Class News 11/1/19

November 1, 2019 Class News 

We had a fun week filled with Halloween and All Saints Day Mass! Take a look at all we did!

Sight Words: Our two sight words this week: as and are. Next week we will learn with and his.

Phonics: During our Words Their Way phonics lesson this week we reviewed the letters /c/ /h/ /f/and /d/.  We cut our “sort” cards, sorted them by beginning sounds, glued them on a graphic organizer and lastly drew and spelled our own words that begin with c, h, f and d. We love to come up with new words that begin with our letters of the week! Especially when “candy” and “Halloween” begin with those letters!

Literacy centers: This week we continued reading groups, sight word center, independent library center, and iPad center. At the phonics center, students “wrote the room.” They carried around clip boards and found Halloween words which they copied down on their recording sheet. We are busy working on finger spaces and writing in mostly lowercase letters! In reading groups, we continue to use our “Eagle Eye” to observe picture clues and word clues to make predictions about what the story will be about.

Writers Workshop: On Wednesday, we read the story “Room on the Broom” and wrote about what animal or person we would want to have ride on our broom! We continue to work on finger spaces, writing with lowercase letters, and using punctuation at the end of our sentence.

Math: Students were excited to practice estimating with candy corn! Each table group had a jar with candy corns and had to work as a group to make their best guess on how many candy corns were in the jar! We then counted the candy corns to see if their estimation matched up. We continue to focus on “one more” when counting numbers 1-10. We are also working hard on problem solving in our math journals. Students love to critically think about questions, solve them independently, and share with the class under the document camera!

Religion: The entire kindergarten and 7th grade put on the All Saints Day mass on Thursday! The kindergarteners colored pictures of different Saints and processed with them into the mass with their buddies. Great job to those students who sang, read, were greeters, and bell ringers! Students loved participating in the liturgy. We are Christ-centered students! (SLE)

 Common Core Standards we’re working on:

  • I can read common sight words.
  • I can read emergent level text with purpose and understanding.
  • With prompting and support, I can ask and answer questions about key details in text.
  • I can spell simple words phonetically.
  • I can read CVC words.
  • I can count and divide words into syllables.
  • I can speak audibly and express thoughts, feelings and ideas clearly.
  • I can read the words in a book in the right order.
  • I can tell how the words and pictures go together in stories.
  • I can say the most common sound for each consonant in the alphabet.
  • I can draw or write to help me share what I think.
  • I can help my class learn about a subject and then write about it.
  • I can print lots of upper and lowercase letters.
  • I can write numbers from 0-20.
  • I can count up to 10 to tell how many things are in a group.
  • I can understand that the last thing I count tells the number of things in a group.
  • I can name the number for each thing in a group as I count them.

 Important Dates:

  • Friday, November 8th – Parent-Teacher Conferences (Students do not attend)
  • Monday, November 11th – Veteran’s Day, No school
  • Thursday, November 21st – Dress Uniform, Grandparents and Special Friends Day (Grades 2-5)
  • Monday, November 25th – All school Thanksgiving Mass, Dress Uniform
  • Wednesday, November 27th – Friday, November 29th, Thanksgiving Holiday, No school

 Important Information:

  • The 6thgraders are putting on a food drive to stock up the St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry. The drive is from now through Monday, November 25th. Thank you in advance for your help!
  • John School and Parish are very excited to announce a partnership with Unbound-a charity that allows us to directly help children in need. Kindergarten will sponsor Bruno.  He is from Bolivia and speaks Spanish!  He is 5 years old and enjoys playing ball, putting together puzzles and watching television. Senora Blanca will incorporate lessons where she will create a class letter in Spanish to send to Bruno throughout the year. Every first Friday of the month your child is welcome to bring in a $1 donation and make cards or write letters to Bruno. If you have any additional questions, please let me know. Thank you! Your support will help Bruno get a wonderful education and new pen pals from Seattle.

Best,

Miss Williamson