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 Veteran’s Day Prayer Service

Our Veteran’s Day Prayer Service was beautiful!  A special thanks to Mrs. Eberhart, Mrs. Floyd and our Student Council for putting this together.  I could tell the Veteran’s that attended were very touched by this service and truly appreciated it!  Our students did a wonderful job participating, singing, listening and being respectful as we honored our Veteran’s on Wednesday.  The essays some of our students wrote and read aloud were wonderful.  It’s evident our students have a good understanding of what it means to be a Veteran and they are grateful.  I left church feeling very PROUD of all of our students, not only as a teacher, but as a St. Rose mom as well!  What a special blessing it is that our children can take time out of their school day to come together and pray with their teachers, friends, parishioners and members of our community that have served our great nation!

 Our Special Sweet Potato Pie

This week’s story was a fantasy.  As the children listened to the story, Our Special Sweet Potato Pie, they realized that not only was this story make believe, but also the events in the story could NOT really happen. This gave us a chance to discuss the difference between a fantasy and a fiction story. We worked on making inferences in this week’s story as well.  We thought the pages in our reading workbooks were too easy so we did some extra activity cards to practice.  The children did a great job making inferences! 🙂  The letter sound we focused on this week was “C.” At this level “C” and “K” can be very confusing since they sound alike, but the children did a great job coming up with a list of “C” words for our predictable chart. We even talked about the 2 sounds for “C” (hard & soft). See if your child can tell you when a “C” makes an “S” (soft) sound. The popcorn word for the week was “have.” I continue to be pleased with the progress the children are making  throughout our reading series this year! Please be sure they are reading the “mini sight word” books to you when they bring them home as well as going through their reading activity books once we’ve completed them here at school (one is coming home in today’s Friday folder). It’s very important that the children practice reading to you and the mini books are a great way to reinforce what we are learning here at school. Often times children try to read books that they are not quite ready for and then they become easily frustrated. It’s still very early in the year and we will continue to work on high frequency words (popcorn words) and blending sounds together to read more words. We want to set the children up to SUCCEED! When we return from Christmas break, the children will get a new list of “popcorn words.”  We will also begin working more on “sound spelling” and putting words together to make simple sentences.

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WILLIAM

William was our STAR student this week!  He was born on November 6, 2009.  William was very excited to tell us about the pictures on his STAR door.  He was grinning from ear to ear when it was time to share!  William showed us some pictures of when he went to the Zoo in his Halloween costume for Zoo Boo.  He said it was lots of fun and he really liked getting to see the dolphin show when he was there.  William also told us about going to the Art Museum with his mom and dad.  He said he liked the maze at the art museum.  William enjoys going to the park and swinging.  He also enjoys building rocket ships with his dad.  He said they just built one and watched it “Blast Off!” 🙂  William said he likes going to the museum to look at the trains with his mom as well as going to the zoo with her.  He likes to make silly noises, spin around and jump with his younger sister, Addy, who is in the Kindergarten Bound class at St. Rose.  It’s evident he loves spending time and playing with Addy.  It’s also evident he is a very good big brother to her!  William told us he loves chocolate.  He told us about the yummy chocolate cupcake he got to eat “all by himself” for his 1st birthday.  We can tell from the picture he really enjoyed it! 🙂  William told us he likes Tigger and when he was little he got to wear a Tigger costume for Halloween.  He  also likes to play with cars.  Last year for Christmas, Santa brought him “lots of cars under his beautiful Christmas tree.”  His favorite colors are red and blue.  Thanks for sharing, William!

NOVEMBER/DECEMBER GOALS:

The next goal sheet will be for November AND December.  As we begin preparing for the holidays, times not only get busy outside of school, but AT school as well.  Below you will find the new goals (please note the challenges as well). Please remember that I do other “skill testing” and assessments over the material we are covering in class, but these are the goals that I would like for you to work with your child on at home to help reinforce what we are learning at school.   Please be sure to work on the below goals with your child at least 2-3 times a week as well as any other goals your child has not yet completed.  12 students have completed their October goals and a few more are very close! 🙂  If you would like for your child to do the challenges, please note this in the comment section of the Friday folder and please be sure you work on the challenges at home if you would like for your child to attempt them when I assess the November/December goals in December.

1.      I can recognize all upper AND lower case D’Nealian letters            (letter recognition only, NOT sound at this time).

2.      I can count to 60, by 1’s & 10’s  (challenge:   count by 5’s to              60).

3.      I can recognize #’s 1-20 in random order (challenge:                        recognize #’s to 30).

4.      I can read 8 color words: red, blue, green, yellow, orange,                purple, brown & black    (challenge: white & pink).

5.     I can say The Pledge of Allegiance.

         I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United

        States of America, and to the republic for

        which it stands, one nation, under God,

        indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

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BLESSING BASKETS

Thanks to all who have been putting items in the laundry baskets outside of our classroom!  If you signed up to help contribute to our blessing basket, please be sure to have all items to school NO LATER than Friday, November 20th.  If you need to put your items in the school kitchen’s refrigerator, please remember to label it KINDERGARTEN  SCHOOL BLESSING BASKET since the Religious Education Kindergarten class is also preparing a basket.   Refrigerator space is limited so please wait until 2-3 days before the due date for “cold” items.  All other items can be placed in the laundry baskets outside of our classroom.  Other items such as gift cards, laundry detergent, hats, mittens, coloring books, small toys and games are also accepted for the family.  We are helping a family of 6:  Mom, Dad, 2 boys (ages 8 & 14) and 2 girls (ages 9 & 11).  Please keep this in mind when you are buying items for our basket.   If you are able to contribute to our Blessing Basket and haven’t had a chance to sign up yet, please click on the following link:  www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C084CA5A72DAAFE3-blessing.  We are still in need of a few items.  THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR HELP AND GENEROSITY! (NO DONATION IS TOO SMALL.) We are truly BLESSED here at St. Rose!

Reminders:

*11/16  Scholastic book orders due.  You can order on-line or send in your order.  Please do NOT send cash.  If you are ordering from more than one flyer, you only need to send ONE check made out to Scholastic Book Clubs.  I will NOT be placing a Scholastic Book Order in December due to the Scholastic Book Fair at school in December (look for more information to come soon from Ms. Sargent).  If you are ordering books for a gift and you want to keep it a surprise, please let me know and I will inform you when the books arrive.

*11/17  PRIDE Dine to Donate at Richard’s Kitchen from 5-8 p.m.

*11/24  No Extended Care due to Thanksgiving Break.  Collection boxes for Sr. Loretta (Missionary Childhood Association) are due.

*11/25-11/29  Thanksgiving Break/No School.

*Many of the children were cold on recess this week.  Please note that we will go outside for recess throughout the winter as long as the temperature does not get below 25 degrees.  It’s a good idea to have your child keep a hat and mittens/gloves in their backpack so they are prepared.  Girls may now wear navy pants on mass days (until March).

*As winter approaches, there is always a possibility of school closings or delays.  Please note that St. Rose follows Franklin Community School for cancellations and delays. When delays or cancellations occur, they will be announced on local stations (CBS, ABC and NBC) under ‘Franklin Community Schools’. St. Rose will, also, send out an email through Jupiter. On the morning of, you may call the school office at 738-3451 to verify any delays or cancellations.

*Please remember that students need to be fever free for at least 24 hours before returning to school after having a temperature of at least 100 degrees.  This also applies to students that are home due to vomiting.  Thanks in advance for your support!

*Library books are due every Wednesday.  Please be sure your child returns his/her library book each week.

*Please be sure you are checking out the St. Rose website frequently to keep up to date on all that is going on at St. Rose School.

THANK YOU! THANK YOU!

*Thank you for all of the monetary donations sent in to help Veteran’s suffering from PTSD!

*Thanks to all of our Veterans, past, present and future!

*Thanks to all who have signed up for our Kindergarten Blessing Basket and for all of the donations we’ve already received. We truly appreciate your kindness and generosity! I have helped deliver these baskets in the past and the
families are always very grateful!

*Thanks for continuing to help with our daily snack!  Due to your generosity, we will NOT need a snack calendar for the month of December (If your child has a birthday or a 1/2 birthday in December we will still celebrate with a birthday snack.  🙂  If so, I will send you a message to confirm a date.)

*THANKS FOR ALL YOU DO!

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ASK ME ABOUT

…what sound “C” makes and some words that begin with this sound.

…what 2 vowels can make a “C” sound like an “S” if they are right next to a “C” in a word (here are a couple of words that show us that:  Celia & city).

…what events in the story Our Sweet Potatoe Pie helped us realize it was a fantasy.

…making inferences (Example:  Stacy’s mom made 12 cookies for her birthday.  There were only 5 left.  Stacy has a belly ache.  What can we infer?)

…what we learned about Veterans & some of the things we are thankful that we are FREE to do because of our Veterans.

…making Thanksgiving placemats with our 8th grade buddies.

…our “thankful tree” (on display outside of our classroom).

Have a good weekend! 🙂

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