December 2, 2016
The Kindergarten Christmas
program is scheduled for Thursday, December 8th at 1:00 pm. The children will be wearing
costumes, so they only need to wear their normal uniform to school that
day. You may check your child out Please
remember to study your child’s lines, if he/she has them. The children are really doing well with
Next Friday, December 9th,
we will go to the Angel Shop with our 8th grade buddies, from 12:35-1:15pm. This is an opportunity for your child to shop for Christmas presents for
family and friends. If you want your
child to be able to purchase items, please send them to school with money, and
a list of people to buy for. Your
child’s buddy will help your child choose gifts, and keep to the list.
December 7 – Dress down
day for November virtue
December 8 – Immaculate
Conception Mass with 8th grade buddies 8:15am
December 8 – Kindergarten
Christmas Play 1pm, St Bernadette Center
December 9 – Mass with 8th
grade buddies, Angel Shop shopping, Christmas party with buddies
December 10 - Breakfast
December 14 – Class
December 15 – Parish
Penance Service 7pm
December 16 – Mass with 8th
grade buddies 815 am followed by 1st grade nativity, 11:40
Dismissal, beginning of Christmas break NO
16 - Jan. 2 - CHRISTMAS
BREAK - NO SCHOOL
Monday, January 2, 2017 - NO
SCHOOL - Professional Development Day for Teachers
Week of December 5 - December 9
Lesson 14 – Big Book “Turtle
Splash”, Teacher re-aloud “Home for a Tiger, Home for a Bear”
Decodables “What Now”, “At Bat”
- introduce the concept of cause
and effect, and begin to infer and predict what happens next, based on our previous
and new knowledge of cause and effect (for example, I push something, it moves).
- begin to discuss and
demonstrate reading with expression, identifying punctuation (period,
exclamation point, question mark).
- introduce the concept of verbs
in past tense (compared to present or future).
- Letterland lessons 33/34 Tt
sound and shape, 81/82 Ff sound and shape, 83/84 blending with -ff, -tt
- make a list of words that
start/end with the letter B
- continue blending phonemes
(sounds) into words – c/a/b = cab, highlighting the middle (vowel) and ending
sounds (consonant) (for example c/a/b vs c/u/b)
- continue segmenting sounds of
words – for example, cat is c/a/t
- continue reviewing the 2nd
quarter sight words, focusing on “are” and “now”.
Teacher table – work on letter
sounds and blending sounds to make CVC words, read decodable “At Bat”, and
leveled readers, highlighting reading with expression (based on punctuation).
Writing – “[type of animal]
lives in …. [A bear lives in the woods].
Word Study – identifying: words
that start w B sound, middle (vowel) and ending (consonant) sounds
Reading – identify and make
rhyming words (focusing on ending sounds), from a poem
Listening - listen to a Christmas
story and draw favorite part of story
We will review comparing
numbers 1-12 (greater than and less than), work on numbers 17 – 20, and 21-31, learning
how they are groups of ten and more.
We will talk about how we are
all able to choose God’s way, and we will learn about examples of people who
chose to accept and share God’s love.
Mary accepted God’s love by being the mother of Jesus, and St. Juan
Diego accepted the task of sharing Mary with his Native American peoples in
Mexico. We will attend Mass (with our
buddies) celebrating the Immaculate Conception (Dec 8) and Our Lady of
Guadelupe (Dec 12). The Immaculate
Conception is the celebration of Mary’s pure conception as the intended mother
of God from her own beginning. The Feast
of Our Lady of Guadelupe is the celebration of Mary appearing to a poor native Mexican named Juan
Diego in 1531. The lady spoke to him in
his own language and sent him to ask the bishop of Mexico to build a chapel in the place where the lady appeared. This event
reminds us that God accepts all people, rich and poor. Our Lady of Guadelupe is the patron
saint of the Americas.
We will discuss winter weather,
and how and why animals store food, and those that hibernate based on the
We have shown your
child the correct way to hold the pencil, and how to slant the paper to make
writing easier. We will learn t, f.
Please remind your child to write the letters correctly whenever they
write. They do an excellent job in
handwriting, but then forget to write letters correctly when writing at other
Our Star Student this week will be Daniel. 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 they 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.
Mrs Lynch and Mrs Moore