SPELLING TEST: The spelling words for this week are: one, two, we, want, look, here, this, do, go to

Safeguard the Children: This week all the classes will be teaching the Safeguard the Children lesson. Protecting God’s Children, Touching Safety Program for Children™, is a school-based curriculum. The job of ensuring children’s safety is a challenging undertaking. The prevention of child sexual abuse requires more than adult awareness, education, and training about the nature and scope of the problem. We must also give our children the tools they need to overcome the advances of someone who intends to do them harm. The Touching Safety program guide (Teaching Touching Safety Guide) is a tool designed to assist parents and teachers in this important task. The Touching Safety program is a vehicle through which parents, teachers, catechists, and youth ministers (educators) give children and young people the tools they need to protect themselves from those who might harm them. Permission slips to OPT out of the lesson were sent home. If you choose to have your child opt out, a copy of the lesson will be sent home to be taught at home.

WEDNESDAY: We will have mass aat 10:15am.  Girls must wear their jumpers.

THURSDAY:
Field Trip to Natural History Museum – We will be taking a field trip to the Natural History Museum on Thursday, April 26 with grades 1 and 2. We will be leaving school (on a school bus) at 8:30am. Parents who are attending the field trip will need to drive separately and either meet us at the museum or follow the bus to the museum. Once we get to the museum, the students have an hour to explore. We will then meet at the Dino Hall at 10:30am (for 30 minutes). http://www.nhm.org/site/explore-exhibits/permanent-exhibits/dinosaur-hall.  We will then have lunch from 11 – 11:45am. At 12:00pm we will go the Dinosaur Encounters,
a performing arts-based interpretive program that lets visitors get up close and personal with a realistic, life-sized juvenile T. rex. http://www.nhm.org/site/explore-exhibits/permanent-exhibits/dinosaurs/dinosaur-encounters. After the Encounters, we will head back to school.  

Lunch: Students should pack a snack and lunch in a brown disposable bag.

Uniform: Students will wear their spirit shirts with jeans and tennis shoes.

Chaperones: All parents who would like to attend the field trip must be VIRTUS trained.

SPRING CARNIVAL:The carnival is on Sunday! Wristbands can be bought in the office on April 25-27 from 7:30-8:30am. 

HOMEWORK:

MATH: Review or complete the math sheet your child is bringing home daily.

PHONICS: Complete phonics worksheets your child is bringing home.

READING: Please read with your child for 10 minutes or let your child read to you. Mark your April reading calendars.

This week students are learning:

Religion:

Learn the Hail Mary prayer

Safeguard the Children

Discuss Sunday’s gospel

Math:     

Act out addition stories

Answer survey questions

cone

Language Arts:

Phonological awareness: phoneme blending

High frequency word: out, who

Phonics: word building, phonograms –ed, -en

Comprehension: setting

Writing: description of a place, word choice

Social Studies:

Compare long ago and today

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