January 14, 2019


RELIGION – We began our week discussing the Epiphany of the Lord. We learned that on Epiphany we remember that the Magi went to Bethlehem and honored Jesus, the Savior of the world. We also learned about the Apostles’ Creed. We talked about what each of the lines in the prayer mean.


January Virtue: Fortitude – being brave and strong in the face of trials

Saint: Saint Bernadette

MATH – Chapter 7 – Numbers to 20. We learned to use a place-value chart to show numbers up to 20, and also show objects up to 20 as tens and ones.

LANGUAGE ARTS – In Unit 6, Lesson 1 we isolated sounds in words and generated words that contain long e spelled y. Our Read Aloud stories this week were Block Party and Be My Neighbor. Reading skills that we worked on included making connections, fact and opinion and making inferences. . We learned that complete sentences must always have a subject and a verb, and a subject and verb must agree in number. We read decodable books 73-75 and they went home daily. I hope they continue to read them to you at home!

SOCIAL STUDIES – We reviewed Unit 2: Where We Live. We discussed the difference in features among a city, a suburb, and a town. We identified the United States on a map. We learned a song about the continents to help us remember the names of the continents. We talked about what natural resources people use in daily life and how people change the environment.


CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK: Begins Sunday, January 27! All STM students are encouraged to attend the 10:30 mass and wear their dress uniform! Here’s a tentative schedule for the week:

Monday: Circle of Prayer, Student Council Bake Sale and Kids Heart Challenge for grades K-3

Tuesday: School Mass and Talent Show

Wednesday: Open House

Thursday: Religion Bowl

Friday: No School

IOWA ASSESSMENT TESTING: We will begin Iowa Assessment testing on Tuesday, February 5th and we will complete our testing on Friday, February 8th. If possible, please try not to schedule any morning appointments during our testing days. Thank you.


JANUARY BIRTHDAY WISHES TO: Sheamus and Christian!