Monday, March 18, 2019

Weekly News


What’s Happening?

Reading: Over spring break, please make sure and practice sight word flash cards and have your child read the decodable readers that come home each week as a review! J I tell the students that it is “ok” to reread books because it helps with our fluency and rate (speed).

Math: The students will learn about spheres. We will also review the penny, dime, and nickel and be introduced to the quarter. The students are working hard at mastering the numbers 1-20. This week, we will begin learning the numbers 21-30.

Religion: In religion this week, we will learn about the miracle of Jesus feeding the 5,000. Later this week, we will begin something called “My Prayer Picture”. The students will draw a picture of someone that they want to pray for and then take time to pray for that person.

Writing: We are continuing to “stretch a sentence” using the 5W’s (who, what, where, when, why) in our “Super Sentence” packets.

Social Studies: This week, the students and I will be wrapping up our U.S. Symbols’ scrapbook. Later in the week, the class will be making a class book about their favorite U.S. Symbol.

Important Information


April Volunteer Calendar:  I will be creating my volunteer calendar for April. If there are days that do not work for you, please let me know! Thanks so much!

Stations of the Cross: Stations will be on Thursdays during Lent at 2:15! All are welcome!

Homework: Monday-Friday-Reading Log; Monday- spelling practice; Wednesday-handwriting; Thursday-study for test!

Upcoming Events:


March 19- Art Smarts
March 20- First Day of Spring
March 21- Stations of the Cross
March 22- Noon Dismissal
March 25-29- Spring Break
April 1- School Resumes
               Field Trip

April 4- Stations of the Cross
April 5- Mrs. Stout’s Birthday
April 5- 3rd Quarter Ends
April 10- Report Cards
April 11- Stations of the Cross
April 16-Art Smarts
April 18- Kindergarten Round-up
                 Stations of the Cross





Have a great week and a
wonderful spring break!!!

Monday, March 11, 2019

Weekly News


What’s Happening?

Reading:
·     -Circle and Square Groups: We are learning about vowel pairs, i.e., “ee”,”ai”, “ea”. We continue to pay close attention to the beginning, middle, and ending sounds of words.

·    - Hexagon Group: The students are working hard to read with expression and read fluently. They are working on consonant blends.

Math: In math, the students will use the words “forward” and “backward” to locate numbers on a number line. Later in the week, we will use Lucky Charms cereal to sort, graph, and do simple addition problems. J  

Religion: In religion this week, we will be learning about the sacrament of baptism and Jesus’ baptism. The students will be leading Morning Prayer this Wednesday.  J

Writing: We are learning how to “stretch a sentence” using the 5W’s (who, what, where, when, why). The students are writing in their “Super Sentence Packets”. In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, the students will use a prompt to write about where they would hide their gold if they were a leprechaun.

Social Studies: The students and I will continue learning about U.S. Symbols. The kinders will be making a scrapbook of some of the symbols of our country. This week, we will learn about the “Bald Eagle”, “American Flag”, “Statue of Liberty”, and the “Liberty Bell”.


Upcoming Events:

March 13- Kinders Lead Prayer
March 14- Stations of  Cross @ 2:15
March 15- Shamrock Fest in PM
March 17- Grace’s Birthday
March 17- St. Patrick’s Day
March 19- Art Smarts
March 20- First Day of Spring
March 21- Stations of the Cross @ 2:15

March 25-29- Spring Break


Important Information


Stations of the Cross:  During Lent, the student body will be participating in “Stations” each week. All are welcome to participate. This week, we will have “Stations” on Thursday afternoon at 2:15 PM.


Homework: Monday-Friday-Reading Log; Monday- spelling practice; Wednesday-handwriting; Thursday-study for test!



Have a great week!!!

Kindergarten SAC Report
March 2019


In reading, the students are working on learning common high frequency words and sight words. The class is also making great gains in Accelerated Reader (AR). The program assesses student comprehension and motivates students to read! It’s great to see so much reading happening! J
The kindergarteners are continuing to work on sorting objects on a graph and practicing counting by 5’s and 10’s. They are also working hard at learning numbers in isolation and learning the months of the year.
In religion this month, the students are learning about “Holy Signs”, i.e., the cross, the dove, the Eucharist, etc. Later this month, the students will learn about the sacrament of baptism. During this season of Lent, the student body is also participating in “Stations of the Cross” each week.
The students and I will begin learning about five U.S. Symbols in social studies, i.e., the American Flag, The Statue of Liberty, The White House, The Bald Eagle and The Liberty Bell. We will be creating a scrapbook naming and describing each symbol as a take-away project! The students will also be writing about their favorite symbol and creating a class book.
In writing, the students are learning how to “stretch a sentence” using the 5W’s (who, what, where, when, and why). The class is doing a great job and is continuing to work hard at sounding out the words and writing down what they hear. 

Monday, March 4, 2019

Weekly News


What’s Happening?

Reading: As part of our daily routine, I end most days with a read aloud from a chapter book. I am currently reading a book from the Ready, Freddy series. The class loves the series and always wants to hear more! J

Math: In math, the kinders will learn about Tangrams (a Chinese geometric puzzle consisting of a square cut into seven pieces that can be arranged to make various other shapes). Later in the week, we will use the size words “small”, “medium”, and “large” and the students will measure line segments with linking cubes.


Religion: The students and I will continue to discuss Holy Signs and their meanings. We will be sharing what we have learned during Morning Prayer on Wednesday, March 13th. Ash Wednesday Mass will be at 12:05. There will be no student Mass on the 8th.


Writing: In writing, the students will learn about the 5W’s (who, what, where, when, why) and use these question words in their writing.


Social Studies: This week, the students and I will begin learning about different U.S. Symbols, i.e., the American Flag, The White House, The Statue of Liberty, The Bald Eagle and The Liberty Bell.

Important Information



Progress Reports: If you have not done so already, please sign and return progress report envelopes. The copies are yours to keep. Thank you.

Picture Day: Thursday will also be a free dress day!

Homework: Monday-Friday-Reading Log; Monday- spelling practice; Wednesday-handwriting; Thursday-study for test!

Upcoming Events:




March 6- Ash Wednesday
March 7- Free Dress Day
March 7- Spring Pictures
March 10- Daylight Savings
                    (Spring Forward)
March 13- Kinders Lead Prayer
March 15- Shamrock Fest in PM
March 17- Grace’s Birthday
March 17- St. Patrick’s Day
March 19- Art Smarts



Have a great week!!!

Monday, February 25, 2019

Weekly News


What’s Happening?


Reading: I am really encouraging students to read AR books on their own. The students can have parent help with certain words, but I would like the kinders to do the majority of the reading. J

Math: This week, we will practice identifying and ordering the “days of the week” and “the months of the year”. The students will also work on the directional words “right”, “left”, “top”, and “bottom”.

Religion: In religion, the students and I will discuss Holy Signs and their meanings (i.e., the dove represents the Holy Spirit). Be looking for your child’s “Holy Sign’s” packet coming home in the next few weeks. 

Social Studies/Writing: The students will be making “Lincoln Log Cabins” this week. Be looking for them hanging up! Later in the week, we will begin learning about George Washington.

Important Information


Progress Reports: Progress reports will be sent home on Wednesday. The copies are yours to keep. Please sign and return the envelope! Thanks so much!

February Reading Logs: If you have not done so already, please return your child’s February reading log. If your child met the goal, he/she will get a treat! J

Homework: Monday-Friday-reading log; Monday- spelling practice; Wednesday-handwriting; Thursday- study for test


 Upcoming Events:




Feb. 26- Art Smarts
Feb. 27- Progress Reports
March 2- Dr. Seuss Day
March 6- Morning Prayer
March 6- Ash Wednesday
March 7- Free Dress Day
March 10- Daylight Savings
                                                                                    (Spring Forward)
March 17- St. Patrick’s Day


Have a great week!

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Weekly News


What’s Happening?


Reading: I will be conducting my reading assessments this week. The students will also be taking the STAR assessment on the computers. Copies of these assessments will be coming home with progress reports on the 27th.

Math: The students will learn about “equal sharing” between two and three. We are continuing to practice identifying numbers in isolation as well.

Religion: In religion, we will discuss “good choices” and the students will learn about the Ten Commandments, which are God’s rules for us.

Social Studies/Writing: The students and I will begin a mini-unit on the Presidents. This week, we will learn more about Abraham Lincoln. Be looking for projects coming home and hanging in the hallway.

Important Information


Classroom Volunteers: I will be creating my March volunteer calendar this week. Please let me know if there are days that do not work for you! Thanks so much!

No spelling tests this week!

Homework: Monday-Friday-reading log; Wednesday-handwriting




Upcoming Events:




Feb. 18- President’s Day-No School
Feb. 19- Teacher Work/Inservice Day
Feb. 21- Spirit Shirt Day
Feb. 22- Claire’s Birthday
Feb. 26- Art Smarts
Feb. 27- Progress Reports
March 6- Morning Prayer
March 6- Ash Wednesday 




Have a great week!


Monday, February 11, 2019


Kindergarten SAC Report
February 2019

           
February is a busy month in the kindergarten classroom. This month, we will be wrapping up our science unit on weather, including learning about clouds. Later in the month, we will honor the presidents and take a closer look at our sixteenth president, Abraham Lincoln and our first president, George Washington.
The students are learning how to count by fives and are learning about the nickel. The students are working hard at learning their addition and subtraction math facts as well.
In religion this month, we will be learning about the story of Naomi and Ruth. The students will learn about how Ruth showed love to Naomi. We will also learn about making “good choices” and following God’s rules. Later in the month, we will learn the importance of forgiving others and using the words “I’m sorry” and “I forgive you”.
On February 13th, we will celebrate the 100th day of school. The students and I will be doing all sorts of fun activities celebrating our special milestone! For example, the students will be doing various math activities related to the number 100, including sorting, counting, and building. In the afternoon, the class will complete writing prompts about 100 things that they would want and 100 things that they would not want! It should be a fun day! Thursday, February 14th, we will have our Valentine’s Day party. It should be a fun-filled week! J