Weekly Newsletter – March 27

Good Morning! It looks like spring just might be here to stay. I am very ready for some warmer weather! Here are a few things to know for this week.

 

What We Are Learning:

*Because it is testing week, we are keeping things pretty low key. We will keep working on math and our Alphabet books.

*We do have a states test tomorrow and we will still have timed tests this week.

 

Spelling Words and Bible Verse:

No Spelling Test this week

This Week’s Verse: I had originally said we would do a Bible verse this week, but we will skip this week and do one next week.

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.

 

Odds and Ends:

Testing Week: Just a reminder to make sure your student gets lots of rest this week!

Friday: This Friday is our PJ/Movie/Sundae Party! Students can come dressed in (school appropriate) pajamas. They can also bring a blanket or stuffed animal for the movie. Then after the movie we will celebrate with our Multiplication Sundae Party! I am still in need of a few items for the party. You can sign up here!

Report Card Envelopes: Please get these sent back in as soon as possible.

Homework: This week there is no XtraMath or reading that needs to be done.

Easter Party: Our class Easter Party will be next Friday at 2:30. Feel free to join us!

Helicopter Egg Drop: Saturday April 8th Grace Church is hosting the Helicopter Egg Drop and we would love for you to join us! The eggs will drop at 11:00. Click here for more details. Hope to see you there!

Spring Break: Spring Break is April 10th-14th. Happy Easter!

 

I think that is it for this week!

Have a great Monday,

Mrs. Starkey

Weekly Newsletter – March 20

Happy First Day of Spring! I have to say I am ready for warm weather and sunshine. Praying that it comes quickly! Here are a few things to know for this week.

 

What We Are Learning:

English: This week we are adding prepositions to our list of parts of speech. We will start these today and revisit them after testing week as well.

Bible: We are still going through Joseph 🙂

Reading: This week we are talking about facts and opinions in a story. We are reviewing contractions! We are continuing to work on alphabet books. Any book you borrowed from the public library will be coming home in the next day or so.

Math: We took a pop quiz over the first 5 sections of our measurement chapter. Tomorrow we will be jumping into the metric system.

Social Studies: We are taking a quiz over the NE, SE, MW, and SW this week. We will start learning about the W this week, and we will talk about longitude and latitude.

Spelling: We do have a test on Friday. We are focusing on different suffixes this week.

 

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: 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: rocky, foolish, rainy, childhood, selfish, treatment, movement, neighborhood, childish, parenthood, crunchy, bumpy, payment, sleepy, shipment, assignment, basement, stylish, environment, guilty. Bonus: magnificent.

 

Odds and Ends:

Re-Enrollment Packets: Re-enrollment for current WCS families is due this Friday. Enrollment opens to the general public after that. We hope to see all of you next year!

Testing Week: Next week is testing week. If you have doctors appointments scheduled for your student please try to reschedule them if you can. It is best for everyone if everyone is here all week. I am praying that we have some beautiful weather next week that way we can get outside in between tests! Please let me know if you have any questions. We will be doing snack like normal.

Sundae Party: Next Friday (3/31) is our Multiplication Sundae Party, and we are going to make a day of it! Friday will be pajama day if 3rd grade, and we will celebrate the end of testing week with a movie and ice cream! What a way to end the week 🙂 We are still in need of some supplies for the ice cream party. You can click here to sign up!

Report Cards: These will be going home this Friday. Please be patient with me as I enter grades this week.

 

I think that is it! Have a wonderful Monday!

-Mrs. Starkey

 

Weekly Newsletter – March 13

Good Morning! As of Thursday of this week, we will be 3/4 of the way through the year! Crazy to think about. Here are a few things to note this week.

 

What We Are Learning:

Bible: Still learning about Joseph!

Reading: We started biographies last week and we will be finishing those up this week. We are also continuing to work on our alphabet books.

Math: Last week we started our unit on measurement. We are continuing that this week. We are learning about miles, ounces, pounds, centimeters, and decimeters. We will have a timed test on Tuesday this week.

Social Studies: We are taking our states test tomorrow (NE, SE, MW). We will be learning about the Southwest region this week.

Spelling: We do have a spelling test this week on THURSDAY. Our words this week deal with different suffixes.

*We are also doing some testing practice this week to help us get ready for Testing Week in 2 weeks.

 

Bible Verse and Spelling Words:

This Week’s Verse: Psalm 23:6 – Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

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

Spelling Words: dentist, editor, artist, hostess, actress, swimmer, seller, tutor, tourist, organist, lioness, shipper, chemist, investor, conductor, announcer, pharmacist, journalist, commuter, pianist. Bonus: mathematician

 

Odds and Ends:

Re-Enrollment Packets: Packets went home a few weeks ago! If you have any questions please contact the office.

Class Pictures: We will be taking our class picture Wednesday March 15. If you would like to order one please return the order form by picture day.

No School: There is no school this Friday due to a teacher in service day.

Third Quarter: The end of the 3rd quarter is on Thursday! Grade cards will be going home the 24th.

Testing Week: Testing will be March 27-31. Please make sure that as you are scheduling doctors appointments, etc that you try to avoid that week. It is very hard to make up tests so we want to avoid that as much as possible. Thanks!

Sundae Party: We are scheduling our multiplication Sundae Party! We decided that the best way to end testing week was with a party so we will be eating lots of ice cream on March 31st. Please click here to sign up to see how you can help! I will also send out an email with the link.

 

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

-Mrs. Starkey

 

Newsletter – March 6

Good Morning! It is finally March which means spring will come…hopefully sooner rather than later 🙂 Here are a few things to know for this week.

 

What We Are Learning:

English: We are finishing up our first unit of labeling! We have been working on identifying subject nouns, adjectives, adverbs, verbs, and article adjectives. We will be having a quiz on Thursday.

Reading: This week we are working on biographies of our classmates.

Math: We took our chapter 7 test today. Tomorrow we start our unit on measurement which includes cm, feet, inches, yards, meters, liters, temperature, and time. We have a timed test Tuesday and Friday.

Social Studies: We are continuing to learn our states! Tomorrow we have a quiz over both the Northeast and the Southeast. We will be starting our unit over the Midwest this week.

Writing: We are getting ready to jump into our ABC books! Please make sure to send a book or two with your child tomorrow so they can start.

Spelling: We do have a test on Friday this week. Our words all deal with prefixes.

 

Bible Verse:

This Week’s Verse:  Psalm 23:5 – You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.

Next Week’s Verse: Psalm 23:6 – Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

Spelling Words: prepaid, midnight, overflow, outdoors, outline, overgrown, prefix, Midwest, pretest, midpoint, outgoing, overtime, overdue, outside, outfield, precaution, prediction, midsection, overweight, prehistoric. Bonus: Mississippi

 

Odds and Ends:

Ice Cream Party: This is not for multiplication! However, we did win highest attendance at the skating party last month so we get an ice cream party! We are doing it Thursday afternoon 🙂 Nothing you need to do, just thought it would be fun for you to know.

Re-Enrollment Packets: Packets went home last week! If you have any questions please contact the office.

Class Pictures: We will be taking our class picture next week on Wednesday March 15. If you would like to order one please return the order form by picture day.

No School: There is no school Friday March 17th due to a teacher in service day.

Third Quarter: The end of the 3rd quarter is Thursday March 16th. Grade cards will be going home the 24th.

Testing Week: Test will be March 27-31. Please make sure that as you are scheduling doctors appointments, etc that you try to avoid that week. It is very hard to make up tests so we want to avoid that as much as possible. Thanks!

 

I think that is it! Have a great week!

-Mrs. Starkey

Weekly Newsletter – February 27

Good Morning! Just wanted to say a quick thank you to all of you who came and supported the Auction this weekend. We greatly appreciate your investment in Wooster Christian! Also, I know many of you were instrumental in making the Auction happen. Thank you for your hard work!

Here are a few things to know for this week:

 

What We Are Learning:

English: We are reviewing adjectives and article adjectives (a, an, the) this week. We will also be reviewing the 4 types of sentences.

Bible: We are almost done with the life of Joseph!

Reading: We are starting a new activity in reading this week! One of the big projects we do is Alphabet Books. We do most of the work in class but I will need some help in the beginning. Just wanted to plant the bug in your ear. I will send home a parent letter later this week.

Math: We are working on learning what mean and median are this week, along with arrangements and combinations. If all goes as planned we will be having a Math test later this week. I will let you know by Wednesday.

Social Studies: We are working our way through the states! We had fun learning about the states in the Northeast region last week, and talking about Washington DC, New York City, and Plymouth Rock. We will be having a quiz over the Northeast states on Tuesday (tomorrow).

Spelling: Our words this week deal with the r sound. Our test is on Friday!

 

Bible Verse and Spelling Words:

This Week’s Verse: Psalm 23:4 – Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.

Next Week’s Verse: Psalm 23:5 – You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.

Spelling Words: third, early, world, certain, dirty, herself, earth, word, perfect, verb, nerve, worm, thirsty, workout, earn, determine, commercial, whirlwind, worthwhile, virtual. Bonus: valuable

Odds and Ends:

Re-Enrollment Packets: Packets went home last week! If you have any questions please contact the office.

Box Tops: Please send these in by Wednesday (March 1st) so we can turn them in that Friday. Thanks!

Class Pictures: We will be taking our class picture Wednesday March 15. Just a heads up!

No School: There is no school Friday March 17th due to a teacher in service day.

Third Quarter: The end of the 3rd quarter is Thursday March 16th.

Testing Week: Test will be March 27-31. Please make sure that as you are scheduling doctors appointments, etc that you try to avoid that week. It is very hard to make up tests so we want to avoid that as much as possible. Thanks!

 

I think that is it! Have a great Monday 🙂

-Mrs. Starkey

Weekly Newsletter – February 21

Good Afternoon! I hope you all enjoyed your long weekend 🙂 The weather was perfect for a few days off. Just to make you smile this afternoon… Here is a picture of the puppy that my husband and I got this weekend. We are very excited 🙂 I told the kids this morning and there was quite a lot of squealing!

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Here are a few things to know for this week.

 

What We Are Learning:

English: We are continuing to learn how to identify and label the different parts of speech in a sentence. This week we will be adding adjectives to the list.

Bible: We are continuing through the life of Joseph!

Reading: This week we are learning how to summarize a story. We are also working through some words in our story that we may be unfamiliar with.

Math: We are continuing to learn about graphing! Today we did a fun activity learning how to graph and we surveyed our class to help us learn. We are also going to be talking about circle graphs, mean, median, and mode this week.

Social Studies: We are starting a new unit tomorrow over the states! We will be learning all of the fifty states and some fun facts about them as we go. Tomorrow a paper will go home with the different regions we will be studying and the states in that region.

Spelling: We do have a spelling test on Friday! Our words focus on irregular plural words.

 

Bible Verse and Spelling Words:

This Week’s Verse: Psalm 23:3 – he refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake.

Next Week’s Verse: Psalm 23:4 – Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.

Spelling Words: wolves, knives, feet, men, children, women, sheep, heroes, scarves, mice, geese, wives, elves, banjos, halves, loaves, beliefs, tomatoes, potatoes, tornadoes. Bonus: necessary

 

Odds and Ends:

School Auction: The auction is this Saturday at 9:00! We would love for you to join us and support our school! Check out the event on Facebook by clicking here.

Re-Enrollment Packets: Packets went home today! Hopefully they were handed to you as students were picked up. If you did not get a packet please contact the office.

Box Tops: Please send these in by next Wednesday (March 1st) so we can turn them in that Friday. Thanks!

 

I think that is it for this week! Enjoy your Tuesday 🙂

Mrs. Starkey

Weekly Newsletter – February 13

Good Morning! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. Just a note really quick, I am so proud of each and every one of your kids! They all did very well on their Speech Meet selections on Friday! Just wanted to let you know 🙂 Here are a few things to know for this week!

 

What We Are Learning:

English: This week we are learning about adverbs! We will also continue to practice labeling sentences.

Bible: Still talking about Joseph!

Reading: This week is a review week. We will be doing some comprehension questions and reviewing some of the things we have learned the last few weeks.

Math: We are working on graphing this week! Today we will be talking about bar graphs. We will also be talking about circle graphs, line graphs, and taking surveys.

Science: We will be finishing up our solar system unit on Tuesday and we will be taking a quiz on Wednesday. Students will need to know the order of the planets for the quiz. A blue paper went home last week with the correct order!

Spelling: We do have a spelling test this week, and it is on THURSDAY. The words are also review words so there is no spelling homework tonight.

 

Bible Verse and Spelling Words:

This Week’s Verse: Psalm 23:1-2 – The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters.

Next Week’s Verse: Psalm 23:3 – he refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake.

Spelling Words: haven’t, hasn’t, won’t, can’t, disappear, mistake, unhappy, replace, change, judge, pocket, brake, beautiful, suddenly, worthless, finally, assign, design, wrinkle, written. Bonus: president

 

Odds and Ends:

Valentine’s Day Party: Our class party is tomorrow at 2:30 and you are welcome to join us! We will be passing our valentines prior to the party so please be sure to send them with your student tomorrow morning. We will also be making bags in class tomorrow to hold our valentines. Remember, there are 14 students in our class. Let me know if you have questions!

Skating Party: There is an all school skating party at Acres of Fun on Wednesday from 4:00-6:00. It is $5 a person or $15 a family. Cash or check will be collected at the door.

Midterms: These will be going home Thursday. Please be patient with me as I catch up on grades. With so many kids being sick, I am still trying to get everyone caught up.

No School: We do not have school this Friday (the 17th) or Monday (the 20th).

Auction: Save the Date! Our school auction will be held at Church of the Savior this year on February 25th (that’s in about 2 weeks!) Please mark your calendars and make plans to attend! If you are willing to help with the auction please contact the office.

 

I think that is it for this week! Have a great week and a happy Valentine’s Day!

-Mrs. Starkey