Mrs. Cincilla’s News and Notes Week of 10.21.19


RELIGION – In Lesson 9, we learned that when we pray we raise our hearts and minds to God by talking and listening to him. We learned that we can pray anywhere and anytime. We discussed that the Our Father is a very special prayer that Jesus taught us.

VIRTUE OF THE MONTH: Reverence: showing deep respect for God

SAINT OF THE MONTH: Saint Hyacinth

MATH –We reviewed Chapter 4 and then took the Chapter 4 Assessment. They did a great job!

LANGUAGE ARTS – In Unit 3, Lesson 2 we isolated sounds in words and generated words that contain the sound of e, spelled ea. We also learned to blend, spell and read words that contain the th and ch sounds, spelled th, ch and tch. Our Read Aloud stories this week were Jake’s Tree by Dennis Fertig and Journey of a Raindrop by Vidas Barzdukas. Reading skills that we worked on included: comprehension strategies such as asking questions and summarizing. We learned that declarative sentences (telling sentences) are most often seen when we read. We read decodable books 39-43 and they went home daily. I hope they continue to read them to you at home!

HANDWRITING – We practiced writing upper and lowercase O.

SCIENCE – We continued to study the lifecycle of a plant. I brought in pumpkin seeds, broccoli, celery stalks, spinach leaves and baby carrots. The children enjoyed making a “whole” plant out of all the vegetables!


ADVENT BY CANDLELIGHT will be held Monday, November 18th, at 6:00 pm, starting in McCallin Hall.  It is a wonderful evening of faith and fellowship, to help prepare us for the Advent Season.  Please join us for food and drinks, adoration with Fr. Riley, and fantastic guest speakers.  To register or to host a table, please go to the following link.

RAISE THEM STRONG: Your child will receive the second Raise Them Strong family homework assignment on Monday, October 21st.   This is due October 29th.  The link for this assignment can be found under “helpful links”.

HALLOWEEN PARTY: Our Halloween Party will be held on Thursday, October 31 from 2:15-3:00. Thank you to my room moms and all the volunteers helping out to make this a fun time for the children. Our Halloween Parade will begin at 2:00 and the children CAN wear their costumes for the parade and party! They will have time to get dressed up after lunch. Please make sure they are able to change into their costume by themselves. Please note that no masks are allowed and no witch or devil costumes.

SPELLING WORDS: For this week’s spelling words, please go to I hope your child is enjoying this site while learning their spelling words at the same time!


First graders (and Mrs. Cincilla) just love funny jokes and riddles! Give this one a try:

Question: What pants do ghosts wear?
Answer: BOO jeans.


OCTOBER BIRTHDAY WISHES TO: Ben, Micah, Julia, Addison, Helen and John! That’s a lot of October celebrations!