Welcome to Our Lady of Mercy School's 91st Year!!
Everything is going so well in class! I already love the students and am very excited about this school year! We have three new students in our class and they are wonderful!
We have a few students who do not have planners. We write in our planners every morning. Planners are a school policy for students in grades 1st through 8th. We use them everyday and they must be signed every night and returned the next day. Planners may be purchased in the store (Room 7) before school. They are $7. Thank you for helping me with this.
Students may purchase milk even though we are not having hot lunch right now. Milk tickets can also be purchased in the store before school.
We have morning snack everyday at 10:00. The school does not provide the snack. The snack is simply an item that your child brings from home and takes out of their lunch box. Some students are wanting to eat a sandwich for snack and I'm trying to explain that a snack is a smaller item and save the sandwich for lunch. Lunch is at 11:35.
We have many students that are using the bathroom during class. This is fine for now while we are all adjusting to being back at school and not having a restroom in the classroom like Kindergarten. Please let your child know that they do not need to be afraid to ask to use the restroom. I do not want students to have accidents because they are afraid of me.
Please return your Remind101 forms ASAP. I will send out a practice message letting you know that I have everything up and going.
If you have a child in any grade that is interested in Cross Country there is a meeting Wednesday, August 8th at 6:00 in the gym. The kids really have a lot of fun in Cross Country. I didn't think my own kids would like it, but they love it!! No pressure just fun. Everybody at the meets cheers for everyone. Medals are given for the top finishers and ribbons are given to others, but it really is an accomplishment to finish the race.
Down to academics :)
Reading: Review Unit- For the next few weeks we will be reviewing who the Superkids are and introducing the Superkids to those who are new to our school. This week we will review: Doc, Lily, Frits, Hot Rod and Golly. We will review letters: D, C, G, O, L, S, T, A, F, W, N, I, H, R, B, E, M, P, V, K and U. This week's Memory Words are: I, a, the. We will read two stories: "The Flat Cat" and "Golly and the Vet". We will discuss the stories, describe and compare the characters, and work on reading fluently when the same story is read repeatedly.
Writing: Discuss the use of labels, draw and label a self-portrait, use nouns to complete sentences
Math: Numbers to 10-Counting and writing numbers to ten in number and word form
Religion: We Belong to Jesus Church, Love one another
Social Studies: American and California Flags, the Pledge of Allegiance, Labor Day
Vocabulary: country, labor, pledge, flag, liberty
P.E.-Spatial Relationships-this is your spot, this is my spot....being able to leave your "home" and come back after different activities without running into another person.
Art-Start Rainbow Fish painting
I usually spend a few weeks at a time for Social Studies and then I will switch to Science for a few weeks.
If you have any questions, please let me know.
God Bless this School Year!