Mrs. Socarras (Grade 1)

Week of April 23 - 27, Come to St. Michael Auction on Saturday, April 28, 6:30-11:00 pm

Subject Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Religion

Pray the “Five Finger Prayer” of Pope Francis, using the fingers on your hand, start with the thumb and pray these intentions in this order:

1.) The thumb is closest finger to you. So start praying for those who are closest to you. They are the persons easiest to remember. To pray for our dear ones is a “Sweet Obligation.”

Continue the “Five Finger Prayer” of Pope Francis

2.) The next finger is the index. Pray for those who teach you, instruct you and heal you. They need the support and wisdom to show direction to others. Always keep them in your prayers.

Continue the “Five Finger Prayer” of Pope Francis

3.) The following finger is the tallest. It reminds us of our leaders, the governors and those who have authority. They need God’s guidance.

Continue the “Five Finger Prayer” of Pope Francis

4.) The fourth finger is the ring finger. Even though it may surprise you, it is our weakest finger. It should remind us to pray for the weakest, the sick or those plagued by problems. They need your prayers.

Continue the “Five Finger Prayer” of Pope Francis

5.) And finally we have our smallest finger, the smallest of all. Your pinkie should remind you to pray for yourself. When you are finished praying for the other four groups, you will be able to see your own needs but in the proper perspective, and also you will be able to pray for your own needs in a better way.

Math

Math worksheet

Practice double digit addition with Splash Math.

Wear your watch if you have one.

 

 

Practice worksheet

Practice double digit addition with Splash Math.

Wear your watch if you have one.

 

Extra practice worksheet

Practice double digit addition with Splash Math.

Wear your watch if you have one.

 

 

Practice worksheet

Practice double digit addition with Splash Math.

Wear your watch if you have one.

 

Review double digit addition with Splash Math.

Wear your watch if you have one.

Language Arts

Read book for book report (due May 9). Template was sent home in last week’s yellow folder. Students may turn their report in early, if they wish. 

Practice and write MORE Adventures, Unit 3 words #1 – 5 two times. Write 2 sentences using one of these words in each sentence.

Practice More Adventures Unit 3 words with games on Spelling City.com.

Please read for at least 15 minutes with your child each day.

Practice and write MORE Adventures, Unit 3 words #6- 10 two times. Write 2 sentences using one of these words in each sentence.

Practice More Adventures Unit 3 words with games on Spelling City.com.

Please read for at least 15 minutes with your child each day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Practice and write MORE Adventures, Unit 3 words #11 – 15 two times. Write 2 sentences using one of these words in each sentence.

Practice More AdventuresUnit 3 words with games on Spelling City.com.

Please read for at least 15 minutes with your child each day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Practice and writeMORE Adventures, Unit 3 words #16 – 19 two times. Write 2 sentences using one of these words in each sentence.

Practice More Adventures Unit 3 words with games on Spelling City.com.

Please read for at least 15 minutes with your child each day.

 

 

 

 

Practice More Adventures Unit 3 words with games on Spelling City.com.

Please read for at least 15 minutes with your child each day.

 

 

 

Science

Practice naming characteristics of living things (vs. non-living things):

Living things need water, food, and shelter.  Living things breathe, can have babies, can grow and can die.

Non-living things are not alive and do not have these characteristics.

Social Studies

Flat Stanley Project. Mail Flat Stanley to relatives or friends and have them record what/where Flat Stanley saw during his visit. Projects due June 1, 2018.

(Option: Take Flat Stanley with you on an adventure and record what he saw locally or in your travels.)

Other

 

Please send a jacket (and uniform sweater) with your child each day.

 

 

 

 

Please wear PE uniform to school on Mondays for gym class. 

Spring uniforms begin. Please bring light jacket each day since there have been plenty of cold spring mornings. f(Please make sure name is on label of sweater. Thank you!)

Please return school library books by Monday. (Tuesday is library day and they must return their book to check out a new one.)

FIRST GRADE SPECIALS SCHEDULE

Monday- PE
Tues – Spanish, Library, Art
Wednesday – Music
Thursday – STREAM lab (Science, technology, religion, engineering, arts, math)
Friday – Computer

Uniform Reminders: Please remember no nail polish or colored undershirts. (Must be white.) Please make sure regular uniform shoes are black or brown. Thank you. 

Dear Parents,

Allelulia! We are still in the Easter season and rejoice in the Good News that Jesus has risen from the dead! 

On Saturday, April 28, from 6:30pm to 11pm, parents are invited to join us for the St. Michael Auction in the cafeteria. (For tickets or donations please contact the Auction Chair, Silvia Munoz at auction@stmikes22003.org). The first grade class has a special handprint tulip art project on canvas, made by the class, and a canvas photograph of the class available for purchase!

Your students have been working hard in class, learning and growing. In Religion, we have been learning about what happened after Jesus rose from the dead at Easter. He stayed on the Earth until the Ascension, to further teach the apostles and preach the Good News. On Pentecost Sunday, the Apostles received the special gift of the Holy Spirit, filling them with strength and wisdom.

In Math, we have been reviewing our recent telling time to the hour and half hour, measuring with standard and non-standard units, and have begun double digit addition.  Please keep practicing these important math skills at home on splashmath.com. If your child has a watch, please encourage them to wear it!

In Language Arts, the children are continuing to practice reading more challenging words, and spelling more contractions. Students are practicing decoding strategies of “read the pictures”, “skip the word”, “flip the vowels”, “chunky monkey”, “cover the ending”, “rhyming robot”, “when 2 vowels go walking…”, and “magic e”.

Students have been practicing the steps of writing a story: thinking of ideas; plan a beginning, middle and end; write the story; read, edit and re-write the story; and share the story with others.

In Science, in the Discovering Life Unit, we are learning the characteristics of living and non-living things.

In Social Studies, we have begun to hear from the students’ “Flat Stanley’s” that have been sent to friends and relatives. We will be plotting their exciting adventures on our world map. . This is not due until June 1. Grandparents make an excellent place for Flat Stanley to visit. 

Thanks for all you do to support your wonderful children!

Take care and God bless.

Mrs. Socarras

Upcoming Reminders:

May 16 Field Trip to the National Air & Space Museum, Udvar-Hazy Center, in Chantilly, VA. First graders will participate in a Discovery & Exploration hands on STEM lab, taught by scientists. Bring a brown bag lunch. 

Don’t forget to mark your calendars for Wed., May 30, for the Author’s Tea for grade 1 and parents.  It will be held at 10am in the All Purpose Room. Students will sing a few songs and present their writing projects to their parents.