December 12, 2015

Happy 3rd Week of Advent!

Today marks the 3rd week of Advent. Today Jesus talks about John the Baptist. He told about the coming of Jesus. We also know from the scripture that John was the son of Mary’s cousin Elizabeth. John told the people to prepare the way for the coming of God. This week we light the third candle. This candle is pink.  It symbolizes joy. Think about the joy that comes from the love of Jesus.  May we spread the joy of Jesus’ love with everyone we meet.

In this Advent season, we can plan weekly actions that help us to prepare for the coming of Jesus. How can you open your heart to get ready for Jesus?

God our Father, help us to continue to keep peace in our hearts as we come closer to Christmas. We make this prayer through Christ our Lord. Amen 

We have a very busy last week of school before the Christmas holidays. We hope to wrap up our descriptive writing and decimal work before the holidays. A few things happening this week to take note of..this coming Thursday we will be having a craft open house from 1:00pm-2:00pm. Please feel free to join your child in his/her 3rd block classroom to take part in the craft. On Friday December 18 at 9:30 join us for our advent mass over at the church. I will be holding an additional craft morning this coming Tuesday. If anyone is free and would like to come and join us as we make a nativity scene craft please feel free to do so. We will begin at 9:45.  I would like to take this time to wish each and every one of you a very safe and Merry Christmas. We will see you back in 2016!

Ms Porcari

December 11, 2015

Wrapping up whole numbers...

We have now finished our focus on whole numbers and are now inquiring about decimal numbers. I have attached the math anchor chart posters in a slide that the students created for whole numbers. Students, please use these as a reference guide to help you with your understanding of whole numbers.

December 6, 2015

December School Newsletter


Today we light the second purple candle on the advent wreath.  We patiently await the coming of baby Jesus. Again, they symbolize our longing, our desire, and our hope. Remember the three "advents" or "comings"? We want to recall that Jesus came in the past to save us from our sin and death. We want to experience his coming to us now, in our everyday lives. When we woke up, each day this past week, we lit that candle in our hearts taking a few moments to focus on God, thanking him for today and for sending his Son.

Prayer for the second week of advent

Father in heaven,
the day draws near when the glory of your Son
will make radiant the night of the waiting world.
May the lure of greed not impede us from the joy
which moves the hearts of those who seek him.
May the darkness not blind us
to the vision of wisdom
which fills the minds of those who find him.
We ask this in the name of Jesus the Lord.