WHOSE BABY AM I?
This week the children enjoyed reading a non-fiction story about animal families. We discussed the ways animal families are the same and different from “people” families. The children learned the names for many different animal babies; see if they can share some with you. This week we focused on the letter “Mm.” The children did a WONDERFUL job coming up with a list of “M” words for our predictable chart (M is for…). Maggie, Malia, Michael (AKA: Aidan) & Marshall were especially happy since their 1st names begins with the “m” sound. Now that we have started a letter of the week, we will be learning how to write the letter we are focusing on in D’Nealian. As I mentioned before, our workbooks are not written in D’Nealian, but we will use D’Nealian handwriting practice sheets as we learn each letter. Please be sure when you are helping your child at home that you refer to the handout I gave at “Back To School Night.” The letter “m” (lower case) tends to be a difficult letter for many children, but we’ll continue to work on it and I will send home an extra practice sheet with your child if they need it. As of right now, I see that a few students need extra practice in the area of handwriting, especially writing names, so please be sure to practice at home if you see your child struggling with a particular letter (or number). Each week we will make a “puppet on a stick” for the letter sound we are working on. I encourage the children to keep these in a safe place at home for practicing their letter sounds. Once we have several letters and add some vowels they can even practice making 3 letter words with their puppets or they can put the puppets in a pile and choose a puppet to come up with a list of words that begin with that letter sound (to take it one step further they can come up with a sentence that uses a word with that beginning sound). Please be sure your child is “chopping” their sounds. We don’t want them adding extra sounds (for example: muh, duh, cuh). The children are working very hard and are doing their best! With continued practice and hard work I know they will continue to learn and grow! Thanks in advance for your reinforcement and help at home! It makes a world of difference!
Apple Works Field Trip:
Be sure to mark your calendars for Tuesday, October 25th. We will head to Apple Works in the morning and will return by lunch time. Look for more details to come home next week along with a permission slip. There will be a place on the permission slip to mark if you would like to attend as a chaperone. There is limited space on the wagon ride and tour so we will only need one adult per student IF you are able to attend. You MUST have your Safe and Sacred Training completed and a current background check on file by October 17th in order to attend. Please be sure to check out the following link if you have not yet completed your training. The link to the program is https://safeandsacred-archindy.org/login/index.php
Marshall was our STAR student this week! He was born on September 16, 2010. Happy Birthday, Marshall! Marshall was very excited to be our 1st star of the year. He was grinning from ear to ear when he told us all about the pictures on his “star door.” For those of you that know Marshall, you know his smile is contagious! 🙂 He started out by telling us about his family. He showed us a picture of his mom and dad, his sisters Nova and Jada, as well as his cousin Eli. Marshall loves his family very much. He said he enjoys playing kickball with his sister, Jada. His favorite place is his home. He said he loves playing outside in his big yard. He likes to run around outside and he also enjoys playing soccer. Marshall’s favorite food is sausage pizza from Pizza Hut and his favorite movie is Ninja Turtles. His favorite color is blue. Marshall shared with us that he likes it when his MiMi takes him somewhere FUN without his sister. 🙂 Who doesn’t enjoy a little one on one time with grandma? Marshall said he likes helping his grandpa pick up sticks outside in their yard. He said he gets to put on headphones and listen to music while he is working which makes it more fun. Marshall sure is a big help in our classroom so I can only imagine what a big help he is at home! Lastly, Marshall put a picture of his 8th grade buddy, Will, on his door. He really looks up to his buddy and I know Will enjoys his time with Marshall since he does not have any brothers or sisters. Will also has a contagious smile (and has ever since I taught him in Kindergarten) so it’s really neat seeing the 2 boys together. They enjoy every minute of it! Thanks for sharing, Marshall!
*9/16 PRIDE’s Family Fun Night “Zootopia” this evening @ 6:30 in the PLC. This is a family event, children must be with a parent. The event is free, but there will be concessions available for purchase.
*9/17 4:30 p.m. mass; ALL ARE WELCOME!
*9/18 8:00 & 11:00 (Includes Liturgy of the Word) a.m. mass; ALL ARE WELCOME!
*9/20 Mrs. Salazar will be subbing for part of the day on Tuesday. I will be leaving around 9:30. If you need to get a message to Mrs. Salazar regarding a change in your child’s after school plans please e-mail her at [email protected] or call the school office.
*9/21 Kindergarten Vision Screening
*9/26 Trash Bag orders and money due. PRIDE’s “Dine to Donate” at Chicago’s Pizza from 5-8 p.m. Come enjoy a yummy dinner (dine in or carry out) and help raise money for PRIDE.
*10/1 Franklin Fall Festival (stay tuned for more info to come regarding St. Rose students taking part in the parade)
*10/3 Picture Retakes
*10/7 Spirit Day and Missionary Childhood Association boxes for Sr. Loretta are due.
*10/10-10/14 Fall Break (No School)
*Don’t forget to save the “mini sight word readers” that come home each week for practice. See if your child can read the “We Can” book for you this week. If they are having trouble, please be sure you are practicing your popcorn words a few times a week.
*I will begin assessing September goal sheets next week. I can tell some children have been practicing tying their shoes at home! 🙂 Keep up the good work!
*P.E. every Monday and Tuesday, please be sure your child wears tennis shoes.
*Library books are due every Friday.
*Please be sure you are checking out the St. Rose website frequently at www.stroselions.net to keep up to date on all that is going on at St. Rose School.
*If at any time your e-mail address changes, PLEASE send me a message so that I can continue to keep you updated on all of the great things going on here at St. Rose. You should be receiving Mrs. Floyd’s weekly ROAR every Monday and my newsletter “blog” link every Friday. If not, there is a problem so please let me know so we can fix it and keep you in the loop. You can also find my newsletter at www.stroselions.net under the Kindergarten “blog” tab.
*Be sure to ask family and friends to save their BOX TOPS and send them in to help earn money for our school. There’s a box in the atrium that you can drop them off in.
THANK YOU! THANK YOU!
*Thank you for helping out with the snacks every day!
*A BIG THANK YOU to all of our festival volunteers, those who contributed to the “pick a stick” donations and all who came out to support the St. Rose parish festival! We truly appreciate your support. We were BLESSED with beautiful weather!
*Thanks to all who are selling trash bags to help with PRIDE’s biggest fundraiser! We truly appreciate all that PRIDE does for us so thanks for your support!
*Thanks to all who handed in the library card application forms! WOW! The library will mail the children’s library cards to them once they process their application. Don’t forget to visit the library to sign up for the Library STARS program as well!
*THANKS FOR ALL YOU DO!
ASK ME ABOUT…
…some things that are purple & the purple song.
…what sound “m” makes and some words that begin with the “m” sound. … how my letter puppets can help me practice letter sounds (or make words once we have made one for every letter).
…what non-fiction means (you may need to ask what makes the story “Whose Baby Am I” a non-fiction story).
…some of the “animal baby” names I learned this week.
…how “people” families are like animal families and how they are different.
…what lesson we learned when we read the fable “The Bundle of Sticks.” …ways we can stay healthy here at school. …using shaving cream to help us with our handwriting. …what coin we traded 2 dimes and a nickel for to show 25 days of school. ….what a rainbow is a sign of (God’s love). ….God’s promise to Noah. …how we can help care for and show our love for God’s creation.