St. Elizabeth Ann Seton - Wichita, KS

Newsletter for November 13th-17th 2017

Newsletter for November 13th - 17th

As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday, we are reminded of the many blessings in our lives. This week, the children will be writing and illustrating some of the things they are thankful for in their own lives.  I hope your family is blessed with a safe and grace filled Thanksgiving!

Reminders:

VIRTUS Training: There will be a VIRTUS training class offered on Tuesday evening at 6:30 in the Bishop Gilmore Room.  All school volunteers are required to have VIRTUS training.

Virtual Snack Sale: There will be a Virtual Snack Sale on Thursday.  The proceeds provide after school snacks for the children in Guaymas, Mexico. 

This week, I will be sending home a progress report with your child to let you know which skills need extra reinforcement at home.  Thank you for helping your child with these skills.

Please practice and return the November word list this week if possible. When we return from Thanksgiving break it will be November 27th! Please look for the December word list on Thursday. December will be a busy month and the second quarter will end before Christmas break, so please remember to practice and return the December word list as soon as your child is ready.  Thank you for your help!

AR tests will be administered on Mondays and Tuesdays.

Thanksgiving Break will be November 20th-24th. We will resume classes on November 27th.

Please mark your calendars for the annual Santa's Workshop.  It will be held on Thursday, December 7, from 1-3 p.m.  Students will be doing crafts  and decorating  gingerbread houses.  We will need  parent helpers.  Parent helpers are required to be VIRTUS trained.  There will be a VIRTUS training class on Tuesday evening at 6:30 p.m.  

This week in our classroom:

Religion:

Stewardship

We are thankful to God for our many blessings.

Grace Before Meals Prayer

Language Arts/Phonics

Letter and Letter sound of Kk

The k,c rule

Printing the letter Kk

Story: "Jack and The Beanstalk"

  • Genre: Modern Fairytale
  • Comprehension Skill: Realism and Fantasy
  • Grammar Skill: Adjectives
  • Amazing Words: beanstalk , lad, ogre, magic, naughty, lend
  • Sight Words: he, for

The November Word List

Math:

Decomposing numbers 6-10

Counting to 100 by 1's

Recognizing numbers 0-20

Writing numbers 0-20

Social Studies:

Pilgrims and Native Americans

Thanksgiving

Have a Blessed Thanksgiving!

 

 

November 6th-10th, 2016

Newsletter for November 6th - 10th

Thank you again to all the parents who helped plan and provide a great Fall Party for the kids.  The snacks were delicious and everyone enjoyed playing Halloween Bingo!

 We will begin the AR program with the kindergarten students.  A letter explaining the program will be sent home with the students on Monday.  When your child reads a book that is on the AR List please fill out the information on the attached sheet and return it to school.   Students can take the test on Monday or Tuesday of each week.  The test is taken on the computer.  The test scores will be entered on the sheet and returned to your child.  I recommend keeping the recording sheet in your child's red folder. When your child checks out library books this week he/she can look for an AR book.

With the holidays approaching, this quarter will fly by quickly. Please remember to practice any skills that will be assessed this quarter. This week we will be assessing addresses including city and state. 

This week in our classroom:

Religion:

Stewardship

We are thankful for our many blessings

Grace Before Meals Prayer

Phonics/Language Arts:

Recognize the Letter and Letter sound of Rr

Print the letter Rr

November word list

Story: "Bear Snores On"

  • Genre: Animal Fantasy
  • Comprehension Skill: Realism and Fantasy
  • Grammar Skill: Adjectives for Sizes and Numbers
  • Amazing Words: sleep, cave, storm, winter, woods, blustery
  • Sight Words: my, like, we

Math:
Counting by 100 by tens 

Counting to 100 by ones

Recognize and write numbers 0-20

Decomposing Numbers 0-10

Social Studies :

Veteran's Day

The Thanksgiving Story

Comparing the Pilgrims and Native Americans 

Personal and Social Skills:

Knowing Address including city and state

Writing last name

Cutting on the lines

Have a great week!!!