1A—Mrs. Rama

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Monday, November 30, 2020

Good Morning Girls, Boys, Parents, and Guardians,

Today is a trial for us, as it will be an indicator of how much (or how little) work I have given.

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Regarding the work:

  1. All work that is assigned will be completed “in class.”
  2. If we do not finish it in class, it will be part of the homework.
  3. All work not assigned must be returned to school NOT completed.
  4. All classwork, homework, and unassigned work should be returned on Monday, December 7, 2020.

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I hope that you enjoyed the Thanksgiving vacation.  I certainly did.  The Rama trio spent some time with my sister and her husband.  It was wonderful! 

I remain grateful for all that I have been given, and I try each day to improve.  This was what my parents used to tell the three Povinelli girls aka “3Peas”! (It was not the only thing that they told us, to be sure!)  Looking back, I remember sometimes thinking, “Okay, I heard that about a gazillion times!”  However, as an adult, I think that it was very good advice by two very wise parents, and I am glad that it was instilled in me.

As I did today, I will post the schedule the evening before on my blog.  This allows the children and the adults to go through the “packet” or the books and find the materials that will be used the next day. 

I hope that all goes as smoothly as possible.  If the technology glitches, I will, as fast as I can, try to get you back on-line.  You know how it goes, as you have watched me do it many times.  If I am unable to get you on quickly, I will keep in touch with you on the Google Classroom STREAM!  Also, you will have the list of assignments. 

If any assignment takes longer than the allotted time to complete, please finish it as homework.  This way, everything that will be assigned this week will be completed when you return on Monday, December 7, 2020. 

Every day the homework will be:  To finish pages (assigned that day) that were not completed during class, IXL assignment(s), and perhaps a Christmas ditto!

Well, let’s begin!

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8:15 – 8:45:  RELIGION

(MATERIAL:  “Our Father” Worksheet)

What better place to begin!  In your packet, you will find a copy of the “Our Father”.  Please cut out the words and paste them in the correct places.  You may color the little boy, too!  When we are done, we will recite the “Our Father”. 

There are four types of Catholic prayers:

Adoration:  Praising God

Contrition:  Asking for God’s forgiveness

Petition:  Asking God for a favor

Thanksgiving:  Showing God gratitude.

Before praying, think about something that you are thankful for. (The Our Father will be a Thanksgiving prayer).

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8:45 – 9:00:  SNACK

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9:00 – 9:55:  READING (Day five of Animal Park) Tomorrow, we will begin Reader Two!  Hurrah!!!

{MATERIALS:  READER’S and WRITER’s NOTEBOOK:  pp. 215 and 216 (in packet); PHONICS: pp. 119 and 120 (in packet); and READER 1}

READER’S and WRITER’s NOTEBOOK:

p. 215: “Short ‘u’ Words with Final Consonant Blends”

p. 216: “Exclamatory Sentences”: Please remember that these sentences are spoken with extra feeling and end with an exclamation mark.  Exclamation Mark is the following: !

PHONICS:

From our book, but pulled and placed in the packet:  pp. 119 and 120.

READING:

Final Read of “Animal Park”

If time permits, a READ ALOUD

Now, you must sign off from our class and sign on to GYM.

9:55-10:15:  GYM 

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10:15-10:45:  MATHEMATICS:

(MATERIALS:  pp.  117 and 118, torn from the book and found in the packet; p. 38 in your Math Homework Workbook; and Page 27, Day 17 pulled from 180 Days of Math for First Grade)

-Number Line Subtraction: pp. 117 and 118

Objective:  To use a number line to count back from 12 or less to subtract.

-Number Line Subtraction: p. 38 in your Math Homework Workbook

-Day 17, page 27: This is stapled with others like it and found in the packet.

(This packet is a quick review of several concepts, and, perhaps, in some cases, an introduction.)

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10:45-12:00:  LANGUAGE ARTS/PHONICS/WRITER’S WORKSHOP/HANDWRITING

(MATERIALS:  Exclamatory Sentences, p. 207 in packet (Animal Park); Phonics, pp. 115 and 116 in packet; one piece of Writer’s Workshop paper in packet; Handwriting book, pp. 50-51)

  1. LANGUAGE ARTS: Exclamatory Sentences, p. 207 in packet
  2. PHONICS: From our book, but pulled and placed in the packet:  pp. 115 and 116
  3. WRITER’S WORKSHOP:

First, let’s watch “The Sentence Song” (Posted October 19th) in CLASSWORK.

Today, you will use one page of the writer’s workshop paper (I gave you 5 sheets).  All week you will be writing about Christmas.  Today’s assignment is the following:  What is your TOP present that you want from Santa?  Draw a picture of it; and then write about it.  What is the name of it?  Describe it so that Santa will know what it is.  Use adjectives such as size, color, shape as describing words.

  1. HANDWRITING: Please complete pages 50-51 in the Handwriting Book.  Practicing handwriting is not a race.  Remember Sky/Grass/Dirt!

Dismissal at 12:10

HOMEWORK

  1. Today’s classwork that is unfinished, please work on that.
  2. IXL:  First Grade Math; D. Addition; 1. Sums up to 10
  3. IXL:  First Grade Math; H. Subtraction; 1. Subtraction facts – up to 10
  4. IXL:  First Grade Language Arts; Reading Foundation; K. Short u; 3. Choose the short u sentence that matches the picture.

(FYI:  You can always watch any of the videos posted in CLASSWORK!) 

“Christmas isn’t a season.  It’s a feeling.”

–Edna Ferber

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

After what I hope will be a very Happy Thanksgiving weekend for you, your family, and your friends, remote learning will begin on Monday, November 30th and will end on Friday, December 4th.  We will begin class at 8:15 a.m. Please have your child sign on to Google Classroom and click the google meet link under our class code which is vmkwfdk. 

We will have snack each morning.  Lessons will end at noon.  From 1:00 to 2:00, I will be available on the computer if anyone needs assistance or has a question.

During lessons, your child should be sitting at a table or desk conducive to learning. Create a dedicated workspace, where all materials find a home for the week.

Please have your child eat breakfast before school begins. Water is permitted; however, please be sure the container is spill-proof. They will need pencils, scissors, crayons, glue … to complete assignments.

Specials will continue during that week.  Art, Library, and Music will be coming to our classroom.  Gym will be posting.  Ms. Mitchell listed her code (on her blog) and everyone should be signed up for the classes prior to next week.

The Special Schedule is as follows:

Monday – Gym

Tuesday – Library (in our classroom)

Wednesday – Gym

Thursday – Music (in our classroom)

Friday – Art (in our classroom)

If you have any questions pertaining to the Specials, please email the teacher.

Today, your child came home with a packet and some books for remote learning. The packet contains some assignments that we probably won’t get to; however, everything in the packet must be returned, as we will complete them in the future.

Each day, I will post a list of assignments on STREAM.  Since school began, I have posted many videos in ClASSWORK that your child may wish to explore!

I will be using IXL for homework.

Although it is not necessary for you to sit with your child during lessons, please be close by in case they need assistance.

Hopefully, it will be a technical glitch-free week. If we have any issues that can’t be resolved within 5-10 minutes, I will communicate through STREAM until we get back on.

Live, Laugh, Love, and Learn,

Jill Rama

http://www.sacredheartlynd.org/school/2020/11/24/72920/


Dear First Grade Children and their Parents and Guardians,

This week, there will be no homework!  That’s correct, no homework!

I know that preparing for Thanksgiving takes a huge effort. 

You will be busy shopping and preparing your holiday

traditions and creating new ones.

VERY IMPORTANT!!!

On Tuesday, November 24, 2020, the packet, their readers, etc., 

will be sent home for remote learning

beginning Monday, November 30, 2020. 

Please put them in a safe place, keeping everything in the same order,

so that everything will be there for our remote week!

There is much in the packet and we will not get to all of it; however,

upon return to our classroom on Monday, December 7,  2020,

all of the material should accompany your child to school.

Anything that we do not get to, must be returned without writing on

   the papers, as we will eventually cover the material in school.

I will be writing on my blog a couple of times before

Thanksgiving vacation.

In the meantime, begin preparing for Thanksgiving Day, and

continue to make memories!

Love,

Mrs. Rama

“Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues,

but the parent of all the others.”

Marcus Tullius Cicero

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

I can’t believe that we are fast approaching Thanksgiving!  Amidst the pandemic, we can still find many things of which to be thankful.  I begin with family and friends, of which I am so grateful. 

I can’t wait to spend four days with them!

I am also very grateful for my SHS children.  Also hoping that there will be a safe vaccine soon.  Praying that it will ease all of us into what used to be normal.

Thank you for all of the work you do at home to help in you child’s education!

Enjoy your week!

In gratitude,

Mrs. Rama

This Week’s StoryGet the Egg!

Spelling Words:  bed, men, red, step, ten, net, leg, jet, sled, wed

Phonics:  Short Vowel e; Initial Blends

High Frequency Words saw, tree, your, small

Genre:  Realistic Fiction

Comprehension Skill Realism and Fantasy

Comprehension Strategy:  Story Structure

Paired Selection:  Science

Reading Across TextsHelp the Birds

GenreHow-to Article

Text FeaturesPhotographs, List

HOMEWORK FOR WEEK 11/16/20

SPELLING 10 WORDS:  bed, men, red, step, ten, net, leg, jet, sled, wed

HIGH FREQUENCY WORDS:  saw, tree, your, small

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2020:

PRACTICE READER Please read the story beginning on p. 193, 2 times.

BOOK IT! Please read 10 minutes each night and color in Book It! log.

SPELLING:  Please write spelling 10 words, 3 times each.

REVIEW FOLDER Please review the folder.  Especially, review the MATERIAL on the SHORT VOWEL “e”

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2020:

PRACTICE READER:  Please read the story beginning on p. 201, 2 times.

BOOK IT!:  Please read 10 minutes each night and color in Book IT! log.

SPELLING Please write HFW, 3 times each.

MATHEMATICS:  Please complete page 31.

REVIEW FOLDER:  Whenever possible, please review the folder.  Especially review MATERIAL on the SHORT VOWEL “e”.  

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2020:

PRACTICE READER:  Please read the story beginning on p. 209, two times.

BOOK IT!:  Please read 10 minutes each night and color in Book IT! log.

SPELLING:  Please write 3 sentences using spelling 10 words/HFW.

MATHEMATICS:  Please complete page 32.

REVIEW FOLDER:  Whenever possible, please review the folder. 

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2020:

POEM FOLDER:  Please read poems #9 and #10, 2 times.

BOOK IT! Please read 10 minutes each night and color in BOOK IT! log.

MATHEMATICS Please complete page 33.

REVIEW FOLDER:  Whenever possible, please review the folder.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2020:

BOOK IT! Please read 10 minutes each night and color in BOOK IT! log.

REVIEW FOLDER:  Whenever possible, please review the folder.

Enjoy a safe, fun weekend!!!

http://www.sacredheartlynd.org/school/2020/11/15/72644/


This Week’s StoryA Fox and a Kit

Spelling Words:  nap, naps, sit, sits, win, wins, fit, fits, hit, hits

Phonics: Inflected endings –s, -ing

High Frequency Words this, her, too, eat, five, four

Genre: Narrative Nonfiction

Comprehension Skill Main Idea

Comprehension Strategy Ask Questions

Paired Selection:  Science

Reading Across Texts The Zoo in the Park

Genre:  Song

Text Features Repetition and Rhyme

HOMEWORK FOR WEEK 11/09/20

SPELLING 10 WORDS:  nap, naps, sit, sits, win wins, fit, fits, hit, hits

HIGH FREQUENCY WORDS:  this, her, too, eat, five, four

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2020:

PRACTICE READERPlease read the story beginning on p. 169, 2 times.

BOOK IT! Please read 10 minutes each night and color in Book It! log.

SPELLINGPlease write spelling 10 words, 3 times each.

MATHEMATICSPlease complete page 27.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2020:

PRACTICE READERPlease read the story beginning on p. 177, 2 times.

BOOK IT!Please read 10 minutes each night and color in Book IT! log.

SPELLINGPlease write HFW, 3 times each.

MATHEMATICSPlease complete page 28.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2020:

PRACTICE READERPlease read the story beginning on p. 185, two times.

BOOK IT!Please read 10 minutes each night and color in Book IT! log.

SPELLING Please write 3 sentences using spelling 10 words/HFW.

MATHEMATICSPlease complete page 29.

REVIEW FOLDERWhenever possible, please review the folder. 

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2020:

POEM FOLDER:  Please read poems #7 and #8

BOOK IT!Please read 10 minutes each night and color in BOOK IT! log.

MATHEMATICSPlease complete page 30.

REVIEW FOLDERWhenever possible, please review the folder.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2020:

BOOK IT!Please read 10 minutes each night and color in BOOK IT! log.

REVIEW FOLDERWhenever possible, please review the folder.

Enjoy a colorful, safe, fun weekend!!!

“Autumn is a second spring, when every leaf is a flower.”

— Albert Camus

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

On Thursday, we are going to create “Leaf Rubbing” Art.   

Please have your child bring in some leaves.  

Thank you!

Jill Rama

This Week’s Story (continued)The Big Blue Ox

Spelling Words: mom, hot, hop, pot, pop, ox, lock, mop, got, rock

Phonics: Short Vowel “o”, -s plurals

High Frequency Words: help, get, use, blue, from, little

Genre: Animal Fantasy

Comprehension SkillCharacter and Setting

Comprehension StrategyVisualize

Paired Selection:  Social Studies

Reading Across TextsHow Animals Help People?

GenrePhoto Essay

Text FeaturesPhotographs

HOMEWORK FOR WEEK 11/02/20

SPELLING WORDS:

SPELLING 10 WORDS:  hot, pop, mop, mom, hop, ox, got, pot, lock, rock

HIGH FREQUENCY WORDS:  blue, from, get, help, little, use

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2020:

PRACTICE READER Please read the story beginning on p. 163, two times.

BOOK IT!:  Please read 10 minutes each night and color in Book It! log.

SPELLING:  Please write 3 sentences using your spelling 10 and HFW.

MATHEMATICS:  Please complete page 23.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2020:

POEM FOLDER Please read Poem #5, two times.

BOOK IT!:  Please read 10 minutes each night and color in Book IT! log.

SPELLING:  Please study words for tomorrow’s assessment.

MATHEMATICS:  Please complete page 24.

REVIEW FOLDER:  Whenever possible, please review the folder,  especially the MATERIAL on the SHORT VOWEL “o”.  

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2020:

POEM FOLDER:  Please read Poem #6, two times.

BOOK IT!:  Please read 10 minutes each night and color in Book IT! log.

SPELLING Please study words for tomorrow’s assessment.

MATHEMATICS Please complete page 25.

REVIEW FOLDER:  Whenever possible, please review the folder.   

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2020:

BOOK IT!:  Please read 10 minutes each night and color in BOOK IT! log.

MATHEMATICS Please complete page 26.

REVIEW FOLDER Whenever possible, please review the folder.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2020:

BOOK IT! Please read 10 minutes each night and color in BOOK IT! log.

REVIEW FOLDER:  Whenever possible, please review the folder.

Enjoy a safe, fun weekend!!!

Author Unknown

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

Just a reminder that we have a professional day on Wednesday, October 28, 2020!

Happy Halloween!

Mrs. Rama

This Week’s StoryThe Big Blue Ox

Spelling Wordsmom, hot, hop, pot, pop, ox, lock, mop, got, rock

PhonicsShort Vowel “o”, -s plurals

High Frequency Wordshelp, get, use, blue, from, little

Genre:  Animal Fantasy

Comprehension Skill Character and Setting

Comprehension StrategyVisualize

Paired Selection:  Social Studies

Reading Across TextsHow Animals Help People

GenrePhoto Essay

Text Features Photographs

HOMEWORK FOR WEEK 10/26/20

SPELLING 10 WORDS:  hot, pop, mop, mom, hop, ox, got, pot, lock, rock

HIGH FREQUENCY WORDS:  blue, from, get, help, little, use

MONDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2020:

BOOK IT!:  Please read 10 minutes each night and color in Book It! log.

SPELLING:  Please write Spelling 10 words 1-5, 3x.

REVIEW FOLDER:  Whenever possible, please review the folder.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2020:

PRACTICE READER:  Please read the story beginning on p. 145, 2x.

BOOK IT!:  Please read 10 minutes each night and color in Book IT! log.

SPELLING Please write Spelling 10 Words 6-10, 3x.

MATHEMATICS:  Please complete page 21.

REVIEW FOLDER:  Whenever possible, please review the folder.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2020:

NO SCHOOL

BOOK IT! Please read 10 minutes each night and color in BOOK IT! log.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2020:

PRACTICE READER Please read the story beginning on p. 153, 2x.

BOOK IT!:  Please read 10 minutes each night and color in BOOK IT! log.

SPELLING:  Please write your HFW, 3x.

MATHEMATICS:  Please complete page 22.

REVIEW FOLDER:  Whenever possible, please review the folder.  NEW MATERIAL HAS BEEN ADDED on the SHORT VOWEL “o”.  

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2020:

BOOK IT!:  Please read 10 minutes each night and color in BOOK IT! log.

REVIEW FOLDER:  Whenever possible, please review the folder.

Enjoy a safe, fun weekend!!!

“Some people are born for Halloween, and some are just counting the days until Christmas.”

–Stephen Graham Jones

“Halloween can be fun, and I do like pumpkins and black cats, but I’m a Christmas person!”

–Jill Rama

http://www.sacredheartlynd.org/school/2020/10/25/72009/


Going Home Tomorrow!!!

Dear Parents and Guardians,

I have been trying to get this Book It! Program off the ground!  Many parents are contacting me that they can’t log the minutes on-line.  (It was so much easier when I did it manually!)

After speaking with Ms. K (Kowalczyk) one of our kindergarten teachers, she informed me that she is sending home a Book It! monthly calendar (see the attached October calendar) which enables you to keep track of your child’s reading.

The chart specifies 20 minutes a day of reading (Monday through Friday).  However, since your child is reading every night (Practice Reader, 2x; Poem Folder, 2x; Review Folder, whenever possible) I am counting that as 10 minutes of the 20 minute daily goal.

When the month is over, please have your child return the log (completed Monday through Friday) and I will go on-line and push the button that will enable them to send you a coupon for a personal pie at Pizza Hut.

Since we began late (my fault … trying to figure this out) if you check off half of the month, I will count that as complete for October.

Thank you for understanding the delay; sorry for the frustration!

Love,

Mrs. Rama

http://www.sacredheartlynd.org/school/2020/10/20/71918/


Hello Parents and Guardians, 

 Hope you and the children had an awesome weekend!  Just a reminder:  I put some videos on Google Classroom that I think will help your children, and entertain them, as well.  We might have the chance to see them in school; however, there are no guarantees.  So, all of my students should check them out!  Also, new material (short vowel “i”) has been added to the Review Folder.  All of these readings will help your children become better reader!  If one can’t travel the world right now, one can always see the world through books.  What a lovely thought!

Thank you for all that  you do!

Love,

Mrs. Rama

Reader One Theme:  Animals, Wild or Tame

This Week’s StoryPig in a Wig

Spelling Words:  in, it, did, sit, six, fix, lip, mix, pin, wig

PhonicsShort Vowel “i”, Final “x”

High Frequency Wordstake, up, she, what, 

Genre:  Fantasy

Comprehension SkillsPlot and Realism & Fantasy

Comprehension StrategySummarize

Paired Selection:  Social Studies

Reading Across Texts:  Helping Animals

Genre:  Song

Text Features:  Repetition and Rhyme 

 

HOMEWORK FOR WEEK 10/19/20

SPELLING 10 WORDS:  in, it, did, sit, six, fix, lip, mix, pin, wig

HIGH FREQUENCY WORDS:  take, up, she, what,

MONDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2020:

PRACTICE READERPlease read the story beginning on p. 121, 2x.

BOOK IT!Please read 10 minutes each night and fill out Book It! form.

SPELLINGPlease write words 1-10, 3x.

MATHEMATICS Please complete pages 16 and 17.

REVIEW FOLDERWhenever possible, please review the folder.  NEW MATERIAL HAS BEEN ADDED on the SHORT VOWEL “i”.  

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2020:

PRACTICE READERPlease read the story beginning on p. 129, 2x.

BOOK IT!Please read 10 minutes each night.

SPELLINGPlease write the High Frequency Words 1-4, 3x.

MATHEMATICSPlease complete page 18.

REVIEW FOLDERWhenever possible, please review the folder.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2020:

PRACTICE READER:  Please read the story beginning on p. 137, 2x.

BOOK IT!Please read 10 minutes each night.

SPELLING:  Please write 3 sentences using your spelling words.

MATHEMATICSPlease complete page 19.

REVIEW FOLDERWhenever possible, please review the folder. 

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2020:

BOOK IT! Please read 10 minutes each night.

SPELLING Please study your spelling words for tomorrow’s assessment.

MATHEMATICSPlease complete page 20.

POEM FOLDERPlease read poems #3 and #4, 2x.

REVIEW FOLDERWhenever possible, please review the folder.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2020:

REVIEW FOLDERWhenever possible, please review the folder.

Enjoy a safe, fun weekend!!!

“Reading should not be presented to children as a chore, a duty.  It should be offered as a gift.”

Charles Scribner, Jr.

http://www.sacredheartlynd.org/school/2020/10/18/71832/


Dear Parents and Guardians,

I posted the below when school opened.  I see that only seven of my 18 students have visited our Google Classroom.  The Google Class Code is for everyone.  I have recently been posting videos and hope that all of my students will take advantage of them.  I will continue to do this all year, so please log on!

Mrs. Rama’s 1A Google Classroom

Class Code:  vmkwfdk

Thanks!!!

http://www.sacredheartlynd.org/school/2020/10/13/71725/


Hello Parents and Guardians,

1. “Book It!” has gone digital! Today, your child will be coming home with a Book It! letter, with instructions on what you must do to become members of Mrs. Rama’s Class!  The letter gives you the information so you can log on.  Everyday Monday through Thursday, your child has to read ten minutes of a book of his or her choice.  I want it to be a fun experience, so if they choose a book that is too difficult for them, then you can read it to them.  Just make sure they are paying attention to the illustrations; you can also point out occasional words.  Also, during a reading, you can read one page, and have your child read the next page.  It is your time together … make it fun.

2. The Review Folder:  This contains a variety of information that the children should review, whenever possible.  There are a few pages at the end that deal with the short vowel “a” which should be read this week.  After reviewing the folder, return it to their backpack, where it will stay, until I ask them to hand it in, so that I can add to it.

3. Since we had off on Monday, and we have not completed all that goes with “Sam, Come Back!”, we will continue with the story. They also have to complete some assessments that go with it. We won’t be rushed.

4. I posted a great video on short vowels in Google Classroom. Check it out!  I scheduled others for this week, as well.

Thank you!

Jill Rama

Week of 10/12/20

Theme of Reader One:  Animals, Tame and Wild

STORY NAME:  Sam Come Back

PHONICS:  Short Vowel “a” and Final “ck”

SPELLING WORDS:  at, can, cat, back, dad, am, bat, mad, ran, sack

HIGH FREQUENCY WORDS:  on, way, in

GENRE:  Fiction

COMPREHENSION SKILL:  Character

COMPREHENSION STRATEGY:  Monitor and Fix-Up

CROSS-CURRICULUM:  Science

PAIRED SELECTION:  Puppy Games

READING ACROSS TEXTS:  Playing with Pets

GENRE:  Song

Homework – Week of 10/13/20

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2020:

NO new spelling words until next week!

Book It:  Please read 10 Minutes of a book of your choice.

Reading:  Please complete the ditto.

Mathematics:  Please complete the ditto.

Review Folder:  Please review the last three pages which focuses on the short vowel “a”.  When not reviewing, please keep this folder in your backpack.  Review whenever possible.  You will be notified when new material is added.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2020:

Book It:  Please read 10 Minutes of a book of your choice.

Reading:  Please complete the ditto.

Mathematics:  Please complete the ditto.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2020:

Book It:  Please read 10 minutes of a book of your choice.

Reading:  Please complete the ditto.

Mathematics:  Please complete the ditto.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2020:

Book It:  Please read 10 minutes.

Reading:  Please complete the ditto.

Mathematics:  Please complete page 15.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2020:

NO HOMEWORK!!!

Enjoy a safe, fun weekend!

“I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion.”

Henry David Thoreau

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Hello Parents and Guardians,

This week, we begin Reader 1!  So happy to begin our first grade program!  Two new folders are being introduced:

  1. The Review Folder:  It contains a variety of information that the children should review, whenever possible.  After reviewing, the folder returns to their backpack, where it will stay, until I ask them to hand it in, so that I can add to it.
  2. The Poem Folder:  It contains poems that focus on vowel sounds that we are learning that week or that are a review of earlier vowel sounds.  Unlike the Review Folder, which remains in their backpack, the Poem Folder is placed where their homework is placed.
  3. Added to the spelling assessment will be two dictated sentences.  The words used will match that week’s (and prior week’s) Spelling 10 words, as well as the HFW.  I will dictate both in class on Wednesday, correct them, and send them home so that you will know which words to focus on.  
  4. From now until January, your child will be writing three (3) sentences for their spelling homework.  In January, it becomes five (5) spelling sentences.
  5. I have not had the chance to look into the Book It! Program, yet.  I will do that this week, and hopefully, we can start that, next week!
  6. I will be posting video’s on Google Classroom in “Classwork,” just in case the system is overloaded and I am unable to use the Smartboard, or if you may wish to view them again.  

Thank you!

Jill Rama

Week of 10/05/20

Theme of Reader One:  Animals, Tame and Wild

STORY NAME:  Sam Come Back

PHONICS:  Short Vowel “a” and Final “ck”

SPELLING WORDS:  at, can, cat, back, dad, am, bat, mad, ran, sack

HIGH FREQUENCY WORDS:  on, way, in

GENRE:  Fiction

COMPREHENSION SKILL:  Character

COMPREHENSION STRATEGY:  Monitor and Fix-Up

CROSS-CURRICULUM:  Science

PAIRED SELECTION:  Puppy Games

READING ACROSS TEXTS:  Playing with Pets

GENRE:  Song


Homework – Week of 10/05/20

SPELLING 10 WORDS:

at, can, cat, back, dad, am, bat, mad, ran, sack

HIGH FREQUENCY WORDS:

on, way, in

MONDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2020:

Practice Reader:  Please read the story beginning on p. 97, 2x.

Spelling:  Please write words 1-10, 3x each.

Mathematics: Please complete page 12.

Review Folder:  When not reviewing, please keep this folder in your backpack.  Review when ever possible.  You will be notified when new material is added.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2020:

Practice Reader:  Please read the story beginning on p. 105, 2x.

Spelling:  Please write words 11-13, 3x each.

Mathematics:  Please complete page 13.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2020:

Poem Folder:  Please read the Poem 1, 2x.

Spelling:  Please write 3 sentences using 3 or more of the spelling words.

Mathematics:  Please complete page 14.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2020:

Poem Folder:  Please read Poem 2, 2x.

Spelling: Please study for Friday’s assessment.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2020:

NO HOMEWORK!!!

Enjoy a safe, fun weekend!

“Autumn is a second spring, when every leaf is a flower.”

— Albert Camus

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

I am so proud of our children, as they show such enthusiasm for learning and have been working VERY hard!

This week we will finish Big Top and focus on School Day and Farmer’s Market.  Then we will have completed the Reading Readiness skills.  The books that follow delve deeper into reading skills and strategies.  The stories become more interesting in each book, as we concentrate on one story, every 5 days.

THIS WEEK’S STORIES:

THEME:  Our World

STORY 5:  School Day

Spelling Words red, wet, Jeff, pen, Ken, jet

Phonics:  Short Vowel “e”,  Consonants r, w, j, k

High Frequency Words:  he, to, is, with, three

Genre:  Realistic Fiction

Comprehension Skill Plot

Comprehension Strategy Monitor and Clarify

Grammar Writing with Adjectives

FARMER’S MARKET 

Spelling Words:  yum, buzz, hum, but, cut

PhonicsShort Vowel “u” Consonants v; y; z, zz; q, qu

High Frequency Wordsfor, go, here, me, where

Genre:  Realistic Fiction

Comprehension SkillRealism and Fantasy

Comprehension StrategyBackground Knowledge

GrammarAdjectives, Noun, Verbs, Sentences

HOMEWORK:  WEEK OF 9/28/20

SPELLING 10:  (1-5) red, wet, pen, jet, Jeff      

(6-10) yum, buzz, hum, but, cut

HFW:  he, is, with, for, me

MONDAY, September 28, 2020:

Practice Reader:  Please read pp. 65-72, 2x.

Spelling:  Please write words 1-5, 3x each.

Mathematics:  Please complete page 8.

TUESDAY, September 29, 2020:

Practice Reader:  Please read pp. 73-80, 2x.

Spelling:  Please write words 6-10, 3x each.

Mathematics:  Please complete page 9.

WEDNESDAY, September 30, 2020:

Practice Reader:  Please read pp. 81-88, 2x.

Spelling:  Please write the High Frequency Words (HFW), 3x each.

Mathematics:  Please complete page 10.

THURSDAY, October 1, 2020:

Practice Reader:  Please read pp. 89-96, 2x.

Spelling:  Please study for tomorrow’s assessment.

Mathematics:  Please complete a ditto.

FRIDAY, October 2, 2020:

NO HOMEWORK!!!   Enjoy a safe, fun weekend!

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

I am very happy with 1A and all that we have accomplished during our first full week of school! 

Hopefully, this week we will finish SNAP, begin and finish TIP and TAM, and begin BIG TOP.  We are still settling in.  No guarantees!

These are very short stories, most of the skills are a review of kindergarten.

Hopefully, we will finish Reader Readiness next Friday, and then begin Reader 1!  We usually spend five days on each story from Reader 1 through Reader 5. 

THIS WEEK’S STORIES:

THEME OF THE READING READINESS READER:  Our World

STORY 2: SNAP

Spelling Words: can, cap, man, pan, pat, cat, map, sat, tan, tap

Phonics: Short Vowel “a”,  Consonants c, p, n

High Frequency Words: like, the, one, we

Genre: Realistic Fiction

Comprehension SkillSetting

Comprehension StrategyPredict and Set Purpose

GrammarNouns for places

STORY 3:  TIP and TAM

Spelling Words:  bag, fan, pin, fit, big, fib, sit

Phonics:  Short Vowel “i”, Consonants f, b, g

High Frequency Words:  do, look, was, yellow, you

Genre:  Realistic Fiction

Comprehension Skill:  Plot

Comprehension Strategy:  Story Structure

Grammar:  Verbs

STORY 4:  THE BIG TOP

Spelling Words:  hop, lot, Don, hog, cod, log, hot, doll

Phonics:  Short Vowel “o”, Consonants d, l, h

High Frequency Words:  are, they, have, two, that

Genre:  Realistic Fiction

Comprehension Skill:  Realism and Fantasy

Comprehension Strategy:  Questioning

Grammar:  Simple Sentences

HOMEWORK

Spelling 10:  pin, fit, big, fib, sit, hop, hot, Don, hog, log

High Frequency Words:  do, you, are, look

WEEK OF 9/21/20

MONDAY, September 21, 2020:

Practice Reader:  Please read pp. 33-40, 2 times.

Spelling:  Please write words 1-5, 3x each.

TUESDAY, September 22, 2020:

 Practice Reader: Please read pp. 41-48, 2 times.

Spelling:  Please write words 6-10, 3x each.

Mathematics:  Please complete page 5.

WEDNESDAY, September 23, 2020:

Practice Reader:  Please read pp. 49-56, 2 times.

Spelling:  Please write the High Frequency Words (HFW), 3 x each.

Mathematics:  Please complete page 6.

THURSDAY, September 24, 2020:

Practice Reader:  Please read pp. 57-64, 2x.

Spelling:  Please study for tomorrow’s assessment.

Mathematics:  Please complete page 7.

FRIDAY, September 25, 2020:

NO HOMEWORK!!!   Enjoy a safe, fun weekend!

“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember.

Involve me and I learn.”

–Benjamin Franklin

 

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

If possible, could you please send in a family photograph.  It would help me to see my new student with his parents or guardians. 

Also, if you have not returned the sheet I sent home that requests all of your contact information, phones, cell phones, e-mail addresses, please do so.  I would appreciate it immensely.  This is so important for all of my children, but especially important for my remote children. 

Thank you sooooo much!!! 

Also, Monday will be the first time that I am using the live streaming and I think that it will be a bit challenging for a little while.  I will try my best to speak slowly and loudly, so that my remote children will be able to hear me over the traffic, Mrs. Kenmore (our fan), and through my mask! 

This Week’s Stories are from 1.RR (Reading Readiness)

SAM and SNAP

Since we do not have the reading readiness book,

I have provided the links. 

SAM

Spelling Words: am, at, a, mat, Sam, sat, Tam

Phonics: Short Vowel “a”,  Consonants m, s, t

High Frequency Words: a, green, see, I

Genre: Realistic Fiction

Comprehension SkillCharacter

Comprehension StrategyAsk Questions

GrammarNouns in sentences

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SNAP

Spelling Words: can, cap, man, pan, pat, cat, map, sat, tan, tap

Phonics: Short Vowel “a”,  Consonants c, p, n

High Frequency Words: like, the, one, we

Genre: Realistic Fiction

Comprehension SkillSetting

Comprehension StrategyPredict and Set Purpose

Grammar:  Nouns in Sentences

HOMEWORK:

We have a homework Book It! Program that will begin in October.

We will have a spelling bee on Friday beginning with words 1-12:  

Words 1-6:  am, at, Sam, cat, map, can 

Words 7-12:  a,  see, I, like, the, we

MONDAY, September 14, 2020:

Practice Reader (in a manila envelope):  Please read pp. 1-8, 2 times.

Spelling:  Please write words 1-6, 3x each.

Mathematics:  Please complete page 1.

TUESDAY, September 15, 2020:

Practice Reader:  Please read pp. 9-16, 2 times.

Spelling:  Please write words 7-12, 3x each.

Mathematics:  Please complete pages 2.

WEDNESDAY, September 16, 2020:

Practice Reader:  Please read pp. 17-24, 2 times.

Spelling:  Please write two sentences using at least one of your spelling words in each sentence.

Mathematics:  Please complete page 3.

THURSDAY, September 17, 2020:

Practice Reader:  Please read pp. 25-32, 2x.

Spelling: Please prepare for tomorrow’s spelling bee.

Mathematics:  Please complete page 4.

FRIDAY, September 14, 2020:

NO HOMEWORK!!!   Enjoy a safe, fun weekend!

Quotes inspire me!  Therefore, I usually end my post with one, sometimes two from famous people!

However, today, I will end with a quote from one of my children who described why he was putting in so much effort when he worked.  I just loved it and wrote it on our chalkboard.

“I do it to impress me!”

— Joshua Schira

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

Day one was awesome!  ALL of your children were revved up and ready to go!!!  I was VERY proud of each and every one.

Dear Parents and Guardians of our Remote Learning Students:

Please come to our Sacred Heart School parking lot on Thursday, September 10, 2020, to pick up your child’s books, between 12:30 and 1:00.

Below is the information you will need when we all roll on Monday!

Mrs. Rama’s 1A Google Classroom

Class Code:  vmkwfdk

Google Meet Code:  cmnn2vhdig  

Thanks!!!

Jill Rama

P. S.  Live streaming is new to SHS, so there may be a few glitches next week.  (Just a warning!  Lol!)

 

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WELCOME

1A,

Mrs. Rama’s

Awesome,

Yes,

AWESOME,

FIRST GRADERS!

ABOUT MRS. RAMA:

I have a degree in psychology from Ramapo College of New Jersey and owned an out-of-print bookshop in Ridgewood for ten years. After closing the retail end of the business, I had some free time and decided to try substitute teaching. Well, I discovered my niche! I enrolled in Montclair State University for K-8 certification.

In May 2016, I received my Master’s Degree in Literacy at Fairleigh Dickinson University. Included in my degree are two certificates:  Reading Specialist and Supervisory.  Also, thanks to Mrs. Durocher, her faculty has been trained to implement STEM lessons (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). This program has since evolved into STREAM (just add Reading and Art)!  Also, for the 2015-2016 school year, I received the “Teacher of the Year” award from the Lyndhurst Knights of Columbus.  That was really special!

While attending Montclair State University, I answered an ad for a parochial school and became a first grade teacher. I taught at St. Cecilia’s in Englewood for twelve years, loving every minute of it, until it closed. I was hired at Sacred Heart School the summer of the closing. This will be my tenth year at SHS. The enjoyment of teaching continues!

I have a fondness for the arts and I attribute that to an early reading of E. L. Konigsberg’s From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler. After completion of the book, I asked my mother to take me to the Metropolitan Museum of Art – the book’s setting. I have extremely fond memories of my initial trip, as well as the MANY trips that followed. Every year, I tell this story to my students so that they realize that a lifelong interest can begin from a very early experience! Since I met my best friend in Kindergarten, I also tell my students – particularly when they are squabbling! – look right and then left, since each might be sitting next to someone that will be a friend for life!

I love reading! I may have to explain to your children what a bookworm is, since I am the ultimate – at least, according to my husband! I also love writing and have been published twice on the subject of position and race in Major League Baseball.

Baseball happens to be the “sport” in our household.  I love the sounds of baseball: a bat hitting a ball; a ball hitting a mitt; a slide to a base; the sureness of the umpire’s call (whether or not I agree!); a coach’s encouragement; the cheering; and on and on and on. There is something almost sacred about a batter at home plate promising himself or herself to do the very best he or she can. As an educator, not much can beat that!

My 19 year old son, played three years of varsity baseball, beginning when he was a sophomore at New Milford High School.  During his senior year, he was captain!  Two summers ago, he played his fourth year in the American Legion Wood Bat League.  The American Legion awards a college scholarship and my son was the recipient!  We were so proud to drive to Wildwood, NJ, so that Raymond and another candidate received them.  When Raymond and I saw the other candidate carrying index cards with a prepared speech, we looked at each other like deer in a headlight.  After his introduction, he went to the podium. There was a brief pause, and then he spoke and made me very proud!  Great impromptu!

I think back at last year’s exciting back-to-school and the memories make my eyes moist.  We moved Raymond into his dorm at Ramapo College, where was going to play college baseball.   My husband and I enjoyed the company of the college guys and their parents.  Raymond was in a place he chose, it was clearly a fit, and I couldn’t be happier.  The fall season went well.  In March, 2020, my son’s team was preparing to head to Florida to play 10 games.  My husband and I planned on going for a long weekend, and watch a few games.  Shortly thereafter, due to Covid19, the trip was cancelled, followed by the entire season.  Raymond moved home to continue his Freshman year on-line, just as SHS returned home to learn remotely.

In March, we all thought that by the fall, this would be over.  Unfortunately, we have no say in these matters.  So, we will begin this year learning in a different.  We have to pay attention to prevention!  Although social distancing and mask wearing will make the year very different from the beginning of last year’s back-to-school, we have been practicing these behaviors for quite some time.  With each day, they seem to be less and less unusual.  Also, we are very familiar with the two basics for even longer:  hand washing and hand sanitizer.  

So, I am excited to meet and teach 1A this year.  It will be more structured than I am used to, but I will make it as fun and enjoyable as possible while staying within the framework of the Covid19 guidelines.

I am looking forward to this new school year, to encourage each child to promise himself or herself to do the very best he or she can!  I will be praying for yours and mine to succeed!

Ready, set, go!!!

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TEACHING:

I believe that teaching is more than a profession; it is a lifestyle. Every day, I arrive at school with new ideas to keep our classroom exciting and fun. The children are active participants in their education. This creates an environment where critical thinking and creativity occur. Self-esteem and confidence rise, and the sky is the limit!

“Wisdom begins in wonder.”

– Socrates

“If you think you can, or think you can’t, you are right.”

– Henry Ford

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A FAVORITE POEM:

Unity

I dreamed I stood in a studio

And watched two sculptors there,

The clay they used was a young child’s mind

And they fashioned it with care.

One was a teacher:

The tools she used were books and music and art;

One was a parent with a guiding hand and gentle loving heart.

And when at last their work was done,

They were proud of what they had wrought.

For the things they had worked into the child

Could never be sold or bought!

And each agreed she would have failed

If she had worked alone.

For behind the parent stood the school,

And behind the teacher stood the home!

By:  Cleo V. Swarat

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SPECIALS:

Monday:  Gym

Tuesday:  Library

Wednesday:  Gym

Thursday:  Music

Friday:  Art 

“Your talent is God’s gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to God.”

–Leo Buscaglio

God Bless our 2020-2021 Journey!

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FIRST GRADE SUPPLY LIST 

2020 – 2021

Congratulations on your graduation from Kindergarten.  We look forward to meeting you in September.  First Grade students will need the following supplies.  Please be sure to have all supplies on the first day of school.  Remember to check your child’s  assigned teacher’s blog for any updates.  Enjoy your summer!!!!

12 sharpened pencils with erasers 

bottles of hand sanitizer 

twopocket folders

Pack of washable markers 

Box o2Crayola crayons or Twistables 

Scissors 

large glue sticks and 1 small bottle of Elmerglue 

2 boxes of tissues and 1 roll of paper towels 

2 packages of disinfectant wipes 

1 block eraser 

2 yellow highlighters 

1 package of copy paper 

2 Lysol disinfectant sprays

The following supplies will be provided by the school. 

Please send $25.00 cash in an envelope 

with your child‘s name on it. 

4 composition books (special ruled) – $12.00 

Scholastic News Subscription – $5.00 

Art Box and Pencil Case – $5.00 

Journal – $3.00

!!!SEE YOU IN SEPTEMBER!!!

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