Weekly Newsletter – May 22

Happy last full week of school! I can’t believe how quickly this school year flew by and that we are already in our last full week. There is a lot going on in the next few days so please make sure you read carefully.

 

What We Are Learning:

English: Today we wrapped our pronouns and fragments with small quiz. That is it for English for the year!

Reading: This week we will be doing a few review projects. We are also going to be making third grade memory books!

Math: We wrapped up math last week, so this week we will spend some time reviewing in groups.

Social Studies: We are continuing to learn about the continents and oceans. We will have a labeling quiz on Friday! I will send home a review sheet today and we are practicing in class.

Bible: We have been doing a brief overview of the life of Daniel and we will finish that up this week.

Spelling: We do have a test this week. It is review words so we do not have spelling homework.

 

Bible Verse and Spelling Words:

This Week’s Verse: Psalm 121: 1-2 – I lift my eyes to the mountains, where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth. THIS IS DUE ON THURSDAY!!!!

Spelling Words: create, medium, piano, idea, pioneer, week, weak, write, right, because, thought, taught, author, could, would, ceiling, neighbor, height, neither, deceive. Bonus: Australia

 

Odds and Ends:

Homework Logs: Homework logs were turned in today and there is no more XtraMath and reading for the rest of the year!

Library Books: A few students are still missing library books. I believe reminders went home on Friday. Library books must be returned or paid for by the end of the year in order for students to receive their report card.

Field Trip: Our field trip is on Wednesday! Reminders are going home in today’s folders.

No School: We do not have school next Monday because of Memorial Day.

Field Day: A paper went home last week asking for Field Day volunteers. If you are willing to help please send that paper back in as soon as possible or contact the office.

Report Cards: We will be sending these home the last day of school. Another reminder:  if your student is missing a library book their report card will be held until that is paid for or returned 🙂

Awards and the Last Day of School: Awards Chapel will be at 9:15 on May 30th. The last day of school is May 31st. We dismiss early that day at 12:00.

 

I think that is it! Have a great Monday!

-Mrs. Starkey

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Weekly Newsletter – May 15

Good Morning! We have 11 and a half days of school left! Crazy to think about. I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and got to enjoy the beautiful weather. Here are a few things to know for this week.

 

What We Are Learning:

English: We are wrapping up pronouns and fragments this week. We will review on Thursday and we will have a quiz on Monday.

Reading: This week we are working on summaries and conclusions, doing some vocabulary, and working on our alphabet books! We are coming to the end of these and they are looking so good!

Math: We are wrapping up multiplication with two and three digits this week. We have added some regrouping to what we are doing as well. We will have a test either Thursday or Friday.

Social Studies: We are continuing to learn about the continents and oceans. Students will need to memorize these and we will be having a quiz next Friday. We will be doing plenty of review in class as well!

Bible: We are going to do a quick 2 week unit over the life of Daniel. We will be focusing on Daniel in captivity and in the lion’s den.

Spelling: We do have a test on Friday. Our words all have the ei or eigh pattern.

 

Bible Verse and Spelling Words:

This Week’s Verse: Hebrews 4:16 – Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.

Next Week’s Verse: Psalm 121: 1-2 – I lift my eyes to the mountains, where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth. (LAST BIBLE VERSE!)

Spelling Words: ceiling, neighbor, either, eighteen, height, neither, weight, leisure, protein, freight, receive, weigh, deceive, sleigh, conceited, receipt, eightieth, neighborly, deceitful, featherweight. Bonus: Antarctica

 

Odds and Ends:

Class Chapel: Thank you for coming to watch our class chapel! All your kids did such a great job and I am so proud of them!

Library Books: All library books are due back TOMORROW! Please make sure to send those in. If your student is missing a library book their report card will be held until the book is returned or paid for. Thanks!

End of the Year Picnic: The school end of the year picnic is Friday May 19th. Please contact the office to RSVP or for details.

Field Trip: Our spring field trip will be May 24th and we are going to the Great Lakes Science Center! I will send home a few more details next Monday.

No School: No School May 29th for Memorial Day.

Field Day: A paper went home last week asking for Field Day volunteers. If you are willing to help please send that paper back in as soon as possible or contact the office.

Report Cards: We will be sending these home the last day of school. Another reminder:  if your student is missing a library book their report card will be held until that is paid for or returned 🙂

Awards and the Last Day of School: Awards Chapel will be at 9:15 on May 30th. The last day of school is May 31st. We dismiss early that day at 12:00.

 

I think that is it! Have a great Monday!

-Mrs. Starkey

Weekly Newsletter – May 8

Good Morning! I hope you all had a good and restful weekend. Here are a few things to know for this week:

 

What We Are Learning:

English: This week we are wrapping up pronouns and reviewing fragments.

Bible: We are focusing on our chapel skits this week! We are so excited for chapel on Friday!

Math: We are continuing to work on 2 digit multiplication and regrouping this week.

Science: We are taking our science quiz today and that will wrap up science for the school year.

Social Studies: Our last social studies unit will deal with the continents and oceans. We will be starting that this week.

Reading: We are continuing to work on our alphabet books! If your student is behind they may be asked to bring it home this weekend. If that is the case, please make sure that your student gets as caught up as possible.

 

Bible Verse and Spelling Words:

This Week’s Verse: Romans 3:23-24 – …for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.

Next Week’s Verse: Hebrews 4:16 – Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.

Spelling Words: because, though, taught, bought, touch, would, author, could, enough, sausage, fought, should, faucet, daughter, brought, laundry, distraught, afterthought, auditorium, overwrought. Bonus: continents

 

Odds and Ends:

Mile Run: Everyone did so well on Friday with their mile run! Thanks for being flexible about the weather.

Family Night: Our last family night of the year is tomorrow at Five Guys in Wooster. Come out a support our school!

Class Chapel: Our third grade class chapel is on Friday. Parents are welcome to come watch! We will be doing two different skits. Parts were assigned last week. I will send home an email either later today or tomorrow with information about costumes and props (promise it will be simple!)

End of the Year Picnic: The school end of the year picnic is Friday May 19th. More details to come!

Field Trip: Our spring field trip will be May 24th and we are going to the Great Lakes Science Center!

No School: No School May 29th for Memorial Day

Awards and the Last Day of School: Awards Chapel will be at 9:15 on May 30th. The last day of school is May 31st. We dismiss early that day at 12:00.

 

I think that is it for this week! Have a great Monday!

Weekly Newsletter – May 1

Good Morning! Can you believe it’s May 1st? Can you believe we have 1 month of school left?? We have a lot going on this last month so here are a few things to know.

 

What We Are Learning:

English: We are continuing to learn about pronouns this week. We will also be reviewing conjunctions!

Reading: This week in reading groups we are reviewing homonyms, answering comprehension questions, and writing narrative stories. It is a busy week!

Bible: We are starting the life of Daniel this week! This will take us through the end of the year.

Math: We are starting two and three digit multiplication this week. Students are excited…I think 🙂

Science: We are continuing to study the brain this week! While some have been a little grossed out, most students have loved learning about this! 🙂

Spelling: We do have a spelling test on Friday!

 

Bible Verse and Spelling Words:

This Week’s Verse:  Psalm 9:1 – I will give thanks to your, Lord, with all my heart; I will tell of all your wonderful deeds.

Next Week’s Verse: Romans 3:23-24 – …for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.

Spelling Words: to, too, two, week, weak, road, rode, stair, stare, bear, bare, write, right, new, knew, their, there, they’re, weather, whether. Bonus: hemisphere

 

Odds and Ends:

Mile Run: The third and fourth graders have been training for the mile run! They will do this on Friday at 10:00. If you would like to help, please contact the office. All are free to come watch!

Box Tops: The last Box Top turn in of the year will be this Friday. Please send in your box tops by Wednesday so they can be cut and sorted!

Family Night: Our last family night of the year is next Tuesday at Five Guys in Wooster. Come out a support our school! The flyer will be posted and sent home later this week.

Class Chapel: Our third grade class chapel is May 12th. Parents are welcome to come watch! We will be doing two different skits. Parts are being assigned this week.

End of the Year Picnic: The school end of the year picnic is Friday May 19th. More details to come!

Field Trip: Our spring field trip will be May 24th and we are going to the Great Lakes Science Center! Information is in today’s folders. Please send the money in by Friday.

No School: No School May 29th for Memorial Day

Awards and the Last Day of School: Awards Chapel will be at 9:15 on May 30th. The last day of school is May 31st. We dismiss early that day at 12:00.

 

Whew! I think that is it. Have a great Monday!

-Mrs. Starkey 🙂

Weekly Newsletter – April 24

Good Morning! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. There are quite a few things going on this week, so please make sure you read carefully.

 

What We Are Learning:

English: This week we are learning about subject and possessive pronouns. We will be labeling them in sentences and memorizing the 14 pronouns.

Bible: We are continuing to learn about Joseph. Either later this week or next week we will move onto the life of Daniel!

Reading: This week we are talking about synonyms and comparing and contrasting. We will also continue to work on our Alphabet Books!

Math: We are wrapping up chapter 8 this week. We are finishing our section about time either today or tomorrow. We will have a review day on Wednesday or Thursday and a quiz on Thursday or Friday.

Science: This week we are starting our unit over the nervous system. We will be learning about the brain, the spinal cord, and our nerves.

Spelling: We do have a spelling test on Friday AND we do have spelling homework tonight.

 

Bible Verse and Spelling Words:

This Week’s Verse: Matthew 28:19 – Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.

Next Week’s Verse: Psalm 9:1 – I will give thanks to your, Lord, with all my heart; I will tell of all your wonderful deeds.

Spelling Words: create, medium, piano, idea, radio, video, studio, violin, duo, patio, rodeo, pioneer, trio, stadium, audio, audience, radiate, cereal, recreation, traditional. Bonus: handkerchief

 

Odds and Ends:

Midterms: These will be going home on Wednesday. Please be patient as I update grades this week.

Book Fair: The Book Fair is happening all week including after the Spring Program on Thursday night. Our class is going to preview books today!

Sock Drive: Middle School Student Council is sponsoring a sock drive this week. Each class is being asked to bring socks in this week and the socks will be donated to People to People Ministries. The class with the most socks will win an ice cream party! There will be a bag in my classroom that students can put socks in. Please make sure they are new socks 🙂

Spring Program: Our program is this Thursday! Students need to be in the classroom at 6:45 and the program starts at 7:00. Girls need to wear a skirt, dress, or dress pants. Boys need to wear dress pants and a collared shirt. No jeans and no pants with holes in them. Each family needs to bring 1 dozen cookies on the day of the program as well.

Mile Run: The third and fourth graders have been training for the mile run! They will do this May 5th at 10:00. If you would like to help, please contact the office. All are free to come watch!

Box Tops: The last Box Top turn in of the year will be next Friday (Maay 5th). Please send in your box tops!

Class Chapel: Our third grade class chapel is May 12th. Parents are welcome to come watch! Details will be coming home soon.

Save the Date: Our spring field trip will be May 24th! More details to come.

 

That is it for today! Have a great Monday 🙂

-Mrs. Starkey

Weekly Newsletter – April 17

Good Morning! I hope you all had a relaxing and wonderful Spring Break. The weather was wonderful last week. Well, the countdown is on! Six more weeks left in this school year. It has gone by quickly! Here are a few things to know for this week.

 

What We Are Learning:

English: We are talking about Subject/Verb Agreement this week. We want to make sure that students are making sure who they are talking about agrees with what they are doing. We are also reviewing prepositions this week!

Reading: This week we are going to start by doing a little bit of journaling and doing some vocabulary review. We are also doing alphabet books!

Math: We are reviewing measuring today and learning about temperature tomorrow. We will be taking a quiz on Wednesday, and then we are starting time later this week.

Bible: We are jumping back into the story of Joseph this week!

Science: Before spring break we started our unit over the body. We will do some review this week and talk about muscles. We will probably be having a quiz on Thursday.

Spelling: We do have a spelling test this week. It is a review week so no test corrections tonight.

 

Bible Verse and Spelling Words:

This Week’s Verse: Matthew 22:37-38 – Love the Lord your God with all your heart and will all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment.

Next Week’s Verse: Matthew 28:19 – Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.

Spelling Words: surprise, explode, address, thirsty, complete, certain, herself, perfect, Midwest, outdoors, overtime, midnight, actress, tourist, dentist, chemist, childhood, treatment, neighborhood, selfish. Bonus: agreement

 

Odds and Ends:

Midterms: Midterms will be going home next week. Please be patient with me as I get caught up and get things entered in 🙂

Book Fair: Next week is the book fair! More details will be coming home later this week.

Spring Program: The elementary spring program is next Thursday the 27th. Students will need to be in the classroom at 6:45. Girls need to wear skirts, dresses, or nice pants. Boys need to be in a collard shirt and nice pants. No jeans or sweatpants please.

Mile Run: The third and fourth graders have been training for the mile run! They will do this May 5th at 10:00. If you would like to help, please contact the office. All are free to come watch!

Class Chapel: Our third grade class chapel is May 12th. Parents are welcome to come watch! I am still working on a plan so more details will come home soon.

 

I think that is it! Have a great Monday!

-Mrs. Starkey

 

Weekly Newsletter – April 3

Good Morning! Can you believe that it is already April? It is crazy to think the school year is winding down. We have a few things going on this week. Here is what you need to know.

 

What We Are Learning:

English: We are continuing to learn about prepositions and prepositional phrases. We started this before testing week and we are coming back to it now.

Bible: This week we will be using the Resurrection Eggs to talk about the Easter story! Everyone is very excited about this 🙂

Reading: In our reading groups this week we are learning how to write a good summary, answering comprehension questions, practicing our cursive, and working on our dictionary skills. We are also continuing to work through our alphabet books.

Math: We are still working on measuring. This week we are looking at the metric system. Specifically mL, L, g, and kg. We are also going to be studying temperature. We might have a quiz on Friday. Still deciding 🙂

Science: We are starting a unit over the human body. This week we are learning about bones, muscles, and joints.

Spelling: We do have a spelling test this week. Our words this week deal with the pattern VCCCV.

 

Bible Verse and Spelling Words:

This Week’s Verse: 1 Timothy 4:12 – Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.

Verse for after Spring Break:  Matthew 22:37-38 – Love the Lord your God with all your heart and will all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment.

Spelling Words: monster, surprise, hundred, complete, control, sample, instant, inspect, pilgrim, contrast, explode, district, address, substance, children, merchant, embrace, purchase, curtsy, contract. Bonus: Easter

 

Odds and Ends:

Box Tops: We are collecting labels in chapel this week. Please send in any labels or Coke Rewards by Wednesday so they can be cut and sorted.

Easter Party: Our class Easter party will be Friday at 2:30. You are welcome to join us!

Helicopter Egg Drop: This Saturday Grace Church is hosting the Helicopter Egg Drop and we would love for you to join us! The eggs will drop at 11:00. Click here for more details. Hope to see you there!

Spring Break: Spring Break is next week! Praying for wonderful weather and a relaxing week 🙂

 

I think that is it for this week! Have a great Monday!

-Mrs. Starkey