1st Grade

blessed trinity catholic school

Mrs. Golino

email: golino@blessedtrinitycatholicschool.org

Week of February 19 – February 23


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



We are beginning to learn about our long vowels.  Please watch for a long vowel letter to come home in your child’s clear envelope.  Keep it handy to use for practice.  Long vowel u uses these patterns:  u-e, ue, ew, and ui.  We see those patterns in words like:  tube, blue, flew, and suit.


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.

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.


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

fruit, suit, ruin, few, chew, new, blew, drew, clue, blue



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

Religion –

  • A parish is a group of Catholics who join together to share God’s love.
  • When we worship God, we give Him thanks and praise.
  • Our parish church is a holy place because God is with us there in a special way.
  • The leader of our parish is the pastor.
  • Our parish works together to help many people.
  • A sacrament is a sign of God’s life and love.
  • Jesus gave us the seven sacraments.
  • Jesus is with us in a special way when we celebrate the sacraments.
  • We celebrate the sacraments with our parish family.


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.

Social Studies-

We are learning about differences and similarities between life in cities, towns, suburbs, and farms.


We will study how objects move.