Week of December 7th - 11th
What we're learning this week...
Book: The Gingerbread Man retold by Jim Aylesworth
Reading Strategies: visualizing the text, retelling the story, identifying the problem and solution, understanding the role of characters
Math: Teen numbers, addition and subtraction within 5
Writing: Narrative writing, using what we know to write words, practicing using finger spaces and proper punctuation
Religion: Advent, we learn about God with our friends
Science: Weather Watching: How do you know what to wear for the weather?
Social Studies: California Symbols, Celebrate America
Social and Emotional Learning: Having empathy: Students discuss what it means to have empathy for someone, and brainstorm ways to show empathy and caring to someone in different situations.
Social Skills: Following directions and working with others
Statement of Philosophy
The parents, administration, faculty, and staff of Stella Maris Academy believe that Christ is the center of our lives and that we are called to proclaim the Good News, to create community, and to be of service to all of God’s people.
We acknowledge that parents are the primary educators of their children.
We foster a supportive environment that balances high expectations with the respect for individual differences.
We commit ourselves to challenge students to become life-long learners while developing a healthy attitude of personal value and self-worth.
We prepare students for higher education, responsible citizenship, and moral integrity in an ever-changing world.