C- is for the Child born that night to be our light.
H-is for holy is His name.
R-is for rejoice with gladness and joy.
I- is for Immanuel, God with us.
S- is for star that led the Wise men to him.
T-is for truth and grace that was sent our way.
M- is for Mother Mary
A- is for angels singing songs of joy.
S- is for salvation.
Some of what we will be learning this month:
Religion- We will continue to learn about Advent and Christmas. We will be picking an Advent Prayer Partner in school. The children will choose a name of one of their classmates (without telling their classmates who's name they have) and pray for them during Advent. The last day of school before Christmas each child will give the student a Christmas card letting them know who has been praying for them. Then we will also learn about the Holy Spirit, Pentecost and how the church began.
Math-As a class we will continue to build on our addition and subtraction skills, word problems, and related addition and subtraction facts. 1A will begin using Xtramath online to help reinforce math skills learned in school.
Phonics- We will continue to review our short vowel sounds, identify words with short vowel sounds and write them in context. I will introduce long vowel letters this month, and then we will discriminate between long /a/ and /i/ words from short vowel /a/ and /i/ words.
Literacy Block- inflected endings, high frequency words, main Idea and details, declarative sentences, short /e/, initial blends, interrogative sentences, hand writing to build on letter formation, reading for comprehension, fluency, accuracy and to build our vocabulary
Social Studies/Science- We will learn about Saints, and their love for Jesus. And we will continue to learn about signs of winter, and how animals adapt to the winter season.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!