Homework will consist of a weekly spelling list that will be given out at the beginning of the week and the test will be given at the end of the week ( usually Friday). If we have a very short week ( 3 days or less) we will not have a test that week. The students will most likely have a weekly reading assignment as well. This assignment will be given at the beginning of the week (usually Monday) and will be due back the following Monday. This way the students can have the weekend to read, if they do not have the time throughout the week. The students will also normally receive one daily homework assignment that will be due back the following day. I keep track of homework assignments. Incomplete work will be made up during a student's free time, such as recess. I will also send a note home if/when the student has repeated missing assignments.
Important dates and Reminders
Wednesday, Sept. 20th: No School for students
Friday, Sept. 22nd: Picture day
Friday, Sept. 29th: Dress down day
Tuesday, Oct. 3rd: Progress reports
Friday, Oct. 6th: Mass at 8:30 am in the church. All are welcome.
Monday, Oct. 9th: No school - Columbus Day Holiday
Friday, Oct. 13th: Parent/teacher conferences
Here is what we've been working on
Phonics: For the first few weeks of school we have been reviewing vowels and consonants. We are also beginning to work on diagraphs.
Reading: We read "Arthur's Reading Race" and we are beginning "Frog and Toad All Year". Our focus skill is characters in a story, and we are also learning about the fiction genre.
English and Grammar: We are learning about how to form correct sentences and the different types of sentences. We are also working on what types of punctuation marks go at the end of each type of sentence.
Math: We are focusing on simple addition and subtraction and learning several different ways to go about doing these types of problems.
Science: We have begun our first unit on plants and animals. We are currently studying plants and what they need to grow and thrive.
Social Studies: In our Studies Weekly magazine we have read about the Pledge of Allegience and how to be a good citizen.
Religion: We are learning that God gives us many gifts and that we are also a gift. We need to use our talents and knowledge to go out and be disciples for Jesus.
Lane - August 24th
Karly - September 8th