First Grade Overview


BIBLE:  Proverbs 20:11 - “Even a child is known by his actions, by whether his conduct is pure and right.”   The oral verse test will be on Tuesday, December 16, 2014.

Phonics: We will be covering vowel y with long i and long e, combination –er and bossy r, and trigraph igh. Assessment Friday.

Spelling:   Test over List 10 on Friday:

we, with, long, must, like, brisk, clock, sleep, sanding, insect, *does, *been

  1. He has been resting at home.
  2. Does the clock ring at ten?

Foundations and Frameworks: The next few weeks first grade is focusing on Retelling. The students will be tested on the pattern statement, process questions, and vocabulary words.

Pattern statement: Oral restating requires organizing one’s thoughts.

Process questions:

1. Who was in the story?

2. What happened in the story? In what order did it happen?

3. How can the story be retold, pretending the listener has never heard or read the story?

4. What distracting details can be left out?

5. How/where can expression be used?

Vocabulary: cutlass, swarming, suspicious, renowned, annual, vital, depart, nutcracker, tremendous, whisked.

MATH:  This week in marvelous math we will work on adding 2 digit numbers without regrouping, how many more on a graph, identifying and making congruent shapes, counting large collections, grouping by 10’s and comparing place model.

Assessment: Assessment Friday

Assessments cover the information on worksheets your child has brought home for homework from the previous week.

Science and Social Studies:  November will be all about Europe!


Friday, November 21- Thanksgiving Luncheon

Tuesday, December 9 – Christmas Program/ Santa Pictures

Friday, December 12- Nutcracker field trip

Thursday, December 18- Christmas Pajama Party (1/2 day) 

It is starting to be chilly for our recess at 10:40 a.m. Please use your discretion and send your child a sweater or jacket if needed. Any outerwear jackets/sweaters may be worn outside to recess.