• Week of 4/9/18

    Posted by Barbara Barszcz on 4/9/2018 9:00:00 AM

    Good Morning Everyone,

    This is going to be a very busy week before school vacation. This week in math we will start working on geometric solids; cones, spheres, cubes , triangular prisms, etc. We will learn how to add three single digit numbers and continue with money. We will also learn four of the last eight addition facts. We will also learn how to round numbers to the nearest ten.  In reading we will begin Week 2 of Book 5. We will continue to work on all 4 kinds of sentences, syllables, nouns, verbs, adjectives and now will add pronouns to the mix. We will also work some more on dictionary skills. We will continue to work on the Keeping Children Safe program. In science we will continue with weather and do a small experiment on clouds. Thinking back to September we just can't believe how far and how well the children have come. We are starting to see second graders in our room.

    Have a great Spring vacation,

    Mrs. Barszcz and Mrs. Colton

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  • Week of 4/2/2018

    Posted by Barbara Barszcz on 4/2/2018 9:00:00 AM

    Good Morning everyone,

    Welcome to the month of April!  We hope you all had a Blessed Easter. This week we will be using comparison symbols in math for greater than>, less than <, and equal to = .  We will be identifying liquid measure; cup, half gallon, gallon, and liter.  We will also learn 4 of the last eight math facts. We have told the children not to throw out their flash cards when school lets out but to continue to study them over the summer. It will only benefit them for next year's fact quizzes. In reading we will begin Book 5 which is the last book in our series. We will introduce Imperative Sentences (commands), dipthongs ou and ow, and final syllable -le.  We will continue to work on adjectives, nouns, verbs, syllabication and synomyms.  In science we will work on clouds and do an experiment to show what happens to clouds when they are full. In religion we will learn about the forty days Jesus was here on Earth after he rose from the dead.

    Have a great week,

    Mrs. Barszcz and Mrs. Colton

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  • Week of 3/26/18

    Posted by Barbara Barszcz on 3/26/2018 9:00:00 AM

    Good Morning,

       Well here we are in Holy Week, a huge week in the Catholic Religion. We have been doing a lot of reading about it this past week. We finished Holy Thursday, The Last Supper, and the washing of the feet. We will this week focus on the Stations of the Cross. In fact the fifth graders will be reinacting the stations this Thursday morning. We will no have formal reading this week so there will be no spelling words, but we will be doing a large review of all the words, and some of the skills we have learned.  In math we will continue to work on pennies, nickels, and dimes as well as measurement. There is a half day on Thursday, with dismissal at 11:30 and no school on Friday.  Wednesday afternoon after lunch we will have and Easter egg hunt. We hope you all have a wonderful Easter and we will see you next Monday.

    Mrs. Barszcz and Mrs. Colton

     

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  • Week of 3/19/2018

    Posted by Barbara Barszcz on 3/19/2018 7:00:00 AM

    Hello Everyone,

         We can't tell you how proud we were of the children last week. ALL of them returned Monday's homework and their two days of Snow Packets. That really says a lot!

    Hopefully this week will be uninterrupted! We will be starting the last week of Book 4. It is truly amazing that in just six weeks we will have completed all five books containing all thirty stories!!! This group loves to read.  We will continue to work on adjectives and the suffixes -ly and-ful.We will review compound words, adjectives, and alphabetical order. We have learned so much in the past few weeks that we will spend Friday reviewing and not take the test until Monday. In math this week will continue to work on missing addends, sums to 10, counting nickels, counting nickels and pennies, measuring in feet, dozen and half dozen, as well as learning a new strategy for adding 9 to a number. In Science we continue to work on weather, this week we will work on different types of clouds. Looking forward to a full week of school!

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  • Week of 3/12/18

    Posted by Barbara Barszcz on 3/12/2018 9:00:00 AM

    Hello Everyone,

    Well here we are in the middle of March let's hope it remains storm free for the rest of the month! This week  we will be measuring in inches, working with nickels, nickels and pennies, and then dimes, nickels, and pennies! We will be organizing activities by time, and learn how to make an organized list  to solve word problems.  In reading we will be nearing the end of Book 4.  We can't believe there is only one more book to go.  It is heart warming to watch them choosing chapter books to read in their free time and actually enjoying it. Really warms a teacher's heart.  We will continue to work on adjectives and continue to encourage them to use them in their writing. This week our spelling words will be compound words.  We will learn how to write a thank-you letter, and how to use a dictionary or glossary.  Report cards will go home on Friday.

    Have a great week everyone!

    Mrs. Barszcz and Mrs. Colton

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  • Week of February 26, 2018

    Posted by Barbara Barszcz on 2/26/2018 9:00:00 AM

    Welcome back everyone,

    We hope you all, parents and students had a wonderful, relaxing, week. As we head back to school we will be practicing and learning some new skills in math; telling time to the half hour, double digit addition with regrouping, counting by 10's from a single digit, and counting by 100's to one thousand.  In reading we will begin Week 3 of Book 4 with a visit to Washington, DC and some national monuments. We will work on finding facts and details in stories and graphing results. We will work on three letter blends and also review Declarative, Interrogative, and Exclamatory sentences. In religion we will continue to work on Lent and the weeks leading up to Easter. In science we will be starting a unit on Weather. 

    Have a great week, 

    Mrs. Barszcz and Mrs. Colton

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  • Week of February 5, 2018

    Posted by Barbara Barszcz on 2/5/2018 9:00:00 AM

    Good Monday Morning,

     Well Catholic Schools Week was a success, we think the children did a terrific job with their play. Now back to work we go!  This week in math we will be adding two digit numbers without regrouping, identifying how many more and how many less on a graph. We will also identify and make congruent shapes, as well as counting large collections and grouping them by tens.  Friday will be a half day as the teachers have a faculty meeting. In reading this  week we will begin the fourth book out of five in the series. Skills will include singular and plural possessives and adjectives, giving descriptions, and vowel digraphs. We will learn and practice how to write a friendly letter and a recipe (following directions).  We will continue to work on coding in science and will begin the Chapter on Lent in religion.  We can't believe how fast this year is going and how much the children have learned!  Have a great week!

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  • Week of January 22, 2018

    Posted by Barbara Barszcz on 1/22/2018 9:00:00 AM

    Good Morning  Here we are again! Another busy, hopefully uninterruped week. In reading this week we will be working in Book 3 Week 5 of Reading Street. This group is really moving along! This week's skill set involves contractions 've, 's, and 're.  Also included this week is past and present tense of the verb to be. We will work on gathering and recording information as well as writing captions for pictures. This week's story is about the Life Cycle of the Caterpillar. It is kind of cool since we are also working in science on our Code-A-Pillar.  The children are really enjoying this and have  a much better sense of what coding is and how it is used in every day life. Next week we will enter into Catholic Schools Week, it too will be very busy.  In math this week we will primarily be working on adding two digit numbers without regrouping. Using our dimes and pennies will help in this process. As we said before this group really amazes us sometimes with how far they have come this year! 

    Have a great week,

    Mrs. Barszcz and Mrs. Colton

     

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  • Week of January 22, 2018

    Posted by Barbara Barszcz on 1/22/2018 9:00:00 AM
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  • Week of January 16, 2018

    Posted by Barbara Barszcz on 1/16/2018 7:00:00 AM

    We hope everyone had a great long weekend.  This week we will begin Week 4 of Book 3 in Reading Street. We will be working on verbs, ed and ing endings. We will review compound words, ng, nk, and adding es. We will also do some journal writing both in math and reading. In math this week we will practice counting by 5's so we can learn how to tally, and we will begin measurement with our rulers. We will learn the difference between a line and a line segment as well. We will sort objects according to their attributes.  In science we will start learning some simple coding using a Code-A-Pillar. Eventually we will be building mazes and coding it to get through the mazes.  Have a great week everyone!!!!

    Mrs. Barszcz and Mrs. Colton

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