First Grade Weekly Update

  • Looking forward to seeing all first graders and their families at the 9 a.m. mass to commence Catholic Schools Week followed by Open House. This is a wonderful way for your children to give you a tour of what happens in the classroom as well as an opportunity to take a sneak peak into second grade.
  • Students who come to mass/Open House in uniform will have free dress on Monday, February 3.
  • Congratulations to Luca, Helen, Amelie, and Victor who will be representing First Grade in the Oratorical Fest on Thursday at 1 p.m. It is one of my favorite events of the school year. Please come join us.
  • Students may wear clothes the colors of their culture OR traditional clothing from their culture on Tuesday.
  • Wednesday is also a free dress day for Student Appreciation.
  • Information will be coming home on Monday regarding the Safe Environment lessons presented the week of February 3.
  • 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: Toc’s Chicken Pox and SUPER DUPER: Signs
  • handwriting
  • sight words: said only you out of here
  • review nouns and verbs
  • phonics:
    • long vowels with CVCe pattern (cake, bike, bone, flute…)
  • Writing
    • informational writing


  • Comparing numbers: >, <, =
  • place value: tens and ones
  • number stories


  • Community Circle
  • Catholic Schools Week

Social Studies

  • maps-where are we?
  • celebrating our cultures

Dates to Remember:

  • 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
  • February 3: free dress for those who came to Mass/Open House in uniform
  • February 5: All school mass, 8:30 a.m.
  • February 12: noon dismissal for students
  • February 13: Art Docent
  • February 14: noon dismissal for students
  • February 17: President’s Day Holiday
  • February 22: Crab Feed
  • February 24: February birthday free dress
  • February 25: Burning of the Palms
  • February 26: Ash Wednesday, 8:30 mass
  • February 28: field trip

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