Spelling/Phonics this Week: short i
Next week, the Spelling/Phonics focus will be short o and -s plurals.
High Frequency Words: and, take, up
Next week’s High Frequency (Sight) Words will be get, help, use
1. Addition number sentences can be written horizontally AND
2. Making a plan plan for solving word problems
- Understand (Underline what you know. Circle what you need to find.)
- Plan (How will I solve the problem? Will I draw a picture? Will I act it out? Will I make a table?)
Vocabulary: sum, part, whole, add, equal (= in a horizontal addition number sentence or ___ in a vertical addition number sentence ) , add (+) addition number sentence
We brainstormed science tools this week and got some hands-on experience with magnifiers. We also read What is Science? by Rebecca Kai Doltish and What Scientists Do by .
We discussed what “Social Studies” means, i.e. learning about people, cultures, history (things that have happened in the past), etc.
We learned that the word liberty (which is in the Pledge of Allegiance that we say each and every morning) means freedom. We also looked at the original 13-colony flag (with 13 starts in a circular formation) and compared it with our country’s current flag. This was truly an interesting conversation! So many children were engaged and eager to share that we live “in the country of Illinois”. Others explained that we also live in “America” while some kindly clarified that “it’s actually called the U.S.” :-).
Although different Catholic churches may not look the same, they all have a sign of Jesus’ love for us – the cross. Catholics go to church for many different reasons (baptisms, weddings, funerals, mass, …)
At Mass, we begin by singing a holy song. We and then make the sign of the cross. This initial part of Mass is called “The Greeting”. During this time, the priest asks God to be with us and we ask God to be with our priest.