Monday, March 25, 2019

Week of March 25- 29, 2019


Weekly Newsletter for March 25-29, 2019

            We will begin our new story, “Honey Bees,” this week!  We will discuss how insect communities are like a community of people.  We will also revisit the skill of compare and contrast!  Our high frequency words are family, other, also, their, some and new. 

            Our focus phonics skills are the Long E sound and syllables VC/CV.  The spelling words for this story are: feet, he, see, we, green, me, she, tree, week, and be. Our challenge words are “some” and “family.” 

            In Math, we will continue to work on time and begin measurement!  This week we are focusing on working with “half past” or “thirty” on an analog and digital clock.  We will also begin to discuss measurement using different items to measure with!

            In our Friday Folders, I sent home permission slips for our upcoming Field Trip to Hershey’s Chocolate World!  Our trip is on Wednesday, April 3rd.  If you have not returned your child’s permission slip, please do so by Thursday, March 28th!

            Our PTO is hosting a basket raffle event!  The event will be held on April 27th and April 28th.  Each classroom has selected a theme to donate towards the basket raffle.  This year, our theme will be Gift Cards Galore!  

There are two ways you can participate in our class basket:

1.    You may purchase a gift card on your own and send it to school with your child in their BEE folder.

2.    You may send in a monetary donation in an envelope in your child’s BEE folder and I will purchase the gift card for you!

*Please note, any size gift card/ money donation would be greatly appreciated!
*If you are interested in participating in the PTO basket raffle, all gift cards and money must be turned in by Friday, April 5th. 

Our schedule for the upcoming week:
Monday (3/25)-Day 1- Music  
Tuesday (3/26)-Day 2- Computers *Spring Pictures will be taken today!
Wednesday (3/27)- Day 3- Art
Thursday (3/28)- Day 4- Library *Permission Slips for the Field Trip are due!
Friday (3/29)- Day 5- Gym

Important Dates for the Future:
Wednesday (4/3)- Field Trip to Hershey Chocolate World!  Please wear the black Spartan shirt that was provided by the PTO, Dress Code pants and sneakers! 
Wednesday (4/10)- Report Cards will be sent home!

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, March 18, 2019

Week of March 18-22, 2019


Weekly Newsletter for March 18-22, 2019

            We will continue to read and work with our story, “Life in the Forest.”  We are also revisiting the topic of identifying the Author’s Purpose.  Our key high frequency words will be grow, food, around, find, water, and under.  Our test on this story will be Thursday, March 21st. 

            Our focus phonics skills are the long U sound and ending –ed.  Our spelling words for this story are: huge, June, rule, tube, use, cube, cute, flute, rude, and mule.  Our challenge words are “water” and “under.”  Our spelling test on these words will be Thursday, March 21st.

            We have started a new Unit in Math where we will dive into time and measurement!  This week, we will learn to tell time on an analog clock and digital clock!  Listen for key vocabulary words such as: hour hand, minute hand, o’clock, half past, thirty, digital clock and analog clock! 

            Our PTO is hosting a basket raffle event!  The event will be held on April 27th and April 28th.  Each classroom has selected a theme to donate towards the basket raffle.  This year, our theme will be Gift Cards Galore!   

There are two ways you can participate in our class basket:

1.    You may purchase a gift card on your own and send it to school with your child in their BEE folder.
2.    You may send in a monetary donation in an envelope in your child’s BEE folder and I will purchase the gift card for you!

*Please note, any size gift card/ money donation would be greatly appreciated!
*If you are interested in participating in the PTO basket raffle, all gift cards and money must be turned in by Friday, April 5th. 

We are so excited to share that our field trip to Hershey Chocolate World is quickly approaching! Our class will be attending the field trip on Wednesday, April 3rd!  Permission slips and important information will be sent home this week! J

Our schedule for the upcoming week:
Monday (3/18)-Day 6- Music  
Tuesday (3/19)-Day 7- Computers
Wednesday (3/20)- Day 8 Art
Thursday (3/21)- Day 9- Keyboarding
Friday (3/22)- Day 10- Gym

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!

Friday, March 15, 2019

Week of March 11-15, 2019


Weekly Newsletter for March 11-15, 2019

          This week, we will begin our new story, “Life in the Forest.”  Throughout this story we will discuss how plant and animal communities are important to one another.  We will also revisit Author’s Purpose.  Our key high frequency words will be grow, food, around, find, water, and under. 

            Our focus phonics skills will be the long U sound and ending –ed.  Our spelling words for this story are: huge, June, rule, tube, use, cube, cute, flute, rude, and mule.  Our challenge words are “water” and “under.”

            In Math, we will continue to discuss shapes and fractions.  Our test on this Unit will be Wednesday, March 13th.   Please continue to practice your math facts! J

            In our Friday Folder, I sent home a paper outlining our PTO’s basket raffle.  The event will be held on April 27th and April 28th.  Each classroom has selected a theme to donate towards the basket raffle.  This year, our theme will be Gift Cards Galore!   
There are two ways you can participate in our class basket:
1.    You may purchase a gift card on your own and send it to school with your child in their BEE folder.
2.    You may send in a monetary donation in an envelope in your child’s BEE folder and I will purchase the gift card for you!
*Please note, any size gift card/ money donation would be greatly appreciated!
*If you are interested in participating in the PTO basket raffle, all gift cards and money must be turned in by Friday, April 5th. 

Last week (March 4th- March 8th) was Career Week!  I would like to invite you into our classroom to share about your career!  Presentations should be between 20-30 minutes in length.  Examples of topics to discuss include: education/ training, personal skills necessary in your field, typical day in your field, hands-on activities/ visuals. If you interested in joining our class to discuss your career, please contact me by Class Dojo message, note, or email (cschuster@northschuylkill.net).

We are so excited to share that our field trip to Hershey Chocolate World is quickly approaching! Our class will be attending the field trip on Wednesday, April 3rd!  Permission slips and important information will be sent home next week! J

Our schedule for the upcoming week:
Monday (3/11)-Day 1- Music  
Tuesday (3/12)-Day 2- Computers
Wednesday (3/13)- Day 3- Art *Scholastic Book Orders are due! Online class code: MJJ8J
Thursday (3/14)- Day 4- Library
Friday (3/15)- Day 5- Gym **Spartan Dress Down Day 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, March 4, 2019

Week of March 4-8, 2019


Weekly Newsletter for March 4-8, 2019

            In Reading, we will continue to read and discuss “The Big Circle.”  We have talked about how animals work together to protect their young!  Our high frequency words are: down, there, inside, together, and now.  The test for this story will be Thursday, March 7th. 

Our focus phonics skills for this story are the long O sound and contractions.  Our spelling words are home, hope, rose, woke, those, bone, hose, joke, rode and smile.  Our challenge words are: “there” and “together.” Our spelling test will also be Thursday, March 7th. 

In Math, we will begin to discuss fractions!  Please listen for key vocabulary such as whole, halves, thirds and fourths!  Our test for Unit 5 will be early next week! 
Attached you will find our March Scholastic Book order forms!  You may order online using our class code: MJJ8J or you may send in your book order with a check (Scholastic INC.).  All Scholastic Book orders are due Wednesday, March 13th. 

March 4- March 8th is Newspaper in Education week!  Read at Home Challenge papers were sent home today in your child’s BEE folder.  If you are interested in participating, please return the paper by Monday, March 11th.  Your child’s name will be published in the Republican & Herald at a later date. To go along with Newspaper in Education week, I have submitted an “ad” to the Republican & Herald.  This ad will be placed in the classified section of the newspaper sometime this week!  J

Our schedule this upcoming week:
Monday (3/4)- Non-Rotation Day  
Tuesday (3/5)- Day 7- Computers
Wednesday (3/6)- Day 8- Art  
Thursday (3/7)- Day 9- Keyboarding  
Friday (3/8)- Day 10- Gym  

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, February 25, 2019

Week of February 25- March 1, 2019


Weekly Newsletter for February 25- March 1, 2019

          In Reading, we will begin our new story “The Big Circle.”  We will discuss how animal communities will work together to survive.  We will also discuss the sequence of a story!  Our high frequency words are: down, there, inside, together, and now. 

          Our focus phonics skills for this story are the long O sound and contractions.  Our spelling words are home, hope, rose, woke, those, bone, hose, joke, rode and smile.  Our challenge words are: “there” and “together.”

          In Math, we are continuing to learn about shapes.  This week we will learn about 3D shapes and discuss their attributes!  Listen for key vocabulary words such as surfaces, edges and vertices!

          This Friday, March 1st, we will have our monthly PBIS reward day!  With your permission, students are allowed to bring games in to play!  Students will keep their games in their cubby until it is time for the reward.  Please be sure all games are school appropriate!  Thank you! J

Our schedule this upcoming week:
Monday (2/25)- Day 2- Computers
Tuesday (2/26)- Day 3- Art
Wednesday (2/27)- Day 4- Library
Thursday (2/28)- Day 5- Gym
Friday (3/1)- Day 6- Music

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, February 18, 2019

Week of February 18- 22, 2019


Weekly Newsletter for February 18- 22, 2019

          Our Reading Test for the story, “Who Works Here!” is now scheduled for Tuesday, February 19th. Our high frequency words for this story are live, out, people, who and work. 

          Our Spelling Test for the long I sound and digraphs wh, ch, tch, and ph is also scheduled for Tuesday, February 19th.  Our spelling words are like, ride, smile, time, white, bike, dime, hide, ice and kite.  The challenge words are: “who” and “work.” 

          In Math, we will continue to work she shapes and fractions!  We are currently sorting shapes by properties, and using shapes to build new ones!  Please continue to practice your Math Facts in your B.E.E. folder! J   

 Our schedule this upcoming week:
Monday (2/18)- *Non-Rotation Day!   
Tuesday (2/19)- Day 10- Gym
Wednesday (2/20)- Day 1- Music
Thursday (2/21)- Day 2- Computers
Friday (2/22)- Day 3- Art

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, February 11, 2019

Week of February 11-15, 2019


Weekly Newsletter for February 11-15, 2019

          In Reading, we began the story, “Who Works Here!”  Throughout the story, we have been discussing people who work in our community to make it a better place!  Our high frequency words for this story are live, out, people, who and work.  Our test on this story will be on Friday, February 15th. 

Our focus phonics skills for this story are the long I sound and digraphs wh, ch, tch, and ph.  Our spelling words are like, ride, smile, time, white, bike, dime, hide, ice and kite.  The challenge words are: “who” and “work.”  Our Spelling test for these words will be on Friday, February 15th. 

In Math, we will begin Unit 5 Geometry and Fractions!  This week we will categories shapes, see how they are similar and different and build our Math vocabulary! 

On Friday, February 15th we will be having our Valentine’s Day party!  Students may bring in valentines/ treats for each student if you wish!  There are 19 students total in our class!  A list of names of the students in our class was sent home last week! J 

February Scholastic Book order forms were sent home last week!  You may order online using our class code: MJJ8J or you may send in your book order with a check (Scholastic INC.).  All Scholastic Book orders are due Wednesday, February 13th. 

Our schedule this upcoming week:
Monday (2/11)- Day 7- Computers
Tuesday (2/12)- Day 8- Art
Wednesday (2/13)- Day 9- Keyboarding
Thursday (2/14)- Day 10- Gym
Friday (2/15)- Day 1- Music *Class Valentine’s Day Party! Spartan Dress down for a $1 donation
**Monday (2/18)- School is in session! 

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!