Weekly Newsletter September 20, 2019

1A News
September 20, 2019

Reminders:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday- Ice Cream Sandwiches can be purchased at
lunch for $1.00

Wednesday- 1A students will be taking their MAP reading test at 9:00 a.m.
(we will take the math portion on Tuesday, October 8th)

Math
This week we continued work in our math journals developing number sense. We also have been working in chapter one of our math books. We should be wrapping up this chapter next week. Our new math vocabulary for this week can be found here. It would be great if you could help your child learn the words greater than, less than, and equal to. They will be on the test. (not the symbols…just the words, identifying numbers as greater than, less than or equal to)

Reading
We have begun spending more time in our reading groups. It’s so fun listening to your children as they read new words and develop their skills. This week we worked on paying attention to beginning sounds and ending sounds in words and reading fluently. (Reading like we talk). We are learning the vocabulary word, “Genre”. Please use this word as often as you can in the coming weeks. The definition we are using is this: A particular type of story. Some genres include Fantasy, Mystery, Biography, Fairy Tale, Nonfiction, Fiction, etc. Have fun with it!

Writing
We’re still working on our 10 black dots books. We are paying close attention to complete sentences, using capital letters, and periods.

Religion
We attended our first mass in the Parish Hall. The students did an amazing job sitting quietly on the floor and were very good about following the flow of traffic during communion. You can be very proud of your child. In our religion program we discussed what we usually find inside a church.

Science
We learned about toddlers and children this week. We finally got to look at all the student baby pictures. That was fun! They did a pretty good job identifying classmates.

The fun run was a big success! Thanks to everyone for the great work.

Have a nice weekend.

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Melissa Morrier-Turk

My name is Melissa Morrier-Turk, I am a graduate of SMM (class of 1986) and have been a member of the parish community much of my life. I have a B.S. in Business with an emphasis in Human Resources from Central Washington University and have spent my 23 years working in this field, traveling all over the USA and Canada as an HR Director, as well as a corporate trainer. My husband Mike and I have two kids, our son will be a Junior at Archbishop Murphy High School and our daughter will be a 7th grader here at SMM. As a parent, I have been an active member of the SMM community, most recently wrapping up my role as the Parent Club President this year and V.P. last year. I have also been an active member of the auction for the past 8 years, along with numerous opportunities to volunteer in my children’s classrooms and through club activities. In my off time I enjoy running, cycling, hiking, anything outdoorsy really. I have absolutely loved working with and getting to know so many of the families here at SMM as a parent and am looking forward to getting to know you all better as part of your school community!