This week and next week our school will be having testing. Our new testing will be the STAR test. This will consist on one testing day per week for the next two weeks. We will test on Wednesday mornings in the computer lab. This week we will be testing on reading and next week will be math. Please remind your child to do their best work. The test results will be available to help with the teaching in the classroom. We will complete the test 3 times a year.
Please be sure your child has a hearty breakfast to ensure great success.
English- we will be completing unit 1 and will be having a test next Thursday. I will be sending home homework that will help your child study for the test. Also feel free to remind your child to bring home their book
Reading - Undetwater Explorer test Friday
Math- rounding and also we will be having a cumulative review
Science - plants chapter 1
Social studies - your child made a study guide in class today. They were to take home the questions and answer them completely with their text book. They may take home the text book as much as possible. I will go over the answers in class tomorrow along with the complete test in class daily until the test date which will be next Wednesday, September 7th. By next week your child should be very familiar with the test before they even take it. The test will consist of multiple choice questions which I will go over in class Along with the test questions sent home today. Thank you
Phonics - short vowel sounds
We will be preparing for the mass next Thursday. Some students will have Reading parts that I will send home to practice. If your child does not have a reading part they will still be participating in the mass.
This week we will be having an early dismissal on Friday at 12:30 and no school the following Monday.
Thank you and please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
We have began our new math program and understand your concern with the Math facts. Please just do your best in helping your child. It is a new concept for all of us. Today we learned subtraction and addition with regrouping. I have taught your child how to do this with the provided worksheets but also told them they are able to regroup as they had learned in second grade. You may need to review basic regrouping at home with subtraction so your child feels comfortable and do your best with the worksheets. We will continue to work in class so your support at home is greatly appreciated.
Also if you read the blog please have your child write the four things plants need in the science box for today.
Thank you again for your continued support.
We are well on our way through the first quarter of school.
I am very proud of our class. We were able to complete our first paragraph writing assignment about a story we read in class. Please come to open house this weekend so you are able to see our Star Writers :)
We have had a couple weeks to become adjusted to the schedule so now we will become accountable for our work and actions. Many students are working very hard in class however some still need to be reminded of what they should be doing. Please remind your child that while we are in class they will need to be listening at all times. Talking to our neighbors is not a good idea. This not only distracts them it also distracts the other students who are on task and ready to learn. Along with transitioning in the classroom between subjects some students are working slowly. It is very important that they keep up during transitioning between subjects. We have very busy days with many subjects. If they fall behind and do not finish an assignment they need to put it aside and move on with the class to the following subject.
Continue to sign your child's planner and use it as a source of communication.
English - We have begun using our English Book. Unit 1 sentence structure
Reading - Animal fact/Animal Fable We will have our comprehension test Friday
Spelling - test Friday, Students were also suppose to look up vocabulary words and study for Friday's test.
Math - We took our first math test and I am very proud of the students. Some will still need a little work but we all did well for the first test using the new math program. Please look for your child's test on Friday.
Social Studies - Ch 1 Geography
Please look for a study guide next week. We will be having a test the end of the
Science - ch 1 Plants
Religion - Chap 3 We show Love for One Another
Your child was able to check out library books last week. I will be sending home a note with some ideas for your child to do a book report. Please look for a note next week in the homework folder.
August 26 - Free dress for $1. Proceeds will go to the SPCA
August 24 & 25 - school pictures
August 28 - Open House 11-1:00 pm
September 5 - No School
September 8 - Virgin Mary's Birthday
Our class will be helping with the mass on this day. Each child will be in a part of the
We made it through the first week of school!!
This week we will be moving quickly through most of our subjects. I have made it a point to remind the students that they will need to get used to working quickly and efficiently. We have many subjects to get through in a short amount of time so talking and not working is not an option. Please remind your child that they will need to be prepared. Sharpened pencils in the morning, backpack put away, planner sign, etc. I understnad that it is a big transition for all students and we will do our best to be hard workers. Your child may to be reminded and that is ok. :)
Next Monday we will be having our first math test on Chapter 1. The review worksheets are being sent home for homework. We are also reviewing in class this week.
English - Unit 1 sentences
Spelling and Reading - Lon Po Po
Math - Chapter 1 Place Value
Social Studies - Chapter 1 Geography
Phonics - long and short vowels
* Remember to sign planner daily
* Bring St. Vincent Lunch Friday, August 19th.
* School Pictures on August 24 & 25
* Open House August 28
Thank you for your support. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.