Happy Advent! Your child should be coming home every day and asking you what Good Deeds that they can do to help you. Perhaps you would like to “put up your feet” and let your child do the dishes, fold the laundry or sweep the floor. At the very least, they should be making their bed and cleaning their room. Maybe they can read to a sibling. They should have lots of ideas.
We had a wonderful day celebrating the Feast of St. Nicholas on December 6th which included a visit from St. Nicholas himself. The Grinch ballet will be a treat for Friday. This newsletter will cover the curriculum for the next two weeks. There will NOT be a Spelling Test the week of 12/16/18-12/20/18.
There will be a Christmas Party on Friday, December 20th. Christine and Eli’s Moms are in charge of the party; please reach out to them if you would like to help. The children will wear their PAJAMAS at the Christmas Party; they may wear their PJs to school, but please make sure that they still wear their tennis shoes and socks (no slippers) for safety reasons.
On a final note, there will be plenty of practices for the Christmas Music Program and Strength and Movement over the next two weeks. Please join us for both events. My prayer for you is that you are blessed with the gift of Peace this Advent and Christmas season.
Advent-Good Deeds & Peace on Earth Project
The Feast of the Immaculate Conception
The Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe
Christmas Religious Traditions
Christmas Spelling Words:
St. Nicholas, lights, Advent, peace, carols, holiday, reindeer, Jesus, Mary, Joseph, Nativity, Merry Christmas, hope, giving, joy
Spelling Test: Friday, December 13th
|ENGLISH/WRITING:Proper Nouns/Common Nouns/Strong Verbs/Juicy Adjectives
Writing Christmas Stories
Writing Christmas Poetry: rhythm and rhyme
Writing in Complete Sentences
Editing for CAPS (Capitalization, Agreement, Punctuation and Spelling)
|READING:Story Predictions (look for a pattern)
Reading is Thinking: Questioning, Visualizing and Summarizing
Making Connections (text to text, text to self, text to world)
Christmas Stories & Poetry
Christmas Songs: a song is like a poem that is set to music.
Rhythms and Rhymes help us read!
Main Ideas and Details
|SCIENCE:Smart Animals and how they communicate.
Surveys, Data and Graphs
|SOCIAL STUDIES:Christmas Traditions around the World
Data and Graphs (Explorer Teams and Their Discoveries)
Adding & Subtracting Two-Digit Numbers with Regrouping or Borrowing
Estimating and Rounding
Data and Graphs (integrated with Science and Social Studies)
Predict (look for a pattern)
|HOMEWORK:Study Spelling Words
Math Fact Flashcards (flashcards are in their backpacks). Please record the minutes.
Read Together and discuss books! Record on Weekly Reading Logs and turn in on Tuesday.
Reminders & Important Dates:
PLEASE RETURN THE SIGNED PROGRESS REPORT IF YOU HAVE NOT ALREADY DONE SO.
Mon., Dec. 9th: Early Dismissal 2:00 PM
Mass Uniform: Mon. 12/9 and Wed., 12/11 &12/18
Thurs., Dec. 12th, 6:30 PM: Our Lady of Guadalupe Mass & Celebration: PLEASE JOIN US-Some 2nd Graders will be dancing.
Fri., Dec. 13th: Grinch Ballet Koger Trip
Mon., Dec. 16th, 1:00: Strength and Movement Presentation- Neglia Hall-PLEASE JOIN US!
Thurs., Dec. 18th: Christmas Music Program: Students report to Neglia Hall at 6:30; Program begins at 7:00 PM
Christmas Break: Begins at 11:30 AM on Fri., Dec. 20th-ends Jan. 2nd