Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Good Afternoon!

We had quite a busy day today.  We finished up the whale reports - just about!  So when school is back in session I will set a day to invite parents in to allow the students to read the reports.  This is much faster than the fairy tales, as each child only reads to his/her own parent.  I will let you know as soon as I have a date.    We had our Easter party, discussed Easter Sunday and went to the Passion Play.  The Girl Scout cookies were picked up/sorted and distributed.  There appears to have been some glitches in that we were not given as many boxes as we required.  I will go to the Girl Scout office over vacation and fix this.  So if you were short a few boxes...I am on top of it, please have some patience as I work on it.  I am very sorry.  Special thanks to Mrs. Dennehy and Mr. Filera- who were a huge help in the effort.

I hope you have a happy and a Blessed Easter and will see you April 9 :)

Tuesday, March 27, 2018


Reading- read a book and write a summary ( at least 5 sentences.)  We did this in class today so the students should know exactly what to do.  I told them that summary is a general idea, not every detail :)

I sent the test folder again today, just so that you would see the math test. Please return it tomorrow. 

Noon dismissal tomorrow- no after care

Passion play is at 11 in the church all are welcome

GIRL SCOUTS please go to the cafeteria at noon tomorrow to pick up your cookies

Monday, March 26, 2018

Hi, we had a very busy day today!

There are no spelling words this week.


Math- pages 93 and 94, study for test tomorrow
Reading- read for 15 minutes

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Good Afternoon! 

We were so busy today!  We continued to work on telling time.  Today we worked on elapsed time.  This is difficult, and I would encourage students to practice at home.  We will have the test on time and money next Tuesday 3/27.  The review is below and will go home in the red folder today.  In grammar we started pronouns.  In religion we started to discuss the saints.  We continue to read the story, "How Guinea Fowl Got Her Spots."


Spelling - sentences 8-15, test tomorrow
Math - pages 91 and 92, test Tuesday
Reading - "How Guinea Fowl Got Her Spots"

Chapter 7 Review
Test is Tuesday 3/27/18

~combine coins to make amounts
~count coin/bill combinations
~determine if you have enough money to purchase an item
~find change
~show different coin combinations to make the same amount (multiple ways to make 63 cents for example)
~word problems

~tell time on a clock
~tell the amount of elapsed time
~estimate the amount of time it would take to do a specific task
~be familiar with the words “it’s a quarter to ____ “ or “it’s a quarter after ____” and
“____minutes before___”  and  ” _____minutes after ______”

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Good Afternoon!

We had such a great day today.  We were very busy.  In reading we read a new decodable book- "Mr. Brown Sees the World."  We also did a Venn diagram comparing and contrasting two fables.  In math we worked on telling time.  This is tonight's homework.  In science we worked on our whale reports.  We received a package today- all about our whale Joy :)  This was very exciting!


Reading- "Mr. Brown Sees the World"
Spelling - sentences 1-8
Math- p 90

Monday, March 19, 2018

Good Afternoon
We had a very busy day today!  In math we worked more on counting money.  We will switch the focus to time tomorrow.  There will be a test on this chapter (time and money) next Tuesday (3/27.)  In reading we started a new story "How Guinea Fowl Got Her Spots," and we discussed/looked up new vocabulary words.  The new vocabulary words are :Delicate, bank (as in riverbank,) reeds, admired, temper and glossy.  In grammar we continued to work on contractions and in handwriting we are finishing up the capital letters. 


Reading "How Guinea Fowl Got Her Spots"
Math p 89
Spelling- three times each, spelling city

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Good Afternoon

We had a great day today.  We read the decodable book "The Kitten's Rescue."  We reread "The Hungry Hare" and reviewed the vocabulary words.  In math we practiced adding and subtracting money.  In grammar we continued to work on contractions.  We also wrote letter to the crossing guard today.  This was great not only because we were able to hopefully cheer him up a bit, but also because we got to practice our letter writing skills. :)


Reading " Hungry Little Hare"

Math - p 86

Spelling - 2x each and test tomorrow

Book Orders due tomorrow

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Good Afternoon

We had a very busy day today.  We finished Chapter 22 in religion and began Chapter 23.  Chapter 22, which will go home today was about how we are all called to serve God in different ways.  Today we read about the Apostles and learned about a diocese. In math we continued to work on money.  We counted money and made change.  In reading we reviewed our vocabulary words and we reread "Hungry Little Hare."  We worked on contractions in grammar.  You may have heard that we started to read the chapter book "Charlotte's Web" as a class. In science we finally had some time to work on our whale reports....between snow days and testing we have not had a lot of time to try to finish these up.  Lastly, we started to talk about St. Patrick :)


Spelling- sentences 9-15, spelling city
Math- p 85
Reading "Hungry Little Hare"

~Book Orders due Friday
~Communion Retreat Saturday

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Good Afternoon

We had a great day today.  We did the science and social studies parts of the Iowa test and officially done with the testing!  In reading we worked on vocabulary words and the story "Little Hare." which is part of tonight's homework.  In math we continued to work on money and we played money bingo!  Tomorrow we look forward to getting back to our regular routine!


Spelling- sentences 1-8, spelling city
Math- p 84
Reading -"Little Hare"

~Pizza Lunch tomorrow
~Communion Retreat Saturday
~Book Orders due Friday

Monday, March 12, 2018

Good Afternoon

We had a very busy day today.  We continued with the Iowa testing.  Tomorrow will be the last day of the Iowa testing.  In reading we read the decodable book "Robin's Red Plumes."  We also reviewed the new vocabulary words- meadow, pond, scent, disguise, hare and stump.  We also read the story "Hungry Little Hare."  In math we counted money and learned about the half dollar. 


Reading - "Robin's Red Plumes"
Math- page 83
Spelling- 3 times each and spelling city

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Good Afternoon

Just a reminder for Girl Scouts- there will be a meeting tomorrow after school in our classroom from 2:45-3:45.

We will provide the snacks.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018


Spelling- sentences 1-5
Math - page 82

Please continue to get a good night's rest every night and eat a good breakfast :)  Testing went well today.  In math we worked on money and in religion we discussed the different ways we are all called to serve God.  Mrs Kennedy visited us and we practice the Communion song for the retreat and how we will receive communion (how we will hold our hands.)

In the even of a snow tomorrow please make sure you have you current phone numbers in the Honeywell system.  You will get a call if there is a closing or a delay.  It will also be posted on the school website and on channel 2 news.

Monday, March 5, 2018

** Cheer Party Cancelled**
Good Afternoon!

First day of testing went well.  We went to church for penance today :)

Remember to get a good rest tonight and eat a good breakfast.  Testing starts early so please be on time.


Spelling- write words 3 times each
Math- page 81


Communion meeting 7:30 pm tonight- lower church
Cheer leading Party tomorrow (for those who did cheer at school this year) tomorrow at 3:15.  Please bring uniform and bow.  See Mrs. Filera if you have questions.

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Good Afternoon

Tomorrow we will start the Iowa Assessment.
Please get a good night's sleep tonight and eat a good breakfast!


Thursday, March 1, 2018


Reading "Animal Camouflage"
Math - time worksheet- both sides
Spelling- write words two times, test tomorrow