Happy International Dot Day!
Dot Day is held every year on September 15th to celebrate and explore the powerful themes of The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds– bravery, creativity, and self expression. The Dot tells the story of a caring teacher who reaches a reluctant student in a remarkably creative way. In Peter’s book, the teacher dares a very resistant Vashti to “make her mark.” Vashti’s breakthrough begins with a simple dot on a piece of paper. Encouraged by her teacher she sets off on a journey of self-discovery, letting her creativity bloom and, ultimately, inspire others. The students (along Mrs. Bozzi and myself!) will be making their marks and their inspirational works of art will be hung in the hallway! Stop by for a visit one day after school and check them out!
*Our class earned NUT cards! Not only will they each get one for turning in their school paperwork, but we will all get another one because we had 100% success in turning the paperwork in on time!
*Please join our class on the Remind app (directions at the bottoms of the page)
This week in first grade
Religion- God is our Father who loves us no matter what! We will continue to discuss how God loves us and cares for us. God is good ALL THE TIME! We will also move into discussing the fact that God is the Holy One and the Church is a Holy place.
ELA- We are in Week 2 of our first unit. Our essential question of the week is “What is it like where you live?”. We will talk about our community. This will tie into our social studies topic for the week- The World Around You. Click on the image below to see all of the exciting things we will be learning in English/Language Arts.
Math- We will be closing out Chapter 1 and reviewing the skills that we learned the past 3 weeks- counting on, counting back, greater than/less than/ equal to, and ordinal numbers. After assessing those skills, we will be moving on to Chapter 2- Addition Strategies and Facts to 12. Exciting stuff!!!
A new school year often brings lots of new information. Please refer to our First Grade Welcome Letter (found at the bottom of this page) to answer any questions you may have. As always, you can always contact me via email (firstname.lastname@example.org), and we can chat.
An important note to consider when packing snack and sending in birthday treats: We are a peanut and tree nut free classroom. Please do not send in food items containing these allergens. Students may have peanuts and tree nuts in their lunch, however. Thank you so much in advance!
Monday- Gym (students wear gym clothes to school)
Wednesday- Art, Spanish
Friday- Health, Music
Homework will be posted here in addition to the students copying it into their homework book.
Homework for week of 9/16-9/20
Monday: Religion- Pray for prayer partner
Math- Use review packet to study for Chapter 1 Test
Spelling- Page 7
Tuesday: Religion- Reread page 23
Math- Workbook page 583
Spelling- Page 8
Wednesday: Religion- page 26, Review for Chapter 3 Test
Math- Workbook page 15
Spelling- page 9
Thursday: Religion- Pray for prayer partner
Math- Workbook page 16
Spelling- Study for test
Friday: Test/ homework folders signed and returned Monday
***Please note- when covering books and folders, use clear contact paper. All of our books are paperback and this will keep them together for the entire year. This also will strengthen and extend the life of the copybooks and folders***
***Also note- our Practice books, spelling books, and grammar books have not arrived yet. We will be using print outs until they arrive!***
Remind App… I will be using the Remind app for a lot of communication this school year. Most of you are familiar with it from last year. If not, you can locate the app in your App Store. The icon is a speech bubble. Here is the code for our class: https://www.remind.com/join/cc283a
When you are out “Back to School” shopping, remember to scan your Staples receipt at https://www.staples.com/classroomrewards
Simply find my name, Andrea Mitcheltree, and follow the directions. The money earned will be used for various classroom supplies. Thank you so much in advance!
Scholastic Book Club:
Our Class Code: GVC89
Visit www.clubs.scholastic.comto order books for your child!
Stay tuned for more information….
*More parent information can be found online at www.stjaneschool.com/parents/