First Grade-Mrs. Verso

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    Lighting of the Creche

    Please join our Parish commmunity on Saturday, December 7th, right after the 5:00 Family Mass. If your child attends this lovely ceremony,  please be sure they see an administrator or any teacher who is in attendance for a dress down pass. Children in grades K and 1 may dress down on Tuesday instead of Monday as the pass will indicate, snce we are wearing PJ's on Monday for our Polar Express Day.

    Polar Express Pajama Party!
    Monday, December 9

    Please send your child to school in Christmas pajamas and sneakers. Please no nightgowns or pajamas with feet, keeping in mind we will have GYM in the afternon so they will need to be waering somthing they can move about easily in.. Children in Nursery through First Grade will be watching the Polar Express in keeping with the Christmas seaosn and our theme in our hallway,. We hope you'll enjoy seeing it when yor come uo for conferences next week!.  Hot cocoa and cookies will be served to the children

    Help Trim our Classroom Tree

    Monday, December 8, please in an irnament for our classtoom Christmas Tree. The ornament can either be handcrafted or store bought. Please indicate if you would like the otnament returned after the holidays. 

                      Christmas Card Exchange.
    On Monday December 16, please send your child to school with a shoe box covered in Christmas Wrapping Paper.  Please cut a slot in the top, as this box will serve as their mailbox for their cards from their classmates. Please clearly mark the box with your child’s name. Additionally, please help your child to write out cards for each of their classmates. The cards can be store bought or handmade and the envelopes should be “addressed” with:
    Classmates name
    Room 209
    Smithtown, NY 11787
    I will not be assigning any Language Arts homework next week, so the children will have time to work on their cards.. 
      Spelling homework is commpleted on the Spelling City website. A letter was sent home with your child's login information. We will not be having Spelling tests at this time. We wuld just like the children to become accustomed to the Spelling City Website and having to complete Spelling Homework each week, as well of course learn the correct Spelling of the weekly words. Each week there will be 4 or more assigned activities on the Spelling City Website to help your child leaan to  Spell the weekly words. Feel free to do any additional activities to help your child learn the weekly words.
    It is important to view the school homepage and our class webpage daily, as new information will be posted frequntly.

    Please be sure your child knows how they are getting home from school each day. If there is a change in your child's normal plan,  please send a note in their Red folder indicating how they will be arriving home.
    Each day we will havee afternoon snack, please send a small healthy snack and water for your child each day. You may also send your child with a refillable water bottle that they will be able to keep at their desk.If your child is bringing lunch from home, please be sure to pack their lunch and snack separately. 

    Please be sure that anything you send to school is clearly labeled with your child's name, particularly their School sweatshirts and sweaters. The children often take them off during Gym or recess and if they are not labeled we have no way of knowing which is theirs. 

    Each Friday the children will brung home their pencil cases to sharpen their pencils for the upcoming week, please hekp them to sharpen them and return to school on Mondays. The children should always have 12 sharpened pencils in their case. Thank you !
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    "Start children off  on the way they should go and even when they are old they will not turn from it."

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    Language Arts

    Story of the week: Dr. Seuss
    *** We are continuing to explore the story,  Dr. Seuss this coming week, as well as some of his books, so there are no new "words to know" this week and no new Spelling Homework to complete on Spelling City. The Dr. Seuss story is a Biography so we will discuss this genre and we will review the short vowel 'e''  sound.
    The "Words to Know" are always found on the pages right before the story and I will post tem here as well.
    This weeks Words to know are:
       after, draw, pictures, read, was, write
    Please be sure to make flash cards for the above words and practice reading them every night. These words are to be added to your child's ziploc bag labeled Reader 1.2. They should hav 20 word cards in their bag at this time. 

    Spelling Words: 
    yes, let, red, ten, bed, get, met, men

    **Spelling homework each night is completed online at 
    You do not need to make flashcards for the Spelling words to bring to school. You are welcome to do so and practice with them at home to help your child memorize the correct spelling for each of the weeks Spelling words.

    Math - We will continue to explore the topics pf Addition and Subtraction. It would be beneficial to your child if they become fluent with their addition facts with a special focus on Double Facts. Flashcards are a great way and there are virtual Flashcards online on the Factmonster website. I will post a link in the Links section. We will be using this site in the classroom to improve speed and accuracy of addition facts.

    Religion - Advent and Christmas 

    Social Studies -  Scholastic News 

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