Weekly Newsletter – August 24

Happy Monday!

Hope you all had a great weekend and got to enjoy the beautiful weather! I know ours was busy, but we got to see 90 people get baptized at our church this weekend! Love life change. Please make sure to check your child’s take home folder tonight as this is the first night for homework logs and there is information about our Reading Binders.


What We Are Learning:

-English: We are working on the difference between a sentence and a fragment and what makes a good complete sentence.

-Bible: We are starting with what the Bible is and the books of the Bible. We will be memorizing the books of the Bible starting with the first 5. There will be a quiz on Friday. Our Bible Verse is listed below.

-Reading: This week we are learning the different elements of a story (character, setting, theme). We will also be working on homonyms and learning some new vocabulary.

-Math: We are kicking off the year with place value, starting with the tens place this week and number order.

-Writing: We are working on our cursive this week! Each student has a packet that we are working through. We started with the lower case letters and will eventually move onto the upper case letters.

-Spelling: We are working on short vowel sounds this week. Our words are listed below and we will take our test on Friday. Please be studying at home!


Bible Verse and Spelling Words:

This Week’s Verse: Romans 12:2 – Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is – his good, pleasing and perfect will. (Due 8/26)

Next Week’s Verse: Joshua 1:9 – Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go. (Due 9/2)

Spelling Words: happen, lettuce, basket, winter, sister, problem, supper, subject, lesson, spelling, napkin, collar, traffic, suggest, puppet, skillet, picnic, planet, system, pumpkin. Bonus: August


Odds and Ends:

–Remind 101: Many of you have already signed up for Remind. If you have not please click on the link and sign up today!  https://www.remind.com/join/bbac79  This makes it easy for me to quickly communicate any reminders that are important or anything I might have forgotten to mention in class that day.

–Eagle Cards: Eagle Card packets went home on Thursday. SELL THOSE CARDS! There are some great prizes, class, school, and individual, that your student is excited about! If you have any questions about Eagle Cards feel free to contact the office. This is a great fundraiser for our school and it doesn’t hurt that the kids can win a few prizes.

–Kids Time and Transportation Changes: Please make sure to tell your kids what they are doing after school each day. This helps our end of the day routine immensely. If there are any changes during the day, feel free to email me or contact the office.

–Take Home Folder: Each night your child will be bringing home their Take Home folder. Please check this nightly for any homework and make sure it gets sent back the next day. We added the homework log this week, so please make sure your are checking it. Everything should be coming out of the folder each night, EXCEPT the homework log. That always stays in the folder

-Room Mom: So far there have been no offers for a room mom. Please let me know if you are willing to partner with someone to help with our parties this year. Thanks!

-Homework Logs: All the details for the homework log are listed on the log in the take home folder and there is a sheet for how to sign up for XtraMath, which is the website we use for our math practice. Please only use this for Math…no flashcards, personal workbooks, etc. We are focusing on our math facts. Email me if you have any questions!


Have a great week!

Mrs. Starkey



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