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Welcome to 2-1
        for the Week of 
        Dec. 17, 2018!

Dear Parents and Students,
 We are all looking forward to another fabulous week ahead as we will BE JESUS by welcoming our love of God, our love of learning, and our love of each other together.

Please join us as we honor all of our first trimester accomplishments at our Recognition Ceremony on Monday at 8:30 am in the Holy Family Chapel.

Our Christmas Boutique will take place this Wednesday during school hours in the Thomas Reynold's Gym. Please utilize the envelopes that were sent home last week to hold your child's spending money and to itemize the gift list for your child. 

There will be a Dress Red and Green Day for $2.00 on Thursday, Dec. 20. The children will also be attending the Student Council Christmas Fair on that morning as well.

A Math Test on Chapter 3 will be given on Wednesday. This test will focus on addition with and without regrouping. We will have a Phonics Check Up on Friday. There will not be a Spelling Test this week but there will be a Spelling Bee on Friday. A list of their special Christmas words will go home on Monday in their Green Notebook.

*Please remember that the children are required to have at least 3 sharpened pencils in their cases each day. Thank you! 

  This week we will focus on the coming of the birth of Jesus on Christmas. The children continue to prepare their hearts for Jesus as we pray by our Advent Wreath each day. An Advent Good Deed calendar was given to the children at the beginning of Advent and they are expected to complete one good deed listed on the calendar each day so as to prepare their hearts and minds for Jesus' arrival on Christmas. The children will continue reciting the Act of Contrition prayer each day in school and are asked to pray this beautiful prayer of forgiveness at home on a daily basis to help prepare for the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

**Please remember to say one Hail Mary each night to the Blessed Mother, our class Saint.

We will complete our chapter on the concept of regrouping with addition. This week we will focus on making a model to solve word problems and reviewing all of the concepts from this chapter. We will have a Math Test on Wednesday.  Please review their math facts with them on a nightly basis so that they will be able to work through the regrouping process with a greater understanding of their basic math facts.
Please utilize the connected website for review work and activities related to this chapter. All pass codes were distributed and should be kept in a safe place. Math homework will be assigned on Monday and Tuesday of this week. The homework sheet can be found in your child's take home folder. 

We will continue focusing on the theme of animal habitats when completing a reading packet entitled "Arctic Animals". Please continue to have your child work on their reading log each night and bring them in on Friday this week so that they can be checked. 

We will be introduced to the new syllable type known as the open syllable
. This week we will use this syllable type in one and two syllable words. Please see the Phonics packet that will be sent home this week regarding this topic. It is important that the children practice their Phonics skills nightly in order to meet with success in the classroom!

We will not have a Spelling Test this week but we will have a Spelling Bee on Friday. A list of Christmas Spelling words will be given in the Green Notebooks on Monday.

This week, the class will
 be introduced to singular and plural possessive nouns. 

  The children compose a story based on the children's classic "Olive the Other Reindeer".

 We will continue to present our Mouse House Habitats to the class.

Please check out the "Class News" page for details about classroom policies. 

Also, remember to utilize the pass codes for the Math and Reading series that were sent home. These codes enable the students to gain access to the Connected website so as to reference their math books and readers for reinforcement activities as well as the pages from their textbooks. It is a great resource for learning!
This website can be easily accessed by clicking on the McGraw Math & Reading link located to the left of this page.

All the best for a happy, healthy, respectful, responsible, reverent, and patient week ahead.

Mrs. Cooke