Week 24- February 24-28, 2020

Concepts covered this week

Religion:

  • We listened to the Gospel story where Jesus tells us to love our enemies.
  • We learned about the significance of Ash Wednesday.
  • We learned that Lent is a 40-day journey with Jesus.
  • We made Lenten suitcases. We will fill the suitcases with items to help us on our Lenten journey.

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 an American symbol.
  • We worked on writing complete sentences with a subject and predicate.

Math:

  • We practiced addition facts of numbers with the same addend (doubles).
  • We added together two numbers with answers greater than 10 by using the strategy of double +1.
  • 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 learned about American symbols.
  • We identified some symbols as landmarks that we could visit.
  • We learned about national holidays.
  • We discussed what it means to be a hero.

Physical Education/Music/ Spanish/Art:

  •  In Physical Education we practiced ball handling using basketballs and volleyballs.
  • In Music we practiced singing sol-mi singing patterns with hand symbols and reading eighth and quarter note rhythm patterns. We added instruments to the song Aikendrum, and kept a steady beat while playing a partner game song Wishy Washy Wee.
  • In Spanish we practiced songs and repetitions with movement, reviewed the Holy Trinity, practiced using courtesy words and reviewed colors.
  • In Art we learned about light and color. We looked at the stained glass windows in the school and church, and then designed and created our own stained glass window.
  • We listened to many different versions of the Gingerbread Man.

Week 22- February 10-14, 2020

Concepts covered this week

Religion:

  • We listened to and discussed the Gospel where Jesus tells us small things like salt and light can make a big difference.
  • We learned about the Sacrament of Baptism.
  • We defined grace as God’s loving presence in our lives.
  • We listened to a story about Saint Valentine and learned where the tradition of giving cards originated.

Language Arts:

  • We practiced reading and writing words with all short vowel sounds.
  • We practiced reading and writing contractions.
  • We read poems and realistic fiction stories about learning to read.
  • We wrote good descriptive sentences with a subject and predicate.
  • We wrote a journal entry on how we adapt to cold winter weather.

Math:

  • We reviewed the vocabulary words associated with number sense.
  • We continued to look at teen numbers as a group of ten and ones.
  • We ordered groups of numbers from greatest to least and least to greatest.
  • We looked for and continued making patterns for a group of numbers.

Science/Social Studies:

  • We began to learn about our country by defining the words settler and freedom.
  • We drew pictures in our journal depicting a settler and freedom.
  • We learned about George Washington and why he was chosen to be the first President.

Physical Education/Music/Spanish/Art:

  • In Physical Education, we participated in the Jump for Heart obstacle course. You can make a donation at www.americanheart.org/jump – click on WA state to find our school, or turn in a pledge at the office.
  • In Music, we listened to Kangaroo by Camille Saint Saens and moved to the changes in the music. We read, sang, and used hand symbols for Solfege notes sol and mi. Solfege is a system of reading music notes that teaches the students to think of musical pitches in terms of intervals.
  • In Spanish, we practiced songs and repetitions with movement, reviewed the Holy Trinity, practiced using courtesy words and wrote Valentine cards for a friend.
  • In Art, we worked with self-hardening clay to make an animal. We also made Valentine decorations and decorated our Valentine boxes.

Week 21- February 3-7, 2020

Concepts covered this week

Religion:

  • We learned that the Gospel stories during Ordinary Time are about the life and teachings of Jesus
  • We learned that Baptism is a special celebration to welcome new members into our church.
  • We worked with a partner to finish “Happy Notes” to children in our community.

Language Arts:

  • We practiced reading and writing words with all short vowels sounds and beginning blends.
  • We read animal fantasy books about friendship.
  • We identified nouns and pronouns in poems and stories.
  • We practiced reading and writing proper nouns.
  • We formed sentences with a naming part(subject) and a telling part(predicate).
  • We wrote answers to literacy questions where we supported our idea with an event from the story.

Math:

  • We practiced reading, building and writing teen numbers as a group of 1 ten and some ones.
  • We compared groups of objects and numbers by using the signs for greater than, less than and equals.

Science/Social Studies:

  • We learned how and why some animals hibernate in the winter.
  • We worked in groups to make posters to remind three animals what they should do to survive the harsh winter weather.

Physical Education/Spanish/Art/Music

  • In Physical Education, we began to develop ball handling skills relating to volleyball and basketball.
  • In Spanish, we reviewed listening exercises and practiced songs for directional words.
  • In Art, we become art detectives while looking at one of the paintings in the school. We created an artwork using weaving techniques to re-create a part of the painting.
  • In Music, we took an assessment for reading quarter and eighth note rhythms (ta and ti-ti). We learned the action song Rig a Jig and used it to play a game. We also learned the spiritual Michael Row.