Hopefully, you all had a relaxing and fun break! We spent our first week back at school reviewing classroom routines and getting back into the swing of things.
We read several this books this week about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. during social studies. The students also came up with some own dreams for the world, their families, and themselves.
Spelling and phonics consisted of -ng an -nk word endings as well as compound words.
Phonics/Spelling for the week of January 17th – or and ore words (r-controlled vowel o)
High frequency words for the week of January 17th will be away, car, friends, house, our, school, very
Grammar – plural es (such as buses) and verbs ending in es (such as mixes)
Comprehension – Theme
The Catholic Church calendar is made up of special seasons. During religion this past week, we talked about Ordinary Time. Ordinary Time is consists of two parts. The first part is from the end of the Christmas season to the beginning of Lent. The second part is from the end of the Easter season to the beginning of Advent. We’re learning that, during Ordinary Time, the Gospel readings that we hear at Mass are about the Jesus’ life and and His teachings.
During Ordinary Time we count the Sundays in order. For example, we say “the First Sunday in Ordinary Time, the Second Sunday, and so on. (We’re also tying this into math a bit by thinking of other things we can count with ordinal numbers such as grades, birthdays, etc.)
January 16th – No school Martin Luther King Jr. Day
January 17th – All School Peace Mass (Therefore, we will not attend 8:30 Wednesday morning Mass this week.)
January 25th – 1st & K Great Grades Mass
January 29th – Catholic School Week Open House (12:30 – 2:30, beginning in the church)
January 29th – February 3rd – Catholic Schools Week