Sunday, March 17, 2019

Weekly Update March 18-22,2019

Important information: In recognition of World Down Syndrome Day, wear crazy bright mismatched socks on Thursday.

There will NOT be a spelling pre-test today. There will be a spelling review of the past 2 lists and their spelling patterns 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 1 (Book 3) to be tested Thursday.

This week we will begin telling time to the hour and half hour. We are continuing to work on Math Facts. Your child should be practicing them each night for at least 5 minutes. There will be a timed assessment on Friday this week.

Monday (Day 6): Art class w/Mrs. Zink *Practice the math facts. Write 20 random, mixed addition facts on a paper, and time your child for 1 minute then check for accuracy.

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 45 words per minute, on a new unpracticed story by the end of this marking period, in March.) *I’m assessing this during the week and will send their number home in the Friday folder.

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).

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! Children who are read to, on a regular basis, generally have higher IQ’s. This is attributed to greater exposure to vocabulary and increasing background knowledge.

Friday (Day 10): Music class w/Mrs. Schwartz *Don’t forget to read and practice math facts. Read over the weekend, too! 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, March 10, 2019

Weekly Update March 11-15,2019
Important information: Paid dress down day on Friday!

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

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 1 (Book 3) to be tested next Thursday.

This week we will finish fractions and will begin telling time to the hour and half hour. We are continuing to work on Math Facts. Your child should be practicing them each night for at least 5 minutes. There will be a timed assessment on Thursday this week.

Monday (Day 1): Art class w/Mrs. Zink *Practice the math facts. Write 20 random, mixed addition facts on a paper, and time your child for 1 minute then check for accuracy.

Tuesday (Day 2): Keyboarding w/Mr. Leibig *Have your child read out loud to you so you can hear their fluency. (They should be reading about 45 words per minute, on a new unpracticed story by the end of this marking period, in March.)

Wednesday (Day 3): 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).

Thursday (Day 4): Computer class w/Mr. Leibig *Read to your child so they hear fluency, pacing and expression, plus it’s a great time to snuggle! Children who are read to, on a regular basis, generally have higher IQ’s. This is attributed to greater exposure to vocabulary and increasing background knowledge.

Friday (Day 5): Music class w/Mrs. Schwartz *Don’t forget to read and practice math facts. Read over the weekend, too! 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, March 3, 2019

Weekly Update March 4-8 1,2019
Important information: We will celebrate Read Across America Day on Friday in honor of Dr. Seuss’s birthday. Students from Bloomsburg University will join our class for some extra fun activities! Rescheduled from last week.
Also, Friday will be dress-up as your favorite hero day. If you chose not to dress as a hero, you must be in dress code.

There will be a not be a spelling pre-test today. Study past recent lists for the review test 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 6 to be tested on Thursday.

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

Monday (Day 7): Library class w/Mr. Demsko *Practice the math facts. Write 20 random, mixed addition facts on a paper, and time your child for 1 minute then check for accuracy.

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 45 words per minute, on a new unpracticed story by the end of this marking period, in March.)

Wednesday (Day 9): Computer class 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).

Thursday (Day 10): Music class w/Mrs. Schwartz *Read to your child so they hear fluency, pacing and expression, plus it’s a great time to snuggle! Children who are read to, on a regular basis, generally have higher IQ’s. This is attributed to greater exposure to vocabulary and increasing background knowledge.

Friday (Day 1): Art class w/Mrs. Zink *Don’t forget to read and practice math facts. Read over the weekend, too! 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, February 24, 2019

Weekly Update February 25-March 1,2019
Important information: We will celebrate Read Across America Day on Friday in honor of Dr. Seuss’s birthday. Students from Bloomsburg University will join our class for some extra fun activities! We will also celebrate our PBIS Reward Day in the afternoon with board games of all kinds.

There will be a spelling pre-test today. So, check the green notebook for errors to be written 3 times each night until 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 6 to be studied this week.

We are continuing to work on Math Facts. Your child should be practicing them each night for at least 5 minutes. There will be a timed assessment in the near future. *We will be getting the last fact sheets this week. (*rescheduled due to last week’s cancellations)

Monday (Day 2): Keyboarding class w/Mr. Leibig *Practice the math facts. Write 20 random, mixed addition facts on a paper, and time your child for 1 minute then check for accuracy.

Tuesday (Day 3): 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 45 words per minute, on a new unpracticed story by the end of this marking period, in March.)

Wednesday (Day 4): Computer class 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).

Thursday (Day 5): Music class w/Mrs. Schwartz *Read to your child so they hear fluency, pacing and expression, plus it’s a great time to snuggle! Children who are read to, on a regular basis, generally have higher IQ’s. This is attributed to greater exposure to vocabulary and increasing background knowledge.

Friday (Day 6): Art class w/Mrs. Zink *Don’t forget to read and practice math facts. Read over the weekend, too! 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, February 17, 2019

Weekly Update February 18-22,2019

Important information: Decodable reading books, will be coming home several nights each week, need to be signed by you and returned the next day. Your signature assures me that you listened to your child read the book and helped them with any mistakes. They should be able to read it smoothly, with few errors after a few practices.

There will be a spelling test today. There will not be a pre-test this week. There will also be a review test on lists with long vowels, and suffix endings 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. We have a reading comprehension test on Friday.

We are continuing to work on Math Facts. Your child should be practicing them each night for at least 5 minutes. There will be a timed assessment in the near future. *We will be getting the last fact sheets this week. (*rescheduled due to last week’s cancellations)

Monday (Day 10): Music class w/Mrs. Schwartz *Practice the math facts. Write 20 random, mixed addition facts on a paper, and time your child for 1 minute then check for accuracy.

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 45 words per minute, on a new unpracticed story by the end of this marking period, in March.)

Wednesday (Day 2): Keyboarding class 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).

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! Children who are read to, on a regular basis, generally have higher IQ’s. This is attributed to greater exposure to vocabulary and increasing background knowledge.

Friday (Day 4): Computer class w/Mr. Leibig *Don’t forget to read and practice math facts. Read over the weekend, too! 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, February 10, 2019

Weekly Update February 11-15,2019

Important information: You may send in your child’s Valentines any day this week. Please double check and make sure your child has made a Valentine for every child in our class. Friday will be a PAID dress down day.

Looks like it might be another wild weather week!

There will be a spelling pre-test today. There will also be a review test on lists 3 and 4, and suffix endings on Thursday. Corrections, of words in red, written 3 times each, are due each school day.

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.

We are continuing to work on Math Facts. Your child should be practicing them each night for at least 5 minutes. There will be a timed assessment in the near future. We will be getting the last fact sheets this week.

Monday (Day 7): Library class w/Mr. Demsko *Practice the math facts. Write 20 random, mixed addition facts on a paper, and time your child for 1 minute then check for accuracy.

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 45 words per minute, on a new unpracticed story by the end of this marking period, in March.)

Wednesday (Day 9): Computer class 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).

Thursday (Day 10): Music class w/Mrs. Schwartz *Read to your child so they hear fluency, pacing and expression, plus it’s a great time to snuggle!

Friday (Day 1): Art class w/Mrs. *Don’t forget to read and practice math facts and read over the weekend! 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 lovely week!

Sunday, January 27, 2019

Weekly Update January 28-February 1,2019
Important information: Report cards will be coming home on Tuesday. As of now, the 100th day of school will be on Thursday. We will celebrate with some fun activities during the day. We will have our PBIS reward, for January, on Friday afternoon.

There will be a spelling test today. There will also be a review test on list 3 and suffix endings 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. There is a new list in the blue book this week.

We are continuing to work on Math Facts. Your child should be practicing them each night for at least 5 minutes. There will be a timed assessment in the near future. We will be getting new fact sheets this week to add to the mix.

Monday (Day 1): Art class w/Mrs. Zink *Practice the math facts. Write 20 random, mixed addition facts on a paper, and time your child for 1 minute then check for accuracy.

Tuesday (Day 2): Keyboarding class w/Mr. Leibig *Have your child read out loud to you so you can hear their fluency. (They should be reading about 45 words per minute, on a new unpracticed story by the end of this marking period.)

Wednesday (Day 3): 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).

Thursday (Day 4): Computer class w/Mr. Leibig *Read to your child so they hear fluency, pacing and expression, plus it’s a great time to snuggle!

Friday (Day 5): Music class w/Mrs. Schwartz *Don’t forget to read and practice math facts over the weekend! 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.

Stay warm and cozy!