That weather again! Enough of the ice and slush! We were able to talk about the life and accomplishments of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and constructed a timeline of his life on the bulletin board outside of our classroom. We learned lots of powerful words and sequenced the major events of his life. Next week, we will compare how animals survive in winter through migration or hibernation. In religion, we will learn about the life of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, and begin to discover some of the important events in the life of Jesus.
In math,we will then begin Venn diagrams, and practice recording and interpreting data on bar graphs and charts. The timed addition/subtraction tests will have begun. I hope you were able to read the information sent home last week about these tests. Look for their folders tomorrow with their tests and graphs.
We will return to our basal readers next week. The new words are as follows:
Red: short “i” long “i” oddball
spill thin swim flip gift nine nice drive life hike prize give
Purple: short “a” “i” and “e” with beginning digraphs “ch” “sh” “th” and “wh”
chap chick check chill shell shack shall thick thin then wham whiz
Green: “ick” “ack” “uck”
stick thick quick trick tick black quack snack rack shack truck stuck
Blue: short “o” and “or” with oddball
shop job pond spot trot rock torn short sport storm horn work
We have not begun our traditions writing, but it really is still in the plans! If you haven’t done so, please chat with your children about things that you do as a family to celebrate holidays, birthdays, etc. so that they will have an idea when we actually do sit down to write. Again, it doesn’t have to be a major event, just anything you do that is special to your family. It can be as routine as pancakes on Saturday mornings, visits to grandparents, trips to the beach, etc. Your children might look back on those small moments and say “remember when we always used to . . . . . . ” Thanks for your help!
Hundredth Day Alert!!! Because of the snow and ice, the official celebration will be sometime the second week of February. But now is the time to think about that 100-Day collection! Hair ties? Paper clips? Stickers? Anything that can be arranged in groups of ten and attached to cardboard, poster board, etc. Be creative, but your child must be able to carry it throughout the school for our parade.
Thank you for your very generous support of the Peace and Justice baby drive! You are the best!
January 23 — end of second quarter
January 23 — Noon dismissal
January 26 — Catholic Schools Week begins (Monday — Vocations day; Tuesday — student appreciation day (dress-down day; free ice cream and no homework); Wednesday — Priest appreciation day; Thursday — Staff appreciation day; Friday — teacher appreciation day)
January 30 — Noon dismissal
January 30 — report cards sent home
Enjoy the weekend and maybe the snow!