Welcome To Mrs. Krauss' Class
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                         I hope you all enjoyed the weekend!!          
                                          
                                  H A P P Y    S P R I N G                     
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WEEK OF MARCH  20-24

IMPORTANT REMINDERS:  


MATH TEST ON GEOMETRY AND FRACTIONS:  Monday, March 20
FRIDAY, MARCH 24 - No School- Diocesan Conference Day 
FIRST COMMUNION RETREAT ~ Saturday, March 25 

The Animal Homes Projects are AMAZING!! The children were so excited to share 
them!  They were all very unique and creative!! 

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*Homework assignments are found in the Monthly Calendar link.*

   RELIGION:  Holy Season of Lent 

                     
                      The Mass - Liturgy of the Word and  Liturgy of the Eucharist 
                      Focus on: Parts of the Liturgy of the Eucharist 
                      F. O'Brien's Class on Monday
            
                                                                                                              
PENGUIN THEMATIC UNIT 

We will be finishing up our Penguin Thematic Unit this week! I hope you enjoyed 
learning about these adorable and amazing animals along with your children! 
Test next week.  Date to be announced. 


READING: Folktales Unit 

Our focus for the next two weeks will revolve around stories that are folktales.
We will be reading a few different stories, including: 
How Chipmunk Got His Stripes, Why Rabbits Have Short Tails, and Half-Chicken. 
These are all in our Journey's Readers.  The unit will also include the 
folktale, Nine-In-One, Grr,Grr, found in our previous reader. We will be comparing and
contrasting the different folktales, as well as working on other concepts, skills 
and activities. 

SPELLING: Words Ending in: -Ed and - Ing

liked, using, riding, chased, spilled, making, closed, hoping, baked, hiding, 
standing, asked, mixed, sleeping 
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PHONICS/ ELA/GRAMMAR:
                   
Long and Short Vowel Sounds 
                  Base Words, -ed and -ing endings                 
                  Sound of -y and -ey

                  Adjectives 
                               

 MATH: Place Value to 1000
           Exploring Three-Digit Numbers        
           Hundreds, Tens, and Ones
            
    
         Reinforcement of: Geometry and Fractions
                                   Two - Digit Addition with and Without Regrouping 
                                   Basic Subtraction Skills and Strategies 
        
                                    Word Problems

SCIENCE: Introduction to Unit on Matter
                Solids, Liquids, and Gases
                                     

*Animal Classification Game: Website:  Kids Corner / Sheppard Software
*Food Chain Game: Kids Corner / Sheppard Software

SOCIAL STUDIES: Introduction to Unit on Communities
                             Urban, Suburban, and Rural

*Landforms Project: As a culminating activity to our unit on
Landforms and Bodies of Water, the children will be working on
a special project at home.  Information will be sent home this week. 


*INTERACTIVE CONTINENTS/OCEANS ACTIVITY*
Website: 
Softschools and Shepphards Software: Interactive Continent and Oceans Games

OTHER:     Spring 
                 St. Patrick's Day activities           
                 Writing Activities 

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OUR SPECIALS SCHEDULE:

Monday: Gym: 10:10-10:50 - Mrs.Beihoff
Tuesday: Computer- 12:17-12:57 - Mrs. Piazza
Wednesday: Music: 10:10-10:52 - Mrs. Williams
Thursday: Art- 1:43-2:23 - Mrs. Moore
Friday: Library: 10:52-11:32 - S. Marilyn
           Gym: 1:43-2:23 

*Please note change in Friday's Gym time *

Lunch/Recess- 11:34-12:14

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IMPORTANT REMINDERS:  

*PLEASE CHECK OUR CLASS PAGE, DAILY, FOR HOMEWORK, CLASS NEWS, AND
UPCOMING EVENTS AND INFORMATION! 

*PLEASE CHECK YOUR CHILD'S BACKPACK DAILY FOR WORK AND ANY IMPORTANT NOTES OR INFORMATION!

* IF YOUR CHILD IS GOING TO BE DISMISSED IN A DIFFERENT MANNER, PLEASE WRITE A NOTE OR CALL THE OFFICE BEORE 2:30 PM!!  

*PLEASE SEND IN EXACT CHANGE FOR LUNCH ORDERS.

*CHILDREN MAY BRING A WATER BOTTLE TO SCHOOL FOR THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER! 

 
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LUNCH MENU: 

MONDAY: Chicken Nuggets ($2.00)
TUESDAY: Hamburger ($2.00)
                French Fries ($1.50)
WEDNESDAY: Bagels ( Plain, Butter, Cream Cheese) $2.00
                     Mac and Cheese  ($2.00)
THURSDAY: Hot Dog ($2.00)
                  Grilled Cheese ($2.00)
FRIDAY:       Pizzeria Pizza ($2.00 per slice) 

*SANDWICHES AVAILABLE EVERY DAY ($2.00)
Bologna, American Cheese, Peanut Butter, Peanut Butter and Jelly, Cream Cheese, Cream Cheese
and Jelly and Tuna. 

DRINKS: Milk and Chocolate Milk: $.50
              Apple or Orange Juice: $.75
              Water:  $.75 
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EXPLANATION OF GRADES:

4- Student work demonstrates a thorough and consistent understanding of grade
    level standards and objectives.  Student completes work independently and integrates
    learned concepts and skills. 

3-  Student work demonstrates an understanding of grade level standards and objectives.
     Student completes work satisfactorily and applies expected skills to work.

2-  Student work demonstrates partial understanding of grade level standards and
     objectives. Student exhibits inconsistent understanding and application of concepts
     and skills. 

1-  Student work demonstrates minimal understanding of grade level standards and
     objectives.  Student evidences very limited organizational, reasoning, and critical 
     thinking skills completing independent tasks only with assistance, struggles with
     grade level standards, and objectives producing less than expected work. 

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