Weekly Newsletter – April 3

Good Morning! Can you believe that it is already April? It is crazy to think the school year is winding down. We have a few things going on this week. Here is what you need to know.


What We Are Learning:

English: We are continuing to learn about prepositions and prepositional phrases. We started this before testing week and we are coming back to it now.

Bible: This week we will be using the Resurrection Eggs to talk about the Easter story! Everyone is very excited about this 🙂

Reading: In our reading groups this week we are learning how to write a good summary, answering comprehension questions, practicing our cursive, and working on our dictionary skills. We are also continuing to work through our alphabet books.

Math: We are still working on measuring. This week we are looking at the metric system. Specifically mL, L, g, and kg. We are also going to be studying temperature. We might have a quiz on Friday. Still deciding 🙂

Science: We are starting a unit over the human body. This week we are learning about bones, muscles, and joints.

Spelling: We do have a spelling test this week. Our words this week deal with the pattern VCCCV.


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.

Verse for after Spring Break:  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.

Spelling Words: monster, surprise, hundred, complete, control, sample, instant, inspect, pilgrim, contrast, explode, district, address, substance, children, merchant, embrace, purchase, curtsy, contract. Bonus: Easter


Odds and Ends:

Box Tops: We are collecting labels in chapel this week. Please send in any labels or Coke Rewards by Wednesday so they can be cut and sorted.

Easter Party: Our class Easter party will be Friday at 2:30. You are welcome to join us!

Helicopter Egg Drop: This Saturday 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 next week! Praying for wonderful weather and a relaxing week 🙂


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

-Mrs. Starkey



Weekly Newsletter – March 14

Five more days until Spring Break! That was one of the first things students told me this morning 🙂 Can’t say I blame them, I am ready for a little time off too. I hope you all enjoyed your long weekend and that the time change didn’t mess you all up too much. Here is what is going on this week:


What We Are Learning:

English: We are reviewing prepositions this week. These are not easy things to understand so I want to make sure we are not rushing through them. We will also work on subject/verb agreement if we have a time.

Math: We took a math quiz today over the first part of chapter 7 today. We are continuing through and learning about circle graphs, line plots, line plots, and median and mean this week. We will wrap this chapter up after break. We do have a timed test on Tuesday and on Friday. We are not going to be able to have our Sundae Party before break but we are very close! Keep practicing and encouraging your students.

Reading: This week we are working on contraction, comprehension, and we will be working on our Alphabet Books.

Social Studies: This week we are talking about traveling the United States, the U.S. government, and doing a quick survey of U.S. history.

Bible: This week we are focusing on the Easter Story by using the Resurrection Eggs! Hopefully this will be a fun way of learning about the Resurrection of Christ.

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


Bible Verse and Spelling Words:

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.

Verse for After Spring Break: 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: dentist, seller, artist, hostess, actress, swimmer, editor, tutor, tourist, organist, lioness, shipper, chemist, investor, conductor, announcer, pharmacist, journalist, commuter, pianist. Bonus: Easter


Odds and Ends:

Picture Day: Spring Picture day is this WEDNESDAY. Please turn in a form if you plan on ordering a class picture.

Easter Party: Our Easter party is this Friday at 2:30. Contact Jewel Mast if you are willing to help!

Spring Break: Spring Break is next week, so no school!

Speech Meet: Congratulations to all of our Speech Meet participants for all of their hard work and effort! So proud of all of you!

Report Cards: These will be going home on Friday. Please remember that I am updating grades throughout the week, so please be patient with ProgressBook.


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

In Christ,

Mrs. Starkey