1st Grade

blessed trinity catholic school

Mrs. Golino

email: golino@blessedtrinitycatholicschool.org

Week of November 13 – November 17


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



We are beginning to learn about short vowel u.  We hear its sound in words like:  bug, cup, and bus.  Practice finding short vowel u words around you.


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.

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.


Our Spelling Test will be on Friday.  Our new words are listed below:

gum, drum, mum, plum, hum, bump, hump, jump, pump, dump



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

Religion –

  • The 12 men Jesus chose to lead His followers are called the Apostles.
  • Jesus’ followers believed He was the Son of God.
  • Read the story of Jesus calming the storm in Luke 8:22-25.
  • Jesus taught His followers how to pray.  He taught them The Lord’s Prayer.
  • Jesus calls Himself the Good Shepherd.  He wants us to know that He is with us night and day.  He knows each one of us.
  • As Jesus entered the town of Jerusalem the people shouted, “Hosanna”, a word of praise.
  • Jerusalem is an important town where the people went for feasts and pray.
  • Jesus taught in the Temple.
  • Jesus died on the cross so all people could live in God’s love.
  • Easter Sunday, we celebrate Jesus rising to a new life.


Practice identifying numbers from 1-20.  We will recognize, count, and order numbers.  Practice finding numbers before, between, and right after.  We are learning about ordinal positions 1st – 10th.

We are building addition sentences with sums up to 12.  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.

Social Studies-

History tells the story of our past.  We grow and change over time.  We are comparing our lives now with life in the past.  We are learning map skills.


Scientists learn about how things in our world work.  We are exploring how scientists learn and how we learn.  We use our senses to learn.  We ask questions and record answers.  We are exploring what living things need.