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Monday: School is Closed
Tuesday: Please complete Homework in folder.
*Scholastic Book Code: HBWD3.
REMINDER: It is so very important that your child recognize all the sight words, count to 100, identify the numbers 0-20, and display quick recall of our addition facts through 5. Please continue to practice these skills several times a week.
January 16, 2021
Another great week in K-1! We have been praying a special Novena for Mr. Schoenfield. We received news that he was discharged from the hospital on Thursday. Please continue to keep him in your prayers. We really miss him!
Mrs. Hoffman is a tricky one. On Friday, she had the children sing Happy Birthday to me. (While outside on Thursday, she had them sign a card. I cannot believe not one child told me!!!!) She also brought in some special snacks for the children and us to share. So very nice!
Our classroom is always filled with laughter, love, and fun. Each child is growing at their own pace and learning how to love as Jesus loves. I thank God each day for the gift of your children. I am so blessed to be with them and to watch them grow.
If your child is absent from school, it is imperative that you send in a written excuse, in your child’s folder, the day your child returns. I realize we may know the reason for your child’s absence, but by law, we are required to keep all written excuses on file for the year. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
Here is what we did this week:
RELIGION: We began our week learning that Jesus is the Good Shepherd and we are his sheep. I hope your child was able to retell the Bible story with their paper cutouts. Each child should understand that Jesus always loves them. We also learned a lot about St. John Bosco.
MATH: We are continuing to work with numbers through 20. Counting this many objects can sometimes be a little difficult. As your child counts objects, both real and on paper, please be mindful that they give each object a number. We also spent time “decomposing” numbers. This can also be a little tricky for some, but a lot of fun for others. Here are some examples: 15 = 10 + 5; 18 = 7 + ___. Give your child a given number of counters. Write that number on paper. Have your child break the amount into two parts. This is “decomposing.” We have also been working with “composing” number sentences. This seems to be a little easier for most children. Here are some examples: 7 + 3 = 10, 12 + 4 = 16. We always use either real counters or pictures on paper. You can practice both of these skills at home with your child.
LANGUAGE ARTS: Theme: Trees Essential Question: How do living things change as they grow?
Letter of the Week: Ee New Words: my, are, with, he Decodable Words: Ed, pet, ten, den, net, met Word Ring Words: my, are, with, he, a, like, I, can, the, we, see, to, and, go, you, do, red, yellow, blue, green, purple, orange, brown, black, zero, one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, circle, square, triangle, rectangle, oval, diamond
We have been spending time blending sounds together to read words. It is important that your child be able to identify the “beginning sound,” “middle sound,” and “ending sound” in words. We are also practicing rhyming words, syllables, and sentences. These are very important Kindergarten skills. Reinforcing these skills at home will really benefit your child while learning to read.
We are now spending time writing full sentences to tell about a picture. Your child is learning to begin each sentence with a capital letter, use spacing between words, and include an ending mark. (. ? !) The children are also becoming more confident in “sounding out” or “blending sounds” to help them spell words. This is an area in which you will see a lot of growth throughout the year.
CENTERS: Build Snowman words; Winter Puzzles; Snowman words; Number Subitizing; Penguin words; Clothespin Addition; Teacher Table
SOCIAL STUDIES/SCIENCE: We spent time learning about Martin Luther King, Jr.
Classroom Art: Eskimos, Penguins, and Snowmen
Here is a look at the week of January 18th:
Religion: Learn we are all loved by God. We will also learn about St. Stephen.
Math: Greater than, less than, one more, one less, ordering numbers through 20.
Language Arts: Theme: Fresh from the Farm Essential Question: What kind of things grow on a farm? Letters of the Week: Ff & Rr New Words: my, are, with, he Decodable Words: fin, fed, fan, rip, rat, rod
Classroom Art: flag and rainbow fish
God bless! Enjoy your week.
*More parent information can be found online at www.stjaneschool.com/parents/
UNIFORMS: All uniforms must by purchased from Flynn &O’Hara.
This is the Gym uniform which must be worn on all gym days. It may also be worn everyday during the specific times of the year.
- Boys & Girls: First day of school through October 31 and April 1 to the end of the school year: green T-shirt with school logo, black mesh shorts with school logo, white socks, all white sneakers(including laces/velcro).
- November 1 through March 31: green T-shirt with school logo, grey sweatpants with school logo, white socks, all white sneakers(including laces/velcro). Optional: grey sweatshirt with school logo.
- GIRLS: May not wear nail polish or hoop/dangle earrings. Options from first day of school through Oct. 31 and April 1 till the end of the school year: Tan skort or shorts, green golf shirt with school logo, white socks, all white sneakers and laces/velcro.
- The following must be worn from November 1 through March 31, but may be worn at any other time during the year: Plaid jumper, white Peter Pan collar long or short sleeve blouse; dark green knee socks/tights; black or brown leather-like non-skid dress shoes(heels no higher than one inch); dark green sweater is an option. Option 2: Tan pants, green golf shirt with school logo; brown, dark green, or tan socks; black or brown leather-like non-skid dress shoes(heels no higher than one inch).
- BOYS: May be worn from the first day of school through October 31 and April 1 till the end of the school year: Tan shorts; green golf shirt with school logo; white socks; all white sneakers(including laces/velcro).
- The following must be worn from November 1 through March 31, but may be worn at any other time during the year: Tan dress pants; green golf shirt with school logo; brown, dark green, or tan socks; black or dark brown leather-like non-skid dress shoe.