Ms. Patterson – 1st grade 

Office Hours: Math Wednesday from 2:45-3:15pm

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March 2023

Wow! There’s only a couple months of school left.  I’m not sure where the time has gone.  It has been amazing watching each child grow, both academically and physically, so far throughout the school year.  I can’t wait to see the growth for the rest of the school year.

Religion:  This month, we will discuss how God loves us and how God helps us to make good choices in lesson 11: How do we know God loves us?  We will also discuss what a commandment is and what the Great Commandment is.  We will also discuss lesson 12: How do we respond to God’s love?  In this lesson, we will discuss how God wants us to be happy and listen to our hearts.  Finally we will discuss a couple saints from France and Spain in preparation for our Cultural Fair.

Reading: We will finish Unit 4: Making History this month.  We will continue to read informational texts and biographies.  We will also discuss the diphthongs ow and ou as in how and shout, oi and oy as in boil and boy.  We will also discuss the long a sound in stay and main and the sound of ea as in eat and head.  Finally, we will learn how to at ending to words that end in a y or a bossy e.

Math:  We will compare two-digit numbers using both the words greater than, less than and equal to and the signs >, <, and = in Topic 9: Compare Two-Digit Numbers.  We will also use a hundreds chart to identify numbers that are ten less, ten more, one less, and one more than any given number.  We will also complete Topic 10: Use Models and Strategies to Add Tens and Ones and begin Topic 11: Use Models and Strategies to Subtract Tens.  In these topics, we will use strategies based on place value and properties of operations to add within 100 and subtract multiples of 10 within 100.

Science:  We will finish Chapter 8: Energy this month.  We will finish our study of energy with discussions on light and sound.  In lesson 3, we will discuss how light travels and how shadows are made.  In lesson 4, we will discuss sound.  We will learn that sound is made when an object vibrates really fast.  We will also be able to identify if an object has a low or high sound and a loud or soft sound.

I am available for extra in math on Wednesdays from 2:45-3:15.

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Ms. Emily MacMillan – 1st Grade


Office Hours: Tuesday 7:45-8:10am

March Website Update

Happy March first grade families! This month, the first grade is leading Mass! This is the second time this year they have led Mass and they did a great job reading! For religion this month, we are focusing on Lent. We are talking about the reconciliation aspect of Lent and the promise of Easter, when Jesus died and rose again.

In reading this month, we will be learning about informational text and how it has a main idea and details. We will be learning to compare and contrast informational texts as well. We are learning about dipthongs –ou and –ow, as well as –ai and –ay, -oi and -oy. Later we will be learning more about biographies and the main idea of a biography.

For language, we are learning about verbs that portray a state of being such as am, are, is, was, and were. We will also be learning about compound sentences. For writing, we will be writing a St. Patrick’s Day piece that includes a main idea and details to support it.

In Social Studies this month, we are learning about different cultures. Part of learning about different cultures are learning about America’s First People. We will be learning about different tribes that make up the Native Americans here in the United States. We will learn about how they lived and live now. We will also learn how to make a flow chart with the information we learn. Later, we will begin to learn about immigrants and what that experience is coming to live in our country.

We look forward to celebrating St. Patrick’s Day this month and also having Grandparent’s Day and the Cultural Fair! First Grade is learning about France and Spain this year and have made many things pertaining to those countries.  We look forward to showing everyone our beautiful mosaics that we have made.