Mrs. Duffy's 1st Grade Class
Learning is Fun!
Please feel free to contact me anytime.
631-588-4760  or   mduffy5591@stjoeronkelem.org

Welcome to First Grade!
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Lessons for the Week of January 28
Reading Lesson 
Lesson 14
Our words to know: four, over, two, five, starts, watch, into, three.
In Phonics we will study words with long a (CVCe pattern), soft c,g,dge, and phonograms 
-ake and -ace
Spelling words for this week are: came, make, brave, late, gave, shape, waves, chases
​Our ​grammar​ lessons are verbs and time.

Math: We are completing Chapter 5 this week. Chapter 5 test is Wednesday, January 30.  

Religion: Chapter 15, We belong to a parish. The children will learn about the parish community and its activities.

Social Studies: Unit 3 - "We Love Our Country". We learn about our country through its symbols, heroes, and holidays.

​Science: Chapter 4: Life Cycles. Children discover how plants and animals change as they grow.



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Scheduled specials for the 2018-2019 school year:

Monday: Art & Spanish
Tuesday: Technology & Gym
Wednesday: Music
Thursday: Music
Friday: Library

Important Reminders:

If there are any changes regarding a dismissal, please write a note and place it in your child's folder for me. If it is a change that happens after the school day has begun, please call the school at the earliest possible time. If possible, follow up with an email to me. 

  •  All books and supplies (as well as sweaters, jackets and coats) should have your child's name clearly printed on them.  
  • All written correspondence should be placed in your child's daily "Take Home" folder. I will use the same to communicate or respond to you. E-mail is my preferred method of communication. However, I am very flexible and will accommodate you and your preference. 

  • A healthy snack and a water bottle should be sent in every day (including half days). We are a peanut allergy aware school. Please keep this in mind when packing your child's snack. On gym days and days when the temperature is high, please pack an extra water bottle. VERY IMPORTANT!​ Please close any drinks securely before packing them in your child's lunch bag.