Weekly Newsletter – December 19

Good Morning and Merry Christmas! We are so close to Christmas break! I feel like this week might drag by just a little bit 🙂 Here are a few things to know for this week.

  • We do have a Bible verse this week! Luke 2:18-19 – …and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart.
  • There is no spelling test this week.
  • Our class party is Wednesday at 2:30. Parents are welcome to join us!
  • We are having Christmas Spirit Day on Wednesday. Have your student wear an ugly Christmas sweater, red and green, or anything else Christmas-y
  • Christmas Program: Everyone did such an awesome job at the Christmas program last week! So proud 🙂
  • Math and Reading: We will not have math and reading this week and during break. However, please make sure your student is practicing their math facts over break! 🙂

I think that is it! If you have any questions please let me know. Merry Christmas!

Weekly Newsletter – December 12

Good Morning! I hope you all had a wonderful, snowy weekend. We spent the weekend in Columbus and definitely had an interesting drive home last night, but it was so nice! The countdown is on to Christmas break…Here are some things to know:

 

What We Are Learning:

English: This week we are focusing on possessive nouns. We are looking at singular possessive nouns this week.

Bible: We are continuing to do the Jesse tree and we are making Christmas story booklets. Students have been having a lot of fun with both of these!

Reading: This week we are learning how to predict what might happen in a story, and the purpose of a story. We are also learning about antonyms this week.

Math: We continue to plug away at multiplication! This week we are learning our eights, nines, and tens. We will have a timed test tomorrow, Friday, and next Tuesday.

Science: Last week we did some experiments to learn about the scientific method and we will be finishing that up this week.

Writing: We are continuing to work on our Best Christmas Present Ever Essays. We are writing our final copies this week.

Spelling: We do have a spelling test on Friday (we will not have one next week). Our words contain spl, thr, squ, str, and scr sounds.

 

Bible Verse and Spelling Words:

This Week’s Verse: Luke 2:16-17 – So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child…

Next Week’s Verse: Luke 2:18-19 – …and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart.

Spelling Words: splash, throw, three, square, scream, strike, street, split, splurge, thrill, strength, squeak, throne, scratch, squeeze, squid, squander, holiday, instrument, strategy. Bonus: Christmas

 

Odds and Ends:

Christmas Trees: Wooster Christian is selling Christmas Trees at the Buehler’s Milltown location. This is a great way to support our school! Contact the office if you are willing to help sell trees.

Auction Baskets: Information about our class auction basket went home a few weeks ago. We have the chocolate lovers basket! Supplies are due towards the end of January, but we have a bin outside the classroom if you want to send in donations now.

Christmas Program: The elementary school music program is on Thursday. Students will need to be in the classroom at 6:45. Girls need to wear a nice dress, skirt, or dress pants. Boys need to wear nice pants and nice shirt. Please no jeans or sweatpants. Remember to bring cookies for the reception afterwards!

All School Chapel: This week chapel is for the whole school. You are welcome to join us!

Christmas Break: Our break is December 22-January 2.

Christmas Party: Our class party will be December 21 at 2:30. You are welcome to join!

Box Tops: As we head into Christmas, please remember to collect box tops off of all that yummy food you are eating! Also, we are collecting Coke Rewards now. Send in bottle caps from any Coke product. If you drink the cans, look inside the box for a Coke Rewards code!

Christmas Spirit Day: Next Wednesday for our party we are doing a Christmas Spirit Day. Students should wear red and green, ugly Christmas sweaters, pretty Christmas sweaters, Santa hats, etc. Have fun with it 🙂 I will be wearing my ugly Christmas sweater!

 

That is it! Merry Christmas!

 

Weekly Newsletter – December 5

Good Morning! We only have 20 more days till Christmas! That was the reminder I got from students this morning, and I still haven’t started my Christmas shopping. Things are going to be crazy 🙂 Here are a few things to know for this week.

 

What We Are Learning:

English: This week we are continuing to work on plural nouns. We are focusing on irregular plural nouns. We will be having a noun quiz on Thursday.

Bible: We are continuing to work our way through the Jesse Tree. We are having so much fun with this!

Reading: This week we are learning about onomatopoeia! We are going to be drawing comic strips to help us understand this reading concept. We are also learning about compound words.

Math: We are learning sevens and eights this week. Students are doing so well with their multiplication tests! I am so proud of them. Keep studying hard! We will have a timed test tomorrow and Friday.

Science: This week we are doing a short unit over the scientific method. We are going to be doing some Christmas themed experiments and activities to learn about this.

Writing: We are continuing to work on paragraphs and building our writing skills. This week we are going to be writing about the best present we have ever received and why it was so great!

Spelling: We do have a spelling test this week. The words this week are all compound words.

 

Bible Verse and Spelling Words:

This Week’s Verse: Luke 2: 15 – When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.”

Next Week’s Verse: Luke 2:16-17 – So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child…

Spelling Words: sunglasses, football, homework, haircut, popcorn, railroad, snowstorm, earring, scarecrow, blueberry, butterflies, lawnmower, campground, sandbox, toothbrush, thumbtack, earthquake, scrapbook, courthouse, whirlpool. Bonus: snowflake

 

Odds and Ends:

Christmas Trees: Wooster Christian is selling Christmas Trees at the Buehler’s Milltown location. This is a great way to support our school! Contact the office if you are willing to help sell trees.

Auction Baskets: Information about our class auction basket went home a few weeks ago. We have the chocolate lovers basket! Supplies are due towards the end of January, but I just wanted to plant the bug in your ear now!

Christmas Program: Mark your calendars! The elementary school music program is December 15. Students will need to be in the classroom at 6:45. Girls need to wear a nice dress, skirt, or dress pants. Boys need to wear nice pants and nice shirt. Please no jeans or sweatpants. Remember to bring cookies for the reception afterwards!

Christmas Break: Our break is December 22-January 2.

Christmas Party: Our class party will be December 21 at 2:30. You are welcome to join!

Box Tops: As we head into Christmas, please remember to collect box tops off of all that yummy food you are eating! Also, we are collecting Coke Rewards now. Send in bottle caps from any Coke product. If you drink the cans, look inside the box for a Coke Rewards code!

 

I think that is it for this week! Hope you enjoy your Monday 🙂

-Mrs. Starkey