Happy New Year!
Room 8 is off to a great start in 2019! Our reading story this week is a play about the legendary Pecos Bill. Our plan is to put on a performance for the second graders, and the children are very excited to learn their assigned roles. We may need some props, so check assignment notebooks regarding our requests.
This week, the children shared facts about their ancestors and are currently researching traditional clothing from different countries. Next week, we begin writing about our families. We plan to have an informative bulletin board display for Catholic Schools Week titled, "All About Us." Open House is Sunday, January 27, 2019 at 12:30pm following the 11:30am mass. Watch for more details to come later this month.
Students should be working on the science habitat projects due January 23, 2019. During class time, the children will write an informative narrative about one animal that lives in their habitat. Although the students are gathering information during science and computer class, feel free to encourage Internet or library research at home as well.
A multiplication time-test schedule was sent home on Monday, January 7, 2019. Please purchase or make multiplication fact drill cards. Practice the facts daily for 5 - 10 minutes to build fluency and confidence.
Mid-term reading tests are scheduled for next week. Comprehension strategies are showing healthy growth. Continue to encourage reading for pleasure and support this progress.
Youngest and only students brought prayer cards home today. The prayer challenge is sponsored by the parish to encourage family prayer time. Watch for more prayer cards sent home each month.
The next "change for change" day is Friday, January 18, 2019 in support of "Soul Harbor Ranch" therapy horses. Students are encouraged to bring "change" to support this worthwhile organization and enjoy a dress down today, too.
Cold weather has arrived! Please remember to send hats, gloves/mittens, scarves, warm coats, etc. as the children go out for daily recess.
Thank you for sharing your precious children with me. They make everyday special!