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

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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 – 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 – 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

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