First Grade News

Immaculate Heart of Mary School, immersed in the teachings of the Catholic Church, is dedicated to providing excellent spiritual and academic formation in the development of well-rounded individuals centered in Christ.

Week of January 8, 2017

  • Mass on Wednesday at 8:30 a.m.
  • The Three Kings
  • The Holy Family

Language Arts
  • Story:  Snakes
  • Vocabulary:  
    • Words to Sound Out:  safe   made   make   lake   snakes   scales   
    • Sight Words:  under   why   know   where
  • Skills:  
    • Review ch, wh & nk
    • Review compare & contrast, contractions
    • Introduce long a with a silent/bossy "e"  (example:  safe, made, lake, etc.)
  • him   Kim   slim   swim
  • fin   pin   sin   win
  • lick   pick   sick   quick
No Excuse Word: reptile

  • Counting by 10's to 120 (starting at various numbers)
  • Understanding tens and ones - place value
  • Using objects, pictures and numbers to represent a ten and some ones
  • Grouping objects to show numbers to 50 as tens and ones
  • Counting quarters, dimes and pennies

Science/Social Studies
  • Animal Unit:  
    • Mammals (breathe with lungs, have a backbone, have fur or hair, have live babies that get nourishment from their moms, have well-developed brains & are warm-blooded
    • Reptiles (breathe with lungs, have a backbone, have dry, rough scaly skin, are cold-blooded, most hatch from eggs)

Helpful Hints and Upcoming Dates
  • Keep an early and consistent bedtime  (7:00 - 8:00 is excellent).
  • Check blue folders every evening.
  • Send in a healthy snack each and every day.
  • Send in library books!  
    • Wednesday for Mrs. Peltier's class 
    • Friday for Mrs. Stockholm's class!