Sunday, December 9, 2018

Weekly Update December 10-14, 2018

Important information: Dress down on Tuesday, if you donate something for the local food pantries. Send the donation in with your child on Tuesday. Friday will also be a paid dress down day.

There will be a spelling pre-test today. Check the green notebook for words written in red. They need to be written each night for homework 3 times each until Friday’s test.

We are continuing to work on Math facts. Your child should be practicing them each night for at least 5 minutes. This will be a timed assessment in the near future.

Monday (Day 7): Library class w/Mr. Demsko *Study words in the blue notebook and read silently and ask yourself one question at the end of each page. “What just happened?” if you don’t know the answer, back-up and reread the page again. This is called “Monitor and Fix- up”, a strategy every child needs to learn.

Tuesday (Day 8): Phys. Ed class w/Mrs. Geidner *Have your child read out loud to you so you can hear their fluency. (They should be reading about 25 words per minute.)

Wednesday (Day 9): Computer class with/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).

Thursday (Day 10: Music class w/Mrs. Schwartz *Read to your child so they hear fluency, pacing and expression.

Friday (Day 1): Art class w/Mrs. Zink *Review all the High Frequency Words in the blue notebook. They need to know all these words without hesitation or sounding them out. They are the basis for every story and test they will see.

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, December 2, 2018

Weekly Update December 3-7, 2018
Important information: There will be a change in our reading. The grades on the reading assessments have shown me I need to give some children more time for reading independently on the tests. We will be using an 8 day lesson plan/ review/assess cycle. I will continue to read to them if it is required. The first week of the story will be the spelling list w/pre-test and assessment at the end of the week as usual. The next week will be extra reading strategies and writing/conventions lessons. The comprehension test will be the following Friday. (2 weeks per story)

There will not be a spelling pre-test today. Use this time to focus on the words in the blue notebook. They need to know those words on sight just as quickly as they say the alphabet letters.
Be sure your child is reading to you each night for at least 5 minutes.

We are continuing to work on Math facts. Your child should be practicing them each night for at least 5 minutes. This will be a timed assessment in the near future.

Monday (Day 2): Keyboarding class w/Mr. Leibig Study words in the blue notebook and read silently and ask yourself one question at the end of each page. “What just happened?” if you don’t know the answer, back-up and reread the page again.

Tuesday (Day 3): Phys. Ed class w/Mrs. Geidner *Have your child read out loud to you so you can hear their fluency.

Wednesday (Day 4): Computer class with/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).

Thursday (Day 5): Music class w/Mrs. Schwartz *Read to your child so so they hear fluency, pacing and expression. **Shopping for Santa’s Workshop** Please be sure to have your child’s envelope completed with their name and the list and amount to be spent on each person listed.

Friday (Day 1): Art class w/Mrs. Zink *Review all the High Frequency Words in the blue notebook. They need to know all these words without hesitation or sounding them out. They are the basis for every story and test they will see.

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!

Monday, November 26, 2018

Weekly Update Nov.26-30, 2018
Important information: We are beginning to study Folktales this week. We will be focusing on The Gingerbread Man Stories. To help us compare and contrast stories, if you have any of these stories to send in, I would appreciate it very much. Please be sure to include your name in the book in case there would be doubles. Next week I will also be looking for volunteers on Friday afternoon (Dec. 7th). We will be making cinnamon ornaments. You must have clearances and be a PTO member to come into class and participate. Please send me a note as soon as you know if you’re able to help us with this project.

There will be a spelling pre-test today for list 1 book 2 words. Look for words written in red. Those words need to be written for homework (3 times each) and returned to school the next day with your signature. The test will be on Friday.

We are working on Math facts. Your child has an envelope with the answers on the back of the cards. Next week we will add more so, be sure to practice them each night for 5 minutes. They need to know the answers without hesitation, or counting on anything. We will also be practicing daily on this skill in class.

Monday (Day ): No School

Tuesday (Day 8): Phys. Ed class w/Mrs. Geidner *Have your child read out loud to you so you can hear their fluency.

Wednesday (Day 9): Computer class with/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).

Thursday (Day 10): Music class w/Mrs. Schwartz *Read to your child so so they hear fluency, pacing and expression.

Friday (Day 1): Art class w/Mrs. Zink *Review all the High Frequency Words in the blue notebook. They need to know all these words without hesitation or sounding them out. They are the basis for every story and test they will see.

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, November 18, 2018

Weekly Update Nov. 19-23, 2018
Important information: Wednesday will be our November P.B.I.S. Reward. There are many activities scheduled for the children to honor our veterans doing many fun activities. They will be packing boxes to send to soldiers, playing games with some veterans that will be visiting the school, making cards to send and playing games in the gym. It will be such a fun day for everyone!

There will be a spelling test tomorrow for list 6 words. There will also be an assessment on the list of high frequency words in the blue notebook for story 6, “Animal Park” and the comprehension test.

I will also be sending home High frequency Words that need to still be mastered. If a list doesn’t come home, your child knows all the H.F.W. for book one and is in good shape. We will be starting book 2 after break. Due to the weather complications, I will not be sending home the sound chunks that may need to be studied at this time. They will come home after the break.

We are working on Math facts. Your child has an envelope with the answers on the back of the cards. Next week we will add more so, be sure to practice them each night for 5 minutes. They need to know the answers without hesitation, or counting on anything. We will also be practicing daily on this skill in class.

I’m looking for new sports/activity schedules for the winter season. As they become available to you, send a copy in for me! I love to watch them “do their thing”!

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

Tuesday (Day 7): Library Class w/Mr. Demsko

Wednesday (Day ): Non-Rotation Day, P.B.I.S. Reward Day, Early Dismissal

Thursday (Day ): Happy Thanksgiving!

Friday (Day ): No School

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’m thankful for your children; they make me smile every day!

Monday, November 12, 2018

Weekly Update Nov. 12-16, 2018

Important information: If you have any questions regarding your child’s report card, please don’t hesitate to contact me so we can set up a meeting.

There will be a spelling pretest today so look for a new word list. Any words written in red, need to be written for homework, 3 times each until the test, next Tuesday, due to having a short week this week and next week. We will be working on short “u” and final blends. There will also be an assessment on the list of high frequency words in the blue notebook for story 6, “Animal Park”, on Tuesday of next week. (11-20)

I will also be sending home High frequency Words that need to still be mastered along with some phonics sound cards. The sounds on the cards need to be mastered to help them with fluency which will help them with their reading comprehension. If you need any help with how to study these cards, send in a note or call me.

We are working on Math facts. Your child has an envelope with the answers on the back of the cards. Next week we will add more so, be sure to practice them each night for 5 minutes. They need to know the answers without hesitation, or counting on anything. We will also be practicing daily on this skill in class.

I’m looking for new sports/activity schedules for the winter season. As they become available to you, send a copy in for me! I love to watch them “do their thing”!


Monday (Day ): Hope you enjoyed your day!

Tuesday (Day 4): Computer class with Mr. Leibig

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

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

Friday (Day 7): Library Class w/Mr. Demsko

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, October 28, 2018

Weekly Update October 29-Nov. 2, 2018

Important information: Red Ribbon Week finishes on Tuesday. The Halloween Parade and Party is on Wednesday. Our October PBIS Reward is on Friday afternoon. In between all this fun we will be finishing up assessments for the first marking period. It’s going to be a busy week!

There will not be a pretest today so don’t look for a new word list until next week. We will be completing assessments on short “i” and “s” as a plural ending. There will also be an assessment on the list of high frequency words in the blue notebook for our story “A Fox and a Kit”.

Please make sure your child is reading to you for the book logs. It’s great practice for them. The entire log must be full in order for it to count. They may complete more than one log per month. If you need books, please don’t hesitate to contact me. I will be collecting October’s book log on Thursday and handing out the new one. Look for a Pizza Hut Book It pizza certificate in this week’s Friday Folder if your child handed in a completed book log!

Please be sure to follow the guide lines regarding costumes and make up that went home in the Friday Folder. Children are not permitted to come to school in their costumes or with face make-up. They will have time to change before the parade and party. Any parent with their clearances on file and is an active PTO member, may come in to assist with our party and walking in the parade. Please send in a note ASAP so I know how much help, or not, that I will have. Also, be sure to have your child’s name on their bag for their costume in case there are doubles. Hope to see you Friday for all the fun!


Monday (Day 4): Computer class with Mr. Leibig; “Crazy Hair Day”

Tuesday (Day 5): Music class w/Mrs. Schwartz; “Wear Red Day”

Wednesday (Day 6): Art class w/Mrs. Zink Bring your costume in a bag with your name on the bag.

Thursday (Day 7): Library class with Mr.Demsko

Friday (Day 8): Gym class w/Mrs. Geidner PBIS Reward; watching a movie and popocorn!

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 Spooktacular week!

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Weekly Update October 22-26, 2018

Important information: Red Ribbon Week begins today. It runs from Oct. 22-31. The themes for each day are listed below. If your child is not participating in the daily theme, they must come in regular dress code.

There will be a pretest today so check the spelling notebook. We will be working on short “i” and “s” as a plural ending. There will also be a new list of high frequency words in the blue notebook for our story “A Fox and a Kit”.

Please make sure your child is reading to you for the book logs. It’s great practice for them. The entire log must be full in order for it to count. They may complete more than one log per month. If you need books, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

You will notice writings coming home, from your children, more regularly now. These are done “Kid Writing Style”. I want them to learn to love to write stories, real or make-believe. I don’t want them worrying about spelling. You will notice, sometimes, an underwriting of words by me, only if it’s a word that is difficult to figure out. As time goes on they will pick-up spelling rules that will then be expected to be used in their writings. You will be amazed if you keep these stories to compare their growth from the beginning of the year to the end. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask.



Monday (Day 9): Computer class with Mr. Leibig; “Wear Super Hero T-shirt”

Tuesday (Day 10): Music class w/Mrs. Schwartz; “Wear Crazy Socks-Sock It to Drugs”

Wednesday (Day 1): Art class w/Mrs. Zink; “Wear NS Spirit shirt-Our School is Drug Free”

Thursday (Day 2): Keyboarding class with Mr. Leibig; “Wear Your Favorite Sports Team-Team Up Against Drugs”

Friday (Day 3): Gym class w/Mrs. Geidner “Wear Jeans-I’m a JEANious, I’m Drug Free”

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!