Mrs. Cincilla’s News and Notes Week of 2/2/20

LOOKING BACK AT LAST WEEK

VIRTUE OF THE MONTH: Honesty – being trustworthy and true

SAINTS OF THE MONTH: Blessed Francesco Marto and Blessed Jacinta Marto

MATH – We learned about comparing 2 things (tall/taller, short/shorter, long/longer) and learned about comparing more than 2 things (tallest, shortest, longest). We learned about using a start line.

LANGUAGE ARTS – In Unit 7, Lesson 2 we isolated sounds in words and generated words that contain m spelled mb, n spelled kn and gn, r spelled r and wr, and f spelled ph. Our Read Aloud stories this week were Pond Plants and Fruits and Vegetables at Work. Reading skills that we worked on included main ideas and details and author’s purpose. We learned that possessive pronouns take the place of nouns and that possessive pronouns also show ownership. We read decodable book 85-89.

SCIENCE – We learned why the Sun is important for life on Earth. We discussed the effects of Earth’s rotation and orbit around the Sun. We watched a video called The Sun, A Real Star.

OTHER NEWS and NOTES

100TH DAY OF SCHOOL: We will celebrate the 100th day of school on Wednesday, February 5th! We’ll share our 100 “things” with the other first grade and kindergarten classes during a parade through the classrooms.

VALENTINE’S DAY: Please send in Valentine’s Day cards to class on Thursday, February 13. Watch for a letter coming home this Friday! If you have any questions, please email me. Thank you!

Our Valentine’s Day party will be held on Friday, February 14th from 10:15-11:15. We will be attending Mass on the 14th so students are to wear casual uniform please.

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: Do skunks celebrate Valentine’s Day?

Answer: Sure, they’re very scent-imental!

STUDENT OF THE WEEK: Christian

FEBRUARY BIRTHDAY WISHES TO: Max, Mason and Molly!