Mrs. Socarras (Grade 1)

Week of December 11 - 15

Subject Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Religion

2nd Week of Advent-

Don’t forget to send in Toys for Tots this week, unwrapped gifts for INOVA Fairfax hospital.

 

 

Keep your Advent Promise, something special you will do to prepare your heart for Baby Jesus at Christmas.

 

Pray for peace in the world.

 

7:00pm School Christmas program (please have first graders arrive at 6:30pm to prepare for performance)

Pray for a holy, blessed Christmas season.

 

 

(Dec. 18-Jan. 1: No School/Christmas Break)

 

Pray that others will experience the joy and love of Baby Jesus during the Christmas season.

Math

Subtraction facts practice sheet.

Practice addition and subtraction math facts with  Splash Math

 

Subtraction worksheet.

Practice addition and subtraction math facts with  Splash Math

 

 

Subtraction facts sheet.

Practice addition and subtraction facts with Splash Math.

 

Subtraction facts practice sheet.

Practice addition and subtraction facts with Splash Math.

Language Arts

Practice and write Unit 5, Adventures of the Superkids words #1 – 10, two times. Write 2 sentences using one of these words in each sentence.

Test will be Wed., Dec. 13 over Unit 5 words.

 

Practice spelling words at Unit 5, Adventures of the Superkids games.

 

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

 

 

Practice and write Unit 5, Adventures of the Superkids words#11 – 20, two times.Write 2 sentences using one of these words in each sentence.

Practice all words to prepare for tomorrow’s test over Unit 5 words. 

 

Practice spelling words at Unit 5, Adventures of the Superkids games.

 

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

 

 

 

Practice and write Adventures of the Superkids, Unit 6 words #1 – 8, two times.Write 2 sentences using one of these words in each sentence. 

 

Practice spelling words at Unit 6, Adventures of Superkids games.

 

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

 

 

 

Practice and write all Adventures of the Superkids, Unit 6 words #9 – 16 two times. Write 2 sentences using one of these words in each sentence. 

 

Practice spelling words at Unit 6, Adventures of Superkids games.

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Science
Social Studies
Other

 

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

 

 

 

 

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

Regular uniform begins. Please wear uniform sweater each day. (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,

Thank you for all you do for your children and for St. Michael School!

This Advent, As a Corporal Work of Mercy (visit the sick), St. Michael School will be hosting a Toy Drive for INOVA Fairfax Children’s Hospital. (As discussed in last week’s St. Michael’s Minutes.) Thank you, in advance, for your generous support.

Please note, this week, Dec. 11 – 15 is our last week of school before Christmas break. (Dec. 18Jan. 1: No School/Christmas Break).

This Thurs., Dec. 14, at 7pm, in the cafeteria, is the school Christmas Choir/Band Concert. First graders will dress as “sheep”, wearing a black long sleeve shirt with a loose fitting white Men’s T-shirt over the top, & pants. They will be singing a song on the stage. (Please arrive by 6:30pm.) (See the information sheet sent home last week from Mrs. Burke, the music teacher.)

Here is an update of what your children have been learning/studying in class:

Religion: We are preparing our hearts for Baby Jesus at Christmas in this Advent season. The children made Advent wreaths. Each week they “light” a pretend construction paper candle by adding yellow tissue paper to the top of an additional candle. They are doing kind deeds for Baby Jesus and are earning “hay for the manger”. They write the deed/their name on a strip of yellow paper which goes into a manger we have in our classroom, making His bed softer with more hay, anticipating the birth of Christ.

The children are making Jesse Tree Books which go along with our classroom Jesse Tree, which is a study of the Bible events leading up to the birth of Jesus. They add symbols of each Bible story/event onto our Jesse Tree and their books as we learn the story of Salvation History.

Language Arts:  We continue to practice nouns, verbs, adjectives and punctuation. Students practice words and sentence dictation on their individual white boards with dry erase markers. We continue Unit 5, Superkids and have been practicing adding suffixes to words.

If a word has 1 vowel followed by two consonants, you can add “ed” or “ing”.  (ex–help, helped, helping).

If a word has 1 vowel followed by 1 consonant, you must double the consonant before adding “ed” or “ing”. (ex–shop, shopped, shopping)

We continue to work on reading comprehension skills and learned how to use a word web as a graphic organizer to increase text understanding. We have been setting a purpose for reading such as finding out answers to questions we have, or making predictions and then reading to find out what happens. We have been enjoying reading Christmas and winter themed stories in class story time.

Math:  We continue our subtraction practice, and learned how fact families work in relating addition/subtraction facts. The children have become experts at solving fact family addition/subtraction problems.

Keep practicing addition and subtraction facts at home for speed and accuracy.

Science: We completed our Lab Learner unit on Safety with a unit test. We are beginning our unit on Solids, Liquids, and Gases.

Social Studies: We talked about the concept of the past and the present. We have been talking about Biblical times as shown in the Old and New Testaments of the Bible.

We have been discussing modes of transportation, such as the blessings we have today in automobile, air, ship, bus and train travel. We have been discussing the journey of Mary and Joseph from Nazareth to Bethlehem by donkey and the hardships they faced. We have been reading in the Bible of their flight to Egypt to escape King Herod after Jesus’ birth.

Thank you for all of your ongoing support!  Take care and God bless you and your families. I wish you all a blessed, joy filled and peaceful Christmas!

Mrs. Socarras