First Grade Weekly Update

  • Thank you for sending in your conference request times! The faculty will be scheduling and coordinating family schedules. Look for confirmation of your appointment before October 1.
  • Remember to please send an oversized shirt for students to wear when painting in art class.
  • Please check sweaters/sweatshirts that come home with your child’s name-if it belongs to someone else, please return.
  • There is no school on Friday, 9/20, for students. The teachers will be attending a Diocesan Staff Day.

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

Language Arts

  • practice short vowel sounds
  • re-reading
  • handwriting
  • sight words: I my she her he his
  • phonics: /ch/ spelled ch (chick) and tch as in catch
  • grammar: pronouns
  • What is a sentence? capitalization and end marks


  • subitize (quickly identify the number of items in a small set without counting)
  • count by 2’s, 5’s, & 10’s
  • relationship between addition and subtraction
  • adding with 10
  • comparing numbers


  • the Bible is the Written Word of God
  • we listen to the Bible to learn about God’s love and to follow Jesus
  • Community Circle
  • God’s love


  • sounds/vibrations

Dates to Remember:

  • September 20: no school for students
  • September 21: Fun Fair
  • September 23: September birthday free dress
  • October 4: Blessing of the Animals
  • October 8-11: noon dismissal for Parent/Student/Teacher Conferences
  • October 14: Columbus Day Holiday
  • October 18: Picture retakes
  • October 21: October birthday free dress
  • October 31: Halloween Parade
  • November 1: All Saints Day, 8:30 a.m. all school mass

Subscribe to our email notifications for teacher posts