Tuesday News 10/19/21

For the rest of the day:

  1. Finish writing the letter D- mom or dad can pick thier favorite D and give you a star
  2. read Sam book
  3. review heart words (green flashcards)
  4. 10 mins of math AND reading on i-ready
  5. visit www.Raz-kids.com and listen to a story 3 times, then you can read it. If you are on a level with tests, you can take the test at the end of the story.

There is no math work today or tomorrow. We will catch up on 2-10 & 2-11 on Thursday & Friday.

Only one more day of Zoom left! The finish line is near. Remember, in order for your child to come back on Thursday you need to provide the negative results. You can email it to the office or send in a paper copy.

Just a reminder that the Halloween goodies and candy should be brought to school by Friday. Girls- 100 inexpensive prizes, Boys- 100 pieces (about 2 large bags) of candy. Thank you for helping make our carnival a success!

Monday News 10/18/21

For the rest of the day:

  1. Finish Math lesson 2-9. Upload the HW to Seesaw
  2. complete 10 mins of math AND reading on i-ready

Just a reminder that students should be completing at least 70 mins on i-ready per subject every week. They should be completing 10 mins per subject every day for a total of 40 mins, and then we work for an additional 30 mins in class. I-ready says that students pass with a 67%. I do not consider that a passing grade. My goal is for students to take their time and score 80% or higher. I am going to start an incentve chart in class where they can color in a box for every lesson they pass with 80% or more. Hopefully this will get them to take thier time, and really think about answers before choosing them.

I did not give you enough math work for tomorrow or Wednesday, so we will make it up when we return on Thursday.

In order for your child to return on Thursday, you have to provide the results of a negative covid test.

Thank you to everyone for signing up for a conference. I will send out the link on Thursday morning.

Just a reminder that I am trying out a new book order this month with Usborne books. There are lots of fun titles to choose from for kids of all ages. You can browse on the left side by categories, or you can type in whatever topic you are looking for in the search bar (ex: dinosaurs, trucks, science). There are lots of holiday books too. Books make great stocking stufferes. https://t12687.myubam.com/2247177

Friday News 10/15/21

TGIF! We made it through day 2 of Zoom!

For the rest of the day:

  1. read the Sam book
  2. read through the decodable drill sheet
  3. complete the home connection sheet
  4. complete 30 mins of math on i-ready. (No reading today)
  5. complete the hot/cold sort & color by number fireman page

Have a nice weekend and see everyone back on Zoom on Monday.

Thursday News 10/14/21

We survived our first zoom class! Thank you all for being flexible with the fire drill and making our first day a success. I was really impressed with everyone.

For the rest of the day:

  1. finish gluing the lowercase grass pieces to the top of the capital alligators so Alf can safely pass through the Amazon
  2. finish practice pages 24& 24
  3. read Sam book with your child. They should be sounding out and blending to hear the words
  4. read through the decodable drill sheet with your child
  5. start practicing the green sight word cards on the ring
  6. take the check point quiz and upload to Seesaw.
  7. read “A Fireman” and help your child fill in the missing words. Color the book.

Homework is still the same.

  1. Practice handwriting
  2. upload quiz to seesaw
  3. 10 mins of math AND reading on i-ready

If you child is looking for things to do today they can start exploring www.raz-kids.com.

  1. click the green kids log in button
  2. you will need the teacher code the first time you log on : tsafranek12
  3. find your child’s name
  4. type in thier password (it is thier number 4 times or 2 times if they have a double digit. Ex. if you are number 7, your password is 7777, if you are number 11, your password is 1111. The only outlier is number 1. Your password is 0001. )
  5. they need to click on the ufo that says “level up”
  6. listen to the books 3x, then “read” the book. They should have it memorized and that is fine.
  7. once you complete all the tasks in the level it will automatically move you up to the next level. (Level A and higher have a 5 question quiz).

Wednesday News 10/13/21

I will send an email shortly with the schedule for e-learning.

Homework

  1. Hand writing practice- first & last name. One capital letter, the rest lowercase.
  2. Math 2-8 upload to Seesaw
  3. 10 mins of math AND reading on i-ready. Set a timer. 

Religion

We are talking about how God gave us families this week. We read a book about a little squirrel and his daddy. The little squirrel was frustrated because he felt like he couldn’t do things and always needed daddy’s help. In the end, daddy needed little squirrel’s help. We talked about how families help each other, and provide support. We are a school family and we do the same things here at school. We talked about how family does not just have to be blood relatives.   

Reading

Alf taught us to listen for the a in the middle of a word. We made a backpack and circled the things inside it that had an “a” sound in the middle.

We are starting sight words this week. We are doing things a little differently this year with our sight words. The words will be coming home at the end of the week along with an easy reader. You should be reading the book at home with your child. They are allowed to sound out words they can decode. There are some heart words that they can’t decode, and they just have to memorize. We are using the letters s, m, t, a to make words this week. A, am, Sam, at, & mat. The heart words for this week are like & I.      

Math

We completed Chapter 2, lesson 8. We are comparing numbers: greater than, less than, equal to. Please complete the HW and upload to Seesaw.

SS

We are learning about fire safety this week. We made a fire safety book today and had a visit from Firefighter Walsh and Firefighter Rasso! They let the kids try on their gear, and answered all our “burning” questions.   

Reminders:

  • Thursday- sign up genius will be sent out for conferences @ 3:15
  • Oct. 21 & 22- Early dismissal @ 11:20 for conferences (no aftercare)  
  • Oct 22nd Halloween goodies are due: boys-candy, girls-prizes
  • Oct 29th – Celebrate Halloween. Studnets can come in costume. No masks or weapons please

Tuesday News 10/12/21

Just a reminder, for our Halloween carnival, you are supplying the prizes/ candy for the 8th graders to pass out during their carnival games. Girls- 50 game prizes (inexpensive Halloween party treasures- Dollar tree, Target $1 spot). Boys- 2 bags of Halloween candy (roughly 100 pieces total, from the list on the back). Candy and prizes should be brought to school by Oct. 22nd.

A sign up genius link will be sent out on Thursday @ 3:15 to sign up for conferences. Please check your email on Thursday to sign up for ONE time slot. If you know that you are not available next Thursday or Friday, let me know, and we can find another day that works.

Homework

  1. Hand writing practice- first & last name. One capital letter, the rest lowercase.
  2. Math 2-7: cross out as they count
  3. 10 mins of math AND reading on i-ready. Set a timer. 

Religion

We are talking about how God gave us families this week. We read a book about a little puppy and the things he loves to do with his mom. All of our families look different. One family is not better than the next. All of our parents love us and show us love. We talked about the different ways parents love us. We did a little writing activity and drew a picture of how we are loved. I saved their writing for their portfolio. Ask your child what they drew and how they feel they are loved.  

Reading

Alf taught us to write the lowercase a today. We make an o, and then add a tail without lifting our pencil.

We are starting sight words this week. We are doing things a little differently this year with our sight words. The words will be coming home at the end of the week along with an easy reader. You should be reading the book at home with your child. They are allowed to sound out words they can decode. There are some heart words that they can’t decode, and they just have to memorize. We are using the letters s, m, t, a to make words this week. A, am, Sam, at, & mat. The heart words for this week are like & I.      

Math

We completed Chapter 2, lesson 7. We are using the crossing off strategy to count so we do not double count objects. I told my friends if they want to use crayons to cross off as they count, they can. They MUST write their numbers with pencil.

SS

We are learning about fire safety this week. I am calling them up one at a time to see if they know their address, phone number and birthday. They should know the month, day, and year they were born. We talked about making a meeting place if there is a fire at your house. Please make a plan with your family if you have not already done so. We read a Let’s Find out Magazine about firefighters, watched a short video, and completed a dot to dot. We also talked about what number we dial if there is an emergency. We defined emergency as well.  

Reminders:

  • Oct. 21 & 22- Early dismissal @ 11:20 for conferences (no aftercare)  
  • Oct 22nd Halloween goodies are due: boys-candy, girls-prizes
  • Oct 29th – Celebrate Halloween. Studnets can come in costume. No masks or weapons please

Friday News 10/8/21

Just a reminder, for our Halloween carnival, you are supplying the prizes/ candy for the 8th graders to pass out during their carnival games. Girls- 50 game prizes (inexpensive Halloween party treasures- Dollar tree, Target $1 spot). Boys- 2 bags of Halloween candy (roughly 100 pieces total, from the list on the back). Candy and prizes should be brought to school by Oct. 22nd.

There is NO SCHOOL on Monday! Enjoy the long weekend.

A sign up genius link will be sent out next week to sign up for conferences.

Homework

  1. Enjoy the long weekend

Religion

We watched the Beginners Bible video of Noah’s Ark today.

Reading

Alf taught us to write a capital A today. We start at the top, slant left, slant right, and cross at the yellow line. I told them they can’t cheat and start at the bottom. Nor should they round the top. It must come to a mountain peak at the top.     

Math

We worked on i-ready. We also learned our first math game: top it (AKA war). They are playing with cards 0-20. They need to recognize the number and decide which partner has the higher card. They can use the 100’s chart to help them.  

SS

We read another Halloween book and made a black cat craft that is hanging in the room.    

Reminders:

  • Oct. 21 & 22- Early dismissal @ 11:20for conferences (no aftercare)  
  • Oct 22nd Halloween goodies are due: boys-candy, girls-prizes
  • Oct 29th – Celebrate Halloween. Studnets can come in costume. No masks or weapons please.

Thursday News 10/7/21

Just a reminder, for our Halloween carnival, you are supplying the prizes/ candy for the 8th graders to pass out during their carnival games. Girls- 50 game prizes (inexpensive Halloween party treasures- Dollar tree, Target $1 spot). Boys- 2 bags of Halloween candy (roughly 100 pieces total, from the list on the back). Candy and prizes should be brought to school by Oct. 22nd.

Homework

  1. Practice handwriting
  2. Math 2-6: upload to seesaw
  3. 10 mins of math AND reading on i-ready

Religion

We read a story about a time when Mary and Joseph lost Jesus, but then found him 3 days later in the temple. They were so scared and worried, but then were happy when they found Jesus. We connected this to our own lives and talked about how this makes us feel if we are shopping at a store and lose mom and dad. Our feelings can change from one minute to the next. We have lots of feelings and that is ok.

Reading

We were introduced to some pages in Alf’s adventure magazine. We had to identify the types of adventures Alf was looking at and find the things that started with A in his adventure magazine.    

Math

We completed Chapter 2, Lesson 6 today. Please complete the HW and upload to Seesaw.

SS

We read a Pete the Cat book about trick or treating and then we made another Halloween craft that is hanging in the room.    

Reminders:

  • Oct 11th – No school
  • Oct. 21 & 22- Early dismissal @ 11:20for conferences (no aftercare)  
  • Oct 22nd Halloween goodies are due: boys-candy, girls-prizes
  • Oct 29th – Celebrate Halloween. Studnets can come in costume. No masks or weapons please.

Wednesday News 10/6/21

We had a surprise visit from the 118 fire truck and the 55 engine today! We got to go inside the engine. This visit is getting us ready for fire safety week next week.

The fashion show was a great success! Everyone looked so cute in their vests. Thanks for helping make this event a huge success.

Today was the 30th day of School! Zero left us some m&m’s to snack on.

Homework

  1. Practice handwriting
  2. Math 2-5: upload to seesaw
  3. 10 mins of math AND reading on i-ready

Religion

We read a book about inclusion today called You Are Enough. We looked at pictures of people who are born with Down Syndrome, skin conditions, and cleft palates. We talked about how people can look different on the outside, but they still have feelings, a brain, and a heart just like we do. We talked about not pointing, or staring, at people that look different than we do. God made us all perfect just the way we are.

Reading

We were introduced to our next super friend, Alf. Alf is short for Alfalfa. He likes to go on adventures in his backyard, but he does not like all the ants he sees.   

Math

We completed Chapter 2, Lesson 5 today: counting to 10. Please use 2 colors to complete the HW. One color to count to 5, and the other color to count on.      

SS

We completed an art project for the Square one fundraiser. I won’t give too much away in hope that you order your child’s artwork when the fundraiser starts.    

Reminders:

  • Oct 11th – No school
  • Oct. 21 & 22- Early dismissal @ 11:20for conferences (no aftercare)  
  • Oct 22nd Halloween goodies are due: boys-candy, girls-prizes
  • Oct 29th – Celebrate Halloween

Tuesday News 10/5/21

Make sure to bring in your letter vest tomorrow for the fashion show.

Homework

  1. Practice handwriting
  2. Upload check my progress to Seesaw
  3. 10 mins of math AND reading on i-ready

Religion

We read a book about having big feelings and what that means. We do not have to hide our feelings when we have them. We talked about who we like to talk to and tell our feelings to.   

Reading

We took the first Superkids test today on the letters C, O, & G. There were 3 sections to this first test. In the first section, they were given 4 pictures and then were asked to listen to a different word. They had to listen for the beginning sound and then select the picture that started with the same sound. In the second section, they were asked to identify letters. Finally, the third section asked them to look at a picture and choose what letter it starts with out of 3 choices. Please look over your child’s results. A – means they did not master the skill, √ means they passed the skill, and + means they mastered the skill. There is a percent at the bottom so you can see how your child scored. A score of 80% or higher is passing.

Math

We took a check my progress quiz today. The only homework is upload the quiz to seesaw. There is NO OTHER HW. Please look over the quiz with your child and correct anything they did not get.     

SS

We read a non fiction book about Owls and a fiction book about a white owl. We then made our own owls to display in the hallway with our bat.   

Reminders:

  • Oct 11th – No school
  • Oct. 21 & 22- Early dismissal @ 11:20for conferences (no aftercare)  
  • Oct 22nd Halloween goodies are due: boys-candy, girls-prizes
  • Oct 29th – Celebrate Halloween