Weekly Newsletter – May 22

Happy last full week of school! I can’t believe how quickly this school year flew by and that we are already in our last full week. There is a lot going on in the next few days so please make sure you read carefully.

 

What We Are Learning:

English: Today we wrapped our pronouns and fragments with small quiz. That is it for English for the year!

Reading: This week we will be doing a few review projects. We are also going to be making third grade memory books!

Math: We wrapped up math last week, so this week we will spend some time reviewing in groups.

Social Studies: We are continuing to learn about the continents and oceans. We will have a labeling quiz on Friday! I will send home a review sheet today and we are practicing in class.

Bible: We have been doing a brief overview of the life of Daniel and we will finish that up this week.

Spelling: We do have a test this week. It is review words so we do not have spelling homework.

 

Bible Verse and Spelling Words:

This Week’s Verse: Psalm 121: 1-2 – I lift my eyes to the mountains, where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth. THIS IS DUE ON THURSDAY!!!!

Spelling Words: create, medium, piano, idea, pioneer, week, weak, write, right, because, thought, taught, author, could, would, ceiling, neighbor, height, neither, deceive. Bonus: Australia

 

Odds and Ends:

Homework Logs: Homework logs were turned in today and there is no more XtraMath and reading for the rest of the year!

Library Books: A few students are still missing library books. I believe reminders went home on Friday. Library books must be returned or paid for by the end of the year in order for students to receive their report card.

Field Trip: Our field trip is on Wednesday! Reminders are going home in today’s folders.

No School: We do not have school next Monday because of Memorial Day.

Field Day: A paper went home last week asking for Field Day volunteers. If you are willing to help please send that paper back in as soon as possible or contact the office.

Report Cards: We will be sending these home the last day of school. Another reminder:  if your student is missing a library book their report card will be held until that is paid for or returned 🙂

Awards and the Last Day of School: Awards Chapel will be at 9:15 on May 30th. The last day of school is May 31st. We dismiss early that day at 12:00.

 

I think that is it! Have a great Monday!

-Mrs. Starkey

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Weekly Newsletter – May 15

Good Morning! We have 11 and a half days of school left! Crazy to think about. I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and got to enjoy the beautiful weather. Here are a few things to know for this week.

 

What We Are Learning:

English: We are wrapping up pronouns and fragments this week. We will review on Thursday and we will have a quiz on Monday.

Reading: This week we are working on summaries and conclusions, doing some vocabulary, and working on our alphabet books! We are coming to the end of these and they are looking so good!

Math: We are wrapping up multiplication with two and three digits this week. We have added some regrouping to what we are doing as well. We will have a test either Thursday or Friday.

Social Studies: We are continuing to learn about the continents and oceans. Students will need to memorize these and we will be having a quiz next Friday. We will be doing plenty of review in class as well!

Bible: We are going to do a quick 2 week unit over the life of Daniel. We will be focusing on Daniel in captivity and in the lion’s den.

Spelling: We do have a test on Friday. Our words all have the ei or eigh pattern.

 

Bible Verse and Spelling Words:

This Week’s Verse: Hebrews 4:16 – Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.

Next Week’s Verse: Psalm 121: 1-2 – I lift my eyes to the mountains, where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth. (LAST BIBLE VERSE!)

Spelling Words: ceiling, neighbor, either, eighteen, height, neither, weight, leisure, protein, freight, receive, weigh, deceive, sleigh, conceited, receipt, eightieth, neighborly, deceitful, featherweight. Bonus: Antarctica

 

Odds and Ends:

Class Chapel: Thank you for coming to watch our class chapel! All your kids did such a great job and I am so proud of them!

Library Books: All library books are due back TOMORROW! Please make sure to send those in. If your student is missing a library book their report card will be held until the book is returned or paid for. Thanks!

End of the Year Picnic: The school end of the year picnic is Friday May 19th. Please contact the office to RSVP or for details.

Field Trip: Our spring field trip will be May 24th and we are going to the Great Lakes Science Center! I will send home a few more details next Monday.

No School: No School May 29th for Memorial Day.

Field Day: A paper went home last week asking for Field Day volunteers. If you are willing to help please send that paper back in as soon as possible or contact the office.

Report Cards: We will be sending these home the last day of school. Another reminder:  if your student is missing a library book their report card will be held until that is paid for or returned 🙂

Awards and the Last Day of School: Awards Chapel will be at 9:15 on May 30th. The last day of school is May 31st. We dismiss early that day at 12:00.

 

I think that is it! Have a great Monday!

-Mrs. Starkey

Weekly Newsletter – May 8

Good Morning! I hope you all had a good and restful weekend. Here are a few things to know for this week:

 

What We Are Learning:

English: This week we are wrapping up pronouns and reviewing fragments.

Bible: We are focusing on our chapel skits this week! We are so excited for chapel on Friday!

Math: We are continuing to work on 2 digit multiplication and regrouping this week.

Science: We are taking our science quiz today and that will wrap up science for the school year.

Social Studies: Our last social studies unit will deal with the continents and oceans. We will be starting that this week.

Reading: We are continuing to work on our alphabet books! If your student is behind they may be asked to bring it home this weekend. If that is the case, please make sure that your student gets as caught up as possible.

 

Bible Verse and Spelling Words:

This Week’s Verse: Romans 3:23-24 – …for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.

Next Week’s Verse: Hebrews 4:16 – Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.

Spelling Words: because, though, taught, bought, touch, would, author, could, enough, sausage, fought, should, faucet, daughter, brought, laundry, distraught, afterthought, auditorium, overwrought. Bonus: continents

 

Odds and Ends:

Mile Run: Everyone did so well on Friday with their mile run! Thanks for being flexible about the weather.

Family Night: Our last family night of the year is tomorrow at Five Guys in Wooster. Come out a support our school!

Class Chapel: Our third grade class chapel is on Friday. Parents are welcome to come watch! We will be doing two different skits. Parts were assigned last week. I will send home an email either later today or tomorrow with information about costumes and props (promise it will be simple!)

End of the Year Picnic: The school end of the year picnic is Friday May 19th. More details to come!

Field Trip: Our spring field trip will be May 24th and we are going to the Great Lakes Science Center!

No School: No School May 29th for Memorial Day

Awards and the Last Day of School: Awards Chapel will be at 9:15 on May 30th. The last day of school is May 31st. We dismiss early that day at 12:00.

 

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

Weekly Newsletter – May 1

Good Morning! Can you believe it’s May 1st? Can you believe we have 1 month of school left?? We have a lot going on this last month so here are a few things to know.

 

What We Are Learning:

English: We are continuing to learn about pronouns this week. We will also be reviewing conjunctions!

Reading: This week in reading groups we are reviewing homonyms, answering comprehension questions, and writing narrative stories. It is a busy week!

Bible: We are starting the life of Daniel this week! This will take us through the end of the year.

Math: We are starting two and three digit multiplication this week. Students are excited…I think 🙂

Science: We are continuing to study the brain this week! While some have been a little grossed out, most students have loved learning about this! 🙂

Spelling: We do have a spelling test on Friday!

 

Bible Verse and Spelling Words:

This Week’s Verse:  Psalm 9:1 – I will give thanks to your, Lord, with all my heart; I will tell of all your wonderful deeds.

Next Week’s Verse: Romans 3:23-24 – …for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.

Spelling Words: to, too, two, week, weak, road, rode, stair, stare, bear, bare, write, right, new, knew, their, there, they’re, weather, whether. Bonus: hemisphere

 

Odds and Ends:

Mile Run: The third and fourth graders have been training for the mile run! They will do this on Friday at 10:00. If you would like to help, please contact the office. All are free to come watch!

Box Tops: The last Box Top turn in of the year will be this Friday. Please send in your box tops by Wednesday so they can be cut and sorted!

Family Night: Our last family night of the year is next Tuesday at Five Guys in Wooster. Come out a support our school! The flyer will be posted and sent home later this week.

Class Chapel: Our third grade class chapel is May 12th. Parents are welcome to come watch! We will be doing two different skits. Parts are being assigned this week.

End of the Year Picnic: The school end of the year picnic is Friday May 19th. More details to come!

Field Trip: Our spring field trip will be May 24th and we are going to the Great Lakes Science Center! Information is in today’s folders. Please send the money in by Friday.

No School: No School May 29th for Memorial Day

Awards and the Last Day of School: Awards Chapel will be at 9:15 on May 30th. The last day of school is May 31st. We dismiss early that day at 12:00.

 

Whew! I think that is it. Have a great Monday!

-Mrs. Starkey 🙂

Weekly Newsletter – May 16

Good Morning! 7 more days! I can’t believe we are down to the wire. I will post a short newsletter on Monday just so you know everything that is going on next week, but this is our last full newsletter! Here is what is going on this week:

 

What We Are Learning:

English: We will be reviewing concepts from the year.

Math: We are working on multiplication with 2 and 3 digit numbers this week. We will have a quiz/test later this week. Day is TBD.

Reading: We are wrapping up our alphabet books today! Students have worked so hard on them. We are also going to be putting together 3rd grade memory books.

Bible: We are finishing up the story of Daniel this week. We also have our last Bible verse due on Wednesday!

Spelling: Our last spelling test is this week! Encourage your student to finish strong!

Science: We are wrapping up our health unit this week. We will have a quiz on Thursday.

Social Studies: We are learning about the continents this week! A study guide will be sent home today and we will have a continent/ocean labeling quiz on Friday.

 

Bible Verse and Spelling Words:

This Week’s Verse: Hebrews 4:16 – Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.

ALL DONE!

Spelling Words: create, two, piano, idea, radio, to, eight, medium, bought, weak, because, though, taught, week, touch, ceiling, neighbor, either, too, height. Bonus: summer

 

Odds and Ends:

Field Trip: Our field trip is on Monday! A note with additional details will be going home by Wednesday.

Grades: The end of the grading period is on Friday. Report cards will be going home on Wednesday.

Library Books and Lunch Money: Please make sure all library books are turned in and lunch balances are paid. If these are still outstanding by next week, report cards will be held.

Awards Chapel: This will be next Tuesday at 9:15. Parents are welcome to join us for this special chapel. We will then come back to the room and present character awards.

Field Day: Our field day will be next Wednesday morning. If you would like to help with it contact the office!

Last Day of School: We will have field day in the morning, lunch and then school will be done at 12:30! There is no Kids Time that day.

School Supplies: Please send large trash bags or brown paper bags for school supplies to go home in next TUESDAY. If you send trash bags please send two so that way we can double them up so nothing breaks 🙂

 

I think that is it! Like I said, I will do one more short newsletter next week as a reminder of what is going on next week.

In Christ,

Mrs. Starkey

Weekly Newsletter – May 9

Good Morning! I hope you had a wonderful weekend and a good Mother’s Day. We are winding down the school year and things are getting busy! Here are some things to know for this week:

 

What We Are Learning:

English: We took a quiz today over pronouns and conjunctions. We are going to be learning about interjections this week.

Math: We finished up chapter 8 last week and took a test today. We will be wrapping up the year with some more multiplication, specifically 2 digit multiplication! Timed test will continue until May 20th.

Reading: This week we are focusing on wrapping up our alphabet books! We are also looking at drawing conclusions from a story and working on summaries.

Bible: Due to our chapel skit last week we did not start the story on Daniel, so we will work on that this week instead!

Spelling: We do have a test on Friday! This is one of our last ones so encourage your child to finish strong. We are focusing on the ei, eigh sound/pattern.

Science: This week we are starting our health unit! Look for a tracker in folders this week so students can see what they are eating throughout the week.

Social Studies: We will also be introducing our final social studies unit this year. We are going to be focusing on the continents and oceans.

 

Bible Verse and Spelling Words:

This Week’s Verse: Romans 3:23-24 – …for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.

Next Week’s Verse: Hebrews 4:16 – Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.

LAST VERSE!

Spelling Words: ceiling, neighbor, either, eight, height, neither, weight, leisure, protein, freight, receive, weigh, deceive, sleigh, conceited, receipt, eightieth, neighborly, deceitful, featherweight. Bonus: grumble

 

Odds and Ends:

End of the Year Picnic: The all school end of the year picnic will be at Acres of Fun this Friday. Contact the office with any questions.

Mile Run: On Friday, the 3rd and 4th grade students will be running a mile around the building! Mrs. Johnston is looking for volunteers. A paper went home last week. Please feel free to contact her if you are willing to help. Also, make sure your student doesn’t choose that day to dress all fancy 🙂

Field Trip: Our field trip is Monday May 23rd. More specific details will be sent home next week.

Awards Chapel: The elementary awards chapel will be Tuesday May 24th. Parents are welcome to join us!

Field Day: Elementary field day is on May 25th (the last day of school). If you are willing to help please return the form Mrs. Johnston sent home last week.

Last Day of School: Please remember that we are done at 12:30 on the 25th. There is no Kids Time or Nest that day.

 

I think that is it! Have a great week!

In Christ,

Mrs. Starkey

Weekly Newsletter – May 2

Good Morning! Can you believe it’s May?? It seems like this year has flown by and I cannot believe we are nearing the end. Here are something to know for this week:

 

What We Are Learning:

English: We are reviewing editing a sentence this week and making fragments into sentences.

Math: We are continuing to work our way through our measurement chapter. This week we are focusing on temperature and time. We have timed tests on Tuesday and Friday.

Reading: This week we are talking about the sequence of a story and looking specifically at the vocabulary in our weekly story.

Bible: We will be starting the story of Daniel this week! This will help us finish out the year.

Spelling: We do have a test on Friday. We are focusing on the au, augh, ou, and ough sounds

Science: We are wrapping up our unit over the nervous system this week. We will be having a quiz on Wednesday and we will be starting our healthy unit on Thursday.

 

Bible Verse and Spelling Words:

This Week’s Verse: Psalm 9:1 – I will give thanks to your, Lord, with all my heart; I will tell of all your wonderful deeds.

Next Week’s Verse: Romans 3:23-24 – …for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.

Spelling Words: because, though, taught, bought, touch, would, author, could, enough, sausage, fought, should, faucet, daughter, brought, laundry, distraught, afterthought, auditorium, overwrought. Bonus: impersonate

 

Odds and Ends:

Class Chapel: This Friday is the 3rd grade class chapel! You are welcome to join us at 9:15 on Friday. We will be telling the story of Joseph. You students might be saying things about costumes. So here are some details: Students that are brothers can wear bathrobes or long t-shirts tied at the waist. Students that are camels can wear brown or tan shirts and jeans or brown pants. The narrators can wear everyday clothes. Anything more specific will be sent home by email.

Box Tops: This week is the last week for box tops! Please send them in by Wednesday so there is time to get them cut before Friday.

End of the Year Picnic: The all school end of the year picnic is Friday, May 13th at Acres of Fun! Contact the office with any questions.

Field Trip: Our field trip is May 23rd! Once we get closer I will send home a few reminders for the day.

Elementary Award Chapel: This will be on Tuesday May 24th. More details to come.

Last Day of School: Wow! The last day is Wednesday May 25th! We will be having field day in the morning and school ends at 12:30 that day. There is no Kids Time.

 

I think that is it for this week!

In Christ,

Mrs. Starkey