Week of October 1, 2018


RELIGION – We learned how Adam and Eve always chose to do what they knew was right because they wanted to act as God acts. But after listening to the lies of the devil, Adam and Eve chose to sin because they wanted to be as important as God and decide for themselves what is good and evil. We discussed that this first sin of Adam and Eve is called Original Sin. We learned that sin is choosing to do something we know is wrong, and not acting as images of God.

Virtue of the Month: Friendship – helping the people you like to be good.

Saints of the Month: Saints Benedict and Scholastica.

MATH – We began Chapter 3, ”Addition Facts to 10.” We learned that addition can be used to find how many in all, and learned different ways to add. We used counters and cube trains to count on from the greater number. We wrote number bonds to add numbers. We looked at pictures to tell addition stories. Vocabulary for this chapter included the terms: add, addition sentences, plus (+), equal to (=), more than, number bonds, and addition story.

LANGUAGE ARTS – In Unit 2, Lesson 1 we isolated sounds in words and generated words with initial and final k, ck, and r sounds, as well as reading words that contain aw sound but are spelled al and all. Our Read Aloud stories this week were Molto’s Dream by Raoul Krischanitz and Chicken Chickens Go to School by Valerie Gorbachev. Reading skills that we worked on included: summarizing, making inferences and character. We learned that adjectives are describing words that tell what a person, place, or thing looks like as well as the number of people, places, and things. We read decodable books 19-23 and they went home daily. I hope they continue to read them to you at home!

SCIENCE – We learned all about apples this month! All month long we have been learning about apples through literature and science. We especially learned a lot about Johnny Appleseed and we concluded our unit by making applesauce last Thursday. With 2 classes making applesauce, the aroma in the hallway was wonderful!


CONFERENCES: Conferences are right around the corner! To sign up for a conference time, please go to the SignUpGenius.com link below to sign up for a conference with me. Conferences will be held on Thursday, October 4th and Friday, October 5th. I’m looking forward to meeting with you.


FIELD TRIP: Our 1st Grade classes will be going on a field trip to the Denver Botanic Gardens on Wednesday, October 10, 2018.

SPELLING WORDS: For this week’s spelling words, please click on the “Helpful Links” section to get to SpellingCity.com. I hope your child is enjoying this site while learning their spelling words at the same time!

FOLDERS: Please remember to check your child’s folder each day for notes and graded work. Many children still have a week’s worth of checked work still in their red and blue folders. I’m counting on you to look at these papers every time they come home.

UNIFORM CHECK: Please make sure your children are not wearing nail polish and jewelry to school. Also remember that their solid red, white, or blue socks should be showing above their shoe. Thanks for checking!