Monday News-Room 8

Religion-We talked a little bit about Advent today. We made an Advent chain for you to hang up at home. (I know we need to celebrate Thanksgiving first, but Sunday is the first day of advent, so you can take the first chain off!) We will do many more activities for advent when we return from break.

Language Arts- We worked on printing capital and lowercase I. We also listened for the short sound of a, o, and i in the middle of words. We do not have a new list of sight words or a new word family this week. Please continue to practice visual recognition of ALL the sight words.

Math-We will take our math test tomorrow.

Homework: Review sheets-they DO NOT need to be uploaded or returned. Please complete 12 minutes of math and reading in IReady.

Social Studies-We finished up our unit on then and now. We compared the toys from then and now. I made them a stick game to show how they made toys out of things they had.

Dates to Remember:

  • tomorrow- report cards go home 
  • Nov. 25-29 Thanksgiving break
  • Nov. 30th-SJS Spirit Day-out-of-uniform (spirit wear)
  • Dec. 11th – No school
  • Dec 18th – early dismissal 11:20 (no aftercare)

Have a great night!

Friday News-Room 8

Religion-We made a Thankful turkey, highlighting the many things we are thankful for on the feathers.

Reading-We met our new superfriend, Icky today. He likes to watch interesting things on TV. He is going to teach us all about the letter Ii.  Your child is coming home with a view finder we made from the cover of our reader. The strip that slides up and down showed us some things that begin with the short sound of /i/. We also worked on the sight word said. Your child is bringing home a sight word reader. Please keep all of these booklets. They are simple decodable texts that will help your child build their confidence in reading.

Math-We practiced counting by 10’s.

Social Studies- We compared the life of a pilgrim child to ours today-then and now. Ask your child how the pilgrim child ate their food. (Hint: they had to serve the food to the adults and eat standing up.) I also demonstrated to the children how they colored their clothing. We took some blackberries and hot water, smashed them up and dyed some towels. We also did a sequence activity about the first Thanksgiving.

Reminders for next week:

  • Nov. 24th– report cards go home 
  • Nov. 25-29 Thanksgiving break

Have a great weekend!

Thursday News-Room 8

Tomorrow will be the last day to bring in food for the St. Vincent DePaul food drive & money for the parish sharing program. Thank you for everything you have already donated.

Just a reminder that hats, gloves, sweatshirts, and jackets should be labeled with your child’s name.

Today we talked about the different places we could pray. We realized that we could pray anywhere and at any time, as long as we do it respectfully.

We completed our Superkids Assessment. Please sign and return it to school tomorrow.

Homework: Math page-upload to Seesaw. Please practice identifying the different numbers on the 100’s chart. Today each child pulled a number out and had to identify the number and find it on the chart.

Have a great night!

Wednesday News-Room 8

Today we wrote about something we are thankful for-we will put this in our end-of-the-year portfolio.

The children are bringing home their Lily book today. Please practice reading the words in the workbook. We are focusing on blending the sounds together to sound out a word-use the arm slide.

In Math today we used a 50’s number chart. We played I-Spy to find a number.

Homework:

1, Math page-upload to Seesaw

2. Read/review Superkids Lily book

Please make sure your child is dressed for the weather. We go outside every day (weather permitting). (Also continue to practice zipping the coats!)

  • Nov. 20th – End of the 1st trimester
  • Nov. 24th– report cards go home 
  • Nov. 25-29 Thanksgiving break
  • Dec. 11th – No school
  • Dec 18th – early dismissal 11:20 (no aftercare)

Have a great night!

Tuesday News-Room 8

Tomorrow is picture retake day. If you would like your child’s picture retaken, you must return the original tomorrow and he/she may come out of uniform. If your child is not getting retakes, please come in regular uniform.

We are collecting food for the St. Vincent DePaul food drive & money for the parish sharing program all week. Thank you for everything you have contributed thus far.  

Religion-We are working on chapter 13: Jesus gives thanks. We talked about the things we think Jesus might be thankful for and we wrote a letter to God thanking him for things in our lives.  

Language Arts-We worked on filling in the missing letters in words. In our word family book we used a highlighter to find all the words that end in /-ot/ in the poem. We also practiced our sight words using funny voices.

Math-We completed a Check My Progress-this may stay home unless there is a note on it to correct and return.

Homework: Read the Jump book. I also put an activity on Seesaw for you to try at home. This is just a practice run for elearning.

Important Dates:

  • Tomorrow – picture retake
  • Nov. 20th – End of the 1st trimester
  • Nov. 24th– report cards go home 
  • Nov. 25-29 Thanksgiving break
  • Dec. 11th – No school
  • Dec 18th – early dismissal 11:30 (no aftercare)

Have a great night!

Monday News-Room 8

Wednesday, November 18, is picture retake day. Please bring back the picture and students may come out of uniform if they are doing a retake. If your child is not getting retakes, please come in regular uniform.

We are collecting food for the St. Vincent DePaul food drive. I have a box outside the classroom where students can drop off their non-perishable items. Thank you so much for your generosity so far.

Also, we are collecting money for the parish sharing program. Normally, the junior high kids would take the money and go shopping at Target to help out families in need. This year, due to Covid, they will be getting gift cards for the families to use. Any little bit helps. I will have an envelope in the room where students can add money. Thank you to those who have already donated money.

Religion-We started a new chapter-Jesus Gives Thanks. We listened to the bible story about healing the blind beggar. Jesus healed him because he had faith.

Language Arts-We worked on sounding out words with double letters at the end-we call them “chunky monkey”, they only make one sound. Our new sight words for the week are: little, said & where. We also started a new word family-/ot/.

Math-We worked on problem solving. I am teaching them to mark off the picture when they count.

Homework: Math page-submit on Seesaw.

Social Studies-Today we compared schools from the past to our school. We practiced writing in chalk; however, we are glad that we can use pencils and crayons. We also learned about the Mayflower and the long trip the Pilgrims made to a new country.

Have a great night.

Dates to Remember:

  • Nov. 18th – picture retake
  • Nov. 20th – End of the 1st trimester
  • Nov. 24th– report cards go home 
  • Nov. 25-29 Thanksgiving break
  • Dec. 11th – No school
  • Dec 18th – early dismissal 11:30 (no aftercare)

Sunday News-Room 8

I hope everyone enjoyed this long weekend! A few reminders for the week ahead.

Next week we will be collecting food for the St. Vincent DePaul food drive. I will have a box outside the classroom where students can drop off their non-perishable items.

Also, we are collecting money for the parish sharing program. Normally, the junior high kids would take the money and go shopping at Target to help out families in need. This year, due to Covid, they will be getting gift cards for the families to use. Any little bit helps. I will have an envelope in the room where students can add money.

Beginning tomorrow I would like you to submit the math homework on Seesaw. I will also occasionally post an activity for homework, so we we can all practice using this platform. It would be a good idea to make a list of the programs we use and your child’s passwords taped next to the computer.(I-Ready, Raz Kids)

Dates to remember:

  • Nov. 20th – End of the 1st trimester
  • Nov. 24th– report cards go home 
  • Nov. 25-29 Thanksgiving break

Tuesday News-Room 8

Religion-We are working in our Bible book this week.

Superkids-We finished up with /s/ today. We made the /s/ craft for our ABC book and practiced sounding out rhyming words. We also practiced our new sight words with silly voices.

Math-We completed a Check My Progress today.

Homework: Read the /at/ book.

Social Studies: Today we watched a video about Veterans.

Have a great night!

Monday News-Room 8

Religion-We read a story called Wanda Wondered Why. Please read this with your child.

Reading-We read our first story on Friday called, “Sal”. The children are bringing their Sal book home today. Please read this story with your child . They are also bringing home a baseball card game. This game practices blending two letter sounds together. All of this may stay at home. Our new sight words are run, find & jump. Please continue to practice all of the sight words. I also sent home the reading kit on Friday. These manipulatives are for various reading activities if we have to go to elearning. We will also use them in January. Please put this baggie in a safe spot; I do not have extras.

Math-We practiced numbers 16 and 17.

Homework: Math page. Don’t forget to do I-Ready-12 minutes in math and reading by the end of the week. Read the Sal story in the Superkids workbook.

Social Studies-We are beginning a unit on then and now. We learned about what homes looked like in the past, compared to now. (ice box-refrigerator, outhouse-bathroom, tub for washing clothes-washing machine)

Have a great night!

Upcoming Dates:

  • Nov. 13th – No School: Staff development
  • Nov. 20th – End of the 1st trimester
  • Nov. 24th– report cards go home 
  • Nov. 25-29 Thanksgiving break