First Grade Weekly Update

  • The students did an amazing job reciting their poems for the Oratorical Fest! I will let you know who will be reciting them for the school by week’s end.
  • If your child is interested in participating in the Diocesan Young Authors Faire in the spring, please ask for the guidelines.

Here’s a look at what we’ll be working on:

Language Arts

  • reading: Forgetful Frits, Maple Syrup, Annabel-Isabel and SUPER SMART: Castles
  • handwriting
  • sight words: said only you out of here
  • review nouns and verbs
  • phonics:
    • long vowels with CV pattern (go, he, me, hi…)
  • Writing
    • descriptive writing
    • facts and opinions


  • Comparing numbers: >, <, =
  • place value: tens and ones
  • equivalent names for 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 (e.g. 3+4 = 1+6)


  • Community Circle
  • Catholic Schools Week


  • What would it be like to live on the moon?

Dates to Remember:

  • January 20: Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday
  • January 23: Art Docent
  • January 26: Catholic School’s Mass, 9 a.m.
  • January 26-31: Catholic School’s Week
  • January 30: Oratorical Fest, 1 p.m.
  • January 31: Minimum day

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