CCA 1st Grade Newsletter
March 16th 2020:
Welcome to week 23.
Many schools have closed this week, however CCA is still open. If you are keeping your child home for any reason please Email or text me and I will do my best to get any worksheets ready and available for you to pick up for your child. They will learn better in class as we do more than worksheets at school, however I understand your concerns as parents and will provide accommodations as requested. Phonics club is cancelled this week. Saint Patricks day is this Tuesday, students may wear green again on that day. Snack is getting low. We would appreciate any donations of snack for our first graders! We are gearing up for Easter, if you have any egg cartons, plastic Easter eggs or Easter candy you can donate to our Easter celebration, your students and I would be very grateful! Read to ride program is still going your child's reading pages from our books does count, if they are reading it to you, even though it is homework. This is your child's chance to get a ticket to SilverWood. This is from March 2nd through the 31st.
Bring a real coat to school every day, until further notice. A sweatshirt option for warm days is encouraged, however not a sweatshirt alone without a coat.
We are working on counting up to 200, and the after number or the before number. Even and Odd numbers. We have begun working with numbers that fall between a spread of 5-10 numbers. We have started counting by 5's as well as 10's, 2's, 3's and 25's, 50. Place value up to 200 is the goal this month as well as counting up and down all the way through. I have started having the kids label them from 0 to 20, this week we will label 20-50, and we will be using them for practice for the next several months. I would like each student to lay them out in order at least once a week at home as well until they are confident with the entire sequence. We are learning to count change with nickels, dimes, pennies and quarters. How many cents? We have started adding with three numbers. We are starting double digit adding, by adding the ones places first and then the tens place. We will be building the addition and subtraction families up to 13. We will continue working with clocks, and telling time. We will also being using a ruler to measure inches, yards, centimeters, and feet. We have begun liquid measurements such as cups, pints, quarts, and gallons.
In Phonics we are continuing to practice all the letters sounds. We have moved on to reading words, and recognizing special sounds such as , ear, tch, ew, mb, ild, ind, and many others. We have been working on compound words as well as syllables.We have begun building words using a root word and adding the suffix -ing, -s, -es, -est, -ly, -end, and -ed. We have started with synonyms and building sentences. We have begun putting words in alphabetical order as well as learning about homonyms. We have stared reading short paragraphs and answering questions about it as well as using a specific phrase in a sentence.
We will continue to write and practice all the letters. We are increasing the full sentences we will write with capital letters at the beginning and punctuation at the end. We have started reading, and copying short paragraphs in cursive. Now we will be writing our own sentences in language as well as cursive.
We have begun writing sentences on normal lined paper in print as well. This will improve their print penmanship as well as writing skills.
Spelling List 22 :
Rule 1: When a vowel is in the middle of a three letter word, with a consonant in both sides, it says the short sound.
Rule 2: When two vowels go walking, the first one does the talking.
Rule 3: Silent E makes the vowel say his name.
Rule 4: K comes before i and e; C before the other three -a,o,u.
Rule 5. L, f, and s often walk together at the end of a short-vowel word.
Rule 6. A vowel at the end of a two letter word says its name.
Rule 7: when the vowel is short use CK, when long use KE.
Rule 8: When a double consonant is present, only say one sound.
Rule 9: at the end of a short word, and a short vowel sound, double the consonant before adding - ing.
Rule 10: When adding _ed or _ing to a short vowel sound three letter word, double the consonant.
Rule 11: drop the silent "e" when adding -ed or -ing.
Plants and Seasons
Science lab with Mrs. Kodak on wednesdays.
Our Facebook Site;
Bring Every Day;
1. Homework folder and any Homework
2. Water Bottle
3. Lunch/Morning Snack
5. Reading Book
6. Any/all absent work
Food Policy: Please DO NOT send the following foods to school with our child; Hot chocolate, Gatorade or any colored drinks,coolaid, soda, Pizza or Cinnamon Roll Lunchables.
Phonics Club Tuesdays and Wednesdays 8 am to 8:30 am
( by invitation only)
March 13th St. Patrick's Day Parties
March 17th St. Patrick's Day
March 23rd - April 3rd. * SPRING BREAK *
Absent work is expected to be completed at home or at lunch on Tuesdays or Thursdays. Please complete and turn back in by the end of the week (Friday), or following Monday. All absent work must be turned in by the end of the week.
Spelling homework will be coming home Monday or Friday. Lists will be given at the beginning Monday, or previous Friday, of each week. Students should take their homework page home, say the word, then each letter (letter name and sound) as they write them, at least once every night, and return the bottom section to school by Thursday of that week. Please make sure their name is on it. One copy has to be brought back by Friday morning at the latest. The top section can be kept to review at home.
Any seat work or cursive not completed will be completed at lunch recess on Tuesdays or Thursdays. If still not complete it will be sent home, these will be due the following morning.
Reading homework will be assigned every night (except Saturday and Sunday), It is typically 5 pages. Please make sure your child brings his/her book back the next school day. If your child is struggling too much please write a note for me on the assignment page. If your child is not challenged by their assignment please only do the assigned pages, and write me a note on the assignment sheet.
Please take your child to the library to learn to choose and enjoy the many kinds of books out there. After the mechanics of reading is learned it is vitally important that your children learn to enjoy reading as well!
If you would like more reading for your child, studies have shown great benefits when you read to your child. Our local Library has a great selection of books to choose from, for free!