Monday, September 16, 2019

Week of September 16-20, 2019


Weekly Newsletter for September 16- 20, 2019

          In Reading, we will begin our new story, “Pig in a Wig.”  Throughout this story, we will discuss who helps animals!  We will also talk about the plot of a story.  Our high frequency words for this story are: she, take, what and up. 

          Our focus phonics skills for this story are short I and consonant -x.  Our spelling words are: six, lip, in, wig, it, did, mix, sit, pin, and fix. 

          In Math, we will continue to discuss ways to organize and represent information about our new class!  We will also begin Spring Math in our classroom!  Students will be working on math skills to promote mastery of math facts!  You may hear your child talking about working in partners and being a “teacher” and “worker.” 

Last week, Scholastic Book Orders were sent home with our newsletter!  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 on Tuesday, September 17th! 

Our schedule for this coming week includes:

Monday (9/16)- Day 7- Gym
Tuesday (9/17)- Day 8-  Music
Wednesday (9/18)- Day 1- Art  
Thursday (9/19)- Day 2- Computers
Friday (9/20)- Day 3- 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, September 9, 2019

Week of September 9-13, 2019


Weekly Newsletter for September 9-13, 2019

In Reading, we are continuing to discuss what pets need in our first story, “Sam, Come Back!”  We are also working on identifying the characters and setting of our story!  Our key sight words are: my, come, way, on, in.  Our test for this story will be on Wednesday, September 11th. 

 Our spelling words for this story are: at, can, cat, back, dad, am, bat, mad, ran, sack.  Our challenge words are: “way” and “come.”  The phonics focus skills are the short a sound and consonant pattern –ck.  Our test for this set of spelling words will be on Wednesday, September 11th. 

 In Math, we are beginning Unit 1!  Throughout this unit, we will discuss ways we can organize and represent information about our new class! 

Attached you will find our first 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 on Tuesday, September 17th! 

Our schedule for this coming week includes:

Monday (9/9)- Day 2- Computers
Tuesday (9/10)- Day 3- Gym *NSE Picture Day!  Remember to SMILE! J  
Wednesday (9/11)- Day 4- Music  
Thursday (9/12)- Day 5- Art
Friday (9/13)- Day 6- Library   

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, 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!



Monday, April 8, 2019

Week of April 8-12, 2019


Weekly Newsletter for April 8-12, 2019

          We will begin our new story this week!  Throughout the story, “A Place to Play” we will revisit the skill of sequencing!  We will also discuss how places change.  Our key high frequency words are things, always, day, become, nothing, stays, and everything. 

          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.” 

          We will begin our new unit in Math this week!  For Unit 7 we will dive into money and graphing!  This week, we will begin to identify a penny and a nickel! 

Attached you will find our April 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, April 17th.
 
Our schedule for the upcoming week:
Monday (4/8)-Day 1- Music  
Tuesday (4/9)-Day 2- Computers
Wednesday (4/10)- Day 3- Art- Report Cards are sent home! J
Thursday (4/11)- Day 4- Library
Friday (4/12)- Day 5- Gym *Spartan Dress Down Day for a $1 donation  

Important Dates for the Future:
Friday (4/19)- No School for Students!
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 1, 2019

Week of April 1-5, 2019


Weekly Newsletter for April 1- 5, 2019

We will continue with our story, “Honey Bees,” this week!  We are comparing and contrasting insect communities and communities of people.  Our high frequency words are family, other, also, their, some and new.  Our test for this story will be Thursday, April 4th. 

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.”  Our test on these words will be Thursday, April 4th. 

In Math, we are continuing to work on measurement!  We will be measuring items with different objects and ordering items from smallest to largest.  Our test for Unit 6 will be early next week!

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 (4/1)-Day 6- Music  
Tuesday (4/2)-Day 7- Computers
Wednesday (4/3)- Day 8- * Field Trip to Hershey Chocolate World!  Please wear the black Spartan shirt that was provided by the PTO, Dress Code pants and sneakers! 
Thursday (4/4)- Day 9- Keyboarding
Friday (4/5)- Day 10- Gym

Important Dates for the Future:
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 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!