Newsletter for Dec. 4-8, 2017
The PS and PK Christmas concert is Wednesday, December 20th at 5:30 pm in the gym. We will be singing before the K-2 concert at 7:00 pm that same evening. All are invited to attend! We are currently learning several songs that we will be singing that night! You won’t want to miss it!
If you were not able to join us for the first Advent Prayer Service, please make sure that you come this Tuesday! The service starts promptly at 8:15 am, in Holy Family Chapel (the lower church), and is done by 9:00. The kids do the readings and all the singing! It’s really a nice service.
Red envelopes went home with all the oldest/only students! Please consider making a donation towards the Faculty Gift Fund! I know all of the teachers and staff really appreciate it.
Thank you to everyone that participated in the Adopt-A-Family project! PS and PK were able to fulfill all the items for the family!!
When your child is absent could you please send me an email? I will forward the messages to the office for attendance purposes. If you call the attendance line that info is not passed along to the classroom teacher. This way I know what is going on and can let the office know as well.
HERE’S WHAT WE DID THIS WEEK:
We started to celebrate Advent and Christmas in our room this week. We have an Advent devotion on MWF mornings. We have a advent wreath with candles. We are slowly hearing the story of the first Christmas! We also have an Advent calendar. Everyone will get a chance to open a box. We are counting the days until Christmas!!
Letter of the Week: Our letter this week was the letter Mm. The kids did a great job with the sound and thinking of words that started with that sound. I always enjoy seeing the things the kids bring in. The upper case M is two lines and the lower case m is just one line! The kids will need their “bouncing ball” to write this letter.
Our handwriting is coming along. All of us would definitely benefit from practice at home. The more we do something, the better we get!! Any kind of “homework” should be supervised by an adult. NO letters should start from the bottom line. Upper case letters all start from the top and go down. Lower case can start from the top or middle line and go down. If you need another copy of the handwriting “cheat sheet” let me know. I would be more than happy to send it home.
These are the letters we have done so far: Hh, Ii, Ll, Mm, Nn, Oo, Tt, Vv, Ww. Kids should be able to write the upper and lower case, give the sound the letter makes and think of at least one thing that begins with that letter/sound. Constant review is needed for this!
In math, I continue to try to begin a conversation on measuring. We will discuss measuring length, height and weight. With all the things going on with Advent and Christmas our mornings just fly by. Hopefully next week we can start this.
HERE’S WHAT WE’LL DO NEXT WEEK:
We will continue our celebration of Advent and Christmas! There is still so much to cover and do!
Letter of the Week: Our Letter of the Week will be Zz. This will be a tricky one for bringing items from home! Can’t wait to see what you think of!