Week 9- October 22-26, 2018

Concepts covered this week

Religion:

  • We listened to Sunday’s Gospel story and learned that we are called to help and serve others.
  • We learned that the Bible is the written word of God.
  • We learned that God inspired special people to write books of the Bible.
  • We participated in an All School Mass.

Language Arts:

  • We practiced reading and writing short “i” words.
  • We wrote literature responses in a complete sentence.
  • We discovered words with -ck ending sounds.
  • We completed and published a narrative writing about autumn.
  • We practiced reading more sight words and words with –ing endings.
  • We read and listened to books about autumn and Halloween.

Math:

  • We reviewed addition vocabulary words.
  • We reviewed the commutative property of addition, 2+3=3+2.
  • We solved real world addition problems.
  • We worked with a math partner to review different addition strategies and to practice simple math facts (+1 and +2).

Social Studies/ Science:

  • We discussed how we can help our classmates learn by being better listeners ourselves.
  • We identified physical characteristics that help animals adapt to their environments.
  • We worked with a partner to construct an animals feature out of paper to use for an air bowling game.

Physical Education/Spanish/Music/Art

  • In Physical Education we reviewed the respiratory system location and function. We experienced breathing through a straw to simulate the difficulty of breathing as related to asthma.
  • In Spanish we decorated Calaveras (skulls) to put on our altar. We also worked on adjectives.
  • In Music we were the first class to complete our classroom behavior sticker chart. We celebrated by having a musical Halloween party where we sang Halloween songs and practiced rhythmic dance moves to spooky music. We also shared our musical talents with our classmates.
  • In Art we learned about the skeletons of animals and drawing an artwork using line.
  • In the computer lab, we continued to explore the RAZ Kids reading program.

 

 

 

Week 8- October 15-19, 2018

Concepts covered this week

Religion:

  • We listened to Sunday’s Gospel story and learned that we are asked to share what we have with others.
  • We learned that the Bible is the written word of God.
  • We looked at the different parts of Bibles for adults and children.
  • We participated in an All School Mass.

Language Arts:

  • We practiced reading and writing short “a” words.
  • We wrote literature responses in a complete sentence.
  • We identified and illustrated words that are opposites.
  • We began a journal entry about Autumn. We will turn this into a published story.
  • We practiced reading more sight words and cvc words (words like snack).
  • We read realistic fiction stories about clouds, animals and plants.

Math:

  • We used the math vocabulary words whole, parts, addition sentence and problem solving.
  • We practiced solving addition problems using pictures, number bonds and addition sentences.
  • We solved real world addition problems.

Social Studies/ Science

  • We completed a journal entry and took a quiz regarding the Bears Build Barriers science project.
  • We worked with a partner to find pictures of animal body adaptations.
  • We completed the Virtus safety curriculum by talking about boundaries and personal space.
  • We participated in the Great Shakeout by practicing what to do if there was an earthquake at school.

Physical Education/Spanish/Music/Art

  • In PE, we reviewed the skill of jumping rope and practiced passing, kicking and trapping a ball.
  • In Music, we listened to the orchestral work The Carnival of the Animals by Camille Saint-Saens, wrote responses in our journals, and discussed how musical elements are used to depict different animals.
  • In Spanish, we worked on creating and labeling our “calaveras”–skeletons. We also reviewed masculine and feminine nouns and looked at how to make nouns plural.
  • In Art, we learned about overlap and silhouette while creating a fall art landscape.
  • In the Computer Lab, we practiced reading on the RAZ Kids reading program. We also learned that it is a good idea to reread the story before taking the comprehension test.

Week 7- October 8-12, 2018

Concepts covered this week

Religion:

  • We listened to Sunday’s Gospel story and learned that Jesus loves and cares for families and children.
  • We listened both versions of the Creation story.
  • We drew illustrates for a class book of the Creation story.
  • We began to discuss the Virtus Safety Curriculum by looking at boundaries.

Language Arts:

  • We practiced reading and writing short “a” words.
  • We wrote literature responses in a complete sentence.
  • We identified and illustrated words that describe other things.
  • We wrote a journal entry about a cat.
  • We practiced reading more sight words and cvc words (words like nap).

Math:

  • We used the math vocabulary words whole, parts, addition sentence, plus and equal.
  • We practiced writing addition sentences from pictures and number bonds.
  • We learned that you can add the two parts in any order.
  • We used pictures to tell addition stories.

Social Studies/ Science

  • We identified and sorted seeds in the school garden.
  • We worked in teams to finish building a prototype, participate in a test trail, adapt the structure as needed and write a journal entry.
  • We learned about fire safety.

Physical Education/ Spanish/Music/ Art/Computer Lab:

  • In Physical Education we practiced passing, kicking and trapping a ball.
  • In Spanish we celebrated Hispanic Heritage month by learning about Pablo Picasso and Cubism. We also identified nouns as masculine or feminine.
  • In Music, we created listening journals for The Carnival of the Animals by Camille Saint-Saens – the October composer of the month.
  • In Art, we used straws and paint to add “raindrops” to our self-portraits.
  • In Computer Lab, we successfully logged onto the computers and practiced reading with the RAZ kids program.

 

Week 6- October 1-5, 2018

Concepts covered this week

Religion:

  • We read about and drew pictures of our guardian angels.
  • We learned about the job of a pastor from our special guest “Father Scott.”.
  • We identified God as the Creator and illustrated things that were created by God.
  • We attended the Saint Francis Animal Blessing and learned how Saint Francis cared for and loved living things.

Language Arts:

    • We reviewed letter sounds and correct letter formation of all consonants.
    • We practiced reading many sight words in phonic reading stories.
    • We identified words in the –ut, and –up word families.
    • We wrote a journal entry about things in our yards.
    • We listened to a story and responded to a literacy question in a complete sentence.

     

  • Math:
    • We defined and used the math vocabulary words; whole, part, number bond and addition sentence.
    • We solved addition sentences using counters, pictures, and number bonds.
    • We learned that P+P=W (part + part= whole).
    • We also learned that you can add the parts in any order to get the whole.

     

  • Science/Social Studies:
    • We identified ways plants protect themselves.
    • We used what we learned about plants to build a barrier to protect Baby Bear’s house from unwelcome visitors.
    • We practiced drawing a prototype (idea sketch), sharing it with our team and working with our team to build a barrier from a given set of materials.

     

  • Physical Education/Music/Spanish/ Art/ Computer Lab
    • In Physical Education we measured our breathing rates at rest, during and after exercise and explained why breathing rates vary.
    • In Music we practiced matching mi-sol-la pitches with our singing voices. We also composed our own rhythms with eighth notes and quarter notes, and clapped them for the class.
    • In Spanish we discussed the significance of masks and why they are important in Hispanic culture. We learned some vocabulary and then we made masks out of paper plates.
    • In Art we learned to draw animals from geometric shapes.
    • In Computer lab, we practiced signing on and off the computer, reading on the RAZ Kids program and cleaning up a community work station.