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Sunday, April 23, 2017

week of April 24, 2017

Mrs. Borden and Mrs. Jones’ Newsletter (Week of April 24, 2017)

Math: Our new topic is, Topic 12, Measurement. Our math words to use are: longer than, shorter than, as tall as, taller than, lighter than.  Our Topic Essential Question is: How can objects be compared by length, height, capacity, and weight?  We will continue this topic until the end of the week.

 Reading: Our new story is This Is The Way We Go To School and it is a book that we will use to focus on the plot of the story.  We will discuss how children in different parts of the world get to school.  Our amazing words include: cable car, trolley, horse and buggy, skis, Metro line, vaporetto.

Handwriting/Writing:  We will continue to work on our Daily Fix Its (where the sentences are lacking some of the writing rules) and the class has to fix the problems.  We will look at using capital letters at the beginning and lowercase everywhere else, two finger spacing, and correct punctuation at the end.  We will also review all capital letters and putting them in alphabetical order.  We are working hard on writing words that we know how to spell in our best handwriting.

***Please continue to review all letters, sounds, numbers, counting patterns, as well as sight words.  Also, please continue to read each night and complete the AR book log as the goal is at least 15 books a month.

Important Dates: (please also check the folders for any reminders and new calendar for May)
April 24- Day 2
April 25-27- PSSA Grade 3-6
May 1- NSE PTO Meeting 6:30 pm
May 8-12- NSE Spring PTO Book Fair
May 23- Kindergarten Graduation at High School (1pm)
May 26- NSE Carnival Day
May 29- Memorial Day

May 31- Last Day of School (Report cards sent home)

Friday, April 14, 2017

week of April 17, 2017

Mrs. Borden and Mrs. Jones’ Newsletter (Week of April 17, 2017)

Math: Our new topic is, Topic 12, Measurement. Our math words to use are: longer than, shorter than, as tall as, taller than, lighter than.  Our Topic Essential Question is: How can objects be compared by length, height, capacity, and weight?

 Reading: Our new story is On the Move and it is a book that we will use to focus on the main idea of the story.  We will discuss how people in different parts of the world travel.  Our amazing words include: travel, kayak, llama, dogsled, double decker bus, submarine.

Handwriting/Writing:  Our sentence dictation is going nicely!   We write using CVC words, sight words, and other common words.  We stay on topic and our illustration matches our writing!  We will be reviewing our numbers 0-10 and working on writing words and sentences with our lowercase letters.

***Please continue to review all letters, sounds, numbers, counting patterns, as well as sight words.  Also, please continue to read each night and complete the AR book log as the goal is at least 15 books a month.

Important Dates:
-Monday, April 17- Day 7
-Thursday, April 20- Graduation pictures: please return the picture envelope and payment prior to the picture day

-Week of April 17- Career Week, please see the pink paper that was sent home previously to see what is happening this week at NSE

Sunday, April 9, 2017

week of April 10, 2017

Mrs. Borden and Mrs. Jones’ Newsletter (Week of April 10, 2017)

Math: Our new topic is, Topic 11, Decomposing Numbers 11-19. We will learn to break the numbers 11 to 19 into parts made up of ten ones and some further ones.  We will write number sentences to show how we broke the numbers into parts.  Our math words to use are: double ten frame, set.

 Reading: Our new story is The Little Engine that Could and it is a book that we will use to focus on the plot of the story.  Our amazing words include: engine, tracks, passenger, roundhouse, mountain, valley. 

Handwriting/Writing: We have been working on our lowercase letters and writing our number correctly very hard!  We also have been working hard on applying the rules of: 2 finger spaces between words, capitalize only the first letter of the sentence/names/I, punctuation at the end of the sentence, staying on topic, and using our best writing and spelling.

***Thank you to everyone who donated to our fabulous Spa Basket!  Also, thank you if you came to the Basket Auction over the weekend to help support the NSE PTO, we appreciate it!
***Please continue to review all letters, sounds, numbers, counting patterns, as well as sight words.  Also, please continue to read each night and complete the AR book log as the goal is at least 15 books a month.

Important Dates:
-Monday, April 10- Day 3
-Friday, April 14- No School
-Monday, April 17- School


Monday, April 3, 2017

week of April 4, 2017

Mrs. Borden and Mrs. Jones’ Newsletter (Week of April 4, 2017)

Math: Our new topic is, Topic 10, and our essential question is “How can you add 1 ten and some ones to make the numbers 11-19?”  We will be representing numbers 11-19 with a composition of 10 plus 1, 10 plus 2, etc.  We will also be using drawings and number sentences to identify patterns on the first two rows of the hundreds chart.

Reading: Our new story is Trucks Roll! and it is a big book that we will use to focus on comparing and contrasting.  Our amazing words include: trailers, haul, truckers, cabs, steering wheel, headlight.  We will be reviewing vowel sounds in words and discussing our response to questions from our story.

Handwriting/Writing: We have been working on writing our first and last names without random capitals in the middle.  We discussed using initials as well.  We will continue to dictate short sentences with CVC words for practice.  They are often on the back of our handwriting if you would like to review them.

***Please continue to review all letters, sounds, numbers, counting patterns, as well as sight words.  Also, please continue to read each night and complete the AR book log as the goal is at least 15 books a month.
****Please sign and return the assessment folders as soon as possible.  It helps with our record keeping.  If you have any questions, please let us know.

Important Dates:
-Monday, April 3- Day 8, NSE PTO Meeting at 6:30pm
-Tuesday through Friday-  PSSA testing at NSE
-NSE PTO Basket Auction- Shop and Drop (April 8 10am-5pm), (April 9 12pm-3pm), Drawing at 3pm

*Thank you so much for donating to our Spa Basket!  It is looking FABULOUS!  Come and take a chance on our relaxing basket.  We hope to see you there and many thanks for supporting the PTO.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

week of March 27, 2017

Mrs. Borden and Mrs. Jones’ Newsletter (Week of March 27, 2017)

Math: We will be continuing our topic of making numbers and writing number sentences.  Our assessment will be at the end of the week. Please continue to practice writing numbers to 20.  We also practice counting to 100 by 1, 5, and 10.  We will continue to review the concepts of putting together (addition) and taking apart (subtraction).

Reading: Our new story is Mayday, Mayday!.  It is an informational text that we will be using to review cause and effect.  We will review all letters, sounds, and words that begin with each letter sound.  Please continue to practice sight words.  The progress is awesome, keep up the hard work!  Please also continue blending sounds together to make words and taking words apart by their sounds.  All of these things help children become better readers!

Science:  We are working very hard on wrapping up our topics on Plants and Animals.  We are looking at land animals and water animals.  We also have been writing based on information we learned from a story (Spring).

Handwriting: We talked about how signs in the community can be written in all capitals and how some capitals and lowercase letters have the same formation like: Ww, Xx, Cc, etc.

Reminders:
***AR books for March are due at the end of the month.  The goal is 15 books a month and if you need an additional log, please let us know.
***Please help us welcome Ms. Mary Rose Latorre.  She is a student teacher from Bloomsburg University and she will be with us until May 11.  We are super excited to have her as part of our classroom family.
***Thank you so much for all of the Donations for our Spa Basket.  Any final monetary donations are due this week because we have to finish assembling it for the Basket Auction.  It is looking great so far.
***Kindergarten Graduation information was sent home last week.  Please continue to check folders because there will be more information as it gets closer along with information on pictures.
***Though shorts are allowed now that it has changed from Daylight Savings time, please remember that we do try to go outside for recess as much as possible.  Thank you!

Important Dates:
March 27, 2017- Day 3

March 31, 2017- Spartan Dress Down Day $1

Sunday, March 12, 2017

week of March 13, 2017

Mrs. Borden and Mrs. Jones’ Newsletter (Week of March 13, 2017)

Math: Our new topic is, Topic 9, More Addition and Subtraction.  We will be:  writing number sentences for numbers 4-10 and will be making 4-10 as well as making a graph. 

Reading: Our new story is Abuela and it is a trade book that we will use to focus on the setting of the story along with a city adventure.  Our amazing words include: abuela, adventure, flock, city, airport, harbor. 

Handwriting/Writing: We have been exploring some different writing topics such as: making a list, labels, and questions.  We are also putting emphasis on writing first and last names while only capitalizing the first letter of both names and writing using lowercase letters.  We also stress the use of a 2-finger space in between the words while writing a sentence. 

***Please continue to review all letters, sounds, numbers, counting patterns, as well as sight words.  Also, please continue to read each night and complete the AR book log as the goal is at least 15 books a month.

Important Dates:
-Monday, March 13- Day 7, week of Kindergarten Registration
-Friday, March 17- Spartan Dress Down, $1 Donation


Friday, March 3, 2017

week of March 6, 2017

Mrs. Borden and Mrs. Jones’ Newsletter Week of March 6, 2017

-We will be continuing: If You Could Go to Antarctica and we will be classifying and categorizing.  We will be looking at writing sentences with capital letters at the beginning and punctuation at the end.  Our amazing words are: Antarctica, icebergs, seals, continent, penguins, whales.  We will be reviewing character and setting as well.

-Many thanks for a successful Dr. Seuss/Read Across America Week!  The students from Bloomsburg University came and did a wonderful lesson with us using a Dr. Seuss book.  We have read several of his books including: One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish, And To Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street, The Foot Book, Fox in Socks, The Sneetches, and many, many others.  We were able to make a craft for us to be: Thing 1, our crazy socks, and what we saw on our street.  We had a great time reading these classic books along with a meaningful activity with each one.

-In Math: we will continue: Topic 8, Understanding Subtraction.  We will listen to number stories about separating groups.  We will learn about subtraction sentences, the minus sign, and how to find differences.  Our new math words are: left, separate, subtraction sentence, minus sign.


Important Dates:
March 6- Day 4, PTO meeting at 6:30
March 8- 2-hour Data Delay, Non Rotation Day
March 9- Day 6, Spring Pictures