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December News





For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.  And this will be the sign to you: You will find a Babe wrapped in swaddling cloths, lying in a manger.  And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying: "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, goodwill toward men!"  -Luke 2:11-14



This month will be filled with MANY fun and exciting activities! We will focus on Advent , as a season to prepare for Christmas when Christ's first coming to us is remembered, and Christmas when the Church celebrates the birth of Jesus.

In math we will be reviewing our basic addition and subtraction facts, and learning to choose operations and a strategies to solve word problems, identifying tens as a set of 10 ones, read and write numbers and number words for decade names ten to one hundered, and estimating quantities in a set up to 60.

Reading/English/Phonics/Handwriting-We will continue to work on the main idea, details and retelling of a story.  I will introduce initial blends, short e words, interrogative sentences, identifying topics, writing short e words, short u, High Frequency Words, cause and effect, final blends and exclamatory sentences. We will also continue to work on our handwriting, writing sentences and stories in our journals.

Science and Social Studies-We will explore animals and their habitats, solar system, the human body (bones) and map skills, symbols of the country


Dates to Remember

Dec. 1 Hot Lunch Ordering for January begins

Dec. 2 Christmas shopping for 1A and 1M

Barnes and Noble Free Dress

Dec. 8 Immaculate Conception Mass 9:15am

Dec. 9 Christmas Shoeboxes Due

Progress Reports

Christmas Tree Lighting Festival 5:30 Church Hall and Tree Lighting at 6:15pm back parking lot

Dec. 14 Progress Reports Due back

Dec. 15 PreK-Grade 2 Christmas Concert 10:00am (church doors open at 9:30)

Dec. 21 Christmas Free Dress  Red, Green and White

Prayer Service 9:15am

Early Release 12:30pm NO AFTER CARE

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all of my 1A parents, families and students!