Weekly Newsletter – January 4

Welcome back! I hope you all had a great Christmas break, and that you got a little rest too. I know that waking up this morning was a little bit of a shock to my system 🙂 There is a lot to know for this week, so please read carefully!


What We Are Learning:

English: We are reviewing plural nouns this week and adding plural possessive nouns as well.

Math: We are continuing to push through multiplication! We have a timed test on Tuesday and on Friday. Please make sure your student is studying at home each night.

Reading: This week we are focusing on following directions, imagery, and the vocabulary that goes with our story.

Social Studies: We are working on Social Studies Community newspapers this week.

Bible: We are finishing up Jacob this week and we will be moving into the life of Joseph. We also have a verse due this week!

Spelling: We do have a spelling test this week. The words are listed below. We are also adding something new beginning this week. Each Monday we will be taking a practice spelling test. If your student gets them all right they do not have to take the test on Friday. Whatever words they get wrong they will need to write each one three times for homework Monday night and then turn it in on Tuesday. We will be taking our first practice test today, and the corrections will be due tomorrow.


Bible Verse and Spelling Words:

This Week’s Verse: Jeremiah 29:11 – “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.”

Next Week’s Verse: No verse. Please be practicing for Speech Meet.

Spelling Words: father, chapter, other, alphabet, watch, English, weather, catch, fashion, shrink, pitcher, flash, athlete, trophy, nephew, northern, establish, emphasis, hyphen, challenge. Bonus: extreme


Odds and Ends:

Box Tops: Please turn in Box Tops by Wednesday that way they can get cut and counted before chapel on Friday.

Speech Meet: Verses, poems, and fables will be due Friday, January 29th. These will be recited in front of the class and will be for a grade. Please contact me with any questions.

Grading Period: Friday is the end of the 2nd grading period. I will be making sure that if your child is missing anything that they make it up this week. Grade Cards will be going home next Friday.

Parent Teacher Conferences: Conferences are Tuesday January 26th. You will either get a form saying that no conference is required or on that asks for a conference. Forms will be sent out this week and need to be returned by Wednesday January 13th.

No School: There is no school January 18th due to Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Legacy Auction: Our school auction is February 27th! Mark your calendars to come, and make sure to donate towards are class basket. There is a bin outside my room for donations, and questions can be directed to the office.


I think that is it! I also wanted to say thank you for all the gift cards, chocolates, candy, small gifts, and words of encouragement from you and your students for Christmas. I treasure each and every one of your students and I am so blessed to have such a great class.


In Christ,

Mrs. Starkey


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