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Catholic Schools Week

St. Rose School: Communities of Faith, Knowledge, Service
Students are welcome to attend the 9:30 AM Family Mass on Sunday, January 29 to kick off Catholic Schools Week.

Join us in prayer at the 9 AM Mass -
Monday, January30, 2017 in Church
Open House - Tuesday, January 31.
9:30-10:45 AM
7:00- 8:00 PM
Wednesday is Sports Day—Go Green- K101 - Students will wear their Gym Cloths and green trimmings. (sock, headbands, arm bands, hair bows)

Saint Rose Heart to Heart Auction is Sat., February 4.   A school family has donated the cost of free tuition for one child for the new school year. Please take advantage of the tuition raffle.

Dental Health Month
Groundhog Day
Super Bowl
Chinese New Year
Presidents Day
Valentines Day

I am so proud of your child's progress!!!
Please continue to review needed skills.

Review Needed Skills
Children should be able to identify all letter sounds. We have covered letters m, t, a, s, p, c, i, b, n, r, d, k, f, and o. We will be covering h, l, g, and e this month. The children are blending simple words using these letters in the beginning, middle and ending positions. (The concept of consonant, vowel and consonant) The children are now able to spell dictated words. They are developing word attack skills and comprehension skills.  Please continue to practice blending letter sounds into words and using rhyming words from the word families by changing the beginning letter. (at, am, ap, an, im, it, ip, op, ot, og )  Please review nightly, the word ring with popcorn words, numbers, number words and color words that were sent home. 

***WORD FAMILIES AND RHYMING WORDS PRACTICE***. Give your child a word from the word families list and have them write all the words they can make using the two letters. Play rhyming games or I Spy games with them. Help your child everyday to connect letters and sounds by making sure that he or she has plenty of easy books for reading practice to build fluency and vocabulary.

Mastery of the following skills is essential to insure success for the beginning reader.
* Accurate recall of letter sounds with particular attention to the five short vowel sounds.
* Quick association of letter sound, name and formation.
* Smooth blending of two or more sounds without pausing between sounds.
* The ability to attack a new word by sounding it out, rather than guessing.

When writing, remember two finger spaces in between words. Use a capital letter at the beginning of the sentence and punctuation at the end. Have your child practice writing letters and numbers in the proper formation.

In Math, we have started Chapter 9. In this chapter, your child will learn how to identify, name, and describe two-dimensional shapes. A great home activity would to spread out a group of household objects.  Have your child point out the objects that look like circles, squares, and triangles.

Encourage your child to compare the lengths, heights, weights, or capacities of items around the house. Look for opportunities in your daily life to count objects with your child and talk about numbers. Please continue to review calendar math, 1-to-1 correspondence from 0-19, practice writing numbers 1-30, and sorting and graphing objects around the house.

In Religion
we are studying the unit on "Sharing God's Love"'. The children will learn to have a greater love for God and seek to share God's love with others through acts of kindness.  Please continue to pray the "Hail Mary, "Our Father, and "The Glory Be".
We will discuss the Feast Day of Saint Blasé.

February - Extra Practice Writing At Home
Many of these exercises say "draw and write". Let the children experiment with writing. Let them sound out words to spell. If the children do any extra credit work at home, please have them bring it to school for a surprise or special recognition stickers.
Enrichment-February homework:

  1. Write and illustrate 2 sentences using a word from the "H" word list.
  2. Write and illustrate 2 sentences using a word from the "L" word list.
  3. Write a sentence for each word. "are" and "that".
  4. Write a sentence for each word. "from" and "here".
  5. Write and draw 4 words from the "-et" family.
  6. Write and draw 4 words from the "-ig" family.
  7. Draw and label pictures of opposites. ( tall, short)-(come, go)
  8. Write "I love____because____."
  9. Create a secret valentine for someone in class.
  10. Draw and write about someone you love.
  11. Draw a picture of 10 + 5.
  12. Draw a picture of 12 - 8.
  13. Write and draw about what you love to do.
  14. Practice writing numbers 1-20.
  15. Practice writing all the upper and lowercase letter of the alphabet.

SECRET MESSAGE- Happy Valentine's Day to You!
Write this message on a piece of paper and bring it in for a surprise.

Valentine's Day Books
The Valentine Bears ~ Eve Bunting
Mouse's First Valentine ~ Lauren Thompson
Legend of the Valentine ~ Katherine Grace Bond
Love Bugs: A Pop-Up Book ~ David Carter
Bob's Valentine Surprise ~ Kim Ostrow
Be My Valentine ~ Alison Inches
Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch ~ Eileen Spinelli
Counting Kisses ~ Karen Katz
Roses Are Pink, Your Feet Really Stink ~ Diane De Groat
The Day It Rained Hearts ~ Felicia Bond
Junie B. Jones And The Mushy Valentine ~ Barbara Park
The Runaway Valentine ~ Tina Casey
Love Is ~ Wendy Anderson
All For Love ~ Tasha Tudor
Saint Valentine ~ Robert Sabuda
Franklin's Valentines ~ Paulette Bourgeois
Love and Kisses, Kitty : A Lift-The-Flap Valentine ~ Max Haynes
Biscuit's Valentine's Day ~ Alyssa Satin Capucilli
Valentine's Day ~ Gail Gibbons
Arthur's Valentine Countdown ~ Marc Tolon Brown
Little Mouse's Big Valentine ~ Thacher Hurd
Corduroy's Valentine Activity Book ~ Don Freeman
Froggy's First Kiss ~ Jonathan London
Valentine's Day ~ Anne Rockwell
Olive You! : And Other Valentine Knock-Knock Jokes You'll A-Door ~ Katy Hall
Valentine Mice! ~ Bethany Roberts
Valentine Cats! ~ Bethany Roberts
A Charlie Brown Valentine ~ Charles M. Shulz
Valentine's Day ~ Michelle Knudsen
The Story of Valentine's Day ~ Nancy Skarmeas
Clifford I Love You ~ Norman Bridwell
One Zillion Valentines ~ Frank Modell
Village Full of Valentines ~ James Stevenson
"Bee My Valentine" ~ Miriam Cohen
The Night Before Valentine's Day ~ Natasha Wing
Arthur's Great Big Valentine ~ Lillian Hoban
Pucker Up, Buttercup! ~ Simon Davies
Raggedy Ann's Candy Heart Wisdom : Words of Love and Friendship ~ Johnny Gruelle
Sergeant Sniff's Secret Valentine Mystery : A Sergeant Sniff Scratch-And-Sniff Mystery ~ Valerie Garfield
Four Valentines in a Rainstorm ~ Felicia Bond
Valentine ~ Carol Carrick
Big Bob and the Magic Valentine's Day Potato ~ Jill Pinkwater