Great Things are Happening in First Grade!
Weekly Newsletter- December 16-20 , 2019
In class this week…
Religion: In religion this week, we are in the beginnings of the New Testament. In addition to discussing Advent as a season of waiting and rejoicing, we are discussing the reason for Christmas. We will be reading classic Holiday stories and making connections to those stories and the examples of Jesus. 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 reviewing all concepts and phonics patterns we have learned this year in reading.
Language Arts: (Grammar and Writing): This week in ELA we will be reviewing all grammar and writing concepts we have learned this year.
Math: This week in math we will be reviewing all the concepts we have learned this year. We are continuing to work in differentiated math groups to best engage students on their individual math levels.
Science: This week in science we will be reviewing all the concepts we have learned this year.
Social Studies: We are learning all about Holidays Around the World- this week discussing many of the stories that help us celebrate Christmas (The Night Before Christmas, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, The Grinch, Frosty the Snowman).
–We have one helper who has volunteered to organize our holiday party, but are still in need of one more. Please let me know if you are interested.
–If you have not signed up for the Remind 101 app, please do so- I use this app weekly to communicate small bits of information to parents.
–Please send in headphones with your child’s name on them to use during centers.
-Send students in Mass Uniform this Thursday Evening, December 19th for the Holiday Music Performance.
—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.
–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. PLEASE SUBMIT PERMISSION FORMS IF OR IF NOT YOUR CHILD WILL BE PARTICIPATING.
–Friday, December 20th 11:30 Dismissal NO ASP
-Friday, December 20th– students may wear PJS to school
–Christmas Break until Monday, Jan. 6th (Feast of the Epiphany)
-Tuesday, January 7th– Reading MAP Assessment
-Wednesday, January 8th– Math MAP Assessment