Newsletter and Homework

First grade News  - Mrs. Hocking

May 28-31


Teacher Notes

Dear Parents,

It is so hard to believe that this is my final newsletter/last homework folder of the year.  Next week I will just send home a quick note with event days and times.  I am looking forward to hearing everyone’s report this week.  It is a great confident booster to get up in front of the class and present information.


Reading / Language Arts

A long with the reports we will be reviewing ABC order and the doubling rule I introduced last week ( double ff, ll,ss, zz- in 1-syllable short vowel words). 


Spelling words

No spelling words or tests this week.



In math last week we covered how to add two-digit numbers with regrouping.  This week we cover subtracting them. 



Along with the science reports we will hopefully be finishing up our Solar System books. 



We have just a couple chapters in our religion books on the church to finish up before the end of the year.


Homework:  (last week)

Space project – please let me know if you are coming to watch

Math sheet



Upcoming Events


  • Space projects this week
  • Friday – mass at 9o’clock
  • Thursday – June 6th – End of the year picnic
  • Friday – June 7th – last mass; 10:40 pick-up




God Bless and have a Great week!

Julie Hocking




Newsletter and Homework
Newsletter and Homework

                                                   First Grade News

                                                      November 9


The children are getting much better at reading magic-e words! Yah!  Some still need practice reading the long or short vowel appropriately.  All children still need practice applying this skill into their writing.  We will have one more week of magic-e.  Our spelling words this week are:  cub, cube, wake, dime, tub, quit, hide, dive, zip red word:  are.

            In math we are continuing with our missing addend chapter. When you understand how numbers work you can use them in problem solving situations easier.  Please have your child draw a “circle” picture when solving the story problems on their homework sheet.  They all know how to do them. 

         In social studies we have been learning about the First Thanksgiving and learning some Native American legends & traditions.

            In religion this month we will be focusing on giving thanks to God for the many blessings in our life. Our “gratitude” chain is coming along nicely.  We will also be focusing on our call to help others in need. On Tuesday we will be taking our field trip to Econo to have our picture taken for the Mining Journal along with shopping for the food bank.  We are in need of one more parent helper so if you are able to come please let me know.  Our mass parts for the November 19th mass are in your homework folder this week.  If I missed anyone who didn’t have a part in our last mass please let me know. 

        Everyone should have received his/her conference times last week.  They are also posted on the sign outside our classroom door.  I am really looking forward to meeting with all of you. If you have a problem with your time please let me know right away.   Your children are wonderful.


     Monday:  math sheet

     Tuesday: read magic-e and short vowel words                        

    Wednesday:  study for spelling /evening conferences

    Thursday:  mass 9am / evening conferences

                       Interview student:  Jackson

     Friday:  spelling test

                    ½ day (10:40 dismissal)

Blessings Always,

Julie Hocking