They are full of energy and sugar, but a good time was had by all at the Penny Bazaar! Thanks to all who came in to help man the games and who donated prizes and candy. A perfect close to the first quarter!
Next week, we will begin the concept of adding doubles in math, and will show how subtraction relates to addition through fact families. We will continue to compare diurnal and nocturnal animals in a variety of ways as we discover more about the creatures of autumn — bats, owls and even squirrels. We will respond to literature through the books “Owl Moon”, “Stellaluna” and “Squirrel Nutkin”. The Saint Rocks look beautiful lining our hall, and we will begin to hear the presentations next week.
Our basal reading series will continue with the story, “A Surprise for Zig Bug.” We will emphasize the concept of summarizing the story, or telling only the most important parts. We will conclude our emphasis of the short “u” sound.
The words for next week are as follows:
Red: short “e” “o” and “u” vowels with initial blends
slot gloss from truck slob fluff drug frog plug drum cross dress
Green: “an” “un” “in” word families (with some initial blends and digraphs)
thin skin than grin chin plan win pan van ran fin fun
Blue: short “a” and “i” vowels with initial blends
spin skip grill brat slap slam drag slid crab flip drip cram
Purple”ill” “ell” and “all” word families
drill small spill still shell smell chill well tall will call mill
Captain Cook will spend the long weekend with Robbie, our next Emperor.
Monday, November 3 — Winter uniforms begin
Friday, November 7 — report cards sent home
Monday, November 10 — Conferences
Tuesday, November 11 — Noon dismissal, Veteran’s Day Mass, Conferences
Friday, November 14 — Noon dismissal
Happy Halloween and have a great long weekend with your children. They have worked hard!