Monday, October 16, 2017

Week of October 16-20, 2017

Weekly Newsletter for October 16- 20, 2017

We are diving into our new story this week called, “The Big Blue Ox.”  We will be discussing the characters and setting of our story!  We will also discuss how animals can help people. 

Our spelling words for this week are: hot, hop, pot, pop, ox, lock, mop, got, rock, and mom.  Our challenge words are “help” and “use.”  The phonics focus skills for this story are the short o, and the plural –s. 

We will be taking our Topic 2 Subtraction test on Wednesday, October 18th.  Next, we will dive into Topic 3: Five and Ten Relationships.  As a class, we will be practicing identifying numbers within a 10-frame, as well as, being able to build our own 10- frame to show a number!    This is a very short topic, so our test will likely be early next week! 

As a class, we love to read and listen to stories!  It is very important that kids hear fluent reading and activate comprehension strategies.  One way we can practice these skills is by having guest readers come into our classroom!  If any parent/ grandparent/ guardian would like to come into our class, please let me know by writing me a note, email or Class Dojo message!    

Our schedule for the upcoming week:

Monday (10/16)- Day 3- Art *Family Night at the Book Fair!  Join us from 4 - 7pm!
Tuesday (10/17)- Day 4- Library- *Students will be able to shop the Book Fair this day!
Wednesday (10/18) Day 5- Gym
Thursday (10/19)- Day 6- Music
Friday (10/20)- Day 7- Computers  *Spartan Dress Down Day!  $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!   

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Week of October 9-13, 2017

Weekly Newsletter for October 9-13, 2017

            As a class, we have learned and discussed all of our S.P.AR. T. Y rules!  The students have worked very hard to earn their stickers and seemed to really enjoy their dress down days!  We will continue to follow these rules throughout the school year and are working towards our monthly reward!  I am also very excited to share that our class worked together as a team and reached their goal of getting 5 numbers in a row for a BINGO on our 100’s chart!  We will complete an activity together as a reward for our teamwork! 

In Math, we are continuing to discuss subtraction!  We have been focusing on identifying the whole and the part we know!  This information helps us find our missing part or the “difference.” We are taking this information and creating a subtraction sentence!  Our test on subtraction will be early next week! 

            A new Accelerated Reader (AR) paper was sent home last week!  Please continue to encourage your child to practice their reading at home!   Students that complete the October AR paper will receive a Pizza Hut book-it coupon! 

Our schedule for this coming week includes:
Monday (10/9)- No School for Students!
Tuesday (10/10)-Day 9- Keyboarding- Tacky Tourist Day
Wednesday (10/11)- Day 10- Gym- Dynamic Duo Day ** 2 Hour Data-Delay
Thursday (10/12)- Day 1- Music- Wacky Thursday Day **Picture Retake Day!
Friday (10/13)- Day 2- Computers- Patriotic/ Spartan Pride Day

Just a friendly reminder, Monday, October 16th is our Parent Night for the Book Fair!  You can visit our book fair from 4pm- 7pm! 

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, October 2, 2017

Week of October 2- 6, 2017

Weekly Newsletter for October 2-6, 2017

This week, our students are working on the S.P.AR.T.Y rule of Teamwork!  We will continue to discuss and show ways we can be a good team member of our classroom and school.  This rule really connects with our 100’s chart for teamwork.  Our students have been working so hard to collect those 100’s chart points and are SO close to winning a celebration! 

Our spelling words for the story are: six, lip, in, wig, it, did, mix, sit, pin and fix.  Our challenge words are: “she” and “take.”  Our focus phonics skill for this story is the short I sound.  Our spelling test for this story will be on Thursday, October 5th

In Reading, we are continuing to discuss the literary elements of characters and setting.  We are discussing as a class who helps animals and how we can help them!  Our test for our story, Pig in a Wig will be on Thursday, October 5th.  Again, we will take this test together, and discuss good test-taking strategies.  

A new Accelerated Reader (AR) paper will be sent home for the month of October this week!  Students are building a strong reading foundation by practicing reading books on their level!  Kiddos that complete the October AR paper this month will receive a Pizza Hut book-it coupon! 

In Math, we are continuing to discuss subtraction!  Listen for key vocabulary terms such as: minus sign, equal sign, difference, and subtraction sentence! 

Our schedule for this coming week includes:
Monday (10/2)- Day 4- Library
Tuesday (10/3)- Day 5- Gym
Wednesday (10/4)- Day 6- Music
Thursday (10/5)- Day 7- Computers
Friday (10/6)- Day 8- Art

Upcoming Events:
Monday, October 9th- No School for Students **Teacher In-Service Day
Wednesday, October 11th- 2 hour data delay
Thursday, October 12th- Picture Re-take Day
Monday, October 16th- Parent Night for the Book Fair (4pm-7pm)


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, September 25, 2017

Week of September 25-29, 2017

Weekly Newsletter for September 25-29, 2017

This week, our students will be focusing on the AR in the S.P.AR.T.Y rules.  We will be discussing ways we can Act Responsible in the classroom, hallway, cafeteria and at recess. 

Our spelling words for the story are: six, lip, in, wig, it, did, mix, sit, pin and fix.  Our challenge words are: “she” and “take.”  Our focus phonics skill for this story is the short I sound. 

For our story Pig in a Wig, we will be identifying the story elements of characters and setting.  We will also be discussing who helps animals and how we can help animals! 

In Math, we are beginning to introduce subtraction or “take away.”  This week we will be looking at finding the missing parts of numbers, as well as, learning how to write a subtraction sentence!  Listen for key vocabulary terms such as: minus sign, equal sign, difference, and subtraction sentence! 
As our month of September comes to a close, please remember to continue to read for our Accelerated Reader (AR) program!  Also, it is very important to track your reading on your AR log in your OWL folder.  Our September AR logs will be collected on Monday, October 2nd!  A new October AR log will be sent home that day as well!

Our schedule for this coming week includes:
Monday (9/25)- Day 9- Keyboarding
Tuesday (9/26)- Day 10- Gym
Wednesday (9/27)- Day 1- Music
Thursday (9/28)- Day 2- Computers
Friday (9/29)- 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, September 18, 2017

Week of September 18 - 22, 2017

Weekly Newsletter for September 18-22, 2017

We are continuing our PBIS program in our school and our focus skill is Participation!  We are discussing and practicing what active participation looks like across settings! 

Our spelling words for this story are: at, can, cat, back, dad, am, bat, mad, ran, sack.  Our challenge words are: way, come.  This story our focus phonics skills are the short a sound, and consonant pattern –ck.  This test will be on Friday, September 22nd!

We are continuing to look at the story elements in the story, Sam Come Back!  We will have a test on this story by the end of the week.  We will take this test together and review good test-taking strategies. 

In Math, we are continuing to discuss “ways to make.”  Your child has been working very hard on writing addition sentences, identifying the addends and finding the sum.  These are some key words we are focusing on this week!  Our class will take the Topic One test on Thursday, September 21st

Our schedule for this upcoming week includes:
Monday (9/18) Day 4- Library
Tuesday (9/19) Day 5- Gym
Wednesday (9/20) Day 6- Music
Thursday (9/21) Day 7- Computers
Friday (9/22) Day 8- 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, September 11, 2017

Week of September 11- September 15, 2017

Weekly Newsletter for September 11- 15, 2017

We are kicking off our PBIS program this week and our focus skill is Safety!  We are discussing and practicing how to be safe throughout our school.  The kiddos are continuing to work very hard collecting those positive behavior points on Class Dojo!  As a class, students are working together as a team to earn numbers on our hundreds chart!  I am very impressed on how many numbers are already crossed off!  Keep up the great work! J

Our spelling words for this story are: at, can, cat, back, dad, am, bat, mad, ran, sack.  Bonus words: way, come. 
Our focus phonics skills for this story are the short a sound, and consonant pattern –ck. 

We will begin looking at the story elements in the story, Sam, Come Back!  As a class, we will be discussing important things pets need!  We will also continue to build our reading and writing stamina! 

In Math, we are continuing to discuss and demonstrate “ways to make” in our introduction to addition!  You may hear your child saying, “part, part, whole”  with hand motions of joining their hands together to show this concept! 

Our schedule for this upcoming week includes:
Monday (9/11)- Day 10- Gym with Mr. Hinkel
Tuesday (9/12)- Day 1- Music with Mr. Kelly.  Today is also picture day!  Remember to smile! J
Wednesday (9/13)- Non-rotation day.  Today is our first data delay day! 
Thursday (9/14)- Day 2- Computers with Mr. Glessner.  We will also have hearing screenings this day!
Friday (9/15)- Day 3- Art with Mrs. Zink.  Spartan Dress Down 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!   

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Week of September 4- September 8, 2017

The 2017-2018 school year is off to a great start!  As a class, we have been building a sense of community in our classroom and working together as a team!  This past week we really focused on developing our routines and learning our classroom and school rules!  Our class has been working very hard earning their Class Dojo points and working together to cross numbers off our 100’s chart! 

Academically, we have started building our reading and writing “stamina.”  In math, we are starting to look at “ways to make” which introduces addition.  This unit’s key words are: part, whole, addend. 

Our class has a very big week when we will kick off our PBIS program with a Pep Rally on Thursday, September 7th!  We have been discussing our S.P.AR.T.Y rules in class! 

The special subject schedule for this week includes:
Tuesday (9/5)- Day 6: Music with Mr. Kelly
Wednesday (9/6)- Day 7: Computers with Mr. Glessner
Thursday (9/7)- Day 8: Art with Mrs. Zink
Friday (9/8)- Day 9: Keyboarding

Looking ahead, picture day will take place on Tuesday, September 12th!  Picture forms were sent home in the Friday Folder.  Remember to smile! 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!