Week of November 1

Week of November 1


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


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


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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