Sunday, May 5, 2019

What's Happening This Week-----May 6th Through May 10th

Kindergarten

Phonics----The Kindergarten students will continue to study the sound of the "sh".  Then, the students will learn the sound of the "th".

Reading----The Kindergarten students will be reading the story----"Sam and the Bag".

Handwriting----The Kindergarten students will be printing sight word sentences and sight words.

Writing----The Kindergarten students will be printing their own sentences about a "hat" and a "cat".

Math----The Kindergarten students will review money, counting by 2's, 5's, and 10's. Then, the students will learn how to order by weight and capacity.  The students will learn about what hold more and what hold less.  Addition Rocket Math worksheets will also be done.

Religion----The Kindergarten students will learn about "The Holy Spirit".  Then, the students will learn that we should take care of God' creation. 

First Grade

Phonics----The First Grade students will learn about the Digraphs----"au, aw, ue, ph and ghost letters".

Reading----The First Grade students will read the story----"How to be a Nature Detective"  The students will also read the booklets----"Find Something to Do" and "Old Rover".

English----The First Grade students will be reviewing  "writing sentences correctly, proofreading, naming and action parts of the sentence, nouns and pronouns, verbs, correct verbs, contraction's, adjectives, book titles, commas in place names and in dates, and order words".

Spelling----The First Grade students will learn compound words:  bedtime, sunset, bathtub, sailboat, flagpole, railroad, backpack, playpen, raincoat, inside, airplane and doorbell.

Writing----The First Grade students will be writing a story about "The Beehive", " Hide and Seek", "Magic Ride" "King Cole" and " Rain ".

Math----The First Grade students will review " Subtraction and Addition" and " Number Families ".  " Three Addition " will also be done.  Number Bond papers will be done.  Number families of 6,7,8 and 9 will be done.  Flash cards will also be done.

Religion----The First Grade students will learn that "We Should Treat Other People the Way We Want to be Treated ". We need others to help us grow.  Jesus showed us how to love and serve God and others. 

Social Studies----The students will be learning about " Maps ".


Sunday, April 28, 2019

What's Happening This Week-----April 29th Through May 3rd

Kindergarten

Phonics----The Kindergarten students will learn the sound that "sh" makes----keyword----shark.
The students will learn the "ap" sound as in the word----cap.

Reading----The Kindergarten students will read in the First Grade reading series,  The stories to be read are:  "The Hat" and "Sam and the Bag".  The students will also read "ap" word family words.  Many reading worksheets will be done. The students will be reading the many " sight words " that they have been learning.  The "Sight Words " to be read are:  I, a, to, go, see, my, is, went, we, look, come, mom, dad, are, said, he, me, on, and, am, can, got, in, will, up, at, they, you, it, she, the.  The students will learn the " sight words "-----when, this, like and for.

Writing----The Kindergarten students will color a picture of a "hat" and a "cat".  Then, the students will write their own sentence[s] about a "hat" and a "cat".

Handwriting----The Kindergarten students will be printing pages out of a Kindergarten handwriting work book.

Math----The Kindergarten students will learn about ""Compare by Length", "Order by Length" and "Compare by Height".  The students will also do " addition "Rocket Math" worksheets.

Religion----The Kindergarten students will learn about "God's Greatest Gifts", "Family Fun", "Doing What Jesus Wants Us to Do".

First Grade

Phonics----The First Grade students will learn the "Digraphs au and aw", the "Digraph ue" and about "Ghost Letters".

Reading----The First Grade students will read the stories----"Fishing Bears" and "How to Be a Nature Detective".  The booklets----"Find Something to Do" and "Old Rover" will be read.

English----The First Grade students will learn about putting "Commas in Place Names" and "Words That Sound the Same".  Then, the students will review the past English concepts that they have been learning all school year.

Spelling----The First Grade students will learn spelling words that have the "ing" ending.  The spelling words are:  going, saying, blowing, eating, flying, seeing, keeping, sleeping, being and growing.   The "Challenge Words" are:  talking and shouting".   The "Special Writing Words " are:  around, always and before.

Writing----The First Grade students will be writing stories about the "Three Seeds",  "The Beehive" and "Hide and Seek Time!".

Math----The First Grade students will learn how to "Borrow" in subtraction.  The students will continue doing addition and subtraction "Rocket Math" worksheets.

Religion----The First Grade students will learn that "We Are All Important to God" and that "We Care For and Respect All People".

Science----The students will learn about "Electricity", a "Frog's Life Cycle" and a Butterfly's Life Cycle".

Social Studies-----The students will learn about "Maps".




Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Friday, April 26th

Mr. Vandike  is looking at the test scores from the Iowa Assessments that are  given at the beginning of each school year in Third Grade through Eight Grade.  Mr. Vandike would like each teacher to come up with some different ideas how to bring up the test score grades by using some new ideas in the classroom. 

The Kindergarteners will by starting "Rocket Math" worksheets.  The Kindergarteners will also be writing sentences that go along with a picture that they will color.

The First Grade students, after reading the reading assignment, will answer the story questions at the end of the story. We have been reading these questions together and then I would call on a student to answer a question. Now each student will read each question and answer each question by herself/ himself.

The First Grade, in Math, will continue to make math facts flash cards.

I am looking forward to work with each student to reach their full potential.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

What's Happening This Week-----April 24th Through April 26th

Kindergarten

Phonics----The Kindergarten students will learn about the sound that "ck" makes.  The keyword for "ck" makes is ----lock.

Reading----The Kindergarten students will be reading the story of " The Bat". The students will be reading "ck" words"

Handwriting----The Kindergarten students will printing sight word sentences.  The students will also review the alphabet letters.

Math----The Kindergarten students will be "Counting by Tens", "Odd and Even Numbers" and "Comparing by Size".  The students will also do "Addition " worksheets.

Religion----The Kindergarten students will learn that "Jesus Celebrates a New Life".

First Grade

Phonics----The First Grade students will learn about "Wild Colt" words----words in the word families "ind" and "ild". The students will also learn about the "Digraphs au and aw" and the "Digraph ue".

Reading----The First Grade students will read the stories----"Frog and Toad All Year" and the "Fishing Bears". The booklet "Frog and Mouse" will also be read.

English----The First Grade will learn about "Comma With Place Names" and "Words That Mean the Same".

Writing----The First Grade students will write their own stories about-----"Kate's Cake", "Make and Bake" and "Three Seeds".

Spelling----The First Grade students will learn spelling words that "Add ed" to the end of the root word. This week's spelling words are:  played, fished, rained, jumped, showed, slowed, wished, needed, stayed and mailed.  The Challenge Words are:  worked and parked.  The Special Writing Words are:  after, under and off.

Math----The First Grade students will continue doing "Story Problems".  The students will also do "Addition and Subtraction Rocket Math" worksheets.

Religion----The First Grade students will learn that we celebrate that "Jesus Rose to a New Life".

Science----The students will learn about "Energy----Sound, Light and Electricity"

Social Studies----The students will learn about "Maps".

Sunday, April 14, 2019

What's Happening This Week----April 15th Through April 17th

Kindergarten

Phonics----The Kindergarten students will continue their study of the sound that the letter "Qq" makes----keyword----quilt.  Then, the students will learn the sound that a vowel makes when the vowel makes its long vowel sound.

Reading----The Kindergarten students will be reading the booklet----"Mox's Shop".  The students will be doing workbook pages that go along with the booklet----"Mox's Shop".  The students will also read  sight words.  The sight words will be:  what, was, love, of, he, she, be and we.  Phonics word lists will also be read.  Reading worksheets will also be read.

Handwriting----The Kindergarten students will be printing the letter "Qq".  The students will also be printing phonics word sentences.

Writing----The Kindergarten students will be writing sentences to go along with a picture that they will color.

Math----The Kindergarten students will learn to "Count by 5's", "Count by 10's" and "Odd and Even Numbers".  Addition problems will also be done.

Religion----The Kindergarten students will learn about "The Three Days"----Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday.

First Grade

Phonics----The First Grade students will learn about the "Combination wh", "Dipthongs oi and oy" and the "Final Syllable---tion".

Reading----The First Grade students will be reading the story----"Frog and Toad All Year".  The booklet----"Frog and Mouse" will be read.  Then, the story "Fishing Bears" will be read.

English----The First Grade students will learn about "Commas With Place Names".  Then, the students will learn about "Words That Mean the Same".

Spelling----The First Grade students will learn about spelling words that have a "Long o" sound.  This week's spelling words are:  slow, boat, grow, coat, show, low, blow, goat, snow and road.  The Challenge Words are:  yellow and shadow.  The Special Writing Words are:  far, year and does.

Writing----The First Grade students will be writing a story to go with a picture that they will color.

Math----The First Grade students will be doing "Story Problems".  Addition and Subtraction "Rocket Math" worksheets will continue to be done.

Religion----The First Grade students will learn about "The Three Days"----Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday.

Science----The students will learn about "Energy and Heat", "Sound" and "Light".

Social Studies----The students will learn about "Maps".

Sunday, April 7, 2019

What's Happening This Week----April 8th Through April 12th

Kindergarten

Phonics----The Kindergarten students will continue to learn about the sound that the letter "Ww" makes----keyword----wagon.  Then, the students will learn the sound that the letter "Qq" makes----keyword----quilt.  The students will learn that the letters "Ww" and "Qq" are consonant letters.

Reading----The Kindergarten students will read the following booklets----"Spin to Win",  " Peg the Hen" and "Mox's Shop".  The students will read phonics word lists.  Flash cards will be made and read with sight words on them.

Writing----The Kindergarten students will write sentences about pictures that they color.  The students will learn that a sentence  begins with a capital letter and ends with an end mark. A sentence is a group of words that make sense.

Handwriting----The Kindergarten students will be printing the letters "Ww" and "Qq".  The students will also be printing phonics word sentences.

Math----The Kindergarten students will be printing numbers to 100.  The students will be counting by 10's to 100, and printing and learning numbers by counting by 2's to 20. The students will be using ten frames and blocks to make "number bonds" or number families.

Religion----The Kindergarten students will learn that "Jesus Shares His Friendship With Us".

First Grade

Phonics----The First Grade students will learn about the "Soft C" sound '"Combination wh", "Diphthongs oi and oy", "tion--shun" and "Digraph au".

Reading----The First Grade students will read the stories----"The Story of the Blue Bird" and "Frog and Toad All Year".  The students will also read the booklets----"The Long Flight" and "Surfer Girl".

English----The First Grade students will about "Holidays"---The name of a holiday begin with a capital letter , "Commas in Dates" and "Commas With Place Names".

Spelling----The First Grade students learn spelling words that end with "Adding s". The spelling words are:  jet, jets, frog, frogs, tail, tails, week, weeks, gate and gates.  The Challenge Words are:  wagon and wagons.  The Special Writing Words are:  mother, father and more.

Writing----The First Grade students will be writing their own spelling word sentences and their own stories. The students will be writing sentences about "Jesus and Easter".

Math----The First Grade students will do "Story Problems".  The students will continue doing "Rocket Math" worksheets with addition and subtraction problems.

Religion----The First Grade students will learn that "We Honor Mary and the Saints".

Science----The students will learn about ' Simple Machines", " Magnets", "Energy and Heat", "Sound" and "Light".

Social Studies----The students will learn about "Maps".


Sunday, March 31, 2019

What's Happening This Week-----April 1st Through April 5th

Kindergarten

Phonics----The Kindergarten students will continue their study of the sound that the letter "Xx" makes----keyword----fox.  Then, the students will learn the sound that the letter "Ww" makes----keyword----wagon.  The "ap" Word Family and the "ug" Word Family words will be learned and read. 

Reading----The Kindergarten students will be reading words that contain the letters "Xx" and "Ww".  The students will be reading the words:  fox, box, six, web, wag, wig, win, well weld, wind, west, will, went and wept.  Some Sight Words to be read will be:  was, will, love, you, jump, said do, to, and, very and I.  The students will be reading the booklets----"Gus the Duck", "The Big Hit" and "Spin to Win".  Reading worksheets will be done that go with the booklets.  "ap Word Family" and "ug  Word Family " words will be read.

Handwriting----The Kindergarten students will be printing the letters "Xx" and "Ww".  The students will also be printing phonics sentences.

Writing----The Kindergarten students will be writing sentences to go with a picture that they will color.  The students will review the English rules:  A sentence begins with a capital letter, makes sense and ends with an end mark.

Math----The Kindergarten students will do problems where they will be "Subtracting Money".  The students will be learning to "Identify and Write Larger Numbers".

Religion----The Kindergarten students will learn that "We Pray at Mass" and "We Care About Others as Jesus Did".


First Grade

Phonics----The First Grade students will learn the "Combination ir", the "Combination ur", the "Soft C Sound" and the "Diagraph aw". 

Reading----The First Grade students will be reading the stories----"The Busy Buzzy Bee"  and "The Story of the Blue Bird".  The students will also read the booklets----"Squirrels at Home" and "Surfer Girl".

English----The First Grade students will learn about "Book Titles", "Months of the Year" and "Holidays".

Spelling----The First Grade students will learn about words where the " y makes an i sound".  This week's spelling words are:  my, why, try, sky, shy, dry, fly, by, cry and fry.  This week's Challenge Words are:  type and myself.  The Special Writing Words are:  down, every and because.

Writing----The First Grade students will be writing their own stories and spelling word sentences.

Math----The First Grade students will "Add and Subtract 3-Digit Numbers". Story Problems will also be done.  Rocket Math will continue to be done.

Religion----The First Grade students will learn that "We Share God's Love". "We Share God's Love with our Families and With Others",  Then, the students will learn about "Mary and the Saints".

Science----The students will learn about "Matter", "Motion", "Pushes and Pulls" and "Simple Machines".

Social Studies----The students will learn about "Maps".