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

 

 

JANUARY NEWS

 

Reading

 

Lesson 14 - Citizenship

Anchor Text - The Big Race

Read Together - Rules and Laws

Sight Words - four, over, two, five, starts, watch, into, three

Phonics - Long a, soft c, g, dge, -ake, -ace

Comprehension - Conclusions , Cause and Effect

Spelling - came, make, brave, late, gave, shape, waves, chases

 

Lesson 15 - Animals

Anchor Text - Animal Groups

Read Together - Animal Picnic

Sight Words - bird, fly, those, both, long, walk, eyes, or

Phonics - Long i, digraphs kn, wr, gn, mb, phonograms -ine,- ite

Comprehension -  Compare and Contrast

Spelling - time, like, kite, bike, white, drive, stripe, mice

 

Lesson 16 - Astronauts

Anchor Text - Let's Go to the Moon

Read Together - Mae Jemison

Sight Words - around, bring, show, because, carry, think, before, light

Phonics - Long o, Long u

Comprehension - Main Idea and Details

Spelling - so, go, home, hole, no, rope, joke, bone, stove, poke

 

Lesson 17 - Ways to Travel

Anchor Text - The Big Trip

Read Together - Lewis and Clark's Big Trip

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

Phonics - Long e, Vowel Pairs ee, ea, Final ng, nk, Phonogram -ink

Comprehension - Compare and Contrast

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

 

Religion

 

Chapter 10 - We Celebrate the Gift of Eucharist

Chapter 11 - Jesus Teaches Us About Forgiveness

Chapter 12 - We Pray with God's Word

Faith in Action

 

The students need to pass 4 AR books during the month of November!

Please try to have them log onto LEXIA at least once a week!

The students will be bringing home a Saint Report that is due at the end of the month!

 

Reading

Lesson 9 -What makes a story or poem funny?

Anchor Text - Dr. Seuss

Read Together - Two Poems from Dr. Seuss

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

Phonics - Short "e" words, blends with "s"

Comprehension - Text and Graphic Features

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

Grammar - Singular and Plural Nouns

Vocabulary - Antonyms

Writing - Informative Writing

 

Lesson 10 - How can you show a friend that you care about him or her?

Anchor Text - A Cupcake Party

Read Together - Happy Times

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

Phonics - Short "u" words, final blends, phonogram - ump

Comprehension - Story Structure

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

Writing - Informative Writing

Grammar - a, an, the

Vocabulary - synonyms

 

Religion

Chapter 8 - We Give Thanks to God

Chapter 9 - Jesus Is God's Son

 

Reading/Language Arts

Lesson 6 - What lessons can we learn from story characters?

Anchor Text - Jack and the Wolf

Read Together - The Three Little Pigs

Sight Words - away, every, call, hear, come, said

Phonics - Short "a" ,  double final consonants

Comprehension - Understanding Characters

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

Grammar - complete sentences

Vocabulary - shades of meaning

 

Lesson 7 -  How do animals communicate?

Anchor Text - How Animals Communicate

Read Together - Insect Messages

Sight Words - animal, of, how, some, make, why

Phonics - Short "i" , blends with r, phonogram -ip

Comprehension - Main Idea and Details

Writing - Informative Writing: Poetry

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

Grammar - Commas in a Series

Vocabulary - Using a Glossary

 

Lesson 8 - How is music part of your everyday life?

Anchor Text - A Musical Day

Read Together - Drums

Sight Words - her, she, now, today, our, would

Phonics - Short "o" , blends with l

Comprehension - Sequence of Events

Writing  - Informative Writing

Spelling - on, got, fox, pop, not, hop

Grammar - Statements

Vocabulary - Define Words

 

Religion

Chapter 6 - Baptism Is a Wonderful Gift

Worship - Baptism Welcomes Us

Prayer Celebration - Praying with Holy Water

 

Chapter 7 - God Made Us to Be Good and Holy

Scripture Story - A Man Questions Jesus

Prayer Celebration - Praying with Movement

 

Chapter 8 - We Give Thanks to God

Scripture Story - God Is a Good Father

Prayer Celebration - A Thank You Prayer

 

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