Monday, August 14, 2017

Happy Monday Everyone!

Rainy days and Mondays may get some people down, but not us!  This week we continue to get to know each other and learn our routines. 

This week's focus:
Reading - building our reading stamina (we are already up to 10 minutes!)
Language - writing complete sentences
Math - addition and subtraction strategies
Social Studies - maps and globes
Science - Solar eclipse

Thursday is picture day for the yearbook.

Don't forget that tonight is parent night from 6:00-7:00.  I hope to see you then.

Have a wonderful week!
Amy Kane

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Hello Parents -

There was a mistake in the in the yearbook in Mrs. Swinger's class.  They have printed stickers to be applied with the correction.  Please reply to this email if you bought a yearbook and I will place the sticker in the folder with your child's report card.

Also, we cleaned out our desks and cubbies today.  I am also sending Wednesday folders home today.  Nothing needs to be returned tomorrow. The only thing your child needs to bring tomorrow is their lunch and electronic game.  They can bring their empty backpack to carry everything, of course.

 One more day until you have a third grader .😉

Have a wonderful night!
Mrs. Kane

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Hello Parents!

We had so much fun yesterday at field day!  Thank you for everyone who came to have fun with us!

This week are finishing our novel study on Stone Fox.  This is a fabulous book and the kiddos are really into it!  Our spelling words have the long o and long e spelling patterns using -oa, -ow, -ee, and -ea.

Because field day was changed from Friday to Monday, we completed our math unit 8 pre-test (review) on Friday and went over it in class.  I am sending these home with the kids today.  I have asked them to make any corrections to help prepare them for the unit 8 test tomorrow.  The test will be just like the pre-test.

All library books are due tomorrow.  Please help your child remember to bring them.

We are missing a couple of Social Studies books from the classroom.  Please check at home to see if any are hiding!

Have a wonderful week!

Mrs. Kane

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Dear Parents,

We have begun a wonderful chapter book, Stone Fox and will be doing a novel study over the next two weeks.  We continue to practice writing our opinions and our spelling words have the spelling patterns -ai, -ay, -igh, and -y.

In math we continue to work in unit 8.  We are experimenting with our marble mazes, collecting data, and plotting that data on a line plot.  On Thursday I will send home the Unit 8 math review to be completed and returned by Monday.  We will go over this in class together to prepare for the Unit 8 math test on Tuesday of next week.

Friday is Field Day.  Mrs. Mitchell will make a decision early on Friday if it needs to be moved to Monday due to weather.  I would love to have some parent volunteers to help lead some of the games during Field Day.  If your child didn't buy a field day t-shirt, please have them wear any red shirt they have.

I hope you have a wonderful week!

Mrs. Kane

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Happy Hump Day!

In your child's Wednesday folder you will find their 4th quarter progress report.  There are two copies.  One copy is for you to keep.  Please sign the other copy and return it tomorrow.

Also, if you have not turned in the blue registration card for next year, please send that tomorrow as well.

Thank you and have a wonderful night!

Mrs. Kane

Happy Monday Everyone!

It is so good to be back in the classroom with my kiddos.  Nothing like getting 24 hugs from 8 year olds to start your day off right!  I would like to say thank you to everyone for the beautiful flowers sent in memory of my mother.  I appreciate all the kind words and sweet notes during this difficult time.

We are taking our Study Island Benchmark tests today and tomorrow and then we will be presenting our biography projects Wednesday-Friday.  Our spelling words all have the -oo pattern and we will be reviewing during language. 

We are beginning Unit 8 in math which covers measurement, data and multi-digit computation. An information sheet about Unit 8 will be included in Wednesday folders.

We will have a science test on Wednesday over matter.  Students will bring their science packet they worked on last week home today.  The test will be over information in lessons 1-3, pages E2-E23 in their science books.

Have a wonderful week!
Mrs. Kane

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Happy Tuesday Everyone!

This week we are reading a fun nonfiction story, Penguin Chick! The
skill we will focus on this week is Main Idea and Details.  In language
we will be studying verbs and practicing our dictionary skills. Our spelling
words this week are compound words. In math we continue our unit
on counting to 1,000!

Don't forget this Thursday night is our PTO performance.  I can't
wait to take a trip down memory lane!

Have a wonderful week!
Mrs. Kane