Monday, March 18, 2019


March 18-22, 2019

Reading: Unit 5 begins this week. The theme is “How do people and things get from here to there?”The first story is an animal fantasy called “Max Takes the Train.” It will teach realism and fantasy while discussing different types of transportation. The students will have some practice with sentences that ask questions. The amazing words are: plane, jetway, subway, tunnel, ferryboat, and sidecar. The sight words are: yellow, blue, and green.

Phonics: All letters and sounds are practiced in words daily. This week’s focus is on two letters: Jj and Ww. We will work with the /j/ sound, as in jaguar; along with the /w/ sound, as in watermelon.



Math: We are continuing to work on subtraction this week. We are using manipulatives to act out separating stories, taking away, comparing groups that have more or fewer, using the minus sign, finding differences, and subtraction sentences.



Reminders:

~ Please remember to practice sight words daily. The goal is to learn 96 words! Many children are getting very close to this goal. Some students are already practicing the 1st grade list. Thank you for your help!

~Spring pictures are scheduled for March 26th.

~Kindergarten Graduation pictures will be taken on April 4th. More information will be sent home in the near future.

~The PTO Basket Auction will take place on April 27th and 28th. Our class basket is “Cold Drinks.” All donations will be greatly appreciated.

** Kindergarten Graduation will take place on Tuesday, May 28th at 1pm in the High School auditorium. The District Calendar had a misprinted date of May 29th.



Specials:

Mon. Library  Tues. Gym  Wed. Art  Thurs. Computers  Fri. Music



Monday, March 11, 2019


Week of March 11-15, 2019



Reading: After completing “If You Could Go to Antarctic,” we will move on to “Abuela.” This fantasy story is about a little girl and her grandmother exploring a big city. Some Spanish words will be introduced. To build comprehension we will be identifying the setting in stories. The amazing words presented are: abuela, flock, airport, adventure, city, and harbor. The sight words to focus on are: here, go, and from.

Phonics:  Our letter of the week is Ee. We will continue learning the initial and medial /e/ sounds in words.

Math: Topic 5 is introduced this week. The theme is “Understanding Subtraction.” We will use stories to separate and take away objects in groups. Math vocabulary includes subtract, minus, equal, and difference.

 Reminders:

~Please return the the “I’m a Reader” forms if your child participated in the newspaper reading suggestions. Don’t forget to sign the paper and initial each day of the week.

~ Friday, March 15 is a Spartan Dress Down Day for a $1 donation.

~The PTO Basket Raffle will be held on April 27th and 28thOur class will compose a “Cold Drinks” basket.  All donations will be greatly appreciated.

~ Please remember to continue practicing sight words daily. Also practice writing sentences with a capital letter at the beginning, finger spaces between words, and a punctuation mark at the end.

Specials:  Mon. Guidance   Tues. Gym   Wed. Art   Thurs. Computers   Fri. Music



 Enjoy your week!

~ Mrs. Green



Monday, March 4, 2019



Week of March 4-March 8, 2019



Reading: Goldilocks continues this week. Then we move on to an informational text called “If You Could Go to Antarctica.” The comprehension skill in this story is classifying and categorizing. The amazing words for the week are: Antarctica, continent, icebergs, penguins, seals, and whales. The sight words to focus on are: here, go, and from. We will also discuss how to write sentences correctly. Capital letters and periods will be stressed further this week.

Phonics: Ee is the letter accompanying these lessons. We will discuss both the long and short sounds for this vowel. However, the focus is on the short /e/ sound, as in egg. The sound will be taught in the beginning and middle of words.




Math: Topic 4’s “Understanding Addition” will be tested this week. This topic teaches joining groups, using the plus sign, finding sums, and writing addition sentences.

Reminders:



~ This week is Newspaper in Education Week. You are encouraged to read the paper with your child for 10-15 minutes each day. (You can pick out letters or sight words, count words in sentences, sound out familiar words, etc.). The “I’m a Reader” forms should be returned next week. Also, check the classified section. Send Mrs. Green’s ad to school with your child and they will receive a Sparty ticket.



~Due to the weather delay last week, the children will celebrate “Read Across America” with Bloomsburg University students this Friday, March 8th. These guests will read Dr. Seuss stories and provide some fun, educational activities.



~ The PTO is holding a Basket Auction on April 27h and 28th . Our theme is “Cold Drinks.”A letter regarding donations toward our class basket was sent home last week. Please contact me with any questions.  



Specials: Tues. Gym          Wed. Art         Thurs. Computers         Fri. Music

Monday, February 25, 2019



Week of February 25- March 1, 2019



Reading: We are continuing the story “One Little Mouse.” We also plan to start “Goldilocks and the Three Bears” this week. This classic fairy tale will be used to understand characters in a story. Our amazing words for the week are: bears, cottage, porridge, middle-sized, big, and small. The sight words include: one, two, three, four, and five. We are practicing how to write telling sentences. Encourage your child to practice at home. (Sentences begin with a capital letter, end with a period, and have a finger space between words. They also have a naming part and a telling part!)

Phonics: Consonant blends were introduced last week. Since this is a more difficult concept, we will be practicing it often.  Gg will be our next letter. The /g/ sound, as in goose will be the focus. We will practice words with this sound at the beginning, as well as words containing this sound at the end (ex. bag).



Math:   Understanding Addition will be continued this week. We are using number stories showing how to join groups and count how many items there are altogether. The plus and equal sign will is used to write addition sentences. Please review the vocabulary words add, plus sign, equal sign, and sum while you are practicing addition at home.



Reminders:


~ As always, please continue to practice sight words daily. 96 words are a lot! Congratulations to those students who are practicing the first grade list already!



~ On Friday, March 1st, the children will celebrate Read Across Americawith Bloomsburg University students. These guests will read Dr. Seuss stories and provide some fun, educational activities.



Specials : Mon. Gym    Tues. Art    Wed. Computers  Thurs. Music   Fri. Library

(Reminder: If there is a snow day, or a 3-hour delay, the special is bumped to the next day!)



Have a great week!

~Mrs. Green



Monday, February 18, 2019


Love is in the air!

Week of February 18-22, 2019
Reading:  After completing the lessons for “My Lucky Day,” we will begin to read “One Little Mouse.” This is an animal fantasy discusses adventures that animals can experience. Story sequence will be stressed in these lessons. The amazing words presented are: woodland, vale, comfortable, nest, hollow, and shadows. The targeted sight words are: one, two, three, four, and five. We will also learn what parts are needed in a sentence to make it complete.
Phonics:  Consonant blends will be introduced this week. The students will learn how to blend two sounds together in a word. (ex. /s/ and /l/ together make a /sl/ sound, as in slide.

Math: The students are continuing to learn how to understand addition. We are using stories showing how to join groups and count how many items there are altogether. The plus and equal sign will be used to write addition sentences.

Reminders:
~Don’t forget to log the books you are reading. 15 is the goal for each month!

Thank you for all of the Valentines that were sent to school. The children really enjoyed passing out their messages to their friends. They also appreciated the treats that were sent in for the party. You helped to make our day extra special!

Specials
Mon. Music   Tues. Guidance  Wed. Gym  Thurs. Art  Fri. Computers

Monday, February 11, 2019



Happy Chinese New Year!

Happy 100th Day of School!
Week of February 11-15, 2019


Reading: “My Lucky Day” is the story for the week. This animal fantasy tells about a fortunate adventure involving a piglet and a fox. We will be exploring cause and effect, as well as action parts in a sentence. The Amazing Words for the week are: piglet, lucky, cook, fox, filthy and scrubber. The Sight Words: are, that and so will be rehearsed.


Phonics: The focus letter is Ll. The sound for this letter is /l/, as in lemon. We will explore this sound in the beginning and end of words.

Math: We are working on understanding addition. Please practice joining groups and review the plus and equals signs.

Reminders:

~Our Valentine party will take place on Friday from 2:00-3:00. Please make sure valentines are brought to school on or before that day. 



~Friday is a Spartan Dress Down Day. A donation of $1.00 will allow students to wear jeans or sweatpants with a Spartan shirt.

~Please follow the correct rotation days. When there is a snow day, the rotation days change from the original days printed on the monthly calendar. For example, if Tuesday is scheduled as Day 3 and we have a snow day, the next day we are present will be Day 3.  
Specials:
Mon. Gym     Tues. Art     Wed. Computers     Thurs. Music    

Fri. Valentine Party during Guidance

Have a lovely week!    




 




Monday, January 28, 2019


Fun at the Run!
January 28- February 1, 2019 

Reading: Unit 4 begins this week. The stories in this section will discuss adventures. The first story is Eric Carle’s animal fantasy, “Rooster’s Off to See the World.” Our comprehension skill to focus on this week is Sequence (the order of events in a story).  The new amazing words to explore are: world, trip, journey, lonely, horizon, and homesick. The sight words to featured sight words include: are, do, and that.

Phonics:  Our letter of the week is Hh. The initial /h/ sound (as in helicopter) will be the focus.



Math: Topic 3 will be tested this week. Children should be able to compare and order numbers to 20. Please practice counting backward. Some children are having difficulty with the number that comes before a given number. Also practice using the words greater & fewer, along with more & less. Topic 4 also begins this week. These lessons will introduce the concept of addition. We will begin with joining groups to make a larger group.



Class News:

~Our 100th day is only a few days away! On Thursday, January 31st we will be completing activities involving the concept of 100. Students are encouraged to dress as if they were 100 years old. (If there is a snow day before that, the day will be pushed back to the following day).



~Saturday, February 2nd is Groundhog Day. We will be discussing Punxsutawney Phil and graphing our predictions. Remember to check Phil’s weather report!

~ We will also make Superbowl predictions on Friday in class. Since the game will not conclude until well past bedtime, the children can check their picks on Monday morning!

~ A Valentine letter will be sent home during the week. It will include a class list of names for Valentine cards.

Specials:

Mon. Guidance    Tues. Gym     Wed. Art    Thurs. Computers     Fri. Music