First Grade Weekly Update

What a wonderful Catholic Schools Week. It was so nice to see so many first graders and their families at the mass and Open House.  The students enjoyed the Taiko Drumming, multi-cultural activities, and popcorn.  We were well represented at the Oratorical Fest-great job Jadyn, Izzie, Oliver and Samuel!

Thank you for the beautiful framed art of hearts and the gift card.  It is much appreciated.  The faculty and staff enjoyed our luncheon on Friday.  Thank you to Mrs. Gille and Mrs. Thong for coming to supervise Fun Friday!

This week we will celebrate an all school mass on Wednesday.  Some of the first graders and their buddies will be leading us in the readings.  All families are welcome to join in prayer with us.

We are almost at the 100th day of school  We will celebrate with a variety of activities on Thursday.

We will celebrate Valentine’s Day on February 14.  If your child wishes to bring in Valentine’s for the class, please just sign “From” your child rather than also addressing who it is for-it makes for easier distribution.  

Please look for a letter explaining the Circle of Grace safe environment curriculum in your child’s green folder on Monday with the new homework.  

If your child is interested in creating a book for the Diocesan Young Author’s Fair, please let me know and I can send home the guidelines.  We will be doing a class book in the classroom, but budding authors are welcome to do individual books on their own.

Here is a look at what we are working on this week:

English Language Arts:

  • read  SUPER DUPER: ZOOM  
  • sight words:  oh     any     day    good     very     want
  • long vowel words with silent e (CVCe) adding “ed” and “ing”
  • writing a friendly letter


  • number stories using the number line
  • greater and less than
  • develop number sense and relationship among numbers in 0-120 range
  • multiples of 5 and 10


  • celebrating all school mass Wednesday
  • Mary, the Mother of Jesus

Social Studies:

  • neighborhood


  • moving shadows

Dates to Remember:

February 6-All School mass, 8:30 a.m. (full mass uniform)

February 7-100th Day of School!

February 9-Crab Feed

February 11-free dress for February birthdays

February 18-President’s Day Holiday

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