First Grade Weekly Update

  • Thank you for taking the time to meet this week for conferences. Remember I am always happy to meet with you should you have concerns.
  • 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
  • reading: An Odd Pet for Oswald, What a Pet!
  • handwriting
  • sight words: who where what which why
  • phonics:
    • /th/ spelled ‘th’ (moth)
    • /wh/ spelled wh (where)
  • Writing
    • informative
      • how to use question words
      • how to answer questions


  • emphasize strategies for adding other than counting by one
  • > < and = signs
  • relating addition and subtraction


  • Fr. Robert to visit the classroom
  • Our church helps us to know God
  • Community Circle


  • sounds/vibrations

Dates to Remember:

  • 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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