Saturday, May 13, 2017

This Week's Happenings



5/15/17
Monday: Day 7 > Phys. Ed.
Tuesday: Day 8 > Music Class
Wednesday: Day 9 > Computer Class
Thursday: Day 10 > Mr. Hinkel Activity *
Friday: Day 1 > Art Class

I was not in school on Friday. The school was unable to find a substitute so the class had to be split into groups and spend the day with another first grade teacher. Due to this, the Friday Folder was not sent home. You will notice it came home today. Please send it back to school tomorrow.

Our Spelling test this week will be on Wednesday. New words will be given on Thursday. If your child comes home with the TAN notebook and a homework paper, please have them write each misspelled word 3 times.

Continue to review the words in the BLUE notebook. We will have added 4 sets of words in Book 5 by this time.

Reading Fluency checks will take place twice a week for the students who need to read 47 words in a minute. The best practice for this is to read, so keep reading!

We have begun Geometry. The students will be learning about plane shapes and solid figures. The other topic we will be delving into is Adding and Subtracting Two-Digit Numbers. Review all pages that come home.

Three Math Fact Fluency checks will be completed this week. There was one more student that reached the goal! Now we are striving for Advanced by finishing even more problems with sums 10-20 in 3 minutes. So if your child has conquered the sums to 9, please review these higher facts. If your child is still working to reach the sums to 9 goal, then you are continuing to review those.

*There will no longer be Library Book Exchange. If your child still has a library book, please return it as soon as possible.

Don’t Forget! Your child should be reading all stories to you. This is considered HOMEWORK every single day.

**Review Friday Folder material, sign the page and return on Monday.**

I hope you have a wonderful week!

Monday (5/22) will be Day 2 > Phys. Ed. (Don’t forget your sneakers.)

Sunday, May 7, 2017

This Week's Happenings

5/8/17


Monday: Day 2 > Phys. Ed.
Tuesday: Day 3 > Music Class
Wednesday: Day 4 > Computer Class (wear sneakers)
Thursday: Day 5 > Library/BOOK FAIR
Friday: Day 6 > Art Class


Our Field Trip was wonderful! The students had a terrific time and their behavior was a great example of what we want others to see from North Schuylkill Elementary. I would like to thank the chaperones who kept everything flowing so nicely: Mr. Brouse, Mrs. Coyle, Mrs. Devaney, Mrs. Holmes, Mrs. McDonald, Mrs. Montgomery, Ms. Hale, Ms. Rabbits, Mr. Stump, Mrs. Wetzel. You all were so helpful and awesome! THANK YOU VERY MUCH!


Our Spelling test this week will be on Tuesday. New words will be given on Wednesday. If your child comes home with the TAN notebook and a homework paper, please have them write each misspelled word 3 times.

Continue to review the words in the BLUE notebook.

Reading Fluency checks will take place once a week for the students who need to read 47 words in a minute. The best practice for this is to read, so keep reading!

Collecting data, completing graphs and interpreting graphs will continue in math. Our final lesson in Topic 14 will be today, so tomorrow is a review and Wednesday is the test. Look over the pages that come home to prepare.

Two more Math Fact Fluency checks will be completed this week. There were 3 more students that reached the goal! Now we are striving for Advanced by finishing even more problems with sums 10-20 in 3 minutes. So if your child has conquered the sums to 9, please review these facts. If your child is still working to reach the sums to 9 goal, then you are continuing to review those.

On Wednesday we will be doing an activity with some high school students for Kick Butts Day. This is a program that allows older students to impress upon the younger children not to start smoking or engaging in unhealthy habits. Please have your children to wear sneakers. (Rain date will be Thursday.)

Don’t Forget! Your child should be reading all stories to you. This is considered HOMEWORK every single day.

**Review Friday Folder material, sign the page and return on Monday.**

I hope you have a stunning week!

Monday (5/15) will be Day 7 > Phys. Ed. (Don’t forget your sneakers.)

Sunday, April 30, 2017

This Week's Happenings

5/1/17


Monday: Day 7 > Phys. Ed.
Tuesday: Day 8 > Music Class
Wednesday: Day 9 > Computer Class
Thursday: Day 10 > FIELD TRIP!
Friday: Day 1 > Art Class

>>Monday, May 8 will be an extended school day by 30 minutes.<< Spelling homework will be given today. If your child brings home a paper, please have him/her write each misspelled word 3 times. Any child who was not there to take the pretest should write every word one time. The spelling test will not be until next week. (No homework on Thursday or Friday.) Continue to review the words in the BLUE notebook. We will just be adding the third set this week. (Sorry if the note last week confused anyone.) Those students who missed words from Books 3 and 4 will be reading them to me. Reading Fluency checks will take place once a week for the students who need to read 47 words in a minute. The best practice for this is to read, so keep reading! Collecting data, completing graphs and interpreting graphs will continue in math. We will not be assessing this topic until next week. Please look over the pages that come home. FIELD TRIP – Thursday I will send home a reminder on Wednesday. If you haven’t already, send back the permission slip tomorrow. Your child will not be able to attend if this is not returned. Look over the information you received on Friday and if you have any questions please contact me. sbisco@northschuylkill.net or 570 874 3661 ext 3223 Another Math Fact Fluency check will be completed this week. We did not have any students reach the goal last week  . Please review the facts with sums to 9, these are the only problems they need to know for this goal. I am hoping that the one or two children that are so close, make it to the top this week! Don’t Forget! Your child should be reading all stories to you. This is considered HOMEWORK every single day. Reading Logs were sent home today. They will be collected before the end of May, so read as much as you can. I will let you know when they are due. **Review Friday Folder material, sign the page and return on Monday.** I hope you have a dazzling week! Monday (5/8) will be Day 2 > Phys. Ed. (Don’t forget your sneakers.)

Sunday, April 23, 2017

This Week's Happenings

4/24/17


Monday: Day 2 > Phys. Ed.
Tuesday: Day 3 > Music Class
Wednesday: Day 4 > Computer Class
Thursday: Day 5 > Library Class
Friday: Day 6 > Art Class


>>Monday, May 1 will be an extended school day by 30 minutes.<< Spelling homework will continue today. If your child brings home a paper, please have him/her write each misspelled word 3 times. Any child who was not there to take the pretest should write every word one time. The spelling test on the OU words will be on Thursday. The new spelling list will be given on Friday. The spelling homework will not begin until Monday. So please look for the TAN notebook next week along with the paper to write the spelling words that were missed on the pretest. On Wednesday, a decodable reader will come home. Have your child read this to you several times for fluency. If your child must read this to me, sign it and send it back. Reading Fluency Checks will only be given to a few students since most of the class has reached the goal. Continue to review the words in the BLUE notebook. The third set of words was added on Friday. Those students who missed words from Books 3 and 4 will be reading them to me. The new topic in math is completing graphs and interpreting the data. Review all pages that come home. This topic is longer than the last one so we won’t be testing until possibly after the field trip. The field trip for our class is May 4. Please look for information in the Friday Folder this week. I will send home another reminder next week too. Another Math Fact Fluency check will be completed this week. We added 3 more students to the list of those who do not need to take it! I will be sending home the first two Fact Fluency Checks this week. Please review the facts with sums to 9, these are the only problems they need to know for this goal. Don’t Forget! Your child should be reading all stories to you. This is considered HOMEWORK every single day. Reading Logs for April can be handed in next week, on Monday. **Review Friday Folder material, sign the page and return on Monday.** I hope you have an inspired week! Monday (5/1) will be Day 7 > Phys. Ed. (Don’t forget your sneakers.)

Sunday, April 16, 2017

This Week's Happenings

4/17/17

Monday: Day 7 > Phys. Ed.
Tuesday: Day 8 > Music Class
Wednesday: Day 9 > Computer Class
Thursday: Day 10 > Library Book Exchange
Friday: Day 1 > Art Class


Book Orders that were sent home on Thursday in the Friday Folders, will be due Monday, April 24.


Spelling homework will continue today. If your child brings home a paper, please have him/her write each misspelled word 3 times. Any child who was not there to take the pretest should write every word one time. The test on the ‘ow’ words will be Tuesday.


The new spelling list will be given on Thursday. If your child brings home the TAN notebook and paper for homework, review and write the misspelled words for Friday.


On Tuesday, a decodable reader will come home. Have your child read this to you several times for fluency. If your child must read this to me, sign it and send it back. Reading Fluency checks will continue next week. Take this week to practice reading for fluency. Those students who have reached the 47 word goal will not be reading this time.


I will be placing the words that any student did not know from Book 4 in the front of their blue notebook this week. Please review these words as well as any missed from Book 3.


The first set of Book 5 words were written last week. This is our last book for first grade. Read over the words and look for the next word list on Friday if all goes well.


The math test on TIME will be Wednesday. Review time to the hour and half-hour. Look over the page that comes home on Tuesday. The new topic will be introduced on Friday.


Another Math Fact Fluency check will be completed this week. Please review the facts with sums to 9.


Don’t Forget! Your child should be reading all stories to you. This is considered HOMEWORK every single day. After reading the book, add it to the Reading Log. When listening to your child read, remember to use those strategies that we have worked on since the start of the school year.


**Review Friday Folder material, sign the page and return on Monday.**

I hope you have a superb week!

Monday (4/24) will be Day 2 > Phys. Ed. (Don’t forget your sneakers.)

Sunday, April 9, 2017

This Week's Happenings

4/10/17

Monday: Day 3 > Music Class
Tuesday: Day 4 > Computer Class
Wednesday: Day 5 > Library Class
Thursday: Day 6 > Art Class
Friday: No School

The new spelling list is in the TAN notebook today. If your child brought it home, please review it for the test next week. As of now, it will be Tuesday. Last week’s list on –ly and –ful were difficult for some students. Due to the low grades, there will be homework this week, writing any misspelled words 3 times each. This will begin today and continue each night until the test.

The second Reading Fluency check will be sent home in the Friday Folder. If your child did not reach the 47 word goal on either check, there will be many more chances to come. Keep Reading!

Continue to review the vocabulary words in the BLUE notebook. We now have all of the Book 4 words. I will begin listening to the children read them to me this week.

On Thursday, a decodable reader will be sent home. Read this several times for fluency. Sign and send it back on Monday if your child is one of the students who read it to me.

Our new math topic is on time. We will be telling time to the hour and half hour. Review all of the pages that come home.

Keep working on addition facts. Use the flashcards to gain fluency. We completed a 46 problem page last week. The students had 2 minutes and there were 4 children who reached the goal! Concentrate on the facts with sums to 9.

Don’t Forget! Your child should be reading all stories to you. This is considered HOMEWORK every single day. After reading the book, add it to the Reading Log. When listening to your child read, remember to use those strategies that we have worked on since the start of the school year.

**Review Friday Folder material, sign the page and return on Monday.**

I hope you have a first-rate week!

Monday (4/17) will be Day 7 > Phys. Ed. (Don’t forget your sneakers.)

Sunday, April 2, 2017

This Week's Happenings

4/3/17

Monday: Day 8 > Music Class
Tuesday: Day 9 > Computer Class
Wednesday: Day 10 > Book Exchange
Thursday: Day 1 > Art Class
Friday: Day 2 > Physical Ed.

The new spelling list is in the TAN notebook today. If your child brought it home, please review it for the test on Friday.

On Thursday, a decodable reader will be sent home. Please read it with your child a few times for fluency. Some students must get this signed and return it to read to me. It is important to practice so that the children do not need to sound out any words.
There should not be any hesitation when reading. You may add it to the Reading Log.

A reading fluency check was sent home on Friday. Remember, 47 words correct in a minute is the goal. There will be another fluency check next week.

Keep reviewing the vocabulary words in the BLUE notebook. The new words will be written on Tuesday. We are coming to the end of Book 4, so next week I will begin listening to the children read them to me.

Math test on Topic 12 will be on Thursday. The reteaching page will come home on Wednesday. Please review this to prepare for the test. The children are measuring using rulers.

Keep working on addition facts. Use the flashcards to gain fluency.

If you did not already hand in your Reading Log for March, tomorrow is the due date.

Don’t Forget! Your child should be reading all stories to you. This is considered HOMEWORK every single day. After reading the book, add it to the Reading Log. When listening to your child read, remember to use those strategies that we have worked on since the start of the school year. Reading fluency will be graded in the last trimester. Practicing reading stories and books on their level will prepare them for this.

**Review Friday Folder material, sign the page and return on Monday.**

I hope you have an excellent week!

Monday (4/10) will be Day 3 > Music Class