Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Week of May 27-31, 2019


Weekly Newsletter for May 27-31, 2019

          In Reading, we will continue with our story, “Frog and Toad Together.”  We have discussed what changes happen in a garden, and revisited the skill of Author’s Purpose.  Our high frequency words are: afraid, how, again, read, few and soon.  Our test on this story will be tomorrow, Wednesday, May 29th. 
          Our focus phonics skills are endings –ed and –ing and r-controlled ar.  The spelling words for this story are: plan, planned, help, helped, drop, dropped, call, called, ask, and asked.  Our challenge words are “again” and “soon.”  Our spelling test on these words will also be tomorrow, Wednesday, May 29th.
          In Math, we will revisit skills from throughout the school year! J
          As this school year comes to a close, I would like to thank you for a great school year!  It has been a pleasure to work with your child this year!  We have learned so many new skills and made great memories!  I wish you all a safe and exciting summer vacation! J

Our schedule for the upcoming week:

Monday (5/27)-No School- Happy Memorial Day!   
Tuesday (5/28)-Day 10- Gym
Wednesday (5/29)- Day 1- Music
Thursday (5/30)- Day 2- Computers
Friday (5/31)- Day 3- Art- *Carnival Day! 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, May 20, 2019

Week of May 20-24,2019


Weekly Newsletter for May 20-24, 2019
          In Reading, we are beginning our new story, “Frog and Toad Together.”  We will discuss what changes happen in a garden, and revisit the skill of Author’s Purpose.  Our high frequency words are: afraid, how, again, read, few and soon. 
          Our focus phonics skills are endings –ed and –ing and r-controlled ar.  The spelling words for this story are: plan, planned, help, helped, drop, dropped, call, called, ask, and asked.  Our challenge words are “again” and “soon.” 
          In Math, we will continue with building graphs and interrupting the data.  We will also revisit money by identifying coins and counting the given coins.  Our test on Unit 7 will be Wednesday,    May 22nd. 

Our schedule for the upcoming week:
Monday (5/20)-Day 10- Gym  
Tuesday (5/21)-Day 1- Music
Wednesday (5/22)- Day 2- Computers
Thursday (5/23)- Day 3- Art
Friday (5/24)- Day 4- Library  *Please return any Library books to be checked-in!

Important Upcoming Dates:
Monday, May 27th- No School!  Happy 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 13, 2019

Week of May 13-17, 2019


Weekly Newsletter for May 14-17, 2019

In Reading, we will continue to work on the story, “The Class Pet.”  Throughout this story we will discuss what we can learn from animals as they grow and change.  We also learned the difference between a fact and an opinion.  Our high frequency words are: very, car, away, our, house, school, and friends.  Our test on this story will be Tuesday, May 14th. 

Our focus phonics skills for this story are words with –es and r-controlled or, ore.  Our spelling words for this story are: fix, fixes, class, classes, wish, wishes, kiss, kisses, bus and buses.  Our challenge words are “friends” and “very.”  Our test on these spelling words will be Tuesday, May 14th. 

In Math, we will continue to discuss ways we can collect and show data!  Our Unit 7 test on Money and Graphs will be early next week! 

Our schedule for the upcoming week:
Monday (5/13)-Day 5- Gym  *Parent Night at the Book Fair from 4pm-7pm)
Tuesday (5/14)-Day 6- Music
Wednesday (5/15)- Day 7- Computers
Thursday (5/16)- Day 8- Art
Friday (5/17)- Day 9- Keyboarding *This is our day to shop the Book Fair!  Please send all money in an envelope labeled with your child’s name! 

Important Upcoming Dates:
May 27th- No School!  Happy 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 6, 2019

Week of May 6-10, 2019


Weekly Newsletter for May 6-10, 2019

          In Reading, we will begin our new story, “The Class Pet.”  Throughout this story we will discuss what we can learn from animals as they grow and change.  We will also discuss the difference between a fact and an opinion.  Our high frequency words are: very, car, away, our, house, school, and friends.

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

          This week in Math, we will begin interpreting data and graphing our findings!  Please continue to practice math facts and coins! J 
          Our last Scholastic Book Order form was 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, May 8th.   Thank you for your continued support! J

Our schedule for the upcoming week:
Monday (5/6)-Day 10- Gym  
Tuesday (5/7)-Day 1- Music
Wednesday (5/8)- Day 2- Computers
Thursday (5/9)- Day 3- Art
Friday (5/10)- Day 4- Library

Important Upcoming Dates:
May 13-17th- Scholastic Book Fair (Parent Night: May 13 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, April 29, 2019

Week of April 29-May 3, 2019


Weekly Newsletter for April 29- May 3, 2019

          We will continue to work on comparing and contrasting during our story, “Ruby in Her Own Time.”  Our high frequency words are ever, sure, were, enough, every, any and own.  Our test on this story will be on Thursday, May 2nd. 

          Our phonics skills for this story are words with ng, and nk as well as compound words.  Our spelling words are: bring, trunk, pink, bank, sang, wing, rink, blank, rang, and sunk.  Our challenge words are “every” and “sure.”  Our test on these words will be Thursday, May 2nd. 

          In Math, we are continuing to work on identifying coins and their values.  We will also continue to work on counting the coins to show how much change is in the picture!

Attached you will find our May 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, May 8th.  This will be our last Scholastic book order for the school year!  Thank you for your continued support! J

Our schedule for the upcoming week:
Monday (4/29)-Day 5- Gym  
Tuesday (4/30)-Day 6- Music
Wednesday (5/1)- Day 7- Computers
Thursday (5/2)- Day 8- Art
Friday (5/3)- Day 9- Keyboarding

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 22, 2019

Week of April 22-26, 2019


Weekly Newsletter for April 22-26, 2019

          We will begin our new story this week titled, “Ruby in Her Own Time.”  Throughout this story we will discuss what we learn as we grow and change.  We will also work with comparing and contrasting topics.  Our high frequency words are ever, sure, were enough, every, any and own. 
          Our phonics skills for this story are words with ng, and nk as well as compound words.  Our spelling words are: bring, trunk, pink, bank, sang, wing, rink, blank, rang, and sunk.  Our challenge words are “every” and “sure.” 
          In Math, we will continue to identify coins and their value!  This week we will focus on the coins, dime and quarter!  Students have really enjoyed learning our songs about our coins.  Please encourage them to continue to practice them! J 
As a class, we love to read and listen to stories!  It is very important that kids hear fluent reading and apply 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 classroom as a guest reader, please let me know by writing me a note, email or Class Dojo message!

Our schedule for the upcoming week:
Monday (4/22)-Day 10- Gym  
Tuesday (4/23)-Day 1- Music
Wednesday (4/24)- Day 2- Computers
Thursday (4/25)- Day 3- Art
Friday (4/26)- Day 4- Library

Important Dates for the Future:
Saturday (4/27) and Sunday (4/28)- PTO Raffle Basket at NSE

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 15, 2019

Week of April 15- 19, 2019


Weekly Newsletter for April 15-19, 2019

            We will continue to work on our story, “A Place to Play” this week!  We will work on identifying the sequence of a story.  Our high frequency words are things, always, day, become, nothing, stays, and everything.  Our test on this story will be on Wednesday, April 17th.

Our focus phonics skills are the vowel sounds of y and syllable pattern CV. The spelling words for this story are: my, by, try, sunny, handy, fly, cry, lucky, silly and puppy.  Our challenge words are “things” and “always.”  Our test on these spelling words will be Wednesday, April 17th. 

This week, we will continue to work on identifying coins and their value.  We will also begin discussing counting money! 

Our April 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, April 17th.

As a class, we love to read and listen to stories!  It is very important that kids hear fluent reading and apply 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 classroom as a guest reader, please let me know by writing me a note, email or Class Dojo message!

Our schedule for the upcoming week:
Monday (4/15)-Day 6- Music  
Tuesday (4/16)-Day 7- Computers
Wednesday (4/17)- Day 8- Art
Thursday (4/18)- Day 9- Keyboarding
Friday (4/19)- No School for Students!    

Important Dates for the Future:
Monday (4/22)- School is in session! -Day 10- Gym
Saturday (4/27) and Sunday (4/28)- PTO Raffle Basket at NSE

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!