And all thy children shall be taught of the LORD; and great shall be the peace of thy children. (Isaiah 54:13)
“Children are likely to live up to what you believe of them. “Lady Bird Johnson, former U.S. first lady
HOMEWORK FOR THE WEEK
READING LOG with a total of 1 hour of reading per week is due each Monday. ( 5 successful reading logs=a trip to Mrs. Baird’s office for a small surprise)
Monday (4/21): Handwriting page
Tuesday (4/22): Continue wroking on “First Grade Book”. Use ONLY colored pencils. Finished book is due April 23rd.
Wednesday (4/23): Math Page
Thursday (4/24): Study for Spelling Test 23
Upcomig Dates to Help You Stay on Top of Things
April 28th (Monday): First Grade Book Reading Program 1:30-2pm in the school lobrary (Group 1: Numbers 1-10) The class will be divided into 2 groups to shorten your “listening pleasure time”. Each child will be reading his/her book that they’ve written to the audience of parents/grandparents.
April 30th (Wednesday): First Grade Book Reading Program 1:30-2pm in the school lobrary (Group 2: Numbers 11-21)
May 2 (Friday): Ice Cream Party 12:45-1:15 This is our celebration for the culmination of our book writing project. 1:30 Dismissal this same day
May 7th (Wednesday): May Crowning- Please definitely plan to join us for 8:30 Mass this day. The first graders will need to come to school in church clothes with their uniform in a bag. They will bring one single long stemmed flower. In this beautiful ceremony, they will process into church with an 8th grade partner and place flowers at the statue of Mary. One child will be crowning Mary. It’s amazing how quickly the time flies and how fast your sweet little 1st grader becomes the big 8th grader! Everything should conclude by 9:45 or 10.
May 14 (Wednesday): Field Trip to the Zoo- Bus will leave at 11:15 and return by 2:30 ish. Child will need to come with lunch and drink in a large disposable bag. Details will follow closer to the date in a permission slip.
MAD MATH MINUTES
The first graders seem to be enjoying the challenge of Mad Math Minutes. Several have already moved on to the next level. When your child gets three perfect scores, they advance to a tougher test. We will continue doing these once a a week through the end of the year. I know there will be a few who make it to multiplication!!! Yay. Please continue to practice math facts daily, whether in the car, on the computer, or with flash cards at home. Make a fun game of it and keep the interest level high.
Studying for Spelling Tests
One of our moms, Angie Homeyer, was kind enough to “load” all of our first grade spelling lists on to the website, spelling city. Please check out this link. I promise that your child will enjoy using this method to study! This will only include the list of 10 words for the grade. (Each classroom has different Challenge Words.) Simply follow this link to help your child try it out! http://www.spellingcity.com/AJHomeyer