Tuesday, May 29, 2018


Week of May 29th-June 1st

This week in Reading we will begin the story The House That Tony Lives In. The question we will focus on is: Who helps to build a house? This story is informational fiction and we will be focusing on the text based comprehension skill of setting. Our phonics skill is a letter review a decoding words. Our high frequency words are: review all words.

This week in Math we will finish with Topic 12, Measurement. We will learn to describe objects by more than one attribute, compare by length, weight, and height as well as compare capacities. Please continue practicing counting to 100 by ones, fives, and tens as well as writing numbers 0 to 20.

We all had a blast at the Carnival on Friday! Thank you to our amazing PTO and wonderful parent volunteers for organizing it. J

In your child’s folder you will find their graduation recognition certificate and class composite.  Throughout this week, things will be coming home that we no longer need in our desks. Please be sure to check folders and backpacks daily and keep these items at home.

Our daily special schedule for the week is: Monday, Memorial Day; Tuesday, Day 7-Library; Wednesday, Day 8-Gym; Thursday, Day 9-Music; and Friday, Day, 10-Computers.

Some dates to look ahead: 6/5-Last day of school! J (half day).

If you ever need to contact me, please call the school at 570-874-3661 ext. 3243 or email at scapone@northschuylkill.net.

Monday, May 21, 2018


Week of May 21st-25th

This week in Reading we will begin the story Alistair and Kip’s Great Adventure. The question we will focus on is: What can friends build together? This story is an animal fantasy and we will be focusing on the text based comprehension skill of plot. Our phonics skill is /u/ spelled Uu. Our high frequency words are: for, my, of, we, yellow.

This week in Math we will continue with Topic 12, Measurement. We will learn to describe objects by more than one attribute, compare by length, weight, and height as well as compare capacities. Please continue practicing counting to 100 by ones, fives, and tens as well as writing numbers 0 to 20.

We have quite a busy week in Kindergarten. Tomorrow, Tuesday, May 22nd will be Kindergarten Graduation in the high school auditorium! Graduation will begin at 1pm with the doors opening at 12:45pm. Students should wear a white colored shirt and girls should wear their hair down for their cap to fit. Please refer to the blue cover sheet that was attached to your graduation tickets for all other important information.

The school Carnival will be held this Friday, May 25th! Students may dress in gym clothes for this fun day. Please send in a water bottle with your child. Also, please apply sunscreen and if you would like send in sunscreen to be reapplied during the day. This will be such a fun day! J Please note, Carnival Day is not a rotation day.

In your child’s folder you will find their DIBELS results for the year. I am so pleased with the improvements we have made since January. Way to go! We will be having a pizza party next week to celebrate our accomplishments. J

Our daily special schedule for the week is: Monday, Day 3-Gym; Tuesday, Day 4-Music; Wednesday, Day 5-Computer; Thursday, Day 6-Art; and Friday, Carnival Day-non-rotation day.

Some dates to look ahead: 5/28- off for Memorial Day, 5/29-Day 7.

If you ever need to contact me, please call the school at 570-874-3661 ext. 3243 or email at scapone@northschuylkill.net.

Monday, May 14, 2018


Week of May 14th-18th

This week in Reading we will begin the story Building Beavers. The question we will focus on is: How do beavers build their homes? This story is an informational text and we will be focusing on the text based comprehension skill of main idea. Our phonics skill is /e/ spelled Ee. Our high frequency words are: the, like, was, from, to.

This week in Math we will begin with Topic 12, Measurement. We will learn to describe objects by more than one attribute, compare by length, weight, and height as well as compare capacities. Please continue practicing counting to 100 by ones, fives, and tens as well as writing numbers 0 to 20.

We will be taking Reading DIBELS on Wednesday. Please make sure your child practices reading nonsense words from the sheet that was sent home last week. Be sure to work on quickly naming letters and segmenting words into their sounds as well. We have been working on these skills for quite some time and I would like to see all students do the best they can. J

Our daily special schedule for the week is: Monday, Day 8-Gym; Tuesday, Day 9-Music; Wednesday, Day 10-Computer; Thursday, Day 1-Art; and Friday, Day 2-Guidance.

Some dates to look ahead: 5/16-Reading DIBELS test, 5/22-Kindergarten Graduation at 1pm, 5/28- off for Memorial Day.

If you ever need to contact me, please call the school at 570-874-3661 ext. 3243 or email at scapone@northschuylkill.net.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018


Week of May 7th-11th

This week in Reading we will begin the story Old MacDonald Had a Woodshop. The question we will focus on is: What tools do you need to build things? This story is an animal fantasy and we will be focusing on the text based comprehension skill of character. Our phonics skill is /o/ spelled Oo. Our high frequency words are: where, that, is, come, go

This week in Math we will continue with Topic 11, Decomposing Numbers 11 to 19. We will learn to create number sets to 19 and learn parts of numbers 11-19. Please continue practicing counting to 100 by ones, fives, and tens as well as writing numbers 0 to 20.

Our Book Fair shopping day was today. Your child may shop any day this week in the morning if they did not have book fair money today.

Our daily special schedule for the week is: Monday, Day 3-Gym; Tuesday, Day 4-Music; Wednesday, Day 5-Computer; Thursday, Day 6-Art; and Friday, Day 7-Guidance.

Some dates to look ahead: 5/8-Book Fair Shopping Day, 5/11-$1.00 Paid Dress Down and $1.00 to wear a favorite hat, 5/16-Reading DIBELS test, 5/22-Kindergarten Graduation, 5/28- off for Memorial Day.

If you ever need to contact me, please call the school at 570-874-3661 ext. 3243 or email at scapone@northschuylkill.net.

Monday, April 30, 2018


Week of April 30th-May 4th

This week in Reading we will begin the story Building with Dad. The question we will focus on is: What are different ways of building? This story is an informational fiction and we will be focusing on the text based comprehension skill of compare and contrast. Our phonics skill is /a/ spelled Aa and /i/ spelled Ii. Our high frequency words are: here, with, do, what, little.

This week in Math we will begin Topic 11, Decomposing Numbers 11 to 19. We will learn to create number sets to 19 and learn parts of numbers 11-19. Please continue practicing counting to 100 by ones, fives, and tens as well as writing numbers 0 to 20.

Our class took some of the end of the year Kindergarten testing which was administered by the Title 1 teachers last week. I have not yet received the results on the ten-minute writing test but as I was walking around during the test I noticed a huge improvement. Thank you for working with your child! J This Thursday, students will take the Math DIBELS test. They will be asked to identify as many numbers, out of order, as possible, tell the quantity that is bigger when looking at both sides of a domino, and tell the number that would come next when looking at a flash card.

Our daily special schedule for the week is: Monday, Day 8-Gym; Tuesday, Day 9-Music; Wednesday, Day 10-Computer; Thursday, Day 1-Art; and Friday, Day 2-Guidance.

Some dates to look ahead: 5/3-Math DIBELS test, 5/16-Reading DIBELS test, 5/22-Kindergarten Graduation, 5/28- off for Memorial Day.

If you ever need to contact me, please call the school at 570-874-3661 ext. 3243 or email at scapone@northschuylkill.net.

Monday, April 23, 2018


Week of April 23rd-27th

This week in Reading we will begin the story This Is the Way We Go to School! The question we will focus on is: How do children around the world get to school? This story is an informational fiction and we will be focusing on the text based comprehension skill of drawing conclusions. Our phonics skill is /y/ spelled Yy and /kw/ spelled qu. Our high frequency words are: where, come

This week in Math we will continue with Topic 10, Composing Numbers 11 to 19. We will learn to make the numbers 11-19 as well as write number sentences for the numbers 11-20. Our topic 10 test will be on Friday. J Please continue practicing counting to 100 by ones, fives, and tens as well as writing numbers 0 to 20.

Please continue to practice writing as many possible words in ten minutes. The goal is to get approximately 30 words written correctly. Two and three letter words that are sight words or word families are the easiest to remember. Remember repeat words, backwards letters, and illegible letter or words will not be counted. Students will also be asked to write two sentences. Review punctuation, spacing, and sounding out words. Our class will be getting tested this Thursday so please continue to practice. J

Our daily special schedule for the week is: Monday, Day 3-Gym; Tuesday, Day 4-Music; Wednesday, Day 5-Computer; Thursday, Day 6-Art; and Friday, Day 7-Library.

Some dates to look ahead: 4/24-Art Show 4-6pm, 4/26-Kindergarten Graduation Pictures (students must wear a white collar), 4/27-Paid Dress Down, $1.00 “Pink Against Bullying” dress down day. (From Mrs. Hull: The shirt cannot have any offensive language or suggestive statements.  Suggestions … any collared pink shirt, a solid pink t-shirt, or any pink North Schuylkill shirts), 4/30 Kindergarten Physicals.

If you ever need to contact me, please call the school at 570-874-3661 ext. 3243 or email at scapone@northschuylkill.net.

Monday, April 16, 2018


Week of April 16th-20th

This week in Reading we will begin the story On the Move! The question we will focus on is: How do people in different parts of the world travel? This story is an informational text and we will be focusing on the text based comprehension skill of main idea. Our phonics skill is /v/ spelled Vv and /z/ spelled Zz. Our high frequency words are: where, come

This week in Math we will continue with Topic 9, Composing and Decomposing Numbers to 10. We will learn to make the numbers 4-10 as well as write number sentences for the numbers 4-10. Our topic 9 test will be on Wednesday. J Please continue practicing counting to 100 by ones, fives, and tens as well as writing numbers 0 to 20.

On Friday, a timed writing words assessment and explanation was sent home. We will be practicing writing as many words as we can in ten minutes. An average goal is 30 words. I will be sending these home so you can see how your child is doing. Be sure to practice this at home as well. Using word families and changing a vowel is an easy way to think of more words quickly.

Our daily special schedule for the week is: Monday, Day 8-Gym; Tuesday, Day 9-Music; Wednesday, Day 10-Computer; Thursday, Day 1-Art; and Friday, Day 2-Guidance.

Some dates to look ahead: 4/18-Picture Money or Returned Pictures Due, 4/20-Spartan Dress Down $1.00, 4/26-Kindergarten Graduation Pictures (students must wear a white collar).

If you ever need to contact me, please call the school at 570-874-3661 ext. 3243 or email at scapone@northschuylkill.net.

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