LOOKING BACK AT LAST WEEK
RELIGION – In Chapter 10, we learned that the beatitudes are the “best attitudes” – the ways an image of God should think, feel, and act. By living the beatitudes, we will be happy here on earth and be happy someday with God in heaven.
VIRTUE OF THE MONTH: Reverence: showing deep respect for God
SAINT OF THE MONTH: Saint Hyacinth
MATH – We took the Benchmark Assessment for Chapters 1-4. The tests were tough, but the children did an awesome job on the Assessment! We began Chapter 5 – Shapes and Patterns.
LANGUAGE ARTS – In Unit 3, Lesson 3 we isolated sounds in words and generated words that contain the sound of or, spelled or and ore. We also learned to blend, spell and read words that contain the ar and w sounds, spelled ar, w and wh. Our Read Aloud stories this week were From Seed to Flower by Jeri Cipriano and Insects Grow and Change by Katie Sharp. Reading skills that we worked on included: author’s purpose, sequencing and making connections. We learned that interrogative sentences (asking sentences) ask a question and end with a question mark. We read decodable books 44-48 and they went home. I hope they continue to read them to you at home!
HANDWRITING – We practiced writing the letter Aa.
SCIENCE – We conducted a Pumpkin Science Experiment on Thursday. We measured, weighed and counted pumpkins seeds and recorded our findings. Thanks so much to my volunteers that helped out. You did a great job carving the pumpkins too! We had a blast!
Then on Friday, both first grade classes conducted a hands-on experiment with owl pellets to discover what owls eat! It was a little messy but so much fun and very interesting! What a great learning experience!
OTHER NEWS and NOTES
HALLOWEEN PARTY: Our Halloween Party will be held on Thursday, October 31 from 2:15-3:00. Thank you to my room moms and all the volunteers helping out to make this a fun time for the children. Our Halloween Parade will begin at 2:00 and the children CAN wear their costumes for the parade and party! They will have time to get dressed up after lunch. Please make sure they are able to change into their costume by themselves. Please note that no masks are allowed and no witch or devil costumes.
SPELLING WORDS: For this week’s spelling words, please go to VocabularySpellingCity.com. I hope your child is enjoying this site while learning their spelling words at the same time!
JOKE OF THE WEEK:
First graders (and Mrs. Cincilla) just love funny jokes and riddles! Give this one a try!
Question: What does a farmer use to count his cattle?
Answer: A COWculator!
STUDENT OF THE WEEK: John
OCTOBER BIRTHDAY WISHES TO: Ben, Micah, Julia, Addison, Helen and John! That’s a lot of October celebrations!