Week 4- September 20-24, 2021

Mrs. McClurg’s First Grade 

September 20-24, 2021 

Concepts Covered This Week:  


  • We listened to the Gospel story where we learn to follow Jesus. 
  • We learned that Catholics gather in church to celebrate Mass. 
  • We practiced the greeting responses said during Mass. 
  • We took a tour of the church and found many things that show it is a Catholic Church. 

 Language Arts: 

  • We identified parts of a nonfiction book. 
  • We read then illustrated a poem to help us remember the days of the week. 
  • We wrote and illustrated words in the -it and –ig word families. 
  • We listened to shared stories from a book about families.  We then wrote about things that we had in common with the children in the stories.    
  • We practiced the correct formation of the letters a,b,c,e,f,h,I,k,l,m,n,o,p,r,s and t and reviewed the sounds that these letters make. 
  • We wrote a journal entry about ways we are special.  


  • We reviewed numbers 0 to 12 and practiced using ordinal names. 
  • We identified and practiced using the math vocabulary words; before, after, between, fewer, more. 
  • We used graphs to answer questions about numbers 0 to 12. 
  • We counted to 17 with coins by using one dime and seven pennies. 
  • We completed the unit on number sense to 12. 

Social Studies/Science: 

  • We discussed class rules and why they are important. 
  • We drew pictures of some of the people that help keep us safe at school.  
  • We practiced ways to focus attention and follow directions so we can be successful learners.  
  • We learned a song that tells us ways to use our eyes, ears and brains to focus. 

Specialist Classes- Physical Education/Art/Music/Spanish/Library: 

  • In art we listened to the story, Apples and Pumpkins, then painted fall landscapes with watercolors.  We also drew squirrels for the first day of autumn. 
  • In music we learned a new greeting song and played a steady beat with rhythm sticks to the poem Chop Chop Chippity Chop.  
  • In physical education we played our hungry caterpillar game while working on the skill of cooperation. We listened to the book, I Really Want To Win; it talks about the importance of being a good sport when you are not the winner and that it is important to always try your best.    
  • In Spanish we learned how to greet our teacher and our classmates.  We learned to follow some simple directions and drew pictures of things we like to do. 
  • At the library, we listened to a story and checked out 2 books of personal interest.

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