Week of October 29, 2018


RELIGION – In Lesson 8 we learned that miracles, done by the power of God, help people believe in God and follow him.

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 39-41 and they went home daily. I hope they continue to read them to you at home!

SCIENCE – We conducted a Pumpkin Science Experiment on Thursday. We measured, weighed and counted pumpkins seeds and recorded our findings. Thanks so much to my volunteers that helped out. You did a great job carving the pumpkins too! We had a blast!


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

VETERANS DAY: This year, STM would like to honor the Veterans in our lives with a video.  Please email ONE picture of any and all Veterans in your family to Rachel Espinosa (rachele@stthomasmore.org).  We would like to include as many branches as we can including: Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, Merchant Marines, Reserves and National Guard.  Please only send US Vets.  All pictures must be submitted by November 2nd, 2018.

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!