Weekly Newsletter – April 24

Good Morning! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. There are quite a few things going on this week, so please make sure you read carefully.

 

What We Are Learning:

English: This week we are learning about subject and possessive pronouns. We will be labeling them in sentences and memorizing the 14 pronouns.

Bible: We are continuing to learn about Joseph. Either later this week or next week we will move onto the life of Daniel!

Reading: This week we are talking about synonyms and comparing and contrasting. We will also continue to work on our Alphabet Books!

Math: We are wrapping up chapter 8 this week. We are finishing our section about time either today or tomorrow. We will have a review day on Wednesday or Thursday and a quiz on Thursday or Friday.

Science: This week we are starting our unit over the nervous system. We will be learning about the brain, the spinal cord, and our nerves.

Spelling: We do have a spelling test on Friday AND we do have spelling homework tonight.

 

Bible Verse and Spelling Words:

This Week’s 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 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: create, medium, piano, idea, radio, video, studio, violin, duo, patio, rodeo, pioneer, trio, stadium, audio, audience, radiate, cereal, recreation, traditional. Bonus: handkerchief

 

Odds and Ends:

Midterms: These will be going home on Wednesday. Please be patient as I update grades this week.

Book Fair: The Book Fair is happening all week including after the Spring Program on Thursday night. Our class is going to preview books today!

Sock Drive: Middle School Student Council is sponsoring a sock drive this week. Each class is being asked to bring socks in this week and the socks will be donated to People to People Ministries. The class with the most socks will win an ice cream party! There will be a bag in my classroom that students can put socks in. Please make sure they are new socks 🙂

Spring Program: Our program is this Thursday! Students need to be in the classroom at 6:45 and the program starts at 7:00. Girls need to wear a skirt, dress, or dress pants. Boys need to wear dress pants and a collared shirt. No jeans and no pants with holes in them. Each family needs to bring 1 dozen cookies on the day of the program as well.

Mile Run: The third and fourth graders have been training for the mile run! They will do this May 5th 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 next Friday (Maay 5th). Please send in your box tops!

Class Chapel: Our third grade class chapel is May 12th. Parents are welcome to come watch! Details will be coming home soon.

Save the Date: Our spring field trip will be May 24th! More details to come.

 

That is it for today! Have a great Monday 🙂

-Mrs. Starkey

Weekly Newsletter – April 17

Good Morning! I hope you all had a relaxing and wonderful Spring Break. The weather was wonderful last week. Well, the countdown is on! Six more weeks left in this school year. It has gone by quickly! Here are a few things to know for this week.

 

What We Are Learning:

English: We are talking about Subject/Verb Agreement this week. We want to make sure that students are making sure who they are talking about agrees with what they are doing. We are also reviewing prepositions this week!

Reading: This week we are going to start by doing a little bit of journaling and doing some vocabulary review. We are also doing alphabet books!

Math: We are reviewing measuring today and learning about temperature tomorrow. We will be taking a quiz on Wednesday, and then we are starting time later this week.

Bible: We are jumping back into the story of Joseph this week!

Science: Before spring break we started our unit over the body. We will do some review this week and talk about muscles. We will probably be having a quiz on Thursday.

Spelling: We do have a spelling test this week. It is a review week so no test corrections tonight.

 

Bible Verse and Spelling Words:

This Week’s 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 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: surprise, explode, address, thirsty, complete, certain, herself, perfect, Midwest, outdoors, overtime, midnight, actress, tourist, dentist, chemist, childhood, treatment, neighborhood, selfish. Bonus: agreement

 

Odds and Ends:

Midterms: Midterms will be going home next week. Please be patient with me as I get caught up and get things entered in 🙂

Book Fair: Next week is the book fair! More details will be coming home later this week.

Spring Program: The elementary spring program is next Thursday the 27th. Students will need to be in the classroom at 6:45. Girls need to wear skirts, dresses, or nice pants. Boys need to be in a collard shirt and nice pants. No jeans or sweatpants please.

Mile Run: The third and fourth graders have been training for the mile run! They will do this May 5th at 10:00. If you would like to help, please contact the office. All are free to come watch!

Class Chapel: Our third grade class chapel is May 12th. Parents are welcome to come watch! I am still working on a plan so more details will come home soon.

 

I think that is it! Have a great Monday!

-Mrs. Starkey

 

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

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