In Language Arts this week we will be reading the story, Abuela. Our center work will relate to this story. Students will work to identify words with the short e sound, identify and use words for directions, write an informal letter, and classify and categorize items into groups.
We will begin unit 4 assessment for our reading series this week.
Amazing words: Abuela, adventure, flock, city, airport, harbor.
High Frequency words: here, go, from.
Our handwriting and phonics lessons will relate to the letter Ee.
In GO math this week the students will take the test for chapter 9 and begin to work on chapter 10. The focus of chapter 10 is to identify and describe Three-dimensional shapes. The students will learn to describe the attributes of spheres, cubes, cylinders and cones. (CC.K. G1, CC.K.G2, CC.K.G3, CC.K.G4)
In religion we will talk about Jesus performing miracles and healing others. We will have lessons on the Beatitude of the month as well, “Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.”
Our art project this week will be Spring themed and will be a part of a new display for our hallway. We have to celebrate the first day of Spring on Friday, March 20th!!!
In Language Arts, we will be reading the book, If You Could Go to Antarctica. Our center work will relate to this story. Students will be asked to identify words with Gg, identify and use compound words, write a list, identify and describe story characters and create a scene.
Amazing words-Antarctica, continent, icebergs, penguins, seals, whales.
High Frequency words- here, go, from.
Our phonics and handwriting lessons will relate to the letter Ee.
In Go math we will continue our work in chapter 9. The focus of this chapter is Geometry. The children will work to identify and describe the attributes of two-dimensional shapes. Students will work specifically with rectangles and hexagons this week. We will test on Chapter 9 the beginning of next week.
In religion, we continue to talk about Lent and striving to be more like Jesus. We will have lessons on our Beatitude of the month this week which is , Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.
In Language Arts we will read Goldilocks and the Three Bears. We will read several versions of this story and compare and contrast how they are different and alike. In centers, the students will work to identify words with blends, blend words, identify and use words for shapes, describe animals and identify the sequence of events in a story.
Amazing Words-bears, porridge, cottage, big, middle-sized, small.
High Frequency Words-one, two, three, four, five.
Our phonics and handwriting lessons will be for the letter Gg.
In Go Math we will start work on Chapter 9. The focus of this chapter is Geometry. The students will identify and name shapes including squares, circles, triangles, rectangles, hexagons, cubes, cones, cylinders and spheres. Common Core standards: CC.K.G.2, CC.K.G. 4 and CC.K.G. 6. Students will be asked to describe the attributes of each shape and compare and contrast how the shapes are alike and different.
In Religion, we continue to talk about Lent and ways to be more like Jesus. We will learn about our new Beatitude for the month of March which is, “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.”
In Language Arts, we will be reading the story, “My Lucky Day.” The students will complete center work related to this story. They will be asked to identify words with Hh, identify and use sequence words, write directions and make a drawing of the story.
Amazing Words: piglet, fox, lucky, filthy, cook, scrubber.
High Frequency words: are, that, do.
Phonics and handwriting lessons will be for the letter Ll.
Unit 3 assessments for Reading Street will conclude this week.
In GO math, the students will complete chapter 8. Students are working to identify and represent numbers 20 and beyond.
In Religion, we will celebrate Ash Wednesday and discuss the beginning of Lent. The students will be working on a project for a new hallway display. We continue to discuss and learn more practical ways to live using the 6th Beatitude, “Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God.”
This week in Language Arts, we will read the story, Rooster’s Off to See the World by Eric Carle. Our center work will relate to this lesson. Students will be asked to identify words with O, identify and use words for textures, identify the main idea and make faces from clay to show different feelings. Assessment for unit 3 will be done this week.
Amazing words-world, lonely, trip, horizon, journey, homesick.
High Frequency words-are, that, do.
Phonics and Handwriting lessons will be for the letter Hh.
In Go Math, we will continue our work in Chapter 8. The focus of this chapter is to write, count and represent numbers 20 and beyond. Students will be asked to identify numbers and know count sequence, count to tell the number of objects, and compare numbers. We will have some fun with special Valentine math activities as well this week.
In religion, we will study more about our Beatitude of the month, “Blessed are the clean of heart for they shall see God.” Also, the children will start a writing and art project for our Lenten display.
In Language arts, we will be reading the story The Lion and The Mouse. Students will do center work related to this story. Students will work to identify and build words that start with O. Students will identify and use words for opposites. Also, we will continue to talk about what schools were like long ago and what schools are like now. This activities will be tied into our celebration of Catholic Schools week.
Amazing words-jungle, beast, nibbling, snarled, trembling, estranged.
High Frequency words-they, you, of.
Phonics (VoWac and Letterpeople) and handwriting lessons will be centered around the letter Oo.
In GO math, we will continue our studies in chapter 7. The focus of this study is representing, relating, and operating on whole numbers initially with sets of objects. Lessons this week will require students to solve problems using the strategy of drawing a picture to represent work. Standards covered are CC.K.CC3, CC.K.NBT.1. Students will test on this chapter next week watch for a homework packet for math coming home on Wednesday!
In religion we will be celebrating being part of a wonderful Catholic school. Schedule is posted on our class site. It is sure to be a fun-filled week.
Catholic Schools Week 2015 schedule
Sunday 11:00 Mass-please plan to attend dressed in uniform!
Monday– Begins the collection for the eyeglass mission work in Haiti. Join us in helping support the missionary group, Cross-Eyed Mission; please donate any gently used eyeglasses that are no longer needed. Your used glasses could provide clearer sight to a person in need in Haiti. Your donations are welcome all week!
Tuesday– Crazy for Catholic Schools Week-students will dress in crazy or mismatched clothing.
Pretzels and a movie
Special student assembly-Jim Basketball Jones
Wednesday– School Mass with a special surprise
Buddy activities-Kindergarten will work with fourth grade
Thursday– Student day- Special treat for students this day!
CSW bingo in the afternoon
Friday-SPIRIT Day- Dress down in school colors!! Pep rally 1:40 in the gym! Go Vikings!