Welcome To Mrs. Krauss

                          W E L C O M E    TO    OUR    CLASS    PAGE!          

                                Hope you enjoyed the Weekend! 
                It was great seeing all of you on our First Reconciliation Day! 
                                It was a special day for all!      
  Looking forward to a special year of learning and working together with you and your child!    
                                    OVERVIEW OF THE WEEK:


                       *NO HOT LUNCHES THIS WEEK!  
ONLY Sandwiches will be available, daily!   *Bagels on Wednesday. 

Monday: School Mass

Wednesday ~ Violin

Thursday - Happy Valentine’s Day 

Friday: 8th Grade Carnival 

NO LUNCH AVAILABLE TODAY!! Please bring a bag lunch from home!!
*School Supply Money ~
Please send in all money due, if you have not done so.  Thank You!
*IXL- Students should be working on IXL skills every night, (including
weekends) for at least 10 min., as part of their daily homework.    

*New IXL Math and ELA Skills Activity sheets are usually sent home every two weeks.  Please work on new skills and practice and reinforce previous skills introduced.  Keep working
on previous skills listed until a new skills sheet is sent home.    

Math Minute Winners:  it’s a tie!!  Lauren and Marsha! Congratulations!!
* Planners ~ Please check planners daily.  Please return the planner to school. 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:  Winter Uniforms and sweaters 

**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! 
 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:  
                                            Feb. 11 - 15 

Please note:  Plans and homework assignments are subject to change.

RELIGION:    School Mass 
                    Introduction to The Mass - Liturgy of the Word

                *Thematic Unit on Penguins*
This unit will integrate all subject areas. It will include many different books, articles, 
Reading packets, and activities relating to penguins! 

Story: Penguin Chick -Non- Fiction - In Journey’s Reader

          (Words with -er)

father, over, under, herd, water, verb, paper, cracker, offer, cover, germ, 
master, fern, ever, * remember, * feather 

Last week’s story: Best Wishes, Ed ~ 
SPELLING: Words ending in  -er

water, other, over, corner, letter, driver, winter, never, farmer, father
*Challenge Words: climbed, couple, drifted, message, notice


 VOCABULARY: Penguin Chick

webbed, waterproof, steer, whistle, otherwise, junior, slippery, finally

PHONICS:  Long Vowel Sounds and Rules 
                Syllables - Counting out syllables
                Prefixes -re and -un

ELA- Nouns 
Singular and Plural Nouns  / Adding -s or -es to a base/ or root word 
Irregular and Collective Plurals


Introduction to: Geometry: 3-D Shapes: sphere, cube, rectangular prism, cylinder, cone  

Identifying shapes, faces, edges, vertices;

2D Shapes: triangles, quadrilaterals, pentagon, hexagon

Identifying shapes, sides, angles

MATH AND READING and ACTIVITY:  Book: When a Line Ends....A Shape Begins

REINFORCEMENT OF: Basic Addition and Subtraction Facts and Skills 
Word Problems~ Addition and Subtraction ~ Identifying Clue Words and important/pertinent
 information in a word problem;  Eliminating information that is not important
 or needed to solve the word problem.  

*IXL Skills
The students should be 
working on IXL as part of their daily homework.*  

SCIENCE: Unit on Animals 
*Classes of Animals: Mammals, Birds, Fish, Reptiles, and Amphibians
*Characteristics of Each; Sorting and classifying animals in each class 

​* Animal Homes and Habitats- Integrated with Story in Reading and Social Studies Unit
on Landforms and Bodies of Water  

SOCIAL STUDIES: Introduction to Landforms and Bodies of Water
Focus on: mountains, hill, plain, valley, peninsula, island, ocean, lake, river, pond
glacier, volcano, 

     Diversity~ The Crayon Box that Talked Poem/Book
                      Black History Month~
 Focus on: Ruby Bridges, Rosa Parks, and Martin Luther King, Jr.
                       Book and Actvity: Abe Lincoln’s Hat 
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