Prayers: Grace Before Meals, Guardian Angel Prayer, Hail Mary, Our Father, Glory Be
Religion: God made the Earth and us. We are all special. We pray to God and the Saints. Saints are special friends of God. The Bible is a special book, given to us by God. Jesus is God's son and his parents are Mary and Joseph. Mary is the Queen of all Saints. We have a Church Family and a School Family. Jesus was born on Christmas. Jesus is always with us and taught us to be kind.
Letters: Tt Bb Ss Hh Mm Kk Jj Ff Gg Ll Dd Nn Cc Ww
Sounds: One letter for one sound, one sound for one letter. CVC words can be sound spelled (i.e., cat, dog, pig, bug, hen). Rhyming words have the same endings (i.e., sand/hand; man/can; fin/win; zero/hero) and if you drop the first sound of a word (or the first blend) you can rhyme anything! We rhyme our names each week with our new letter's sound!
Word Wall Words: I a my is the on for me not go have to we here at look it see like do
Other words to read: August, September, summer, October, November, December, January, fall, winter, Days of the Week, Number words Zero through Ten, people, Mary, God, Jesus, Joseph, basic color words, people, family, you
Math: Recognize the numbers 0-31. Count to 100. Name the coins penny, nickel, dime, and quarter. Tell their values. Add two coin amounts together. Identify what is the same and different about objects, including size, color, and shape. Identify rules in patterns and create patterns. Read and create simple graphs. Sequence events (1, 2, 3). Tell time to the hour and times things usually happen (i.e., Breakfast is in the morning; Lunch is at 12pm noon.) Measure objects and tell which is longer, shorter, bigger, smaller, etc. Tell how many units an object is (i.e., blocks, paperclips).
Writing: Be able to tell how a sentence ends by the finding the endmark or by how the speaker sounds. Use complete sentences when speaking and use words from a question in the answer sentence. Use words in a question to create a sentence stem for an answer. (Example: What is your favorite toy? My favorite toy is ______.) Complete a sentence stem. Draw a picture to show what a sentence means. Recognize when answers will be all the same (fact) or could be different (opinion) and when there is more than one correct answer.
Students do not have homework, but here are some activities that reinforce the learning that takes place in our classroom:
Writing: Write names and numbers. Remember to start at the top! Write on the line. Speak in complete sentences. Write a sentence and draw a picture to match or vice versa!
Reading: Read anything and everything. Identify letters. Spell words by looking at the letters and saying them aloud. Sing songs. Rhyme.
Math: Count anything and everything. Identify and write numbers 1-31. Sort anything and talk about why the items belonged together. Ordinal numbers. Days of the Week. Months of the Year. Look at calendars to better understand numbers and grid.
See also: The HOME section on worksheets.
Work that is sent home in the Friday Envelope is graded work and was completed independently by the students as an assessment. Observation of work habits and oral assessments are also part of students' evaluations for report cards and mid-quarter reports.
Differentiated Instruction (for reinforcement and/or challenge) Activities at school include, but are not limited to:
Extra and/or leveled reading
Journaling (at the beginning of the year this will be on papers that come home)
One on one, small group, and paired teaching
abcya.com Days of the Week and Months of the Year
examine and discuss calendars and clocks (analog and digital)
Dictate words for your child to write (You say the letter, (s)he writes the word)
Have your child spell the days of the week on his/her own
Have your child spell the months of the year aloud
abcya.com Number Grid Fireworks
100 Number Chart (Advanced)