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First grade spelling

Spelling for the week of October 10, 2011


1. cake

2. flake

3. made

4. shade

5. came

6. game

7. pale

8. whale

9. little

10. they



What we are learning in First Grade

Language Arts:

This week in we will be exploring the first job of “e” where the “e” is silent and makes the vowel say its own name (bake, cake, wave).  We will also discuss y, v and the “le” spelling at the end of a multi syllable word.

As we begin Unit 4 in our L.A. series we will be discussing our Neighborhood at work.



The first graders will be working on creating an invitation inviting our buddies to join us for pancakes and craft next week.  We will continue to discuss different types of sentences with focus on the exclamation mark.



We will continue to work on touch math this week.  Students will begin to count the larger number in addition sentences  and then count on using touch math.  We will continue to practice our doubles facts to 18 and take a math test on Wednesday.



We will continue to discuss the story of Adam and Eve.


Social Studies:

In unit two we will be learning about where we live.  We will take a look at communities, state, countries as well as continents, bodies of water and landmarks.



We will further our discussion about seasons.



* No Mass on 10/12/11

* No school on 10/21/11 Conferences


What we are learning this week!!

Language Arts:

We will continue working on nk, ng, and qu sounds.  As we finish up Unit 3 the class will be taking an end of the unit reading test Thursday and Friday.


We will continue to work on reading and writing question sentences.

Spelling: (test Friday)

review words from our past spelling test:  just, fudge, then, jumped, help,short, chat, with, her, start.  Challenge words: come up with one word with /nk/and /ng/ spellings. (ex: skunk, wrong)


Discussing how our  5 senses are a gift from God.


Identify the parts of a flower and its function.  Last week we took our apple seeds and placed them in baggies with a wet paper towel.  We will continue to observe and record our observations as the seeds begin to sprout.


Understanding the importance of personal hygiene practices related to healthy living.


Even and odd numbers.  Also we will contiue to work on touch math as well as addition sentences. 



*Tuesday, September 27 is our field trip to Honeysuckle hill farm.  Please remember to pack your child’s lunch in a disposable bag and dress in the appropriate attire stated in the field trip letter.

*Reading Trail due September 30th

* Box top label turn in September 27

* Picture Day September 29

* 1/2 day September 30



We Love our Buddies!

The fifth and first graders had a great time together on Monday morning. Devon LeCave read us a book about a leaf man. Than we all colored leafs to make our own leaf man. The students all enjoy spending time with those in different grades.

Ashlyn was impressed with how well her first grade buddy read to her. Matthew John commented how fun his buddy was to hang out with. The fifth graders really enjoyed being role models to the younger students!


ING Kids Rock Marathon – April 2012

Our Cross Country Coaches are looking for runners interested in completing the ING Kids Rock Marathon next April.  We have had SJV runners do this in previous years – it is a great way to stay active and have fun!

The tentative date for the final mile of each student’s marathon is April 27, 2012.  Prior to that, students log their running, mile by mile, up to 25 miles, and finish their 26-mile marathon in Nashville.

Please contact the office if your child is interested in running with the SJV team.    We will pass your name along to Mr. & Mrs. Gardner and they will contact you with more information.  Go Wildcats!