Week of September 24, 2018

LOOKING BACK AT LAST WEEK

RELIGION – In Lesson 4 we learned that we are to act as images of God, and how we can become more like God when we choose to follow the Commandments. When we follow the Commandments, we are acting as God acts and we become better images of God.

Virtue of the Month: Charity – loving God an your neighbor.

Saint of the Month: Saint Gertrude

MATH – We had a busy week taking our Chapter 2 Review Test, Chapter 2 Assessment Test, and the Cumulative Review for Chapters 1 & 2.

LANGUAGE ARTS – In Unit 1, Lesson 3 we isolated sounds in words and generated words with initial and final p, l, o and b sounds. Our Read Aloud stories this week were The Little School Bus by Carol Roth and What Will I Be? by Jill Johnson. Reading skills that we worked on included: comprehension, making and confirming predictions, sequencing, and language use. We practiced identifying singular and plural nouns. We read decodable books 14-18 and they went home daily. I hope they continue to read them to you at home!

HANDWRITING: We learned that some letters and numerals have lines that are straight up and down, and that some letters and numerals have slide lines. We practiced writing vertical and horizontal lines.

SCIENCE – We learned that plants are living things. We studied the different parts of plants.

OTHER NEWS and NOTES

SOCKS:  Please make sure your child’s socks comply with the uniform rules.  They need to be solid red, white or blue and we should see them above their shoes.  The children are not supposed to use “no-show” socks.  Thank you for your help!

APPLE UNIT: This month we have been learning all about apples! Next week we will conclude our unit by making applesauce! Please send in one peeled and diced apple to school on Thursday, September 27th. A reminder note will be sent home on Tuesday September 25th. Thank you! We will enjoy our homemade applesauce with graham crackers.

FIELD TRIP: Our 1st Grade classes will be going on a field trip to the Denver Botanic Gardens on Wednesday, October 10, 2018. Permission slips went home on Friday!

PRAYERS: Please practice the following prayers at home as I will be testing the children on their prayers over the next couple of weeks:

  • Sign of the Cross
  • Our Father
  • Hail Mary
  • Glory Prayer
  • Prayer to the Guardian Angel
  • Grace Before Meals Prayer

STUDENT OF THE WEEK: Eleanor