the special sounds and clue words for Charts 6 and 7.  We learn these so that students can use this when sounding out new words.  They should read each special sound and clue word and then spell them (example:  “ck in duck, c – k”).  You could make a matching game with the clue words on one type of card and the special sounds on another, mix them up, and have your child match the clue word with the special sound.  Note:  blends should be read as one sound, not sounding out each letter (example:  “la”, not “l – a”).

Spelling: For homework, I sent home a Spelling Bee sheet. Students need to write their words 3 times by Thursday and return in their red folder on Thursday for extra points. Each day students should study their words.

For the test this week, study these words: cuff, puff, stuff, sniff, cross, bless, will, well, bell, doll, you, of

HANDWRITING:  If your child is not getting A’s on the Writing tests, he/she should practice writing at home using lined paper that we use at school (with dotted lines in the middle).  You could have your child write the spelling words, his/her name (which is also graded on the writing tests).   Using the Manuscript Guide (copy in your Orientation packet), have your child practice writing the alphabet and numbers, and words. Make sure that they are holding their pencils correctly.

Bible: Bible verse:  Psalm 34:17 “The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears, and delivers them from all their troubles.”

Bible story for this week is Jacob and Esau part B: Jacob steals the blessing (Gen 27:1-40) and Jacob’s Ladder (Genesis 27:41- 28:22) I will try to upload a review guide with important things to know.

Language: We will have a test on Article Adjectives: A, An, The. We classify them with a capital A.  We are classifying sentences with Article Adjective(A)- Adjective (Adj) -Subject Noun (SN)—Verb (V)—Adverb (Adv).  Use worksheets to review.

We classify sentences in the same order EVERY time:  Subject noun (which answers the question What or Who); then Verb (Action – what did the subject DO?); then Adverb (which answers questions How? When? Where?) and Adjective (which answers what kind? Which one? How many?). There are no questions to find the Article Adjectives, we just know that we must look for A, An, The.

Reading: Comprehension Test will include a short story and questions about the story. Please read the assigned pages each day from the reading calendar and initial the date on the calendar after reading. The reading calendar can be folded and kept in the reader or in the red folder.

Science: Use bird booklet to review for Test on Tuesday

Accelerated Reading – We will start Accelerated Reading (AR) this week.  We have D.E.A.R. (Drop Everything And Read) time every day after lunch, and we have our own set of I-pads in class for students to take AR quizzes on books they read.  Students will not receive a grade for AR this 9-weeks, but AR generates reading excitement and greatly increases reading and comprehension progress.  Students read a book and take a short reading comprehension quiz on the I-pad.  First Grade books are short, so they must get 100% on 2 quizzes to earn a whole point.  After this 9-week period, I will assign a point goal for each student.  Students will need to reach their point goal and have an accuracy percentage of 90% or above to get an A in AR.  The AR grade is averaged into the reading grade.  Look on the FBCS webpage under library, click on the AR Home Connect Link, and sign up so that you can receive an email every time your child takes an AR quiz You will know the scores your child is getting on the AR quizzes.  Let me know if you have trouble signing up for Home Connect. Also, I will put their results from their Star Reading Test in their blue folders this week. This test gives the book level range that your child should be choosing books to read from.

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17Oct, 21

Week of October 18

Week of October 18

Announcements:

Book Fair is this Week! We will go to the book fair as a class on Monday. They will also have opportunity to go to book fair the rest of the week if they bring money.

Monday 10/18- Panda Express Lunch Orders Due!

Tuesday 10/19- Kid’s Club!! Students may wear their Kids Club shirts to school. Kid’s Club is 3:30 to 4:30. You can drive through and pick up your child in the carpool line. If you have not signed up for Kid’s Club, it’s not too late! Only $15.

Wednesday 10/20 – Minister Appreciation Chapel- parents are welcome to attend but mask required

Thursday 10/21- Dinner Bell- Panda Express for lunch! If you are not eating Panda express, please remember to bring your own lunch and drink.

Friday 10/21- Booster Bake Sale

Sunday 10/24- Tractor Treat 4pm- 6pm at First Baptist Church! Candy, Hayrides, and a family maze! I would love to see you there! Come and find me at my decorated trunk!

Test Schedule:

Monday- Handwriting Test

Tuesday- Reading Comprehension

Wednesday-Math Tests (written and oral)

Math Speed Drills

Language Quiz

Thursday- Phonics- written and oral

Spelling

Friday- Bible Story Test

Bible Memory Verse Test

 

Homework (material to review and practice for tests)

Seatwork- Each week, I will send home any unfinished worksheets that students have not finished in class for homework. If your child has a lot of pages, I encourage them to do only a page or two a night. Please use these pages to review and practice the concepts we are learning. Also, I will send home checked seatwork to use to review.

Mathwritten– counting pennies and nickels; count by 10s; fill in before and after numbers by 10s, addition and subtraction facts Families 1-7; story problems; count by ones, fives and tens; oral-answer 5 addition problems, and Speed Drill – students have 1and half minutes to complete 12 addition and subtraction problems (4 sets of these)

PHONICS:  For written test– write letter sounds, write special sounds in words (study Chart 6,7,8), write words with special sounds and spelling words; and oral test -practice reading one-syllable words with one or two vowels, and words with special sounds from Chart 6 and 7.

The Handbook for Reading (apple book) is your “Phonics Bible”.  Have your child read letter sounds, blends with long and short vowel sounds, and words to you.  You could also dictate sounds, blends, and clue words for special sounds to your child for him/her to write.  Your child should be memorizing the special sounds and clue words for Charts 6 and 7.  We learn these so that students can use this when sounding out new words.  They should read each special sound and clue word and then spell them (example:  “ck in duck, c – k”).  You could make a matching game with the clue words on one type of card and the special sounds on another, mix them up, and have your child match the clue word with the special sound.  Note:  blends should be read as one sound, not sounding out each letter (example:  “la”, not “l – a”).

Spelling: For homework, I sent home a Spelling Bee sheet. Students need to write their words 3 times by Thursday and return in their red folder on Thursday for extra points. Each day students should study their words.

For the test this week, study these words: day, play, pray, gray, stay, spray, clay, way, stray, hay, is, are

HANDWRITING:  If your child is not getting A’s on the Writing tests, he/she should practice writing at home using lined paper that we use at school (with dotted lines in the middle).  You could have your child write the spelling words, his/her name (which is also graded on the writing tests).   Using the Manuscript Guide (copy in your Orientation packet), have your child practice writing the alphabet and numbers, and words. Make sure that they are holding their pencils correctly.

Bible: Bible verse:  Psalm 34:15 “The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and His ears are open to their cry for help.”

Bible story for this week is Bride for Isaac (Gen 24:1-67) and Jacob and Esau part A (Gen 25:19-34)

Language: We are learning about Article Adjectives: A, An, The. We classify them with a capital A. On Wednesday, we will have a quiz classifying sentences. We are classifying sentences with Article Adjective(A)- Adjective (Adj) -Subject Noun (SN)—Verb (V)—Adverb (Adv).

On Thursday, I will send home the worksheets we have done in class for students to use to review for test on next Monday.

We classify sentences in the same order EVERY time:  Subject noun (which answers the question What or Who); then Verb (Action – what did the subject DO?); then Adverb (which answers questions How? When? Where?) and Adjective (which answers what kind? Which one? How many?). There are no questions to find the Article Adjectives, we just know that we must look for A, An, The.

Reading: Comprehension Test will include a short story and questions about the story. I sent home a Reading Homework Calendar last week. Please read the assigned pages each day and initial the date after reading. The reading calendar can be folded and kept in the reader or in the red folder.

Science: We have been learning about birds. We will be finishing our bird booklet this week and will send it home by Friday to use to review for test next week.

 

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10Oct, 21

Week of October 11

Week of October 11

Announcements:

Wednesday is Chapel- parents are welcome to attend but mask required

Wednesday- Eagle Store

Friday Oct 15- Donuts with Mom and Dad

Christian T-shirt day

Test Schedule:

Monday- Handwriting Test

Tuesday- Reading Comprehension

Wednesday-Math Tests (written and oral)

Math Speed Drills

Language Test

Thursday- Phonics- written and oral

Spelling

Friday- Bible Story Test

Bible Memory Verse Test

 

Homework (material to review and practice for tests)

Seatwork- Each week, I will send home any unfinished worksheets that students have not finished in class for homework. If your child has a lot of pages, I encourage them to do only a page or two a night. Please use these pages to review and practice the concepts we are learning. Also, I will send home checked seatwork to use to review.

Mathwritten– counting pennies and dimes together; count by 10s; addition and subtraction facts Families 1-7; story problems; fill in before and after numbers by ones; finding greatest and least number out of 3 numbers; oral-answer 5 addition problems, and Speed Drill – students have 1and half minutes to complete 12 addition and subtraction problems (4 sets of these)

PHONICS:  For written test– write letter sounds, write special sounds in words (study Chart 6 and 7), write words with special sounds and spelling words; and oral test -practice reading one-syllable words with one or two vowels, and words with special sounds from Chart 6 and 7.

The Handbook for Reading (apple book) is your “Phonics Bible”.  Have your child read letter sounds, blends with long and short vowel sounds, and words to you.  You could also dictate sounds, blends, and clue words for special sounds to your child for him/her to write.  Your child should be memorizing the special sounds and clue words for Charts 6 and 7.  We learn these so that students can use this when sounding out new words.  They should read each special sound and clue word and then spell them (example:  “ck in duck, c – k”).  You could make a matching game with the clue words on one type of card and the special sounds on another, mix them up, and have your child match the clue word with the special sound.  Note:  blends should be read as one sound, not sounding out each letter (example:  “la”, not “l – a”).

Spelling: For homework, I sent home a Spelling Bee sheet. Students need to write their words 3 times by Thursday and return in their red folder on Thursday. Each day students should study their words.

For the test this week, study these words:  back, bake, lick, like, snack, snake, brick, clock, shake, broke, comes, is

HANDWRITING:  If your child is not getting A’s on the Writing tests, he/she should practice writing at home using lined paper that we use at school (with dotted lines in the middle).  You could have your child write the spelling words, his/her name (which is also graded on the writing tests).   Using the Manuscript Guide (copy in your Orientation packet), have your child practice writing the alphabet and numbers, and words. Make sure that they are holding their pencils correctly.

Bible: Bible verse:  Psalm 34:14 “Turn away from evil and do what is good; seek peace and pursue it.”

Bible story for this week is Isaac and Ishmael (Gen 21:1-21) and Offering of Isaac (Gen 22:1-14, Heb 11:17-19).

Language: Test will be about adjectives.  On Monday, I will send home a worksheet that you can use to review for the test. We are classifying sentences with Adjective (Adj) -Subject Noun (SN)—Verb (V)—Adverb (Adv).  We classify sentences in the same order EVERY time:  Subject noun (which answers the question What or Who); then Verb (Action – what did the subject DO?); then Adverb (which answers questions How? When? Where?) and Adjective (which answers what kind? Which one? How many?).

Reading: Comprehension Test will include a short story and questions about the story. I sent home a Reading Homework Calendar last week. Please read the assigned pages each day and initial the date after reading. The reading calendar can be folded and kept in the reader or in the red folder.

 

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03Oct, 21

Week of October 4

Week of October 4

Announcements:

Wednesday is Chapel- parents are welcome to attend but mask required

Thursday, October 7- Spirit Day

Friday, October 8- No School

Test Schedule:

Monday- Handwriting Test

Tuesday- Reading Comprehension

Math Speed Drills

Wednesday-Math Tests (written and oral)

Bible Story Test

Bible Memory Verse Test

Thursday- Phonics- written and oral

Spelling

 

Homework (material to review and practice for tests)

Seatwork- Last week, I sent home any unfinished worksheets that students had not finished in class for homework. If your child has a lot of pages, I encourage them to do only one or two pages a night. Please use these pages to review and practice the concepts we are learning.

Mathwritten– counting pennies and dimes together; count by 10s; addition and subtraction facts Families 1-6; story problems; fill in missing numbers in a sequence; finding greatest and least number out of 3 numbers; oral-answer 5 addition problems, and Speed Drill – students have 1and half minutes to complete 12 addition and subtraction problems (4 sets of these)

PHONICS:  For written test– write letter sounds, write special sounds in words (study Chart 6 and 7) and spelling words; and oral test -practice reading one-syllable words with one or two vowels, and words with special sounds from Chart 6 and 7.

Phonics quiz- marking vowels in one-vowel and two-vowel words. One vowel rule: if only 1 vowel in a word, then vowel is short sound. If word has 2 vowels, then first vowel is long sound and second vowel is silent.

The Handbook for Reading (apple book) is your “Phonics Bible”.  Have your child read letter sounds, blends with long and short vowel sounds, and words to you.  You could also dictate sounds, blends, and clue words for special sounds to your child for him/her to write.  Your child should be memorizing the special sounds and clue words for Charts 6 and 7.  We learn these so that students can use this when sounding out new words.  They should read each special sound and clue word and then spell them (example:  “ck in duck, c – k”).  You could make a matching game with the clue words on one type of card and the special sounds on another, mix them up, and have your child match the clue word with the special sound.  Note:  blends should be read as one sound, not sounding out each letter (example:  “la”, not “l – a”).

Spelling: For homework, I sent home a Spelling Bee sheet. Students need to write their words 3 times by Thursday and return in their red folder on Thursday. Each day students should study their words.

For the test this week, study these words: bean, made, cat, kick, cone, keep, cute, boat, man, sun, the, a

HANDWRITING:  If your child is not getting A’s on the Writing tests, he/she should practice writing at home using lined paper that we use at school (with dotted lines in the middle).  You could have your child write the spelling words, his/her name (which is also graded on the writing tests).   Using the Manuscript Guide (copy in your Orientation packet), have your child practice writing the alphabet and numbers, and words. Make sure that they are holding their pencils correctly.

Social Studies: We will be finishing Unit 1- learning about rules and laws in school and in our community. I will send home a vocabulary list for Unit 1.  We will have a quiz with these words and definitions next week.

Bible: Bible verse:  Psalm 34:13 ” Keep your tongue from evil and your lips from deceitful speech.”

Bible story for this week is Abraham’s Guests Destroy Sodom and Gomorrah (Genesis 18:1- 33 and Gen.19: 1-4, 9-29).

Language: We are learning about adjectives.  We are classifying sentences with Adjective (Adj) -Subject Noun (SN)—Verb (V)—Adverb (Adv).  See worksheets that I send home.  We classify sentences in the same order EVERY time:  Subject noun (which answers the question What or Who); then Verb (Action – what did the subject DO?); then Adverb (which answers questions How? When? Where?) and Adjective (which answers what kind? Which one? How many?).

Reading: Comprehension Test will include a short story and questions about the story. I sent home a Reading Homework Calendar last week. Please read the assigned pages each day and initial the date after reading. The reading calendar can be folded and kept in the reader or in the red folder.

 

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26Sep, 21

Week of Sept 27

Announcements:

Wednesday, Sept. 29- Eagle Store. Bring .50 to a dollar and buy a toy or snack.

Wednesday is Chapel- parents are welcome to attend but mask required

Friday, October 1- No School- Parish Fair Day

Test Schedule:

Monday- Handwriting Test

Tuesday- Reading Comprehension

Language Test Ch 3

Writing Numbers Quiz

Wednesday-Math Tests (written and oral) and Speed Drills

Phonics Quiz

Thursday- Phonics- written and oral

Spelling

Bible Story Test

Bible Memory Verse Test

 

Homework (material to review and practice for tests)

Mathwritten– counting pennies and dimes; addition and subtraction facts Families 1-6; number that comes between 2 numbers; addition story problems; calendar-fill in missing numbers and days of the week; finding greatest and least number out of 3 numbers; oral-answer 5 addition problems, and Speed Drill – students have two minutes to complete 12 addition and subtraction problems (4 sets of these)

Writing numbers quiz- I will call out a number from 1-100 and students will write that number

PHONICS:  For written test– write letter sounds, write special sounds in words (study Chart 6) and spelling words; and oral test -practice reading one-syllable words with one or two vowels, and words with special sounds from Chart 6.

Phonics quiz- marking vowels in one-vowel and two-vowel words. One vowel rule: if only 1 vowel in a word, then vowel is short sound. If word has 2 vowels, then first vowel is long sound and second vowel is silent.

The Handbook for Reading (apple book) is your “Phonics Bible”.  Have your child read letter sounds, blends with long and short vowel sounds, and words to you.  You could also dictate sounds, blends, and clue words for special sounds to your child for him/her to write.  Your child should be memorizing the special sounds and clue words for Charts 6 and 7.  We learn these so that students can use this when sounding out new words.  They should read each special sound and clue word and then spell them (example:  “ck in duck, c – k”).  You could make a matching game with the clue words on one type of card and the special sounds on another, mix them up, and have your child match the clue word with the special sound.  Note:  blends should be read as one sound, not sounding out each letter (example:  “la”, not “l – a”).

Spelling: For homework, I sent home a Spelling Bee sheet. Students need to write their words 3 times by Thursday and return in their red folder on Thursday. Each day students should study their words.

For the test this week, study these words: ran, bus, hot, net, sit, coat, goat, read, game, ride, to, have

HANDWRITING:  If your child is not getting A’s on the Writing tests, he/she should practice writing at home using lined paper that we use at school (with dotted lines in the middle).  You could have your child write the spelling words, his/her name (which is also graded on the writing tests).   Using the Manuscript Guide (copy in your Orientation packet), have your child practice writing the alphabet and numbers, and words. Make sure that they are holding their pencils correctly.

Social Studies: Last week we started Unit 1- learning about rules and laws in school and in our community. I will send home a vocabulary list for Unit 1.  We will have a quiz with these words and definitions next week.

Bible: Bible verse:  Psalm 34:11 “Come, children, listen to me; I will teach you the fear of the Lord.”

Bible stories for this week are Abram in Egypt (Genesis 12:10-20), Abram and Lot Separate (Genesis 13:1-13), God promises a son to Abram (Genesis 15:1-6), Hagar and Ishmael (Genesis 16), Abram and Sarai receive new names (Genesis 17:1-6, 15)

Language: We introduced Adverbs to sentences last week.  We are classifying sentences with Subject Noun (SN)—Verb (V)—Adverb (Adv).  See worksheets that I send home.  We classify sentences in the same order EVERY time:  Subject noun (which answers the question What or Who); then Verb (Action – what did the subject DO?); then Adverb (which answers questions How? When? Where?).

Reading: Comprehension Test will include a short story and questions about the story. I sent home a Reading Homework Calendar last week. Please read the assigned pages each day and initial the date after reading. The reading calendar can be folded and kept in the reader or in the red folder.

 

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19Sep, 21

Week of September 20

Announcements:

Tuesday, Sept. 21- KIDS’ CLUB If you signed your child up for this, make sure you have sent in a white t-shirt (new or used).  We will be painting Kids’ Club t-shirts to be worn each month on Kids’ Club days.

Tuesday, Sept. 21- Class Picture Retake. Due to a lighting issue last week, we will retake our class picture on Tuesday.

Wednesday, Sept. 22- Booster Club Bake Sale. Bring a dollar and buy a yummy goodie at lunch.

Thursday, Sept. 23- Slidell Ice Cream Co. Night Out. Email coming out with more info.

Test Schedule:

Monday- Handwriting Test

Tuesday- Reading Comprehension

Science Test

Wednesday-Math Tests (written and oral) and Speed Drills

Language Quiz

Thursday- Phonics- written and oral

Spelling

Friday- Bible Story Test

Bible Memory Verse Test

Spelling Quiz- K/C rule

Homework

Mathwritten– adding pennies, circle the number that is greater, underline the number that is less, count by tens, after numbers by ones, addition and subtraction facts, 1-5 Addition and Subtraction Families; review the Math worksheets; oral-answer 5 addition problems, and Speed Drill – students have two minutes to complete 12 addition and subtraction problems (4 sets of these)

PHONICS:  For written test– write letter sounds, write special sounds in words (study Chart 6) and spelling words; and oral test -practice reading one-syllable words with one or two vowels, and words with special sounds from Chart 6.

The Handbook for Reading (apple book) is your “Phonics Bible”.  Have your child read letter sounds, blends with long and short vowel sounds, and words to you.  You could also dictate sounds, blends, and clue words for special sounds to your child for him/her to write.  Your child should be memorizing the special sounds and clue words for Charts 6 and 7.  We learn these so that students can use this when sounding out new words.  They should read each special sound and clue word and then spell them (example:  “ck in duck, c – k”).  You could make a matching game with the clue words on one type of card and the special sounds on another, mix them up, and have your child match the clue word with the special sound.  Note:  blends should be read as one sound, not sounding out each letter (example:  “la”, not “l – a”).

Spelling: For homework, I will be sending home a Spelling Bee sheet. Students need to write their words 3 times by Thursday and return in their red folder on Thursday. Each day students should study their words.

For the test this week, study these words: tan, set, hit, dog, cup, gas, web, pig, mop, fun, the, does

Also, we will have a quiz about the K/C rule: K comes before i and e, C before the other three: a, o, and u (Handbook pg. 31).

HANDWRITING:  The handwriting sheet for homework is for a grade, so please encourage students to write neatly. If your child is not getting A’s on the Writing tests, he/she should practice writing at home using lined paper that we use at school (with dotted lines in the middle).  You could have your child write the spelling words, his/her name (which is also graded on the writing tests).   Using the Manuscript Guide (copy in your Orientation packet), have your child practice writing the alphabet and numbers, and words. Make sure that they are holding their pencils correctly.

Science: Test will be about fish. A science worksheet packet about fish was sent home on Friday in the red Take-Home Folder, that can be used to review for the test.

Bible: Bible verse:  Psalm 34:8, “Taste and see that the Lord is good.  How happy is the man who takes refuge in Him!”

Bible stories for this week are The Tower of Babel (Genesis 11:1-9) and God Calls Abram (Genesis 12:1-20)

Language: We introduced Adverbs to sentences last week.  We are classifying sentences with Subject Noun (SN)—Verb (V)—Adverb (Adv).  See worksheets that I send home.  We classify sentences in the same order EVERY time:  Subject noun (which answers the question What or Who); then Verb (Action – what did the subject DO?); then Adverb (which answers questions How? When? Where?).

Reading: Comprehension Test will include a short story and questions about the story. I will be sending home a Reading Homework Calendar this week. Please read the assigned pages each day and initial the date after reading. The reading calendar can be folded and kept in the reader or in the red folder.

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09Sep, 21

Week of September 9th and September 13th

Dear 1st Grade Parents,

My name is Danielle Roberts. I am so excited for this opportunity to teach first grade at FBCS this year. I grew up in Slidell at FBC, and it is always wonderful to come back home. I graduated from William Carey University in May 2010 with a Bachelor of Science degree, majoring in elementary education. I have been teaching English in China at a Chinese Kindergarten for six years. Before I went to China, I taught first grade here at FBCS for two years. I am looking forward to working with and getting to know each one of your children. I believe God has great plans for your children, and I am excited to see what God has in store for us this year!

 

 

September 9-10

We will have no tests, and we will be reviewing the rest of this week.

SNACKS:
We have enough snacks for the rest of this week.  I will send home a new snack calendar for September.

Test Schedule– Week of Sept. 13-17:
Monday: Handwriting test 3 (the letters l, o, s, w, and h. The sentence A man has a bell.)

Tuesday: Reading Comprehension
Wednesday: Language Test

Math test 3 (circle the number that is greater, count how many cents using pennies, count by tens, write the sums, write the after numbers by ones, underline the number that is less, write the differences) and speed drill 3 (study math families up to 5’s)


Thursday: Spelling test 3. Phonics test (written: write vowel sounds, blends, 3-letter words, oral: read 15 words with long and short vowels, K comes before i and e, C before the other three: a, o, and u (Handbook pg. 31))
Friday: Bible story test {Enoch – The Man Who Went to Heaven without Dying (Genesis 5:18-24; Heb. 11:5-6; Jude 14, 15; Gen. 5:27) and Noah and the Ark (Gen. 5:32, 6:5—8:21, 9:12-17)}

Memory verse 4 (Psalm 34:10 “Young lions lack food and go hungry, but those who seek the Lord will not lack any good thing.”)

Reading Homework:
Tuesday and Wednesday: read Fun with Pets pgs. 35-36
Thursday and Friday: read Fun with Pets pgs. 42-44

Spelling Words List 3: cone, kite, cute, came, kick, keep, cake, cat, come, I, have, does

 

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27Aug, 21

Week of August 30

Announcements:
Monday, August 30: No school because of hurricane
Friday, September 3: College colors day or spirit shirt

Snacks:
Tuesday: Kiersten
Wednesday: no one – snack box is full
Thursday: no one – snack box is full
Friday: Remy

Tests:
Tuesday: Handwriting test 3 (the letters l, o, s, w, and h. The sentence A man has a bell.)
Wednesday: Math test 3 (circle the number that is greater, count how many cents using pennies, count by tens, write the sums, write the after numbers by ones, underline the number that is less, write the differences) and speed drill 3 (study math families up to 5’s)
Thursday: Spelling test 3. Phonics test (written: write vowel sounds, blends, 3-letter words, oral: read 15 words with long and short vowels)
Friday: Bible memory verse 4 (Psalm 34:10 “Young lions lack food and go hungry, but those who seek the Lord will not lack any good thing.”)

Reading Homework:

Tuesday and Wednesday: read Fun with Pets pgs. 35-36
Thursday and Friday: read Fun with Pets pgs. 42-44

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20Aug, 21

Week of August 23

Announcements:
August 26: Raising Canes

Snacks:
Monday: Parker
Tuesday: Gianni
Wednesday: Ella
Thursday: Wyatt
Friday:Livia

Tests:
Monday: handwriting test #2 (the letters b, m, n, s, the word sit, and the sentence Ann will smile.)

Tuesday: quiz on the two vowel rule (if there are two vowels in a word the first vowel makes a long sound and the second is silent). Science test #1 on mammals (study guide found under uploads).

Wednesday: Math test 2 (count how many cents using pennies, write the number that comes before and after, write the sums, mark the number that is greater, start at the left and circle the sixth car, write the addition facts, count how many kangaroos, mark the number that is less) and speed drill #2

Thursday: spelling test #2 (spelling list #2 found under uploads). Language test on nouns and verbs. Phonics test 1 (written: vowel and vowel sounds, letter sounds, and blends (one consonant one vowel) oral: students read 15 blends and words with one and two)

Friday: Bible memory verse #3 (John 3:17 For God did not send His Son into the world that he might condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through Him) and Bible test #3

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10Aug, 21

Week of August 16

Announcements
August 16: First Grade picture day (wear school uniform)
August 18: Eagle store (students can buy snacks at lunch)
August 20: Christian t-shirt day. (students may wear a Christian t-shirt and jeans)

Snacks:
Monday: Keith
Tuesday: Reese
Wednesday: Alyssa
Thursday: Conner
Friday: Madelyn

Tests:
Monday: Writing test 1 (the letters a, b, c, s, t, e and the words cat, bat, and sit)

Wednesday: Math test 1 (fill in the missing numbers from 0-9, write how many animals there are, circle the number that is greater, color the correct number of blocks, write the sums) Speed drill 1

Thursday: Oral phonics test on vowel sounds (a in apple, e in elephant, i in indian, o in ostrich, and u in umbrella)

Friday: Spelling test 1. Bible verse test (John 3:16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life”). Bible test

Homework:
-practice writing your spelling words
-practice your Bible verse for your test (students will come to my desk and say the verse out loud to me for their test)
-finish any uncompleted seatwork that is sent home in your red folder
-study for any tests that you have. Study guides will be on my website under uploads

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08Aug, 21

Week of August 9

Snacks:
Monday: Ella
Tuesday: Wyatt
Wednesday: Livia
Thursday: Kiersten
Friday: Roxie

Tests:
There will be no tests this week. Tests will begin the week of August 16

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21Jul, 21

Welcome to the First Grade!

I hope everyone had a great summer! I cannot wait to meet my new group of first graders and to have a wonderful start to our new school year! Meet and greet will be on Wednesday, August 4, 2021 at 2-3 PM. Please bring all school supplies with you on that day. At meet and greet, I will have a packet for you that will have additional information that you will need to know pertaining to the school year. I cannot wait to meet everyone! Enjoy the rest of your summer!

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