End of the 3rd Quarter
Wow! I can’t believe the end of the 3rd quarter is here! I really don’t know where this year has gone! It’s been a very busy year, but I’m not ready to let “my little ones” go quite yet. We still have a lot to do and learn! I cannot believe we are quickly approaching the end of the school year already! I have been busy assessing the children over the past week. They have been working really hard. I have been very impressed with how well they have done during their assessments. Of course there is always room for improvement, but overall they are doing great! I think you’ll be pleased when you see the assessment sheets that are coming home in this week’s Friday folder. The children have made a lot of progress since the first assessments I did with them at the beginning of the school year. They really have come a long way! Although we haven’t been through the entire list of popcorn words yet, it’s EVIDENT during class time (and other forms of assessment) that many of the children have been working on ALL of the words that were sent home. HOW IMPRESSIVE!! Thanks to all of you for your help! These words are so important as they begin to learn to read. Please be sure to continue working on these words at home, especially if your child scored below 20 on their assessment (see Friday folder). I can’t stress enough the importance of “reading” EVERY day. Hopefully your child is reading to you the mini sight word readers they bring home each week from our reading series as well as the words and sentences in their reading activity books that they bring home at the end of every unit. This will help them put their skills to use and will help build their fluency as well as their confidence too. I’m hearing and seeing A LOT of reading going on which is very exciting. Keep up the good work! Report cards will be coming home on Wednesday, March 9th. Please look over them and discuss them with your child. I’m sure I don’t have to tell you to PRAISE them for their good work & encourage them to do better in areas in which they may need a little extra help. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!
Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!
We’ve had a fun-filled week celebrating Dr. Seuss and have enjoyed reading many of the WONDERFUL books that he wrote. Dr. Seuss week is one of my FAVORITE weeks of the school year! We’ve done a lot of activities this week to go along with some of our favorite Dr. Seuss books. Some of the activities we did this week are coming home in today’s Friday folder and some are displayed on our classroom door and bulletin board outside of our room. I’m sure the children would LOVE for you to come take a look next week if you get a chance. Here are a few things we’ve done this week: Goldfish Graphing, “Glyphs,” addition, rhyming words and illustrations of where the children would eat Green Eggs & Ham. The kids really enjoyed all of our guest readers (and I did too). THANK YOU to ALL of our guest readers! I’m sure your child will tell you all about dipping their feet into paint today for our class Foot Book. There was a lot of giggling going on, but that’s okay, Mrs. Salazar and I were just glad EVERYONE remembered to wash his/her feet the the night before. We were afraid we’d have to title one page “Stinky Feet,” but to our pleasant surprise, we didn’t have to do this. On Monday morning some of the children weren’t so sure about eating “green eggs and ham,” but they all tried it anyway. Many of the children were pleasantly surprised and said, “I do like green eggs and ham, Sam-I-Am!” We also enjoyed getting together with our 8th grade buddies last week to read There’s a Wocket in My Pocket. After reading the book together they created their own version of a “wocket” to put in their buddy’s pocket. Be sure to stop and take a look at their WONDERFUL creations! I think the 8th grade buddies enjoyed it just as much as the Kindergarten students! Hopefully by NEXT WEEK we’ll have our class foot book bound together so the children can take turns bringing it home to share/read it with you. The children are very excited to show off their “fancy foot work.” When it’s your child’s turn, please make sure they return the book the next day so we can keep passing it around until everyone gets a turn to bring it home. It will take a while to get to all 15 children, especially if the book isn’t returned the very next day! It has been a very busy, fun-filled week that’s for sure! WE LOVE READING!
This will be the FINAL goal sheet of the year! I will begin assessing them when we return from Spring Break. If you would like for your child to do the challenges, please send me an e-mail or make a note in the comment section of the Friday folder.
1. I can recite the Hail Mary:
Hail Mary, full of grace! The Lord is with thee; Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.
2. I can recognize (upper/lower case D’Nealian), give the sound for & give a word for EVERY letter of the alphabet.
3. I can read the following number words: zero, one, two, three, four, five, six, seven,eight, nine & ten
**Challenge: read number words eleven-twenty**
4. I can read the following words by “stretching out” every letter sound: (total phonetic approach; word families/consonant-vowelconsonant) map, tap, ham, Sam, fig, wig, lip, rip, bit, pit, cot, dot, hop, mop, box, fox, Ted, Ned, yet, jet, den, hen, run, fun, jug & tug
**Challenge (consonant blends): flap, cram, twig & slip**
*3/4 End of the 3rd Quarter & Knights of Columbus Fish Fry 4:30-7:00 p.m. in the PLC.
*3/5 Mass at 4:30 p.m.
*3/6 Mass at 7:30 a.m. & 11:30 a.m. (Includes Liturgy of the Word)
*3/7 PRIDE NUT day for those who had parents attend Tuesday night’s meeting.
*3/8 Lenten Mission Mass @ St. Rose at 5:45 p.m. followed by Soup Supper @ 6:15 and Lenten Mission Presentation @ 7:00 p.m.
*3/9 Report Cards will be sent home.
*3/10 Muffins with Mom in the PLC starting at 7:00 a.m.
*3/11 Honor’s Day (Time to be announced.)
*Please note that we will have early dismissal on Good Friday (3/25) at 1:30, we will NOT have school on Easter Monday (3/28) and Spring Break begins on Friday, April 1st (no school).
*We need your help to make our upcoming Seder Meal a success. Please keep an eye out for a letter and Sign Up Genius coming home later on today via e-mail. Thanks in advance for your help!
*Be sure to check out the Sign Up Genius www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0849ABA72CA4F58-strose to see how you can help with the upcoming Dinner Auction in May. It’s a night you won’t want to miss!
*Now that winter is here, 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 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!
*Thanks to ALL of our guest readers! We truly enjoyed your visit! Thanks for sharing the gift of reading with us!
*Thanks to the Petro family for donating Clorox wipes to our classroom!
*Thanks for the Scholastic Book Orders! We were able to earn free books for our classroom with your orders. 🙂
*Thanks for your help with our daily snacks!
*Thanks for all you do!
ASK ME ABOUT…
…the sound for “w” and some words that begin with the “w” sound.
…some of the books our guest readers read to us.
…getting together with our 8th grade buddies to create “something for their pocket.”
…graphing Goldfish with the 3rd grade.
…why all of our “cat in the hat” pictures (glyphs) don’t look the same.
…where “I” would eat green eggs and ham.
…our foot book.
…Spirit Day (Kindergarten was in charge of planning the game). …our green eggs and ham breakfast.