Mrs. Cincilla’s News and Notes Week of 2/24/17


RELIGION – We continued working on Lesson 15 – The Mass. We read an imagined story of faith, Troy Learns How to Make a Special Sacrifice of Love. In the story the little boy sulked and played around at Mass because he wanted to be home watching his favorite television show. At the end of the story the little boy realized that Jesus had made a big sacrifice when he died on the Cross. Troy thought that maybe he could make a small sacrifice and not complain so much about giving up his favorite show, and perhaps even behave a little better at Mass. It was a good story for the children to hear and discuss.

MATH – We began Chapter 10, “Weight” this week with a pre-test on Monday. We completed Lesson 1, Comparing Things and Lesson 2, Finding the Weight of Things. We used our balance scales to help with Lesson 2. Math vocabulary included: heavy, heavier, light, lighter, and, as heavy as.

LANGUAGE ARTS – In Unit 8, Lesson 2 we isolated sounds in words and generated words that contain ow spelled ow and ou and aw spelled aw and au. Our Read Aloud stories this week were Grow, Ladybug, Grow! and Just Like My Mother. Reading skills that we worked on included genre review and clarifying. We learned that words with the same meaning are called synonyms. We read decodable books 96-99 and they went home last week. I hope they continue to read them to you at home!



Lent is almost here and for STM Catholic that means A LOT of families are depending on us to help them in their diaper needs! STM Catholic is one of Bottom Line’s biggest supporters, let’s be extra charitable this year in our Lenten almsgiving!

  • Stuff the Bus diaper drive will start on Ash Wednesday and run through Holy Week
  • Drop off Diapers in Morning Car Line – BETA officers will take them from you
  • If the school exceeds 75,000 diapers, we will have a special reward!
  • Classrooms will have baby bottles to collect change and small bills. The money will be donated to Bottom Line Diaper Bank – The grade that raises the most money will receive an ice cream sundae party!
  • Ideas for buying diapers:
    • During your regular Grocery shopping (use King Soopers coupons)
    • Costco
    • Target Runs
    • Sam’s Club
    • Wal-Mart
    • Amazon


  • 1 in 3 children under the age of 3 live in poor families
  • The average baby uses 8-10 diapers a day
  • At $100 or more a month, diapers become a luxury item for many families.
  • Earning minimum wage, diaper cost is 12-15% of take-home pay
  • Food Stamps, Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), and Medicare cannot be used for diapers.


  • Clean Diapers = Healthy Babies
  • Decreases infectious disease
  • Prevents diaper rash • Eliminates the need to reuse disposable diapers
  • Reduces crying, stress, and potential child abuse
  • Laundromats do not allow washing cloth diapers
  • Daycares require parents to provide a daily supply of disposable diapers

SPELLING WORDS:  Since we have such a short week, there will be no spelling words or homework packet this week!

BIRTHDAY WISHES TO: Molly, Max and Mason!



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

Question: Why would you never iron a four-leaf clover?

Answer: Because you shouldn’t press your luck!