The second seek of Advent began with our class leading the All School Mass. The children sang, read, and behaved like angels. Our class learned that Mary was chosen to be the Mother of the Savior, Jesus Christ. We pray the Hail Mary to honor Mary. God chooses people to care for us, just like he choose Mary and Joseph to care for Jesus. God wants each of us to be loved and cared for and the children are learning to express an appreciation for the love and care for others, especially our families. We read about Our Lady of Guadalupe appearing to St, Juan Diego near modern day Mexico City. It took two miracles to convince the bishop to believe Juan’s story. Our lady of Guadalupe is patroness of the Americas.
Journal writing began our week. We continue practicing writing sentences : start with a capital letter, use spaces between words, and end with an end mark. Children wrote a story about their spaceman and composed a Christmas letter . Words Their Way word work, practicing sight words and handwriting practice continues weekly.Our read -alouds have all been Christmas related.
We continue working on fact families, related addition and subtraction facts. We also are using a variety of subtraction strategies and learning to use the word difference as the answer to a subtraction sentence.
WE DID IT!! The SFX First Graders blasted off to the moon, with the assistance our own Mission Control , explored the moon, brought back soil and rock samples and thoroughly enjoyed themselves.
REMINDERS; First Graders are participating in the Christmas Concert Monday morning at 10 a.m. Children should wear holiday/dress-up clothes. Please return permissions slips for FOLLOW THE STAR!
2nd WEEK OF ADVENT ANGELS AT MASS BLAST OFF !! ASTRONAUTS BLASTING OFF!! EXPLORING THE MOON GREAT MISSION SOIL AND ROCKS GREAT MISSIONGIFT BAGS