Welcome to the 1st Grade!

Homework - In the coming year, I ask that you please take a moment to review your student's work, including penmanship, pencil grip, name and date. 
Housekeeping
Homework - Soon you will be invited to click here for the week's spelling words and math facts. Spelling and math tests will be given on Friday of each week. Be sure to practice with your student.

Social Studies - This year, we will discuss American life, past and present.  We will discover the concept of space, time lines. On an ongoing basis, we will practice using reference maps.  
*California First Grade Social Studies Standards 1.2, 1.4

Religion - We will be studying the life of Christ, prayers, faith development, our parish community, as well holidays and stories from the bible.

First Grade met with our big buddies

And with our faith families

Sharing with each other

Children working on their reading stamina
First graders this year and moving forward will
greatly benefit from your support. We appreciate and thank you. Merci!

Sharing
- On Fridays, first grade will spend time sharing work and items that are important to us or will be working on an art project. 

As the year progresses, we will begin using our Fridays to share the classwork we are proud of and even performances with our classmates and first grade friends. 

Class Highlights

Language Arts -  We will be studying different literature genres and writing opportunities, as well as introducing capital and punctuation usage, verbs, nouns and plurals.  

  We will develop stories, share poetry and "making connections" as we respond to reading selections. 
*California First Grade Language Arts Standards Written and Oral English Language Conventions 1.8


Don't forget that practicing high frequency words for only 10 - 15 minutes a day will also help your child improve their spelling confidence by leaps and bounds.

    

That's all for now. Have a great week.

 

Sincerely,

  

Jill Carlisle

First Grade Teacher

Notre Dame des Victoires


Math - NDV is implementing The Common Core State Standards. These guidelines provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn, so teachers and parents know what they need to do to help them. The standards are designed to be robust and relevant to the real world, reflecting the knowledge and skills that our young people need for success in college and careers.   
    We will
launch into concepts of the calendar, time, place value, addition and subtraction (no regrouping). Using coins, numbers, unifix cubes, counters, pictures, graphs, charts and stories, students begin each morning by demonstrating and explaining math concepts, including number amounts, comparisons, words, and ordinals.

Some of The Books We Are Reading 
Velveteen Rabbit
Chester's Way
I Don't Like To Read!
It's A Book







Science - In first grade, we will look at plant and animal adaptation, explore landforms, study the weather and states of matter

  Throughout the school year, students will have the opportunity to study the natural world around them and to record their findings. We will develop deductive reasoning skills, share personal observations and pose meaningful questions that can lead to further investigation.*