1B Ms. LaBarbera
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    Welcome to First Grade!

    Wear Sneakers for Gym on Monday.

    Super kids- We are studying our new Memory and Pattern words with the "sometimes" vowel 'y'.  The students are learning the grammatical rules for this magical letter and the sounds it creates at the end of different words!


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In Go Math, students are working with counting by tens.  The students were given a counting chart to keep at home for at home use and practice!  The students are also learning about finding the sum and grouping ones together or tens together to help them solve the problem!  
* The sum is the answer to an addition problem, while the difference is the answer to a subtraction problem.*



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In Religion, we are learning about the goodness of Jesus as a friend and a creator of our faith.  The students are taken on a journey beginning at the Pentecost where the Holy Spirit first came to Jesus' followers.  The Blessed Trinity is reviewed and discussed in lessons, as well as compared to the Irish shamrock!


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Science - We are learning about the interesting phenomenon of light and sound.  Students will learn about this through various tools such as worksheets, writing materials, and educational videos!

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Social Studies- ​We are learning about the branches of government and how each one functions.  The students will be learning through a variety of writing materials and visuals provided by the teacher in class! 

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2nd Step Program 

 This program focuses on empathy in the next unit. Empathy is being able to identify and understand the thoughts and feelings of others. Empathy encourages us to become more aware of our actions regarding our classmates. It helps us to be
sensitive and sensible where people are concerned.  


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     Extra Help- Tuesday & Thursday mornings.

Tuesday - we will be reviewing counting and grouping by tens.  The students will have review how to compare numbers using the symbols of greater than and less than.

Thursday- We are focusing on reading rules being taught in Super kids Unit 10.  The students will review the grammatical rules of creating contraction words and compound sentences.




All my very best,

Ms. LaBarbera