Teacher's Name: Mrs. Melissa Richey

Grade/Subject: 1st. Grade

Contact: mrichey@stjohnskenmore.com

Reading

As our chapter stories continue to get longer within the Superkids reader, we are continuing to work on decoding, Memory Word recognition, fluency and expression.  We are identifying cause and effect in stories as well as problems and solutions. In grammar, we are continuing to work on differentiating between nouns, verbs and adjectives.

Math

We will be concluding our final math unit from the text on three dimensional shapes and identifying how many faces and vertices each shape has.  In addition, we will be comparing and contrasting those shapes.  We will also work on identifying the shapes that make up composite shapes.  After completing our math text, we will work on reviewing previous chapters in order to take the final comprehensive test for the year.

Science

We are continuing our unit on plants and animals.  We are focusing on animals during May and will be talking about animal life cycles, adaptations and predator/prey relationships.

Social Studies

We will be talking about holidays that we celebrate in our country and the symbols that we associate with each.  In addition, we will be identifying and understanding patriotic symbols that are significant to our country's history.

Weekly Specials:

Monday:  Art

Tuesday:  Library (Please remember to send in your library book.)

Wednesday:  Gym (First graders may wear their sneakers to school on gym day.)

Thursday:  Computer and Music

Friday:  Music                                          

Calendar Dates to Remember for May:

Thursday, May 9 - Progress Reports Sent Home

Friday, May 10 - NO SCHOOL  - Staff Development

Monday, May 13 - May Crowning Prayer Service at 9:00am

Tuesday, May 14 - Our class will attend the Scholastic Book Fair during Library.

Thursday, May 23 - Rock Around the Block Party

Friday, May 24 - NO SCHOOL - Memorial Day Weekend

Monday, May 27 - NO SCHOOL - Memorial Day Weekend

Thursday, May 30 - Ascension Thursday Mass at 9:00am