1B Ms. LaBarbera
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    Welcome to First Grade!

  • Wear Sneakers for Gym on Monday.

    Super kids- We are studying homophones, synonyms and antonyms!  The students are also broadening their learning of new contractions.


In Go Math, this week students are learning to tell time of a new hour or half our.  If the minute hand is on the 12 it is a new hour, if it is on the 6 it is half past the hour!  

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In Religion, we are learning about the goodness of Jesus as a friend and a creator of our faith.  The understanding of what a parish is and how they help a church function are the primary focus of Chapter 15.

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Science - We are learning about the plant and animal life cycles!  Students will be growing their own lima beans and flowers in the classroom and witness firsthand their stages of life.  

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Social Studies- ​We are learning about the geography of the world!  Children are introduced to the 7 continents and 4 oceans, as well as the compass rose!

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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 telling time.  We will also be reviewing creation of and reading picture charts and data.

Thursday- We are focusing on reading rules being taught in Super kids Unit 5 & 6.  The students will review homophones, synonyms, antonyms, and contractions.

All my very best,

Ms. LaBarbera