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Welcome to Fabulous First Grade!

Hi First Grade Parents, 
Unfortunately I am out sick with the flu until Monday 1/27. All quizzes and test will be post-poned until further notice. Please have patience with daily assignments. Keep the students reading 20 minutes every night. I will be assigning small homework assignments .

Important Dates/Announcements 

Tuesday January 21-23rd- Scholastic Book Fair

Friday January 24- World’s Finest Candy Sale ends. 

Monday January 27-31 Catholic School’s Week

Upcoming Tests:


Important Announcements: 

January 26th- January 30th: Catholic Schools Week

Monday- Celebrating Community: LA- Gr3 will be making survival kits for the FDNY. Please pay close attention to the hand out sent home in regards to what your child needs to bring in.

Tuesday- Celebrating Students: La- Gr 2 will be having Olympics in the morning. 

Wednesday-President’s Day: I will create an assignment for students.

Thursday: Celebrating Vocations: I am asking for 2-3 parent volunteers to come and speak about their career to the students. Your children are also required to come dressed as a career they want to be when they grow up with a few sentences about what they want to be. This is mandatory and will be counted as a homework assignment. First and second grade will present to each other in the classroom.

Friday: Celebrating Faculty & Administration 


Weekly Homework

Week of January 13th- January 17th


Spelling- Memory Words: do, have, show, how, me, a . List in alphabetical order. Super Kids Orange book pg 37.

Math- blue book pg 42 questions #12 & 13. Lesson 3.3 worksheet.

Spelling- Memory words: did, and, him, if, will is – list in alphabetical order in green notebook.  Orange Superkids book pg 39.

Math- blue book pg 43 & 44


Orange Superkids pg 40 and reading packet.

Math- Lesson 3.4 & 3.5 worksheet

Religion-Chapter 5 test tomorrow- remember the book!!


Social Studies- Chapter 2 Take Home Test Lesson 4-6. Use the textbook pages to help.

Math- blue workbook pg 45 & 46. Please study and review the packet for Math quiz on Tuesday!




Brooklyn Children’s Museum:

Today we took a trip to the Brooklyn Children’s museum! We had such a great time exploring all the exhibits. We even had a chance to work with Mariel in the “Beautiful Us!” class. We made necklaces or bracelets out of different pieces of cloth. 

Decorating our Tree:
First Graders got together to decorate our class tree!


It’s Saint Nick!
First Grade and all of Holy Angels received a special treat today, Saint Nicholas came to visit us! We left a shoe outside our door and then bells were heard. We got left a sweet treat for being so good this year!


The Mayflower:
In Religion, we have been discussing the true meaning of Thanksgiving and all we have to be thankful for. As an interactive Religion/Social Studies unit, the students created their OWN versions of the Mayflower. We have some pretty patriotic boats! During this activity, we asked ourselves questions of how we think the pilgrims felt coming to a new land with new people. We also discussed how they put their faith in God. 

Social Studies: Wants and Needs in a Community
In our second chapter of Social Studies, we have created a community based upon what a community needs to survive. We also discussed the difference between wants and needs. This has been a class project and the students have made sketches and also drafted up lists of what each team community will have. We will present our final projects to Mr. Berry in the classroom!

Double Trouble! :
In math, we have been working on doubles and doubles +1 facts. To help us identify which is a doubles fact and a doubles +1 fact we used our bodies today. Especially our hands and feet! We even learned a catchy song to help us remember doubles. 

Pumpkin Investigation

All last week, first grade investigated pumpkins. We explored the outside and inside of pumpkins, made estimations on how many seeds are inside of pumpkins, counted the lines on pumpkins and finally got to explore the inside of a pumpkin! We each got a turn digging inside and feeling around; even using our five senses to help us explore! Hmm… feels like… zombie brains! 

Halloween Fun! 
First grade had a blast spending our spooktacular day doing some mummy math, batty subtraction, and finding out the secret code for witches brew! We ended the day with some well deserved treats and a Halloween movie!

Class Trip to Green Meadows Farm @ Aviator Sports 10/30/19

We sure did have a blast on our first field trip as first graders! We saw animals, picked pumpkins, drove a tractor and even caught some well needed zzz’s on the way home!

Leaf Investigation:
This week our Science unit was all about leaves! We went on a leaf hunt, measured leaves, explored different leaf textures and more! 

Apple Investigation: Sink or Float? / Apple Tasting

To conclude our apple investigation this week for Science, we made predictions to see if apples would sink or float. After, we taste tested 4 different types of apples!

Apple Investigation:
Today we investigated the inside of an apple including the core, stem, flesh and skin. Then we cut and labeled the parts of an apple. After, we had a yummy treat.. apples!

Writer’s Workshop:

Today I introduced your children to our Writer’s Workshop. This will become a daily part of our routine to get us more into writing. We discussed dating our work, forming proper sentences, finger spacing our words and writing between the two blue  lines for neatly written work. Below are some picture’s from today’s introduction. 

Box Out Bullying Seminar last Wednesday 9/25

A Glimpse Into Stations:

Technology 1st Grade – Autobiography

Posted on November 1, 2019

Dear Parents,

Please teach your child their month, date and year he/she was born or have it written on paper that they will bring to their technology class. We will begin an autobiography project on the computer. When we get further into the project, I will be asking for additional information about your child, for example when their first tooth came in, etc. and pictures of your child from birth to this year.

Thank you,

Ms. Jackie Cassa  

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