WELCOME TO MRS. RICCARDELLI'S FIRST GRADE CLASSROOM
I'm so excited to be teaching your children! One of my favorite quotes says it all:
FIRST GRADE IS THE FOUNDATION OF LEARNING FOR ALL OTHER GRADES.
Our class has made such progress in their reading and math skills. So far we have learned:
PHONICS: Sounds of sh, ch, tch,th, wh, ng, le. Endings er and ed. Decoding words with short vowel, silent e, and we're working on long vowel sounds.
SPELLING: Each unit includes Memory (sight words) and Pattern words based on the sound we are working on. Vocabulary/Spelling website.
READING: SuperKids Program (Superkids characters and Golly the dog) SuperKids website.
MATH: Numbers, addition and subtraction to 12. We just began our chapter on Place Value. IXL website
RELIGION - Prayers and Rosary daily.
This week : READING- we are in Unit 9 recognizing the two vowels together in a word. As the saying goes:
"The first vowel does the talking, the second vowel does the walking (or is silent)".
MATH - we are learning numbers 11 - 89 using ten rods and ones cubes, writing the number and number words.
Please keep practicing our math facts with drills or IXL daily.. All students should be reading at least 15 minutes every night. Review Memory and Pattern spelling words daily, and go back to previous units.
CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK
Sunday - 10:00 Mas at Holy Family Church, students wear uniforms. OPEN HOUSE - 11:30 - 1:30
HOPE I SEE YOU THERE
Monday - Community service: bring in mints and hard candy. Also, new/gently used books . Assembly for Pennies for Patients at 10:30 (Leukemia presentation).
Tuesday - SPIRIT DAY - wear your blue or gold t-shirt to help your team win their event.
Wednesday - Grandfriends Day - classroom visit from 10:00-11:30
Thursday - SPELLING BEE - good luck to all participants!!
Friday - Movie while teachers have a luncheon 12:30 dismissal
HOMEWORK: Students receive Reading, spelling, and math homework every night Monday to Thursday. Please check your childs' H (homework) pad to make sure all work is completed.
SCHEDULE: Monday - Music and Computers
Tuesday - Art and Library
Wednesday - Gym
Thursday - Spanish
RULES/THINK SHEET: Our class brainstormed and came up with 5 rules which are displayed in the front of the room. Each student signed the poster as well as a contract to understand consequences if rules are broken. They get 3 chances, first name goes on "OOOOOPS" board, then a check and after that a note goes home. If a student forgets their homework, or has inappropriate behavior, a Think Sheet goes home to be signed by the parent. If they receive 3 Think Sheets, they get detention ( on Monday's)
EXTRA HELP: I am available for extra help after school on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday.
BIRTHDAYS: We do not celebrate in class, but your child may bring in goodie bags to be sent home (we have 18 students)
Feel free to contact me with any questions you may have. A note in your child's GSA folder will get a quick response, but you can also reach me by email: