Tuesday, October 15, 2019

October 14th- 25th


~ Please make sure your child has a paint shirt in their locker.  We do tend to paint a lot through out the year and art is on Friday this year.  I would hate for them to get paint on their good church clothes! 

~Extra pair of clothes!  Please make sure your child has an extra pair of church appropriate clothes in their locker!  This helps for milk spills, accidents, going down the slide when it is wet, playing in the sink in the bathroom, not knowing how to drink out of a bubbler, and coming to school on a church day in clothes that are not in the guidelines for church!  THANK YOU!  

~Gym Shoes... If your child has tie shoes as their gym shoes, they should be able to tie them all by themselves.  Most of the time they will wear their shoes they already have on.  I normally only have them change if their shoes are dirty or wet.  Their everyday shoes should also be shoes they can get on and off as well as tie all by themselves!  

~Friday is Mass- they need to dress up for church.  No shorts, tshirts, no jeans and no words on their clothing.  Boys need a collared shirt.  If you do not want/ or your child does not want to wear their dressy church clothes all day, please send a change of clothes. They will change right after mass.  

We had a great time with the Center Fire Department on October 9th!
Here are some of our friends learning how to use a fire hose!

Reading: We will be starting to meet in small reading groups this week.  We will be starting with learning some of the more frequent sight words that they will need to know! Some of these words include: the, a, is, in, it, was, as, of, I etc.  When you are reading with your child, pointing out these sight words will help!  Also a big help is asking questions after a story...
Who was this story about?
Where did this story take place?
What was the problem?
How did he/she solve this problem?
This will really help with their reading comprehension.

*New Information*

As you may have noticed, I am now sending home a black reading bag with your child every day!  This bag should contain a book, sight words and sometimes a worksheet that will need to be completed and returned by Friday of that week.  

They should be studying their sight words everyday, I will be testing them on Thursday or Friday and will give them new words at that time.  If they get all 5 words right, I will give them 5 new words, if they get 4 words right they get 4 new words and so on.  They will keep all the words they get right and their new words and should practice them ALL, not just the new words, as this will help reinforce their knowledge and ability to recognize these words when reading!  

They should also be reading their book to you each night as well.  It is OK if they need the pictures to help them with the words, it is OK if they have to sound out words.  These are both important strategies needed for reading.  

Please please please help your child with their reading and sight words, this help from you is crucial in their learning and will help them immensely.  

Here are some of our other friends exploring the fire truck!  We are very lucky to have such a wonderful fire department looking out for us!

Fundations / Spelling:We are working on lower case letters and their sounds! We have started with b, f, t, n, m, i, u, c, o, a, g, d, s, r, p, j, l, h, k, v.  We will be adding w, x, y and z in the next couple weeks. To help with this find ways to point out or search for letters, whether it be while driving or on a cereal box!  

Writing:We are working on labeling our drawings and sounding out each word!  What is a sentence and the punctuation that goes along with it. 

Math: We are working on following directions!  We have talked about circles, rectangles, and squares.  We have learned how to write numbers 1-8 and will be working our way up to 10! 
We are in the process of introducing strategies for adding and subtracting.  

Religion: We will continue learning about mass and how that all works.  We are learning about God and Jesus.  We will continue to work on the rosary throughout the year!  We are now working on Noah's Ark and will move to Moses and 

Social Studies/Science:  We will be learning about animals and their habitats! Next week we will be talking about the life cycle of a pumpkin! 

Here are a few pictures from pet blessing!  What a fun event, I had a blast meeting some of my students furry family members!

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

Calendar/Important Dates:
18- 8:15am Mass
23- 8:15am Mass(Wednesday) K-5 got to Xavier to see a play
31- Halloween- No costumes(wear black and orange)

Things Mrs. Lowe is looking for or would love for the classroom! If you find them at a rummage sale or find a good deal for these online, please let me know so I can get them or if you get them, I will pay you back!  Here are some things I am in search of!

~Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head and accessories
~Magic Tracks and cars that work with the tracks(batteries)
~SkipBo Cards or the board game version!
~SpotIt Cards
~Cool Toys Monkey Balance
~Learning Resources Alphabet Island
~Think Fun Smatch
~Books (ANY)
    ~Magic Tree House #22 (Revolutionary War on Wednesday)
    ~Ancient Adventures Bible Stories  (book and workbook)

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