What a short “long” week! During our 2-1/2 days, we were able to complete our penguin projects, in display in the hallway. The children thoroughly enjoyed their research, illustrations and writing to come up with their group posters.
We will revisit addition, subtraction and fact families beginning next week, with facts to 18. It would be helpful if you could go over doubles and facts of ten with your children so they are prepared to begin learning this skill.
We will continue our reading theme, “Home Sweet Home”, which will include a vocabulary component to our weekly stories. Each week, we will have a vocabulary test on Friday. You can find the words and play a game with your child on the Houghton Mifflin website. Go to www.eduplace.com/kids. Select “Virginia” then “reading/language arts.” On the left, select “reading” then Grade 1, followed by Theme 5, and on the left, e-word games.
The word study sorts and sentences for the coming week remain as follows:
Purple — short “u” versus long “u” (CVCe) with oddball
put flute rude June club such tune tube shut hunt jump just
Just play a tune with the flute.
Blue –short “a” and long “a” with “ai” and “a__e” oddball
flash p. frame said tail camp chain want faint main train blame rash
He said he felt faint at camp.
Green – short “i” versus long “i” (CVCe) oddball
give nine spill drive nice swim thin flip life hike gift prize
He will give a nice prize.
Red – short and long “i” and short and long “o” with final consonant blends.
mind ghost blind mild fold post pond find most gold scold cold
I don’t mind if I find a ghost!
By now you have received the Lenten bouquet, with some suggestions of “small sacrifices” that the children can do. Please help them on their Lenten journeys by coloring in a flower as they do a good deed. You can add your own as well. We are learning that “small sacrifices make a BIG difference.” I will collect them after Easter and have the children write a reflection about one of them.
We will be combining our units on teeth, the digestive system and good nutrition, which we will begin next week.
Thank you for the ”junk” you are sending in for our leprechaun traps! We will be designing and building group traps at school to hopefully foil those teeny creatures. Suggestions include paper towel rolls (empty); liter soda bottles; boxes of various sizes; or any kind of interesting “trash” or recyclable item that your child might use to contribute to a group effort. (No bigger than the size of a desk please!).
Farmer’s Market opportunities:
Please let me know if you’d like to sign up! Here are the families who have signed up for the remainder of the year:
The Adesioye’s — March 14
The Antelo’s — May 9
The Melchiorre’s — May 16
As you can see, there are LOTS of opportunities to bring in a healthy fruit or vegetable snack on Fridays!
Our new Emperor is Max Melchiorre.
Dates to remember:
Monday, March 17 — no school; diocesan professional development day
Tuesday, March 18 — SCA-sponsored St. Patrick’s dress-down day (wear green, yellow and white)
Wednesday, March 19 — Stations of the Cross
Week of March 24 — Prayers & Pennies week, sponsored by SCA
Thursday, March 27 — Reading Celebration
Monday, March 31 — end of third quarter
Have a great no-snow weekend!