First Grade

Mrs. Palizza

Welcome to First Grade!

We have set sail for a wonderful school year! We are navigating our way through first grade and our crew is doing a great job!

Here are Some Adventures Included in our March Voyage

  1. We have left the Arctic and set sail to Antarctica! We are learning about the animals who live there and how they survive! It's freezing cold!
  2. In Religion, we are preparing our hearts and minds for the season of Lent. We are learning about the important work Jesus did and ways we can grow closer to Him during Lent. We will attend 12:05 Mass on Thursdays and the Stations of the Cross at 8:30 AM on Fridays.
  3. In Math, we are finishing up with Place Value skills and moving on to practice addition and subtraction facts to sums of 20.
  4. We are practicing reading, spelling, and writing words with long vowel sounds spelled in vowel pairs (ai, ay, ea, oa, ie). We are remembering this rule: When two vowels go a-walking, the first one does the talking, and says its name.
  5. We are identifying and writing adjectives in sentences. The more adjectives we use, the more interesting our writing becomes!
  6. We are writing six or more complete sentences in our Journals each day and including interesting details and pictures.
  7. We are conducting a Tomie dePaola author study. He wrote and illustrated such a fun collection of so many wonderful books! Just in time to enjoy Jamie O'Rourke and the Big Potato for St. Patrick's Day!
  8. We are planting and tending to our pots of Easter grass. We will predict and observe how and when our grass sprouts and grows and what it needs to survive and thrive. We will bring our grass home at Easter as a sign of new life!
  9. We are putting on our sailor hats and setting out to explore God's wonderful world!

Here's our Crew on our First Day of School!