Announcements

April 28 2016

Dear Parents,

This upcoming week we will complete the last lesson in our reading series. After next week we will review all reading concepts we have covered this year. We have been reading level D and higher books, and the children are doing well and love to read new books. You can see their minds working as they recall words they know and sound out new ones. It is a gift of teaching to help them gain this knowledge! Please continue to read with them over the summer, including using the sight word flash cards.

May Crowning is Tuesday, May 9th. This week we have talked about this celebration, explaining that May (the month of mothers) is also the month of Mary, because she is the mother of Jesus, and our heavenly mother.

Field Day – May 5th – please bring a towel and a change of dry clothes and please put sunscreen on your child (we cannot do this at school). Plan on them getting wet and most likely changed when you pick them up Friday afternoon!

Reminders:

Saturday, April 29, 2017 HASA Spring Auction

May 1, 2017 - May 5, 2017 Faculty/Staff Appreciation Week

Tuesday, May 2, 2017, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Spring Choral Concert

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 Faculty/Staff Luncheon

Friday, May 5, 2017 – Field Day from 10:30 am until 2:00pm

Saturday, May 6, 2017 First Holy Communion

Tuesday, May 9, 2017, 2:00 PM May Crowning

Tuesday, May 9, 2017, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Stings spring concert

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 Dress Down Day

Thursday, May 11, 2017 – 2nd Grade Garage Sale

Thursday, May 11, 2017, 7:00 PM HASA General Meeting

Friday, May 12, 2017 11:40 DISMISSAL

Monday, May 15, 2017 – Ice Cream party for our 8th grade buddies 12:30-1:15

Wednesday, May 17, 2017, 7:30 AM - 10:00 AM Used Uniform Sale

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 Kindergarten Picnic and Last Day of Kindergarten

Week of May 1 – May 5

Reading Highlights:

Lesson 30 – Big books “Miss Bindergarten Celebrates the Last Day of Kindergarten” and “Schools Now and Then”. Teacher read-aloud “Pet Show”.

- Decodable “A Fun Job”, review short vowel sounds, blending and segmenting phonemes, reading with fluency and inflection based on punctuation.

- use context clues to help figure out words and word meaning

- discuss main idea and the details in the stories

- discuss story structure (characters, setting, problem, solution)

- review inference and predictions, and conclusions

- review blending phonemes (sounds) into words

- review segmenting phonemes in words (breaking words into the sounds: box: b/o/k/s)

- review all long vowel sounds, compared to short vowel sounds

- Letterland lessons 172-175 review “ai”, “ay”, “ea”, “ee” letter combinations (when two vowels are together, the first vowel says his name and the other is silent) and introduce R controlled vowels A and O.

- work on 4th quarter sight words, and review do, down, have, help, look, out, off and take.

- review all letters, blending review, and words that end with “s” and “ing”

Center Activities:

Writing – “I am feeling …. that kindergarten is over because…”

Listening - listen to a story on CD and illustrate first, then and ending parts.

Reading – identify words with long vowel sounds with “ee”, “ei”, “ai”, “ay” and “oa” combinations.

Word Work – read sentences with “do, down, help and look” words, identify and write short vowel sounds, identify and make words with short vowel sounds and with magic e and long vowel sounds.

Teacher table –decodable “A Fun Job”, and leveled reader: “A Very Nice Lunch”.

Math: We will introduce measurement, learning height, length and comparing longest to shortest. We will use unifix cubes and paper clips to measure shapes.

Religion: We will continue learning about Mary, the May Crowning on Monday, and we will say decades of the Rosary in class and at the Grotto. We will also learn about the Holy Spirit, how it surrounds us and the dove is the symbol for the Holy Spirit.

Thematic Unit: We will continue to learn about air, wind, and the atmosphere, using bubbles and balloons to show air, air pressure and wind currents.

Handwriting: We have shown your child the correct way to hold the pencil, and how to slant the paper. We will finish the upper case alphabet with V, W, X, Y and Z this week.

Star Student: Our star student for the week of May 2nd is Lena. Please 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 class.

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.

God bless,
Mrs. Lynch and Mrs. Moore