Mrs. Cincilla’s News and Notes Week of 10.7.19


RELIGION – In Lesson 7 we learned that Jesus Christ, the second person of the Blessed Trinity, who became man, is our Savior. We learned the God the Son became man to teach us about God and to show us how to act as images of God. We discussed that Mary is Jesus’ mother and that Joseph was Jesus’ father on earth.

Virtue of the Month: Reverence: showing deep respect for God

Saint of the Month: Saint Hyacinth

MATH – We began Chapter 4, “Subtraction Facts to 10”. We learned different strategies, such as the take-away concept, number bonds, counting on, and counting back to identify and learn subtraction facts.

LANGUAGE ARTS – In Unit 2, Lesson 3 we isolated sounds in words and generated words that contain the sound of j, spelled dje. We also learned to blend, spell and read words that contain the u and z sounds. Our Read Aloud stories this week were No Wolves Allowed by Sheila Sweeny and Far Away Friends by Tamara Andrews. Reading skills that we worked on included: making and confirming predictions, main idea and details. We learned about action verbs and helping verbs. We learned that action verbs tell us what action is performed by the person or thing named in the sentence, and that sometimes action verbs need help from other verbs to show when the action happens. These verbs are called helping verbs. We read decodable books 29-33 and they went home daily. I hope they continue to read them to you at home!

FIRE SAFETY WEEK – Kindergarten and First grade students learned all about fire safety last week. Thank you Mr. Creviston for teaching us how to stay safe!


RAISE THEM STRONG: On Monday, October 7th, your child will have the first Raise Them Strong family homework assignment in their red folder.  This is due October 15th.

FIELD TRIP: Our 1st Grade classes will be going on a field trip to the Denver Botanic Gardens this Thursday, October 10, 2019. Looks like we may have a chilly and wet Thursday, so please make sure your child is bundled up, as we will be outside a lot. Thank you.

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.

FREE APP: You can download Chegg Flashcard maker on your phone or iPad to make flashcards to practice our weekly spelling words.

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 do elves learn in school?

Answer: The elf-abet!


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