Week 29- March 25-29, 2019

Concepts covered this week

Religion:

  • We listened to and discussed the Gospel story of a second chance for the fig tree.
  • We described sin as choosing to do something that we know is wrong.
  • We discussed why it is important to ask for forgiveness when we make a wrong choice. We also discussed why we should forgive those who wrong us.
  • We made some symbols of forgiving to add to our Lenten suitcases.
  • We attended Mass with the school and parish community.

Language Arts:

  • We practiced reading and writing long u words (u-e).
  • We read a folk tale and a tall tale that took place on a ranch and in the desert.
  • We practiced using the verbs: is, are, was and were.
  • We continued to practice reading and writing two part answers to literature questions.
  • We wrote a journal entry about an animal adventure. We chose either an animal fantasy or non-fiction format.

Math:

  • We reviewed the math vocabulary words associated with 2 digit numbers.
  • We practiced using blocks, pictures and symbols to represent numbers to 40
  • We compared, added on or subtracted from numbers to 40.

Science/Social Studies:

  • We watched a video and read books explaining vibrations and sound waves.
  • We worked with a partner to design and build a “recycled” musical instrument that produces three sounds.

Physical Education/Spanish/Music/Art

  • In Physical Education, we used paddles with a variety of balls to improve striking skills.
  • In Spanish, we learned some vocabulary words for classroom objects, listened to a story about St. Joseph’s Day and watched a movie titled, The Emperor’s New Groove.
  • In Music, we learned about the instruments of the orchestra and listening to Peter and the Wolf by Sergei Prokofiev. We created Listening Journals and actively responded to the music that we heard.
  • In Art, we continued to learn about geometry in quilt patterns and created our own patterns for a paper quilt.
  • We listened to many stories about spring, animals and families.

 

 

Week 28- March 18-22, 2019

Concepts covered this week

Religion:

  • We listened to and discussed the Gospel stories of the Transfiguration.
  • We described prayer as listening and speaking to God.
  • We wrote our own Lenten prayers.
  • We made some symbols of prayer to add to our Lenten suitcases.
  • We attended Mass with the parish community.

Language Arts:

  • We practiced reading and writing long i words (i-e).
  • We read some stories about cats, rats, mice and owls.
  • We practiced decoding words with double middle consonants.
  • We practiced reading and writing two part answers to literature questions.
  • We wrote a journal entry about our favorite parts of the show at MBT.

Math:

  • We reviewed the math vocabulary words associated with the math chapter.
  • We practiced using blocks, pictures and symbols to add and subtract numbers to 20.
  • We began to look at three-digit addition by first adding a double, then adding one or 2 more.

Science/Social Studies:

  • We completed the Arch-Diocesan safety curriculum by discussing safe and unsafe touches and what to do if someone breaks the touching rule.

Physical Education/Spanish/Music/Art

  • In Physical Education, we used paddles with a variety of balls to improve striking skills.
  • In Spanish, we looked at numbers 1-50, practiced counting and solving simple math problems.
  • In Music, we listened to the story Ada’s Violin by Susan Hood, to learn about the Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay. We were introduced to Peter and the Wolf by Sergei Prokofiev, by learning about the composer and the orchestra instrument families.
  • In Art, we learned about geometry in quilt patterns and created our own pattern for a paper quilt. We also painted spring pictures and worked on color #2 on our city landscape.
  • We listened to many stories from James Edward Marshall

 

 

Week 26- March 4-8

Concepts covered this week

Religion:

  • We visited the Blessed Sacrament Chapel and discussed the significance of the tabernacle.
  • We described Lent as a 40-day journey with Jesus. We made Lenten suitcases to take on our journey.
  • We talked about the three pillars of Lent: praying, fasting and almsgiving. We gave examples of what this might look like for a first grader.
  • We learned about little boy from Guatemala and how important nutritious food is for all people.

Language Arts:

  • We practiced reading and writing long o words (o-e words).
  • We read and wrote words with sh and wh diagraphs.
  • We read realistic stories about extended families.
  • We practiced backing up an opinion with literary proof from the story.
  • We wrote a journal entry about a new constellation of stars.
  • We read interesting non-fiction books about stars, constellations and space.

Math:

  • We reviewed the vocabulary words associated with addition of numbers.
  • We reviewed the strategy of breaking a number in to a ten and ones and used this to solve addition problems.
  • We made flash cards for the double number addition facts. (3+3=6)
  • We used double addition facts to learn the double plus one addition strategy.

Science/Social Studies:

  • We learned about Polaris and the constellation Ursa Major.
  • We made pictures of the night sky and located Polaris and Ursa Major in our pictures.
  • We made a pictures of our own constellations and wrote a stories to explain these new stars.

Physical Education/Music/Art/Spanish

  • In Physical Education, we practiced ball handling using basketballs and volleyballs. Next week we will participate in Jump for Heart. This American Heart Association supported event is an opportunity to learn more about our healthy heart and to donate to this national organization. Each student is encouraged to raise $15.00
  • In Music, we learned a song with solfege using the new pitch Do. We learned about musical ostinato, and added a body percussion rhythmic ostinato to the song. We also learned to sing the new Mass setting.
  • In Art, we learned about geometry in quilt patterns and cut out shapes for our paper quilt.
  • In Spanish, we continued to review family names and colors. We listened to popular children’s stories in Spanish.

 

Week 25- February 25-March 1

Concepts covered this week

Religion:

  • We listened to the Gospel story where Jesus heals the daughter of Jairus.
  • We defined Jesus as the “Good News.”
  • We discussed different ways we can share the Good News of Jesus with others.
  • We began to learn about the Eucharist.
  • We participated in a school lead Parish Mass.

Language Arts:

  • We practiced reading and writing long a words (a-e words).
  • We read and wrote words with th and ch diagraphs.
  • We read realistic stories about families.
  • We wrote a journal entry about what we would do as the president of our country.
  • We worked on writing complete sentences with a subject and predicate.

Math:

  • We practiced addition facts of numbers that add up to ten.
  • We added together two numbers with answers greater than 10 by using the strategy of making a ten.
  • We practiced factoring teen numbers into groups of tens and ones.
  • We looked at three digit numbers on our new 101-200 number chart.

Science/Social Studies:

  • We reviewed how things change over time and completed the unit test.
  • We read books and an article about 2 famous presidents.
  • We began to learn about stars and constellations

Physical Education/Music/ Spanish/Art:

  • In Physical Education we practiced ball handling using basketballs and volleyballs.
  • In Music we practiced active listening. We responded to music and described what we heard and how it made us feel. We also learned about Guido d’Arezzo and the invention of music notation.
  • In Spanish we learned family words and reviewed colors
  • In Art we learned about geometry in quilt patterns and created our pattern for a paper quilt.
  • We listened to many different versions of the Gingerbread Man.