Monday News 11/23/20

Just a reminder that hats, gloves, and jackets should be labeled with your child’s name. Please have them practice zipping and putting on their coat. I would like my friends to be able to put on their coat without putting it on the floor and flipping it over their head. We are causing a few injuries that way.

Homework

  1. 12 mins of math AND reading on i-ready
  2. Complete performance task (math) and upload to seesaw
  3. Handwriting practice
  4. Practice ALL of the sight words

Reading

Icky taught is to write capital and lowercase Ii today. We were rushing through our handwriting today. I want to see neat straight lines when they write the capital I and I do not want to see a huge dot on the lowercase i.

We have NO new sight words and no new word family this week due to the short week. Please review all of the sight words we have learned thus far to review.   

Math

We reviewed for the Chapter 3 test tomorrow. Please complete the performance review for homework tonight and go over the review packet with your child. Treat the performance review like a test. Have your child finish, and then go over anything they got wrong. Upload the performance review to Seesaw.     

Religion

We learned what Advent means. Advent is the 4 weeks leading up to Christmas. We talked about why we celebrate Christmas: Jesus’s birthday. We made an advent chain. Please hang the chain somewhere in your house and rip off one link each day starting Sunday. Sunday is the first day of  Advent.

SS

We made an easy reader, The Story of Thanksgiving. I held onto them for our activity tomorrow. We also completed a thanksgiving write the room.  

Upcoming Dates:

  • tomorrow- report cards go home 
  • Nov. 25-29 Thanksgiving break
  • Dec. 11th – No school
  • Dec 18th – early dismissal 11:30 (no aftercare) 
  • Dec 19th– Jan 3rd – Christmas Break
  • Jan. 4th– 15th – remote learning (more info to come)
  • Jan. 18th – No School: MLK

Friday News 11/20/20

Just a reminder that hats, gloves, and jackets should be labeled with your child’s name. Please have them practice zipping and putting on their coat. I would like my friends to be able to put on their coat without putting it on the floor and flipping it over their head. We are causing a few injuries that way.

Homework

  • Enjoy the weekend

Reading

We were introduced to our next superfriend, Icky today. He likes to watch interesting things on TV. He is going to teach us all about the letter Ii.  

I tested everyone on the sight words we have learned so far. I sent home flashcards with anyone that did not pass with 80% or higher. If you child did not get flashcards, they have met the expectations.  

We made an –ot family easy reader today.

Math

We completed Chapter 3, lesson 10 today. We were counting by 10. They completed their homework in class, and I recorded it in my grade book. There is NO NEED to upload to Seesaw.    

Religion

We read from the Bible today about Gideon’s battle.

SS

We completed a write the room with our sight words. I posted sight words all around the room and they had to go find the 12 words. We also colored a Thanksgiving turkey.

Upcoming Dates:

  • Nov. 24th– report cards go home 
  • Nov. 25-29 Thanksgiving break
  • Dec. 11th – No school
  • Dec 18th – early dismissal 11:30 (no aftercare) 
  • Dec 19th– Jan 3rd – Christmas Break
  • Jan. 4th– 15th – remote learning (more info to come)
  • Jan. 18th – No School: MLK

Thursday News 11/19/20

I know your little ones are coming home with a ton of papers every day, and it is so tempting to toss their work in the trash/recycling when they go to sleep. The only thing that I ask that you keep are the books that go home. Please keep a library for the child of age appropriate books that they can read on their own. This helps them to feel successful as readers and become more the fluent and comfortable.  

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, and jackets should be labeled with your child’s name. Please have them practice zipping and putting on their coat. I would like my friends to be able to put on their coat without putting it on the floor and flipping it over their head. We are causing a few injuries that way.

Homework:

  1. 12 mins of math AND reading on i-ready
  2. Math 3-9 (upload to seesaw)  
  3. Practice the –ot book
  4. Practice sight words
  5. Practice handwriting
  6. Upload reading test to Seesaw

Reading

We took a progress test in Superkids today. Please look it over with your child and upload to seesaw.

We have 3 new sight words this week: little, said, & where. Please add these words to the growing list and practice ALL the words every night.  Please make flashcards.

We have a new word family this week: the –ot family. We did rainbow writing today to spell our –ot words.

Math

We completed Chapter 3, lesson 9 today. They had to listen and color a number grid different colors. Please upload the homework sheet to Seesaw.   

Religion

We are still taking about how Jesus gives thanks and all the things that we are thankful for.

SS

We are continuing to read thanksgiving books as we get ready for the holiday.  We made a Thanksgiving counting book today.

Upcoming Dates:

  • 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) 
  • Dec 19th– Jan 3rd – Christmas Break
  • Jan. 4th– 15th – remote learning (more info to come)
  • Jan. 18th – No School: MLK

Wednesday News 11/18/20

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 already donated.

Just a reminder that hats, gloves, and jackets should be labeled with your child’s name. Please have them practice zipping and putting on their coat. I would like my friends to be able to put on their coat without putting it on the floor and flipping it over their head. We are causing a few injuries that way.

Homework:

  1. 12 mins of math AND reading on i-ready
  2. Math 3-8 (upload to seesaw)  
  3. Practice the –ot book
  4. Practice sight words
  5. Practice handwriting

Reading

We finished learning about Lily today. Instead of a story Lily shared a Chinese poem with us about a ladybug. We talked about words with the same sound but different spellings such as do and dew.

We have 3 new sight words this week: little, said, & where. Please add these words to the growing list and practice ALL the words every night.  Please make flashcards.

We have a new word family this week: the –ot family. We made a rhyming flip book today.

Math

We completed Chapter 3, lesson 8 today. They had to listen and color a number grid different colors. Please upload the homework sheet to Seesaw.   

Religion

We are working on chapter 13: Jesus gives thanks. We talked about praying today and where we can pray. We decided there is no wrong way to pray, and we can do it anywhere: home, school, church, and even at the pool.

SS

We are continuing to read thanksgiving books as we get ready for the holiday.  We had to cut up words to make a sentence today, and then we wrote it by ourselves.

Upcoming Dates:

  • 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) 
  • Dec 19th– Jan 3rd – Christmas Break
  • Jan. 4th– 15th – remote learning (more info to come)
  • Jan. 18th – No School: MLK

Tuesday News 11/17/20

November is time to be thankful and I am truly thankful for all of you. I am thankful that you have blessed me with such a great group of kids. I am always overwhelmed with the generosity from our families, but you all blew me away when you signed up for my wish list items within the first 24 hours that I posted it! I have received most of the items, so I just wanted to say thank you for taking the time to pick up the much needed supplies for the classroom. You rock!

Tomorrow 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 & money for the parish sharing program all week. Thank you for everything you have contributed thus far.  

Homework:

  1. 12 mins of math AND reading on i-ready
  2. Upload the check point quiz to seesaw. No other math homework.  
  3. Practice the –ot book
  4. Practice sight words
  5. Practice handwriting

Reading

Lily taught us to fill in missing letters to words today.

We have 3 new sight words this week: little, said, & where. Please add these words to the growing list and practice ALL the words every night.  Please make flashcards.

We have a new word family this week: the –ot family. We made a house worksheet with all the words in the –ot family.

Math

We took a check my progress quiz today. Please look it over with your child and address any mistakes they made. Upload the quiz to seesaw. There is no other math homework.  

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.  

SS

We are continuing to read thanksgiving books and talk about what happened at the first Thanksgiving.  We put story cards in order to make our own Thanksgiving book and we colored a pilgrim picture.  

Upcoming 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) 
  • Dec 19th– Jan 3rd – Christmas Break
  • Jan. 4th– 15th – remote learning (more info to come)
  • Jan. 18th – No School: MLK

Monday News 11/16/20

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.

Homework:

  1. 12 mins of math AND reading on i-ready
  2. Math 3-7 (upload to seesaw)
  3. Practice the –ot book
  4. Practice sight words

Reading

Lily taught us glad and sad today. We sounded out the words to spell them in our book.  

We have 3 new sight words this week: little, said, & where. Please add these words to the growing list and practice ALL the words every night.  Please make flashcards.

We have a new word family this week: the –ot family. We made a class chart with the words that fit in the –ot family. We glued our poem into our poem book, and your child is coming home with the –ot easy reader. Please read the book each night.  

Math

We completed 3-7: drawing a picture. I am trying to teach my friends to draw neat pictures. We are drawing using x’s. We made rows of 5 x’s. Please remind your child to use this strategy on their homework. It makes counting so much easier when we draw in neat rows.

Religion

We are working on chapter 13: Jesus gives thanks. Jesus was coming to Jericho and a blind man knew who Jesus was and asked to be healed. Jesus healed him because he had faith.  

SS

We read about what life was like for the earlier settlers. My friends decided that they wouldn’t like going to bathroom outside, use candles for light, and go to school at the teacher’s house and get whipped by the teacher. They all agreed they will keep their life the way it is now. We made a pilgrim craft that is hanging in the room.  

Upcoming Dates:

  • 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)  

Thursday News 11/12/20

Just a reminder that there is no school tomorrow. 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.

Homework:

  1. 12 mins of math AND reading on i-ready
  2. Practice sight words

Reading

Lily taught us to write the lowercase l today.

We have 3 new sight words this week: find, jump, & run. Please add these words to the growing list and practice ALL the words every night.  

We continued to practice reading the –at poem. We made an easy reader today and filled in the missing –at words on the pages. Please ask your child to read the book to you.

Math

We completed 3-6: number 20 today. Remember, we fill in the first 10 frame and then move onto the second 10 frame. We start at the top row, fill in the boxes from left to right and then move to the bottom row.  We did the homework in class, and I checked it in, so there is NO NEED to upload to Seesaw tonight.

Religion

We read more from the Bible today about the people not having faith in God after he led the Israelites out of Egypt. Since they had no faith he did not lead them to the promise land, and they had to wonder around the desert for 40 days. We talked about what it means to have faith. We believe even though we can’t see it or have proof that it exists.

SS

We read and colored a book Five Little Turkeys.

Upcoming Dates:

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

Wednesday News 11/11/20

School pictures are in your child’s blue folder.

Homework:

  1. 12 mins of math AND reading on i-ready
  2.  3-6 (Upload to Seesaw)
  3. Handwriting practice
  4. Read the –at book
  5. Practice sight words

Reading

Lily taught us to write the capital L today.

We have 3 new sight words this week: find, jump, & run. Please add these words to the growing list and practice ALL the words every night.  

We continued to practice reading the –at poem. We colored in the bubbles that had pictures from our –at family.

Math

We completed 3-5: numbers 18&19 today. Remember, we fill in the first 10 frame and then move onto the second 10 frame. We start at the top row, fill in the boxes from left to right and then move to the bottom row.  

Religion

We a video about Moses today.   

SS

We read a Native American legend and then made a native American in a canoe craft.

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

Tuesday News 11/10/20

Homework:

  1. 12 mins of math AND reading on i-ready
  2.  Upload checkpoint quiz to Seesaw
  3. Handwriting practice
  4. Read the –at book
  5. Practice sight words

Reading

We were introduced to a new Superfriend, Lily. She will teach us all about the letter Ll.

We have 3 new sight words this week: find, jump, & run. Please add these words to the growing list and practice ALL the words every night.  

We continued to practice reading the –at poem. We made a rhyme book today.

Math

We took the checkpoint quiz today. Please upload to Seesaw. There is no other math homework. Go over the quiz with your child. Some of them lost points on their drawings because they were not careful in their counting. Some lost points for writing 51 instead of 15.

Religion

We continued to read from the bible today about Moses. We learned about the 10 commandments and colored the T page in our ABC bible books.   

SS

We are talking about then vs. now. Life of the early settlers and Native Americans compared to the world we live in now.

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

Monday News 11/9/20

Homework:

  1. 12 mins of math AND reading on i-ready
  2. 3-4 math (upload to Seesaw)
  3. Handwriting practice
  4. Read the –at book
  5. Practice sight words

Reading

We finished learning all about Sal and the letter S today.  We read Sal’s story about sports for the seasons.    

We have 3 new sight words this week: find, jump, & run. Please add these words to the growing list and practice ALL the words every night.  

We continued to practice reading the –at poem. We did some rainbow writing of our –at words today.

Math

I introduced the class to xtramath.org today. This website will help us practice our math facts. Everyone is on kindergarten addition right now. Once they turn the entire grid green, and pass the level, I will move them to subtraction. This group seems to be really on top of their addition facts. I was blown away at how well they did with this. They might be moving on to subtraction faster than any group I have had in the past. We will be using xtramath over the e-learning period so if you want to make sure you can log in at home that would be great. Directions are on the top of the blog under the “resources” tab on the far right. You will need my email, their login is their name (only last initial of those with double names). Their password is the same as raz-kids. (their number 2 or 4 times: if you are number 2 then your password is 2222; if you are number 12 your password is 1212).

We completed chapter 3, lesson 4: numbers 16 & 17. Please complete the homework sheet and upload to Seesaw.    

Religion

We read from the bible today about Moses. After he parted the see, the people were hungry and thirsty in the desert. God heard them and gave them quail and manna to eat. We colored the Q page in our ABC bible books for Quail.  

SS

We learned what a Veteran is today. We watched a short video and made a solider craft that is hanging in the room. We also made cards for Veterans. Thank you to any family members serving our country!

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