# Week 5- September 27-October 1, 2021

Concepts Covered This Week:

Religion:

• We listened to the Gospel story where we learned we belong to God’s family.
• We identified many items in a Catholic Church.
• We learned that when we gather in Jesus’ name, he is with us.
• We identified our parish churches.
• We participated in the weekly school Mass

Language Arts:

• We identified parts of a nonfiction book.
• We wrote and illustrated words in the -et and –en word families.
• We continued to listen to shared stories from a book about families.  We then wrote what the stories made us think about.
• We practiced the correct formation of the letters a,b,c,d,e,f,g,h,I,j,I,k,l,m,n,o,p,q,r,s,t and x and reviewed the sounds that these letters make.

Math:

• We used number bonds to show the parts and whole for a given number.
• We used cubes, pictures, number bonds and numbers to show different ways to make a given number (5 is 2 and 3, 1and 4, 0 and 5).
• We completed a calendar and weather graph for the month of September.
• We counted to 22 with coins by using two dimes and two pennies.
• We completed a first-grade math inventory test.

Social Studies/Science:

• We learned that self-talk means talking to yourself in a quiet voice or inside your head.
• We practiced using self-talk to help us focus and ignore distractions.
• We learned how the author/illustrator, Yuyi Morales, comes up with ideas for books.  She also showed us how she turns an idea into a story.

Specialist Classes- Physical Education/Art/Music/Spanish/Library:

• In art we draw the outline of a snake, then add lines with crayons and paint to the body with watercolors.  We practiced using vocabulary words to describe these lines: straight, hills, dots, zigzag, dashes, clouds, castle, loops and waves.    We also finished painting our fall landscapes with watercolors.
• In music we explored tone color (timbre) with the book, My Many Colored Days.  We learned to convey mood using musical instruments.
• In physical education we practiced a variety of movements, pathways, and levels with juggling scarves.
• In Spanish we practiced greetings and counting to 20.  We listened to the story, The Three Bears and learned the names of the characters in Spanish.
• At the library, we listened to a story and checked out 2 books of personal interest.