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January/February
Dear Parents,
 
Happy New Year and welcome to 2018! You should be seeing a huge amount of growth in your child academically. January and February are very busy months, filled with much academic work and many opportunities for your child to grow in his/her maturity and independence. We are blessed to be in an environment, here at St. Dominic’s School, which offers so many educational vehicles for success.
 
Looking Ahead:
January
WELCOME BACK!
1/2 – School reopens,  Mission money due

1/4 First Friday Mass 11:00 A.M.  Full dayof school today!
1/21 – School Closed for students…Spirituality Day for Faculty
1/22, 1-23-  School Play - Aladdin
1/25 – Progress Reports
1/27 – Catholic Schools Week Begins 9:00 A.M. Catholics Schools Week mass followed by P.T.A. Communion Breakfast 10:00 AM
                Open House   10:30-12:00 AM
                Scholastic Book Fair
1/28 -Scholastic Book Fair Family Night 6:30-8:30 PM
1/29– Open house (PreK – Grade 3) 9:00-11:00 AM and 1:00-2:00 PM
1/30 – Open House (PreK-4 and Grades 4-8) 9:00-11:00 AM and 1:00-2:00 PM
1/31– Student Appreciation Day
                Mega Party/Student Appreciation Lunch
2/1 – Teacher Appreciation Day
                Early Dismissal at 12:30 PM First Friday Mass  11:00 A.M.
2/9 – Father-Daughter Dance
2/14 – First Grade will celebrate Valentine’s Day…please send in Valentine’s Cards with no specific names on the envelopes…it makes distribution much easier
2/15 – Spring Fundraiser Begins
2/18 – President’s Day – School Closed
 
Curriculum:
In Religion, we will learn about:
• Jesus’ compassion for those who suffer
• Offerings we can make to be closer to God
• Praying the Rosary
• Bible Stories
• How much Jesus loves the children
• How everyone is our neighbor


In Language Arts, we will work on:
• Continue to work on fluency
• Soft c, soft g, -dge, long o, long u, long e, long a, long i
• Inflection endings –ed and –ing
• Structural analysis: CVCe syllables
• Finding text evidence in stories
• Continue working on present, past, and future verbs
• Is and are, was and were, has and have, go and do, see and saw
• Contractions with not
• Prefixes
• Open syllables
• Prefixes
• Open syllables
• Compound words
• Adverbs


In Math, we will work on:
• Counting with groups of 10 and leftovers
• Numbers made with tens
• Expand forms
• Ways to make numbers
• 1 more, 1 less; 10 more, 10 less
• Making numbers on a hundred chart
• Comparing numbers with <, >, =
• Ordering three numbers
• Study-study-study math facts to 12


In Social Studies, we will:
• Understand what community helpers are
• Learn about American heroes
• Learn about jobs in our home, school, and community
• Understand what service workers are
• Continue with order and sequence
• Work with charts
• Learn about the difference between ‘needs’ and ‘wants’
• Understand past and present
• Learn about spending and saving
• Understand what goods and services are
• Continue on our quest to be good citizens
• Read about Clara Barton


In Science, we will:
• Continue discussions and understanding of the Earth…water and land
• Discover more about erosion, weathering, and natural resources
• Read picture graphs
•  Curriculum related STEM Lab activities
• Learn about the weather…patterns in weather and how we use tools, instruments, or our senses to obtain information about the weather
• Understand the four seasons
 
Whew!! We will be very busy!!
Mrs. Rybczynski
 
Mrs. Rybczynski - 1B
mrybczynski@stdomschool.org