Miss Chelak and Mrs. Senia's First Grade

Chelak
Welcome to first grade! Mrs. Senia and I have many exciting things planned for your children this school year. This website will be the place to find announcements (in new posts), upcoming events (in the calendar below), and our quarterly objectives (in the link to the left). We're looking forward to a terrific year!




School Calendar


Week of September 25, 2017

posted Sep 25, 2017, 2:14 PM by Kate Chelak

Announcements
  • Please send in emergency food supplies for your child (8-10 granola bars). This food will be used in the event that there is an emergency that puts the school in lock-down past dismissal time. This has never occurred in our memory, but we want to be prepared just in case!

  • Our first field trip is this week! On Friday we will be visiting Stribling Orchard in Markham, Virginia. Please follow the following recommendations. If you have any questions, please let me know!
    1. Wear PE uniforms (sweatpants recommended), sneakers, and a sweatshirt/coat. The weather is supposed to be in the low 70s/upper 40s at the orchard on Friday. It also can get muddy, so sneakers are preferred.
    2. A
    pply sunscreen/bug spray. We will be outside all day!

  • Picture Day is this Thursday, September 28. If you would like to order pictures of your child, please turn in the order form or register online.

This Week
  • This week in math we will discuss patterns.

  • In reading we will continue to read independently and in reading groups.

  • In spelling we will review -ad, -ap, -ag, -op, -ot, and -og word families.

  • In religion we will talk about God the Father.

  • In social studies we will continue discussing our Blessed Sacrament community.

  • In science we will finish our experiment on the five needs of plants and go on our field trip.

Week of September 18, 2017

posted Sep 15, 2017, 12:58 PM by Kate Chelak

Dear First Grade Parents,

It was nice to see so many of you at our Back to School Night yesterday! Many of you asked about signing on to RazKids (Reading A-Z) at home. I've included the directions below. I have also attached a copy of the powerpoint from yesterday. If you have any questions, please let me know!

RazKids/Kids A-Z Login Instructions

Step 1: Go to www.kidsa-z.com or download the RazKids app.
Step 2: Enter or choose the teacher's username: kchelak
Step 3: Your child finds his or her username on the class chart.
Step 4: Your child enters his or her password.

(Your child has used RazKids multiple times in the classroom and should know their username and password.)

How to Register for and Receive Progress Reports

If you would like to receive activity and progress reports for your child and send him or her messages, you can register for parent access from your child's teacher. Once the teacher approves access, you can view reports and send your child messages by clicking on the parent link at the top of the screen at www.kidsa-z.com. To receive activity and progress reports, after your child logs in, click on the green parent button at the top right of the screen and enter your email address.

Announcements
  • Please send in emergency food supplies for your child (8-10 granola bars). This food will be used in the event that there is an emergency that puts the school in lock-down past dismissal time. This has never occurred in our memory, but we want to be prepared just in case!

  • Please send in headphones for your child to use during computer class. This was not included in the supply list.

  • Please do NOT send in nuts for morning/afternoon snacks. We have several students with nut allergies in the class.

This Week
  • This week in math we will discuss one/two fewer than, we will compare numbers to five and ten, order numbers, and discuss pattern units.

  • In reading we will continue to read independently and in reading groups.

  • In spelling we will review -an, -ad, -ap, and -ag families.

  • In religion we will talk about God's goodness and God the Father.

  • In social studies we will continue discussing our Blessed Sacrament community.

  • In science we will finish our experiment on the five needs of plants and talk about seeds.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Thanks,
Kate Chelak and Pat Senia

Week of September 11, 2017

posted Sep 8, 2017, 1:06 PM by Kate Chelak

Next week we will have our first full week of school! We will also begin show-and-tell during our morning meeting. Since many first graders want to share something every day, each child is given one day a week when they may share something with the class (stories about their weekend, items from home, etc.). I shared their show-and-tell days with the students today, but you will also find them below. When we are not in school on a Monday, those student will share on Tuesday. When we are not in school on Friday, those students will share on Thursday.

Monday -- Blake, Viggo, Violet, Colin, Mason
Tuesday -- Ophelia, Ella, Meghan C., Dennis, Myles, Andrew G.
Wednesday -- Jack, Joey, Kate H., Cate. I., Megan M., Rory
Thursday -- Charlie, Keira, Alyssa, Eliza, Chase, Andrew S.
Friday -- Margaret, Anna, Kaleigh, Kara, Toa


Announcements
  • Please send in emergency food supplies for your child (8-10 granola bars). This food will be used in the event that there is an emergency that puts the school in lock-down past dismissal time. This has never occurred in our memory, but we want to be prepared just in case!

  • Please send in headphones for your child to use during computer class. This was not included in the supply list.

  • Please do NOT send in nuts for morning/afternoon snacks. We have several students with nut allergies in the class.

This Week
  • This week in math we will discuss different ways to make 8, 9, and 10, We will also talk about one and two more then.

  • In reading we will continue to read in reading groups.

  • In spelling we will review -at, -an, and -ad families.

  • In religion we will talk about God's goodness as seen in the Bible and creation.

  • In social studies we will discuss working hard and our Blessed Sacrament community.

  • In science we will begin an experiment on the five needs of plants and talk about where plants come from.

Week of September 5

posted Sep 5, 2017, 1:33 PM by Kate Chelak

Announcements
  • Please send in emergency food supplies for your child (8-10 granola bars). This food will be used in the event that there is an emergency that puts the school in lock-down past dismissal time. This has never occurred in our memory, but we want to be prepared just in case!

  • Please send in headphones for your child to use during computer class. This was not included in the supply list.

  • Please do NOT send in nuts for morning/afternoon snacks. We have several students with nut allergies in the class.

This Week
  • This week in math we will review graphs and different ways to make six and seven.

  • In reading we will begin reading on the RazKids app and in reading groups.

  • In spelling we will continue to review beginning sounds.

  • In religion we will talk about the cross as a sign of Jesus' love and the Sign of the Cross prayer.

  • In social studies we will discuss classroom community (being kind and working hard).

  • In science we will continue to talk about plants.

Week of August 28, 2017

posted Aug 31, 2017, 4:59 AM by Kate Chelak

Announcements
  • Please send in emergency food supplies for your child (8-10 granola bars). This food will be used in the event that there is an emergency that puts the school in lock-down past dismissal time. This has never occurred in our memory, but we want to be prepared just in case!

  • Please send in headphones for your child to use during computer class. This was not included in the supply list.

  • Please do NOT send in nuts for morning/afternoon snacks. We have several students with nut allergies in the class.

  • If you have not sent in the Handbook Form, please do so as soon as possible. Your child will be not able to use any electronic devices at school until it is turned in.
This Week
  • This week in math we will review numbers, comparing numbers, and patterns.

  • In reading we will learn about different ways to read (reading the pictures, reading the words) and "Read to Self."

  • In spelling we will review beginning sounds.

  • In religion we will talk about Jesus as our friend.

  • In social studies and science we will discuss classroom rules and plants.

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