BRAVO! BRAVO!  I am so very proud of our students for a great performance! They worked very hard and tried their best! We repeat the show on Wednesday, December 20th.

On December 13th, the three of our major superiors of my congregation, the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, visited at SHV.  All three Sisters have a background in education (though not early childhood) so they could really appreciate all the hard work the children did.  They were amazed at how well they sang and knew the words to the songs.  We only sang four songs for them. The Sisters also admired the costumes and the ever famous gray donkey!


The children are learning more words every day. On the weekly lesson plan in the column for Reading there will be a list of words to practice. Below are the list from last week's and this week's lesson plans. Decodable words are words the child can blend and sound out  to read and spell. Memory Words are nondecodable words that the children learn to recognize by sight.  In time as we learn more letters, some memory words will become decodable words.  Use these lists to provide practice.

NUMBER BRACELETS:  In the Friday folder, you found the Number 6  bracelet. This is a number bond bracelet for your child to practice math facts.  We ran out of time and forgot to put the note in the folder listing the number bonds for ways to make 6.  Here are the combinations to practice: 6 + 0 = 6; 0 + 6 = 6; 5 + 1 = 6; 1 + 5 = 6; 4 + 2 = 6; 2 + 4 = 6; 3 + 3 = 6.

Word Lists to Practice:

Unit 10 Decodable: Alf, cliff, fad, fast, fat, fig, fill, fist, fit, flag, flat, floss, fog, gift, if, lift, loft, off, sift, soft, staff, stiff

Not decodable Memory Words:  I, Frits

Decodable: act, at, cast, cat, cost, cot, dot, got, it, last, list, lost, lots, sat, sit, slot, still, stilt, Tac, tag, Tic, tilt, Toc, toss, tot
Not decodable Memory Words:  Icky, a

Decodable: add, cod, cog, Dad, Doc, dog, odd, Cass, gas, sad, sag, sod

Not decodable Memory Words: Oswald, Golly, Alf, Sal

Decodable: clad, class, clog, doll, glad, glass, gloss, Lad, lag, Lass, log, loss, Sal, salad

Not decodable Memory Words: Lily

Decodable: did, dig, dill, gill, ill, is, lid, Sid, sill, slid

Not decodable Memory Words: Icky, a