December News 2018
Loving God, Help us remember the birth of Jesus,
that we may share in the song of the angels,
the gladness of the shepherds,
and worship of the wise men.
The Christmas Season is upon us , I am so excited for all the things we will do and learn this month. We will also be celebrating Christmas, on Tuesday, December 18th.
In RELIGION we will focus on Advent, a time of preparing for Jesus' birth, and Christmas , when we celebrate the birth of Jesus. We will go to church on December 8th for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. We will also learn how the Holy Spirit helps Jesus' followers, and Pentecost, the day the Holy Spirit came to Jesus' followers.
MATH -This month we will continue to work on our Fact Families, basic math facts, and related subtraction and addition facts. We will also work on word problems, graphs, identifying sets of tens, count by ten, number words, place value of digits and finally we will begin Math Olympics this month.
PHONICS- We will focus on short E, short vowel sounds, high frequency words, long A sound, and long A word families.
READING/ ENGLISH- This month we will focus on short vowel U, high frequency words, cause and effect, final blends, exclamatory sentences, digraphs, sequencing of a story, and common nouns.
SOCIAL STUDIES /SCIENCE- We will learn about Saint Nicholas, Christmas, St. Juan Diego and the Advent Wreath. We will also learn about birds, clouds, and changes in Fall.
HANDWRITING- We will continue to work on our letter formation by writing our letters and words.
I'd like to wish all my First Grade Parents a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS and a HAPPY AND HEALTHY NEW YEAR!