St. John Vianney Catholic School
October 6, 2017
It is difficult to believe that we are in our second month of school. We continue to work hard in Kindergarten.
In Reading Workshop we are learning about tracking words with our fingers as we read, even if we are simply retelling the story from memory. We are stopping and discussing the stories we read together. Your children are learning to recognize the title, parts of a book, characters, and main idea (what the story is MOSTLY about). We also know that in addition to storybooks, we have books that are informational. We read a book about Autumn leaves and the trees they come from together as a class.
We have sent home some handwriting homework. Please work on these with your child and send them in sometime next week. They are familiar with how to write upper and lower case A as we practiced on our chalkboards:)
In Writer’s Workshop, we are telling our stories to each other during “turn and talk” times. Thank you for helping your child generate ideas for Small Moment stories. The next step is to put these on paper.
In Math, we are continuing to work on number sense. We learned how to correctly write 4 and 5 and know that the arrangement of a group of items does not change how many they are.
Juice/Milk fee for the month of October will be 9.75. This is for both a morning and afternoon drink choice.
In Religion, in addition to our prayers, we are learning more about God’s creation.
Book orders are due back by Friday, October 13. I will be closing the order on Saturday, October 14. You may order online or via the order form. Any checks should be made out to Scholastic. You may also pay and forms turned in to school via cash. Online orders are paid by credit card. Our class code for online orders is DWFHQ.
Monday, October 9 – No School (Diocesan Teacher In-service)
Friday, October 27 – Halloween Party with Miss Nancy’s Ages and Stages Friday Group (Morning – TBA ) – More details to follow!
Monday, October 30th – No School – Teacher Record Day
Tuesday, October 31st – Basement Programs’ Field Trip to Montrose Orchards (8:30-11:30). We will leave school promptly at 8:30 and will return to SJV at 11:30.
Have a great weekend! We will see you on Tuesday!