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Parents: Please be mindful that we have a child with a severe peanut/nut allergy in our classroom.
Important Events this week:
- Monday – No School
- Tuesday – Return Library books
- Wednesday – Bring something small for Show & Tell
- Thursday – 8:15 Mass
- Friday – I will be sending home January writing and journals. Please enjoy reading them. It is very important both be sent back on Monday.
- Scholastic Book Code: HBWD3. March orders due by Feb. 28th. (New order coming home Tuesday.)
February 16, 2019
Wow! This has been another crazy weather week! I am looking forward to the next full week of school. The children loved exchanging Valentines on Thursday. Lots of excitement throughout the day. A special “thank you” to our moms who helped make this snack special.
Kindergarten is filling up quickly for next year. If you know someone that might be interested in sending their child to our school, please have them call the Office to set up a time for a tour.
Next year, we will be offering two options for our 4 year old Pre-K. We will offer a 5 Day full day or a 5 Day half day. Before Care is available each morning. After Care is available in the afternoon for the Full Day program only. If you know anyone who might be interested in attending our Pre-K, please have them call the Office to set up an appointment. We are so excited to be offering these opportunities for Pre-K! (We will not be offering a 3 year old program.)
Homework: Monday – No school Tuesday – Reading together Wednesday – Math Thursday – Read together
Just a reminder: If your child is absent from school, please call the Office. I must receive a written excuse on the day your child returns. I must keep these notes on file for a year.
Here is what we did this week:
RELIGION: We all make mistakes and need to ask for forgiveness. It is also important for us to forgive others. Sometimes, we purposely do the wrong thing. This is call a “sin.” Jesus will always forgive us if we are sorry for our actions. The children listened to the story about Zacchaeus. Ask your child to retell it to you. The story can also be found in their “Child’s Bible” which was sent home early in the year.
MATH: As we continue to work with the numbers 0-20, your child should be able to recognize and write these numbers. Many of the children are now able to recognize all the numbers to 100! Continue to practice quick recall of addition facts through 5. Please continue to practice addition facts through 6. The next challenge for your child is to learn their addition facts for 7. Please add these to the other facts: 0+7=, 1+6=, 2+5=, 3+4=, 4+3=, 5+2=, 6+1=, 7+0=
Teaching young children to identify numbers in various ways is a year-long adventure. In our classroom, we use many various tools/manipulatives to help us learn and identify numbers. Their happy faces and sense of accomplishment make math so much fun!
LANGUAGE ARTS: Theme: What’s the Weather Essential Question: What happens in different kinds of weather?
Unit 6 words: is, little, was, she, triangle, rectangle, oval, diamond
Words your child must know: I, red, can, the, we, see, a, like, to, and, go, you, do, my, are, with, he, red, yellow, blue, green, orange, purple, black, brown, zero, one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, square, circle
Blending Practice: fan hen rock hat lab led kick rib him bed fed sob lot Ken
Our letter this week was Kk. We identified pictures and words that contain the beginning k sound and ending ck sound. We practiced printing these letters correctly. We made a “king.”
We review all letters and the vowels each day. At this time, your child should be able to write any letter of the alphabet that you say. Please continue to read with your child on a daily basis. Be sure to practice all our sight words. When practicing the letters and sounds, please make a sound and ask your child to tell you the letter. Some children are able to recognize the letters, but when asked to write a dictated letter, they are unable to do it without looking at the alphabet for help. Have your child practice reading CVC words by stretching out the sounds. Here are some examples: hog, fan, pet, sun, tin. It is also very important that your child recognize and produce rhyming words.
We are concentrating on writing good sentences. Sentences must make sense. They begin with a capital letter, have spaces between words, and end with either a period, question mark, or exclamation point. Please help your child to identify nouns (person, place, animal, thing) and verbs (action words).
CENTERS: Computers; iPads; Writing; Library; Listening; Monthly Art (hearts); 100 boards; STEM
SOCIAL STUDIE: We learned about George Washington and Abe Lincoln. The children loved making their heads and putting their faces in them!
SCIENCE: We discussed various types of weather and how to protect yourself.
STUDENT OF THE WEEK: Our Student of the Week is Keith. He is our last one. He was so patient as he waited for his turn!
Thought for the week: Let your smile change the world, but don’t let the world change your smile.
God Bless and have a wonderful week!
October Fun in K-1: Copy and put on your search bar. http://www.smilebox.com/playBlog/4e4459314f4463774e6a4d3d0d0a&blogview=true
September School Days: Copy and put on your search bar. http://www.smilebox.com/playBlog/4e4459314e5463354e44673d0d0a&blogview=true
*More parent information can be found online at www.stjaneschool.com/parents/
Did you know…Phonemic Awareness is done orally and without print. Phonemic awareness is the knowledge that words are made up of individual sounds. It is also the knowledge of how to manipulate these sounds through blending the sounds, rhyming, syllables, and segmenting the sounds.
Phonics is the connection between sounds and letter symbols. Children start by learning the individual sounds letters can make. They progress toward looking for patterns within words and how combinations of letters produce various sounds.
Fluencyis a reader’s ability to read with expression, accuracy, and speed. Not only do readers need to be able to recognize and decode words, they must also understand the words as they are being read.
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.