First Grade Weekly Update

  • I look forward to meeting with all of you next week for Student/Parent /Teacher Conferences. Students should attend the conference. Progress Reports will be sent home on Monday. Please sign them and bring them to your conference. A copy will then be provided. Thank you.
  • Students are invited to bring a rosary to school next week. We will be reciting a decade of the rosary each morning at assembly.
  • Scholastic Book Orders are due on Wednesday, October 9.
  • We will be walking to the Alameda Free Library on Wednesday, October 23. Look for information to come home in the green homework folder.
  • 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.

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

Language Arts

  • practice short vowel sounds
  • re-reading
  • handwriting
  • sight words: who where what which why
  • phonics:
    • /ch/ spelled ‘ch’ (chick) and ‘tch’ (catch)
    • /sh/ shell
  • Writing
    • narrative
    • informative
      • how to use question words
      • how to answer questions


  • emphasize strategies for adding other than counting by one
  • > < and = signs
  • adding with 10
  • using geometric shapes to create picture


  • the Rosary
  • Community Circle


  • sounds/vibrations

Dates to Remember:

  • October 8-11: noon dismissal for Parent/Student/Teacher Conferences
  • October 14: Columbus Day Holiday
  • October 16: Parent Education-Social Media
  • October 18:
    • Picture retakes
    • STEM Docent
  • October 21: October birthday free dress
  • October 23: Walking field trip to Alameda Free Library
  • October 24: Art Docent
  • October 31: Halloween Parade
  • November 1: All Saints Day, 8:30 a.m. all school mass

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