Happy Monday! I cannot believe we are to March already, I guess time flies when you are having fun. This week we will participate in Read Across America with a different reading experience each day. Highlights include celebrating Dr. Seuss’ birthday on Wednesday and a comfy/ cozy free dress day Friday with an all school read-in.
Wednesday we also begin the season of Lent where we work to change our hearts and grow closer to God as we prepare for the death and resurrection of our Lord. As a school for lent we take a three pronged approach- fasting, almsgiving, and prayer. Even as young as 5, children can begin to make some Lenten sacrifices. Today we will talk about fasting from something we like during Lent and doing some service at home such as picking up our toys without being asked as a way of giving to our families. There will also be opportunities to give to our community by making a brown bag lunch or donating a personal item for the St. Martin De Porres Shelter to distribute each Friday of lent. Their needs have changed a bit due to COVID so a suggested schedule of donations will be posted in the EFC. I will also include this in my Monday Letter for easy reference. This first Friday K has been asked to bring in mens gloves. Like the Rice Bowl program, this is completely voluntary however, I do think preparing a lunch or two with your child is an easy way to let them grow as a disciple of Christ serving others in need. This is a TON of information. Please see the EFC for details and ask me if you have any questions.
Wednesday: special K prayer service in the chapel (perfect uniform)
Friday: Comfy/ Cozy Free dress, new Mens Gloves for St. Martin De Porre Shelter
This week we will participate in Read Across America, which includes a celebration of Dr. Seuss’ birthday on Wednesday. Your child may bring in a favorite Dr. Seuss book to read this week. Skills taught include word families, blending/ segmenting, multiple meaning words, reading with fluency and informative writing. The new words: said, was, then, good ate, could.
We will finish our chapter on subtraction and begin working on composing/ decomposing numbers 11-20
STEM: Pushes and Pulls
Monday: sight words
Tuesday: Happy Numbers
Wednesday: read a Dr. Seuss book
As always, let me know if you have any questions.