Sunday, December 10, 2017

What's Happening This Week----December 11th Through December 15th

Kindergarten
Phonics----The Kindergarten students will continue their study of the sound that the letter "Ii" makes----keyword----inch.  Then, the students will learn the sound that the letter "Ss" makes----keyword----sun.  The students will learn that the letter "Ii" is a vowel letter and the letter "Ss" is a consonant letter.
Reading----The Kindergarten students will be reading "Ii" words, for example: pin, in, tip and lip.  Then, the students will be reading "Ss" words.  The students will read the following "Ss" words:  sap, sit, gas, sip, sat, stop, spot, slot, spin, snip, slit, last, slat, gasp, slip, slim and slit.  A phonics booklet--"Stan's Pigs" will be read.
Handwriting----The Kindergarten students will be printing the letters "Ii" and "Ss".
Math----The Kindergarten students will be counting objects, "Using the Number Line", "Ordinals: First to Tenth" and "Number Patterns".
Religion----In Chapter 14, the Kindergarten students will learn about "Christmas".
Science----The Kindergarten students will learn that "Plants Need Animals to Move Seeds".  The students will also learn about the "Day Sky" and the "Night Sky".

First Grade
Reading----The First Grade students will be reading the booklet----"At the Fish Shop". The words in the booklet---"At the Fish Shop" are from the story---"Fun With Fish".  Then, the students will read the story "I Am a Butterfly". The "I Am a Butterfly" story is in the third book in the First Grade reading series.
English----The First Grade students will be reviewing----"Naming Yourself Last", "Pronouns", "What a Sentence Is?", "Question Sentences", "Telling Sentences" and "Nouns".
Spelling----The First Grade students will review the spelling words in Units 13-17.
Writing----The First Grade students will be writing their own spelling word sentences.  The students will also be writing their own "Elf" and "Nativity" story.
Math----The First Grade students will be learning about "Tally Marks" and "Picture Graphs".  Then, the students will begin a unit about "Money" . "Rocket Math" worksheets will continue to be done.
Social Studies----The students will learn about "Getting Goods and Services" and "Picture Graphs".
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Sunday, December 3, 2017

What's Happening This Week----December 4th Through December 8th

Kindergarten

Phonics----The Kindergarten students will learn the sound that the letter "Ii" makes----keyword----inch.  The students will learn that the letter :Ii" is a vowel letter.

Reading----The Kindergarten students will be reading the phonics booklet-----"Hop on the Mop".  The students will also be reading "Ii" words.  Some of the "Ii" words to be read will be:  pig, pin, lip, tip, hit, lit, it, in, tin, him, pit, till, ill and hip.
Handwriting----The Kindergarten students will be printing the letter "Ii" and phonics words.
Math----The Kindergarten students will learn about the terms "Fewer, Fewest and Most",  The students will also learn about a "Number Line" and :"Ordinals:  First to Tenth".
Religion----The Kindergarten students will learn about "Advent".
Science----The Kindergarten students will learn about how "Animals and Plants Live Together".

First Grade

Reading----The First Grade students will read the story "Fun With Fish" and the phonics booklet------"At the Fish Shop".
English----The First Grade students will be reviewing "Nouns, Special Nouns, Naming Yourself Last, Pronouns, Parts of a Sentence and What a sentence is".
Spelling----In Unit 17, the First Grade students will learn spelling words with the "ch" and "sh" sound.  This week's spelling words are: ship, chin, much, chop, wish and shop.  The Challenge Words is : shoe.Math----The First Grade students will continue their study of "Time".  The students will continue working on their "Rocket Math" worksheets.
Social Studies----The students will learn about "Goods and Services" and "Jobs That Help Others".


Sunday, November 26, 2017

What's Happening This Week----November 27th Through December 1st

Just a Reminder:
Sunday, December 3rd-----the Christmas Program after 10:00 Mass, in the gym.  Students should wear Sunday clothes or their school clothes.
Kindergarten
Phonics----
The Kindergarten students will continue their study of the sound that the letter "Mm" makes----keyword----monkey.  The students will learn that the letter "Mm" is a consonant letter.
Reading----The Kindergarten students will read phonics words that contain the sound of the letter "Mm".  The students will also be reading the phonics booklet----"Hop on the Mop".
Handwriting----The Kindergarten students will be printing the letter "Mm" and phonics words.
Math----The Kindergarten students will be counting objects and learning about the terms----"More", "Fewer" and "Fewest and Most".
Religion----The Kindergarten students will learn that "We Learn About God With Our Friends".
Science----The Kindergarten students will learn about "Homes For Animals"---animal habitats and "Animals and Plants Together" in the same habitat.

First Grade
Phonics----The First Grade students will be reviewing the sounds of "sh" and "ch".
Reading----The First Grade students will read the stories----"Try Your Best" and "Fun With Fish". The students will also be reading the booklets "Just One More" and "At the Fish Shop".
English----The First Grade students will learn about "Pronouns" and "Words That Mean the Same".
Spelling----In Unit 16, the First Grade students will learn words that "Double the Final Consonant".  This week's spelling words are:  will, egg, grass, tell, miss and well.  This week's Challenge Word is:  guess.
Math----The First Grade students will learn about "Time to the Half-Hour", "Patterns Using Time", "Elapsed Time", "Estimate Time" and "Order Events".
Social Studies----The First Grade students will learn about "Natural Resources" and being "A Good Helper".



Sunday, November 19, 2017

What's Happening This Week-----November 20th Through N0vember 21st

Kindergarten

Phonics----The Kindergarten students will continue their study  of the sound that the letter "Mm" makes----keyword----monkey.  The students will learn that the letter "Mm" is a consonant letter.
Reading----The Kindergarten students will be reading words that contain the letter "Mm", such as, man, mom, mat, mop and map.  The students will also be reading color words and the phonics booklet----"Hop on the Mop".
Handwriting----The Kindergarten students will be printing the letter "Mm".  The students will also be printing their first name and phonics words.
Math----The Kindergarten students will continue learning about the numbers 1-10 and the term "More".
Religion----The Kindergarten students will learn that "We Learn About God With Our Friends".
Science----The Kindergarten students will learn about "Habitats".
Social Studies----The Kindergarten students will continue learning about "The First Thanksgiving".


First Grade

Reading----The First Grade students will be reading the story "Try Your Best".

English----The First Grade students will be learning that "We Name Yourself Last".

Math----The First Grade students will be learning to "Tell Time to the Half-Hour".

Social Studies----The First Grade students will continue learning about "The First Thanksgiving".

Sunday, November 12, 2017

What's Happening This Week----November 13th Through November 17th

Kindergarten

Phonics----The Kindergarten students will continue learning the sound that the letter "Nn" makes----keyword----nest.  The students will learn that the letter "Nn" is a consonant letter.  Then, the students will learn the sound that the letter "Mm" makes----keyword----monkey.  The students will learn that the letter "Mm" is a consonant letter.

Reading----The Kindergarten students will be reading words that have the letters "Ll", "Oo", "Gg", "Hh", "Tt", "Pp", "Aa", "Nn" and "Mm"---- all the letters that the students have been learning thus far this school year.    The students will continue to read color words.

Handwriting----The Kindergarten students will be printing the letters "Nn" and "Mm".  The students will also be printing phonics words and their first name.

Math----The Kindergarten students will be learning the terms----"As Many As", "More", "Fewer" and "Fewest and Most".  The students will also be counting and printing numbers 1-10.

Religion----The Kindergarten students will be learning that "We Learn About God With Our Families" and "We Learn About God With Our Friends".

Science----The Kindergarten students will learn about "Plant Parts" and about how "Plants Grow and Change".

Social Studies----The Kindergarten students will learn about the "Pilgrims" and the "First Thanksgiving".

First Grade

Phonics----The First Grade students will be learning words that are from the "or" word family.

Reading----The First Grade students will be reading the story---"Where Do Frogs Come From?' and the booklet----"Frank From Moss Pond".  Both these stories contain the "Words To Remember"----eat, from, gone, grows, or and two.  Then, the students will be reading the story----"Try Your Best" and the booklet----"Just One More".  Both these stories contain the "Words To Remember"----be, good, Mr., need, our, right, saw, time and try.

Writing----The First Grade students will be writing a story about the "Pilgrims".

Spelling----In Unit 15, the First Grade students will learn spelling words that contain the "st" sound.  This week's spelling words are:  nest, fast, stop, must, step and best. This week's challenge word is:  stick.

English----The First Grade students will be learning about "Special Nouns"----nouns that name special people, animals or places.  All these special nouns begin with a capital letter.  Then, the students will learn about "Naming Yourself Last".

Math----The First Grade students will be reviewing "Tens and Ones". Then, the students will be learning about "Time"---to the "Hour" and the "Half Hour".  "Rocket Math" will continue to be done.

Social Studies----The First Grade students will be learning about the "Pilgrims" and about the "First Thanksgiving".









Sunday, October 29, 2017

What's Happening This Week----October 30th Through November 3rd

Halloween----Please send your child's Halloween costume to school, in a sack, on Tuesday, October 31st.  That way, your child will be prepared to change into their Halloween costume when their classmates change into their costume.  If you plan on bringing your child's Halloween costume to school when you come to help at the Halloween Party, something may come up and you may run late to school.  Then, the child gets worried that they won't be changing into their costume, in time for the Halloween Parade, and the child starts crying. Thanks for your understanding and help in this matter, by sending your child's Halloween costume to school with your child.

Kindergarten

Phonics----The Kindergarten students will continue their study of the sound that the letter "Aa" makes----keyword----apple.  The students will learn that the letter "Aa" is a vowel letter.  The students will be sounding out many words that contain the letter "Aa".  Then, the Kindergarten students will learn the sound that the letter "Nn" makes----keyword----nest.  The students will learn that the letter "Nn" is a consonant letter.  The students will be sounding out many words that contain the letter "Nn'.

Reading----The Kindergarten students will be reading color words and many phonics words.  The students will be reading words that contain the letter "Aa" and the letter "Nn".

Handwriting----The Kindergarten students will be printing the letters "Aa" and "Nn".  The students will also be printing phonics words and their first name.

Math----The Kindergarten students will be reviewing the numbers 1-7.  Then, the numbers "8" and "9" will be studied.  The students will be learning how to write the numbers "8" and "9".  the students will also be counting "8" and "9" objects.  The students will also be learning about the terms----"More" and "Fewer".

Religion----The Kindergarten students will be doing lessons in their "Growing in Love" Religion Book.  The students will be learning about "God's Creation", "I'm Glad I'm Me" and "God Needs Us to Care For His Creation".

Science----The Kindergarten students will be learning about "Plant Parts".

Social Studies----The students will be learning about "Directions" and "Putting Things in Order"---- according to time.

Crafts----The crafts this week will center around "Halloween".

First Grade

Phonics----The First Grade students will be learning about "Blends".

Reading----The First Grade students will be reading the story "Space Pup" and the booklet----"Do You See It?".

English----The First Grade students will be learning about "One and More Than One"----an "s" is added to a noun to make it be more than one.  Then, the students will learn about "Special Nouns"----some nouns name special people and these special nouns begin with a capital letter.

Writing----The First Grade students will be writing their own "Super Hero" story, after they read the "Space Pup" story, in their reading book.  Spelling word sentences will also be written.

Spelling----The First Grade students are in Unit 13, in their spelling workbook.  This week's spelling words are "Words With dr, gr and tr".  This week's spelling words are:  drip, trip, drop, trap. grin and drum.  The "Challenge Word" is branch.

Math----The First Grade students will be working with the numbers 40-100.  "Rocket Math" problems will also be done.  The student now need to be able to correctly answer all the "Rocket Math" problems the first time the "Rocket Math" worksheet is given to them, before they can advance to the next "Rocket Math" worksheet.  Each "Rocket Math" worksheet will be getting progressively harder. Each student will advance, in these "Rocket Math" worksheet problems, at their own rate.

Sunday, October 22, 2017

What's Happening This Week ----October 23rd to October 26th

Kindergarten

Phonics----The Kindergarten students will be learning the sound that the letter "Aa" makes----keyword----apple.  The students will be learning the letter "Aa" is a vowel letter.

Reading----The Kindergarten students will be reading color words and phonics words.  Some of the phonics words to be read will be:  top, hop, pop, got, lot, hat, at, pat and tap.

Handwriting----The Kindergarten students will be printing their first name, phonics words and the letter "Aa".

Math----The Kindergarten students will be learning about the "Positions----Before, Between and After".  The Kindergarten students will be "Identifying and Writing the Numbers 6 and 7".  The students will continue to review the Numbers 1-7.  Then, the students will learn how to write the number "8" by saying the #8 poem----Make an "S" and do not wait, climb back up to make an "8". The students will be counting "Frog on a Log" and using a magnetic ten-frame to count objects.

Religion----The Kindergarten students will learn in Chapter 19 that "God Helps Us to Discover" his world by giving us the gift of our five senses.

Science----The Kindergarten students will learn about "What Plants Need to Grow".

Social Studies----The Kindergarten students will learn about "Using a Map Key' and "Needs and Wants".

First Grade

Phonics----The First Grade students will learn about the "Suffix -S", "Blends", "Words with the letter Dd" and the "th" sound.

Reading----The First Grade students will be reading the booklet "Ben".  Then, the story "Space Pup" will be read.

English----The First Grade students will continue their study of "Nouns".

Writing----The First Grade students will be writing their own sentences using this week's spelling words.

Spelling----The First Grade students will be reviewing the spelling words in Units 7-11.  This week's spelling words are:  let, ran, six, can, tent, hot, top, but, lamp, fun, got, went, us, man, yes, men and pop.

Math----The First Grade students will learn about "Tens Through One Hundred"----counting by tens.  The students will also be learning about Numbers !! Through 59"----how each number made up of tens and ones.

Crafts----The Kindergarten and First Grade students will be making "Halloween Crafts".