Monday, April 24, 2017

Last week in Reading, we read the story “On the Move” and discussed how people in different parts of the world travel. We learned all about the letter Zz and the main idea of a story. We ended our week by celebrating Earth Day and the importance of taking care of our planet.

This week, we will read the story “This is the Way We Go to School” and discuss how children around the world get to school. We will be learning about the letter Yy and focusing on how to draw conclusions.

Last week in Math, we were tested on composing and decomposing numbers to 10.

This week, we will begin working with numbers 11-20.

REMINDERS:
·       Kindergarten Graduation will be held on May 23rd at 1:00pm at the High School Auditorium. **Details will be sent home closer to the date! Mark your calendar!
·       For the month of April, students who displayed good behavior all month long will participate in a grade level egg hunt on our playground on April 28th.
·       Thank you to Greg Mentzer and Katrina Economy for coming in to our class to talk about their careers. We loved having you!
·       Thank you to Gary Glessner and Kathy Glessner for being our Guest Readers for the month of April. The students enjoyed your visit!
·       Anyone interested in being a Guest Reader for the month of May, please contact me! The more the merrier! J
·       PSSA testing will resume this week. Please encourage good behavior in the hallways as to not disturb the test takers!
·       Please return Yearbook Order forms as soon as possible if you are interested in purchasing one!
·       There will be a $1 Dress Down Day on Friday, April 28th.


Today is day 2 and we have Computers.

Friday, April 7, 2017

This week in Reading, we read the story “Trucks Roll” and discussed types of transportation that help people to do their jobs. We learned all about the letter Uu and the United States. All of the students did an excellent job presenting their state projects to the class.

Next week, we will be reading the story “The Little Engine That Could” and learning about what kind of work trains do. We will focus on the plot of a story. We will also be doing some fun Spring/Easter activities!

This week in Math, we began our topic on composing and decomposing numbers to 10. We discussed different ways to make a number. For example, we can break up 6 counters into a group of 4 and a group of 2. We can also break it up into a group of 3 and a group of 3. Students have been doing a super job!

Next week, we will continue our topic on composing and decomposing numbers.

REMINDERS:
·    Thank you to everyone who took the time to complete the United States projects. The students and I had a great time learning about each state. I am proud of all of the hard work students put into their presentations.
·    Thank you to all who have donated to our “Book Lover’s Basket” for the Chinese Auction. I am sure that it will be a huge hit!! The Auction will be held this weekend -- April 8th from 10am-5pm and April 9th from 12pm-3pm. Please come out and show your support!
·    There will be no school on Friday, April 14th. Enjoy your long weekend. There will be school on Thursday, April 13th and Monday, April 17th.
·    Graduation pictures will be held on Thursday, April 20th. Please return the picture envelope with payment no later than Wednesday, April 19th. Thank you!
·    Kindergarten Graduation will be held on May 23rd at 1:00pm at the High School Auditorium. **Details will be sent home closer to the date!


Monday, April 10th will be 3 and we will have Library. Please remember your books!

Friday, March 31, 2017

This week in Reading, we read the story “Mayday! Mayday!” and discussed types of transportation that help us in an emergency. We learned about the letter Xx, discussed cause and effect, and worked with consonant digraphs.

Next week, we will be reading the story “Trucks Roll” and learning about what kinds of transportation help people do their jobs. We will be learning the letter Uu! We will also be presentingWe will focus on how to compare and contrast two items.

In Math, we finished up and were tested on our subtraction topic.

Next week, we will begin our topic on composing and decomposing numbers to 10.

REMINDERS:
·    United States projects are due no later than Tuesday, April 4th. Thank you in advance for your hard work and cooperation!
·     Thank you to all who have donated to our “Book Lover’s Basket” for the Chinese Auction. The Auction will be held on April 8th from 10am-5pm and April 9th from 12pm-3pm. Please come out and show your support!
·     Kindergarten Graduation will be held on May 23rd at 1:00pm at the High School Auditorium. **Details will be sent home closer to the date!
·     Next week, forms will be sent home for Graduation pictures! Be on the look out!


Monday, April 3rd will be 8 and we will have Book Exchange. Please remember your books!

Friday, March 24, 2017

This week in Reading, we read the story “Max Takes the Train” and discussed different types of transportation and environmental print. We learned about the letter Jj and Ww. We also discussed ways to improve our writing: using capital letters, punctuation, adding details (why and how), using adjectives, etc. Next week, we will be reading the story “Mayday! Mayday!” and learning about what kinds of transportation help us in an emergency. We will be learning the letter Xx.

In Math, we continued working on subtraction: using the minus sign and finding differences. Next week, we will be tested on subtraction and will start Topic 9: Composing and Decomposing numbers to 10.

In Science, we discussed how plants and animals are alike and different and the phases of the water cycle.

REMINDERS:
·     Thank you to all who have donated to our “Book Lover’s Basket” for the Chinese Auction. We have a great selection of books, book marks, a book light, a reading timer, an Amazon gift card and a KINDLE!! The Auction will be held on April 8th from 10am-5pm and April 9th from 12pm-3pm. Please come out and show your support!
·     Kindergarten Graduation will be held on May 23rd at 1:00pm at the High School Auditorium. **Details will be sent home closer to the date!
·     Friday, March 24th is a rescheduled $1 Dress Down Day.
·     Friday, March 31st is a $1 Dress Down Day for Autism Awareness.


Monday, March 27th will be 3 and we will have Library. Please remember your books!

Friday, March 17, 2017

Happy Saint Patrick's Day! 
I hope everyone enjoyed their "snowcation!"
Next week we will be jumping back into the swing of things!

Reminders:
  • Monday will be Day 8 and we will have Book Exchange.
  • Report cards will be distributed on Monday, March 20th.
  • Thank you to all of those who have donated to our "Book Lovers Basket," especially those who chipped in to purchase the Kindle!! We also have a Charlotte's Web Series, the Ralph Mouse Series, a clip light, a digital book mark, a Curious George series, and other miscellaneous books!
  • Kindergarten Registration will resume n3xt week. Please call to set up an appointment or pass along the information.
  • Due to Daylight Savings, students are now able to wear shorts when the weather is nice.

Monday, March 13, 2017

REMINDERS:

  • Today is Day 7 and we will have Computers.
  • Report cards will be distributed tomorrow, March 14th (depending on the weather).
  • Thank you to all of those who have donated to our "Book Lovers Basket," especially those who chipped in to purchase the Kindle!! We also have a Charlotte's Web Series, the Ralph Mouse Series, a clip light, a digital book mark, a Curious George series, and other miscellaneous books!
  • Friday, March 17th will be a $1 Dress Down Day. Please plan accordingly!
  • Kindergarten Registration begins this week. Please call to set up an appointment or pass along the information.
  • Due to Daylight Savings, students are now able to wear shorts when the weather is nice.

Friday, March 3, 2017

This week in Reading, we read the story “If You Could go to Antarctica” and talked about what it would be like to go on an Antarctic adventure. We learned about the letter Ee and discussed several animals found in the Arctic: penguins, seals, orcas, and whales. We also read and wrote about our favorite Dr. Seuss books! Next week, we will be reading the story “Abuela” and learning about adventures that we could have in the city. We will be learning the letter Jj.

This week in Math, we continued our topic on Addition. We discussed how to use the plus and equal signs, finding sums, and writing addition sentences. Next week, we will be tested on Addition and we will begin Topic 8: Subtraction.

**Students from Bloomsburg University came to visit us to celebrate Dr. Seuss’s Birthday. They read us the story “I Can Read with My Eyes Shut” and did a fun activity to go along with it.

REMINDERS:
·Book Orders are due March 13th.
·There will be a 2-hour data delay on Wednesday, March 8th.
·Our class will be putting together a “Book Lovers Basket” for the NSE Chinese Auction this year in April. Any donations that are related to reading/books are greatly appreciated! Donations can be sent to school with your child. Thank you to all who have already donated!
·Newspaper in Education Week is next week. Be on the look-out for my ad! *Paperwork was sent home earlier this week regarding the event.
·Spring Pictures will be Thursday, March 9th. Please dress accordingly!
·Anyone interested in being a Guest Reader for the month of March, please contact me!


Monday, March 6th will be day 4 and we will have ART with Ms. Pasco.