Announcements

March 24, 2017

Dear Parents,

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!

Reminders:

March 27, 2017 - March 28, 2017 External Review for Accreditation
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - Dress Down Day
Friday, April 7, 2017 - 11:40 -DISMISSAL
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 Luncheon
Saturday, May 6, 2017 - First Holy Communion
Tuesday, May 9, 2017, 2:00 PM - May Crowning
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - Dress Down Day
Thursday, May 11, 2017, 7:00 PM - HASA General Meeting
Friday, May 12, 2017 - 11:40 DISMISSAL

Week of March 27 - March 31

Reading Highlights:

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” sounds

Center Activities:

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 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