Sunday, December 10, 2017

Weekly Update December 11-15, 2017
Important information:
I know this can be a stressful time of year for parents and children. So, I wanted to try to reduce some stress with the following information. First, there is no gift exchange in our class; you will not have a buy a girl or boy gift for an exchange to take place in class. Second, there will be no more reading or spelling tests until we get back from Christmas vacation. Finally, you’re doing a great job with your children keep up the great work!!! I am proud of their accomplishments so far this year, I hope the report cards made you happy as well!

Please sign the report card envelope and return it to school as quickly as possible. You may keep the report card. If you would like to discuss your child’s progress thus far, please don’t hesitate to contact me. We can schedule a meeting in person or over the phone, whichever best fits your schedule.

ELA- Continue reading each night for AR

Spelling- No new list

Math- Topic 5 is adding to 20.

Social Studies- Folktales, specifically “The Gingerbread Man.”

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

Tuesday (Day 10): Music class w/Mrs. Schwartz
Have your child retell a story. You should hear character names, the setting and important events. This is a tested skill on DIBEL’s which will be coming up in January. Please make sure you are practicing this at home at least once per week with a new story.

Wednesday (Day 1): *Data Delay Art class w/Mrs. Zink
Practice math flash cards adding to 10.

Thursday (Day 2): Keyboarding w/Ms. Casserly
Read to your child so they hear fluency and expression.

Friday (Day 3): Gym class w/Miss Brylewski
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, December 3, 2017

Weekly Update December 4-8, 2017

Important information: Santa’s Workshop will be Tuesday for our class. Please use the envelope that was sent home on Friday to make the shopping easier for your child and the adults that will be helping them.

Recess is outside for a 30 minute time period. Please check the weather daily to be sure your child is dressed appropriately for this outside time. If you have extra hats or mittens, you may send in an extra set to keep in their cubbie just in case they would need them.

ELA- Book 3, story 1. There will be an assessment on Friday.

Spelling- Pre-test today! Look for corrections to be written 3 times, each night until the test on Friday.

Math- Topic 5 is adding to 20.

Social Studies- Folktales, specifically “The Gingerbread Man.” If you have any versions at home, please send them into class so we can compare/contrast the books. Please be sure to have your child’s name inside in case there are duplicates.

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

Tuesday (Day 5): Santa’s Workshop Shopping
Have your child retell a story. You should hear character names, the setting and important events. This is a tested skill on DIBEL’s which will be coming up in January. Please make sure you are practicing this at home at least once per week with a new story.

Wednesday (Day 6): Art class w/Mrs. Zink
Practice math flash cards adding to 10.

Thursday (Day 7): Library w/Mr. Demsko
Read to your child so they hear fluency and expression.

Friday (Day 3): Gym class w/Miss Brylewski
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 stress-free week!

Monday, November 27, 2017

Weekly Update November 27-December 1, 2017

Important information: Assessments and remediation work will continue this week. Report cards will be coming home shortly and I’m using this week to wrap up grades.


ELA- We will not begin a new story or any new strategies/skills. Look for a paper in the Friday folder of High Frequency Words that your child needs to practice and sound chunk cards for review to help with decoding words.

Spelling- No new spelling list again this week!

Math- Topic 4 is adding and subtracting. We will review and test and begin topic 5 on Thursday.

Social Studies- Folktales, specifically “The Gingerbread Man.” If you have any versions at home, please send them into class so we can compare/contrast the books. Please be sure to have your child’s name inside in case there are duplicates.

Monday (Day ): No school

Tuesday (Day 10): Music class w/Mrs. Schwartz
Have your child retell a story. You should hear character names, the setting and important events. This is a tested skill on DIBEL’s which will be coming up in January. Please make sure you are practicing this at home at least once per week with a new story.

Wednesday (Day 1): Art class w/Mrs. Zink
Bring in any Gingerbread man books. Review and practice the green book words to be known on sight-no sounding out loud.

Thursday (Day 2): Keyboarding w/Ms. Casserly
Read to your child so they hear fluency and expression.

Friday (Day 3): Gym class w/Miss Brylewski
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, November 19, 2017

Weekly Update November 20-24, 2017

Important information: Assessments and remediation work this week. Also, for the PBIS reward on Wednesday, your child may bring in electronics! Please be sure they know how to operate anything they bring in and that they have whatever is needed to make it function properly to avoid frustration, especially mine! : )


ELA- We will not begin a new story or any new strategies/skills

Spelling- No new spelling list

Math- Topic 4 is adding and subtracting. (Continuing work in this topic)

Social Studies- Holidays


Monday (Day 8): Gym class w/Miss Brylewski
Read words in the green book. There should be no hesitation. These are high frequency words and are necessary for fluency in reading.

Tuesday (Day 9): Computer class w/Mr. Glessner
Have your child retell a favorite story. You should hear character names, the setting and important events. Using the pictures as clues should help them in tricky areas.

Wednesday (Day ):PBIS Reward Day! Bring in electronics. *Early dismissal!

Thursday (Day ):

Friday (Day ):
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 Tuesday.


I hope you have a wonderful holiday!

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Weekly Update November 13-17, 2017

Important information: Next week I will be assessing children on High Frequency Word recognition (the words in the green book) as well as retesting in any math areas that your child may have had deficits in on previous testing.

ELA-Story 6- “Honey Bees” We will be working on how to compare/contrast information.. Review sequencing, character, setting and plot of a story.

Spelling- List 6 will be pre-tested today. Look for words written in red, by me in your child’s small yellow notebook. Only those words, in red, should be written nightly 3 times each and returned to school the next day. The test will be given again on Friday, for the students who didn’t receive the 100 on pre-test day.

Math- Topic 4 is adding and subtracting.

Social Studies- Holidays

Monday (Day 3): Gym class w/Miss Brylewski
Read words in the green book. There should be no hesitation. These are high frequency words and are necessary for fluency in reading.

Tuesday (Day 4): Computer class w/Mr. Glessner
Have your child retell a favorite story. You should hear character names, the setting and important events. Using the pictures as clues should help them in tricky areas.

Wednesday (Day 5): Music class w/Mrs. Schwartz
You should read to your child. They need to hear fluency and expression. Check for understanding, by asking them a question at the end of each page that was read.

Thursday (Day 6): Art class w/Mrs. Zink
While reading, check for interesting words and discuss the meaning of the word. Try to use it in some sentences so it will stay with them.

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 stress-free week!

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Weekly Update November 6-10, 2017

Important information: Be sure to send a jacket for recess. We are outside as long as the temperature is 40 and it is dry for half an hour. Also, since the time change on Sunday, shorts are not permitted to be worn until spring. Check the handbook for further clarification.`

ELA-Story 5- “Life in the Forest” We will be working on author’s purpose. Review sequencing, character, setting and plot of a story.

Spelling- List 5 will be pre-tested today. Look for words written in red, by me in your child’s small yellow notebook. Only those words, in red, should be written nightly 3 times each and returned to school the next day. The test will be given again on Friday, for the students who didn’t receive the 100 on pre-test day.

Math- Topic 4 is adding and subtracting.

Social Studies- Rules/Citizenship

Monday (Day 8): Gym class w/Miss Brylewski
Read words in the green book. There should be no hesitation. These are high frequency words and are necessary for fluency in reading.

Tuesday (Day 9): Computer class w/Mr. Glessner
Have your child retell a favorite story. You should hear character names, the setting and important events. Using the pictures as clues should help them in tricky areas.

Wednesday (Day 10): Music class w/Mrs. Schwartz
You should read to your child. They need to hear fluency and expression. Check for understanding, by asking them a question at the end of each page that was read.

Thursday (Day 1): Art class w/Mrs. Zink
While reading, check for interesting words and discuss the meaning of the word. Try to use it in some sentences so it will stay with them.

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 you have a wonderful week!

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Weekly Update October 30-November 3, 2017

Important information: Thank you to the parent s who came in for the Halloween Party and Parade on Friday. The children were excited to have you there and so was I! Also, a big thank you to the parents who sent in extra treats, you were very generous.

ELA-Story 4- “The Big Circle” We will be working on sequencing. Review character, setting and plot of a story.

Spelling- List 4 will be pre-tested today. Look for words written in red, by me in your child’s small yellow notebook. Only those words, in red, should be written nightly 3 times each and returned to school the next day. The test will be given again on Friday, for the students who didn’t receive the 100 on pre-test day.

Math- Topic 3 is using a ten frame and learning the parts of ten.

Social Studies- Community Helpers

Monday (Day 3): Gym class w/Miss Brylewski *Wear PJ’s
Read words in the green book. There should be no hesitation. These are high frequency words and are necessary for fluency in reading.

Tuesday (Day 4): Computer class w/Mr. Glessner *Wear Red
Have your child retell a favorite story. You should hear character names, the setting and important events. Using the pictures as clues should help them in tricky areas.

Wednesday (Day 5): Music class w/Mrs. Schwartz
You should read to your child. They need to hear fluency and expression.

Thursday (Day 6): Art class w/Mrs. Zink
While reading, check for interesting words and discuss the meaning of the word. Try to use it in some sentences so it will stay with them.

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 “Fangtastic” week!