I am in my 36th year at Holy Childhood School. This has really been my home away from home, since I am a Holy Childhood graduate, as well as my father and daughter. I graduated from Blackburn College with a B.A. in Elementary Education and concentrations in Spanish and Psychology.
I am married to my husband, Brett, and have a daughter, Elizabeth, and son-in-law, Trevor. I am the proud grandmother of Liam and Samuel.
I enjoy reading, cooking, and spoiling my grandsons!
19th- Thanksgiving Feast- Grades K-4
20th- Special Persons’ Day- more info to come
21st- 25th Thanksgiving Break
2nd- 1st Sunday of Advent
MATH – we have been learning about data and different kinds of graphs this week. We will continue to work on addition and subtraction drills.
PHONICS/READING/WRITING – this week we started working on words that have double letters at the end. We covered -ll and will work on -ss, -ff and -zz. Continue to watch for proper formation and neatness of all letters/numbers as your child writes. Watch for reversals and correct them as they occur. Have your child “pinch” the pencil, not write with their thumb wrapped around their first finger. This is a habit some have, and it is very difficult to write when you can’t see the lines because of your thumb being in the way.
RELIGION- The class is now working their November saints. We read about All Saints Day, All Souls Day and St. Martin de Porres.
Test- Our test is November 14th.
Test words– ball, hall, wall, call, small, stall, fell, tell, spell, sell, smell, yell
BONUS WORDS– Avery and Pilgrims
Please practice words nightly. Be sure your child practices writing letters the correct size and no reversals. Every quarter 2 more words will be added to the list.
Go to spellingcity.com for some fun ways to practice spelling words.
PLEASE send water bottles while it is so hot.
IXL will be up all year. Have your children practice during the week and over the weekend. It is their assigned homework over every weekend.
READING COUNTS- Library book check out is on Tuesday afternoon every week. They may also use my books all year long. The class is off to a great start with their test taking this quarter!! I am very impressed with their progress. Read the books several times. If you feel your child picked too difficult of a book just grab one you have at home. Check the library link to see if the book has a test. Do not wait until Sunday evening to read the book for the first time. Thank you!
PLEASE sign off in the planners only AFTER homework is COMPLETED. If there is a reason work could not be done please, please send me a note. If you need help with work let me know and it will be taken care of here at school. Help your children remember to bring back ALL of their work. Do not remove papers from their red folders unless you ask them if they should be brought back.
Set up a routine for your children to pack up their work, folders, planners, and snacks every evening. Make it part of their nightly chores. Do not wait to do it in the morning. Thank you!
If papers come home in their red folders please see that they are done and send them back. Only papers in the green folders should be kept.
We will be having a Thanksgiving Feast for the K-4th grade students on November 19th. More information will come about this next week.
Special Person’s Day will be November 20th. This is a day where each student invites someone special in their life to come to school and spend several hours with them. We will start the day around 9:00 with activities in the gym and cafeteria, and end with an all school mass at 10:30. It is a half day and the students may leave after mass.
www.spellingcity.com – try this out to practice spelling words in creative ways
www.apples4theteacher.com – this has a nice section to practice counting money
www.storyit.com – students can practice making and reading short and long vowel sentences for you in the word magnets section.
www.akidsheart.com – another neat site to explore.