Welcome To Mrs. Krauss
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                     W E L C O M E    TO    OUR    CLASS    PAGE!            

    It was a pleasure seeing and meeting so many of you at Meet the Teacher Night! 
  Looking forward to a special year of learning and working together with you and your child!    

*Please send in payment for KidStuff books or return the booklets as soon as possible.

*Be Awesome~ Choose Kindness Day ~ October 1.

*Band/Violin begins on Wednesday of this week. 
* Planners were sent home.  Please do not remove clips.  Look over and sign the box for today's date and homework. 
Please return the planner to school each day.  Thank You!

                                       IMPORTANT REMINDERS:  

*It is VERY IMPORTANT that your child knows how he/she will be dismissed from school!*
Please send in form or note stating if your child will be taking a bus (# of bus)
or if they will be a walker and will be picked up from school, 
as well as who will be picking them up!!  ​If there is a change in dismissal, please call
the office no later than 2:30 pm!! 

*IMPORTANT:  Please Note
If we do not receive a note or a phone call regarding a change in dismissal
procedure, your child will be sent home in their usual way.

* The "Specials Teachers and or Teacher Aides" and I will be taking turns taking
out the walkers at dismissal.

*After-School Program available* / Please send in note if your child will be attending!

* Hot Lunches:  Please sent in exact change in an envelope or Ziploc bag.
You may also purchase a "lunch card" for $20

*UNIFORMS:  Summer Uniforms: St. Chris Golf shirt, Mesh Shorts, and white sneakers.

**HOMEWORK: Homework is assigned Monday-Thursday.
Homework assignments are found on the "Monthly Calendar", on the left  
 side of the class page.  Click on words.  Then, click on day/ date.  Homework assignment is
listed.**  Students should read and work on IXL skills daily and on the weekend.
*READING LOG FOLDERS: Due on the First of the Month ~ If day falls on the weekend,
return it on the next school day! Students should be reading at least 15 minutes daily
as part of their homework assignment.

MATH MINUTE: On Wednesdays, Grades 1-5 will be working on a "math minute" activity, after Prayers. 
They will be given one minute to complete a worksheet on basic Math facts.  The student, in each class, with the most completed and correct answers, as well as the student who has shown the most improvement each week, will win a medal or certificate! 

*This Week's Class Winner: Marcus ~  Most Improved: Lauren ~ Congratulations!   
 Mondays: Art - 1:43 - 2:23 - Mrs. Fennessey
Tuesday:  Computer: 12:17-12:57- Mrs. Piazza
Wednesday:  Gym: 1:43- 2:23 - Mrs. Beihoff
Thursday:  Library - 10:10 - 10:50 -Mrs. Hissong
Friday:  Gym - 9:28 - 10:08 Mrs. Beihoff
           12:17 - 12:57 - Music - Mrs. Williams

Lunch/Recess: 11:34 - 12:14

*Children may bring a bag lunch or they may order lunch.  If ordering lunch, please
send in exact change in an envelope, labeled with child's name and order.
*Lunch Cards my also be purchased for $20.00.*


Mondays: Chicken Nuggets ~ $ 2.00
Tuesdays: Hamburger ~ $ 2.00
               French Fries ~ $ 1. 50
Wednesday: Bagels ~ Plain, Butter, Cream Cheese ~ $ 2.00
                  Mac and Cheese ~ $ 2.00
Thursday:  Hot Dog or Grilled Cheese sandwich ~ $ 2.00
Friday:       Pizza ~ $ 2.00 per slice

DRINKS:  Reg. or Chocolate Milk ~ $ .50
              Apple or Orange juice ~ $ .75
              Water: $ .75

                                           T H I S    W E E K:

  *Please Note: Plans are subject to change.* 

We will  continue to concentrate on settling back into school, reinforcing routines, school and classroom procedures and rules.

RELIGION: The Church Welcomes Us:  
Sense of Belonging:  Communities and Groups we belong to; Welcoming and
Caring for Others; 

READING:  The children will be taking beginning of the year reading assessments.  
Henry and Mudge ~ We will continue working on activities related to this story.
Sequencing, Identifying Parts of the Story: Characters, Setting, Problem, Solution; 

Reminder: The children can reread the story at home using the
Journey's website information that was sent home on Meet the Teacher night.

*The children should be reading for at least 15 minutes daily.  Don't forget to
 fill out Reading Logs.*

SPELLING: This week, we will continue to review and reinforce the Spelling
Words for story: Henry and Mudge:

Words with Short A and Short I Sounds:
sad, dig, jam, glad, list, with, flat, if, fix, rip, kit, mask, as, his, *sandwich, *picnic   

*We will be working on ABC order skills for the above spelling words.*

VOCABULARY: This week, we will be focusing on Vocabulary Words: 
  (*Test on story and Vocabulary Words on Friday!) 
collars, straight, floppy, weighed, drooled, curly, row, stood;

PHONICS: Introduction to Short Vowels : Focus on: Short A , I, and U Sounds/words. 

ELA: What is a Sentence?  Identifying complete and incomplete sentences
Identifying Different Types of Sentences:
Statement, Questions, Command, and Exclamation
Writing sentences; Using correct capitalization and punctuation; 

  Basic Addition Review and Reinforcement
           Addition Strategies
           Counting on (Circle the greater addend and count on)
           Commutative Property: Turn Around Facts (Flip Flops)
           Zero Property
           *Doubles Plus One
*Introduction to:  Odd and Even Numbers
*What makes a number odd? even? 
*Our activities will include: Brainpop Jr videos and story: Odd Todd and Even Steven

          *Word Problems and Strategies* 

*IXL Skills
Practice Sheets will be sent home this week. The students should be
working on IXL as part of their daily homework.*  

SCIENCE: *Living and Non-Living Things
               *Introduction to Unit on Plants  
               *Needs of Plants
               *Parts of Plants and their Jobs

​SOCIAL STUDIES: ​*Introduction to Geography
                            Maps and Globes
                            Compass Rose  
                            Cardinal Directions: N,S,E,W

              Season of Fall ~ books, Activities and Poetry
              Johnny Appleseed Story/ Draw and Write Activity 
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