Friday, May 11, 2018

May 11-June 1

May 11-June 1st

Reading: We will continue guided reading for the next 2 weeks.  No guided reading the last week of school!  I will be testing you students reading level during that week!


Fundations / Spelling:We are working on sentence structure and sounding out words!  

Writing:We are finishing our bird stories and will be displaying them in the hallway next week!  

Math: We are working on our partners of 10 and teen numbers.  We are in our last unit for the year!

ReligionWe will be learning about Baptism and Ascension during these last couple weeks.

Social Studies/Science:  These last weeks we will be learning about the life cycle of a butterfly!

As always, my door is always open, if you have any questions or concerns please don't hesitate to ask!  


Calendar/Important Dates:
May/June:
11- Bloomin Bonanza- Bring $10 
       8:15am Mass
12- Bloomin Bonanza
14- Music Day
15- Necktie Day
16- Oh No Who is my teacher day
17- iRun 1-2pm Participation Day
18- Quiet Day- Movie
       8:15 Mass
21- RootBeer Float Day
22- Stripes & Sunglasses Day
23- Tiger Day- Going to see Calico Tiger at Xavier
24- Unbelievable Fun- Field Day
25- Volunteer Appreciation Day
       8:15 Mass
28- No School- Memorial Day
29- Wildlife Day- Field Trip to Wildlife Sanctuary (Mrs. Lowe will not be here, Ms. Wagner will be subbing)
30- X marks the spot- Scavenger Hunt 
31- Yellow and Yearbook Day- Wear yellow and sign yearbooks
1st-Last Day- Graduation Mass 8:15am 10:30am Dismissal 
Have a WONDERFUL summer break!  

Friday, February 9, 2018

February 12-23rd

February 12th-23rd

Reading:This week we will be back to normal.  I will be meeting with guided reading groups and sending home a new book for your child to read to you.  When they are done reading please ask them some questions relating to the story they just read.  For example:  What was this story about, where did it take place, what was your favorite part, etc.  This will really help with comprehension and boost their reading skills.  Asking these questions after all books, whether you read them or they read them, is very important and helpful!

Fundations / Spelling:We are learning our upper case letters.  We have learned A-O we will be working on P-U.  Remind them when writing we form our letters top to bottom and left to right.  

Writing:We will be writing about Valentine's Day and Ash Wednesday!  We will be sounding out words and making sure we have spaces between  our words!  

Math: We are continuing adding and subtracting and also sorting in this unit!  This is a great age to play war with a deck of cards to enhance number knowledge as well as greater than/less than.  You could also work on adding and subtracting using m&m's or cheerios or anything like that!  I will be working on a list of math games to send home for you to play with your child to make math facts/adding/subtracting fun!  

Religion: We will be learning about St. Valentine this week and Jesus choosing his disciples the next week.

Social Studies/Science:  We will be doing candy heart experiments this week and talking about germs next week!

As always, my door is always open, if you have any questions or concerns please don't hesitate to ask!  


Calendar/Important Dates:
February:
13th: Valentines Day Party!  Please send a Valentine for every student in the class!
14th: Ash Wednesday- Mass 8:45am
15th: Get Active for 4K-2nd grade
16th: Mass 8:15am
20th: Parent teacher coferences- only if you or I feel there is a need to meet!
21st: Wednesday Mass-8:15am (conferences)
22nd: Get Active for 4k-2nd grade (conferences)
23rd: NO SCHOOL  (FISH FRY 4:30-7pm)

Monday, January 29, 2018

January 29-February 9th

Catholic Schools Week/ 100th Day of School

Reading:This week we will be focusing on tricky sight words.  But with all the fun activities this week we will not be doing Guided Reading (so no reading homework this week!)

Fundations / Spelling:We are learning our upper case letters.  We have learned A-H and will be working on I-Q the next couple weeks.  Remind them when writing we form our letters top to bottom and left to right.  

Writing:We will be writing about Grandparents this week and next week we will be writing about the 100th Day of School.  Focusing on sentence structure, Upper case letters and punctuation.  We will be sounding out words on our own too!

Math: We are continuing adding and subtracting and also sorting in this unit!

ReligionWe will be focusing on Catholic Schools week this week then next week we will be talking about Jesus as a boy in the temple.

Social Studies/Science:  This week we will be finishing up our Ocean Unit and next week we will be focusing on the 100th Day of School! 


Calendar/Important Dates:

January:
29th: Wild About Jesus:Dress as a wild animal
30th: Jesus is the light of our lives-wear neon colors (bowling trip)
31st: Jesus is calling us to read!- Dress as your favorite book character! Read in in the gym!  May bring pillows and blankets to snuggle up in while they read!
February:
1st: Jesus makes everything FUN-Family night at FUNSET4pm-8pm
2nd: Grandparents Day- Dress your best for mass with Gramps and Granny!  11am Dismissal
5th:  100th DAY OF SCHOOL-Dress like you are 100 years old.  Parents come also dresses as 100 years old for an Old Timer Party (secret)  come between 1:55 and 2:10 so I can sneak you in while they are in music!
7th: Early release

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Welcome Back!

Reading: This week I will be doing running records to see where each students reading levels are at.  This way I can group them and give each group guided reading books at their reading level!  So, no book bags this week!  They will start up again next week!

Fundations / Spelling:We are reviewing our letters and how to write them correctly.  I will also be working on sentence structure and rhyming words.

Writing:We will be writing sentences with names in it to encourage using upper case letters.  

Math: We will be starting Unit 3 and focusing on adding and subtracting.

Religion: We will be learning about Joshua and the Walls of Jericho.

Social Studies/Science:  This week we will be doing candy cane experiments.  And I will also be starting with addresses! 


Calendar/Important Dates:

January:
2- Welcome Back!
5- 8:15am Mass 
9- Home and School Mtg. 7pm
12- 8:15am Mass
19- End of 2nd Quarter
       8:15am Mass (Choir Sings) 
26- 8:15am Mass
28-Catholic Schools Week (8:45am Mass for ALL Students) 
      breakfast to follow

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

December 4th-15th

THE NEXT TWO WEEKS AT SCHOOL  

Reading: We will still be bringing home our guided reading bags each week with a book to read and a worksheet to do.  Please bring these back the next day.  

Fundations / Spelling:We are learning about the letters x,y, and z.  I will also be teaching them about ing words.  

Writing:We will be writing sentences about needs and wants and using words ending in ing.

Math: We will be wrapping up Unit 2 and will be reviewing on the 12th and 13th and will be testing on the 14th.

Religion:We will be learning about Advent and then we will be talking about the Nativity as well.

Social Studies/Science:  We will be talking about needs and wants and then move into Maps and Globes.


Calendar/Important Dates:

December:
6th- EARLY RELEASE 1/2 DAY (NO LUNCH)
8th- 8:15am Mass
15th- 8:15am Mass
20th-8:15am Mass (Wednesday, dress for Mass)
21st-Christmas Program (9:30am and 6pm) 
22nd- No School


Monday, November 13, 2017

November 13th-17th

THIS WEEK AT SCHOOL  

Reading: The sight word books and worksheets that I am sending home are typically words that your student is having a hard time with, so I am devoting extra time to really focus on these words to ensure that they are picking up on them!  Getting a good grasp on these early sight words will help tremendously with reading and fluency as we move on throughout the year!  Depending on how many groups I can get through, these books and worksheets should come home Monday, but may not be until Tuesday.  Please read and send back the book and the worksheet your child completed at home the next day, you may keep the worksheet they completed in class.  Thank you for your help with this!

Fundations / Spelling:Last week we learned how to write the letters e and r as well as the sounds associated with each letter.  To help your student make a stronger connection with these letters you could do a letter hunt when reading or driving in the car.  See if you can find more than 10 from home to school or wherever you are going! This is also a great game to play with sight words.  This week we will be working on story retelling, like we discussed in conferences we will be reading stories and recalling who, what, where, when and why.  We will also be learning about the letters h and k.

Writing:We will be writing sentences in correlation with our "sight word books" as well as a writing/drawing of what we are thankful for!

Math: We will be working on story problems this week as well as writing the numbers 8 and 9.

Religion:We will be learning about Joseph and his technicolor coat. Wish this story we will be talking about jealousy, like Joseph's brothers were jealous of him, and how to handle it.  

Social Studies/Science:  This week we will be finishing up our color wheel unit!  We will also be starting our unit on Thanksgiving!


Calendar/Important Dates:

November:
17th- 8:15am Mass
20th- Home and School Meeting 7pm
22- NO SCHOOL MASS Early Release 11:30am
23rd- NO SCHOOL Happy Thanksgiving
24th- NO SCHOOL

Monday, October 30, 2017

October 30- November 3rd

THIS WEEK AT SCHOOL  

Reading: We will be reading "I See Halloween,"  on Monday, this book will come home with your child tonight.  Please read and send back tomorrow.  I will also be meeting with groups of students the rest of the week and they will be getting a "sight word" book and worksheet to be done at home and returned the next day.  Thank you for your help with this!

Fundations / Spelling:This week we are learning about the letters d and s.

Writing:We will be writing sentences in correlation with our "sight word books" as well as a writing/drawing of what we will be for Halloween!

Math: We will continue to learn about number formation and groups or partners of 5.

Religion:This week we will be learning about Saints!  We will have mass on BOTH Wednesday and Friday.  Please be sure to send your student in church appropriate clothing both days! 

Social Studies/Science:  This week we will be learning about the life cycle of a Pumpkin!


Calendar/Important Dates:

October:
31st- Halloween- May wear costumes as long as they won't interfere with gym (no masks, no guns/swords/no blood)

November:
1st- MASS- please dress for mass
3rd- 8:15am Mass
7th- Conferences
8th- 8:15am Mass
9th- Conferences
10th- NO SCHOOL
17th- 8:15am Mass
20th- Home and School Meeting 7pm
22- NO SCHOOL MASS Early Release 11:30am
23rd- NO SCHOOL Happy Thanksgiving
24th- NO SCHOOL