Weekly Newsletter – April 25th

Good Morning! We are down to the last 4 (and a half) weeks of school! Crazy to think about. There is a lot going on this week so please read carefully. Here are the things you need to know:

 

What We Are Learning:

English: We are reviewing pronouns and conjunctions this week. We will be learning how to label them in a sentence.

Math: We are continuing to work our way through our measurement unit. This week we are focusing on centimeters, meters, kilometers, milliliters, liters, grams, and kilograms. We will have timed tests on Tuesday and Friday.

Reading: This week we are learning about homophones! We are also focusing on the main idea of a story.

Bible: We will be wrapping up Joseph this week (if everything goes as planned). We do have a Bible verse due on Wednesday.

Spelling: Our words this week are all homophones. It is important that students understand the different meanings of the words. Our test will be on Friday.

Science: This week we are starting our unit over the nervous system. It should be an exciting time!

Bible Verse and Spelling Words:

This Week’s Bible 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 Bible 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: to, too, two, week, weak, road, rode, stair, stare, bear, bare, write, right, new, knew, their, there, they’re, weather, whether. Bonus: concentrate

 

Odds and Ends:

Spring Program: Our spring program is this Thursday! Students need to be in the classroom at 6:45. Boys need to wear nice pants (no jeans or sweatpants) and a collared shirt. Girls need to wear a dress, skirt, or dress pants. Students are supposed to be bringing straw hats for one of their songs. Please bring those in by Wednesday!

Book Fair: We are going to our preview day of the book fair today. It will be open all week including concert night. The book fair helps support our school library so come check it out!

Field Trip: We are going to the Great Lakes Science Center! Money is due this Friday.

Box Tops: We are nearing the end of the year with Box Tops! The last turn in date is May 6th. Please get as many box tops as possible turned in by then!

Class Chapel: Our class chapel is Friday May 6th. Parents are welcome to come watch!

 

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

In Christ,

Mrs. Starkey

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Weekly Newsletter – April 18

Good Morning! I hope you all enjoyed the beautiful weather this weekend. It was so nice to be outside! The nice weather will definitely be good as we start testing week. Here are a few things to know for this week:

 

What We Are Learning:

This week is testing week so we are keeping things pretty low key. We will continue with our math chapter about measurement and we will keep working on our alphabet books. Anything else we do will be review and hopefully a little bit of a brain break in between tests.

 

Bible Verse and Spelling Words:

This Week’s Bible 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 Bible 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: There is no spelling test this week.

 

Odds and Ends:

Testing Week: We are kicking off testing this morning! Please make sure students are getting plenty of rest and eating well this week. We will do normal snacks this week, but on Tuesday students are free to bring an extra snack to eat in the morning.

Homework: There is no math and reading this week! I want to make sure everyone gets to enjoy the weather and gets a brain break each night. The only homework this week is our Bible verse.

Spring Program: The spring concert is next Thursday! More details to come but as usual please make sure boys are wearing nice pants and collared shirts and girls are wearing skirts, dresses, or nice pants. Everyone is expected to be there!

Field Trip: Our class field trip is May 23rd! More details coming this week.

Book Fair: The school book fair is next week! We will be doing a preview day on Monday as a class. The book fair will be open during the school days and after the spring program on Thursday.

Mid-terms: Midterms are going home on Friday. Grades will be updated during the week. Please keep that in mind as you check progressbook.

 

I think that is it!

In Christ,

Mrs. Starkey

Weekly Newsletter – April 11

Good Morning! I hope you all had a good, although wintery, weekend 🙂 Here are some things to know for this week:

 

What We Are Learning:

English: We took a quiz over prepositions today, and we will be starting to go over pronouns later this week.

Math: This week we are starting a new unit over measurement. We are working on everything from feet and inches to meters and centimeters. We will also be doing some stuff with time and temperature.

Reading: We are reviewing synonyms this week and comparing and contrasting. We are also still working hard on our alphabet books!

Bible: This week we are talking about how Joseph was able to forgive his brothers and how we should forgive others. We do have a Bible verse due this week as well.

Spelling: We do have a test this week. The words focus on the patter consonant vowel/vowel consonant.

Science: We are continuing to learn about the skeletal system this week. We will probably have a quiz later this week once we finish this chapter.

 

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.

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

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

 

Odds and Ends:

Sundae Party: Thank you to all who have signed up to help with our Sundae Party! Below is a list of who is bringing what. Please send all supplies in on Friday. We are so excited for this day! If you have any questions please let me know.

Chocolate Syrup: Clabaugh (1), Mast (1)

Caramel Sauce: Nuzum

Strawberry Sauce: Chanay

Sprinkles: Snode

Whipped Cream: Feil (2)

Cherries: Wingate

M&M’s: Merryweather

Sour Gummy Worms: Walker

Bowls and Spoons: Amstutz

Volunteers: Mrs. Feil, Mrs. Schlegel, and Mrs. Snode.

Testing Week: Next week is elementary testing week. Please make sure that your child is well rested and has eaten a good breakfast each day. Please make sure to send a good snack as well as they are usually hungry by the time snack rolls around, especially during testing week. Also, please do your best to avoid doctors appointments, etc during the week as well.

Midterms: These will be going home next Friday.

Book Fair: The school book fair is April 25-29. More details to come!

Class Chapel: Our chapel is May 6th! Parents are free to come watch 🙂

 

I think that is it for this week!

In Christ,

Mrs. Starkey

 

 

 

Weekly Newsletter – April 4

Good Morning! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. Hopefully that was the last snowstorm of the season 🙂 Here are a few things to know for this week:

 

What We Are Learning:

English: This week we are working on subject/verb agreement and we will be reviewing from the past few weeks.

Math: We are continuing to work our way through graphing. We did a class survey activity on Friday and this week we are working on arrangements and probability. We will have timed tests on Tuesday and Friday. Our Sundae Party is on April 15th for those who are finished with multiplication! An email went out last week with information and I will send an updated list either later today or tomorrow. Thanks for your help!

Reading: This week is a review week of some past information. We will also be working hard on our Alphabet books this week!

Bible: We are almost done with the life of Joseph. This week we are learning about how Joseph was reunited with his family!

Spelling: We do have a test this week. The words are review from the past few weeks.

Science: We are starting a unit over the skeletal system this week! We will spend the next few weeks learning about the human body and doing some health and nutrition related activities.

 

Bible Verse and Spelling Words:

This Week’s Verse: 2 Timothy 3:16 – All scripture is God breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness.

Next 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.

Spelling Words: third, monster, dentist, outside, dirty, certain, midnight, overflow, outdoors, outline, world, seller, artist, hostess, actress, early, surprise, hundred, complete, control. Bonus: disturb

 

Odds and Ends:

Class Chapel: DATE CHANGE. Due to testing week our class chapel as been moved to May 6th! Make sure to update your calendars 🙂

Testing Weeks: April 18th-22nd is elementary testing week. Please make sure that your child is here that week and avoid scheduling doctors appointments, etc if at all possible. It is important that your child gets plenty of rest that week and has a good breakfast!

Skating Party: The all school skating party is this Thursday from 4:00-6:00 at Acres of Fun. Contact the office with any questions!

 

That is it for this week!

In Christ,

Mrs. Starkey