This week the children learned about Jesus beginning his mission on earth, showing us how much God loves us and how we can respond to that love. He goes to a wedding and expresses, through the sign of a miracle, the fullness of his life is bringing. Christians have always seen in this miracle at the Wedding of Cana a blessing on the love expressed in marriage. Our promise celebrates the children’s own growing ability to love. Every child made a PRAYER BEAR to remind them of the joy they can bring others through prayer.
Students continue working towards their Word Detective badges. They are taking a closer look at words, They break long words into smaller parts, pay attention to the beginning of the word, and break the ending off the words. Fluency and comprehension were the focus while reading ANIMALS IN WINTER After reading THE MYSTERY OF THE RED MITTEN students worked on the parts of a story: the main idea, what happened and the conclusion. Words Their Way word work, sight work practice and Handwriting practice continued. Partner and Independent reading are woven into our days.
The class was tested on Plane and Solid shapes and performed well. We started Chapter 8, Spatial sense and patterns. We began learning and using position words. Over, under, between, right , and left are some of the new position words.
Penguins, the “cool” unusual bird of the Southern Hemisphere is our current Unit of Study for Science. Our students will learn about types if penguins and where and how they live. As a bonus, students will gain an appreciation of the fragile environment found on the Earth’s southernmost continent, Antartica. We began with a Penguin glyph and making Penguin Pocket Books to store factual information, original stories, and creative art projects.
Next week is Catholic Schools Week,
Sunday: Family Mass at 9:30am. Come in uniform and then join us for Open House immediately following Mass.
Monday: Pajama Day
Tuesday: Rainbow Day First Graders wear orange
Wednesday: Wild and Wacky Wednesday- be creative, wild, and colorful includes hats and hair
Thursday – College Gear Day/Favorite Team Day
Friday: Uniform wth green and gold accessories Mass at 10am
CREATIVE NECKLACES PENGUIN GLYPHS MORE PENGUIN GLYPHS HAPPY BIRTHDAY BOYS READING TO PENGUINS READING TO PENGUINSMYSTERY READER