Reading: We have studied the
capital letters A to R in our reading series. We will continue to
review capital letters for the next three weeks in Fundations. The
children should be able to not only recognize these letters but be able
to write each letter. In Fundations we have, also, learned to recognize,
write, and know the sounds of all the lower case letters. We
have, also, learned some sight words that we review each day. The
children should be able to read the words I, am, little, and the.
This month we will focus
on the capital letters Ss to Zz in our reading series. We will
be learning the sight words to and a.
Many of you may have
noticed I have not been so enthusiastic about our on line reading program.
I will no longer be giving any assignments on the computer. We are
having a lot of difficulty with it. Many parents could not get on
or they could not do the assignment. Some even got the wrong assignment.
So I am holding off on this until I can figure out how to use this program
a little better. I apologize for any inconvenience that may cause.
Please remember you have the user name and password for your child.
You can go to the site and explore. If you want sites that will help
you review concepts please go to the school web page, then to my page and
then to my puzzle page, you will find some great sites from there.
Math: Each morning we begin
our day by doing the calendar. We discuss the month, days of the
week, and the year. It is also used to learn about numbers.
Another concept that is taught is patterns and shapes. Each month
we have a new shape with a new pattern. For example in September
we used circles. We used them to make a green, orange pattern. In
October we used squares that were orange and brown. We made an orange,
brown pattern. In November we used triangles and made a brown, red,
red pattern. This month we are using trapezoids and making a red,
green, green pattern.
We continue to work
on our counting skills by counting each morning. The children should
be able to count form 0 to 50. We are finishing up on our unit
on shapes and patterns. We will be moving on to positional concepts.
Religion: This month will be a very
busy month. We will be focusing on the season of Advent. We have
an Advent wreath in our room. Each day we review that Advent is a
time to prepare for baby Jesus and we will light a candle while saying
an Advent prayer. Each child will make their own Advent wreaths.
We will hang them in our room during the weeks of Advent that we are in
school. Before we leave for Christmas vacation we will send them
home. We will also begin reading from the New Testament. We
will start with Angel Gabriel Visits Mary and the Birth of Jesus.
Dates to remember:
- Christmas Cards
We do exchange Christmas cards in class. Christmas cards can be sent
into school starting Friday, December 6th. There are a total of 27
students in the class. We ask that you DO NOT WRITE ANY NAMES on
the outside of the envelopes. This makes it easier and faster to
distribute the cards since the children can not read the other student's
names. We, also, ask that all Christmas cards be sent in no later
than Monday, December 16th so we have time to put the cards in everyone's
December 6th -
Mass at 10:00
- Report cards
Along with the report card are two other papers, the first is a copy of
the assessment form I used to assess your child. If a concept is
circled that means they had difficulty with that particular concept.
This helps you to know exactly what your child is having difficulty with
and can review it at home. The second form is the report card form.
This form just lets us know that you received and looked over the report
card. Please sign it and return it to school by December 13th.
You only need to return the report card form. The report card is
yours to keep.
- 'Tis the Season Gifts due
We want to thank all those who took a tag off the 'Tis the Season tree.
There are a few left. If you still want to get a tag but have not
done so please send the red permission slip in as soon as possible.
Please remember all gifts must be in by Thursday, December 12th.
Please remember to attach the tag to the gift.
6th - Christmas Vacation
We would like to wish everyone a very Merry and Blessed Christmas and a
Happy New Year!
Special Requests: First, maybe
we could ask Santa to put new crayons and glue sticks in our stockings.
Our crayons are in bad shape. Please remember to ask Santa for a
box of 24. We never seem to have enough glue sticks for our wonderful
now that the cold weather is upon us, we will still be going outside for
recess so please make sure your child comes to school dressed for the cold
If at any time you have
any questions or concerns please feel free to get in touch with us by either
sending an email or writing us a note.
Mrs. Coderre and Mrs. Pizzo