LOOKING BACK AT LAST WEEK
RELIGION – In Chapter 11, we learned that God the Son became man to teach us about God and to show us how to act as images of God. Jesus also came to show us how to love God and he invited the Apostles to help him. Jesus spent a lot of time teaching the Apostles. He asked them to go to all the countries in the world to teach people about God.
VIRTUE OF THE MONTH: Stewardship – Returning your time, talent, and treasure to God.
SAINT OF THE MONTH: St. Elizabeth of Hungary
MATH – We continued Chapter 5 – Shapes and Patterns. This week we combined and separated plane and solid shapes. We identified plane and solid shapes in our classroom, and used plane shapes to identify, extend, and create patterns. Vocabulary included: rectangular prism, cube, sphere, cone, cylinder, pyramid, stack, slide, roll, and repeating patterns.
LANGUAGE ARTS – In Unit 4, Lesson 2 we isolated sounds in words and generated words that contain the schwa sound, spelled el, al, il, and le.. We also learned to blend, spell and read words that contain the sound of nk and kw, spelled nk and qu. Our Read Aloud stories this week were Watching the Moon by Abi Monickam and Ben’s Bright Idea by Daniel Bick. Reading skills that we worked on included: clarifying, predicting and confirming predictions. We learned that an imperative sentence gives a command or makes a request. This kind of sentence ends with a period or an exclamation point. We read decodable books 54-58 and they went home on Friday. I hope they continue to read to read them to you at home!
HANDWRITING – We practiced writing upper and lower case C.
SCIENCE: We began Chapter 3: All About Animals. We talked about all kinds of animals (mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish, and insects). We learned about what animals need to live (shelter, gills, lungs). We learned how animals eat food (herbivore or carnivore). We learned how animals grow and change (hatch, tadpole).
OTHER NEWS and NOTES
SPELLING WORDS: For this week’s spelling words, please go to VocabularySpellingCity.com. I hope your child is enjoying this site while learning their spelling words at the same time
JOKE OF THE WEEK:
First graders (and Mrs. Cincilla) just love funny jokes and riddles! Give this one a try:
Question: What key has legs but can’t open a door?
Answer: A turkey!
STUDENT OF THE WEEK: Dominic