Friday, December 21, 2018

I just wanted to take a moment to say THANK YOU for all of the lovely gifts and to those who sent in items for today's party.  I really appreciate everything.

I hope you all have a very Merry and Blessed Christmas and a Happy, Healthy New Year!

See you in 2019!

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Good Afternoon

Tomorrow is a half day - there is no aftercare

Tomorrow is the last day to sign up for the recess activities that will take place during the winter months

We will have our Christmas celebration tomorrow

No Homework :)

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Good Afternoon

We had a very fun, busy day!  We are working on very special surprises for our families :)  We also got to to see the school production of Elf!


Math- p 55
Reading - "Just a Phase for Phil"

Red and green tag day Thursday - $2
Nativity Play- upper church 1:30 pm tomorrow all are welcome
Club sign ups for during the winter months ( during recess) still has openings for anyone interested
Tomorrow we make gingerbread houses :)
Friday- noon dismissal, no aftercare

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Good Afternoon

Here's what we did today....

In reading....we read the decodable book "Be a Wrangler"

In grammar.....we worked on pronouns

In religion....we reviewed what the gospel is and where it is found in the Bible.  We also discussed Our Lady of Guadalupe, as today is her feast day

In math.....we reviewed SO much for the test Friday.  Please review the papers that come home

In cursive....we learned the letter f


Spelling - sentences 8-13

Math - 52 and 53

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Good Afternoon

Here's what we did today....

In reading....we read the book "Tell Me Tree."  This is a very hard selection.  There will be no assessment.  St dents brought it home to practice reading tonight.  We also looked up the vocabulary word.

In math....we worked SO hard on word problems.  Please use the pages sent home today as a review.  We did pages 181 and 182 completely together.  All work was shown on the board.  I reminded students to write the work, however some did not.  Please tell the students to show they're work....not just write the answer.  On the next page, the students did each problem independently at first and then we reviewed it.  If there is a sticker beside the problem, they child did it correctly independently.

In science we continue to work on reindeer.


Spelling - sentences 1-7

Math- p 51

Reading- "Tell Me Tree"

Pizza lunch tomorrow

Monday, December 10, 2018

Good Afternoon!

Here's what we did today....

In reading....we reviewed the vocabulary words from "Birdhouse for Rent" and reread that story.  We also read the decodable book "Granddaddy Spider and the Party.  Tomorrow we will start the final story of this unit.

In grammar....we started to learn about pronouns.

In cursive....we reviewed old letters and learned the letter "h"

In  religion....we lit the second candle on the Advent wreath and continue to learn about Advent.

In math....we practiced double digit addition.  There will be a test on this chapter on Friday.  ** Please note:  A review for the chapter WILL NOT go home.  The reason for this is that the students only need to know the following:

  • how to add double digit numbers  ( with and without regrouping/carrying)
  • how to round to the nearest ten
  • word problems ( with hidden words like "double" or "dozen" and multi step problems)
  • regroup example 6 tens 16 ones = 7 tens and 6 ones)
In science....we labeled a reindeer and learned reindeer facts.


Spelling- 3x each, no test this week

Math- p 50, test Friday

Reading "Granddaddy Spider"


Pizza Lunch this Wednesday

Thursday, December 6, 2018

No Homework

Spelling Test tomorrow

See everyone at 6:45 for the concert :)

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Good Afternoon!!

Here's what we did today....

In reading....we continue to read "Birdhouse for Rent" and review the vocabulary words

In math....we continue to work on double digit addition.  Please remind students that when they regroup or carry they MUST show the number they carry.  Also, homework today is rounding.  Some students are still having a hard time with this.  We reviewed this today, but please review at home as well.

In science....we continue to learn about reindeer

We had a special presentation today about pedestrian safety.


Spelling- sentences 1-6

Math- p 48

Reading- read for 10 minutes


Monday, December 3, 2018

Good Afternoon!

I hope everyone had a restful weekend!  The students came to school very excited that December has started!

Here's what we did today...

In reading.... we read a new story called "Birdhouse for Rent."  The interesting thing about this selection is that it is written from the perspective of the birdhouse and thus the birdhouse is the narrator.  The vocabulary words for the selection are tricky and while we reviewed them and write their definitions today - you may want to review them at home as well.  They are: rent, vacant, deserted, examined and tenants.  We are also continuing to focus on nonfiction text features.  This week in reading/science we will learn about reindeer.

In spelling....we took a pretest and reviewed our new words.

In grammar.....we learned about using verbs in the future tense.

In handwriting....we worked on cursive letters e and l

In math.....we worked on double digit addition using three addends.  This can be difficult for the students and requires that they go slow and they take their time

In religion....we talked about Advent as a season of preparing and waiting.  We worked on Advent calendars

In science....we started to talk about reindeer

In Social Studies....we read a Scholastic Magazine about the history of gingerbread.


Spelling- three times each, test Friday

Math- p47

Reading- read for ten minutes...try to read a nonfiction book


Thursday is the Christmas Concert - 7pm.  Students should arrive at 6:45 and report to the classroom

Friday is a half day - noon dismissal

Breakfast with Santa is Saturday

Next week- pizza lunch Wednesday and Santa's workshop is Monday