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 – 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

 

 

Weekly Newsletter – November 21

Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you all had a great weekend. Winter sure hit hard! Here are just a few things to know for this week:

*We do have a Bible verse this week and it is due TOMORROW.

This Week’s Verse: Luke 2:11, 12 – Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. This will be a sign to you: you will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”

Next Week’s Verse: Luke 2:13, 14 – Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on who his favor rests.”

*We DO NOT have XtraMath and reading this week! 🙂 Please still review math facts a few times over break! We have a fours test tomorrow (or whatever number your child is on) and a fives test on next Tuesday.

*Our party is tomorrow at 2:30…feel free to come join us!

*Tomorrow is also Wooster Christian Spirit Day!

*Midterms are going home tomorrow.

 

That is it! Have a great Thanksgiving! 🙂

 

Weekly Newsletter – November 14

Good Morning! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. We are almost to Thanksgiving! The countdown is on 🙂 Here are some things to know for this week.

 

What We Are Learning:

English: This week we are learning the difference between common and proper nouns.

Bible: We are continuing the life of Jacob this week. We are learning about how he went back to Canaan to see his brother again and how God used that. We will be having a short quiz on Friday over the life of Jacob. We will review in class.

Reading: This week we are focusing on the main idea of the story. We are also learning about synonyms!

Math: We are continuing to work our way through multiplication. Everyone passed their ones on Friday and earned their first sundae piece. Tomorrow we are taking our Twos test and we will have Threes on Friday.

Social Studies: This week we are starting our unit over Captain John Smith and the settling of Jamestown. We will also be learning about the Pilgrims!

Spelling: We do have a spelling test on Friday this week!

 

Bible Verse and Spelling Words:

This Week’s Verse: Luke 2:10 – But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people.”

Next Week’s Verse: Luke 2:11, 12 – Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. This will be a sign to you: you will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.” DUE ON TUESDAY!

Spelling Words: finish, pilot, even, wagon, music, silent, rapid, female, lemon, pupil, focus, robot, tulip, camel, salad, resident, spinach, climate, tradition, innocent. Bonus: pilgrims

 

Odds and Ends:

No School: We do not have school next Wednesday-Friday due to Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving Party: Our class party is next Tuesday at 2:30. All parents are welcome to join us!

Operation Christmas Child: In chapel a few weeks ago we watched a video from Samaritan’s Purse about Operation Christmas Child. Many of you have done this in the past, but for those of you who haven’t, this is an organization that seeks to provide millions of Christmas gifts for children all over the world. It is something we participate in as a school! Boxes are due this FRIDAY and we would love it if each student could put together a box! For more information visit https://www.samaritanspurse.org/what-we-do/operation-christmas-child/

Midterms: These will be going home next week! Please be patient with me as I update grades. Thanks!

Spirit Days: Next Monday the third grade class will be having an Ohio State Spirit Day! Come wearing your best scarlet and gray (or maize and blue if you dare). Next Tuesday our school will be having an WCS Spirit Day! Come wearing your best Wooster Christian wear. If you don’t have anything you can swing by the Spirit shop or wear red, white, and blue!

Multiplication Study Tips: I know that studying multiplication is hard. It was something I struggled with in elementary school as well. There are many different things you can do to help your student. Flashcards are always a good idea and you can make it fun by playing a game of war! There are plenty of worksheets online that are available as well. Another thing would be IXL math. Each student knows their username and password and they can pick the specific number they are studying to work on. We do this in computer as well but it is a great tool! Please remember, none of this takes the place of XtraMath during the week. I will do a blog post later this week of more ideas 🙂

Spelling Bee: Congrats to Joshua Stoner for getting fourth at the spelling bee this past weekend and Austin Hostetler for getting third! We are so proud of them!

 

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

-Mrs. Starkey

Weekly Newsletter – November 7

Good Morning! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and that you enjoyed that extra hour of sleep Saturday night. Here are a few things to know for this week:

 

What We Are Learning:

English: This week we are doing some writing review with paragraphs.

Bible: We have moved into the life of Jacob! This week we will be learning about Jacob’s dream and what it meant.

Reading: We are wrapping up Ramona this week. We will be talking about the author’s purpose of writing the story and thinking about what we can learn.

Math: We are starting multiplication this week! Don’t worry that feeling you have in the pit of your stomach…I have it too. But it’s going to be awesome! A letter went home last week with details about how we do multiplication so let me know if you have any questions. Starting today everyone will be moved to multiplication on XtraMath. I know it can be frustrating so please shoot me an email with any concerns and we can work out a plan. The most important thing that can be done at home is practice. PLEASE be practicing math facts at home! Thank you 🙂

Science: We are wrapping up our unit over matter this week. We had so much fun last week with different experiments! We will be having a quiz on Thursday. We will review in class and a review sheet will go home on Wednesday.

Spelling: Our test this week is on Friday, and our words will be focusing on plural nouns.

 

Bible Verse and Spelling Words:

This Week’s Verse: Luke 2:8,9 – And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified.

Next Week’s Verse: Luke 2:10 – But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people.”

Spelling Words: rockets, galaxies, heroes, glasses, brushes, switches, sheep, telescopes, pennies, mice, women, potatoes, geese, shelves, knives, moose, people, churches, schools, princesses. Bonus: Thanksgiving

 

Odds and Ends:

Operation Christmas Child: In chapel three weeks ago we watched a video from Samaritan’s Purse about Operation Christmas Child. Many of you have done this in the past, but for those of you who haven’t, this is an organization that seeks to provide millions of Christmas gifts for children all over the world. It is something we participate in as a school! Information went home last week about how to pack boxes and what to buy. Boxes will be due the Friday before Thanksgiving and we would love it if each student could put together a box! For more information visit https://www.samaritanspurse.org/what-we-do/operation-christmas-child/

Report Cards Envelopes: If you happen to still have your report card envelope please send that back in ASAP. Thanks!

Picture Retakes: Picture retakes are this Wednesday if you are interested in having that done. Please return the old pictures on Wednesday if you would like new ones.

No School: We do not have school November 23-25 due to Thanksgiving Break.

Midterms: Midterms will be going home November 22.

 

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

In Christ,

Mrs. Starkey