Concepts covered this week
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.