January 21, 2019


RELIGION – We learned that Jesus knew the importance of teaching others to work on earth. Jesus chose twelve men to follow him. They learned from him and then were sent by Jesus to teach others about him. These men are called the twelve Apostles. We discussed that although we are not Apostles, we are followers of Jesus. As followers of Jesus, we too are called to teach about Jesus in what we say and do.


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

Saint: Saint Bernadette

MATH – We began Chapter 8, Addition and Subtraction Facts to 20 by taking the chapter pre-test assessment. We even learned a new song call “Doubles Rap” to help us solve doubles problems!

LANGUAGE ARTS – In Unit 6, Lesson 2 we isolated sounds in words and generated words that contain s, spelled s, cy, ce, ci. We also isolated sounds in words with long a, spelled a, a_e, ai and ay. Our Read Aloud stories this week were Family Roots and Hello, Japan! by Lisa Kurkov. Reading skills that we worked on included making connections, fact and opinion and making inferences. . We learned that there are four kinds of sentences and that each one has a different end mark. We read decodable books 76-78 and they went home daily. I hope they continue to read them to you at home!

SOCIAL STUDIES – We read books about Martin Luther King, Jr. We discussed how he worked to end racial segregation and for racial equality in the United States.

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.


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, Kids Heart Challenge for grades K-3 and Crazy Sock Day!

Tuesday: School Mass and Scavenger Hunt

Wednesday: Open House and Silly Hat Day!

Thursday: Religion Bowl and Hawaiian Dress Day

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.