April 28 2016
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.
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
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!
Saturday, April 29, 2017 HASA Spring Auction
May 1, 2017 - May 5, 2017 Faculty/Staff
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
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
Thursday, May 11, 2017, 7:00 PM HASA
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
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
main idea and the details in the stories
story structure (characters, setting, problem, solution)
inference and predictions, and conclusions
blending phonemes (sounds) into words
segmenting phonemes in words (breaking words into the sounds: box: b/o/k/s)
- review all
long vowel sounds, compared to short vowel sounds
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”
Writing – “I
am feeling …. that kindergarten is over because…”
listen to a story on CD and illustrate first, then and ending parts.
identify words with long vowel sounds with “ee”, “ei”, “ai”, “ay” and “oa”
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
–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
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.
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.
reminder, please send a snack with your child every day including early
Please do not
hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns.
Mrs. Lynch and Mrs. Moore