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"Come follow me and I will make you fishers of men."  Matthew 4:19

Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might!

                        Ecclesiastes 9:10


Sep. 10, 2018 

Dear Parents and Guardians,

         Anybody float away yet?  I sure hope the weather is nice this week.  It makes such a difference when the kids can play outside.

         Do you remember exactly where you were when 9/11 happened?  I do, too.  We will talk about 9/11 today.  I will stress the positive response of the people who helped.  We made a flag last week. 

 We will do spelling this week as usual.  This week’s Basic words are all long vowel sound words.  Our spelling pattern focus is on long a and i.  These will use the pattern vowel-consonant– silent e.

We will finish chapter 1 this week in math.  Our test will be Friday.  The homework this week is a review for the test.  Next we will move into the hundreds place with building numbers and recognizing place value.  They will do fine until we begin trading tens for hundreds and breaking hundreds to make tens.

In English and writing we will move on to using different types of sentences.  We hope to have all of our personal narrative stories published this week. 

We will begin some small groups during reading time this week, but it will be mostly work that they can independently read.  We will be practicing the written reading responses that they will be responsible for as we read our books.  They will be doing  harder reading levels as their readiness develops.

One thing I hope to get into a little more this week is science and social studies.  The students really enjoy these books, and they lead to fun discussions.  Right now we are talking about the length of day, and how shadows change during the day.  In social studies we will finish the first section of the book and get into map skills. Our first BIG project will be making a world map.

Thank you so much for the support and prayers as we have been getting started.  I love St. Dominic School.  And now, we are getting to know the routines and nuances that make everyone feel more comfortable.

Sincerely,

Mrs. Sharon Phillips