This week, we thought about the season of waiting and preparing as we made our first Advent goal. We began a family tree of Jesus, in which we will learn about several Old Testament figures leading up to the birth of Christ. We learned how to add three numbers. Ask your children the steps they follow. We will take a series of assessments in math also, then go on to subtraction through fact families.
Next week will find us comparing several versions of the gingerbread story. We will identify the story elements of character, setting, problem and solution, as well as the main idea and supporting details through these stories. We will also think about the character traits of each gingerbread boy or girl we meet. We will take our reading skills tests next week as well.
If you have not already done so, please send in your activity fee of $15. The Peace and Justice Club is collecting mittens for children in need. Thank you!!
Our words for next week will be the last for the year. They are as follows:
Green — short “a” and “ar” comparison and oddball
part arm park shark brag dark are yard trap card war art
Purple: “ick” “ack” “ock” and “uck” word families
sick quick black snack clock truck block stuck tick quick lock luck
Orange: short vowels with ending digraphs and “ss” and oddball
such rich much wash brush push bath cloth math guess grass class guess
Yellow: short vowels with beginning digraphs
thick chick shell whiz check thin shin them chip whip when ship
Enjoy the weekend of Christmas preparations!
The calendar is starting to fill up! Here are some upcoming events:
Thursday, December 8 — Mass of the Immaculate Conception. Wear regular uniforms!!
December 8 — Activity Day.
Thursday, December 15 — Reading Celebration
Monday, December 19 — Christmas Pageant (details to follow)
Wednesday, December 21 — class party and noon dismissal