St. John Vianney Catholic School
January 26, 2018
We are talking about Reading Strategies in Reading Workshop and have revisited Small Moment stories during Writing Workshop, with a focus on adding more details to our writing.
We love seeing all of those Read to Grow People “growing”. Please send in the shirts as soon as possible. Thank you! The “pants” are included in today’s folders.
We have also included a list of “2 letter sight words”. The children have a set here for their practice, as well. Please practice these with your child. You may add “sight word practice” to the back of their Read to Grow person. It would be cool to see a “check mark” next to each time they work on their list. They know that working on these words will help make them better readers and writers! Thank you for all you do for your child:)
We met Mr. Pp this week. Included in today’s folders are some handwriting practice papers.
We read Noah’s Ark and created a scene for the hallway to assist us in counting by 2s. Please help your child at home by practicing this with her/him.
During Task Time, we added a Word Family Task. This week we worked on building “at” words. We talked about the meanings of the words as well as reading them. This time around, we have provided only the stamps of “real” at words. Later on this semester we will set out ALL letter stamps and let them pick out letters to make “real” words. This is another activity you can have your child read to you and is another opportunity to discuss beginning, middle, and ending sounds.
I rethought my plan to start TWO new tasks during our Morning Task Time. We will introduce subtraction next week.
In Religion, we celebrated the talents that God has given to us. We are all wonderfully and beautifully made!
Auction Basket Theme - The Kindergarten is sponsoring a Lego-themed basket for our Dinner Auction, to be held on Saturday, February 10. What we ask is for a donation of $20.00 or an item with a value of 20.00.
Thank you so much Evelina, Milas, and their families for adding to our Dinner Auction Classroom Basket. Thank you, also, to Milas’ mom for helping wrap the baskets yesterday! We will still accept donations! It is not too late:)
I am planning on having our Valentine’s Day celebration on TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 13. Wednesday is Ash Wednesday and the start of Lent. We will celebrate at the end of our day, around 2:00, like we did for our Christmas Celebration.
Just a reminder - Hot lunches at SJV need to be pre-ordered the week before (Friday by the end of the school day). Thank you for helping us with this!
Reminder - Dresses need to come to the knee. Thank you for your help with this:)
Friday, February 9 - Half Day - Dismissal at noon
Saturday, February 10 - Vianney Nights Dinner Auction
Thursday, February 15 - Half Day - Parent Teacher Conferences- Dismissal at Noon
Friday, February 16 - Presidents’ Weekend - No School
Monday, February 19 - Presidents’ Weekend - No School