Homework Grade 1-B

Monday, May 20 – Thursday, May 24 

*Parents, please sign your child’s homework each night.  This tells me you have completed the homework with your child.  Thank you!

 Monday, May 20

  1. Religion- Pray the Hail Mary each night for the month of May and study facts # 117-119.
  2. Math- 247 and 248.

Also, please study math facts ( t and – ) up to sums of 18.

  1. Reading- study the words from Three Cheers for Us!.
  2. Handwriting- We have finished printing all of our letters. If I notice your child having a problem with a letter(s), I will have them practice the letter (s) in their H copybook.  I shall print the letter on the first row.  If there isn’t a letter printed, you do not have any Handwriting homework that night. Thank you.
  3. Spelling- write the words 2x each. Please remember to number the words.

( even, open, begin, baby, tiger, music, paper, zero, table, below )

  1. Gym- tomorrow.

Tuesday, May 21

  1. Reading- study vocabulary words.
  2. Religion- say the Hail Mary and study prayers and study facts # 120-121.
  3. Math–  study math facts.
  4. Handwriting-
  5. Spelling- study the words for the test on Friday.

Wednesday, May 22

  1. Reading– study vocabulary words.
  2. Religion– say the Hail Mary and study facts # 122-123.
  3. Math– study math facts.
  4. Spelling- study words for the test tomorrow.
  5. Handwriting
  6. Dress Down Day- tomorrow.  Donations made will go to For Pete’s Sake.  Thank you.

Thursday, May 23

  1. Reading- study vocabulary words.
  2. Religion- say the Hail Mary and study facts # 124-125.
  3.  Math- study facts.
  4. Spelling- study words for the test tomorrow.

Have a nice weekend!

*Please read to your child and/or have your child read to you for at least 20 minutes each night.

**Please remind your child to empty his/her completed and corrected papers from the H folder each night.  Any “fix-its” should be sent back to school completed and corrected.

***Parents, in order to get on to the Go Math and Journeys website (our math and reading series), please go to www-k6.thinkcentral.com. Our district is: Arch of Phil Ed Office, Philadelphia.  Our school is: St. Helena School- blue Bell. Every child’s user name is their formal first and last name without a space ex. theresabarr.  Miguel, your user name is: isaisdominguez.  Every child’s password, with the exception of two children, is 12345.  Elle and Ryan, your password is SHS123.  Please let me know if you need help with this.  Thank you.

**** Parents, if you would like to sign in to our Scholastic Weekly Readers we receive, please go to www.scholastic.com/sn1. Please sign in as a student.  The password is froghush9970. Enjoy! Thank you.

 

 

Scholastic Book Order Directions-

Shop Online: scholastic.com/readingclub
One-Time Class Activation Code: MGGKF

Dear Families,
You can shop and submit your order online ONLY .   Please do not send checks to me.  Every purchase you make earns FREE Books and educational supplies for our classroom.
The arrival of the book box is always a highlight. Thanks for making it happen!
Happy reading,

If This Is Your First Time Ordering Online:
– VISIT scholastic.com/readingclub
– ENTER the one-time Class Activation Code (top of this letter)
– SHOP from a carefully curated selection of the best books, value packs, and Story eBooks
– SUBMIT your order and earn FREE Books for our classroom
– All book orders will be shipped to our classroom so we can celebrate the joy of reading together!

Thank you.

Denise Britt

 

*Please submit your book order online by Friday, February 8.

Thank you.

 

Specials Schedule

Monday- Music

Tuesday- Gym

Wednesday- Library

Friday- Computer

 

 

Reading Vocabulary Words

Unit 1- Around the Neighborhood

Friendship                                                                           Neighborhoods

all                                                                                            and

does                                                                                       be

here                                                                                       you

me                                                                                          help

my                                                                                          play

who                                                                                        with

Weather                                                                               At the Zoo

for                                                                                          friend

have                                                                                       full

he                                                                                           good

look                                                                                        hold

too                                                                                          many

what                                                                                      pull

School

do

sing

find

no

funny

they

 

Unit 2 – Sharing Time

Traditional Stories                                                                        Writing

away                                                                                      after

call                                                                                          draw

come                                                                                      pictures

every                                                                                     read

hear                                                                                       was

said                                                                                        write

Animal Communications                                                            Feelings       

animal                                                                                   eat

how                                                                                        give

make                                                                                      one

of                                                                                            put

some                                                                                      small

why                                                                                        take

Music

her

now

our

she

would

today

 

Unit 3 – Nature Near and Far

Marine Habitats                                                                goes

blue                                                                                        green

cold                                                                                        grow

far                                                                                           new

little                                                                                        open

live                                                                                          yellow

their                                                                                       Citizenship

water                                                                                     four

where                                                                                    five

Jungle Animals                                                                   into

been                                                                                       over

brown                                                                                   starts

know                                                                                     three

never                                                                                     two

off                                                                                           watch

out                                                                                          Animals

own                                                                                        bird                            or

very                                                                                        both                           those

Seasons                                                                                eyes                           walk

down                                                                                     fly

fall                                                                                          long

 

Unit 4- Exploring Together

Astronauts                                                                          ground

around                                                                                  right

because                                                                                sometimes

before                                                                                   these

bring                                                                                      under

carry                                                                                      your

light                                                                                        History

show                                                                                      done

think                                                                                      great

Ways to Travel                                                                   laugh

about                                                                                     paper

by                                                                                           soon

car                                                                                          talk

could                                                                                      were

don’t                                                                                      work

maybe                                                                                   Feelings

sure                                                                                        door                           use

there                                                                                      more                          want

Agriculture                                                                          mother                      wash

first                                                                                        old

food                                                                                       try

 

Unit 5 – Watch Us Grow

Gardens                                                                    began

few                                                                             boy

night                                                                          father

loudly                                                                                    house

window                                                                     nothing

noise                                                                          together

story                                                                          Life Cycle

shall                                                                           ready

world                                                                         country

Animals                                                                    soil

baby                                                                           kinds

begins                                                                        earth

eight                                                                           almost

follow                                                                                    covers

learning                                                                     warms

until                                                                            Learning about Our Country

years                                                                          buy                 please

young                                                                                    city                 school

Pets                                                                           family                        seven

again                                                                          myself

along                                                                          party

 

Unit 6 – Three Cheers for Us!

Visual Arts                                                               cried

above                                                                                    head

bear                                                                           heard

even                                                                           large

pushed                                                                      second

studied                                                                      should

surprised                                                                  Insects

teacher                                                                      caught

toward                                                                      took

Trying Hard                                                             listen

always                                                                       thought

different                                                                   minute

enough                                                                      beautiful

happy                                                                                    idea

high                                                                            friendship

near                                                                           Teamwork

once                                                                           brothers                   only

stories                                                                       everyone                  people

Weather                                                                   field                            sorry

across                                                                                    loved

ball                                                                             most

 

Sadlier We Believe – Grade 1

Grade 1- Religion Facts

 

Chapter 1- God is Our Father

  1. Creation is everything God made.
  2. The Bible is the book of God’s Word.
  3. God created all people to know and love Him.
  4. God did not create everyone to be exactly alike.
  5. God promises to love us always.
  6. Saint Francis of Assisi took care of God’s creation, especially the animals.

Chapter 2- We Believe in the Blessed Trinity

  1. The Blessed Trinity is One God in Three Persons.
  2. The Sign of the Cross is a prayer to the blessed Trinity.
  3. Prayer is listening and talking to God.
  4. We pray to God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit when we pray the Sign of the Cross.

11.There is only one God.

  1. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Chapter 3- Jesus Grew up in a Family

  1. We call Jesus, Mary, and Joseph the Holy Family.
  2. Jesus was born in Bethlehem.
  3. When Jesus was growing up, the Holy Family lived in Nazareth.
  4. We celebrate the birth of Jesus on Christmas.
  5. Mary always did what God asked her to do.
  6. Mary is the mother of God’s only Son, Jesus.

Chapter 4- Jesus Works Among the People

  1. Jesus’ cousin is John the Baptist.
  2. John was getting the people ready to welcome Jesus into their lives.
  3. Zacchaeus was a man who lived in Jericho and climbed a tree to see and listen to Jesus.
  4. Jesus told Zacchaeus about God’s love when he came to his house.
  5. When we believe in someone’s love for us, we trust them.
  6. Jesus taught everyone about God’s love.

Chapter 5- Jesus Teaches Us about Love

  1. Commandments are laws or rules given to us by God to help us live as God wants us to.
  2. The Great Commandment is: “You shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”
  3. Jesus taught us that all people are our neighbors.
  4. The Good Samaritan helped someone who was hurt.
  5. We show God our love when we love ourselves.

Chapter 8- Jesus Had Many Followers

  1. Jesus invited people to be His followers.
  2. The Apostles were the twelve men Jesus chose to lead his followers.
  3. Jesus taught His followers the Lord’s Prayer.
  4. We also call the Lord’s Prayer the Our Father.
  5. Lord is another name for God and Jesus.
  6. Jesus often prayed to God the Father.

Chapter 9- Jesus Died and Rose to New Life

  1. Jesus is our Good Shepherd.
  2. Hosanna is a word of praise we pray at Mass. It is the word people used to praise Jesus as he entered Jerusalem.
  3. Jesus taught in the Temple in Jerusalem.
  4. The Temple was the holy place in Jerusalem where the Jewish people prayed.
  5. Jesus died so all people could live in God’s love.
  6. Easer Sunday is the special day we celebrate Jesus Christ rose to new life. We pray Alleluia, another word of praise.

Chapter 10- Jesus Sends the Holy Spirit

  1. We celebrate Pentecost fifty days after Easter Sunday.
  2. Pentecost is the day the Holy Spirit came to Jesus’ followers.
  3. Glory to the Father is a prayer to the Blessed Trinity.
  4. Jesus returned to God the Father.
  5. The Holy Spirit helps Jesus’ followers to teach about Jesus.
  6. A picture of a flame or a dove reminds of the Holy Spirit.

Chapter 11- The Holy Spirit Helps the Church to Grow

  1. The Church began on Pentecost. It is the birthday of the Church.
  2. The Church is all the people who believe in Jesus and follow His teachings.
  3. On June 29, the Church honors Saint Peter and Saint Paul. We remember that Peter and Paul helped the Church to grow.
  4. The Church is all the people who believe in Jesus and follow His teachings.
  5. The Holy Spirit helps us to live as Jesus taught us.

Chapter 12- The Church Serves

  1. The name Peter means Rock.
  2. The apostles were the first leaders of the church.
  3. Saint Peter was our first Pope- the leader of the whole Church.
  4. Bishops take the place of the apostles today.
  5. Bishops lead and take care of the people in their diocese.
  6. The Pope is the Bishop of Rome in Italy. He takes care of the whole Church all over the world.
  7. The Pope lives in the Vatican in Rome, Italy. The Vatican is called Saint Peter’s.

Chapter 15- We Belong to a Parish

  1. A parish is a group of Catholics who join together to share God’s love.
  2. Our parish joins together to celebrate God’s love and to worship Him.
  3. The leader of our parish is called the pastor.
  4. Our parish is like a family.
  5. Worship means to give God thanks and praise.
  6. Other leaders in the parish work with the pastor, too.

Chapter 16- We Celebrate the Sacraments

  1. Jesus gave us seven special signs of God’s life and love called sacraments.
  2. A sacrament is a special sign given to us by Jesus.
  3. The seven sacraments are Baptism, Reconciliation, Eucharist, Confirmation, Matrimony, Holy Orders and Anointing of the Sick.

We use the gifts of God’s creation during the celebration of the sacraments.:

  1. We use water and oil to bless us.
  2. Light reminds us that Jesus is with us.
  3. Bread made from wheat and wine made from grapes are used.

Chapter 17- The Church Welcomes New Members

  1. Baptism is the sacrament in which we become children of God and members of the Church. It is the first sacrament we receive.
  2. Some people are baptized when they are babies. Others are baptized later. Older children or adults are usually baptized at a celebration on the night before Easter Sunday.
  3. Water is a sign of life God gives us. It is an important sign of Baptism. Water is poured on us or we are placed in water.
  4. At Baptism God gives us a share in His life called grace.
  5. Grace helps us grow as followers of Jesus.
  6. The priest baptizes us in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
  7. We wear white at Baptism to remind us to live as a follower of Jesus.
  8. A candle is used at Baptism to remind us to always walk in the light of Christ.

Chapter 18- We Are Followers of Jesus

  1. Jesus is the Light of the World.
  2. When we were baptized, we received the light of Christ. We became followers of Jesus.
  3. Jesus wants us to be peacemakers. A peacemaker is someone who works for peace. We say and do kind things for others.
  4. God made us so that we can make choices. We can choose to make loving choices or choose to do wrong.
  5. Pope Pius X was a peacemaker. When he found out countries were going to be in a war, he met with the leaders of these countries to try and stop them from fighting. He wanted all countries to get along.

Chapter 19- We Celebrate God’s Forgiveness

  1. God is like the forgiving father in the story of the Prodigal Son.
  2. God always forgives us if we are truly sorry.
  3. Jesus wants us to follow God’s laws.
  4. In the Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation we receive God’s forgiveness and peace.
  5. It is important to forgive others.
  6. We usually celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation in our parish church.

Chapter 22- Jesus Gives Us the Eucharist

  1. We call the last meal Jesus shared with His Apostles in Jerusalem the Last Supper.
  2. Jesus gave His Apostles the gift of Himself at the Last Supper. The bread and wine became the Body and Blood of Jesus.
  3. The Eucharist is the sacrament of the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ. The bread and wine become the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ.
  4. The word Eucharist means to give thanks. We thank God for His many gifts.
  5. The Mass is another name for the celebration of the Eucharist. The Mass is the Church’s greatest celebration.
  6. Every Saturday night or Sunday we gather as a parish to celebrate Mass. The priest leads us in the celebration of the Mass.

Chapter 23- We Celebrate the Mass

  1. The most important time our parish comes together is for Sunday Mass.
  2. The Bible is the book of God’s Word.
  3. At Sunday Mass we listen to three readings from the Bible.
  4. We stand for the Gospel reading read by the deacon or priest.
  5. The Gospel is the Good News about Jesus and His teachings.
  6. The altar is the table of the Lord.
  7. Amen means Yes, I believe.
  8. We get ready to receive Jesus in Holy Communion by praying the Our Father.

Chapter 24- We Share God’s Love

  1. Jesus showed us how to love and serve God and others. We do this when we share God’s love with our families and friends.
  2. Prayer is listening and talking to God.
  3. Singing is praying twice.
  4. We grow closer to God when we pray.
  5. We can use our own words to pray.
  6. Jesus wants us to pray often.

Chapter 25- We Honor Mary and the Saints

  1. Mary is the most important Saint. She is the Mother of the Church.
  2. We honor Mary in different ways to celebrate her feast days.
  3. The special prayer to honor Mary is the Hail Mary.
  4. Saints are followers of Jesus who have died and now live forever with God.
  5. Saint Anne was the mother of Jesus.
  6. Saint Katherine Drexel began schools for Native American and African American children.
  7. Saint Francis Xavier taught the people of India to know God.
  8. Saint Teresa of Avila wrote books and letters to help people love Jesus.
  9. We honor all Saints on the Feast of All Saints- November 1.

Chapter 26- We Care for the Gifts of God’s Creation

  1. When God created people, He told them to watch over the animals.
  2. God created each one of us. No two people in the world are exactly alike.
  3. We can show God our thanks for the gift of life by taking care of ourselves.
  4. The world is God’s gift to all people.
  5. Jesus told us to treat others the way we want to be treated.
  6. All of us are important to God so we should respect all people.

 

First Grade Opening Newsletter

September 5, 2018

Dear Parents,

 

Welcome back to school!  I hope your summer was very enjoyable.  I am looking forward to working with your child this year.  I hope to make this school year a very challenging and exciting one.

To help make this school year a successful one, I list below some opening day instructions.  Please keep this newsletter throughout the year for reference.

*Thursday, September 6- No School for Children in Grades 1-4

**Friday, September 7- 3:00 Dismissal

 

School Supplies

Please bring your school bag and pencil case with 2 sharpened pencils and an eraser on Friday.  All other supplies, listed below should be sent to school on Monday, September 10.  Please be sure to put your child’s name on all of the materials.

 

– 1 zippered pencil case containing extra already sharpened pencils- *Please do not send in mechanical pencils. **Please do not send in pencil boxes.

– Magic Markers

– 1 box of crayons – Please, no more than a 24- pack.

– Elmer’s Glue Bottle

– 1 large or 2 small Elmer’s Glue Sticks

– 1 old T-shirt for messy art activities

– 1 box of tissues (for classroom use during the year)

Also,

– 1 Activity book- for use during rainy day recesses.

– 1 or 2 picture books – Your child should always have an extra book in his/her

desk everyday.  There will be a silent reading period during the school

day.

*Some of these supplies will need to be replenished during the year.  Thank you!

Fee for School Supplies Already Provided

 

Please send $24.00 in an envelope marked “School Supplies” with your child’s name on it by Monday, September 17.  This will cover the cost of 5 copybooks, an art box, 3 Folders, subscription to scholastic news, and scissors, which have been provided for your child’s use.   In addition, please send in $20.00 in a separate envelope marked “Art Fee”.  All checks should be made out to Saint Helena School.  Please be sure the envelopes sent in with your child have my name on them also, so they are not mistakenly sent to the office.  I record your name when the money has been sent to school.  Thank you.

 

-$1.00 – art box already purchased for your child’s use in the classroom

-$9.25 – 5 copybooks at $1.85 each (2 of these books will be saved for the second     half of the year)

-$6.00 – 3 Folders at $2.00 each

-$2.00 – scissors

-$5.75- subscription to Scholastic News (a weekly current events newsletter)

-$20.00 – Art Fee

 

Nametags

Please have your child wear a nametag for the first 2 weeks of school stating his/her way of transportation home.  If your child takes a bus home, please remember to include the district (ex. Wissahickon) and the bus number.  There are many buses for each district.

 

Books

Books will be sent home to be covered the next few nights and week.  Please cover all workbooks with clear contact.  Copybooks do not need to be covered, although they do seem to last longer when covered. The books are easily recognizable and well protected in this manner.  As we receive additional workbooks for the children, they will be sent home to be covered as well.

 

Dismissal

All children must be dismissed in line.  Please do not come into the building at dismissal time.

Children will not be permitted to take alternate forms of transportation than what you have stated on the bottom portion of this letter, unless I receive a note stating a change in transportation.  If you forget a note, please call the office and I will get the message.

If your child is visiting someone else after school, I would like a note from both children’s parents.  Please include the transportation to be used.  This is for your child’s protection.  Please note- a child may not ride on any other district’s bus than the one in which he/she lives.  (ex.  If your child lives in the Methacton School District, he/she may not ride on a Wissahickon bus.  These are the districts’ rules.)

 

 

T-Folder

The T-Folder is what I use to send home classroom information, notes, tests, etc.  Please make sure the T-Folders are returned to me, along with all tests and quizzes signed by you, by the next day.

 

H- Folder

The H- Folder will be sent home every night.  Worksheets completed during each day will also be contained in the H- Folder.  The completed pages may be kept at home.  Homework should be returned by the next day.

 

Homework Procedures

Homework for the week will be posted on our class’ page on the SHS website.  Any loose homework sheets your child needs to complete will be placed in the H folder by your child.  All homework must be completed every night.  Your child’s homework will provide reinforcement of daily work and will nurture a sense of responsibility in your child.  Please sign your child’s homework every night.  Your signature on all homework is an indication to me it has been supervised and done neatly and completely.  If you observe your child having a problem with his/her homework, please inform me with a note.  Your child is responsible for turning in their homework each day.

Homework should take about 30 minutes to complete each night.

 

Math Facts

Please review the assigned work each night.  I strongly suggest you purchase or make flash cards to be reviewed with your child.  Mastery of these math facts is very important.

 

Absence

A note must be brought in the day of your child’s return stating the date of absence and the reason for absence.  This letter is in addition to calling the school on the day your child is absent.

If you foresee your child being absent for a long period of time, please contact me well in advance.

Missed work will be sent home, on the day your child returns, to be completed with you at home.

 

Discipline

I will give you a call or write you a note to inform you if I find your child is having a difficulty or if their work is not being completed.

Please let me know if your child is going through something unusual at home so I am aware and may act accordingly.

 

Scholastic Books

Scholastic Book orders are placed online only.  Please do not send in a check.  A certain deadline date will be given for each order.  Directions to place an order are written for you at the end of the homework site.

 

Lunch

Lunch will be a new experience for some children.  A note in their lunch box once in awhile can make this easier for some children.

All lunch money must be placed in an envelope with your child’s name on it.  Loose money is lost very easily.

Please be sure to separate hot lunch money from juice, ice cream and chips money.  One envelope is for hot lunch and one envelope or change purse is for juice, etc. money.  I will only collect hot lunch money each morning.  Thank you.

 

 

Snacks

Pretzels are sold everyday at 10:30 A.M. recess.  A pretzel is $.50.  Children are welcome to buy a pretzel or bring in their own nutritious snack.

 

Physical Education

Your child’s Gym day is Tuesday.  Children wear their gym clothes to school on that day.

 

Birthdays

Birthdays are always welcome.  There are 22 children in Grade 1-B.  Please choose a simple treat.  I would ask you to not send in juice, or whole cakes as a snack.  Please make sure the treats are already in individual pieces (cupcakes, cookies, brownies, donuts, etc.).  Please write a note telling me when you would like the class to celebrate your child’s birthday.  Please supply napkins, if needed, for the class.

If you are having a party for your child at home, you may send invitations into school provided they are for all of the girls or all of the boys or the whole class.  If some of the children are not invited, please send the invitations by mail.  This applies to Thank You notes, as well.  A whole school directory will be provided by the Home and School Association.

 

Show and Tell

Please do not allow your child to bring any kinds of toys to school.  There will not be a show and tell period in first grade.

 

Names

Please place your child’s name on everything, especially all of the gym clothing and school sweaters.

 

Please keep this newsletter for future reference.

 

Thank you for your cooperation.

 

Sincerely,

Denise Britt

 

 

Grade 1-B Homeroom

Theresa Barr                                     Ryan Borchert

Genevieve Cherico                              Riley Bradbury

Lena Doyle                                        Roman Capparella

Maiya Hoy                                         Blake Darr

Ashley John                                      Miguel Dominguez

Noelle Laub                                       Kieran Flatow

Keeley McGinn                                   Colin McIlvaine

Abbey Morris                                      Domenic Pedicino

Elle Olivetti                                       Logan Tierney

Addison Owad

Lilllian Trybulski

Codi Weisheipl

 

 

 

 

Scholastic Book Order Directions

 

Shop Online: scholastic.com/readingclub
One-Time Class Activation Code: MGGKF
Dear Families,

You can shop and submit your order online ONLY .   Every purchase you make earns FREE Books and educational supplies for our classroom.

The arrival of the book box is always a highlight-thanks for making it happen!

Happy reading,

If This Is Your First Time Ordering Online:
– VISIT scholastic.com/readingclub
– ENTER the one-time Class Activation Code (top of this letter)
– SHOP from a carefully curated selection of the best books, value packs, and Storia eBooks
– SUBMIT your order and earn FREE Books for our classroom
– All book orders will be shipped to our classroom so we can celebrate the joy of reading together!

 

Thank you.