November 18-22

Great Things are Happening in First Grade!

Weekly Newsletter- November 18-22, 2019

In class this week…

Religion: In religion this week, we are learning stories from the Old Testament such as The Prophet Elijah, and Daniel and the King. We continue to reinforce the process of praying the Rosary. We utilize Jesus Calling each day to discuss scripture, and introduce a new Saint daily.

Reading:  The class will spend this week learning about R blend patterns, and L blends. We will be reading a story called How Animals Communicate. We are discussing plot, setting, and characters in a narrative. Students are able to work daily in their differentiated reading groups, and are able to participate and visualize during whole class Read Alouds.

Language Arts: (Grammar and Writing):   This week in ELA we will be working on writing the upper and lower cases of “K and L”. We will be reinforcing basic writing strategies like holding our paper and pencil correctly, while sitting up straight with our feet on the floor. We continue to work in our Interactive Notebooks each day, utilizing various prompts to enhance and perfect our writing skills. In grammar, we are discussing the Subject (the naming part) of a sentence as well as the Predicate (the telling part).

Math:  We are working on subtraction strategies. We are continuing to work in differentiated math groups to best engage students on their individual math levels.

Science: We are working on Parts of Plant, and how plants help keep God’s creation, the Earth, alive and thriving! Our class will continue to monitor the growth of our potted plants!

Social Studies:  We are learning all about the First Thanksgiving.

Reminders:

**Please send in headphones with your child’s name on them to use during centers.

*** If you ARE interested in being a Mystery Reader in the months of December, or January, please email me. I will let you know available dates with a response back so that we can put you into our Mystery Reader schedule! The kids LOVE this part of our Fridays, so please feel free to join us!  ***

-Please check the comments section of blue folders for individual comments on your child’s weekly progress.

Snacks and lunches are encouraged to have healthy options and items that have protein so that students may focus and power thru the remainder of the school day after lunch.

IMPORTANT DATES:
-Picture Money or Pictures Due.  If you paid online, please send in the envelope indicating this.

Thanksgiving Break: Wednesday, Nov.27th-Return Monday, December 2nd

Permission Slip with a $10 student cost is due for the Koger Center for Friday, December 13th:  Ballet Performance of Grinch:  8:10-11:30 AM

Thursday PE Uniform: Arrive by 7:50!

Monday, Dec. 9th: 8:30 Special School Mass for “The Feast of the Immaculate Conception”

Monday, December 9th:  2:00 Early Dismissal

Monday, December 16th: 1:00 Strength and Movement Presentation-Neglia Hall; Please join!

Thursday, December 19th: 7 PM Christmas Music Program in the Basilica. Students report to Neglia Hall at 6:30 PM.

Friday, December 20th 11:30 Dismissal  NO ASP

Christmas Break until Monday, Jan. 6th (Feast of the Epiphany)