Ms. Danielle Roberts

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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