Mrs. Deborah Vinciguerra




Our Schedule
1A
Monday-Library
Tuesday-Technology and Spanish
Wednesday- Art
Thursday-Music and Skills
Friday- Physical Education(Gym)

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 This is a period of waiting. We discover the kindness and generosity in our hearts as we do more for others than ourselves.
This week we lit the second advent candle.  We are watching and reading bible stories and creating a Jesse Tree in our classroom to bring home.  The Jesse tree helps the children to learn about the ancestors of Christ.  The Jesse tree helps the children to connect the custom of decorating trees to the events leading to Jesus' birth.

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 The children will be in the Christmas Pageant on December 14th.  Details to follow.
I'm looking forward to a blessed holiday season with your children.


Children must have a note if their dismissal changes at any time. For example: If your child tells me they are going home on the bus and they are expected to be in after-care, unless there is a note, they will be sent to after-care. 

Thank you!

Math
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We will continue with chapter 5, measurement.  We will be having a test on Wednesday, December 19th. Your children should know how to order from longest to shortest and shortest to longest, non-standard measurement, and standard measurement.  I will be sending home cubes to borrow for each student.  Please have them return their cubes the next day.


ELA

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This week in Journeys, we will begin Unit 2, Lesson 10.  This will be our last chapter in this reader.  Please begin bringing in the new reader by next week. Our story this week is the fantasy, "A Cupcake Party". Our Essential Question this week is "How can you show a friend that you care about him or her?" The Phonics focus this week will be reviewing the short /u/ sound, ending blends with -mp and -th. The comprehension skill this week will be visualization and sequencing events.
 In grammar this week, we will learn what a synonym is.
 


 
Science

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In Science, we are working in our textbook on heat and energy.
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Social Studies
We are learning about our government leaders!

Religion
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We will be creating a Jesse Tree throughout the month of December.  The children will be able to recount all of the stories leading up Jesus' birth.



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Students must bring a snack, lunch and  drinks for the school day , in a labeled lunch box. If you are purchasing lunch, please label the coupon with your child's name and be sure to circle the choice. Please put the coupon in your child's lunch bag and put the lunch bag in their folder.  If your child attends aftercare please send an extra snack labeled Aftercare.  
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Dismissal Procedures:
If your child attends aftercare regularly please write a note indicating the days he or she will attend. 
If there is a change in your dismissal procedure please send a note explaining how he or she will get home. 
 ex : car rider/ school bus


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All supplies of crayons , tissues and baby wipes are community property and will need to be replenished during the school year.  

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Remember to pray with your child everyday.  We pray in class for our family and friends.  I encourage you to attend mass with your child on Sunday.