Sunday, May 21, 2017

Weekly Update May 22-26, 2017


Important information: Keep practicing math fluency facts. This is the last week for all testing and some children still haven’t met the reading or math fluency goals. I’ll be contacting those parents so we can set up a meeting. I can give you extra practice materials so your child won’t regress in skills and hopefully will make gains that will help for the beginning of second grade.



Monday (Day 2): Music class w/Mrs. Schwartz. Check for any corrections from the spelling pre-test today. Write the corrections 3 times each to be handed in tomorrow with a parent’s signature. Study the new words in the blue notebook. Read to your child so they continue to hear fluency and expression. Practice math flash cards.


Tuesday (Day 3): Computer class w/Mr. Glessner. Have your child read out loud to practice fluency. Practice math flash cards, sums to 20. Read and study the words in the blue notebook and write any spelling corrections 3 times each to be handed in tomorrow.


Wednesday (Day 4): Library class w/Mr. Demsko. Study the words in the blue notebook and read to someone. Remember to use punctuation, such as commas and end marks to help with phrasing and pace while reading. Practice math flash cards. The Spelling assessment will be tomorrow, due to Carnival Day on Friday.


Thursday (Day 5): Art class w/Ms. Pasco. Spelling assessment today! Study words in the blue notebook. Retell a story using details and sequence of events. You may bring sunglasses, caps and spray sunscreen for tomorrow. Please wear sneakers and gym clothing.


Friday (Day): No rotation day. Please check the Friday Folder for important papers to keep; then sign and date the front sheet. Send the folder back to school on Tuesday, due to the holiday on Monday.



I hope you have a wonderful week!

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Weekly Update May 15-19, 2017


Important information: Keep practicing math fluency facts. I will be continuing weekly assessments through the month of May; the weekly assessments will be to sums of 20.

Title 1 will be conducting DIBELS math assessments this week. I will continue with reading fluency and math fluency this week.



Monday (Day 7): Music class w/Mrs. Schwartz. Check for any corrections from the spelling pre-test today. Write the corrections 3 times each to be handed in tomorrow with a parent’s signature. Study the new words in the blue notebook. Read to your child so they continue to hear fluency and expression. Practice math flash cards.


Tuesday (Day 8): Computer class w/Mr. Glessner. Have your child read out loud to practice fluency. Practice math flash cards, sums to 20. Read and study the words in the blue notebook and write any spelling corrections 3 times each to be handed in tomorrow.


Wednesday (Day 9): Library class w/Mr. Demsko. Study the words in the blue notebook and read to someone. Remember to use punctuation, such as commas and end marks to help with phrasing and pace while reading. Practice math flash cards. Write any spelling corrections 3 times each.


Thursday (Day 10): Art class w/Ms. Pasco. Spelling assessment tomorrow! Study words in the blue notebook. Retell a story using details and sequence of events.


Friday (Day 1): Gym class w/Mr. Hinkel. Please check the Friday Folder for important papers to keep; then sign and date the front sheet. Practice math flash cards. Send the folder back to school on Monday.



I hope you have a stress-free week!

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Weekly Update May 8-12, 2017

Important information: Keep practicing math fluency facts. I will be continuing weekly assessments through the month of May; the weekly assessments will be to sums of 20.

I will continue conducting DIBELS assessments, reading fluency and math fluency this week.

Book fair shopping for our class will be on Wednesday. Parents if you buy books at book fair, you will have to pay tax on the purchase. If you order through the book club fliers that I send home, you do not pay tax. I will be sending a book order flyer in this week’s Friday Folder and it will be the last one for the year. I just wanted you to have this information in regards to your possible book purchases this week.


Monday (Day 2): Music class w/Mrs. Schwartz. Check for any corrections from the spelling pre-test today. Write the corrections 3 times each to be handed in tomorrow with a parent’s signature. Study the new words in the blue notebook. Read to your child so they continue to hear fluency and expression. Practice math flash cards.

Tuesday (Day 3): Computer class w/Mr. Glessner. Have your child read out loud to practice fluency. Practice math flash cards, sums to 20. Read and study the words in the blue notebook and write any spelling corrections 3 times each to be handed in tomorrow.

Wednesday (Day 4): Library class w/Mr. Demsko. Study the words in the blue notebook and read to someone. Remember to use punctuation, such as commas and end marks to help with phrasing and pace while reading. Practice math flash cards. Write any spelling corrections 3 times each.

Thursday (Day 5): Art class w/Ms. Pasco. Spelling assessment tomorrow! Study words in the blue notebook. Retell a story using details and sequence of events.

Friday (Day 6): Gym class w/Mr. Hinkel. Please check the Friday Folder for important papers to keep; then sign and date the front sheet. Practice math flash cards. Send the folder back to school on Monday.



Have a fantastic week! Wishing all mothers and care givers a Happy Mother’s Day!

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Weekly Update May 1-5, 2017

Important information: Keep practicing math fluency facts. I will be continuing weekly assessments through the month of May; the weekly assessments will be to sums of 20.

Get the field trip t-shirts ready; Friday will be here before you know it! No jeans or sweat pants will be permitted. A dress code bottom with the field trip shirt is expected. Make sure you get the signed permission slips back before Friday, as that morning will be hectic. Parent chaperones, payment is due the day of the trip or any day before if that is more convenient. Makes checks payable to PTO.

I will be conducting DIBELS assessments, reading fluency and math fluency this week.



Monday (Day 7): Music class w/Mrs. Schwartz. Check for any corrections from the spelling pre-test today. Write the corrections 3 times each to be handed in tomorrow with a parent’s signature. Study the new words in the blue notebook. Read to your child so they continue to hear fluency and expression. Practice math flash cards.

Tuesday (Day 8): Computer class w/Mr. Glessner. Have your child read out loud to practice fluency. Practice math flash cards, sums to 20. Read and study the words in the blue notebook and write any spelling corrections 3 times each to be handed in tomorrow.

Wednesday (Day 9): Library class w/Mr. Demsko. Study the words in the blue notebook and read to someone. Remember to use punctuation, such as commas and end marks to help with phrasing and pace while reading. Practice math flash cards. Write any spelling corrections 3 times each. The test is being bumped up to Thursday due to the field trip.

Thursday (Day 10): Art class w/Ms. Pasco. Spelling assessment today! Study words in the blue notebook. Retell a story using details and sequence of events.

Friday (Day 1): Field Trip to Chocolate World! Please check the Friday Folder for important papers to keep; then sign and date the front sheet. Practice math flash cards. Send the folder back to school on Monday.



Have a wonderful week!

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Weekly Update April 24-28, 2017

Important information: Keep practicing math fluency facts sums of 10. I will be continuing weekly assessments through April on sums to 10, then during the month of May the weekly assessments will be to sums of 20.

We will have a flexible schedule this week due to PSSA testing; our morning and afternoon kind of flip-flop.

Don’t forget to send in those schedules of your child’s activities so I may start planning accordingly.

I can’t wait to see the Earth Day projects, each year the kids just amaze me with their great ideas! You may send the projects in any day through May 12th. I’ll take them even after that date, but I don’t want them too close to the end of the year.


Monday (Day 2): Music class w/Mrs. Schwartz. Check for any corrections from the spelling pre-test today. Write the corrections 3 times each to be handed in tomorrow with a parent’s signature. Study the new words in the blue notebook. Read to your child so they continue to hear fluency and expression. Practice math flash cards.

Tuesday (Day 3): Computer class w/Mr. Glessner. Have your child read out loud to practice fluency. Practice math flash cards, sums to 20. Read and study the words in the blue notebook and write any spelling corrections 3 times each to be handed in tomorrow.

Wednesday (Day 4): Library class w/Mr. Demsko. Study the words in the blue notebook and read to someone. Remember to use punctuation, such as commas and end marks to help with phrasing and pace while reading. Practice math flash cards. Write any spelling corrections 3 times each to be handed in tomorrow.

Thursday (Day 5): Art class w/Ms. Pasco. Final night of spelling corrections, the test will be tomorrow. Study words in the blue notebook. Retell a story using details and sequence of events.

Friday (Day 6): Gym class w/Mr. Hinkel. Read and practice retelling story events. Practice your math facts. Study the words in the blue book until you know them on sight. Please check the Friday Folder for important papers to keep; then sign and date the front sheet. Practice math flash cards. Send the folder back to school on Monday.


I hope you have a spectacular week!

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Weekly Update April 17-21, 2017

Important information: Keep practicing math fluency facts sums of 10. I will be continuing weekly assessments through April on sums to 10, then during the month of May the weekly assessments will be to sums of 20.

We are back on track for a regular week of school; new story, new spelling list and new high frequency words. We begin book 5, the final basal reader for first grade! Well done everyone! I’m so proud of the children's accomplishments so far! Let’s make this the best book yet!

Don’t forget to send in those schedules of your child’s activities so I may start planning accordingly.


Monday (Day 7): Music class w/Mrs. Schwartz. Check for any corrections from the spelling pre-test today. Write the corrections 3 times each to be handed in tomorrow with a parent’s signature. Study the new words in the blue notebook. Read to your child so they continue to hear fluency and expression. Practice math flash cards.

Tuesday (Day 8): Computer class w/Mr. Glessner. Have your child read out loud to practice fluency. Practice math flash cards, sums to 20. Read and study the words in the blue notebook and write any spelling corrections 3 times each to be handed in tomorrow.

Wednesday (Day 9): Library class w/Mr. Demsko. Study the words in the blue notebook and read to someone. Remember to use punctuation, such as commas and end marks to help with phrasing and pace while reading. Practice math flash cards. Write any spelling corrections 3 times each to be handed in tomorrow.

Thursday (Day 10): Art class w/Ms. Pasco. Final night of spelling corrections, the test will be tomorrow. Study words in the blue notebook. Retell a story using details and sequence of events.

Friday (Day 1): Gym class w/Mr. Hinkel. Read and practice retelling story events. Practice your math facts. Study the words in the blue book until you know them on sight. Please check the Friday Folder for important papers to keep; then sign and date the front sheet. Practice math flash cards. Send the folder back to school on Monday.


Enjoy the wonderful week!

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Weekly Update April 3-7, 2017

Important information: Keep practicing math fluency facts sums of 10. I will be continuing weekly assessments through April on sums to 10, then during the month of May the weekly assessments will be to sums of 20.

Most student s have already met the reading fluency goal; but I will continue to assess those students who have not met the requirement until they reach 46 words per minute correctly, on new material.

If you have your clearances on file and would be able to attend the field trip on May 5th, please send me a note or phone call so I know who is interested and able to attend. The fee for chaperones is $18.00; this includes the movie and the making of the chocolate bar. It looks like we will be able to invite 4 parents to chaperone. Depending on interest, I may have to do a lottery drawing for chaperoning the trip. Please notify me by Thursday, so I can begin planning and notifications.


Monday (Day 3): Computer class w/Mr. Glessner. NO new spelling list or blue notebook words this week! Study the words in the blue notebook. Read to your child so they continue to hear fluency and expression. Practice math flash cards.

Tuesday (Day 4): Library class w/Mr. Demsko. Have your child read out loud to practice fluency. Practice math flash cards, sums to 20. Read and study the words in the blue notebook.

Wednesday (Day 5): Art class w/Ms. Pasco. Study the words in the blue notebook and read to someone. Remember to use punctuation, such as commas and end marks to help with phrasing and pace while reading. Practice math flash cards. Book orders are due tomorrow.

Thursday (Day 6): Gym class w/Mr. Hinkel. Read and practice retelling story events. Practice your math facts. Study the words in the blue book until you know them on sight. Please check the Friday Folder for important papers to keep; then sign and date the front sheet. Practice math flash cards. Send the folder back to school on Monday.


Friday (Day ): No school!

I hope you have a wonderful week and Easter!