Monday, May 27, 2019

Weekly Update May 28-31,2019

Important information: I hope everyone enjoyed the wonderful weather and had a safe relaxing holiday!

This is our wrap up week for all final grades. We will have one more spelling review test, one grammar test on verbs and a High Frequency Word test. The children will be bringing home unfinished workbooks. Please use these as rainy-day reviews to keep up summer skills. You will have to read directions for some pages, but most of the pages, they will be able to complete by themselves. These books are a great way to avoid the summer slide and keep your child up to date for second grade.

Carnival Day is Friday. The children are permitted to wear gym clothing and appropriate shoes. They may bring hats, sunglasses, and sun screen. They need to have socks for the bounce houses or they are not allowed in to bounce.



Monday (Day ): No School-Memorial Day

Tuesday (Day 5): Music class w/Mrs. Schwartz *Have your child read out loud to you so you can hear their fluency. Practice the words in the blue book.

Wednesday (Day 6): Art class w/Mrs. Zink *Practice math facts. Practice words in the blue book.

Thursday (Day 7): Library class w/Mr. Demsko (no book exchange) *Read to your child so they hear fluency, pacing and expression, plus it’s a great time to snuggle! Practice math facts.

Friday (Day ): Non-rotation day. Dress appropriately for Carnival Day. *Please check the Friday Folder for important papers to keep; then sign and date the front sheet of the folder. Send the folder back to class the next school day.

I hope you have a stress-free week!

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Weekly Update May 20-24,2019
Important information: This week there are a lot of extra happenings going on at NSE. Tuesday is our chance to go and see The Spartans Games at the HS stadium. We will have an opportunity to cheer on our athletes and receive an ice-cold treat before returning to NSE.

We will have high school students come over, on Wednesday, to tell the kiddos about the dangers of tobacco. They are permitted to wear gym clothing/sneakers on that day because we will be outside for some fun activities related to the program.

Our final testing in all subject areas will begin this week. Wednesday is the final Dibels for this year. There will be no more weekly spelling lists but there will be two more spelling review tests, two more reading comprehension tests and one more math assessment.

Please contact me about summer review packets, if you’d like to keep your child on track for second grade.


Monday (Day 10): Music class w/Mrs. Schwartz *Practice identifying pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters. Mix coins and count amounts up to one dollar.

Tuesday (Day 1): Art class w/Mrs. Zink *Have your child read out loud to you so you can hear their fluency. (They should be reading about 60 words per minute, on a new unpracticed story by the end of this marking period, in May.) Continuing counting with mixed coins up to one dollar.

Wednesday (Day 2): Keyboarding w/Mr. Leibig *Have your child retell the story that they are reading to you. Remind them to use character names. They should be able to tell the plot as well. (The beginning, middle and end of the story). Practice math flash cards.

Thursday (Day 3): Phys. Ed. class w/Mrs. Geidner *Read to your child so they hear fluency, pacing and expression, plus it’s a great time to snuggle! Count mixed coins up to one dollar.

Friday (Day 4): Computer class w/Mr. Leibig *Please check the Friday Folder for important papers to keep; then sign and date the front sheet of the folder. Send the folder back to class the next school day.

I hope you have a wonderful week!

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Weekly Update May 13-17,2019

Important information: Book Fair shopping is tonight from 4-7pm. If you can’t make it, your child will have the opportunity to shop this week on Wednesday, during their library time.


There will not be a spelling pre-test today. There will be a review spelling test on Thursday.

Please continue reading ALL the words in the blue book until they know the words on sight, no “sounding out”. These are the words that will make up most of the stories for assessing at this time. Knowing these words is a part of your child’s reading grade. List 5 (Book 3) to be tested on Thursday.

Please continue counting mixed coins at home up to one-dollar amounts, and continue with the addition fact flash cards.

Monday (Day 5): Music class w/Mrs. Schwartz *Practice identifying pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters. Mix coins and count amounts up to one dollar.

Tuesday (Day 6): Art class w/Mrs. Zink *Have your child read out loud to you so you can hear their fluency. (They should be reading about 60 words per minute, on a new unpracticed story by the end of this marking period, in May.) Continuing counting with mixed coins up to one dollar.

Wednesday (Day 7): Library class w/Mr. Demsko * Book Fair Shopping Day *Have your child retell the story that they are reading to you. Remind them to use character names. They should be able to tell the plot as well. (The beginning, middle and end of the story). Practice math flash cards.

Thursday (Day 8): Phys. Ed. class w/Mrs. Geidner *Read to your child so they hear fluency, pacing and expression, plus it’s a great time to snuggle! Count mixed coins up to one dollar.

Friday (Day 9): Computer class w/Mr. Leibig *Please check the Friday Folder for important papers to keep; then sign and date the front sheet of the folder. Send the folder back to class the next school day.

I hope you have a fantastic week!

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Weekly Update May 6-10,2019

Important information: Thank you to everyone who participated by sending in an Earth Day Project! Each year I’m amazed by the creativity! The children were proud to talk about them. If you haven’t checked dojo lately, I posted pictures of the children with their projects!

PTO is bringing back everyone’s favorite…” Brainshow Mania”! The children will see the show tomorrow morning.

There will be a spelling pre-test today. Check for errors and be sure your child writes them 3times each night until Friday.

Please continue reading ALL the words in the blue book until they know the words on sight, no “sounding out”. These are the words that will make up most of the stories for assessing at this time. Knowing these words is a part of your child’s reading grade. List 5 (Book 3) to be tested next Thursday.

Please continue counting mixed coins at home up to one-dollar amounts, and continue with the addition fact flash cards.

Monday (Day 10): Music class w/Mrs. Schwartz *Practice identifying pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters. Mix and count amounts up to one dollar.

Tuesday (Day 1): Art class w/Mrs. Zink *Have your child read out loud to you so you can hear their fluency. (They should be reading about 60 words per minute, on a new unpracticed story by the end of this marking period, in May.) Continuing counting with mixed coins up to one dollar.

Wednesday (Day 2): Keyboarding class w/Mr. Demsko *Have your child retell the story that they are reading to you. Remind them to use character names. They should be able to tell the plot as well. (The beginning, middle and end of the story). Practice math flash cards.

Thursday (Day 3): Phys. Ed. class w/Mrs. Geidner *Read to your child so they hear fluency, pacing and expression, plus it’s a great time to snuggle! Count mixed coins up to one dollar.

Friday (Day 4): Computer class w/Mr. Leibig *Please check the Friday Folder for important papers to keep; then sign and date the front sheet of the folder. Send the folder back to class the next school day.

I hope you have a wonderful week!

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Weekly Update April 29-May 3,2019

Important information: Our schedule will change again this week, Monday and Tuesday, due to PSSA testing.
Lunch-11:20-11:50, Recess-11:50-12:20, Intervention 12:30-1:10.

There will not be a spelling pre-test today. The spelling review test will be on Thursday. Read over past list from book 3 as a review.

Please continue reading ALL the words in the blue book until they know the words on sight, no “sounding out”. These are the words that will make up most of the stories for assessing at this time. Knowing these words is a part of your child’s reading grade. List 4 (Book 3) to be tested on Thursday.

Please continue counting mixed coins at home up to one-dollar amounts. We are adding a quarter to the mix this week.

Monday (Day 5): Music class w/Mrs. Schwartz*Practice identifying pennies and nickels. Mix pennies and nickels and count amounts up to one dollar.

Tuesday (Day 6): Art class w/Mrs. Zink *Have your child read out loud to you so you can hear their fluency. (They should be reading about 60 words per minute, on a new unpracticed story by the end of this marking period, in May.) Continuing counting with pennies, nickels and dimes up to one dollar.

Wednesday (Day 7): Library class w/Mr. Demsko *Have your child retell the story that they are reading to you. Remind them to use character names. They should be able to tell the plot as well. (The beginning, middle and end of the story). Practice math flash cards.

Thursday (Day 8): Phys. Ed. class w/Mrs. Geidner *Read to your child so they hear fluency, pacing and expression, plus it’s a great time to snuggle! Count mixed pennies, nickels and dimes up to one dollar.

Friday (Day 9): Computer class w/Mr. Leibig * Please check the Friday Folder for important papers to keep; then sign and date the front sheet of the folder. Send the folder back to class the next school day.

I hope you have a fantastic week!

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Weekly Update April 22-26,2019
Important information: Our schedule will be back to normal this week. It will change again next week due to PSSA testing.

Rewards for the basket contribution are in today’s T.H.F. If your child has a P.T.O certificate in their folder, then they may also dress down (Spartan Dress Down) on Friday.

There will be a spelling pre-test today. Check for words to be written for homework this week, for the test on Friday.

Please continue reading the words in the blue book until they know the words on sight. These are the words that will make up most of the stories for assessing at this time. Knowing these words is a part of your child’s reading grade. List 4 (Book 3) to be tested next Thursday.

Please continue counting mixed coins at home up to one-dollar amounts. We are adding a quarter to the mix tomorrow.

Monday (Day 10): Music class w/Mrs. Schwartz*Practice identifying pennies and nickels. Mix pennies and nickels and count amounts up to one dollar.

Tuesday (Day 1): Art class w/Mrs. Zink *Have your child read out loud to you so you can hear their fluency. (They should be reading about 60 words per minute, on a new unpracticed story by the end of this marking period, in May.) Continuing counting with pennies, nickels and dimes up to one dollar.

Wednesday (Day 2): Keyboarding w/Mr. Leibig *Have your child retell the story that they are reading to you. Remind them to use character names. They should be able to tell the plot as well. (The beginning, middle and end of the story). Practice math flash cards.

Thursday (Day 3): Phys. Ed. class w/Mrs. Geidner *Read to your child so they hear fluency, pacing and expression, plus it’s a great time to snuggle! Count mixed pennies, nickels and dimes up to one dollar.

Friday (Day 4): Computer class w/Mr. Leibig * Please check the Friday Folder for important papers to keep; then sign and date the front sheet of the folder. Send the folder back to class the next school day.

I hope you have a stress-free week!

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Weekly Update April 15-19,2019
Important information: Our schedule will be changing a bit due to the PSSA testing schedule in the upper grades. April 15-17 the changes are as follows: Specials 9:40-10:20, 11:20-11:50 Lunch, 11:50-12:20 Recess and 12:30-1:10 Title 1/Intervention.

There will not be a spelling pre-test today. There will be a review test from the last two lists on Thursday.

Please continue reading the words in the blue book until they know the words on sight. These are the words that will make up most of the stories for assessing at this time. Knowing these words is a part of your child’s reading grade. List 3 (Book 3) to be tested on Thursday.

Please continue counting mixed coins at home up to one-dollar amounts.

Monday (Day 6): Art class w/Mrs. Zink *Practice identifying pennies and nickels. Mix pennies and nickels and count amounts up to one dollar.

Tuesday (Day 7): Library class w/Mr. Demsko *Have your child read out loud to you so you can hear their fluency. (They should be reading about 60 words per minute, on a new unpracticed story by the end of this marking period, in May.) Continuing counting with pennies and nickels up to one dollar.

Wednesday (Day 8): Phys. Ed. class w/Mrs. Geidner *Have your child retell the story that they are reading to you. Remind them to use character names. They should be able to tell the plot as well. (The beginning, middle and end of the story). Practice math flash cards.

Thursday (Day 9): Computer class w/Mr. Leibig *Read to your child so they hear fluency, pacing and expression, plus it’s a great time to snuggle! Count mixed pennies, nickels and dimes up to one dollar. Please check the Friday Folder for important papers to keep; then sign and date the front sheet of the folder. Send the folder back to class the next school day.


Friday (Day ): Easter Break Begins

I hope you have a wonderful holiday!