News From Room 111

Things to Remember for the Week

Sunday, November 29th:  Advent begins.  First candle is purple and represents  HOPE: is lit throughout the first week of Advent.

Monday, November 30th:  Spanish and Gym

Tuesday, December 1st:  Art

Wednesday, December 2nd:  Gym

Thursday, December 3rd:  Spanish

Friday, December 4th:  TLC


December Prayer:  Prayers will be sent home on Monday, November 30th.  The prayer will be due on FLIPGRID December 18th.  

December Book Report:  Please pick a Christmas story to do as book report.  I have a list of book titles on GOOLGE CLASSROOM that the students can pick from and borrow from me.  It is a limited selection so if your child has a Christmas Story about the length of “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” they may add the book to the list.  Each child does have an EPIC account and they may pick a Christmas book to READ (not listen to ) from this website.  I will be sending the book report form home December 15th.  Book Reports are due December 22nd.

December Poems:  A list of poems was sent home on Tuesday, November 24th.  Poems are to be uploaded to FLIPGRID by December 21st.

Religion:  This week we will be completing our chapter about Growing as a Disciple of Jesus Christ.  The students will be bringing home their Religion books to reread the chapter and complete a review page that will be due on Wednesday, December 2nd.  They will then take the Chapter test on Thursday, December 3rd

Reading:  Our class will be reading  a new story titled:  “About the Earth.”  As we read this story the students will be learning some exciting facts about the earth’s water and other surfaces.  We will also be learning to use Annotation Symbols to ID: ? – questions or confusing/ ! – Interesting or Exciting / * – Important/ <—-> – Connection/ 🙂 – Funny or Something you like/ (V)  – New or Interesting Vocabulary words.  The students will be using post its to ID these pieces.  

Phonics:  The students will be reviewing how to add either -s or -es to base words in order to make them plural.  We will also practice making words that end in y plural by changing the -y to an -i and adding es.  Another concept that the students will review is making words that end in x, s, ch and sh plural by adding -es.  The students will be practicing different skills as they complete Grammar Simple Solution Lessons 53 to 56 for morning warm up work.  They will then take a Grammar Quiz on Friday, December 4th.

Spelling:  Our spelling words this week contain these blends ch, sh, tch, th, wr and ck.  The assignments for the week can be found in GOOGLE CLASSROOM ~ CLASSWORK.  The students are given time each day to complete the assignments, if they do not complete the work they are welcome to bring the book home and finish it then.  The completed assignmetns are due on Friday and will be marked as checked in when returned to the students.   The students will take both a spelling list test and standardized test on Friday, December 4th.

Math:  We are starting the 4th chapter in Math.  This chapter has the class learning these terms:  multiple, distributive property, associative property of multiplication, commutative property of multiplication, counting number, identity property of multiplication and the zero property of multiplication.  The class will be working on problems that have either 2, 4, 5 or 10 as one of the factors.  The students will be completing Simple Solution Lesson 53 – 56 through out the week and then checking them in class on Friday.  If your child completes these lessons earlier in the week and would like to leave their Simple Solutions book at school instead of keeping it in their backpack they are more than welcome to do that so their work is not late.  The class will be taking the MSS Quiz 14 on Friday, December 4th.

Social Studies:  This new chapter has us learning about moving to a new community and the need to learn about the cultures and traditions that the people who live there observe and celebrate.  The assignments for the week are in GOOGLE CLASSROOM listed under each day’s date and the students are given time to work on them during the day.  If the students have not completed the assignments they will be given the time to catch up on Fridays. The completed assignmetns are due on Friday and will be marked as checked in when returned to the students.

About the author

My name is Lisa Gearen. I started teaching at St. Cletus in 2003. I taught first grade for 14 years and now teach 3rd. I have a bachelors degree in Communication and a Masters in Elementary Education. I received both degrees from Concordia University. I also have an associates degree in Early Childhood Education as well as being a Certified Catechist.