DECEMBER NEWS! 

 Reading 

Lesson 12 - Jungle Animals

Anchor Text - How Leopard Got His Spots

Read Together - The Rain Forest

Sight Words - been, never, own, brown, off, very, know, out

Phonics - digraphs -ch, -tch

Comprehension - Sequence of Events

Spelling - chin, chop, much, chip, rich, chick

Grammar - Commands

Vocabulary - Homophones

 

Lesson 13 -Seasons

Anchor Text - Seasons

Read Together - Four Seasons for Animals

Sight Words - down, green, open, fall, grow, yellow, goes, new

Phonics - digraphs -sh, -wh, -ph

Comprehension - Cause and Effect

Spelling - ship, shop, which, when, whip, fish

Grammar - Subjects and Verbs

Vocabulary - word ending in -ed, -ing, -s 

 

Math

Chapter 5

Lesson 5.1 - Problem Solving - Add or Subtract

Lesson 5.2 - Hands On - Record Related Facts

Lesson 5.3 - Identify Related Facts

Lesson 5.4 - Use Addition to Check Subtraction

Lesson 5.5 - Algebra - Missing Numbers

Lesson 5.6 - Algebra - Use Related Facts

Lesson 5.7 - Choose an Operation

Lesson 5.8 - Algebra - Ways to Make Numbers to 20

November News

Welcome to November!  I can't believe we are this far into the school year!  It sure is flying by!  I really enjoyed getting to visit with all of you at conferences last week.  Please feel free to email me if you have any questions throughout the year!  Ms. A will be taking over the classroom full time for the next 2 weeks.  Please feel free to email her as well if you have any questions or concerns!

 Language Arts

 Lesson 9 - Writing

Anchor Text - Dr. Seuss

Read Together - Two Poems from Dr. Seuss

Sight Words - after, read, draw, was, pictures, write

Phonics - Short "e"

Spelling - sled, step, yes, let, red, ten, bed, get

Grammar - Singular and Plural Nouns

Vocabulary - Antonyms

 

Lesson 10 - Feelings

Anchor Text - A Cupcake Party

Read Together - Happy Times

Sight Words - eat, give, one, put, small, take

Phonics - Short "u"

Spelling - us, sun, but, fun, bus, run, jump, must

Grammar - Using  a, an, the

Vocabulary - Synonyms

 

Math

Chapter 3 Test - Addition Strategies

Start Chapter 4 - Subtraction Strategies

 

 Science 

Finish Chapter 3 - Animals

Start Chapter 4 - Plants

 

Social Studies 

Week 8 - Changes in Transportation 

 

Religion

Chapter 8 - We Give Thanks to God

Chapter 7 & 8 - Test

Unit 2 Wrap - up

Chapter 9 - Jesus Is God's Son

 

 

October News

 

Language Arts

 Lesson 5 - At the Zoo

Anchor Text - Gus Takes the Train

Informational Text - City Zoo

Words to Know - friend, hold, full, many, good, pull

Phonics - Short "u"

Comprehension - Story Structure

Spelling Words - up, bug, mud, nut, hug, tub

Grammar - Adjectives

 

Lesson 6 - Traditional Stories

Anchor Text - Jack and the Wolf

Read Together - The Three Little Pigs

Words to Know - away, every, call, hear, come, said

Phonics - final consonant ck

Comprehension - Understanding Characters

Spelling - an, bad, can, had, cat, ran

Grammar - Complete Sentences

 

Lesson 7 - Animal Communications

Anchor Text - How Animals Communicate

Read Together - Insect Messages

Words to Know - animal, of, how, some, make, why

Phonics - short "i" 

Comprehension - Main Idea and Details

Spelling - in, will, did, sit, six, big

Grammar - Commas in a Series

 

Math 

Chapter 3 - Addition Strategies

Mad Minutes - Addition and Subtraction

 

 Science

Unit 3 - Animals

 

Social Studies

Week 4 - Good Citizens

Week 5 - Time

Week 6 - What is History?

 

Religion

Chapter 5 - God is Our Loving Father

Chapter 6 - Baptism Is a Wonderful Gift

Chapter 7 - Loving God and Others

 

 

 

 

Religion 

September News!

AR starts this month for 1st grade!  Remember to have your child read the book to you 3 times before they come back to school and take the test.  They need to pass 3 AR test a month with 80% or above.

 

Language Arts

Lesson 2 - What happens during a storm?

Words to Know - he, look, have, for, too, what

Anchor Text - The Storm

Spelling - if, is, him, rip, fit, pin

Target Skill - Understanding Characters

Grammar - Possessive Nouns

Writing - Narrative Writing

 

Lesson 3 - Why is going to school important?

Words to Know - sing, do, they, find, funny, no

Anchor Text - Curious George at School

Spelling - log, dot, hot, top, lot, ox

Target Skill - Sequence of Events

Grammar - Action Verbs

Writing - Narrative Writing

 

Lesson 4 - Who can you meet in a neighborhood?

Words to Know - my, here, who, all, does, me

Anchor Text - Lucia's Neighborhood

Spelling - yet, web, pen, wet, leg, hen

Target Skill - Text and Graphic Features

Grammar - Adjectives

Writing - Narrative Writing

 

 Math

Finish Chapter 1 - Addition Strategies

Start Chapter 2 - Subtraction Strategies

Mad Minute Daily Practice

 

Religion

Chapter 3 - God's Word Teaches Us

Chapter 4 - We Give Praise to God

Unit 1 Test

Chapter 5 - God is Our Loving Father

Chapter 6 - Baptism Is a Wonderful Gift

 

Science

Finish Unit 1 - How Scientists Work

Unit 2 - Technology All Around Us

Start Unit 3 - Animals

 

Social Studies

1st Grade Studies Weekly

Week 2 - Location and Distance

Week 3 - Rules and Responsibility

Week 4 - Good Citizens

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dear Parents and 1st grade students –

        I would like to take this opportunity to tell you how thrilled I am to be working with all of you this school year!  For those of you who don’t know me, my name is Erin Barthelme or Mrs. B and this is my 8th year here at St. Peter.  I started at St. Peter back in 2004 teaching Pre – K and Preschool over at the old school.  I taught that for 2 years before staying home with my kids for 7 years.  When I was ready to return to teaching I came right back to the school I loved and missed!  I taught Kindergarten for 4 years and now I will be starting my 2nd year teaching 1st grade!  I have been married to my husband Matt for 14 years and have 4 wonderful kids, 3 girls and 1 baby boy.  The girls all attend St. Elizabeth and are in 7th, 4th, and 1st grade.

I am happy to announce that this school year we have a student teacher joining us in our classroom!   Her name is Mary Alumbaugh and she will be with us until the middle of December.   I’m so excited to get this school year started and I hope you are ready to have a great 1st grade year!  Please don’t hesitate to email me if you have any questions or concerns! This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Your New Teacher J

Mrs. B

May

READING UNIT 6

Lesson 26 - The Arts

Anchor Text - The Dot

Read Together - Artist Create Art!

Sight Words - above, bear, even, pushed, studied, surprised, teacher, toward

Phonics - base words with -ed and -ing endings

Comprehension - Compare and Contrast

Spelling - mix, mixed, hop, hopped, hope, hoping, run, running, use, used

 

Lesson 27 - Trying Hard

Anchor Text - What Can You Do?

Read Together - The Wind and the Sun

Sight Words - always, happy, once, different, high, stories, enough, near

Phonics - base words with -er and -est

Comprehension - Author's Purpose

Spelling - hard, harder, hardest, fast,  faster, fastest, slow, slower, slowest, sooner

 

Lesson 28 - Weather

Anchor Text - The Kite

Read Together - Measuring Weather

Sight Words - across, head, second, ball, heard, should, cried, large

Phonics - Long i spelling patterns, inflections

Comprehension - Story Structure

Spelling - my, try, sky, fly, by, dry, pie, cried, night, light

 

Lesson 29 - Insects

Anchor Text - Hi! Fly Guy

Read Together - Busy Bugs

Sight Words - caught, thought, beautiful, took, minute, friendship, listen, idea

Phonics - suffixes, long vowel spelling patterns

Comprehension - Understanding Characters

Spelling - sad, sadly, slow, slowly, dust, dusty, trick, tricky, help, helpful

April News

 

Reading

Lesson 22 - Animals

Anchor Text - Amazing Animals

Read Together - The Ugly Duckling

Sight Words - baby, begins, eight, follow, learning, until, years, young

Phonics - r-controlled vowels  er, ir, ur

Comprehension - Conclusions

Spelling - her, fern, girl, sir, stir, bird, fur, hurt, turn, third

Writing - Story Writing

Grammar - Pronouns

 

Lesson 23 - Pets

Anchor Text - Whistle for Willie

Read Together - Pet Poems

Sight Words - again, along, began, boy, father, house, nothing, together

Phonics - Vowel Digraph oo

Comprehension - Cause and Effect

Spelling - look, book, good, hook, brook, took, foot, shook, wood, hood

Writing - Story Summary

Grammar - Possessive Pronouns

 

Lesson 24 - Life Cycle

Anchor Text - A Tree is a Plant

Read Together - Grow, Apples, Grow

Sight Words - ready, kinds, covers, country, earth, warms, soil, almost

Phonics - Vowel Digraphs  oo, ou, ew, ue, u

Comprehension - Sequence of Events

Spelling - soon, new, noon, zoo, boot, too, moon, blew, soup, you

Grammar - Indefinite Pronouns

 

Lesson 25 - Learning About Our Country

Anchor Text - The New Friend

Read Together - Symbols of Our Country

Spelling - how, now, cow, owl, ouch, house, found, out, gown, town

Comprehension - Understanding Characters

Grammar - Contractions

 

 

 

Reading

 

Lesson 20 - Feelings

Anchor Text - Little Rabbit's Tale

Read Together - Silly Poems

Sight Words - door, more, mother, old, try, use, want, wash

Phonics - Compound Words, short vowel ea

Comprehension - Cause and Effect

Spelling - bedtime, sunset, bathtub, sailboat, flagpole, backpack, playpen, raincoat, inside, himself

Grammar - Prepositions

 

Lesson 21 - Gardens

Anchor Text - The Garden

Read Together - Garden Good Guys

Sights Words - few, window, shall, night, noise, world, loudly, story

Phonics - r-controlled vowel ar, r-controlled vowel or

Comprehension - Story Structure

Spelling - far, arm, yard, art, jar, bar, barn, bark, card, yarn

Grammar - subject pronouns

 

Lesson 22 - Animals

Anchor Text - Amazing Animals

Read Together - The Ugly Duckling

Sight Words - baby, begins, eight, follow, learning, until, years, young

Phonics - r-controlled vowels er, ir, ur

Comprehension - Conclusions

Spelling - her, fern, girl, sir, stir, bird, fur, hurt, turn, third

Grammar - pronouns

 

Religion

Lesson 13 - Jesus Promises the Holy Spirit

Lesson 14 - We Celebrate the Gift of the Holy Spirit

Lesson 15 - The Holy Spirit Is Our Helper

 

 

Reading

 

Lesson 17 - Ways to Travel

Anchor Text - The Big Trip

Read Together - Big Trip

Sight Words - about, by, car, could, don't, maybe, sure, there

Comprehension - Compare and Contrast

Phonics - Long e, vowel pairs ee & ea

Spelling - me, be, read, feet, tree, keep, eat, mean, sea, these

Grammar - Compound Sentences

 

Lesson 18 - Agriculture

Anchor Text - Where Does Food Come From?

Read Together - Jack and the Beanstalk

Sight Words - first, food, ground, right, sometimes, these, under, your

Comprehension - Author's Purpose

Phonics - vowel pairs ai & ay

Spelling - play, grain, sail, mail, may, rain, way, day, stay, pain

Grammar - Name of Months, Day, Holidays

 

Lesson 19 - History

Anchor Text - Tomas Rivera

Read Together - Life Then and Now

Sight Words - done, great, laugh, paper, soon, talk, were, work

Comprehension - Sequence of Events

Phonics - vowel pairs oa &ow

Spelling - show, row, grow, low, blow, snow, boat, coat, road, toad

Grammar - Future Tense

 

Lesson 20 - Feelings

Anchor Text - Little Rabbit's Tale

Read Together - Silly Poems

Sight Words - door, more, mother, old, try, use, want, wash

Phonics - Compound Words, Short Vowel ea

Spelling - bedtime, sunset, bathtub, sailboat, flagpole, backpack, playpen, raincoat, inside, himself

Grammar - Prepositions

 

 

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