1st Grade

blessed trinity catholic school

Mrs. Golino

email: golino@blessedtrinitycatholicschool.org

Week of May 21 – May 25


Please practice reading these words each day.  Our new vocabulary words are listed below:

*(First Grade Readiness) – I, see, a, green, like, one, the, we, do, look, was, yellow, you, are, have, that, they, two, he, is, three, to, with, for, go, here, me, where


*(Unit 1) – come, in, my, on, way, she, take, up, what, blue, from, get, help, little, use, eat, five, four, her, this, too, saw, small, tree, your, home, into, many, them

*(Unit 2) – catch, good, no, put, said, want, be, could, horse, of, old, paper, live, out, people, who, work, down, inside, now, there, together, around, find, food, grow, under, water, also, family, new, other, some, their

*(Unit 3) – always, become, day, everything, nothing, stays, things, any, enough, ever, every, own, sure, were, away, car, friends, house, our, school, very, afraid, again, few, how, read, soon, done, know, push, visit, wait, before, does, good-bye, oh, right, won’t

*(Unit 4) – about, enjoy, give, surprise, worry, would, colors, draw, drew, great, over, show, sign, found, mouth, once, took, wild, above, eight, laugh, moon, touch, picture, remember, room, stood, thought, across, because, dance, only, opened, shoes, told

*(Unit 5) – along, behind, eyes, never, pulling, toward, door, loved, wood, should, among, another, instead, none, against, goes, heavy, kinds, today



We are learning about consonant blends.  We hear them in words such as:  grapes, flag, stop, desk, hand, wink, and milk. When -y is at the end of a one syllable word, it makes the long vowel i sound, as in “sky”.  When -y is at the end of a two syllable word, it makes the long vowel e sound, as in “baby”.


Nouns name a person, place, animal, or thing.  Examples include:  baker, park, kitten, and mug.  Practice finding nouns in your world around you.

Verbs are action words.  They tell what someone or something does.  Examples include:  eat, jump, and sleep.  Practice finding verbs in your world around you.

Adjectives are describing words.  They describe a noun.  Examples include:  big, soft, sour, blue, etc.

A sentence expresses a complete thought.  Example:  My cat naps.  Non-example:  My cat.

The Naming Part of a sentence is also called the Subject.  It tells who or what the sentence is about.  An example is :  One dog eats.  The naming part is “One dog”.  Practice finding Naming Parts in sentences.

The Telling Part of a sentence is also called the Predicate.  It tells us what the person or thing is doing.  An example is:  The ball rolls away.  The telling part is “rolls away”.  Practice finding Telling Parts in sentences.

A Telling Sentence begins with a capital letter and ends with a period.  It gives us information.

An Asking Sentence asks a question.  It begins with a capital letter and ends with a question mark.

An Exclamatory Sentence begins with a capital letter and ends with an exclamation point.  It expresses emotion.

Proper Nouns name the specific name of a person, place, or thing.  Examples include:  Mr. Brown, Jacksonville Zoo, and Beach Blvd.

Singular nouns do not have an s at the end:  book, cat, and cup.  Plural nouns have an s at the end to name more than one:  books, cats, and cups.

Pronouns take the place of a noun.  “He, she, it, they, we, us” are a few examples.


Our new spelling words are listed below:

cooked, cooking, fished, fishing, melted, melting, peeled, peeling, rowed, rowing


We are learning how to write our D’Nealian letters.

Religion –

  • Jesus did what God wanted Him to do.
  • He tells us to love and serve others.
  • Prayer is listening to and talking with God.
  • When we pray, we grow closer to God.
  • God made us to share His love with everyone.


Practice identifying numbers from 1-100.  We will recognize, count, and order numbers.  Practice finding numbers before, between, and right after.

We are building addition sentences with sums up to 20.  The two numbers being added are called addends.  The answer you get when adding is called the sum.

We are learning our subtraction facts.  We begin with a whole number and subtract a part.  The other part left is called the difference.

We are learning about Related Addition and Subtraction Facts.  These are called Fact Families.  An example is:  2+4=6, 4+2=6, 6-4=2, and 6-2=4.

Graphs help us gather and compare information collected.  Real graphs use real objects.  Picture graphs use pictures.  Pictographs use symbols.  Bar graphs display information collected using a colored bar.

We are learning about two digit numbers.  The number 54 has 5 tens and 4 ones.

Shapes are all around us!  Find them in your world.

We are beginning to study money and time.  Please practice counting and identifying coins at home.  Practice telling time to the hour and to the half hour.

We are adding and subtracting two digit numbers together.

Social Studies-

Money is exchanged for goods and services.  Opportunity cost is giving up one thing for another.  Some jobs produce goods, while others perform a service for us.  Families work together to decide which needs and wants to buy.


Both the sun and water have helpful and harmful characteristics.  There are more stars in the sky than we can count and they are not scattered around evenly.  We must be careful and follow safety rules around water and when in the sun.