First Grade Weekly Update January 29th-February 2nd

Weekly Syllabus: January 29th-February 2nd, 2024


Catholic Schools’ Week kicks off with Mass and Open House on Sunday, January 28th. Mass will be from 9-10 and Open House if from 10-11:30. We hope to see you there.

Some of the fun activities we will be doing during the week are as follows:

Monday, Jan. 29th-Celebrate Community-we will be writing thank you notes to our postal workers. Those will be going home for you to put in your mailboxes for them.

Tuesday, Jan. 30thCelebrate Students-Students will get free dress and we will watch a movie and have a treat

Wednesday, Jan. 31st-Celebrate SPN Families-we will be presenting our culture projects.

Thursday, Feb. 1st-Celebrate Academic Excellence-we will have our Oratorical Fest in the church from 1:00-2:00. Congratulations to our participants Sadie Weesner, Sirvon Toner, and Eva Libby

All are welcome to attend.

Friday, Feb. 2nd-Celebrate Faculty & Staff -Faculty & Staff will enjoy a nice brunch together. It is also a noon dismissal day with no Share & Care.


We will continue with Chapter 9 The Church Celebrates Jesus. Students will explore how families celebrate Jesus, learn about the church year and Advent, learn about the seasons of Christmas, Lent, and Easter, decide ways to celebrate Jesus all year long, and pray a prayer to praise God.

Language Arts

Unit 9 Lessons 1-5

Word Work: Contractions with n’t, read a decodable story with contractions, recognize and spell memory words (boy, girl, two, four, about, over, and before), use sequence words to explain the order of events, and form compound words.

Spelling Words: isn’t, didn’t, hasn’t, hadn’t, aren’t, wasn’t, weren’t, haven’t, couldn’t, and wouldn’t

Reading: Develop fluent reading with repeated reading of a story, read with expression, read and discuss a grade level literary text, discuss beginning-middle-end, read memory words fluently, understand characters feelings and traits, identify key details, main topic, and author’s purpose, and understand and use compound words.

Writing: Personal Narrative


February Number Corner: The arrival of the tenth decade, the 100th day of school, makes February an exciting month. Both the Days in School and Number Line workouts pay tribute to this special number. The Computational Fluency workout brings focus on multiple addends, and students use a variety of efficient strategies to compose groups flexibly. In addition to the numeration work, students name and describe pairs of two-dimensional shapes shown on the Calendar Grid markers and determine whether or not the shapes in each pair are congruent.

Bridges Unit 3 Module 4: Module 4 uses Unifix cubes throughout. Students have opportunities in the first two sessions to write addition expressions and compare equations within the range of 0 to 120. Later in the module, students engage in activities that highlight the “difference model” of subtraction. The final session encourages students to explore part-part-whole relationships to develop and solve subtraction equations in which the subtrahend is missing.


We will be focusing on the NGSS Science Standard: Structure, Function, and Information Processing

Students will:

1-LS1-1. Use materials to design a solution to a human problem by mimicking how plants and/or animals use their external parts to help them survive, grow, and meet their needs

1-LS1-2. Read texts and use media to determine patterns in behavior of parents and offspring that help offspring survive.

1-LS3-1. Make observations to construct an evidence-based account that young plants and animals are like, but not exactly like, their parents.

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