Welcome to Grade One with Mrs. Sullivan!
This is a fun and exciting year for you and your
child. Reading, Math, Writing, and Religion are the main courses we will
be focusing on along with Science and Social Studies.
In Reading, we cover the basic Language Arts skills,
phonics, and spelling as well as grammar skills. The single most
important element in ensuring reading success is to read aloud to your
child as often as possible including his/her level of works and works
above his/her level. Make it a daily routine, a special time to spend
together. Help them to learn to love to read. Remember you are your
childís first and most important teacher.
In Math, take the time to show your child that math
is all around us. Many opportunities exist in day-to-day living to show
how math is meaningful and interesting. Let them help you bake and
measure, weigh things at the grocery store, count the change in your
pockets, sort items in all different ways, etc. We also spend time
working on problem solving.
After the holidays, they will begin to write in
their daily journals. Here they will learn to express their thoughts in
complete and interesting sentences.
In Religion, we will learn about Jesusí early family
life and how we belong to the Catholic Church. We will grow in the
knowledge and appreciation of your faith and its traditions. Living the
faith at home will help develop a childís values and enhance an
understanding of his/her religion. All Saintís Day, celebrated each year
is our major production for the year. This experience exposes them to 30
different saintsí lives and gives them the opportunity to speak in front
of the church community. A performance that is not to be missed.
Homework in first grade is an at home project.
Please see that itís done and corrected by the parents, signed and
returned to school on the correct date. If you notice any problems with
the assignment send a note along letting me know and weíll work on it in
I strongly feel that if we all use the tools
available and work together as a home-school team there will be a greater
opportunity for your student to succeed
If you or your child has any questions, please
call. I will try my best to answer in a timely manner.
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Monthly Book Log