1st Grade

blessed trinity catholic school

Mrs. Golino

email: first@blessedtrinitycatholicschool.org

Week of May 22 – May 26


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, home, into, many, them

*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

Unit 2 – catch, good, no, put, said, want, be, could, hosrse, of, old, paper, live, out, people, who, work, down, inside, now, there, together, around, find, food, ground, under, water

*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, should, wood, among, another, instead, none, against, goes, heavy, kinds, today, built, early, learn, science, through, answered, carry, different, poor


Continue to practice long and short vowels.  We are learning about consonant blends and digraphs that can come at the beginning and end of a word.  Examples include:  drop, sand, shut, bush.  We are practicing adding -ing and -ed to the end of verbs.  Examples:  brushed, brushing.  We are reading consonant digraphs such as th and wh:  (thorn and whisper).  Contractions are two words put together with an apostrophe that takes the place of some letters left out, to make a shorter word. Examples include:   is not = isn’t, we have = we’ve.


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.  A verb tells what a noun does.  Examples include:  jump. sleep, eat, roll

Simple sentences have a noun and a verb.  Examples include:  A cat naps.  My mom bakes cookies.

An adjective is a describing word.  It describes a noun.  Examples include:  tiny, sweet, green, stinky, prickly, one, round, sticky

The subject, or naming part, of a sentence tells who the sentence is about.  Examples include:  My puppy licked me.  “My puppy” is the naming part.  Mommy read me a story.  “Mommy” is the naming part.

The predicate, or telling part, of a sentence tells what the subject is doing.  Examples include:  My puppy licked me.  “licked me” is the telling part.  Mommy read me a story.  “read me a story” is the telling part.


A Declarative Sentence is a Telling Sentence.  It gives information.  It begins with a capital letter and ends with a period.  It has a Naming Part and a Telling Part.  (Example:  My puppy licks me with his wet tongue.)


An Asking Sentence asks a question.  Someone is waiting for an answer.  It begins with a capital letter and ends with a question mark.  It does not have a Naming or Telling Part.  (Do you have a kitten?)


An Exclamatory Sentence is used to show strong emotion.  It begins with a capital letter and ends with an exclamation mark.  (Watch out for that snake!)


Proper Nouns name a specific common noun and must begin with a capital letter.  Examples include:  Saturday, June, Publix, Warner Lake, Beach Blvd., Chicago, Blessed Trinity Catholic School, etc.


Titles begin with a captial letter.  Some have a period.  Examples include:  Dr. Brown, Mrs. Nelson, Captain Leo, Officer Mary.  Find titles around you.


An Imperative Sentence is a command.  It tells someone something to do.  It begins with a capital letter and ends with a period.  Examples include:  Pick up your shoes.  Feed the puppy.



We are finished with all our spelling words!  Hooray!  We will continue to practice some of our old words this week for fun.



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


Religion –

  • Mary is the mother of Jesus.
  • She shows us how to live as Jesus asks us to.
  • The Church honors Mary because she is the mother of Jesus.
  • pray the Hail Mary to honor Mary.
  • The saints are followers of Jesus who have died and now live forever with God.
  • We honor the saints on All Saints’ Day, November 1.
  • God gives us all of His creation.
  • He wants us to take care of it.
  • God gives each of us gifts.
  • He wants us to use our gifts to love others.


Practice identifying coins and counting change.  We will also learn more about telling time to the hour and to the half hour.  We will explore measuring and tools we need to measure.  We are exploring fractions:  1/2, 1/3, and 1/4.


Social Studies-

We are exploring maps.  A compass rose gives us the directions of North, South, East, and West.



Scientists learn about how things in our world work.  We are exploring how scientists learn and how we learn.