Third Grade News Room 112 Mrs. Reckwerdt Week of 3/19-3/23/18

Religion:    For Lent this week we will be attending an all school Mass on Monday, the Living Stations of the Cross on Thursday, and the Washing of the Feet Prayer Service on Friday.   Students will continue to  learn about parishes in chapter 11.  The chapter 11 test will be on Thursday, March 22nd and March prayer will be recited this Friday, March 23rd. 

Math:  Students will  learn more about fractions in chapter 9 including comparing them and finding equivalent  fractions.  This week the  Simple Solutions Quiz  will be on Tuesday, March 20th.  

Reading:   Students should be finished reading their fantasy, fairy tale, or science fiction book and now be working on the book report which is due this Friday, March 23rd. We have finished reading the Year of Miss Agnes and comparing it to the Athabascans.  There will be a test on the Ms. Agnes book this Wednesday, March 21st.  Students will then be reading  in our Sleuth book, “A Day at School in Japan,” and “The Frog Princess: A Tlingit Legend from Alaska.”  In small groups  students are reading  Flat Stanley, Mudshark, and Henry Huggins novels.

Phonics:  Students have been learning about vowel pairs, digraphs, diphthongs and dividing words into syllables in unit 5.  The unit test will be on Wednesday.

Spelling: Our new unit continues with more r-controlled patterns and homophones. The unit 22 words are: pear, pair, hare, hair, fair, fare, their, there, wear, where, bare, barefoot, nowhere, software, and hardware.   The weekly spelling test will be on Friday.

Science: This week students will be learning how how living things can affect the environment both positively and negatively.  The unit test will be on Friday.  When we return from Easter vacation we will be setting chicken eggs in the incubator for our next exciting unit of study!

Leukemia & Lymphoma Fund raising: Students have been very generous in their contributions.  As of Thursday our box contained $107.12!!!   We are trying to reach the class selected goal of $250.

Important dates/ events

March 20th: College dress down–bring quarters for Leukemia & Lymphoma.

March 21st: Dress down day…change for Leukemia & Lymphoma

March 22: Agricultural Science Field trip. Students will wear regular school uniform.

March 26 -April 2nd:  Easter Vacation

April 3rd:  Return to School.   Our Chicken incubation unit begins.

April 10: Cardinal College 6:30 pm.  Jamie Strauss parent coach will be speaking.

DONATION  REQUEST:   Students have used all of their pencils. If possible when you are shopping this weekend please pick up a pack to send in for the class.  Thank you in advance!




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Second-2-None: Week of 3/12/18

This week in Religion, we focused on the Liturgy of the Word and which parts of the Mass fall under this part. Next week, we will focus on Holy Week and Easter. We are also going to attend an All-School Mass on Monday, Living Stations of the Cross on Thursday, and a Washing of the Feet Prayer Service on Friday.

In English, we wrapped up the chapter and took a test. Students got to show how much they knew about prepositions, other parts of speech, and topics of paragraphs. In Phonics, we continued to work on adding endings to nouns and verbs. We worked with different rules to help us remember when to add -s or -es and if we need to change any letters. In Handwriting, we finished learning all lowercase cursive letters. We will begin uppercase next week!

In Math, we continued measuring and estimating lengths of objects in inches, feet, and yards. We also identified the best uses for a ruler, yard stick, and measuring tape. We will finish and review this measurement unit and take our test on Wednesday. We will finish up the week playing fun math games to review concepts learned so far.

In Social Studies, we took our test on Unit 3. We also began Unit 4, which is all about local, state, and federal government. We will be focusing on the leaders of our city, state, and country and what they do. We will also learn about the different branches of government. This week’s newsletter secret is: the mayor leads a city.

Special Announcements:

  • First Communion Banner Kits can be purchased here:
  • Cardinal College is hosting a speaker for parents on April 10th at 6:30 p.m. at school, please join fellow parents by attending!
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First Grade Happenings for the Week of March 19th to the 23rd

Religion:  We continue to prepare for our “Washing of the Feet Prayer Service” to be held on Friday, March 23rd.  Please join us on Friday at 9:00am in the Church if you schedule allows.  As part of the preparation for the service we will watch a cartoon version of the Last Super.  The class will also be completing their closer look at the Stations of the Cross.

Reading:  This week we will be re-reading the “Recess Queen”.  As we are reading the story we will ask and answer questions from the beginning, middle and end of the story.  We will also identify words in the story that describe the characters and how they behave.

Spelling/Grammar:  Our words this week contain the long I sound when Y is making the sound.  Our words this week are  The students will learn how to add -ing to the end of words that end in y.  This week our words are fry, before, more, crying, dry, myself, sky, win, sit, stop.

Writing:  As a whole class we will generate a list of ideas for “How To” stories.  We will review words that help to transition from the First step to the last in “How To” stories.  We will also write a whole class “How to” story as a sample.

Math:  Our work with showing place values using 10’s and 1’s continues this week.  The students will learn how to show numbers up to 120.

Social Studies:  This week we will identify land and bodies of water on both maps and globes

Important Information for the Week:

First grade is still in need of baby wipes for each class.

Please remember to send in your $5.00’s for your child’s pizza lunch that we are having on Friday to celebrate our success with the “Washing of the Feet” Prayer Service.

Sunday, March 18th:  Please attend Mass this weekend.

Monday, March 19th:  C – Day:  107 has Spanish and Science Lab.  108 has TLC and Music.  Hot Lunch from McDonald’s.  The school will be attending Mass at 9:00am.  Please join us if your schedule allows.

Tuesday, March 20th:  D – Day 107 has Music and Library. (Please return your books today so that new ones can be checked out for Spring Break). 108 has Spanish and TLC.  Bring in the change fund raising continues with QUARTER MADNESS – bring in quarters and wear your favorite college’s spirit wear or their colors.

Wednesday, March 21st:  E – Day:  107 has Spanish and Gym.  108 has Science Lab and Gym.  Last Day of Bring in the Change fund raising.  Bring in your boxes from home and dress down in your favorite dress down clothes.  Hot Lunch from Jimmy John’s.

Thursday, March 22nd:  F – Day:  107 has Gym and TLC. 108 has Spanish and Music.  We will be attending the 8th Grade’s presentation of the Living Stations at 2:15.  This is an amazing presentation.  Please join us if your schedule allows.

Friday, March 23rd:  A – Day:  107 has Art and Music.  108 has Library and Art.  Please gather your library books and return them so that new ones can be checked out for break.  Today is our presentation of the “Washing of the Feet Prayer Service” at 9:00am this morning.  SPRING BREAKL STARTS TODAY AT 3:00 AND GOES UNTIL TUESDAY APRIL 3RD.  ENJOY YOUR BREAK!!  If your are traveling please travel safe and bring back the beautiful weather!!  Encourage your child to read everyday while on break.  Books make great basket fillers.   Have a Happy Easter!!

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Overton News 3-19

Language Arts:  Students have received March poems! March poems are due on March 23rd! Your student will bring home spelling words Monday . There is a spelling test over Unit 18 this Friday.

Reading:  The current novels are Superfudge, Number the Stars, and Run, Billy, Run. Ask your student what their new book is! Our whole class book this week is called Brave Girl and The Titanic Ship. We have already read Back of the Bus and Rosa Parks: Hometown Hero to gain background knowledge. March book reports are due April 3rd! 

Math: We are starting a new chapter about comparing fractions!

Writing: This week we are taking a break from persuasive writing to focus on how to plan, organize, write, and edit a personal narrative in 45 minutes to prepare for the ASPIRE testing in a few weeks.

Science: We are continuing a new chapter about People and Resources! We have also begun talking about/learning about our chicks! We will get the eggs on April 3rd! Ask your student how long they take to hatch!

Social Studies: Our next chapter in social studies is about types of governments, governments in the past, and the United States government!


Our classroom could really use new dry erase board markers!


Important Dates:


3/22: 3rd grade field trip to Chicago Agricultural High School

3/23: Poems Due

3/24-4/2: Easter Break!

4/3: Book Report due, EGGS!!!

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The Social Studies Corner — 7th Grade

The 7th grade students recently completed a study of the early American presidents and their impact on the development of political parties and foreign policy in the United States.  In addressing these issues, students explored the presidencies of George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison and James Monroe and evaluated the circumstances that lead to the War of 1812 and the Monroe Doctrine.  They also investigated the place of political parties in modern American government and the foreign policy issues that face the United States in 2018.

The students also spent considerable time exploring the issues that arose out of the elections of 1800, 1824 and 1828.  They also discussed the changes in American society that accompanied Jackson’s presidency and the place of the common man in a Jacksonian democracy.  Finally, students evaluated Jackson’s policies, which lead to the South Carolina Nullification Crisis, the dispute with the Bank of the United States and the Trail of Tears.

Beginning next week, we will begin a discussion of American territorial expansion and will evaluate the policies that lead to what has been romantically termed “Manifest Destiny.”

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The Social Studies Corner — 6th Grade

The 6th grade students are finishing up the study of ancient and modern India.   Their exploration of India has included:

  • an analysis of the geography of the Indian subcontinent,
  • a review of the First Unification of the Indian kingdoms by the Chandragupta Maurya,
  • examination of the spread of Buddhism by Anoka,
  • evaluation of the seven cultural contributions of the Gupta Empire, and
  • the place of these events on the current Indian state.

The class is preparing for their final quiz and test for the unit, both of which will take place next week.  They will then begin preparation for a study of ancient and modern China, which will culminate with a field trip to Chicago’s Chinatown in mid-April.

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7th Grade – Math and Religion

7th grade religion – Students have been reading the Gospel According to Mark. We have been reading a chapter a day and answering questions in our packets. I am planning on finishing this book right before spring break! We also have been continuing working with second step. The lesson this week was about managing emotions and staying in control. We talked about events that get us fired up and how we can prepare ourselves, especially if it’s a situation that repeats itself (losing in fortnite seems to be a very emotional time for a lot of students). We practiced positive self-talk to change our attitudes and three breathing techniques. Students are bringing home a packet to work on over the weekend and there is one activity where I’d like parent/adult guidance. They are supposed to be “emotion trainers” and design complete workouts for managing personal emotions. They are to select an adult to be their first client. Together, you will come up with as many possibilities as you can think of to be in the best emotional shape possible! 🙂


7A math – Monday will be a review day and Tuesday is the module 14 quiz. Students should be studying their Go Math pages, homework assignments, notes, and the “Are You Ready To Go On?” page and the assessment readiness at the end of the module. We then will be moving onto Module 15: Exponents and Scientific Notation! Simple Solutions 53/54 will be do next Friday.


7R math – Monday, we will be completing the “Are You Ready To Go On?” and assessment readiness pages. Tuesday’s class will be open to any questions students may have and a review game. Wednesday, students are taking the module 9 quiz. On Thursday, we will be starting unit 5 which is on statistics! We will start with populations and samples and then move to making inferences from a random sample and generating random samples. Simple Solutions 53/54 will be do next Friday.

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6th Grade – Religion

Happy Thursday (because it’s like a Friday)!

This week, the 6th graders completed two lesson in second step. We have been discussing a lot about bullying: recognizing bullying and what to do if it happens. We learned what it means to be a bystander. The bystander can be very powerful in stopping bullying. They can offer support and take action. They can be there for the victim and help guide them. We talked about complimenting each other and saying positive things to each other can turn someone’s day around. Today, we even wrote an advice column Next week, students will learn how to stop strong emotions from creating problems for themselves and others. We will learn techniques to calm down and use critical thinking and reasoning processes.

The 6th graders were in charge of the mass on Wednesday so Monday and Tuesday we were rehearsing in the church. The participants did a fabulous job as always and we are very proud of them!

We will continue next week working on the book of Judges. We will finish that book and test right before we leave for spring break! (great timing).

Just another reminder, please remember to bring in the change boxes. Wednesday, the 21st is the deadline and I don’t want anyone to forget to turn their money in. I’d say bring them on Monday or Tuesday so we can aim early!

Have a wonderful long weekend!

Miss Smith


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Kindergarten Newsletter, March 15

Upcoming Events:

  • Monday, March 19: McDonald’s Hot lunch and 9am Mass
  • Tuesday, March 20: Bring on the Change: Quarter Madness-wear college gear
  • Wednesday, March 21: Bring on the Change: Last day to bring in any coins-dress down day
  • Wednesday, March 21: Welcome Wednesday, 6-7pm: encourage friends, family and neighbors to come check us out!
  • Thursday, March 22: Living Stations: we will watch the 8th grade act out the Stations of the Cross
  • Friday, March 23: Washing of the Feet prayer service and Easter Break dismissal at 3:00
  • Saturday, March 24: 10:00 Easter Egg hunt in Morrissey Hall. Don’t forget your baskets!
  • Wednesday, March 21st: Easter Egg coloring contest pages due to the office.

Looking Ahead:

  • Tuesday, April 10: Cardinal College – Making the Shift  
    Jamie Strauss will hold a wonderful presentation on “Becoming a Better Parent,”  from 6:30-8:00 p.m. in the Parish Center conference rooms.  To RSVP or ask questions, please e-mail Mrs. Schaefer.  For more information, click HERE.

This Week:

  • We’re running very low on paper towels.  Kindergarten can be messy!  If you can send in a roll, that would be GREAT!
  • Welcome back Mrs. Mahr!
  • You received the Mother’s Day Tea Permission slip this week.  Please turn in!
  • Mickey Finn was up to all kinds of mischief in our classrooms! He loves to turn things upside down.  He even made flowers grow on our shamrock plants!

Next Week:

We have library on MONDAY!  Please remember to return books!!


  • Easter stories at the listening center.
  • Write the room: Easter Edition-we will look for special Easter Sentences around the room with our clipboards
  • Word wall words: we will continue to focus on number words, one-ten.
  • Our pocket chart poem will be about the first day of spring.
  • Guided reading groups: the children will practice reading in small groups using our reading strategies and books at their reading level.
  • Journaling-We are looking for the children to: Write 2+ sentences, use punctuation, finger spaces, stretch out unfamiliar words, add details to the picture and write word wall words correctly.


  • Addition: our goal is to “fluently add within 5” and “add within 10”; we will continue to practice creating and solving using + and =. Next week, we will introduce writing addition sentences vertically. We will begin subtraction when we return from Easter break.
  • Counting by 1s, 2s, 5s and 10s.  We are focusing on counting by 2s and counting on from a number other than 1.


  • Holy Week is almost here! We will discuss the stories behind Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday.  We will make a flip book so that your child can share these stories with you at home as well! Be sure to make it to Palm Sunday Mass next week!
  • The children decided to bring soup and/or crackers for the food pantry for this month.  This will be our last Lenten donation. Send in by Friday!
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Junior High — Praying for Peace

Yesterday, the St. Cletus Junior High students joined students nationwide as they prayed for peace.  Lead by 8th grade student Caroline Hart, the students gathered around the St. Cletus Peace Pole and recited St. Francis’ Prayer for Peace and participated in a minute of silence in support of peace.

”  If we are to teach real peace in this world, and if we are to carry on a real war against war, we shall have to begin with the children.”  ~ Ghandi

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Preschool Newsletter – March 16, 2018

Preschool Newsletter – March 16, 2018

Upcoming events:

  • Monday, March 19 – All School Mass, Hot lunch/McDonald’s
  • Tuesday, March 20 – Bring on the change – quarter madness (wear college sportswear)
  • Wednesday, March 21 – Hot lunch/Jimmy John’s, Bring on the change – last day & dress down, Welcome Wednesday at 6 pm till 7 pm
  • Friday, March 23 – Washing of the feet prayer service at 9 am
  • March 26 till April 2 – NO SCHOOL/Spring Break
  • Tuesday, April 10 – Cardinal college at 6:30 pm
    • Jamie Strauss will hold a wonderful presentation on “Becoming a Better Parent” on Tuesday, April 10, from 6:30-8:00 p.m. in the Parish Center conference rooms.  Students whose parents attend the presentation will receive a free dress down day pass.

This week in Preschool we focused on the theme, St. Patrick’s day. We created various crafts, read books, and a leprechaun came to visit the classrooms. Students are continuing to review both upper-case and lower-case letters as well as sounds.

Centers this week:

  • Leprechaun craft
  • Pot of gold craft
  • Shamrock craft
  • Letter & number bingo
  • St. Patrick’s Day bingo

Next week we will learn about Easter and the letter U. Throughout the week we will make Easter eggs, Easter bunnies, watercolor cross, Easter egg hunt, and a letter U activity.

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Fourth Grade News

Important Dates to Remember:

March 16 – No School

March 19 – 9am All School Mass

March 20 – Bring the Change (Quarters), Museum of Science and Industry field trip

March 21 – Last day for Bring the Change (any money) – regular dress down

March 22 – Living Stations at 2 pm

March 23 – Washing of the Feet Mass at 1:55 pm

March 24-April 2 – Spring Break

April 3 – School Resumes

April 9-13 – ASPIRE testing


Reading/Language Arts: Students have been working on developing tools to dissect informational texts. While reading, Skeletons: Inside and Out, the students explored how information is shared through text features, and how these help a reader to better understand the information in the text.They have also been looking at the 5 different structures that an informational text can be organized by: description, sequence, compare and contrast, cause and effect, and problem and solution. They have looked at how clue words, such as: similar, different, first, second, etc. can give clues about what the author is trying to say about the information they are providing. Students have also been exploring how to close-read a text, exploring a text on multiple levels looking at basic information you can gather as well as the information you can gather if you dig deeper as you read. They have also compared and contrasted how authors discuss the same topic in different ways, and how this can add to our understanding of the topic. We will be reading about earthquakes, volcanoes, and the ancient city of Pompeii in the coming weeks.

In Shurley English the students have been working on pronouns and conjunctions. Students have been working on both poetry writing and honing their skills in expository writing using graphic organizers, paragraph practice, and timed final draft writing to practice for ASPIRE. Students will be entering their poems in The America Library of Poetry National Student Poetry Contest. We are very excited about how hard students worked to create their poems and wish them luck in the contest! Students are currently in unit 11 of spelling where they studied r-controlled vowels (ur, ear, er, ir). Unit 12 will review the concepts covered in the last 5 units.


Math: The students have been working on fractions this past week! We have gone from equivalent fractions and common denominators, to putting fractions into simplest form. We will continue working with fractions by comparing which fraction is larger, and to put fractions into order. In order to be successful with fractions, the students need to know their basic multiplication facts, as well as how to create a list of factors. They should be practicing their basic facts at home by doing flashcards each night. While diving into fractions, the students will still be responsible for their in class assignments. This past week, they worked on Simple Solutions, Zearn and fraction supplemental activities.


Religion: The students have begun their Ten Commandments study! We are moving onto the Second and Third Commandments! The students will get the opportunity to discuss each commandment in depth, as well as find ways we can live these Commandments out each day at school and at home. During this time, the students will be assigned a project to learn more about their own name. Since we discussed respecting God’s name, as well as everyone else’s, we thought it would be fun to find out more about our own names! Your student will bring home a question sheet to fill out based on the reason they are named their name. They will then get to design their name on a blank sheet of paper in a way that describes who they are.


Science: The 4th graders have made a trip into space and  landed on the moon. The past few weeks the students have been exploring the ways Earth moves in space and how this affects our lives each day. They then found out that the moon also moves like the earth, rotating in orbit, making it appear differently each night. The students were able to directly observe these movements by acting out the moon’s movements and singing about the different phases. The last portion of this chapter explores the different objects that move about in space, comets, moons, and planets. To expand their knowledge of the planets, students were asked to research a planet and design a vacation destination, including hotels, attractions, transportation, and nutrition. We are excited to see what creative ideas the students come up with! (Project is due Thursday, March 22.)


Social Studies: The students recently wrapped up dissecting the Northeast region! They worked hard to understand and learn the resources that come from the Northeast, special places that are in the Northeast, as well as events that take place there! They had a lot of fun learning all about this region. With only a week before Spring Break, the students will get the opportunity to use their technological skills to complete an online Social Studies Scavenger Hunt. This Scavenger Hunt is bringing them to historical websites to find out information about the White House, Daylight Savings Time, State Capitals, and much more. Once we return from Spring Break, we will dive into learning all about the Southeast region.



Thank you so much for your continued help and support.

It’s always a great day to be a cardinal!

Mrs. Duffy & Ms. Gross


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First Grade Happenings for the Week of March 12th to the 16th

Religion:  The students will continue to learn more about the Stations of the Cross.  Our practice for the Washing of the Feet Prayer Service continues.  The students are doing a wonderful job.  Please put March 23rd on your calendar so that you are able to attend the 9:00am prayer service.  This week we will also learn about the legend of St. Patrick.

Reading:  This week we begin the second story in the second unit of our new reading series. The story is called “The Recess Queen”.  As we are reading the story the students will use their knowledge of story elements.  They will identify the events that happen at the beginning, middle and end of the story.  As we are reading the new story we will ask and answer questions revolving around what has been read.

Spelling:  This week we will spend time reviewing previous spelling words.  There will not be a spelling test due to the fact that there will not be any school on Friday for the students.

Grammar:  The students will review how to identify the subjects, verbs, adjectives and adverbs in stories.  The will also learn how to compare items.  They will see that when -er is added to the end of an adjective two things are being compared.  When comparing three of more things -est is added to the end of an adjective.

Writing:  We have been spending time the last couple of weeks learning how to put stories in sequential order.  This week the students will write a story about the steps it takes to catch a leprechaun.

Math:  We will continue to write numbers 1 – 120.  The students will learn how to break down number into tens and ones.  As they are drawing these numbers they will be using a vertical line to represent 10’s and x’s to represent 1’s in number.  Look for examples of this to come home to help with homework this week.

Social Studies:  We continue to learn about the effects of weather on land.  This week we will also be talking about the reasons it is important to help out at home as much as possible.  The students will be bringing home a sheet to write information about a chore they do at home and why it needs to be done to help out the family.  This assignment along with 6.4 from Math are both due on Thursday of this week.

Important Information for the week

Both of the first grade classrooms are in need of baby wipes to help us keep our hands clean.  If you have not done so already we would appreciate it if you would send in a package of baby wipes.

Friday, March 16th there will not be any school because the teachers will be attending an in service.  Have a wonderful long weekend.

If you are interested in helping out with lunch duty please let us know.  Lunch room duty is from 11:30 to 12:00.  We appreciate the time you donate to helping us.

Monday, March 12th:  E – Day:  107 has Spanish and Gym.  108 has Science Lab and Gym.  Hot lunch from Great American Bagel.

Tuesday, March 13th:  F – Day:  107 has Gym and TLC.   108 has Spanish and Music.  Bring in Green Dress Down Day.  The students are encouraged to bring in dollar bills for their classroom’s donation box and they are allowed to dress down in green clothing.

Wednesday, March 14th:  A – Day:  107 has Art and Music.  108 has Library (please bring back your current books so that new ones can be checked out today.)  and Art.  We will be attending 9:00am all school Mass.  If your schedule allows please join us.  Hot lunch from Bouna Beef.

Thursday, March 15th:  B – Day:  107 has TLC.  108 has Gym.  We will be attending Stations of the Cross at 2:15.  If your schedule allows please join us.

Friday, March 16th:  Students do not have school due to teacher inservice.  Enjoy your long weekend

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Third Grade News Room 112 Mrs. Reckwerdt March 12-16th

Religion:    We will be attending an all school Mass on Wednesday.  Third grade will be leading the Stations of the Cross this Thursday, March 15th at 2:15 pm.  Please join us if you are availableStudents are learning more about parishes in chapter 11.  The chapter 11 test will  be on March 15th.   The March prayer will be recited on March 23rd. 

Math:  Students have explored many aspects of fractions in chapter 8. We will have the Go Math Chapter test will be on Thursday, March 15th.  

Reading:   Students should be reading their fantasy, fairy tale, or science fiction book for their next book report. The book report will be due on March 23rd.  We will finishing the Year of Miss Agnes this week. In small groups students are reading other novels.

Phonics:  Students  will be dividing words into syllables and reviewing  vowel pairs, digraphs, and diphthongs as we conclude unit 5. The unit test will be next week on Tuesday or Wednesday.

Language:   The March poems were will be recited on Thursday, March 15th.  Please do not let your child wait to the last minute to practice their selected poem.

Spelling:  Because of the shortened week there will not be a weekly spelling test.

Science: This week students will be learning how environmental changes affect living things and how living things can also affect the environment.  They will learn about both positive and negative changes.


Important dates/ events

March 13: Green dress down day for Leukemia & Lymphoma..bring dollars

March 16th: Teacher Institute Day– No school for students.

March 20th: College dress down–bring quarters for Leukemia & Lymphoma.

March 21st: Dress down day…change for Leukemia & Lymphoma

March 22: Agricultural Science Field trip.

April 10: Cardinal College 6:30 pm.  Jamie Strauss parent coach will be speaking.

DONATION  REQUEST:   Students have used all of their pencils. If possible when you are shopping this weekend please pick up a pack to send in for the class.  Thank you in advance!




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Kindergarten Newsletter March 9th 2018

Upcoming Events/mark your calendars:

May 4th, Mothers Day Tea…please note…the children will be dismissed with you at 11:30 that day! Our Tea will be in the morning.  We look forward to spending time with our moms!

CARDIANL COLLEGE! APRIL 10, 6:30…what is Cardinal College? It’s a new program, where parents can learn new things! Our first “class” is on parent Coaching. Who couldn’t use a little help and some new ideas on how to raise good kids in this new digital age? Our speaker for the evening will be Jamie Strauss. Jamie comes to us with a wealth of knowledge. She also has two young boys…she gets it! She has the same kinds of struggles all parents do today! Come and join us, bring your friends! You will not be disappointed!

What’s Due:

**Please remember if your last name starts with a letter N-Z, please send in your supplies! We are in desperate need of disinfect wipes, paper towels and baby wipes. THANK YOU!

If you are willing to help with some of our snack days, please let us know! A BIG Kindergarten thank you to the parents who have already volunteered to pick up a snack day! We really appreciate it!

This Week:

We enjoyed discussing your child’s progress at conferences. Each child develops as his/her own unique pace! The steady progress has been great to see in all the students! When we work together, your child benefits! We sure do make a great team!

Next Week:


We began really digging into our leveled readers. Each child is reading a book at his or her instructional level. We are seeing great reading strategies that we have taught in action! When reading with your child at home, notice these simply strategies working. Let your child show you some things that help when coming across an unfamiliar word. The most important reading skill is comprehension. Ask your child what he or she just read, tell you in his or her own words. Sometimes, just stop  mid story and ask what did you just read?


Addition sentences, horizontal and vertical writing will be our focus. We have a song about knowing our doubles, ask your child!


The class voted and we have decided that we would like to donate soup and crackers to our food pantry. When we serve others we serve God! We have been blessed so we can bless others!

With 2 major saints to be celebrated this month we are revisiting what we know about saints. How can we become saints? St. Patrick taught the Irish people about God, we will use a shamrock to do the same!


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