December 11-15

A Note From Mrs. Marsha

Families,

Can you believe that this is the last full week before the Christmas holiday? For the next 1   1/2 weeks the students will learn that Advent is a time to get ready to celebrate Jesus’ birth. The students will learn how to prepare themselves to welcome Jesus into their hearts and to give thanks- the true meaning of Christmas!

In Class This Week

Religion-                                                       

Language Arts- The students will:

Practice high frequency words: her, now, our, today, she, would

Spelling words: on. got, fox, pop, not, hop, block, flock, clap, plot

Phonics skills: short vowel o, beginning l blends, ck ending

Comprehension: sequencing, narrator, reading for fluency             

Writing: I can write a letter

Grammar: Elaboration with adjectives

Math: Students will be solving subtraction and addition sentences with problems making 10, Quarterly test

Math vocabulary- fact family

Homework:

Monday- Spelling 3x each

Tuesday- Subtraction

Wednesday- Spelling ABC order

Important Dates & Reminders

December 11th- 2p.m. dismissal

December 14th- Christmas musical 7-8 p.m., St. Peter’s church

December 15th- Angels in the Auction drop off 7:30-1 in the school library

December 20th-January 3rd- Christmas holiday

December 4th-8th

A Note From Mrs. Marsha

What a beautiful weekend to begin the month of December! For the next 2 1/2 weeks we will learn that Advent is a time to get ready to celebrate Jesus’ birth. The students will learn how to prepare themselves to welcome Jesus into their hearts and give thanks to God- the true meaning of Christmas! On Friday we will be going to the Kroger Center for the performance of Twas the Night Before Christmas. Please be at school by 8 a.m. 🙂 We will also be attending Mass at noon to celebrate the Feast of Immaculate Conception, please have your child in their dress uniform.

In Class This Week

Religion- The students will learn about Advent on the liturgical calendar and how we prepare ourselves to celebrate Jesus’ birthday. 

 

Language Arts- The students will:

The students will practice spelling words: grill, slip, slam, skip, spin, clip, clap, flip, plan

The students will practice high frequency words: animal, how, why, of, some, make

Phonics skill: short I, a, and beginning blends

Comprehension: Main idea and key details, ask and answer questions using pictures, reading for fluency

Grammar: using commas in a series, elaboration of sentences using adjectives

Writing: I can write a letter

Math: The students will be solving addition and subtraction word stories using a number bond and identifying and applying fact families.

Vocabulary- Fact Family

Social Studies: The students will explain the concept of scarcity and the way it effects goods and services

Homework:

Monday- Spelling 3x each

Tuesday- Subtraction fluency

Wednesday- ABC order spelling

Thursday- Fact families

*Leveled Reader every night

Important Dates & Reminders

December 8th- Kroger Center, Twas the Night Before Christmas, 8-11 *Noon Mass, dress uniform required

December 11th- 2 p.m. Dismissal

December 14th- Christmas music program, 7-8p.m. in the St. Peter’s Church

December 20th-January 3rd- Christmas holiday

 

November 27-December 1

A Note From Mrs. Marsha

Dear Families,

I hope everyone enjoyed their Thanksgiving holiday! The students should be ready to tackle the end of November. This week the students will focus on what in their lives are needs and wants. We will also discuss the meaning of scarcity and give thanks to the many blessings in our lives.

In Class This Week

Religion- The Lord’s Prayer

Language Arts- The students will..

Practice high frequency words- animal, how, make, some, why

Practice spelling words- will, in, it, sit, big, six

Comprehension- main idea and key details, informational text, glossary

Phonics- short vowel I, r blend words

Grammar- I can compare and contrast, commas

Social Studies- Students will discuss scarcity and the way it effects goods and services. The students will identify the ways families and communities communicate and cooperate to meet their needs and wants

Math- The students will use a number line to subtract

Homework-

Monday- Spelling 3x each

Tuesday- subtraction page

Wednesday- HF word page

Thursday- ABC order spelling words

Important Dates & Reminders

November 28th- Progress Reports issued

December 8th- Twas the Night Before Christmas, Kroger Center 8am-11am

December 11th- 2pm Dismissal

 

November 20-21

A Note From Mrs. Marsha

Happy Thanksgiving week! I enjoyed so much learning more about each of the student’s family with their project. The students went over and beyond my expectations-I was impressed!! This is definitely my favorite time of the year. The sweet smells of my mamaw’s pecan pie, the laughter from my uncles, praying together around the table, and cheering on the saints and cowboys. I have so much to be grateful for! I hope everyone enjoys being with their families; GOD is GOOD, ALL the TIME!

In Class This Week

Religion- The Lord’s Prayer

Language Arts: In class this week…

Spelling words: No words

Practice High Frequency words: Review

Comprehension: Retelling (Beginning, middle, end), setting, read for understanding, fictional vs. non-fiction

Grammar: Complete sentences

Writing: I can write a narrative

Math: The students will use a number line to solve subtraction sentences

Social Studies: The students will compare and contrast their lives to the lives of Native Americans and pilgrims

Homework- Spend time with family 🙂

Important Dates & Reminders

November 22-24: Thanksgiving break

November 28: Progress reports issued

Novemeber 13-17

A Note From Mrs. Marsha

This week the students will be learning about different Native American tribes and comparing their lives to our own. The students will be building subtraction fluency and practicing a new strategy everyday to solve subtraction sentences.

In Class This Week

Religion: Our Father Prayer

Language Arts: The students will…

Practice High frequency words: come, hear, away, said

Practice spelling words: bat, gas, egg, luck, sock, duck, me, will, dress, pass

Phonics skill: short vowel a, constant endings; ck, ss, gg

Comprehension:  Retell (Characters, BME, Setting, problem, solution)

Writing: I can compare and contrast

Grammar: complete sentences

Math: The students will use a strategy (count back, manipulatives, draw a picture) to subtract

Social Studies: Students will compare and contrast the lives of others to their own

Homework:

Monday- Spelling 3x each

Tuesday- Subtraction page

Wednesday- Jack and the Wolf, Journeys book

Thursday- ABC order spelling words

Important Dates & Reminders

November 13th- 2pm Dismissal

November 22nd-24th- Thanksgiving break

November 6-10

A Note From Mrs. Marsha

Parents, I enjoyed meeting with you Friday. I am so grateful for our partnership in supporting each child’s growth  academically, socially, and spiritually. The students will continue being scientist with our bat unit this week! This week we will focus on vocabulary and the meaning of words as well as reading for understanding and the elements of a fictional text. Please encourage your child to read the leveled reader your child brings home every night and talk about the main idea and don’t forget to PLAY .

In Class This Week

Religion: God sends his only son Jesus to save us and chooses Mary and Joseph to be his Earth family (Holy family).

Language Arts: The students will:

Practice high frequency words: call, every, hear, come, said, away

Spelling words: bad, an, can, had, cat, ran, block, back, pack, hiss

Phonics skills: short vowel sound a, constant qu, ck, ss,

Comprehension: Main idea, ask and answer questions about information, Informational text vs. fantasy, reading for fluency (expression)

Writing: I can write an opinion piece

Grammar: Complete Sentences

Math: Students will be solving subtraction number sentences using rekenreks

Science: Students will identify various characteristics and needs of animals and how their adaption help them fulfill those needs to survive

Homework:

Monday- Leveled reader every night, Spelling 3x each

Tuesday- ABC order spelling words

Wednesday- Bat sequence numbers

Important Dates & Reminders

November 13th- 2pm Dismissal

November 22-24- Thanksgiving break

October 30-November 3

A Note From Mrs. Marsha

The students will be scientists and begin a bat unit this week! The students will also be writing and building CVC words for review this week. Please read Bats every night and talk about what important information they are learning. Encourage tracking on words too! Please practice high frequency words and their meaning. We do this during morning meeting using the words in a sentence, anything to get them understanding the meaning of the word. The words are located on the back of your newsletter.

In Class This Week

Religion: God sends his only Jesus to save us and chooses Mary and Joseph to be his Earth family (Holy family). The meaning of the Our Father prayer, please practice at home.

Language Arts: This children will:

Practice high frequency words: Review

Spelling words: review

Phonics skills: short vowel sounds, constant qu , ck, ss, ack

Comprehension: Main idea, ask and answer questions about information, informational text vs. fantasy, reading for fluency (expression), and glossary

Writing: I can write to give information

Grammar: Adjectives, synonyms

Math: Students will be solving addition word problems using different strategies (counters, rekenreks, drawing a picture) then putting into addition sentence. Math vocabulary- addition sentence, related facts

Science/social studies: Students will identify characteristics and needs of animals and how their adaption help them fulfill those needs to survive

Homework:

Monday: Bats, order from greatest to least

Tuesday: Happy Halloween!

Wednesday: Bats

Important Dates & Reminders

November 3rs: Conferences, No School

 

October 23rd-27th

A Note From Mrs. Marsha

This week there will be no spelling test. The students will be reading short sentence stories and answering comprehension questions to build fluency. The students will also be writing and building CVC words for review this week. Please read Halloween Costume every night and have book talks. 🙂 Have a wonderful last full week of October!

In Class This Week

Reading: In Language Arts this week…

Spelling Words: Review

High frequency words: Review

Phonics skill: short vowel sounds, constant blend qu and ck

Comprehension: Main idea, retelling, reading for fluency , text features of informational text

Writing: I can write a narrative

Grammar: Adjectives and synonyms

Religion: God sent his only son Jesus to save us and chooses Mary and Joseph to be his Earth family (holy family). The meaning of the Our Father prayer, please practice at home

Math: The students will compare numbers using greater than less than and equal signs. The students will order numbers from least to greatest. The students will identify ordinal numbers. Unit test

Science: The students will write and draw the characteristics of Fall

Homework:

Monday- Halloween Costume

Tuesday- Halloween Costume, Acorn ordering

Wednesday- Halloween Costume 

Practice math facts and high frequency words

Important Dates & Reminders

Oct. 23rd- 2pm Dismissal

Oct. 26th- PTO Halloween Party 5pm-7pm

October 27th- No School, Teacher work day

November 3rd- Report Cards Issued, No school parent-teacher conferences

October 16th-October 20th

A Note From Mrs. Marsha

This week we will be doing lots of fun Fall hands on activities. Please practice the high frequency words flash cards that should stay in your child’s book bag. There will not be a Journey’s book going home this week. Instead there will be a leveled reader going home to practice every day entitled Fall.  Please read together and discuss events and the main idea. Encourage tracking of words too!

In Class This Week

Religion: St. Luke and St. John Pope 11

Language Arts: The children will:

Practice high frequency words: many, friend, full, pull, hold, good

Spelling words: pull, full, nut, bug, fun, rug, cut, run, one, spin

Phonics skills: short u, constant qu, and z

Comprehension: Main idea, Retelling (characters, BME, problem, solution, setting, and identifying text features of an informational text

Writing: I can write a narrative

Grammar: Adjectives, synonyms

Math: Students will identify greater than less than or equal to with 2 digit numbers. Students will order numbers from least to greatest.

Science: Students will discuss the characteristics of Fall

Homework:

Monday: Spelling sheet, Fall book

Tuesday: Greater than less then, Fall book

Wednesday: Fill in the blank sentences with spelling words, Fall book

Thursday- Draw and write a sentence to tell what the main idea of the Fall book is

Important Dates & Reminders

October 23rd: Early dismissal, 2pm

October 26th: PTO Halloween Party 5:30pm-7pm

October 27th: In service, No School

October 10th-13th

A Note From Mrs. Marsha

Dear Families,

Grandparent’s Day was such a success! The children were full of excitement having their loved ones in their classroom. I think your child’s grandparent or special person were very impressed on how “grown-up” they behaved and how much learning they do too!  And to top it all off, the Three Little Pigs play sponsored by Porkchop Productions, was a wonderful way to end our morning filled with laughter.

We have a very busy week ahead. On Wednesday the Pet Blessing will be at 2:30 pm on the soccer field. You may bring your pet or a picture of your pet.

On Thursday K-5, 1st, and 2nd grade will be walking to the Firefighter parade located downtown on Main Street. We will leave the school at 10:30 am. Your child’s permission slip will go home in their Tuesday folder- PLEASE PLEASE sign and return on Wednesday.

On Friday at 9:30 am on the soccer field St. Peter’s will be a living rosary, feel free to join!  

In Class This Week

Language Arts-  The children will…

Practice high frequency words- friend, many, good, pull, full, hold

Practice spelling words- up, bug, mud, hut, nut, pull, full, hug, tub

Phonics skill- short vowel e

Comprehension- Main idea, retelling a story (BME, characters, setting, problem, solution), fantasy

Grammar- adjectives

Writing- I can write a narrative, students will be finishing their narrative piece this week!

Math: Students will use a number line to 12 to count on and count back to any given number. Students will identify a number that is just before, between, and just after. Students will compare numbers to 12 using math vocabulary and signs greater than, equal too, or less than.

Social Studies: Students will illustrate and discuss the different elements of community life.

Religion: Prayers of the Rosary and mysteries of the Rosary

Important Dates & Reminders

October 9th- No School, Columbus Day

October 11th- Pet blessing, 2:30 pm

October 12th- Firefighter Parade 10:30 am-12 pm

October 13th- Living Rosary, 9:30 am on the soccer field

October 18th- Picture Day

October 20th- 7:30am-9am “coffee break” for grades 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, located in the Library

October 23rd- 2pm Dismissal

October 26th- 5:30pm-7pm PTO Halloween Party

October 27th- In-service Day, No school