It’s hard to believe that September is coming to an end and that we’ll be shifting our focus from apples to pumpkins! This week, we enjoyed applesauce not once, but twice, and explored the “tall tales” and character traits of John Chapman, aka Johnny Appleseed. Our first Reading Celebration was a huge success, and MANY THANKS to our parents who came in to share a few books with groups of children. They all gave it a “thumbs up!”
We began the short “i” sound and will continue our concentration on that vowel next week. We also will begin the stories from the basal reading series next week, and add the “work on writing” component to our Daily Five. The word study sorts are as follows:
Red: “ish” “ash” and “ush” word families
smash flush crash swish blush crush flash mush wish rash dash hush
Green:”op” “ot” and “og” word families
pop hot dot mop jog top frog log hop cot dog pot
Blue: “ill” “ell” “all” word families
drill small spill still shell smell chill well tall will call mill
Purple:”ig” “ip” “ill” word families
dig zip rip hill mill lip wig pill pig
We became familiar with positional, or ordinal, numbers this week, and began to tackle word problems. Next week will begin with a series of assessments that will occur about once a month — a quiz, a chapter test, and a cumulative review. We will then begin addition.
In religion, we learned about original sin through Adam and Eve and began a “Family Tree of Jesus”, in which we will meet significant Old Testament characters and learn about their faith in God. We also will begin the mysteries of the Rosary.
A small request — could you save the plastic tops from water bottles, milk or other containers and send them in with your child (especially the yellow or blue ones)? Thank you!!
Many thanks to the Bright family for the delicious watermelon Carmen shared with us. Our new Emperor is Ethan Hensley.
October 3 — noon dismissal
October 9 — 1st Grade field trip to the zoo!
October 12 — Columbus Day holiday
October 16 — Activity Day
October 17 — noon dismissal