Weekly Newsletter – January 30

Good Morning! Looks like winter finally decided to show back up. We are officially at 99 days of school! Crazy to think about for sure. Here are a few things to know for this week.

 

What We Are Learning:

English: We are starting a new unit where we will be labeling the different parts of speech in a sentence. We will be doing this and learning more parts of speech for almost of the rest of the year. I will be sending home some English homework just to keep you up to speed with where we are at.

Bible: We are continuing to work our way through the life of Joseph! We got a little behind last week so we will be playing a little bit of catch up this week.

Reading: This week we are focusing on a few different things. First we are going to be working on the vocabulary that is in our story. Second we will be learning about news articles and how they are written. We might even get into the newspaper business ourselves 🙂

Math: We are continuing to work through division. We are going to be wrapping it up this week! We will continue with timed test. They are on Tuesday and Friday this week.

Science: We started our Space unit last week! We learned about the history of space travel and this week we will be learning about the solar system!

Spelling: We do have a test on Friday. Our words this week are all dealing with different suffixes.

 

Bible Verse and Spelling Words:

This Week’s Verse: No verse. Speech meet is due February 10th! Please be studying!

Next Week’s Verse: No verse. Speech meet is due in a few days! Please be practicing!

Spelling Words: beautiful, safely, kindness, finally, spotless, worthless, illness, helpful, daily, suddenly, wireless, quietly, fairness, cheerful, painful, anxiously, thoughtfully, cautiously, tardiness, breathless. Bonus: February

 

Odds and Ends:

100th Day of School: Tomorrow is the 100th day of school! We will be doing some fun in class activities to celebrate!

Letters of Intent: As we plan for next year it helps us to have some idea of what our enrollment might be. If you have not turned in your letter of intent please do so that way we can make plans for next year!

Speech Meet: Selections will be due Friday February, 10. We will be partnering with the fourth grade and will be presenting all together. Please remember that memorization AND expression are both important.

Auction: Save the Date! Our school auction will be held at Church of the Savior this year on February 25th. Please mark your calendars and make plans to attend! If you are willing to help with the auction please contact the office.

Box Tops: Please send these in by Wednesday so we can turn them in on Friday!

Valentine’s Party: Our party will be at 2:30 on Valentine’s Day (Feb 14th). We will be passing out Valentine’s just before the party, and we will make bags in class that week. I will send a class list home next week!

 

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

Weekly Newsletter – January 23

Good Morning! I hope you all enjoyed the beautiful weather this weekend! It was so nice to be able to open the windows and get some fresh air. Here are a few things to know for this week.

 

What We Are Learning:

English: We are reviewing linking and helping verbs this week. We will be having a small quiz later this week.

Bible: We are continuing to learn about the life of Joseph. We wrapped up Joseph’s life in the house of Potipher and we are moving onto him interpreting dreams.

Spelling: We do have a spelling test this week. The words have the /j/, /s/, and /k/ sounds

Reading: This week is Celebrate Reading Week! We are doing a Dr. Seuss theme this week. Students have set a goal of how much they want to read this week and will get prizes when they meet their goal. We will also be doing some fun things we Dr. Seuss books and we will have Drop Everything and Read (DEAR) throughout the week.

Math: We are learning about function machines, multiplying three numbers together, and more division this week. We have timed tests of Tuesday and Friday.

Social Studies and Science: We are wrapping up our short unit over the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in social studies. We are moving onto our science unit over the solar system!

 

Bible Verse and Spelling Words:

This Week’s Verse: No verse. Please be practicing speech meet selections!

Next Week’s Verse: Same 🙂

Spelling Words: clock, large, page, mark, kitten, judge, crack, edge, pocket, brake, change, ridge, jacket, badge, orange, ceiling, advantage, pledge, pencil, twilight. Bonus: microscopic

 

Odds and Ends:

Spirit Week: It is Spirit Week! Today was Athlete/Mathlete day and students came dress super well! Tomorrow Camo Day so students can wear camo and bright orange. Wednesday is Wacky Wednesday, Thursday is WCS Spirit Day, and Friday is Class Color Day. Our class color is white.

Grade Card Envelopes: Please get these turned in if you already haven’t!

Letters of Intent: As we plan for next year it helps us to have some idea of what our enrollment might be. If you have not turned in your letter of intent please do so that way we can make plans for next year!

Speech Meet: Selections will be due Friday February, 10. We will be partnering with the fourth grade and will be presenting all together. Please remember that memorization AND expression are both important.

Auction: Save the Date! Our school auction will be held at Church of the Savior this year on February 25th. Please mark your calendars and make plans to attend!

100th Day of School: The 100th Day of School is January 31st! We will be doing some fun activities in class to celebrate!

 

I think that is it! Have a great week!

Weekly Newsletter – January 17

Good Afternoon! I hope you all had a wonderful long weekend. We finally celebrated one last Christmas (just a tad late) and enjoyed our day off on Monday. Here are a few things to know this week.

 

What We Are Learning:

English: This week we are continuing to learn about verbs. We will have a small quiz on Thursday over our linking verbs (am, is, are, was, were, be, being, been). There will be a study sheet in take home folders tonight.

Spelling: We do have a spelling test this week. The words focus on the prefixes un, re, mis, and dis.

Reading: This week we are focusing on characters, setting, and the plot of a story. We are also talking about prefixes and suffixes.

Bible: We are working through the life of Joseph. This week we are talking about Joseph and Potipher.

Math: We started division last week! We are going to be continuing through that this week. We will do some review on Friday too. We took a timed test today and we have another one on Friday.

Social Studies: We are learning about the life of Martin Luther King Jr. this week. We will be looking at his early life and studying his “I Have a Dream” speech.

 

Bible Verse and Spelling Words:

This Week’s Verse: Psalm 118:1 – Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever. (A short, but good one)

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

Spelling Words: unhappy, recall, disappear, unload, mistake, misspell, dislike, replace, mislead, disagree, rewrite, unroll, unknown, dishonest, react, unfortunate, discourage, uncomfortable, recycle, mispronounce. Bonus: homophone 

 

Odds and Ends:

Grade Card Envelopes: Please send these back in this week!

Letters of Intent: These went home with report cards last week. Please turn those in as soon as possible as it helps us plan for next year.

Speech Meet: Selections will be due Friday February, 10. We will be partnering with the fourth grade and will be presenting all together. Please remember that memorization AND expression are both important.

Auction: Save the Date! Our school auction will be held at Church of the Savior this year on February 25th. Please mark your calendars and make plans to attend!

Weekly Newsletter – January 9

Good Morning! I hope you all had a wonderful and relaxing weekend. Here are some things to know for this week.

 

What We Are Learning:

English: We took a quiz today over nouns. We will be starting on verbs later this week.

Bible: We are continuing to work our way through the life of Joseph. We are going to be talking what Joseph’s brothers did to him and how God used it.

Reading: This week we are learning about homophones, contractions, and how to write a fiction story.

Math: We are continuing to take timed tests (Tuesday and Friday). We are also starting division this week!

Social Studies: Last week we started a Social Studies community newspaper about different cultures and we will finish that up this week.

Spelling: We do have a test on Friday. Our words this week are all contractions.

 

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: Psalm 118:1 – Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever. (A short, but good one)

Spelling Words: let’s, he’d, you’ll, can’t, I’d, won’t, haven’t, hasn’t, she’d, they’ll, when’s, we’d, should’ve, wasn’t, didn’t, they’d, would’ve, could’ve, needn’t, you’ve. Bonus: jumble

 

Odds and Ends:

Parent Teacher Conferences: Forms are going home tomorrow! So sorry that I haven’t sent them home yet. The forms will say they are due back on Wednesday, but let’s plan on Friday.

Grade Cards: These will be going home on Friday.

Auction Basket: We have the chocolate lovers basket! Please be sending in stuff to fill our basket. There is a green bin outside my room for donations.

Speech Meet: Passages were assigned on Friday. Please feel free to contact me with any questions. Don’t wait till the last minute to practice either!

No School: There is no school January 16th due to Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Save the Date: The school auction is February 25th.

 

I think that is it! Have a great Monday 🙂

Weekly Newsletter – January 3

Good Morning! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas break. I know ours was very busy, but definitely lots of fun! Here are a few things to know for this week:

What We Are Learning:

English: We are working on plural possessive nouns this week. We will also be reviewing singular possessive nouns.

Bible: We are starting the life of Joseph this week! We will be learning about how God used him even in the hardest of circumstances.

Reading: This week we are doing some comprehension questions and we are working on following directions. We are also going to be talking about the main idea of a passage.

Math: We are going to spend the week doing some multiplication review. We did not take a timed test today, but we will have one on Friday.

Spelling: We do have a spelling test on Friday. Our words focus on consonant sounds.

 

Bible Verse and Spelling Words:

*There is no Bible Verse this week.

Next 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.”

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

 

Odds and Ends:

Speech Meet: Speech Meet passages will be assigned this week. More detail information will be going home tomorrow!

Auction Basket: We have the chocolate lovers basket! Please be sending in stuff to fill our basket. There is a green bin outside my room for donations.

Family Night: This week our school is having a family night at Chipotle! Join us for a night of good food and a portion of the proceeds will go to our school. Contact the office with questions. I believe flyers will be sent home this week.

Box Tops: Box tops are due TOMORROW. Please send in any box tops and coke rewards that you have. We didn’t turn any in last month so hopefully we can turn a lot in this month!

Grading Period: This Friday is the end of the grading period. Grade cards will be going home next Friday.

No School: There is no school January 16th due to Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Parent Teacher Conferences: Conferences will be January 26th. I will be sending papers home later this week.

Save the Date: The Auction is on February 25th!

 

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

-Mrs. Starkey