Week 6- October 4-8, 2021

Mrs. McClurg’s First Grade 

October 4-8, 2021 

Concepts Covered This Week:  


  • We listened to the Gospel story where we learned Jesus loved children and families. 
  • We learned about some of the important events in the life of Saint Francis 
  • We drew pictures of our parish churches and identified our pastors.  
  • We practiced saying a blessing prayer where we asked for God’s loving care. 

Language Arts: 

  • We identified some of the parts of a nonfiction book. 
  • We read, then illustrated a poem about counting. 
  • We practiced saying, then writing rhyming word phrases. 
  • We wrote and illustrated words in the -ot and –op word families.  We also wrote and illustrated words in the –ut and-ub word families. 
  • We listened to the story, If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, from the boy’s perspective.  We wrote about ways we would help this kind boy clean up the mess. 
  • Practiced the correct formation of all letters of the alphabet and the sounds that these letters make. 


  • We used number bonds to show the parts and whole for a given number. 
  • We continued to use cubes, pictures, number bonds and numbers to show different ways to make a given number (5 is 2 and 3, 1and 4, 0 and 5). 
  • We practiced breaking a whole number into three parts. 
  • We started to fill in a calendar and weather graph for the month of October. 
  • We counted to 27 with coins by using two dimes and pennies. 
  • We completed a chapter test on number bonds. 

Social Studies/Science:  

  • We learned that assertive communication is the best way to ask for help.  We practiced using assertive posture and tone of voice to express our needs. 
  • We continued to use active listening to help us follow directions. 
  • We learned how some community workers, like firefighters, keep us safe. 
  • We learned to use nouns while labeling the parts of a firefighter’s uniform.  We also practiced reading to understand.  

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

  • In art we used paint and special applicators to create spider webs. We also used warm colors to create the background for a fall picture.   
  • In music we explored tone color (timbre) with the book, My Many Colored Days.  We learned to convey mood using musical instruments. 
  • In physical education we continued to work on locomotor skills by practicing a variety of movements, pathways, and levels with juggling scarves. 
  • In Spanish we practiced greetings, counting and directional words.  We began to review color words by listening to the story, Brown Bear in Spanish. 
  • At the library, we listened to a story and checked out 2 books of personal interest.


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