September 20

Hello Parents,


The Jog-a-thon was a blast today!  We were blessed with some sunny weather and many cheering fans.   Your kids ran and ran for Saint John!  We are so thankful for your support and appreciate all the donations you collected.  God bless you!


Flat Stanley has started his travels around the globe.  If you still have the envelope, now is the time to mail Flat Stanley so his adventure can begin.  Reminders: When Flat Stanley returns to you, contact me.  I will send home a sharing page for your child to complete.  Then your child will choose a date to present the sharing page, pictures or things that they got back.  Finally, they will make the place that Stanley traveled on our US or world map.  At the end of the year, we will have a Flat Stanley Open House with both classes.


STAR Reading Test – check your child’s folder for the reading test results.  You keep this copy.  The report will show you what reading level your child is currently reading.  This can help you select good-fit books.  If you need help choosing books for your child, let me know. Good fit books are so important as too easy means the reading level is difficult to get better, but too difficult means that they are concentrating so much on words that the comprehension is not happening (Goldilocks Rule).  To get better at reading, good fit books are important!


Library cards – Students will get their library cards on our first field trip.  Our first trip to Greenwood is this Tuesday @ 12:50 – return permission slips now. . On Greenwood library days, students can bring their own card.  After the first time, we will write down their number, and then they can either bring their card or ask us for their number.

Safety Lesson about Gifts and Secrets:  We had our safety lesson this week.  They learned: It is wrong for an adult or another child to ask a child to keep a gift a secret from his or her parents.  It is okay to say “no” when they feel uncomfortable or confused by how an older person is acting—even if the older person is someone they love and trust. You can speak up and tell a trusted adult when someone’s behavior makes them feel uncomfortable or uneasy.


Math facts  – all students have an Xtra Math code now, and have learned how to do this..  We will do iPads in the classroom so each student has one opportunity to use Xtra Math on Wednesday and Thursday.  The code has been sent home as well, and every student can practice at home to learn their facts to 20.  At home, this can be completed Monday- Sunday. What a great way to learn math facts to 20!


Grammar skills – Most days we do a short grammar lesson that includes capitals, punctuation, parts of speech and sentence combining.


Reading groups- Next week we will begin reading groups.  Mrs. McCarthy will begin on Monday, and other students will be assigned to groups , based on the STAR reading results.



Tuesday, September 24th – Greenwood library field trip – bring library cards.

Wednesday, September 25th – All School Mass – DRESS UNIFORM means wear the blue logo sweatshirt and white shirt.


Have a great weekend!

Mrs. Hendrickson