March 24, 2017
We had a great week, enjoying
the spring weather, looking for signs of spring outside (buds, flowers, birds
nesting and baby birds) and watching our plants and caterpillars grow. We learned about the long A sound and worked
on the sequence of stories and activities.
We read about making things, and then wrote about what comes first, next
and last. We talked about our favorite
part of stories and why, and identified lots of words with short “u” sounds,
and long “a” sounds.
On Wednesday morning we
attended Stations of the Cross in the church.
The children did really well with this, and Fr John did a nice job
making the stations about helping others when they are hurt, or feel sad, and
remembering that Jesus can always help us.
Stations of the Cross is a wonderful Lenten tradition that can be
adapted to all ages.
On Monday and Tuesday we will
have our accreditation visitors here and we are excited to show them what great
students we have! It is hard to believe
we only have two weeks before spring break, and then only a few weeks before
the end of Kindergarten!
March 27, 2017 - March 28,
2017 External Review for Accreditation
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - Dress
Friday, April 7, 2017 - 11:40
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 8th
Grade Passion Play
April 13, 2017 - April 14,
2017 EASTER BREAK - NO SCHOOL
April 17, 2017 - April 21,
2017 EASTER BREAK - NO SCHOOL
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 –
Kindergarten Field Trip to Poe Health Center
May 1, 2017 - May 5, 2017 -
Faculty/Staff Appreciation Week
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - Faculty/Staff
Saturday, May 6, 2017 - First
Tuesday, May 9, 2017, 2:00 PM
- May Crowning
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - Dress
Thursday, May 11, 2017, 7:00
PM - HASA General Meeting
Friday, May 12, 2017 - 11:40
Week of March 27 - March 31
Lesson 27 – Big books “One of Three”
and “Cross Country Trip”, teacher re aloud “Someone Bigger”.
- Decodable “Wes Can Help”,
review short “u” sound, blending and segmenting phonemes, reading with fluency
and inflection based on punctuation.
- Letterland lessons 155-160, more
work with the silent/Magic “e” at the end of words, and how that makes the long
vowel sounds of A, I, and O
- Reading 4th
quarter sight and other high frequency words and highlight have and help
- work on comparing and
contrasting characters, settings, problems, solutions, and genres of stories
- understand characters in the
stories, and why they feel and act the way they do
- discuss story structure
(characters, setting, problem, solution)
- review inference and
predictions, and conclusions
- continue to demonstrate
reading with expression, identifying punctuation
- discuss and identify past,
present and future verbs
- review words with “L” and “W”
Writing – “I am big enough to help
with…..” and “My family traveled to …..
My favorite part was…”
Listening - listen to a story
on CD and write/illustrate what happens first, next and last.
Reading – sort and write words
with long and short “a” and “I” sounds.
Word Work – identify long and
short “a” sounds, and sort and write words with long or short “a” sounds, read
sentences with “have” and “help” words.
Teacher table – work on long
“a” sound and blending sounds, sight words, decodable “Wes Can Help”, and leveled
readers: “My Big Brother Ned” and “Dan and his Brothers”.
Math: We will continue learning about time on the hour and half hour
using both digital and analog clocks.
Religion: We will talk about Light – the
light we get from the sun and how it is used to support life on Earth, and the
light of Jesus that shines in our hearts, and through our actions.
Thematic Unit: We will begin our Inquiry Based project. Our librarian will help us research topics
that we choose. We will separate into
small groups to research these topics, and then decide how we present the
information we learned.
Handwriting: We have shown your child the correct way to hold the pencil, and
how to slant the paper. We will learn
upper case P, B, and R this week.
Star Student: We will not have a Star Student
until April. When it is your child’s
turn please have them complete the poster, and send in 2-3 photos and 1-2 objects that
your child likes. Please have your child
explain to you why he/she likes those photos and items, so he/she can tell the
As a reminder, please send a
snack with your child every day including early dismissal days.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if
you have any questions or concerns.
Mrs. Lynch and Mrs. Moore