Mrs. Cincilla’s News and Notes Week of 1/13/20

LOOKING BACK AT LAST WEEK

RELIGION – We began our week discussing the Epiphany of the Lord. We learned that on Epiphany we remember that the Magi went to Bethlehem and honored Jesus, the Savior of the world.

In Lesson 13, we learned that before Jesus ascended into heaven, he asked the Apostles to carry on the work of the Church in a special way. He wanted them to teach the people all that Jesus taught. We learned that the Apostles’ Creed is a special prayer that that tells the story of our Catholic faith.

VIRTUES IN PRACTICE:

January Virtue: Gratitude – seeing everything as a gift and being thankful

Saint: St. Francis of Assisi

MATH – We began Chapter 8, Addition and Subtraction Facts to 20 by taking the chapter pre-test assessment. We even learned a new song call “Doubles Rap” to help us solve doubles problems!

LANGUAGE ARTS – In Unit 6, Lesson 2 we isolated sounds in words and generated words that contain s, spelled s, cy, ce, ci. We also isolated sounds in words with long a, spelled a, a_e, ai and ay. Our Read Aloud stories this week were Family Roots and Hello, Japan! by Lisa Kurkov. Reading skills that we worked on included making connections, fact and opinion and making inferences. . We learned that there are four kinds of sentences and that each one has a different end mark. We read decodable books 76-78 and they went home daily. I hope they continue to read them to you at home!

SOCIAL STUDIES – We reviewed Unit 2: Where We Live. We discussed the difference in features among a city, a suburb, and a town. We identified the United States on a map. We learned a song about the continents to help us remember the names of the continents. We talked about what natural resources people use in daily life and how people change the environment.

We read books about Martin Luther King, Jr. We discussed how he worked to end racial segregation and for racial equality in the United States.

OTHER NEWS and NOTES

JOKE OF THE WEEK:

First graders (and Mrs. Cincilla) just love funny jokes and riddles! Give this one a try:

Question: Who’s the penguin’s favorite Aunt?

Answer: Aunt-Arctica!

STUDENT OF THE WEEK: Mason