Thursday, January 16, 2020

Coming UP!

HOW on Earth did it get to be almost half way through January already? We are well on our way to getting back into the swing of things and we are TOTALLY rocking it!

The end of this month is Catholic Schools Week! I am so excited! We get to celebrate being in our amazing school!

Thank you also for having the students here on time and ready for prayer! It makes my heart so happy to see all the smiling faces at prayer and hear their prayers as they are always praying for other people!

As always, my door is always open! Feel free to email me as well with any questions! We are all a team!
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Catholic Schools Week:

Sunday, January 26-Mass at 8:45 at St. Edward's, I hope to see all the students attend!

Monday, January 27, Dress as your favorite book character!

Tuesday, January 28, Dress as an athelete! Leukemia Hop in the morning!

Wednesday, January 29, Comfy clothes as we have our field trip to Luv 2 Play from 9:30-1:20!

Thursday, January 30, Disney Day! Dress as any Disney character!

Friday, January 31, Grandparents Day! Dress nice and we have Grandparents tour the school, book fair and bingo! Early release at 11:00am!


Math Image result for numbers to 120 picture

We are focusing on numbers from 1-120 and working with addition and subtraction numbers within 120! This will be our main focus using the 120 chart to help solve math equations!

Science:     Image result for natural resources

We have been working on ways we can reduce, reuse and recycle to help protect our natural resources! The students have some BEAUTIFUL ideas! They can also add some ideas to help out at home more!

Social Studies: Image result for community service quotes

We are still working on Community Service people and what we notice in our communities! We also discussed and will continue to discuss how WE can help our community!

Reading/Phonics/Spelling/Writing

We are still continue to work on our Writing for a Reason! We have made posters to help spread awareness in our school about some problems we have noticed! Some problems we have noticed in the school is cutting in lines and lying! The students solutions are amazing! Check out our posters!

Phonics, we are working on double constant letters , ff, ll,ss, and zz! These come after a short vowel sound and end with one of these letter sounds, that is how we know it is a double letter! We are also focusing on some new sight words who/what/when/where/why!

Spelling, we are still working on certain spelling words and spelling rules! Keep practicing with our friends!

Reading, everybody is growing in our reading abilities! I am so proud of all the stories that the students are going through and the ability to answer my comprehension questions! Keep reading at home with our daily binder and questions, as I have seen the tremendous growth!

We were also reading this week with our reading buddies! I love how they have grown into some pretty amazing big buddies!







Religion

We are learning stories from the Bible weekly! We have also touched base on the Seven Sacraments! We will be going over these again in the following weeks as I have some students who still struggle with this! 
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Up Coming Dates

January:
      17th - NO SCHOOL - End of 2nd quarter
      24th - Mass 8:15am
      26th - Catholic Schools Mass/ Registration begins for 2020-21
      27th - Freedom bus riders need to call in order to ride today
      31st  - Grandparent's Day 8:15am Mass, 11am dismissal, no bussing

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

2020! Woohoo

It has been such a BLESSING to be back! I was so excited to see all smiling faces and hearing all about Christmas break! We jumped right back into our curriculum and the students are going to thrive with all the help you provide at home!
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Math

We are working on subtraction problems up through 100! This will be very hard time for your kiddo, however, we are doing math in small groups, so with more individual attention, they are going to rock this! I don't think I have ever had a complaint with math! I have a classroom full of amazing math geniuses!
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Language Arts/Phonics/Writing/Reading

For whole group reading, we are focusing on our phonics words! 

Phonics, we have been working on glued sounds, and that should last about 3 weeks! The glued sounds are on the poster below! They have been working very hard on finding these words in our readings! 

Writing, we are working on writing for a reason! We read "I ain't Gonna Paint No More" and we related to the character and how she was feeling about having her paints taken away! So we wrote a note to her mother about why she should have her paints back! After we focus on the main part of that note, we will be focusing on writing for a reason for our parents to get us something we really want! 

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Social Studies

We have finished our Family unit. Our next unit we will be focusing on it Communities! 
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Science

In science, we will be focusing on Natural and Man-Made materials! We will also be doing some fun winter science experiments and writing about our observations! 

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Religion

We are reading in our books about Jesus wants us to celebrate God's love! We will continue to write about God's love in our weekly prayer journals! 

Upcoming dates:

January 
10-Mass 8:15
13 School Choice/Home and School meeting 6:00/7:00pm
15-Mass 8:15
16-End of Quarter 2
17-No School
21-Mass 8:15
26 Catholic School Week Mass Kick-off
27-31 Catholic Schools Week (be on the look out)
31-Grandparent's day, Mass, 8:15, Early Release 11:00am.