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1st March 25 2017

Week of March 27

Important News

1. Our Zoology test will be on Tuesday.  Study the science review pages coming home in the Wednesday folder, today.
2. Look at your child's report card, sign and return.
3. Field Trip forms are due April 4th.  If you would like to attend with your child please mark it on the form.  Make sure that you have taken Protecting God's Children and have a background check on file in the Parish Center.
4. Grandparents' Day: NO BOOK BAGS. Your child needs to be in the back of church at 7:35am.  Please drop them off at church or have their grandparent.  We have the first 5 pews reserved on the right side (Joseph side) of church.  It is imperative that their grandparent(s) sits in this reserved section.  Siblings are welcome to sit here as well.  Please let me know either by note or email who your child will be going home with on this day.  That way we get him/her to the appropriate place.  
Reading: We will finish reading Flat Stanley.  Students will identify the problem/solution, and analyze the lesson the characters learned.  We will write a review for the book.
Phonics: We will code, read, and spell using trigraph tch(patch) and dge(bridge).
Writing and Grammar: We will create a video for Grandparents' Day.  Students will identify and use proper nouns when writing.
Math: Students will make and read picture graphs.  We will analyze and interpret the data gathered in different graphs.  We will use data to make and read a bar graph.
Religion: We will practice for Grandparents' Day Mass.
Science: We will start our unit on Anatomy.  Students will identify parts of the human body and their functions.
Sight Words: baby, began, along, house, nothing, minute
There is no spelling test this week.
Monday: Study for Zoology test
Tuesday: Phonics116, math 531-532
Wednesday: phonics 117, math 539-540
Thursday: none
1st March 16 2017

Week of March 21st

Important Information

- Donuts with Dad March 22nd.  Drop bookbags off in the classroom before Mass.  Any students whose father cannot attend will come to the classroom and then I will take them to Mass.

- Grandparent's Day Mass March 31st.  First grade is in charge of this Mass.  Every child will have a role.  The first 5 pews on the right side of church will be reserved for 1st grade Grandparent's and all their grandkids.  It is important that they sit here.

- Field Trip permission slip due April 4th.


Reading: We will start reading Flat Stanley.  We will ask and answer comprehension questions.  Students will discuss the relationship between Stanley and his brother.  We will make inferences.  The Flat Stanley packet will come home no later than March 30th.  Please discuss with your child who Stanley is going to visit.

Phonics: Students will practice spelling with the doubling rule and dropping rule.  We will code words with the vcv pattern.

Writing and Grammar: We will use the information we gathered about rabbits to write an outline of our research paper.  Students will choose to create a poster, Google Slide, or write a paper to share their research.  Students will identify and use proper nouns when writing.

Math: We will read and create tally and picture graphs.

Religion: We will practice for our upcoming Masses.

Science: We will identify what animals need to live.  We will classify them as herbivores, omnivores, and carnivores.  We will identify how animals adapt to seasonal changes.  We will describes the characteristics of mammals.

Sight Words: change, strange, danger, stranger, second

Spelling Words                 Sentence Dictation

by      say            Please eat after you clean your jeans.

for     even          The meat and beans are getting cool.

point   nation

portion  sliding

only     answer




Tuesday: Phonics 113,

Wednesday: Phonics 114, math 513-514

Thursday: Math 518-519


1st March 16 2017

Jan, Feb, Mar, April, May

Jan PE Unit-

Basketball Unit- rules, skills, passing,shooting and dribbing drills

Small court games, passing games, shooting drills, and full court games, knock-out and 11's game.

Feb PE Unit-

Hockey Unit- Skills, Passing, Shooting and saftey use of the Hockey sticks

Small cout games, passing games, shooting games and full court Hockey games.

Mar PE Unit-

Badmiton and Tennis Unit- Rules, court sizes, volley and serving

Small court games, passing games, serving games, and full court games.

April PE Unit-

Golf Unit- Skills, rules, basic grip with driver, irons and putter

Driving range off mats, chipping into buckets, and putting into practice holes and basic skills to play golf.

May PE Unit-

All school Field Day Event: Thank you all Parent's and Teacher's for your help and support on this special day!

Wiffleball Unit- Skills, rules, throwing, catching and base running

Throwing practice, catching practice, wiffleball games.

Two birthday games per month. Each student with a birthday during this month will decide on what the class will play for the day!


1st March 10 2017

Week of March 13th

Important Notes

- We are in charge of planning the Grandparent's Day Mass.  Each child will have a part.  If your child reading at Mass his/her part went home on Monday.  Please practice at home.

- Donuts with Dad is on March 22nd from 7:00-7:40 with Mass to follow.

_ Spirit Wear is currently on sale.


Reading: We will read Little Rabbit's Tale.  We will identify cause and effect.  Students will ask and answer comprehension questions.  We will be starting our Flat Stanley unit next week.  Please talk to your child about who they would like Flat Stanley to visit. 

Phonics: We will spell words using the doubling rule (skip + ing = skipping).  We will code, read, and spell using digraphs kn (knot), gn (gnat), and wr (wreath).

Writing and Grammar: We work together to create a research paper about rabbits.  We will develop questions and gather different sources.  We will identify when to use singular and plural nouns when writing.

Math: We will subtract tens to find the difference.  Students will use a number line to count back by tens to subtract.  We will find and write related math facts.  Ch. 6 test will be on Thursday.

Religion: The Ch. 11 Religion study guide will go home on Monday and the test will be on Wednesday.  We will have a review activity on Tuesday.  We will learn about St. Patrick and his contributions to our faith.

Science: We will start science this week.  We will identify and sort animals by land and water habitats.  We will identify the different types of land and water habitats.  We will discuss and explore how and why animals use camouflage.

Sight Words: until, years, eight, follow, young, father, surprised



Monday: Phonics 111, Math 483-484

Tuesday: Study for Religion Test

Wednesday: Phonics 112, Math 495-496



1st March 05 2017

Week of March 6th

Important News

-Spirit Wear sales run through March 16th

-Donuts with Dad is on March 22nd

Reading: We will read Tomas Riveria.  We will identify the elements of a biography.  Students will write a summary and make text-to-self connections.

Phonics: Students will read code and spell using digraph ey (key) and ph (phone), pattern vcv, and soft g (giraffe).

Writing and Grammar: Students will use the writing process to write their personal narrative.  We will identify and find nouns in a sentence.

Math: Students will add two numbers using tens and ones.  We will use guess, check, and revise to solve problems.  We will regroup when adding two-digit numbers.

Religion: We will attend Stations of the Cross on Monday and Adoration on Thursday.  We identify right and wrong choices and learn about the Golden Rule.  Students will listen to the story of Zacchaeus and discuss how Jesus treated him.

Social Studies: Students will review goods and services.  They will determine if something is a good or sercive, if it could be produced and how you get it.  We will review trading.  Students will be given scenarios and will need to determine how to make a fair trade.  We will discuss what is produced on farms and what is needed.  We will also discuss the purpose of money and we get it.

Sight Words:   few, noise, night, story, shall, window, loudly

Spelling Words           Sentence Dictation

off       turtle               Curt burned his hand on the hot car.

boy       disturb              The burn hurt and felt like fire.

hiding     survive

acorn     Friday

elbow     hurt

many      any


Monday: phonics 106

Tuesday: phonics 107, math 469-470

Wednesday: phonics 108, math 475-476

Thursday: phonics 109

1st February 24 2017

Week of February 27th

Reading: We will read Where Does Food Come From?  Students will identify the main idea using support from the text.  They will identify the Author's purpose.  We will ask and answer comprehension questions.

Phonics: We will code, read, and spell using digraphs au (faucet), aw (straw), and oa (soap).  We will learn that "wild colt" words such as wild, find, etc. do not follow the rules.

Writing and Grammar: Students will expand of their writing using the question words; who, what, when, where, why, and how.  We will use possesive nouns when writing.

Math: Students will add tens and ones with 100.  We will count on and add numbers using tens and ones.

Religion: Father Blessing will come talk to the students about the Eucharist.  We will tak the Ch. 10 test on Tuesday.  Students will read the story of Zacchaeus and determine if his actions were right or wrong.  We will discuss ways to help rectify our wrong actions.

Social Studies: Students will explain goods and services and give examples of each.  We will discuss the roles of producers and consumers. We will brainstorm places where we are consumers and what was produced at those places.

Sight Words: door, try, more, use, old, was, studied

Spelling Words:                 Sentence Dictation:

grow     open                The store will open for the sale at ten.

away    started              Many people will be there.

passing   table

invite     crispy

she'll     wisely

give      people


Monday: Study for religion test

Tuesday: phonics 102, math 457-458

Wednesday: phonics 103,

Thursday: phonics 104, math 463-464

1st February 17 2017

Week of February 21st

There is no spelling test this week.

Reading: We will read stories about presidents Abraham Lincoln and George Washington.  We will compare and contrast the two presidents and ask and answer questions.

Phonics: We will code, read, and spelling using digraph ea (bread, steak, leaf).  We will practice using the spelling rules final /k/ sound, final /s/ sound, and the dropping rule.

Writing and Grammar: We will finish our personal narratives. We will correctly use pronouns I and me when writing.

Math: We will build, count, and write numbers to 120. We will take our Ch. 5 test on Friday.

Religion: We will learn that the Eucharist is a holy meal we celebrate at Mass.  Students will understand that Jesus is present in the Eucharist. We will learn about Saint Katharine Drexel and her contributions to our faith. We will have our Ch. 10 test the following Tuesday.

Social Studies: We will review needs and wants. Students will explain scarcity and will learn about making choices and the importance of saving money.

Sight Words: soon, great, talk, laugh, paper, stories


Tuesday: digraph, math 421-422

Wednesday: reading passage, math 427-428

Thursday: math 433-434



1st February 10 2017

Week of February 13th

Valentine's Day

- Each child needs to bring in a Valentine's Day box or bag and a valentine for each child in the class.  We will pass out valentines first thing.

Reading: We will read The Big Trip.  Students will use a Venn Diagram to compare the characters of the story.  They will identify the story elements, write a summary, and make text-to-self connections.

Phonics: Students will code, read, and spell using suffix -es, diphthongs ou (mouse), ow (cow) and pattern vcccv.

Writing and Grammar: We will sketch and make notes for a personal narratives.  Students will write a draft adding details and descriptions to bring the story to life.  We will revise and edit our stories.  We will use pronouns when writing.

Math: We will add 10 more or less to a number.  Students will use nickels to count by 5s.  We will use models and symbols to compare numbers.

Religion: We will watch our video of Spreading the Good News.  We will practice our song for Grandparent's Day Mass.  We will identify the Eucharist has a holy meal.

Social Studies: Students will look at and discuss houses from around the world.  In groups they will compare a specific house from around the world to our physical environment.  Students will create a poster or Google slide in groups.

Sight Words: sometimes, food, these, ground, under, right, teacher

Spelling Words                                  Sentence Dictation

way                 try                                Jake left his backpack at school.

such               part                              His spelling list was in it.

glass              such

former            show

letter               barnyard

sure                they


Monday: phonics 96, math 395-396

Tuesday: phonics 97

Wednesday: phonics 98, math 401-402

Thursday: phonics 99, math 407-408


1st February 05 2017

Week of February 6th

Valentine's Day

-Each child will need to bring in a decorated Valentine's Day box or bag.  Also, don't forget a valentine for each child in the class.  We will pass them out first thing in the morning.

Reading: We will read Let's Go to the Moon.  Students will identify the main idea and give support from the text.  Students will answer and ask questions when reading for clarificatioin.

Phonics: We will spell with diphthongs oi (oil) and oy (toy).  Students will code, read, and spell with pattern vc|cvc|cv, final stable [tion (lotion), and digraph ue (glue).

Writing and Grammar: We will revise, edit, and complete the final draft of our opinion piece.  Students will identify and use prepositions when writing.

Math: Students will make groups of tens and ones.  We will regroup to make groups of ten.  We will use base 10 blocks to write numbers to 100.

Religion: Brainstorm was to hearing and spreading Good News.  We will read about the birth of Jesus and explain why it is Good News.  We will create banners spreading the Good News.

Social Studies: We will create a Google Slides to show physical and natural features in our area.  We will compare living in St. Paul to other places such as Hawaii and Alaska. 

Sight Words: country, America, maybe, most, car, first

Spelling Words                                          Sentence Dictation

far             much                                         Six friends came to my slumber party.

play            gave                                          We stayed up until three.

upon           after

handy         dribble

spell           shapeless

says           should


Monday: Spelling with oi and oy, Math 375-376

Tuesday: Phonics 92

Wednesday: Phonics 93, Math 383-384

Thursday: Phonics 94, Math 389-390

1st January 28 2017

Week of January 30th

Catholic School's Week

Monday:  Dress as the country of Greece.  Wear the colors of the Greek flag or dress in a toga with a t-shirt and sweats underneath.

Tuesday:  Wear red and TENNIS SHOES for Jump Rope for Heart

Wednesday: We will listent to the 8th graders present on their Confirmation saints.  Students MUST wear the school uniform.

Thursday: We will celebrate our community by wearing clothes that celebrate the St. Paul/St. Charles County area.  No Blues or Cardinals apparel.

Friday: Celebrate your Teachers.  This is a Spirit Day!


Reading:  Students will identify the setting and problem and solution of a story.  We will make text to self connections.

Phonics: Students will code, read, and spell using the three sounds of digraph ea (steak, break, leaf) and diphthongs oi (oil) and oy (toy).  We will spell using the dropping rule for a suffix (skate - skating).

Writing and Grammar: Students will use the writing process to write an opinion piece on why they love St. Paul School.  We will practice writing sentences in future tense.

Math:We will find and make groups of tens and ones.  We will celebrate the 100th Day of School on Thursday.

Religion: We will take our Ch. 8 Religion test on Tuesday.  We will discuss the importance of helping the hungry.  We will talk about our field trip in April to the St. Louis Area Foodbank.

Sight Words: together, again, tomorrow, before, around, because

Spelling Words                                         Sentence Dictation

day           fly                              My sister can subtract numbers well.

trusted      weekly                          She has a good grade in math.

campfire    blooming

under       myself

inside       problem

thought     where


Monday: Study for Religion Test

Tuesday: Phonics 87

Wednesday: Phonics 88, Math 375-376

Thursday: Phonics 89