Mrs. Cincilla’s News and Notes Week of 9.2.19

LOOKING BACK AT LAST WEEK

RELIGION – In Lesson 2, Creation, we learned that God is love and He made us out of love. We learned that there are different kinds of love such as love for our parents, our siblings, and other family members. We discussed that God’s love is bigger, deeper, and greater than any kind of love. We learned that we are created to love God and, through him, to love everyone else.

MATH – In Chapter 1, we used cube towers to make number patterns, and solved less than and greater than number problems.

READING – In Unit 1, Lesson 1 we isolated sounds in words and generated words with initial and final s and t sounds. Our Read Aloud story this week was First Grade Stinks by Mary Ann Rodman. Reading skills that we worked on included: comprehension, compare and contrast, and character. We read decodable books 5-8 and they went home throughout the week. They promised me they would read them to you!

HANDWRITING – We practiced writing upper and lower case letters.

SOCIAL STUDIES – We discussed how we depend on people in our community, and learned why people move from one place to another.

OTHER NEWS and NOTES

BACK-TO-SCHOOL NIGHT: I look forward to seeing all of you on Wednesday, September 4th!

HOMEWORK: Please be sure to check that your child has put their name and number on their homework. Also, please review your child’s homework before it is turned it. Thank you!

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!

Another great find…TumbleBooks, “eBooks for eKids!” Your library card and PIN provide access to your library’s online resources including TumbleBooks. I often use the Douglas County Library system to access my TumbleBooks account. They have a wonderful collection of storybooks for the children to listen to during our afternoon snack time. You can view educational videos, play puzzles and games, and much more!

FIELD TRIP: Our 1st Grade classes will be going on a field trip to the Denver Botanic Gardens on Thursday, October 10, 2019. Additional information regarding the field trip will be coming home soon!!

Our Specials are as follows:

*Monday: Tech

*Tuesday: Second Step, PE and Art

*Wednesday: Art and Music

*Thursday: Music and Tech

*Friday: PE and Library

Please make sure your child has sneakers for PE! They will not be able to participate without them.

STAR STUDENT: Coming Soon!

SEPTEMBER BIRTHDAY WISHES TO: Maya!

JOKE OF THE WEEK:

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

Q: What do you call a bear with no teeth?

A: A gummy bear!