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

Weekly Newsletter – March 7

Happy Monday! Can you believe the weather we are supposed to have this week? Maybe spring is going to come early after all 🙂 Here is what you need to know this week:

 

What We Are Learning:

English: We are working on prepositions this week and how to find a prepositional phrase in a sentence.

Math: This week we are working on graphing. We will be doing some graphing with Skittles tomorrow and taking a class survey too. We will have a short quiz over graphing later this week. We also have a timed test today.

Reading: This week we are focusing on facts and opinions in a story, and learning how to see what a story is about based on a short summary, the title, and the cover.

Social Studies: We are wrapping up our unit over features in our state and mapping this week. We will be taking a quiz on Thursday.

Bible: We are continuing to learn about the life of Joseph. We do have a Bible Verse due on Wednesday.

Spelling: We do have a test this week on THURSDAY! The words will be focusing on different prefixes.

Writing: We are continuing to work on Alphabet books. I finalized topics with students today. If you could make sure they bring in books by Wednesday that would be great!

 

Bible Verse and Spelling Words:

This Week’s Verse: Psalm 23:4 – Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.

Next 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.

Spelling Words: outside, midnight, overflow, outdoors, outline, overgrown, prefix, Midwest, pretest, midpoint, outgoing, overtime, overdue, prepaid, outfield, precaution, prediction, midsection, overweight, prehistoric. Bonus: magnificent.

 

Odds and Ends:

No School: We do not have school this Friday (March 11) due to a Teacher In-Service Day. Spring break is from March 21-March 25.

End of the Grading Period: Thursday marks the end of the 3rd grading period. Can you believe we are 3/4 of the way through the school year?! Grade cards will be going home before Spring Break.

Speech Meet: Speech Meet is on Saturday! Be praying for our students who are participating.

Class Pictures: Our class picture is on Wednesday March 16th. If you would like to order a class picture please turn in the order form that was sent home last week.

 

I think that is it for this week! Hope you have a great and beautiful Monday!

In Christ,

Mrs. Starkey