Monday, December 11, 2017


Week of December 11-15, 2017

The holiday spirit is in full season. We are getting so excited, yet there is still so much learning to be done. We are trying our best to stay focused and meet our goals. Please remind your child each morning about the behavior goals that require students to earn 4 SPARTY stamps for the monthly reward.

Our Reading story is called “Little Quack.” This animal fantasy will focus on plot (The important things that guide a story). We will read about a duckling that learns new things as he gets older. This gives us the opportunity to discuss verbs that are happening now and in the past. The amazing words presented in the story are: duckling, pond, paddle, plunges, proud, and brave. The targeted sight words are: me, with, and she. (As always, remember to practice sight words daily.)


Our Phonics letter of the week is Rr. The /r/ sound, as in rabbit, will be the focus in our lessons with segmenting, blending, reading, and rhyming words.

Math: Six to Ten will be completed and tested this week. The students are required to count, read, and write the numbers 6-10. Remember to keep practicing correct number writing.


Reminders:

~Wednesday, December 13th is a 2- hour data delay. It is still a rotation day.

~Friday, December 15th is a  Dress Down Day for those who provide a $1.00 donation.

~Please remember to have your child dressed to withstand the cold weather. Winter coats, hats, mittens, etc. will keep them warmer during our 30 minutes of outside recess.

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

Have a remarkable week!

~ Mrs. Green


Tuesday, November 14, 2017


Week of November 13-17, 2017

This week’s Reading story will continue to discuss hibernation. “A Bed for the Winter” is an educational text that teaches what types of homes some animals need to stay warm during the coldest season of the year. To enhance comprehension skills, we will revisit how to determine the sequence of a story. Adjectives for opposites are presented this week. The amazing words are: nest, meadow, stump, tree trunk, hive, and den. Two new sight words will be taught this week: he and for.

The Phonics letter of the week is Ii. The focus will be on the short /i/ sound, as in igloo. Words with the initial and medial /i/ sound will be practiced. We are working hard on segmenting, blending, and trying to write words containing the sounds we have learned.

Math: Comparing and Ordering Numbers 0-5 will be continued. We will recognize a group that has 1 or 2 more or fewer than another group. The number 0 will be explored, read, and written. Please continue to practice writing the numbers 0-5. 

Reminders:

* It is very important to review class work and practice sight words daily. This helps reinforce the concepts and it gives you an idea of how well your child understands the idea. Also continue to review letters and sounds, syllables, rhyming, identifying numbers, and counting to 100.

* Feed a Friend donations will conclude on Tuesday, November 14th. You are encouraged to send in non-perishable food items or monetary donations to help less fortunate families enjoy a holiday dinner.

* Friday, November 17th is a dress down day only if your child provides a donation of an item that will be sent to those in the military. (Suggestions were sent home in a note last week).

* Book orders are due on Tuesday, November 14th.

** Please be sure your child wears a coat to school.**



Have an interesting week!

~Mrs. Green




Monday, November 6, 2017


We had a special guest reader this week! Rachel Green entertained us with Halloween stories on Tuesday. 

Week of November 6-10, 2017

Reading: “Bear Snores On” is the title of our story this week. The animal fantasy will be used to teach the difference between realism and fantasy. The story uses simple rhyme and repeated sentences to give students the opportunity to join in the reading process. We will look for adjectives that describe the size, number, color, and shape of nouns. The amazing words we will explore include: sleep, winter, cave, woods, storm, and blustery. The sight words to focus on are: like, my, and we.

Phonics: Cc is the letter of the week. The initial and final /k/ sound will be practiced. (Example: cat, rock)  



Math: Numbers 1 through 5 will be completed in Topic 1 this week. We are counting, reading, and writing the numbers in different arrangements. Please practice writing these numbers at home as well. Once these skills are tested we will begin Topic 2. These lessons will help us learn how to compare and order numbers 0-5.We will start by comparing groups to see if they have more, fewer, or the same amount of objects.



Reminders:

*Students are no longer permitted to wear shorts to school. Shorts will return in the Spring.

*The NS Student Council is participating in the Feed-A-Friend program. They are asking students in the district to provide donations to help provide a holiday dinner for the less fortunate families in Schuylkill County. Collections of non-perishable food items, as well as monetary donations will be collected until Tuesday, November 14th.



*The colder weather does not stop us from outdoor recess. Please make sure your child is wearing a warm coat. Hats and mittens are also beneficial.



*Please continue to practice sight words as well as the following skills: letters & sounds, syllables, rhyming, counting to 100, and writing numbers & letters correctly.



SpecialsMonday: Art  Tuesday: Computers  Wednesday: Music  Thursday: Guidance  Friday:  Gym



Thank you for your continuous cooperation!

~ Mrs. Green


Monday, October 30, 2017


HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

Week of October 30- November 3, 2017

Reading: “Animal Babies” will be the story we are reading this week. This informational text will discuss the special animals that live in grasslands with their babies. Determining the main idea in a story is the reading skill we will use to develop comprehension. Adjectives for colors and shapes will be introduced. The amazing words presented in the story are: calf, cub, joey, grassland, pup, and foal. Three new sight words will be introduced: we, my, and like.

Phonics:  Pp is the letter of the week. The sound we will focus on is /p/ as in penguin. We will practice the sound in the beginning, as well as at the end of words. We are learning to blend letter sounds to read words.

Math: Topic 1 continues this week. The children will learn how to read, write, and count numbers from 1-5 in different arrangements.


Reminders:

- Red Ribbon Week continues through Monday and Tuesday. Wear your pajamas to follow your dreams on Monday and wear red for drug free pride on Tuesday.

- Tuesday, October 31st will be the PBIS reward day. Lunch is early to accommodate the activities. Children may bring extra snacks for the afternoon.

-We do go outside during recess for 30 minutes each day unless it is raining. The days are becoming much colder. Please make sure your child is dressed appropriately for the weather.

-Please review the letters of the alphabet, the letter sounds, sight words, and counting to 100 daily. Other skills to practice include syllables and rhyming.

Specials:

Mon- Art         Tues- Computers         Wed- Music        Thurs- Library         Fri- Gym
Have a positively perfect Halloween week!

~ Mrs. Green


Monday, October 23, 2017


We had a great time on our Field Trip to Rohrbach's. Thank you to the chaperones and PTO for providing a fun-filled day!

Week of October 23-27, 2017

Reading: “Nature’s Spy” is this week’s nonfiction story. It teaches us how we can appreciate the world around us when we look closely at the natural environment. We will discuss setting throughout the week and proper nouns will be introduced. Our amazing words are: discover, nature, spy, acorn, pod, and pattern. We will continue working with the sight words have and is.

Phonics: The letter for the week is Ss. The sound is /s/, as in sun. This sound will be taught in the beginning and the end of words.



Math: There will be a test on Topic 16 (Analyzing, Comparing, and Composing shapes) this week. Please review the 3D shapes. Then we will begin Topic 1, which focuses on Number Names and Counting. Numbers 1 through 5 will be read, written, and counted in different arrangements.



Reminders:

~Monday starts Red Ribbon Week. Please refer to the October calendar for daily themes.

-We are collecting money for parties that will take place throughout the year. Please send in your $5.00 if you have not contributed yet.

~The Halloween Parade will held be on Friday, October 27th at 2:00pm. Kindergarten will lead the parade through the Spartan Stadium in front of the home bleachers. Costumes should not be worn to school. Children may bring their labeled costumes to school in a labeled bag in order to prevent lost items. We will have a limited time for a large group of children to get dressed. Therefore, it is advised to keep the costumes simple. 

~Please continue to practice sight words daily. This repetition will help your child learn the 96 required sight words, leading them to become a more fluent reader. Also take some time to practice the following skills: letter and sound identification, rhyming, syllables, counting to 100, and writing numbers 0-20. 

Have a super week!  ~ Mrs. Green




Monday, October 16, 2017


Week of October 16-20, 2017
The students really enjoyed dressing up to show their school spirit this week. Friday concluded with our red, white, and blue/ Spartan pride!


Reading:  We have completed the first Unit in our Reading Series. “Look at Us” is the Title of Unit 2. Each week we will discuss how plants and animals are unique. “Flowers” is the first story. This nonfiction book explains variations of flowers and labels their parts. We will use the compare and contrast skill to make connections between two subjects in a text. Nouns for more than one are presented in the story. The amazing words unveiled are: seeds, buds, bloom, fruits, stem, and petals. Sight words to focus on are: have and is.

PhonicsAa is the letter to concentrate on. Words with the initial and medial /a/ sound will be taught (example: alligator, mat). The long /a/ sound will also be presented (example: ate, same). Segmenting (breaking apart words into sounds), blending (combining sounds to read words), rhyming, and syllables are constantly being taught. Please practice these skills at home.

Math:  Topic 16 will begin this week. This topic teaches Analyzing, Comparing, and Composing Shapes. Lessons will include objects that are the same size and same shape, making shapes from other shapes, comparing solid figures, and building with solid figures.

Reminders:

-The school-wide book fair will take place on Monday evening in the library from 4:00-7:00pm. Our class buying day is Thursday, October 19th. Please remember to label envelopes before sending money to school.

-Our class trip to Rohrbach’s Farm will take place on Friday. This is also a $1.00 dress down day. Therefore, children are permitted to wear jeans or sweatpants for their donation. Hopefully the field trip shirts will arrive before our trip. Otherwise, students are encouraged to wear a Spartan shirt if possible.

-Next week is Red Ribbon Week. Please check your calendar for dress themes.

-The Halloween Parade will take place on Friday, October 27th at 2:00pm in the High School Stadium.

-We are collecting money for parties that will take place throughout the year. Please send in your $5.00 if you have not contributed yet.

-It is very important to practice sight words daily. This repetition will help your child learn the 96 required sight words, leading them to become a more fluent reader. Counting to 100 is another important skill to practice!

Have an amazing week!  

~ Mrs. Green 

Monday, October 9, 2017


Week of October 10-13, 2017

We had a wonderful time at the Fall Festival on Friday. It was a great opportunity for the students and I to share some social time together. I appreciate your contributions that helped make this day a big success. Thank you to all of the volunteers who made our day so enjoyable!




This week’s Reading story is called “Dig, Dig, Digging.” It is a concept book that will explore how vehicles. We will learn that vehicles are machines that can do many different jobs in order to get work done. To build comprehension, we will classify and categorize information in a story. As we read, we will learn that nouns can be places and things.  The amazing words for the week are: scooping, swooshing, squelching, gobbling, spinning, and rumbling. We are still working on the sight words: a and to.



Our Phonics letter of the week is Tt. We will focus on the initial and final /t/ sound, as in turtle. We are also continuing to practice syllables, rhyming, letter sounds, and blending.



Math: Topic 15 (The location and position of shapes) will conclude this week. Please review the 2D shapes: circle, square, triangle, rectangle, hexagon; along with the 3D shapes: cylinder, cone, sphere, cube. Try to use positional words at home with your child such as: above/on/below, inside/outside, in front of/behind, and most importantly left/right.



Reminders:

-Wednesday, October 11th is a two-hour data delay. These are now rotation days. (The students will have special).

-Thursday, October 12th is picture re-take day.

-Scholastic book orders are due on Thursday, 10/12.

-This is homecoming week. The students are encouraged to participate in themed days throughout the week, ending with a Pep Rally on Friday. (Please refer to the letter that was sent home on Friday.) These events help build Spartan Spirit. This spirit creates a positive attitude that inspires students to try their best.

-As always, continue to practice letter names and their sounds along with sight words daily.

Thank you for your continued cooperation and have a terrific week!   

~Mrs. Green