Monday Note – February 4, 2019
Valentine’s Day is this week and we’ll end the afternoon with a party! They are anxious to open those valentines! Be sure to send them in Monday or Tuesday if you haven’t done so yet
We are beginning a class book about what they want to be when they grow up! This will be published in hard back form and available for purchase in a few weeks. See the last two year’s books on the table by our door. Next week I’ll send the information for purchasing a copy. If you’d like to share your occupation with us, please let me know so we can schedule a time for you to visit!
There is no school this Friday the 15th for a staff development day and the following Monday for Presidents Day.
There is also no school on Friday, March 16th, for Kindergarten screening. There is no school for just the Kindergarten on that day because we use the rooms for screening next year’s students.
Our Bible lessons will be varied this week. We had fun learning about the meaning of the Lord’s Prayer last week see if they can explain what each heart on their poster means. It helps them remember what each part of the Lord’s Prayer means. We will have lessons on the Widow’s Mite from Luke 21 and when Jesus healed the ten lepers. The emphasis is still on trusting Jesus. Our verse is Psalm 52:8 “I trust in God’s unfailing love, forever and ever.” We are giving our offerings this month to Feeding South Dakota. Mrs. G challenged us to bring 700lbs of food. If you have donations this month they should be in food format instead of monetary donation. Your child can bring some in any time, not just Wednesday’s.
In math we’re working on adding and subtracting 1 more or less to another number. We’re also touching on how to put it into a simple number sentence.
We will finish working with individual letters this week with “Yy” and
“Zz.” The Alphabet books will come home at the end of the week. Enjoy them!
Next week we’ll begin spending more time with vowels and using them to spell
many CVC words (pan, big, etc.). As the weeks go on we will concentrate on
vowel sounds, word families, and blends such as cr, bl, etc. Readers look at
chunks more than individual letters, so when they know “sing” they can relate
it to “bring” and “swing” almost immediately.
We will continue to have phonics, word study time every day! That website I mentioned earlier has simple
phonics games to play –www.starfall.com.
God’s blessings on your week!
Psalm 52:8 “I trust in God’s unfailing love, forever and ever.”
This is our Spanish Song we sing every morning.