Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Week of May 28- June 1, 2018


Weekly Newsletter for May 28- June 1, 2018

          Throughout the week, we will revisit important phonics and literacy skills that we covered this school year.  We will also continue to discuss two-digit addition in Math! 

          Our last AR reading logs will be collected on Wednesday, May 30th.  Please be sure to sign and return your reading log by this day to receive credit for the month of May!   

          Our schedule for the rest of the school year:
Monday (5/28)- No School- Happy Memorial Day!  
Tuesday (5/29)- Day 7- Computers  
Wednesday (5/30)- Day 8- Art *AR Reading Logs are due!   
Thursday (5/31)- Day 9- Keyboarding
Friday (6/1)- Day 10- Gym
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Monday (6/4)- Day 1- Music
Tuesday (6/5)- Day 2- Computers *Early Dismissal- Students will be dismissed at 12:00

As our school year comes to a close, I would like to take this time to thank you all for a wonderful school year!  It has been a joy to have each and every one of your children in our class this year!  We have learned so much this school year and worked as a TEAM every day!  Have a happy and safe summer!  J

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me!  I can be reached by phone, note, email (cschuster@northschuylkill.net) or by Class Dojo message.

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Week of May 21-25, 2018


Weekly Newsletter for May 21-25, 2018

          We are continuing to dive into our story, “Mama’s Birthday Present!”  Throughout this story, we are discussing how a surprise can be a treasure.  We are focusing on how to draw conclusions from the text.  Our test on this story will be on Thursday, May 24th. 

Our focus phonics skills for this story are the vowel team ai and ay and singular and plural possessives.  Our spelling words for this story are train, way, tail, play, day, may, rain, gray, and mail.  Our challenge words are, “about” and “would.”  Our test for these spelling words will be on Thursday, May 24th. 

In Math, we are continuing to discuss adding double digit numbers.  Last week, we learned how to regroup the ones column to create a new ten!

All library book circulation has ended for this school year.  All library books are due back by Monday, May 21st.  If you have any library books still at home, please return them to school as soon as possible!  Thank you! 

Last week, our last Scholastic book flyers were sent home.  To ensure that books will arrive before the summer break, all orders are due no later than Thursday, May 24th!    You can order online using our class code (MJJ8J) or return your book order form with cash or check (Scholastic INC.) to me by Thursday.  Thank you for your support in Scholastic! 

Our schedule for the upcoming week:
Monday (5/21)- Day 3- Art
Tuesday (5/22)- Day 4- Library- *Please return any library books!!
Wednesday (5/23)- Day 5- Gym
Thursday (5/24)- Day 6- Music
Friday (5/25)- Non-Rotation Day!  *Carnival Day! Please be sure to wear socks, sneakers and sunscreen!!
**There will be no school on Monday, May 28th for Memorial Day! 

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me!  I can be reached by phone, note, email (cschuster@northschuylkill.net) or by Class Dojo message.

Monday, May 14, 2018

Week of May 14-18, 2018


Weekly Newsletter for May 14- 18, 2018

          We are taking our test on our story, “Where Are My Animal Friends?” on Monday, May 14th.  We will then begin our next story, “Mama’s Birthday Present.”  Throughout this story, we will discuss how a surprise could be a treasure.  We will continue to work on drawing conclusions from the text. 

          Our focus phonics skills for this story are the vowel team ai and ay and singular and plural possessives.  Our spelling words for this story are train, way, tail, play, day, may, rain, gray, and mail.  Our challenge words are, “about” and “would.” 

          We are continuing to discuss adding tens and ones in Topic 10 Math.  We will soon begin to learn how to regroup the ones column to create another ten! 

          All library book circulation has ended for this school year.  All library books are due back by Monday, May 21st.  Please be sure to send any books back to school that may be at home!  Thank you! 

Our schedule for the upcoming week:
Monday (5/14)- Day 8- Art
Tuesday (5/15)- Day 9- Keyboarding- *Please return any library books  
Wednesday (5/16)- Day 10- Gym
Thursday (5/17)- Day 1- Music
Friday (5/18)- Day 2- Computers- *Spartan Dress Down Day for $1 donation 

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me!  I can be reached by phone, note, email (cschuster@northschuylkill.net) or by Class Dojo message.

Monday, May 7, 2018

Week of May 7-11, 2018


Weekly Newsletter for May 7- May 11, 2018

          We are beginning our story, “Where Are My Animal Friends?” in Reading.  Throughout this story, we will discuss what animals do when the seasons change.  As a class, we will also be working on drawing conclusions from our text.  Our test for this story will be Monday, May 14th. 

          Our focus phonics skills for this story are comparative endings –er, -est and the ending –dge.  Our spelling words are: faster, fastest, taller, tallest, shorter, shortest, sadder, saddest, bigger and biggest.  Our challenge words include: “good-bye” and “before.”  Our spelling test will also be on Monday, May 14th. 

          We are beginning our new topic in Math today!  In Topic 10, we will be discussing adding with tens and ones. 

          Since our school year is beginning to wind down, we wanted to be sure to celebrate everyone’s birthday!  Each of our summer month birthday kiddos were assigned a “birthday day” during the month of May!  I will send home a note with your child if they are a June/ July/ August birthday, to let you know which day we will celebrate them!  If you would like to send in cupcakes or cookies on your day, you are more than welcome!  We have a total of 23 students in our class! 

Our schedule for the upcoming week:
Monday (5/7)- Day 3- Art *Family Book Fair Night from 4pm-7pm in the Library
Tuesday (5/8)- Day 4- Library *Our day to shop the book fair!   
Wednesday (5/9)- Day 5- Gym
Thursday (5/10)- Day 6- Music
Friday (5/11)- Day 7- Computers- *Spartan Dress Down Day for $1; Hat Day Dress Down for an additional $1 donation. 

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me!  I can be reached by phone, note, email (cschuster@northschuylkill.net) or by Class Dojo message.

Monday, April 23, 2018

Week of April 23-27, 2018


Weekly Newsletter for April 23- 27, 2018

            This week, we will begin our new story, “I’m a Caterpillar.”   We will discuss what changes we can see in nature.  In this story, we will continue to work on the fact vs. opinion skill! 

            Our focus phonics skills for this story are r-controlled er, ir, and ur, as well as, contractions.  Our spelling words are: her, first, bird, girl, burn, were, shirt, fur, hurt, and sir.  Our challenge words include: “visit” and “done.” 

            In Math, we began a new topic!  In Topic 14, we will discuss using Data to answer questions.  Key vocabulary includes: picture graph, bar graph, tally mark, and data. 

            We are very excited to share that we earned another “BINGO” on our 100’s chart!  For this TEAMWORK reward, we are going to have a pizza party on Friday (4/27) during Snack.  Pizza, popcorn, and drinks will be provided but if your child would like to bring their own snack/drink, they are more than welcome! 

Our schedule for this upcoming week:

Monday (4/23)- Day 3- Art
Tuesday (4/24)- Day 4- Library
*Art Show and Science Fair (4pm-6pm)
Wednesday (4/25)- Day 5- Gym
Thursday (4/26)- Day 6- Music
*PBIS Reward Day!  Please wear socks today for the Bounce House reward!
Friday (4/27)- Day 7- Computers
*“Pink Against Bullying” dress down day!  Wear Jeans or Sweatpants with a pink shirt with a $1 donation. 
*Pizza party during snack for our TEAMWORK bingo!  If you would still like to bring your own snack and/or drink, you are more than welcome too!

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me!  I can be reached by phone, note, email (cschuster@northschuylkill.net) or by Class Dojo message.

Monday, April 16, 2018

Week of April 16-20, 2018


Weekly Newsletter for April 16- 20, 2018

In our new story, “Frog and Toad Together,” we will be discussing changes we see in a garden.  Throughout this story, we will also dive into authors purpose.  Our test for this story will be on Friday, April 20th. 

Our focus phonics skills for this story are words with an ending (-ed) and r-controlled ar.  Our spelling words are: plan, planned, help, helped, drop, dropped, call, called, ask, asked.  Our challenge words include: “again” and “very.”  Our spelling test on these words will also be on Friday, April 20th. 

We have learned how to read both an analog and digital clock to the hour and half hour.  Our key vocabulary includes: hour hand, hour, minute hand, minute, o’clock, half hour and schedule.  We will take our Topic 13 test on time and schedules tomorrow, April 17th. 

A friendly reminder that on Thursday, April 19th is our class field trip to Hershey Chocolate World!  Students are to wear the blue “North Schuylkill Spartans” shirt from Boosterthon and school dress-code pants/ shorts.  No jeans or sweatpants are permitted.  Also, please be sure that all lunch items are disposable.  All items will be thrown away! 

Our schedule for this upcoming week:
Monday (4/16)- Day 8- Art
Tuesday (4/17)- Day 9- Keyboarding
Wednesday (4/18)- Day 10- Gym
Thursday (4/19)- Day 1- Field Trip to Chocolate World!  Please wear your blue “North Schuylkill Spartans” shirt, dress-code pants/ shorts and comfortable shoes!   
Friday (4/20)- Day 2- Computers –Spartan Dress Down for a $1 donation

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me!  I can be reached by phone, note, email (cschuster@northschuylkill.net) or by Class Dojo message.

Monday, April 2, 2018

Week of April 2-6, 2018


Weekly Newsletter for April 2-6, 2018

            We will begin our new story this week titled, “The Class Pet.”  Throughout our story we will be discussing how we can learn about animals as they grow and change.  We will also begin discussing the difference between fact and opinion and identifying a fact vs. opinion. 

            Our focus phonics skills for this story are words with –es and r-controlled (or, ore).  Our spelling words are: fix, fixes, class, classes, wish, wishes, kiss, kisses, bus, buses.  Our challenge words include: “friends” and “very.” 

            In Math, we are continuing to discuss length by answering how objects can be measured, compared and ordered by length.  Vocabulary for this topic includes: longest, shortest, taller, shorter, estimate and measure.  Our test for Topic 12 will be on Thursday, April 5th. 

            Attached is our April Scholastic book order forms!  Each student has received “a special gift” coupon from Scholastic that provides them with a free book with a $5 purchase!  As always, you may order online using our class code: MJJ8J or by sending in cash or check (Scholastic Inc.) along with your order slip!  If you are interested in ordering from Scholastic, all orders are due by Friday, April 13th.    

            We are so excited to share that our field trip to Hershey Chocolate World is approaching!  Our class will be attending the field trip on Thursday, April 19th.  Please check your student’s Friday Folder for a permission form as well as important information! 

            Our schedule for this upcoming week:
Monday (4/2)- Day 8- Art
Tuesday (4/3)- Day 9- Keyboarding *Spring Pictures are rescheduled for this day!
Wednesday (4/4)- Day 10- Gym
Thursday (4/5)- Day 1- Music
Friday (4/6)- Day 2- Computers  

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me!  I can be reached by phone, note, email (cschuster@northschuylkill.net) or by Class Dojo message!