Newsletter

December 3rd- 6th

Hello Parents!



Christmas Pageant has been rescheduled to Wednesday, December 12th.


This Sunday is the first Sunday of Advent. Starting next week the children will all have an "Advent Angel" (sort of like a secret santa), and will have the opportunity to do acts of love for them. This is because as they are loving each other, they are loving Jesus and preparing their hearts for his coming! I have told them that this will not mean buying anything! However, on the last day before break, I do ask that they make a card/small craft for them wishing them a Merry Christmas. If you have any further questions let me know! We will see if they can keep this a secret :) If not, that is okay.


Thursday is the all school mass for St. Nicolas at 8:00.



The children have been turning their ornaments in for the Jesse Tree and their writing report on the ornament. Please be sure your child is writing the paragraph about their ornament and that is it turned in by next Monday December 10th. There will be be a presentation on their ornament this week, so practicing reading it before hand is important.


I have seen growth in their reading. Thank you for all the reading and work you do with them at home. Please continue to do so, as it makes a tremendous difference. There will be another DORA reading assessment taken in the next couple weeks. Results should be sent home before Christmas break.


Since we have a shorter month of school in December, the reading minutes might be hard to remember to complete and turn in. However, try to have them turned in before Christmas break.Thank you!


Please have your child bring in new pajamas this week to donate for our pajama drive that we are doing with our Fifth Grade buddies. To celebrate after this service project, we will get to wear our pajamas to school on December 14th and read with our Fifth Grade buddies. Yay!



I hope you all have a blessed week!

Week Plans

Religion

Students will continue to learn about Advent this week and the Annunciation to Mary!

.Phonics

This week in Phonics we will learn how to read and spell:

*final stable syllables –[ble, -[fle, -[ple, -[dle, -[tle, -[gle, -[cle, [kle, -[sle, and –[zle


Reading

We will be guided reading groups this week focusing on comprehension, fluency, and vocabulary.

Writing

WE will be learning how to write a friendly letter by writing a birthday letter to Jesus. The students will also be incorporating the parts of speech they have learned to make their writing more exciting. They will start with a Key word outline first and then write from there.


There is no D.O.L test this week.

Math

We will begin to learn about numbers 1-20 in Chapter 7.

Dates to Remember

DEcember 6th: All school Saint Nicolas Mass


December 7

Phonics Assessment over: v, j, long o, long a, long e, and sight words: one, done and two is on Thursday.

· Spelling Test on Friday: upset, but, them, block, man, need, up, going, set, stomp, come, there

Spelling Sentences: His friend can go with us. We need to get that rock.


December 6th: St. Nick Mass


December 7th: Field trip forms due

December 8

Immaculate Conception-

December 10th

Jesse Tree Ornament and Writing Due


December 12th

Christmas Pageant- 6:30 pm in Church


December 13

High Frequency Word Test (words on website)

December 14

Grace After Meals Test

December 20th

Class Christmas Party/Noon Dismissal