Mrs. Cincilla’s News and Notes Week of 3/16/20

LOOKING BACK AT LAST WEEK

RELIGION – We began working on our Stations of the Cross booklet, completing Station #1-Jesus Is Condemned To Die and Station 2-Jesus Takes Up His Cross.

We discussed the question: “During Lent, how can we be more generous?”

VIRTUE OF THE MONTH: Mercy: caring for those who suffer

SAINT OF THE MONTH: Saint John Vianney

MATH – Last week we began Chapter 11, Picture Graphs and Bar Graphs. We completed the chapter opener and pre-test on Monday. We completed Lessons 1-3.   Vocabulary included: data, picture graph, more, most, fewest, and fewer.

LANGUAGE ARTS – In Unit 9, Lesson 1 we learned the prefixes un- and dis-. Our Read Aloud stories this week were Raising the Flag, Patriotism and This Land is Your Land. Reading skills that we worked on included making connections and summarizing. We learned that adding an –ed to most verbs will show that something has already happened before or in the past. We learned that if we add –s to the verb it is happening now, or in the present. We also discussed that some verbs are different because they don’t use –ed to show that something already happened. We read decodable book 103 and it went home last week. I hope they continue to read to you at home!

SCIENCE – We wrapped up our unit on Matter and took a quick assessment as we enjoyed a matter mixture-better known as a Root Beer Float! When you plop a scoop of ice cream into soda, you get lots of fizz and bubbles. This is a great example of a physical change and it’s delicious too!

OTHER NEWS and NOTES

SPELLING WORDS:  For this week’s spelling words, please click on the “Helpful Links” section to get to SpellingCity.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: Why do leprechauns enjoy recycling?
Answer: Because they like to go green!

STUDENT OF THE WEEK: Coming Soon!

MARCH BIRTHDAYS: Malie