• Dear Parents,

    Welcome to First Grade, Room 1 and the first trimester.   We will be doing may fun things and learning many new things.

    English/Spelling

    The first three weeks we will be reviewing what was taught in Kindergarten with Superkids. We will have our first spelling test. Our writing skills will be reviewed and spelling sentences will start. Please check you child’s sentences for correct spelling and sentence structure. I will not take points off for incorrect spelling in class but for homework I will take points off for incorrect spelling. After the three weeks we will move to Adventures with the Superkids. We will cover the first 5 units in Adventures with the Superkids. There are two short stories in each unit at the end of the unit there will be a spelling test. Spelling words and test date will be posted on my web page.

    Reading

    The first three weeks we will be reviewing what was taught in Kindergarten with Superkids. After the three weeks we will move to Adventures with the Superkids. We will cover the first 5 units in Adventures with the Superkids. There are two short stories in each unit. After two units there will be a unit test that will cover what was taught in the two units. I will post the test date on my web page. In the unit test there is a reading, component, a spelling component, and a writing component. If you read every night with your child, practice the spelling words your child will do great on the unit tests. If your child is struggling I offer reading/tutoring before school at 7:15 on Tues. and Thurs. 

    Math

    We will cover almost five chapters in math. We will complete one lesson per day. If the class is struggling with a concept I will not move on, I will review another day or two. We will cover addition and subtraction concepts, along with starting place value. Chapter tests will be posted on my webpage. A test alert will go home saying what the test is on and when along with a study guide. If your child is struggling let me know and we can set up a time for tutoring before school.

    Religion

    We will attend Mass as a class with the whole school. Please remind you child about proper church behavior. In Religion we will discuss Our Church Community. This will be done by several small chapters. Chapter tests will be posted on my webpage. A test alert will go home saying what the test is on and when along with a study guide.

    Social Studies

    We will discuss My School, My Community and Work in the Community. We will complete booklets, papers and have job day. Chapter tests will be posted on my webpage. A test alert will go home saying what the test is on and when along with a study guide.

    Science

    We will learn about Living and Nonliving things along with habitats. We will complete worksheets answer questions in our book. Chapter tests will be posted on my webpage. A test alert will go home saying what the test is on and when along with a study guide.

    Social Studies and Science will not be taught at the same time. I will alternate between the two subjects one chapter at a time. 

    Friendly Reminders

    Tuesday folders will be sent home on Tuesday and should be returned on Wednesday with a parent signature.

    Read every night and check your homework.

    Pop is not allowed in lunches and cannot be ordered for special lunch.

    Please label all your child’s belongs.

    Email Mrs. Gagner first with any questions or concerns lgagner@qmschool.com

    Check my web page for information.

    Birthday

    Remember we have a few children with peanut allergies. There are 28 students in the room. If you have any questions please feel free to ask. 

    Thank you so much for letting me be part of your child’s education. 

    Thank you, 

    Mrs. Gagner