Thursday, May 30, 2019


May 30, 2019
Dear Parents/Guardians,

          Tomorrow, Friday, May 31st will be Carnival Day! J We will be spending the majority of this fun day outside. Students are asked to wear gym shorts, a tee-shirt and sneakers. Please be sure to apply sunscreen to your child prior to leaving for school and send additional sunscreen with them. Hats and/or sunglasses are allowed as well. Additionally, it would be helpful if students have an extra pair of socks as there will be multiple inflatables to go on and some are outside. Please be sure to send in a lunch from home if you indicated that on the lunch form.

          Please be sure to check your child’s backpack and folder for things coming home. Yesterday, all Kindergarten diplomas were sent in folders. Today, memory books and an extra first grade reading practice book were sent home in backpacks.

          Tuesday, June 4th is the last day of school for students! J It is a half day that day.

It has been such a fun year in Kindergarten with this class and I am really going to miss each and every student. I am so happy with the progress and growth each student has made this school year. To celebrate how far they have come we will be having a pizza party on Monday! J I wish you all a fun and safe summer! As always, if you should need me for any reason, feel free to email or call the school!

Sincerely,

Mrs.Capone

Monday, May 13, 2019


Week of May 13th-17th

Our Reading story for the week is “Building Beavers!”. Our question of the week is: How do beavers build their homes? The Amazing Words for this story are: beaver, paddle, stream, lodge, river, lake. The high frequency words are: the, like, was, from, to. The text based comprehension skill is main idea. We will listen for /e/ spelled Ee in the initial and medial position of a word. Please practice reading the “Jim and Kim” decodable story. *Each decodable story can be recorded for the monthly Reading Logs. J

In Math, we will continue our Money unit. We have learned to identify the penny, nickel, dime and quarter as well as their values. We will be finishing up with the dollar bill.  

Math DIBELS testing will begin this Wednesday, May15th. Students will be expected to identify numbers to 100 out of order, name the next number (you say 55, student says 56), and distinguish and say the larger amount of dots when given two sets. Please see the practice page attached to this newsletter for an example. All three portions of the test are timed for one minute. We have been working on these skills all year long.

We will be shopping at the Scholastic Book Fair this Wednesday, May 15th, during our Special time. If your child is shopping this day, please be sure to send money in a labeled envelope.

           
Upcoming important dates:
·         5/15 –Book Fair Shopping Day
·         5/17-$1.00 Dress Down
·         5/17-Wedding of Q and U (more info to come)
·         5/21-Spartan Games

Monday is Day 5/10-Computers, Tuesday is Day 1/6-Art, Wednesday is Day 7-Library, Thursday is Day 3/8-Gym, Day 4/9-Music.

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 22, 2019


Week of April 22nd-26th

Our Reading story for the week is “This Is the Way We Go to School!”. Our question of the week is: How do children around the world go to school? The Amazing Words for this story are: cable car, horse-and-buggy, Metro line, trolley, skis, vaporetto. The high frequency words are: where, come. The text based comprehension skill is draw conclusions. We will listen for /y/ spelled Yy and /kw/ spelled Qu. Please practice reading the “Run, Tim” decodable story. *Each decodable story can be recorded for the monthly Reading Logs. J

In Math, we will take our Measurement assessment. Please look for it to be signed and returned mid-week. We will begin our Money unit tomorrow.  Please continue counting to 100 by 1’s, 10’s and 5’s. Additionally, we have been counting to 20 by 2’s.

In Science, we will continue our unit on living and non-living things.

             The Basket Raffle will be held on Saturday and Sunday in the NSE gym. Students who donated towards our basket will receive a coupon for a prize drawing and can have a free dress down this Friday, April 26th. The coupon will be stapled to this newsletter if your child donated to our basket.
           

Upcoming important dates:

·         4/27-4/28 Basket Raffle Auction

Monday is Day 5/10-Computers, Tuesday is Day 1/6-Art, Wednesday is Day 2-Guidance, Thursday is Day 3/8-Gym, Day 4/9-Music.

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 15, 2019


Week of April 15th-18th

Our Reading story for the week is “On the Move!”. Our question of the week is: How do people in different parts of the world travel? The Amazing Words for this story are: travel, llama, submarine, kayak, dogsled, double-decker bus. The high frequency words are: where, come. The text based comprehension skill is main idea. We will listen for /v/ spelled Vv and /z/ spelled Zz. Please practice reading the “Val’s Top” decodable story. *Each decodable story can be recorded for the monthly Reading Logs. J

In Math, we will be learning to tell time! Kindergarten students are expected to tell time to the hour. Last Friday, we made clocks to be kept at home to practice telling time. J We will use the vocabulary words: minute hand, hour hand, “o’clock”, digital and analog.  Please continue counting to 100 by 1’s, 10’s and 5’s. Additionally, we have been counting to 20 by 2’s.

In Science, we will continue our unit on living and non-living things. We will learn about Spring weather and incorporate the five senses.

            Report Cards were sent home last week. If you have not returned the report card envelope, please do so right away.  

Basket Raffle Update-                                              
           We have received the following items:                           
                                          Mr. Coffee thermal carafe, French Vanilla Coffee K cups, powder creamer, Werther’s caramel hard candies, peanut butter hot cocoa powder, McDonalds K cups, Maxwell House Original Coffee, Stirrers, Coffee-Mate Creamer, $10 Dunkin Donuts Gift Card, K-Cup equivalent paper filters, Dunkin Donuts Cinnamon Roll ground coffee, Reese’s flavored creamer, $10 Dunkin Gift Card, 3 bags of New England ground Coffee, 2 hand towels, large coffee mug, $15 Starbucks gift card, 2 North Schuylkill coffee travel mugs, coffee filters, large coffee mug and caramel cappuccino K-cups, a travel coffee mug, cream filled wafers, and a $15.00 Dunkin Donuts gift card.

Upcoming important dates:

·         4/19 School Closed
·         4/22 School Resumes
·         4/27 Basket Raffle Auction

Monday is Day 1/6-Art, Tuesday is Day 2/7-Library, Wednesday is Day 3/8-Gym, Thursday is Day 4/9-Music, Friday is OFF!

Monday, April 8, 2019


Week of April 8-12th

Our Reading story for the week is “The Little Engine that Could”. Our question of the week is: What kind of work do trains do? The Amazing Words for this story are: engine, passenger, mountain, tracks, roundhouse, valley. The high frequency words are: what, said, was. The text based comprehension skill is plot. We will listen for /u/ spelled Uu. Please practice reading the “Jan and Gus” decodable story. *Each decodable story can be recorded for the monthly Reading Logs. J

In Math, we will continue our unit on Time, Data, and Measurement. J We have been working on using the vocabulary words long, longer, longest and short, shorter, shortest. Please continue counting to 100 by 1’s, 10’s and 5’s. Additionally, we have been counting to 20 by 2’s.

In Science, we will learn about living and non-living things. Also, we will discuss Earth Day and how we can contribute to helping take care of the Earth.

            Report Cards will go home this Wednesday. Please be sure to sign and return the envelope only. You may keep the report card at home.

Basket Raffle Update-                                                                                                         We have received the following items:                                                                          Mr. Coffee thermal carafe, French Vanilla Coffee K cups, powder creamer, Werther’s caramel hard candies, peanut butter hot cocoa powder, McDonalds K cups, Maxwell House Original Coffee, Stirrers, Coffee-Mate Creamer, $10 Dunkin Donuts Gift Card, K-Cup equivalent paper filters, Dunkin Donuts Cinnamon Roll ground coffee, Reese’s flavored creamer, $10 Dunkin Gift Card, 3 bags of New England ground Coffee, 2 hand towels, large coffee mug, $15 Starbucks gift card, 2 North Schuylkill coffee travel mugs, coffee filters, large coffee mug and caramel cappuccino K-cups, a travel coffee mug, cream filled wafers, and a $15.00 Dunkin Donuts gift card.

Upcoming important dates:
·         4/10 Report Cards Home
·         4/12 Spartan Dress Down $1.00

Monday is Day 1-Art, Tuesday is Day 2-Library, Wednesday is Day 3-Gym, Thursday is Day 4-Music, Friday is Day 5-Computers.

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

Tuesday, April 2, 2019


Graduation Picture Reminder

Graduation pictures will be taken this Thursday, April 4th.  All students will be photographed and will need to wear a white-collared shirt.  There is not a make-up day so please try to have your child at school Thursday and on time as pictures are taken first thing in the morning. Money and envelope packages are due Thursday but can be sent in tomorrow. If you do not wish to purchase pictures, please send a note so we are not searching for an envelope.
Thank You! J

Monday, April 1, 2019


Week of April 1st-5th

Our Reading story for the week is “Trucks Roll!!”. Our question of the week is: What kinds of transportation help people do their jobs? The Amazing Words for this story are: trailers, haul, truckers, cabs, steering wheel, headlight. The high frequency words are: what, said, was. The text based comprehension skill is compare and contrast. We will listen for /u/ spelled Uu. Please practice reading the “Fun for Jud” decodable story. *Each decodable story can be recorded for the monthly Reading Logs. J

In Math, we will begin our unit on Time, Data, and Measurement. J Please continue counting to 100 by 1’s, 10’s and 5’s. Additionally, we have been counting to 20 by 2’s.

Kindergarten Graduation pictures will be taken this Thursday, April 4th. All students should wear a white collared shirt. Students will have pictures taken in a cap and gown with the collared shirt folded over the gown. Please be sure to send in the graduation picture package that was sent home last week. J

Basket Raffle Update-                                                                                                        We have received the following items:                                  
                                   Mr. Coffee thermal carafe, French Vanilla Coffee K cups, powder creamer, Werther’s caramel hard candies, peanut butter hot cocoa powder, McDonalds K cups, Maxwell House Original Coffee, Stirrers, Coffee-Mate Creamer, $10 Dunkin Donuts Gift Card, K-Cup equivalent paper filters, Dunkin Donuts Cinnamon Roll ground coffee, Reese’s flavored creamer, $10 Dunkin Gift Card, 3 bags of New England ground Coffee, 2 hand towels, large coffee mug, $15 Starbucks gift card, 2 North Schuylkill coffee travel mugs, coffee filters, large coffee mug and caramel cappuccino K-cups.

Upcoming important dates:

·         4/1 PTO Meeting 6:30 NSE cafeteria
·         4/2 Art Show 4-6
·         4/4 Kindergarten Graduation Pictures (wear a white collared shirt)
·         4/10 Report Cards Home

Monday is Day 6-Art, Tuesday is Day 7-Library, Wednesday is Day 8-Gym, Thursday is Day 9-Music, Friday is Day 10-Computers.

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

May 30, 2019 Dear Parents/Guardians,           Tomorrow, Friday, May 31 st will be Carnival Day! J We will be spending the majorit...