I am in my 35th 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 my first grandchild Liam.
I enjoy reading, cooking, and spoiling my grandson!
25th- Johnny Appleseed Day activities with Buddies
26th- Johnny Appleseed’s birthday
29th- Archangels Day-Michael, Raphael, and Gabriel
Oct. 2nd- Guardian Angels Day- Students may bring in any angel items they would like to share with their class.
MATH – We have started working on subtraction facts from 6 this week. We are continuing to practice our addition facts to 12. Please be sure to work on addition flashcards.
PHONICS/READING/WRITING – We have been working on writing short “o” words with all the letters. We also write simple sentences and work on our grammar and sentence structure. Next week we will the short “e” sound. Please watch for proper formation of all letters as your child writes. Have your child “pinch” the pencil, not write with their thumb wrapped around their first finger.
I sent home the sheet telling about the stories on the progressivephonics.com website. Please have your child read several every night until they have completed the list. Return the list and sign off as each story is covered.
RELIGION- We read about St. Teresa of Avila this week. We started to learn about reciting the Joyful and Luminous mysteries of the rosary. Please practice the Hail Mary, Our Father and Glory Be at home.
SOCIAL STUDIES- we covered fire safety and had a visit from Fireman Greg Moll. A big THANK YOU goes out to Greg Moll for coming to visit our class and letting our class spray a fire hose!
Test- October 18th
Test words- pond, rock, soft, Tom, Von, Oz, fox, off, got, cob, lost, frog
BONUS WORDS- Friday, Henry, and pumpkin
Please practice words nightly. Be sure your child practices writing letters the correct size. Every quarter 2 more words will be added to the list.
Go to spellingcity.com for some fun ways to practice spelling words.
READING COUNTS- Library starts next week. The class will bring home books to read with/or to you. Please be sure to read the books your children bring home several times with them so they are ready for their tests on Mondays. Upper grade students will help them take reading comprehension tests over the stories. They will earn points to use as “money” to buy things in the library store. They will also make it to “team levels” as they pass certain amounts of tests. Help your child remember to bring their books back.
PLEASE sign off in the planners only if homework is COMPLETED. We will start them next week. 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. Please help your children remember to bring back ALL of their work.
Please practice the Hail Mary, Our Father and the Glory Be with your child. I will be checking their progress. Thank you!
Extra books will be coming home as homework for your children. We have Monday Bible stories and at least one other day each week will be stories from the themes of the month, or subjects we are covering. Be sure to read these with your child as there are activities involved with the stories.
PLEASE help your children pack up their work, folders, planners, and snacks every evening. Make it part of their nightly chores. Thank you!!
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.