Monday, December 10, 2018

Week of December 10-14, 2018


Weekly Newsletter for December 10- 14, 2018

          We will wrap up our story, “Animal Park,” on Thursday, December 13th with our test!  Throughout this story, we have been discussing things we can learn about wild animals by watching them.  We have also worked on our skill of identifying Cause and Effect.  Our key sight words are: home, them, into, and many. 

          Our focus phonics skills for this story are short u and final consonant blends.  Our spelling words are: crust, bump, jump, must, just, dust, trust, dusk, hunt, and lump.  Our challenge words are “many” and “into.”  Our test on this story will be Thursday, December 13th. 

          In Math, we will continue to work on identifying double facts and near doubles.  We will also continue to work on strengthening our basic facts to 20!

 With cold and flu season among us, we are in need of tissues and hand sanitizer to keep those germs away!  If you are willing to donate these items to our classroom, we would really appreciate it! J  

Our schedule for the upcoming week:
Monday (12/10)- Day 7- Computers
Tuesday (12/11)- Day 8- Art
Wednesday (12/12)- Day 9- Keyboarding
Thursday (12/13)- Day 10- Gym
Friday (12/14)- Day 1- Music *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, December 3, 2018

Week of December 3-7, 2018


Weekly Newsletter for December 3-7, 2018

          In Reading, we are continuing to discuss what we can learn from wild animals by watching them.  Throughout the story, “Animal Park” we are identifying cause and effect. 

          Our focus phonics skills for this story are short u and final consonant blends.  Our spelling words are: crust, bump, jump, must, just, dust, trust, dusk, hunt, and lump.  Our challenge words are “many” and “into.” 

          This week in Math, we will continue to work on doubles and near doubles facts.  We will also begin working on solving word problems! 
          December AR reading logs will be sent home in your child’s BEE folder today!  Please continue to document your reading on your log for a Pizza Hunt coupon! J 

          Our schedule for the upcoming week:
Monday (12/3)- Day 2- Computers
Tuesday (12/4)- Day 3- Art
Wednesday (12/5)- Day 4- Library
Thursday (12/6)- Day 5- Gym
Friday (12/7)- Day 6- Music **This is our Holiday Shop day!  Please send money in an envelope with your child’s name!  J
**Saturday (12/8)- North Schuylkill Elementary Chorus/ Band Program

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, November 27, 2018

Week of November 26- 30, 2018


Weekly Newsletter for November 26- November 30, 2018

            In Reading, we will begin our next story, “Animal Park.”  As a class we will talk about what we can learn about wild animals by watching them!  We will also discuss cause and effect.  Our sight words for this story are: home, many, them and into. 

          Our focus phonics skills for this story are short u and final consonant blends.  Our spelling words are: crust, bump, jump, must, just, dust, trust, dusk, hunt, and lump.  Our challenge words are “many” and “into.” 

          We are beginning Unit 3 in Math!  Throughout this unit, we will dig deeper into the understanding of addition and subtraction.  We will begin with learning about fact families and doubles/ near doubles facts! 

          November Reading Logs will be collected on Friday, November 30th!  Please continue to read with your child and record the book on your log sheet!  If you fill your sheet before the end of the month, I will be happy to give your child another one! J  Thank you for your continued support! 

          Our schedule this upcoming week:
Monday (11/26)- No School! 
Tuesday (11/27)- Day 8- Art
Wednesday (11/28)- Day 9- Keyboarding
Thursday (11/29)- Day 10- Gym
Friday (11/30)- Day 1- 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, November 19, 2018

Week of November 19-23, 2018


Weekly Newsletter for November 19- 23, 2018

          Due to the early dismissal and no school on Friday, we will have a change in our schedule for our tests.

 Our Reading test will now be when we return after Thanksgiving break!  Our key sight words for this test are: saw, tree, your and small.  We will also identify the main idea and details from our reading comprehension story. 

          Our focus phonics skills for this story are short e and initial consonant blends.  Our spelling words are: men, red, step, ten, net, leg, jet, sled, wet and bed.  Our challenge words are “saw” and “your.”  Our spelling test will be tomorrow, November 20th! 

          With our month of November winding down, please continue to read with your child and document their reading on their AR paper!  Those that complete their November AR paper will receive a Pizza Hunt coupon for a free personal size pizza.  Remember if your child is reading a chapter book, you can break that chapter book into multiple spaces!  Another great resource for the AR reading log are the decodable readers!  These readers reinforce the phonics skills we are focusing on in class!  November AR reading logs will be collected Friday, November 30th. 

Our schedule this upcoming week:

Monday (11/19)- Day 6- Music
Tuesday (11/20)- Day 7- Computers
Wednesday (11/21)- Non-Rotation Day! - PBIS reward day **Wednesday is also an Early Dismissal!  Students will be dismissed at 12 noon! 
Thursday (11/22)- Monday (11/26) No School for Students! Happy Thanksgiving!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! 

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Week of November 12-16, 2018


Weekly Newsletter for November 12-16, 2018

In Reading, we will continue our story “Get the Egg!”  We have had a great time identifying wild animals that live in our neighborhood. Our sight words for this story are: saw, tree, your and small.  Our Reading test will be on Monday, November 19th.   

Our focus phonics skills for this story are short e and initial consonant blends.  The spelling words for this story are: men, red, step, ten, net, leg, jet, sled, wet, and bed.  Our challenge words are “saw” and “your.”  Our spelling Monday, November 19th.

We will take our Unit 2 Test on Addition and Subtraction tomorrow, November 14th.  In Unit 3, we will dig deeper into addition and subtraction concepts to 20. 

With cold and flu season among us, we are in need of tissues and hand sanitizer to keep those germs away!  If you are willing to donate these items to our classroom, we would really appreciate it! J  

Our schedule for the upcoming week:
Monday (11/12)  No School for Students- ACT 80 day!
Tuesday (11/13) Day 4- Library
Wednesday (11/14) Day 5- Gym
Thursday (11/15) Day 6- Music
Friday (11/16) Day 7- Computers

            Important Upcoming Events:
Wednesday (11/21)- Early Dismissal for NSE!  Students will be dismissed at 12 noon. 
Thursday (11/22)- Monday (11/26)- No School!  Happy Thanksgiving! 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!   


Monday, November 5, 2018

Week of November 5-9, 2018


Weekly Newsletter for November 5-9, 2018

            In Reading, we will begin our new story, “Get the Egg!”  We will discuss wild animals that we see in our neighborhood.  We will also continue to work on identifying the Main Idea and Key Details of a story!  Our sight words for this story are: saw, tree, your and small.

            Our focus phonics skills for this story are short e and initial consonant blends.  The spelling words for this story are: men, red, step, ten, net, leg, jet, sled, wet, and bed.  Our challenge words are “saw” and “your.” 

            In Math, we are continuing to work on addition and subtraction sentences!  We are continuing to find the missing addend, finding two addition sentences that equal the same sum, and solving math facts!  Our Topic 2 Test will be early next week! 

            *A friendly reminder: As of November 4th (Daylight Savings) shorts are no longer allowed to be worn!  As the weather continues to cool off, please be sure to dress accordingly.  We will be going outside for recess as much as possible! J

Our schedule for the upcoming week:

Monday (11/5)  Day 9- Keyboarding
Tuesday (11/6) Day 10- Gym
Wednesday (11/7) Day 1- Music   
Thursday (11/8) Day 2- Computers
Friday (11/9) Day 3- Art *Report Cards will be sent home today!  Please check your student’s Friday Folder! J

Monday (11/12) is an Act 80 Day!  There is no school for students on this 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, October 29, 2018

Week of October 29- November 2, 2018

Weekly Newsletter for October 29- November 2, 2018

            We will continue to discuss how wild animals take care of their babies in Reading!  We are focusing on identifying the Main Idea and key details within a story.  The key sight words for “A Fox and a Kit” are: her, too, four, five, eat, and this.  Our Reading test will be on Thursday, November 1st

Our focus phonics skills are inflected endings –s and –ing.  The spelling words for this story are: sit, sits, win, wins, fit, fits, hit, hits, nap, and naps.  Our challenge words are “her” and “too.”  Our spelling test will be on Thursday, November 1st. 

In Math, this week we will continue to discuss the communitive property!  We will also work on identifying a missing addend, showing the part we know and what we are missing and writing the number sentence.  We are continuing to practice our basic facts! 

This Wednesday, October 31st we will be having our annual Halloween Parade and treat in our classroom.  An important paper was sent home in our Friday Folders outlining the guidelines and parade route.  Please send your child’s costume in a bag labeled with their name on Wednesday, October 31st!

            Wednesday is also the end of the month of October.  I will be collecting AR reading logs on that day!  Please be sure to list all books that the students read for that month.  Students who complete 15 entries (or more!)  will receive a Pizza Hut coupon.  Thank you for your continued support! 

Our schedule for the upcoming week:
Monday (10/29)  Day 4- Library- Crazy Hair Day!  
Tuesday (10/30) – Day 5- Gym- Proud to be Drug Free Day- Wear RED! 
Wednesday (10/31)- Day 6- Music- Halloween Parade starting at 2:00!  Please send costumes in a bag labeled with your child’s name! J 
Thursday (11/1)- Day 7- Computers  
Friday (11/2)- 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 messag