Mrs. Pugliese's K - 1 Class

Week of: December 10, 2018
Happy second week of Advent!


Well, we had another fantastic week in Kindergarten together! The children had a great week playing together, working hard in math and reading, and pledging to BE good friends to each other!

Last week, we had a full, busy week! We read and enjoyed two Bible stories, David and Goliath and Daniel and the Lion's Den, we reviewed different rules in different places in reading, learned positional words in math, St. Nicholas visited and dropped off bells, we prayed to Mary for Immaculate Conception, and performed beautifully at our Christmas Nativity!

All the children in Grades K - 3 were reverent and just perfect at our Advent Lessons and Carols. I am so proud of their hard word and reverence. A job well done to all!

It was a great, productive week!

Looking ahead...

This week, the students will continue in the academic areas of Reading, Fundations, and Math.

In reading, we will begin Unit 3 - Week 2 - Sounds Around Us
Essential Question of the week:
What are the different sounds we hear?
Stories: "Nat and Tip" (fiction) and
"Tim and Nan" (nonfiction)
Read Alouds: "Clang! Clang! Clang! Beep! Listen to the City"
(Genre - Fiction) and
"Sounds are Everywhere"
(Genre - Informational Text - science)
Phonics: n

In Fundations, we will review all letters and sight words on a daily basis.
Letter of the week: g (game)
Sight word of the week: and 

Letters and Sight Words taught thus far:
Letters: t, b, f, n, m, i, u, c, o, a
Sight words: can, I, the, we, see, a, like, to

In math, students will conclude Chapter 4 - Positional Words.
This week, students will use the words next to and beside to describe or place an object with respect to another object. They will have a My Review (vocabulary and concept check, and problem solving and reflection). They will also work on a fun packet placing lions on the top, bottom, left, and right of bars!

In religion, we will focus on two new Bible stories -
Baby Moses
Ruth
Students will listen to the Bible story, color the Bible picture, trace the words summarizing the story, and watch the video.

This week, we will focus on...

Advent
Bible Stories
Book Fair

Weekly Special Classes...

Monday - Art (No music class because Miss Fogarty is practicing with Grades 4 - 8 for Christmas Concert)
Tuesday - Spanish 
Wednesday - Library
Thursday - No computer - Early dismissal
Friday - Gym

This week's happenings...

Monday, 12/10 - Band Concert at 7:00 p.m. in Thomas Reynolds Gymnasium
Grades 4- 8 Chorus/Nativity Concert

Tuesday, 12/11 - Bus Drill at 10:25 a.m. for Kindergarten
Book Fair at 11:05 a.m. - Don't forget your money!

Wednesday, 12/12 - Student Advent Prayer Service 8:20 a.m.
Keep Christ in Christmas due today!
Scholastic order due today!

Thursday, 12/13 - 9:00 a.m. Mass hosted by our 7th Grade Prayer Pals
11:15 a.m. early dismissal
Afternoon and Evening Parent/Teacher Conferences 

Friday - 12/14 -

Sunday - 12/16 - Third week of Advent begins!

Extra reminders...

* Check your child's homework for accuracy. Please return all papers with a "Parent's Signature" stamp on it.

* Read all the directions for all the questions to your child.

* Enforce proper pencil grip and correct letter formation. It is okay to do hand over hand letter writing. This ensures correct letter formation.

* Have your child write only the first letter of his/her name in an uppercase letter, the rest of the letters are in lowercase letters. It is okay to have him/her erase and rewrite properly. This type of repetition helps your child to remember the accuracy and importance of writing his/her name correctly.

* Make sure the children are coming to school in jackets and optional hats, gloves, scarves... the weather is getting much cooler!

* If any parents have hand sanitizer to send in, we are running low, please send in! Thank you!

Thank you for all your help and support!

Have a great week!

Christmas Party Items - Please and thank you!
Party is Friday, December 21 at 10:30 a.m.

Themed plates - Juliana
Themed napkins - Michael
Juice boxes or small water bottles - Heidi
Cupcakes or holiday themed treat - Sawyer
Five themed tablecloths - Claire