Week of April 25 thru 29

by Sarah Imel on April 22, 2022

Bible Verse of the Week:

Love one another as I love you. (adapted from) John 13:34

Important reminders:

  • We are once again in need of disinfectant wipes for the classroom.  Donations are much appreciated!
  • Parents, please remember to be out of your cars and ready to retrieve your child during half day dismissals in addition to full day dismissal.
  • Masking is optional for all students and staff members.
  • Book It! Program-Thank you to all that participated in the Book It! program.  Now that it is over for the school year, I encourage parents to look into your local library’s summer reading program to keep the love of reading going.
  • ClassDojo-Behavior reporting started the second week of school.  Please know that most of the behavior that is reported is very age appropriate, and we will work with each student to correct the behavior. If at any time we have a serious behavior issue that requires immediate attention or are needing extra parent support for a specific behavior, Mrs. Imel will notify you via email or phone call.
  • Students are allowed to wear St. Malachy spirit wear and jeans or uniform bottomson Fridays only, unless there is notification of otherwise.
  • Blankets will be sent home for cleaning every week on your child’s last school day of the week.  Please be sure to send them back upon your child’s return to school.
  • Blankets must be small enough to fit into a gallon baggie as our cubbies are not big enough for large blankets. We ask that students do not bring in pillows or stuffed animals for rest time.
  • Students wearing skirts or dresses are to have cartwheel shorts worn to cover their undergarments. *If your child chooses to wear leggings under their skirt, the leggings must be long enough to cover the ankles.  Please refer to the school handbook for dress code guidelines.
  • In the occasion that after school plans change or your child is absent, please call the front office at 317-852-2242 or email  and  .
  • If you utilize extended day or are in the late line you can only TEXT(463)209-9650 no longer call the pickup line for it will not be answered.  In the event you must speak to Mrs. Wheeler please contact her at (317) 852-2242 ext 7204


The Great Crayon Project

Our class is participating in the The Great Crayon Project.  We will be collecting old and broken crayons to be upcycled into new ones.  The collection will be from now until Monday, May 2. If you have any old or broken crayons at home, please feel free to send them in. Below is more information.  There is a flyer attached as well.  If you have any questions, please feel free to let me know.

What you do:

Bring in broken crayons, any container is fine! The crayons will be
added to a central box and the student will keep the container.
(Peeling the paper off is optional)

Please drop crayons off by Monday, May 2, 2022

We will be sending them into The Great Crayon Project to make new fun-shaped crayons.

What does The Great Crayon Project do?
The Great Crayon Project melts the broken crayons down into
new crayons in various shapes and colors.
The new crayons are then:
-Donated to various organizations to promote art and creativity in
children (7,000+ donated to date)
-Exchanged for more broken crayons (3,000+ exchanged)
-Sold (all profits purchase school supplies for children- 10,000+
school supplies items donated to date)
Find The Great Crayon Project on Facebook/Instagram.
Find out more about The Great Crayon Project:



April Important Dates:

April 19-May 2: Crayon Collection for The Great Crayon Project

April 25-29 7am-4:30pm:  School Book Fair *Clovers may attend with a parent present before or after school to shop.*

April 25- ShamrockIt Class Casual Day courtesy of the Salinas family

April 26:  Cans in Your Hands for a casual day.  Students may bring in non-perishable food donations or monetary donations for the Brownsburg Cornerstone Food Pantry to be dressed in casual.


Upcoming Next Week:

Letters, Numbers, & Writing

We are continuing letter recognition and order through repetition. Each morning, we will use alphabet chart to recite. We are counting to 10 by repetition. Each morning, we will use our number chart to count. We will also be working on pencil control and building up hand muscles through sensory play.

We will be finishing our World of Wonders Curriculum Unit 8: Nature. Throughout this unit, we have collected items to make a quilt from things that we have found in nature. This week, we will be learning about how we take care of the Earth and the wonders of nature that we enjoy.  Our focus letter of the week will be letter reviewing letters F-J. We will also be reviewing shapes and patterns.


We will be learning about reducing trash and taking care of the Earth.

Social Studies

We will gain an understanding of wild animals.

Religion and Catholic Identity

Clovers will be practicing how to make the sign of the cross. (This will be a work in progress throughout the year.) 

We will be finishing Unit 5: “God Made Me Special” of the God Made Me Catholic religion curriculum by Loyola Press. This week’s theme is “I Can Love”.  Students will realize that God loves them, desire to love others, and discover ways of expressing love.

Social and Emotional Learning

We will finish Slumberkins: Narwhal Uses Teamwork This is a lesson in Growth Mindset.  Narwhal’s story explores a way of thinking that embraces challenges as opportunities to grow. Using a Growth Mindset by problem-solving, using flexible thinking, and knowing when to ask for help Narwhal pushes through difficulties making a big difference in the world around him. We will be working on lesson #4  Try a New Way and Problem-Solve.  In this lesson, students will identify what to do when they make a mistake, learn how to problem-solve when they feel stuck, be able to identify when to ask for help, and give an example of how to ask for help.


Students will be making a nature book.



Spring STEM: Students will learn about new life in the spring and engage in multiple hands-on themed activities.

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