Second-2-None Newsletter 3-20

What We Are Learning

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Week of 3-20

This week in reading we took a break from our series and had a unit test.   We are beginning unit 5 next week.

We had a great time being creative with our descriptive writing this week.  Both classes created a silly monster and wrote a paper describing how to draw the monster.  We will be exchanging our papers with the other second grade class next week to see how well we did.

In Phonics we are working with digraphs.  This is something we will continue until the end of the year.

Since Family Math is right around the corner, we took a break from our normal math routine and worked on games all week long.  We look forward to teaching them to you on Friday, March 31st at 10 AM for Family Math.

Saturday, April 1st is the Spring Auction.  Both classes have created awesome class projects.  We hope you check them out and let the bidding begin!

Our Science unit is all about Plants.  We are learning about plant needs and characteristics.  Our newsletter secret is…Jesus rose to new life on Easter.

In Religion we talked about the second part of Mass, The Liturgy of the Eucharist.  Please continue completing your Eucharist book with your child each week.  Chapter 4 is due on Tuesday, March 28th.

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Second-2-None Homework 3-27

Week of 3-27

Monday: Math & Handwriting

Tuesday: Math& Handwriting

Wednesday: Math & Handwriting   8 AM Mass Tomorrow

Thursday:Math & Handwriting  Family Math Tomorrow

Friday: No Homework

New Journals Requirements

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Second-2-None EVENTS

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Thursday, March 30: 8 AM Mass

Friday, March 31st: Family Math 10 AM

Saturday, April 1st: Spring Auction

 

LUNCH VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

Please check your calendars and help us out when you can!  Recess begins at 11:15 and lunch time ends at 12:00.  All help is GREATLY appreciated!

Room 110:  The remainder of MARCH.

Room 109: The remainder of MARCH.

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Third Grade News Room 112 Mrs. Reckwerdt March 27 – 31

Religion: Students will attend the Stations of the Cross on Thursday afternoon (2:15.)    Please join us in prayer if your schedule permits you to do so.  In class we will be continue to learn about the Stations of the Cross.  On Thursday there will be a quiz of Stations 1-5.   The Monthly prayer will be recited on March 31st.

Reading:  Students should be reading their biography. The biography presentation will be on  April 12th  at 8:30 am. Parents, grandparents, young at home siblings are invited to attend. The written biography report poster went home last week. There will not be a weekly story quiz this week.

Language:   In Shurley English chapter 6  students will be practicing with helping verbs, and making compound sentences from run on sentences. The March poem will be recited on Monday, March 27th.

Phonics: Students will be working with numerous prefixes, suffixes, and breaking words into syllables.

Spelling:   This week the skills in unit 17 that we will work on include: silents letters, prefixes and suffixes, and contractions especially knowing the difference between  its/it’s  and lets/let’s.   The list words are: there, then, its, little, know, different, still, often, school, once, today, however, sure, knew, it’s, try, and told.  There will be a spelling test #17 on Friday this week. The tested skill will be to form contractions from given words.

Math:  There will be a Simple Solution quiz on Tuesday, March 28 st.  Students need to keep practicing their multiplication  and division facts for accuracy and speedThese are extremely important for fourth grade.  Students are learning about fractions in Go Math Chapter 8.

Science: This week students will review and then have the Plants and Animals Unit 3 test on Friday, March 31st, about  life cycles, how living things change, and structural and behavioral adaptations.

Social Studies: In social studies students have been learning about earning, spending and saving money.  Now they will study about choosing wisely and making decisions.   Important vocabulary for  chapter 9: earn, income, spending, savings, economic choice, goods, services, products, demand, profit,  and opportunity choice.

Upcoming Special Dates :

3-30: Living Stations of the Cross 2:15

3-27: Poems due

3-31: March prayer to be recited

4-12: Biography  Presentations at 8:30 am

Monday is the last day to purchase the newly improved yearbooks.   See Flyer.  Click HERE to place your order.
The order purchase deadline is Monday, March 27.

 

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This Week in First Grade, March 27th through the 31st

This Week in First Grade…

March 27th through March 31st

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Here’s a look at what’s going on this week in First Grade!

Monday, March 27th

Hot Lunch: Little Joe’s, Mac n Cheese Bites

Tuesday, March 28th

5:00pm D4D: Chik-Fill-A

Wednesday, March 29th

Hot Lunch: Jimmy John subs

Thursday, March 30th:  Assembly Schedule

2:15 pm  Stations of the Cross.  Please feel free to join us if your schedule allows.

Friday, March 31st  

Wear your Spring Auction Shirt!

7:00pm Living Stations

 

Dates to Remember…download

  • April 1st: St. Cletus Spring Auction! Capri Banquets in Countryside, IL

  • Remember the Memories! …Don’t Forget to Buy the 2016-2017 Yearbook!

Deadline: Monday, March 27th!

 

Interested in spending time with your child for lunch and recess?

Here are the available dates for lunch/recess volunteers this week:

Room 107: All Set for the week! Thank you!!

Room 108:

*Recess begins at 11:15am for the first graders. Lunch begins at 11:35 am and ends at 12:00 pm.

 

Our Special’s Schedule this Week:

**Please make a note of when your class has gym this week. GYM SHOES REQUIRED**

**RETURN YOUR LIBRARY BOOKS!**

Rotation Day

Room 107 (Tyk)

Room 108 (Gearen)

Monday– E Spanish, GYM

Science Lab, GYM

Tuesday– F

GYM, TLC Spanish, Music

Wednesday– A

Art, Library, Music

Art, Library

Thursday– B

TLC

GYM

Friday– C Spanish, Science Lab

TLC, Music

In the Classroom…  

It is hard to believe it, but our students have already read all of the stories within the 1.5 textbook! We’ve traveled to many places in our stories- some true, some created from wonderfully talented minds.  This week in reading, students will get the chance to look back at some of their favorites, recognizing reading vocabulary words and revisiting the minds of different characters.  Students will be using this time to work in small groups to enhance their understanding of key reading strategies we’ve been working on as a whole, such as sequencing a story and understanding the author’s purpose.  ou

We will be moving onto the next spelling list, Spelling List #25 which focuses on words that have <ou> sound.  Together, the students will identify the <ou> parts in spelling words.  Using this skill, students will spell different words with the <ou> part by listening to the individual phoneme sounds spoken aloud to them.  Students will also be reviewing past word parts we have previously learned, such as /wh/, /ew/, and /ough/.  Spelling City is a wonderful way to practice spelling words at home with your child!

This week’s spelling words are: bat, pet, self, out, our, round, mouth, saw, put, outside

Science will continue this week as students will enhance their knowledge of natural resources and connect that knowledge to what they know about environments of living things.

alligatorIn the past few weeks, students have learned different strategies in determining which number is more or less when being compared to another number, used the lesser than, greater than, or equal to symbols to show comparisons, and identified numbers that are 10 more or 10 less using mental math.  This week students will be reviewing and enhancing these skills as we prepare for the Chapter 7 unit test, which will be given on Thursday, March 30th.  

As April is quickly approaching, our first graders have been working diligently and visiting the Church as we read through our Holy Thursday Prayer Service. Please continue to practice and review the lines daily with your child.  All students play a role in this experience whether it be a speaking, acting, or singing part.  Both 107 and 108 classrooms will be having a special pizza lunch on Thursday, April 13th as a celebration of all their hard work! More information will be provided at a later time.  

Here’s to the ending of March and the beginning of April! It sure is a great time to be a cardinal!

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Preschool News-March 23

This Week…..

We reviewed letters A-R.

The author of the week was Laura Numeroff. The preschoolers LOVED listening to her stories.

Below are the books that we read.

If You Give A Dog A Donut

If You Give A Cat A Cupcake

If You Give A Moose A Muffin

If You Take A Mouse To School

If You Give A Pig A Party

Center Activities:

  1. Play-doh cupcakes
  2. Smartboard-Counting
  3. Writing prompt-“If you took a mouse to school he would”
  4. Writing prompt-“If you gave a moose a muffin he would”
  5. Handwriting books
  6. Party Pig project

*On Wednesday, students attended a preview of the play Into The Woods. The students had a great time watching the show!

Next Week….

We will learn all about the letter S.

Author-Eric Litwin (Pete The Cat series).

Specials:

Monday-TLC

Tuesday-Music

Wednesday-Library

Thursday-Gym

Friday-Music

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Overton 3/23 News!

Reading: Students are reading Superfudge, Flat Stanley, and Number the Stars! We are working on context clues and making inferences. Our class-wide story this week is The Little Painter of Sabana Grande.

Writing: This week we will be sharing some opinion pieces about school with Mr. Chinske!

Math: We have continued talking about fractions in chapter 8! Our Chapter Test will be on April 5th. Jeopardy to come. 

Science: We have been learning about changes to Earth’s surface. We are talking about big changes that happen, like earth quakes and volcanoes!

Social Studies:  We will have a social studies test on 3-28. Jeopardy below!

https://www.superteachertools.us/jeopardyx/jeopardy-review-game.php?gamefile=2128947

Dates to Remember:

3-24: No school

3-27: Poems due

3-28: Social Studies Test

4-5: Chapter 8 Math Test

4-12: Biographies (Book Report substitute) due! Presentations at 10:45

It’s Time to Purchase Yearbooks   See Flyer.  Click HERE to place your order.
The order purchase deadline is Monday, March 27.

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Kindergarten Newsletter, March 23

Upcoming Events/mark your calendars:

  • Monday, March 27th: Hot Lunch, Little Joe’s Mac and Cheese bites
  • Tuesday, March 28th: Dining for Dollars at Chick-fil-A on LaGrange road, 5-8pm
  • Wednesday, March 29th: Hot lunch, Jimmy John’s sandwiches
  • Wednesday, March 29th: Welcome Wednesday for prospective early childhood families, 6-7pm
  • Thursday, March 30th: Stations of the Cross
  • Friday, March 31: Wear your auction shirt!

This  Week:

  • We saw the junior high production of Into the Woods.  The kids loved seeing their buddies on stage!
  • We are seeing more and more signs of spring on our walk in the afternoon!  Birds chirping, buds on trees, sprouts coming up–are you seeing these signs at home too? We’ve enjoyed watching the construction progress outside this week too!  The construction workers love an audience that “ohhs and ahhs” and did some pretty neat things with their equipment.  The kids loved it!
  • We celebrated the first day of spring on Monday.  We learned a new poem too.  “Oh what a beautiful thing…” Ask your child to finish it!

Next Week:

Literacy:

  • Are you still reading to your child EVERY DAY?  Remember this is the single most important thing you can do to support your child’s reading development.  Your child can read to you now too!  Make sure when your child comes across an unfamiliar word, he/she uses our reading strategies.  You can prompt your child with: “get your mouth ready,” “do you see a chunk?”  “what makes sense?” “use the picture to help…”
  • We will read spring and Easter stories.  We will complete an Easter bunny guided drawing at the art center.
  • Daily journaling and partner pair sharing our entries.  What is one thing your partner did really well in his/her journal?
  • Letter writing practice: during center time, we will continue to practice top to bottom letter formation.
  • Word wall word reading and writing practice: The April/May word wall will go home next week.
  • Spring words practice: spring words have appeared at the writing center.  We will practice writing and creating these words with markers, pencils and magnetic letters.

Math:

  • Creating and solving addition sentences.
  • Money: naming each coin: penny, nickel, dime and quarter.  How much is each coin worth?  We will work on counting out change. We will sort and graph a group of coins.
  • 3D and 2D shape review: cone, cube, sphere, cylinder.

Religion/Science:

  • We visited St. Patrick and St. Joseph at church this past week. Let your child show you the statues after Mass.
  • Next week we will continue our plants/new life unit.  God’s plan for new life is all around us in the springtime!
  • We will record our bean and popcorn seed observations in our seed journals. Scientists draw and write about what they see.  We will do the same!
  • We will continue to do more spring planting in our classrooms next week.  It’s always fun to watch new life blossom! Waiting isn’t easy.  We learn the value of patience.
  • We will participate in Stations of the Cross as a kindergarten class.
  • The butterfly in our kindergarten hallway is becoming so colorful!  Each time the children do something kind, they are asked to put a piece of tissue on the butterfly.  With each kind deed, your child is becoming more beautiful on the inside! Do a Lenten check-in with your child–are you showing kindness at school?  How is your butterfly page at home looking?

 

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5th Grade News

  • Leukemia and Lymphoma Society dress down on March 22.  Bring in $1.00 and wear red.  
  • School Musical March 22 and 23
  • No School March 24th
  • Energy Fair March 28th 1-3
  • Aspire Testing April 3-6

Spring is here and hopefully we will see some warmer temperatures soon!  Spring break is also quickly approaching!  The time is going much too quickly, and we still have so much to complete. School supplies, at times, continue to be a problem.  Please check with your child to see whether they have all the necessary supplies needed for school.

In religion, we continue to reflect on the stations of the cross completing our own stations book.  We use our DARE time each week for religion as we discuss the importance of our behavior and interactions with peers.  This week we learned about effective communication!   The students role played confident communication in real life situations.

In social studies,  students have read and discussed the French and the Spanish exploration and colonization.  Now, we will discuss the French and Indian War.  We will have an assessment early next week.

In language arts we have written very amusing limericks.  In reading, Room 117 will be participating in literature circles while Room 116 will be reading a novel together.  We will be focusing on the tone and mood used in novels and discuss how those elements affect our comprehension.  We will be finishing notes for our Black History Month papers and will begin to draft next week.

In math, we are learning about Geometry and Volume.  We have defined terms and shown what we know.  Students are able to identify polygons and triangles.  We continue to work on simple solutions each week with two lessons due each Thursday.

In science, we continue to work on our Energy Fair projects. and we went back to the text.  15 students from the grade were able to participate in an Energy Audit of our school building with Ms. Caryn Turrell from NEED, they had a lesson and then measured energy and light use in several different rooms of the school including the gym and the boiler room.  We have returned to the text we are studying Ecosystems.

Last but not least, please remember the 5th grade service project is collecting cans.  We have been collecting cans throughout the school; however, we can also use cans the students bring from home.  Next time you go to put them in YOUR recycling bin, stop, and put them in a bag for your child to bring to school.

Thank you for your continued support and cooperation.

Mrs. Gridelli and Mrs. Noonan

 

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Second-2-None Newsletter

What We Are Learning

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Week of March 13

This week in Reading we read Mice and Beans.  While reading we thought about story elements, inflection endings, and fantasy and reality.

In phonics we are working with consonant digraphs.  This week’s newsletter secret is.. in a consonant digraphs the sounds change.

Shurley English continues with classifying sentences with prepositional phrases.  We really enjoy rocking out to our silly, but helpful songs.

We have wrapped up our social studies chapter on Goods and Services.  Next week we will be starting a Science unit on Plant Life.

In Math we wrapped up our chapter on time and money.  If you haven’t done so already, please be sure to turn in your permission slip for Family Math on March 31st.  Next week we will be learning and practicing many new games.

In Religion we are talking about The Mass.  We are looking closely at each part of Mass and learning more about The Liturgy of the Word and The Liturgy of the Eucharist.  Please be sure to complete the Eucharist Book Chapter 3 next week with your child.

We are continuing to collect money for The Leukemia Foundation until the 23rd of March.  Wednesday, March 22nd is a $1 Dress where all donations go to the cause.

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This Week in First Grade…March 20th through the 23rd

This Week in First Grade…

March 20th through March 23rd, 2017

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Take a look at what’s going on this week in First Grade!

Monday, March 20th  Happy Spring! Wear your 2017 Auction Shirt!  Happy+Spring

Hot Lunch: Buona Beef, Turkey Sandwich

Tuesday, March 21st

8 am Mass.  First Graders will meet their teachers at St. Cletus Church.  Please do not arrive before 7:50am.

Wednesday, March 22nd: Student Council Sponspored, $1 Dress Down Day!

Hot Lunch: Wendy’s Crispy Chicken Sandwich

Assembly Schedule

1:50pm Spring Musical of Into the Woods showing for the school

**4:00pm and 7:00pm performances of Into the Woods as well.

Thursday, March 23rd: Wear your 2017 Auction Shirt!

Assembly Schedule:  

2:15 pm  Stations of the Cross.  Please feel free to join us if your schedule allows.

7:00 pm Performance of Into the Woods

Friday, March 24th:  NO SCHOOL

 

Interested in spending time with your child for lunch and recess?

Here are the available dates for lunch/recess volunteers this week:

Room 107: All Set for the week! Thank you!!

Room 108: March 21st, 22nd, 23rd

*Recess begins at 11:15am for the first graders. Lunch begins at 11:35 am and ends at 12:00 pm.

Our Special’s Schedule this Week:

**Please make a note of when your class has gym this week. GYM SHOES REQUIRED**

**RETURN YOUR LIBRARY BOOKS!**

Rotation Day

Room 107 (Tyk)

Room 108 (Gearen)

Monday– A Art, Library, Music

Art, Library

Tuesday– B

TLC GYM
Wednesday– C

Spanish, Science Lab

TLC, MUSIC

Thursday– D

Music

Spanish, TLC

Friday– NO SCHOOL

NO SCHOOL

 

In the Classroom…  

In the past few weeks, the first graders have been identifying, learning, and discussing calming down and problem solving strategies.  As part of the Second Steps curriculum, students role play different situations where they could apply these learned skills in order to better understand our own emotions and work well with others.  This week we will be introducing other tools to guide our students with comprehending our emotions and how to control them rather than having our emotions control ourselves.  

tigerReading hops back to nonfictions texts this week as we take a look into the lives of newborn animals.  Continuing to work with sequencing, students will be able to retell a story using the format of first, next, then, and last.  By looking at the most  important parts of our stories, students will be able to sequence a story in order to better comprehend what is taking place within a (bear and tiger) cub’s life, in sequential order.

This week’s reading vocabulary consists of: cub, eyes, learn, open, enough, air, wild

We will be moving onto the next spelling list, Spelling List #24 which focuses on words that have <ew> sound.  Together, the students will identify the main ways of writing the /ue/ sound, such as <ue>, <u_e>, and <ew>.  Because <ew> can make the /oo/ sound (like in the word grew), it is a more challenging spelling part to identify.  We will make lists to differentiate between the different spellings of the <ew> sound.  

This week’s spelling words are: bud, sun, held, few, flew, grew, chew, because, want, newspaper

Returning to the topic of natural resources this week in Science, students will enhance their knowledge of what they have previously learned in past units, and take a closer look at the Earth’s Surface.  Connecting what we know about plants and animals, students will be able to recognize how plants and animals use natural resources such as rocks, water, and soil to survive.  

Students will be continuing to compare numbers using the lesser than, greater than, or equal to symbols. Last Greater thanweek students were introduced to different strategies in determining which number is more or less when being compared to another number.  First, we look at the tens place, then the ones place. Encourage students to both draw and write each number (using lines and dots to represent tens and ones) to help illustrate their thinking process.  Towards the end of the week, students will use what they have previously learned to assist them in identifying numbers that are 10 more or 10 less using mental math.  

As April is quickly approaching, our first graders have been introduced and have already begun reading through our Holy Thursday Prayer Service.  All students play a role in this experience whether it be a speaking, acting, or singing part.  If your child has a speaking part, they have already received a packet of their lines.  They do NOT need to have it memorized, however, should be able to comfortably read it aloud.  Please continue to practice and review the lines daily with your child.  Both classrooms will be having a special pizza lunch on Thursday, April 13th as a celebration of all their hard work! More information will be provided at a later time.  

 

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Third Grade News Room 112 Mrs. Reckwerdt March 20 – 24th

stations of the Cross pictureReligion: Students will  go to the Stations of the Cross on Thursday afternoon. (2:15)    Please join us in prayer if your schedule permits you to do so. In class we will be continue to learn about  Lent and parishes. The Chapter 11 test will be on Wednesday.  The March prayer will be recited on March 31st.

Reading:  This week we will review the unit skills: forming generalizations, the author’s purpose and point of view,  basic story comprehension, cause and effect,  sequence of events, use of a graph and chart, figurative language ( similes and metaphors), and the use of the suffixes able, ly and y.    Then we will have the unit test on Wednesday, March 22nd.  Students should be reading their biography. The biography presentation will be on  April 12th  at 8:30 am. Parents, grandparents, young at home siblings are invited to attend. Information about the written biography report and dressing up as  the person they read about went home last week.  The biography poster will  be given to students later this week.

Language:   The  Shurley English  chapter 5 test  will be on  Monday, March 20th. Students will to classify simple sentences with prepositional phrases and compound subjects and predicates.  They need to know if the “given sentence” is  a fragment, simple sentence,  a compound sentence or has compound parts. They should also be able to combine two sentences into a sentence with a compound subject or verb.  Students will recite the selected March poem  on March 27th.

Phonics:  This week students will be starting unit 6.  They will be learning the meaning of numerous prefixes and reviewing several they already learned. They will continue to break words into syllables.

Spelling:  Due to the musical and short week there will not be a spelling test this week.

Math:  There will be a Simple Solution quiz on Tuesday, March 21st.  Students need to keep practicing their multiplication  and division facts for accuracy and speed.These are critical for fourth grade.  We are now starting the Go Math Chapter 8 to learn about fractions.fraction strip

Science: This week students will learn about the hibernation. There will be a short quiz on Tuesday about instinct and learned behaviors.

Upcoming Special Dates :

3-22 Dress down day $1 wear RED

3-22/ 3-23: School Musical: In The Woods

3-23: Stations of the Cross 2:15

3-24: No school

3-27: Poems due

3-31: March prayer to be recited

4-12: Biography  Presentations at 8:30 am

There is still time to purchase the newly improved yearbooks.   See Flyer.  Click HERE to place your order.
The order purchase deadline is Monday, March 27.

Thank you for supporting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society: Money can be brought in to help us reach our $150 goal through Thursday, March 23rd. The winning classroom will be receive as a thank you, an Olive Garden Lunch.

 

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Overton News 3/17

Happy St.Patrick’s Day! Hope you’re all recovering from daylight savings!

Reading: Students are reading Superfudge, Flat Stanley, and Number the Stars! We are working on context clues and making inferences. Our class-wide story this week is The Little Painter of Sabana Grande.

Writing: Students are starting to publish their first opinion pieces! Students have learned how to make an argument and how to write reasons why they have that belief. We will be sharing some opinion pieces about school with Mr. Chinske soon!

Math: We have started talking about fractions in chapter 8! Our Midchapter Checkpoint will be Tuesday, March 21st. 

Science: We have been learning about changes to Earth’s surface. We talked about different kinds of landforms.

Social Studies: We are continuing unit 5. We are learning about economics this unit! We will have a social studies test on 3-28. Jeopardy below!

https://www.superteachertools.us/jeopardyx/jeopardy-review-game.php?gamefile=2128947

Dates to Remember:

3-21: Math Chapter 8 Midchapter Checkpoint

3-22: School Musical

3-24: No school

3-27: Poems due

3-28: Social Studies Test

4-12: Biographies (Book Report substitute) due! Presentations at 10:45

It’s Time to Purchase Yearbooks   See Flyer.  Click HERE to place your order.
The order purchase deadline is Monday, March 27.

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Kindergarten Newsletter, March 17

Upcoming Events/mark your calendars:

  • Monday, March 20th: Buona Beef, turkey sandwiches
  • Wednesday, March 22nd: Wendy’s crispy chicken sandwich
  • Wednesday, March 22nd: We will attend the Into the Woods junior high performance at 1:50
  • Thursday, March 23rd: Stations of the Cross
  • Friday, March 24th: No School

 

This Week:

  • Thank you for the many ways in which you showed kindness towards Mrs. Thomas and her family. We lit a candle for Mr. Thomas and his family at church and have been saying extra prayers for them at school. Please do the same at home.
  • Thank you for participating in the student council sponsored Leukemia/lymphoma Society fundraiser.  Boy, did we collect A LOT of money!  Both classroom boxes were full.  Thank you for your generosity.  The kids felt good and they LOOKED good all week! 🙂
  • Are you practicing shoe tying at home?  If not, start!  If your child has only velcro or slip on shoes, it may be time to invest in a pair with laces.  We’ve been practicing at school.  We’ve talked about the MANY things we have to practice doing in order to get better.  Some of the examples given were hula hooping, jump roping, reading, going off the diving board, etc.  Shoe tying is another!  Set the timer for 5 minutes at home.  Practice EVERY DAY! Many of the children are getting better and this only motivates some of the other children to practice.  Take advantage of this and practice at home! The kids love tying for their friends

Next Week:

  • We will be attending the Junior High production, Into the Woods on Thursday.  The children will be so excited to see their 8th grade buddies!

Literacy:

  • Journaling: we continue to journal just about every day.  That’s why we are getting SO GOOD! Practice, practice! We’re using all of our Jolly Phonics skills to write multiple sentences.
  • Guided reading: reading practice in small groups.
  • Word work during centers: we will practice creating words including word wall words with white boards or magnetic letters.
  • Spring stories will be at the listening center!

Math:

  • Creating and solving addition and subtraction sentences.
  • We will review 3d shapes.
  • Graphing: we will sort and graph pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters.
  • Identifying coins: what is each coin worth?  What are some of the pictures or symbols on each?  One of our centers will be a heads/tails coin flip, tallying how many times we land on each.

Religion/Science:

  • We will begin our plant/new life unit. We will put bean and popcorn seeds in a clear bag and record their growth in journals, just as a scientist would.  We look at new life all around us in springtime–sprouts coming up, buds on trees, birds chirping.  Please help your child notice these signs of Spring.  The first day of Spring is Monday, March 20th!
  • We will learn about St. Joseph.  Happy St. Joseph’s Day!
  • We will attend kindergarten stations of the cross on Thursday.  We learn about Jesus’ journey to the cross.
  •  Through out this Lenten season, we have been looking at Jesus’ life through Bible stories.  We have been reading about His miracles and the stories he told to teach people about God.
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Preschool News-March 17th

This week….

We learned all about the letter R.

Our letter story of the week was called Rosie Rabbit’s Radish.

Here are some letter R words that we learned: Run, rock, radish, red, rabbit, rake, rose, roll.

The author that we learned about this week was Kevin Henkes. The student’s really enjoyed listening to his stories- Birds, Lily’s Purple Plastic Purse, My Garden, Lily’s Big day, Little White Rabbit.

Center Activities:

1.Feather Painting

2. My Garden painting

3.Letter R tracing/writing

4. Smartboard-Alphabet Bingo and counting fish

5. R for Rainbow

6. Purple purse making

7. Name art

*On Friday, we were able to listen to Mr. Dayhill play his bagpipes! The kids loved it!

Next week:

We will review letters A-R.

Author-Laura Numeroff

Feather painting

Feather painting

feather painting

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