We just passed our 100th day of school. Wow, can you believe how quickly this year is passing by? I am truly enjoying my Big Blessings.
With reaching the 100 days of school milestone, it should be noted that school is your child’s job. They need to come on time, do their work, and help others learn by respecting others’ space and learning styles. Classroom discussions and our masses are not spectator sports- they are participatory activities! Responsible students come each day ready to listen, think and learn, with their Take Home folders, assignment book, school vest or sweater and with their shoes tied! You expect me to be prepared and I expect them to likewise be ready each day.
Every Wednesday we have an addition time test. By the end of the school year, students need to be able to do 100 facts in five minutes. The same is true with subtraction, which we do every Friday. We will add 2-digit addition and subtraction soon. You can find many online resources for practice. Mrs. Walde has programs in our computer lab you can access at home as well.
Reading needs to be a daily activity for kids. Use the reading strategies in the orange practice book sent home last week to review what good readers do when they read. If your kids are not in the habit of asking what an unknown word means- they need to get into that habit. Then you can have them look up words in the dictionary, something they are doing in the classroom now.
We will start our Weather and Air unit in science this month. Let’s hope for some nice spikes in temperature to record on our classroom graph! First Eucharist books are now in your hands and the due dates for each chapter are posted in the inside cover as well. After midwinter break, we will start working on our new prayer. Our Bread Ceremony is Monday, March 4. See you there!