Sunday, April 15, 2018

Weekly Update April 16-20, 2018

Important information: Please don’t forget to send in schedules for your child’s spring activities. I really need to plan in advance because this is my daughter’s senior year and she has a lot of activities coming up that I will need to plan and adjust accordingly.

Thank you to everyone who helped to make our basket for the auction so wonderful!

Please be sure to have your child eat breakfast at home on Tuesday. There will not be enough time to send them for breakfast due to our field trip. We must be on the bus before 9:00. Checking attendance, using the restroom and loading the bus takes time. Thank you in advance for your cooperation in this matter.

ELA- “Tippy-Toe Chick” Continue reading each night for AR, and review words in the green notebook. Be sure to read to your child at least once a week as they need to hear fluency and expression. Plus it’s a great reason to snuggle!

Spelling-List 19 words, “ow” . Look for corrections, written in red, to be written 3 times each, all week until Friday’s test.

Math- Topic 13: review and testing. Topic 14: using graphs and collecting data. Practice math fluency with flash cards; sums to 10.

Science- Earth and Sky, topics to be discussed: rocks, soil, erosion, and recycling. Earth Day Projects may begin to come into class on the 23rd.


Monday (Day 8): Gym class w/Miss Brylewski

Tuesday (Day 9): FIELD TRIP!!! HURRAY!!!

Wednesday (Day 10): Music class w/Mrs. Schwartz

Thursday (Day 1): Art class w/Mrs. Zink

Friday (Day 2): Keyboarding w/Ms. Casserly
Don’t forget to read over the weekend! Please check the Friday Folder for important papers to keep; then sign and date the front sheet. Send the folder back to school on Monday.

I hope you have a wonderful week!

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Weekly Update April 9-13, 2018
Important information: The basket is AWESOME! Thanks to all who were able to help. It’s too long to list everything on this note so look for a different update paper.

Hope the planning for the Earth Day Projects is fun and interesting. Please don’t stress and don’t hesitate to ask me about any questions you may have about the project.

Math and reading fluency is coming along, please be sure to practice math facts at home and continue reading!

Be sure to get the field trip papers back as quickly as possible. The lunch slips must be returned quickly as well so they can plan ahead for the lunches. No child will be allowed to go without a signed permission slip on file.


ELA- “Henry and Mudge” Continue reading each night for AR, and review words in the green notebook. Be sure to read to your child at least once a week as they need to hear fluency and expression. Plus it’s a great reason to snuggle!

Spelling-List 18 words, “suffixes;- ly and -ful” . Look for corrections, written in red, to be written 3 times each, all week until Friday’s test.

Math- Topic 13: measuring time to the hour and the half-hour. Practice math fluency with flash cards; sums to 10.

Science- Earth and Sky, topics to be discussed: rocks, soil, erosion, and recycling.


Monday (Day 3): Gym class w/Miss Brylewski

Tuesday (Day 4): Computer class w/Mr. Glessner.

Wednesday (Day 5): Library class w/Mr. Demsko

Thursday (Day 6): Art class w/Mrs. Zink

Friday (Day 7): Library class w/Mr. Demsko
Don’t forget to read over the weekend! Please check the Friday Folder for important papers to keep; then sign and date the front sheet. Send the folder back to school on Monday.

Have a wonderful week!

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Weekly Update April 2-6, 2018
Important information: The donations for our basket were awesome and with the monetary donations, I was able to get a nice selection of items! Our basket will be one of the best! I’ll send a list home on Friday of the final contents.

April celebrates Earth Day. Our class will be participating by making a recycling project. There will be a separate note regarding this project in your child’s folder.

Fluency tests are going well, keep practicing at home!

I’m looking for spring schedules for your child’s activities. If I didn’t get to see them over fall winter schedules they will be my priority for spring. Thank you in advance. I always enjoy seeing them have fun!

ELA- “Peter’s Chair” Continue reading each night for AR, and review words in the green notebook. Be sure to read to your child at least once a week as they need to hear fluency and expression. Plus it’s a great reason to snuggle!

Spelling-We’ll still be working on list 17 words, compound words. Look for corrections, written in red, to be written 3 times each, all week until Friday’s test. I gave the extra time due to the words being a bit tricky.

Math- Topic 12: measuring, comparing and ordering objects by length. Practice math fluency with flash cards; sums to 10.

Social Studies- Look for booklets coming home this week to continue discussions at home.


Monday (Day 8): Gym class w/Miss Brylewski

Tuesday (Day 9): Computer class w/Mr. Glessner. Spring Picture Day! Dress up…No retakes!

Wednesday (Day 10): Library class w/Mr. Demsko

Thursday (Day 1): Art class w/Mrs. Zink

Friday (Day 2): Keyboarding class w/Ms. Casserly
Don’t forget to read over the weekend! Please check the Friday Folder for important papers to keep; then sign and date the front sheet. Send the folder back to school on Monday.

I hope your week is filled with joy!

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Weekly Update March 26-30, 2018

Important information: Thursday will be the last day to send in your donations for the class basket. It looks like we have a great variety so far! The cash donations will be used to round out the basket. I’m sure our basket will generate a lot of interest!

April 3rd is the last day for book orders. I have received many already, and I thank you: this is just a gentle reminder.

Reading and math fluency assessments will begin this week due to last week’s weather delays.


ELA- “Peter’s Chair” Continue reading each night for AR, and review words in the green notebook. Be sure to read to your child at least once a week as they need to hear fluency and expression. Plus it’s a great reason to snuggle!

Spelling- We will be pre-testing list #17 today, compound words. Look for corrections, written in red, to be written 3 times each, all week until Monday, April 2nd’s test. I’ll give the extra time due to the words being a bit tricky.

Math- Topic 12: measuring, comparing and ordering objects by length. Practice math fluency with flash cards; sums to 10.

Social Studies- We’ll be discussing the up-coming holiday and traditions.


Monday (Day 5): Music class w/Mrs. Schwartz

Tuesday (Day 6): Art class w/Mrs. Zink.

Wednesday (Day 7): Library class w/Mr. Demsko

Thursday (Day ): PBIS Reward Day, this will be a non-rotation day.

Friday (Day ): NO SCHOOL
Don’t forget to read over the weekend! Please check the Friday Folder for important papers to keep; then sign and date the front sheet. Send the folder back to school on Monday.


I hope you have a wonderful week!

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Weekly Update March 19-23, 2018
Important information: You have until 3-30-18, to send in the donations to the class for the Chinese Auction. As they come in, I will update you so we won’t have too many of the same kinds of activities.

Reading and math fluency testing will now be done weekly until your child has met the goal. In reading, they need to score 47 words read correctly in one minute. To help your child achieve this goal, they must be reading fresh stories; not familiar or practiced. (All fluency assessments are done on new, fresh passages.) Reading for enjoyment is still very important and revisiting favorite stories should be encouraged; however, when assessing fluency or comprehension it must be done on new material to be valid. As always, don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions.

Math fluency is on-going as well. They need to master the sums to 10 in 2 minutes before they will go on to sums of 20.

ELA- “A Southern Ranch” Continue reading each night for AR, and review words in the green notebook. Be sure to read to your child at least once a week as they need to hear fluency and expression. Plus it’s a great reason to snuggle!

Spelling- We will be pre-testing list #16 today, words w/ie and igh. Look for corrections, written in red, to be written 3 times each, all week until Friday’s test.

Math- Topic 9: comparing and ordering numbers. Assessment will be Wednesday. Practice math fluency with flash cards; sums to 10.

Science-We are studying “Plants and Animals”

Monday (Day 2): Keyboarding w/Ms. Casserly

Tuesday (Day 3): Gym class w/Miss Brylewski

Wednesday (Day 4): Computer class w/Mr. Glessner

Thursday (Day 5): Music class w/Mrs. Schwartz

Friday (Day 6): Art class w/Mrs. Zink.
Don’t forget to read over the weekend! Please check the Friday Folder for important papers to keep; then sign and date the front sheet. Send the folder back to school on Monday.

I hope your week is stress-free!

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Weekly Update March 12-16, 2018

Important information: Thank you for getting the basket participation slips back to me so quickly! We have received two donations so far: Discovery Crystal Growing Kit and a STEM Slime Making Kit. We have also received monetary donations. You have until 3-30-18, to send in the donations to the class. As they come in, I will update you so we won’t have too many of the same kinds of activities.

ELA- “A Trip to Washington D.C.” Continue reading each night for AR, and review words in the green notebook. Be sure to read to your child at least once a week as they need to hear fluency and expression. Plus it’s a great reason to snuggle!

Spelling- We will be pre-testing list #15 today, words w/oa and ow. Look for corrections, written in red, to be written 3 times each, all week until Friday’s test.

Math- Topic 9: comparing and ordering numbers. Practice math fluency with flash cards; sums to 10. This will be assessed for the last marking period, so please be sure to have your child practice at home to assist their mastery.

Social Studies-We are finishing up with the Dr. Seuss book reports. Then we will discuss and work on St. Patrick’s Day activities towards the end of the week.

Monday (Day 7): Library class w/Mr. Demsko

Tuesday (Day 8): Gym class w/Miss Brylewski

Wednesday (Day 9): Computer class w/Mr. Glessner

Thursday (Day 10): Music class w/Mrs. Schwartz

Friday (Day 1): Art class w/Mrs. Zink.
Don’t forget to read over the weekend! Please check the Friday Folder for important papers to keep; then sign and date the front sheet. Send the folder back to school on Monday.

May your Blessings be many and your troubles be few!

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Weekly Update March 5-9, 2018
Important information: *Due to the school cancellation on Friday this will be repeated 3/9. We will have Bloomsburg University students joining our class on Friday to help celebrate “Read Across America Day!“ I would like the children to bring a beach towel and their favorite Dr. Seuss books to read that day. We will be participating in the “DEAR” challenge which is: Drop Everything and Read. Each time the buzzer sounds in our class, it will be time to hit the floor and read for an increased number of minutes each time. (That’s why the towel comes in handy.) Please be sure to have their name written inside their books in case of duplicates in the room.

ELA- We will test “Mamma’s Birthday Present” today. We are also beginning our next story “Cinderella.” Since this is a familiar story and we are not introducing any new skills or strategies, I may assess the children on Thursday or Friday, if things are going well. Continue reading each night for AR, and review words in the green notebook. Be sure to read to your child at least once a week as they need to hear fluency and expression. Plus it’s a great reason to snuggle!

Spelling- Testing list #13, words w/ “ai-ay” today. We will be pre-testing list #14 today, too, words w/ea. Look for corrections, written in red, to be written 3 times each, all week until Friday’s test.

Math- Topic 8: counting groups of ten and left over ones to make a whole number. Practice math fluency with flash cards; sums to 10. This will be assessed for the last marking period, so please be sure to have your child practice at home to assist their mastery.

Social Studies-Dr. Seuss Week: Please read your favorite Dr. Seuss book and complete the book report form. You will have this week and next week, if needed, to complete one book report and present it to the class. The book reports last week were great! I can’t wait to hear more this week!

Monday (Day 3): Gym class w/Miss Brylewski

Tuesday (Day 4): Computer class w/Mr. Glessner

Wednesday (Day 5): Music class w/Mrs. Schwartz

Thursday (Day 6): Art class w/Mrs. Zink. PBIS reward day is tomorrow. Don’t forget your beach towel and Dr. Seuss books, too!

Friday (Day 7): Library class w/Mr. Demsko
Don’t forget to read over the weekend! Please check the Friday Folder for important papers to keep; then sign and date the front sheet. Send the folder back to school on Monday.
I hope you have a fantastic week!