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Grade 1

Mrs. Balzano (mbalzano@gscregional.org)
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Dear Parents,

     This week we are reading the story “Where Are My Animal Friends?” Please practice our word wall words and spelling words at home with your child this week. Also there are four sentences for your child to read to you.

Word Wall Words: before, does, good-bye, oh, right, won’t

Spelling Words – came, name, same, game, tame, wake, ape, gate, gave, mane



1. Cut the grass before you trim the thickest hedge.

2. The taller judge said good-bye to us.

3. You wont’t want to sit on the tallest ledge.

4. Ben and Jade said good-bye to the thinner judge.


Religion: Chapter 17- Test on Wednesday

Phonics Skills: comparative endings and contractions

 Genre – Play

 Math – Retest  on Chapter 5 Thursday, March 5th

Dates to Remember

  •  March 6th – No School and 2nd Trimester ends

  • March 9th – 3rd Trimester Begins

  • March 11th – Claire’s Pick-Up

  • March 12th – Report Cards and Honors Assembly

  • March 16th – No School – Faculty Retreat

  • March 18th – Spring Pictures

  • March 19th – Pretzel Money Due-$6.27

  • March 20th to March 27th – Terra Nova Testing

  • March 27th – Pizza Day

  • March 30th – Living Stations at 1:30PM

  • During Lent- Every Monday Mass at 8:00 and Fridays – Stations of the Cross in church at 1:30

Please be sure you are reading with your child every night for at least 10 minutes. Don’t forget to sign the reading log.


Please check the monthly calendar for important dates.


In Science, the children are studying that plants and animals live in a particular habitat (for example, black bears in the forest, whales in the ocean, camels in the desert). The children will know the following:

  • characteristics of different environments

  • plants and animals found there

  • characteristics of the climate in different habitats (for example, sunlight, moisture, temperature)

We are now working on oceans.



Player of the Day: Alex


Good Shepherd Student Service Project

We are collecting loose change to feed the hungry. The money will be given to Philabundance. First Grade is off to a good start. Thank you.







Have a great week!

Mrs. Balzano





Learning is Fun!

Words and toothpaste lesson:  Once you speak, you can’t put the words back in your mouth.  Once you push toothpaste out of the tube, you can’t put it back in the tube.

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Mardi Gras Masks–can you guess who we are?

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Day 100 Cup Towers

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Catholic Schools Week

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Science Experiment with Rocks!

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The First Grade Saints!


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Making a Puppet Show with 8th grade Buddies on the iPads

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1st Grade with 8th Grade Buddies

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to Mass with their eighth grade buddies. DSC_0519   DSC_0517   DSC_0515 DSC_0513   DSC_0512   DSC_0508 First Day of School DSC_0366   DSC_0368 Library Time DSC_0503   DSC_0505