First Grade Weekly Update

It was a pleasure meeting you all on Wednesday at Back to School Night.  I look forward to partnering with you during this first grade year.

  • First grade begins the full day schedule on Tuesday.  Students should eat a good breakfast before coming to school.  Remember to send a nutritious snack labelled with their name in addition to lunch or Choice lunch.
  • We will celebrate mass on WEDNESDAY with the entire school. Students should have an SPN sweater/sweatshirt and no shorts.
  • Remember to read the SPN handbook: and return the sign-off page distributed at Back to School Night.
  • Students need to be in line by 8 a.m. ready to start their day in order not to be marked tardy.
  • Picture day is on Friday.  Please return the order form any day up to and including Friday.  Students should wear an SPN white shirt with SPN sweater/sweatshirt.


Here’s a look at what we will be working on this week:

Language Arts:
  • handwriting practice
  • short a sound, as in cat & jam
  • picture sorting with consonant sounds
  • begin reading The Flat Cat
  • STAR Early Literacy Test
  • September Number Corner:  counting and recognizing numbers 0 to 30 with an emphasis on understanding teen numbers are made of 1 ten and some more.  Work in groups of 2, 5, and 10.  Unitize-think of 10 items as a single unit called a ten.
  • count by 5’s
  • graphing, organizing & interpreting data
  • count forward & backward by 1’s and 2’s
  • problem solving
  • counting tally marks
  • creating artwork for September 8 Peace Mass in honor of First Responders
  • RESPECT yourself, others and things
  • CONTRIBUTE to the learning environment
  • What is the bible?

Dates to Remember:

  • September 2: Labor Day Holiday
  • September 3: full days begin, 8-3:10 p.m.
  • September 4: All School Mass, 8:30 a.m., mass uniform (SPN sweater/sweatshirt and no shorts)
  • September 6: Picture Day
  • September 10: Dine & Donate @ Tomatina
  • September 19: free dress with Fun Fair shirt (available for sale in the office $5)
  • September 20: no school for students
  • September 21: Fun Fair
  • September 23: September birthday free dress

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