First Grade Overview

April 23 - 26, 2019

BIBLE:  Our memory verse is Psalm 100:1: “Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth! Serve the Lord with gladness! Come into his presence with singing!”


Phonics: This week in phenomenal phonics we will be utilizing our hands on centers and focusing on different areas. We will focus on the trigraph tch, spelling with final ch and tch, trigraph dge, spelling with final dge and ge, and spelling with ch and j.

Assessment: There will be no phonics test and no spelling test.

Foundations and Frameworks: The next few weeks our Comprehension Focus will be Cause and Effect. The students will be tested on the pattern statement, process questions, visual tool, and vocabulary words.

Pattern statement: One thing can make another thing happen.

Tests: May 1st and 2nd.

Process questions:

1. This happened. What happened because of this?

2. This happened. What made it happen?

Visual Tool: Flow Chart

Vocabulary: petal, slave, mammal, lawyer, wilt, carrier pigeon, shelter, speech, veteran, earn

MATH:  This week in marvelous math we will be utilizing our hands on math centers and focusing on different areas.

Assessment: No math test this week.


We are continuing our continent study of South America! We are focusing on animals and habitats in South America.

POEM: Recite by April 26th

The Jaguar

The Jaguar’s back is flowering with delicate rosettes,

As if she’s grown a garden there,

So beautiful, and yet

There’s danger in the jaguar’s gait,

A soundless step that warns:

Beware of jungle-raised bouquets.

Beware these hidden thorns.


5 tardies = 1 absence. If your child is arriving to their classroom after 8:15, they are marked tardy.

April 22nd - Travel Day - No School - No Childcare Available

April 25th- Spring Pictures (Sunday Dress)

April 26th - Muffins for Moms

May 1st- Animal Project due

May 3rd - Teacher Appreciation Day - ½ day

May 6th-10th - Health Week

May 9th- Knoxville Zoo field trip

May 10th - Field Day