Wednesday, November 14, 2018


Week of November 13th- 16th      

Our Reading story for the week is “A Bed for Winter”. Our question of the week is: What kind of home does an animal need? The Amazing Words for this story are: nest, stump, hive, meadow, tree trunk, den. The high frequency words are: he, for. The text based comprehension skill is sequence. We will listen for /i/ spelled Ii at the beginning and middle of a word. We will focus on the correct formation of Ii. Please practice reading the “Tim the Pig” decodable story. *Each decodable story can be recorded for the monthly Reading Logs. J Please be sure to practice letter naming and sight words daily. Use the flashcards that were enclosed in the plastic sleeve at the beginning of the school year to practice learning these words.

In Math, we will begin our next unit, Numbers 11-20. Please see the Home/School Connection letter sent home today. Here are a few things we have been working on in school that you can continue to practice at home:

·         Count to 100 every night. Be sure to count the “teen” numbers correctly.
·         Ask your child the next number. Ex: You say 23, your child should say 24. You say 66, your child should say 67. Do this multiple times for numbers to 100.
·         Show two dice or dominoes and have your child tell the greater number and what it is. Your child should be able to point and quickly tell you how many dots there are for the greater number.

In Social Studies, we will be making Veteran’s Day cards and sending them in the care packages that will be created later in the month. We will continue to learn about the first Thanksgiving. Next week your child will be coming home with some Thanksgiving items. I hope you enjoy them. J

Thank you to all for returning the report card envelopes. If you have any questions or concerns about report cards or your child’s progress, please contact me.

Upcoming important dates:

·         11/16 Spartan Dress Down Day $1.00
·         11/21 Early Dismissal, NSE 12pm
·         11/22-11/26 School Closed, Happy Thanksgiving!
·         11/27 School Resumes

Monday was In-service Day, Tuesday was Day 4-Music, Wednesday is Day 5-Computers, Thursday is Day 6-Art, Friday is Day 7-Library.

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

Tuesday, November 6, 2018


Week of November 5th-9th     

Our Reading story for the week is “Bear Snores On”. Our question of the week is: What unique thing does a bear do in winter? The Amazing Words for this story are: sleep, cave, storm, winter, woods, blustery. The high frequency words are: we, my, like. The text based comprehension skill is realism and fantasy. We will listen for /k/ spelled Cc at the beginning and end of a word. We will focus on the correct formation of Cc. Please practice reading the “The Cap” decodable story. *Each decodable story can be recorded for the monthly Reading Logs. J Please be sure to practice letter naming and sight words daily. Use the flashcards that were enclosed in the plastic sleeve at the beginning of the school year to practice learning these words.

In Math, we will finish our unit on 2D and 3D shapes with an assessment on Wednesday and Thursday. Our vocabulary words for this unit are:

·         2D (flat): square, circle, triangle, rectangle, hexagon, rhombus, trapezoid
·         3D (solid): sphere, cylinder, cube, cone, rectangular prism, triangular prism, and pyramid

In Social Studies, we will begin to learn about Communities and Thanksgiving. The Turkey Disguise Projects that have been returned so far are fantastic! We have enjoyed hearing about each student’s project. J

Report Cards will be sent home this Friday, November 9th. Please sign and return the report card envelope and keep the actual report card at home.

Upcoming important dates:

·         11/9 Report Cards Home
·         11/12 Act 80 Day-No School for Students
·         11/16 Spartan Dress Down Day $1.00

Monday is Day 9-Music, Tuesday is Day 10-Computers, Wednesday is Day 1-Art, Thursday is Day 2-Guidance, Friday is Day 3-Gym.

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

Monday, October 29, 2018


Week of October 29th-Nov. 2nd    

Our Reading story for the week is “Animal Babies in Grasslands”. Our question of the week is: What special animals live in grasslands? The Amazing Words for this story are: calf, cub, joey, grassland, pup, foal. The high frequency words are: we, my, like. The text based comprehension skill is main idea. We will listen for /p/ spelled Pp at the beginning and end of a word. We will focus on the correct formation of Pp. Please practice reading the “Pat the Cat” decodable story. *Each decodable story can be recorded for the monthly Reading Logs. J Please be sure to practice letter naming and sight words daily. Use the flashcards that were enclosed in the plastic sleeve at the beginning of the school year to practice learning these words.

In Math, we will continue to sort and classify 2-D and 3-D shapes. So far, we have learned about a square, rectangle, triangle, and circle, hexagon, rhombus, trapezoid, and oval. Please practice number fluency each night as well as writing numbers 0-10.

A Leaf Observation Paper came home today. Please find a fall leaf and attach it to the paper. Complete the items on the observation paper and return it to school by Friday. You can send it in sooner if you would like. If your leaf is very dry, you may send it in a zip-loc bag.  We will share and display our projects in school. I am looking forward to this fun Fall project.

Please be sure to exchange the extra clothing that was sent home 2 weeks ago. I sent it home for you to replace it with seasonally appropriate dress code clothing. Also, please be sure your child has a sweater or quarter zip they can put on throughout the day.

Upcoming important dates:

·         10/30 Wear a Red Shirt with jeans or sweats
·         10/31 School wide Fall Celebration/Halloween Parade 1:30-3:00
·         11/5 NSE PTO Meeting 6:30

Monday is Day 4-Music, Tuesday is Day 5-Computers, Wednesday is Day 6-Art, Thursday is Day 7-Library, Friday is Day 8-Gym.

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

Monday, October 22, 2018


Week of October 23rd-26th   

Our Reading story for the week is “Nature Spy”. Our question of the week is: What can we learn about nature when we look closely? The Amazing Words for this story are: discover, spy, pod, nature, acorn, pattern. The high frequency words are: have, is. The text based comprehension skill is setting. We will listen for /s/ spelled Ss at the beginning and end of a word. We will focus on the correct formation of Ss. Please practice reading the “Sock Sack” decodable story. *Each decodable story can be recorded for the monthly Reading Logs. J Please be sure to practice letter naming and sight words daily. Use the flashcards that were enclosed in the plastic sleeve at the beginning of the school year to practice learning these words.

In Math, we will continue to sort and classify 2-D and 3-D shapes. So far, we have learned about a square, rectangle, triangle, and circle. We know how to count the edges or side and where to find the vertices on these shapes. Today we introduced a trapezoid, rhombus, hexagon, and oval.  We used the vocabulary words: sides, vertices or corners, and straight or curvy lines. Please practice number fluency each night as well as writing numbers 0-10.

In Science this week, we will finish our lessons on pumpkins. We will be labeling the parts of a pumpkin and doing a pumpkin exploration.  

Please be sure to return the extra clothing that was sent home last week. I sent it home for you to replace it with seasonally appropriate dress code clothing. Also, please be sure your child has a sweater or quarter zip they can put on throughout the day.

Upcoming important dates:

·         10/22 RED RIBBON WEEK BEGINS-See the orange monthly calendar for daily dress up themes.
·         10/23 Picture Retake Day
·         10/26 Kindergarten Fall Festival
·         10/31 School wide Fall Celebration/Halloween Parade 1:30-3:00. Details will be sent home soon.

Monday is Day 9-Music, Tuesday is Day 10-Computers, Wednesday is Day 1-Art, Thursday is Day 2-Guiandance, Friday is Day 3-Gym.

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

Monday, October 15, 2018


Week of October 15th-19th  

Our Reading story for the week is “Flowers”. Our question of the week is: How are flowers unique? The Amazing Words for this story are: seeds, fruits, buds, stem, bloom, petals. The high frequency words are: have, is. The text based comprehension skill is compare and contrast. We will listen for /a/ spelled Aa at the beginning and middle of a word. We will focus on the correct formation of Aa. Please practice reading the “I Have!” decodable story. *Each decodable story can be recorded for the monthly Reading Logs. J Please be sure to practice letter naming and sight words daily. All students were tested on sight words last week. Be sure to check your child’s folder to see what list they have completed. Please use the flashcards that were enclosed in the plastic sleeve at the beginning of the school year to practice learning these words.

In Math, we will continue to sort and classify 2-D and 3-D shapes. Last week, we learned about a triangle and square. We used the vocabulary words: sides, vertices or corners, and straight or curvy lines. Please practice number fluency each night as well as writing numbers 0-10.

In Science, we will continue discussing the seasons and focusing in on changes in Fall. We will learn about the lifecycle of a pumpkin this week as we did not get to it last week.

There will be a brief Fall Festival planning meeting today, October 15th at 5:00.  Anyone who plans on attending should meet in front of the school store.  

Upcoming important dates:
·        10/18 Class Book Fair Shopping Day *Please note- we will not exchange library books this day but students may exchange them throughout the week as soon as they arrive to school.
·        10/19 Spartan Dress Down Day $1.00
·        10/22 RED RIBBON WEEK BEGINS-See the orange monthly calendar for daily dress up themes.
·        10/23 Picture Retake Day
·        10/26 Kindergarten Fall Festival
·        10/31 School wide Fall Celebration/Halloween Parade 1:30-3:00. Details will be sent home soon.

Monday is Day 4-Music, Tuesday is Day 5-Computers, Wednesday is Day 6-Art, Thursday is Day 7-Library (Book Fair Shopping Day), and Friday is Day 8-Gym.

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

Tuesday, October 9, 2018


Week of October 9th-12th  

Our Reading story for the week is “Dig, Dig, Digging!”. Our question of the week is: How do machines help people work? The Amazing Words for this story are: scooping, squelching, spinning, swooshing, gobbling, rumbling. The high frequency words are: a, to. The text based comprehension skill is classifying and categorizing. We will listen for /t/ spelled Tt at the beginning or end of a word. We will focus on the correct formation of Tt. Please practice reading the “Tam!” decodable story. *Each decodable story can be recorded for the monthly Reading Logs. J

In Math, we will begin Unit 6, Sorting and Classifying 2-D and 3-D shapes. Please see the Home School Connection letter sent in the folder today.

In Science, we will continue discussing the seasons and focusing in on changes in Fall. In Social Studies, we will learn about Fire Safety.

The FIELD TRIP to Rohrbach’s Farm has been cancelled due to the wet weather. More information about rescheduling or planning a field trip later in the year will come home soon.

There will be a brief Fall Festival planning meeting on Monday, October 15th at 5:00.  Anyone who plans on attending should meet in front of the school store.  

Upcoming important dates:

HOMECOMING SPIRIT WEEK CONTINUES
·        10/10 Dress like your favorite cartoon character day
·        10/11 Dress like a tourist day
·        10/12 Dress in your NS Blue and Red Best-Students may dress in gym shorts/sweats/jeans with Spartan colors

·        10/18 Class Book Fair Shopping Day
Tuesday is Day 10-Computers, Wednesday is Day 1-Art, Thursday is Day 2-Guidance, and Friday is Day 3-Gym.
If you ever need to contact me, please call the school at 570-874-3661 ext. 3243 or email at scapone@northschuylkill.net.

Monday, October 1, 2018


Week of October 1st-5th

Our Reading story for the week is “Smash! Crash!”. Our question of the week is: What do you like to do with your friends? The Amazing Words for this story are: signals, proper, perfect, dud, pirates, fabulous. The high frequency words are: a, to. The text based comprehension skill is character. We will listen for /m/ spelled Mm at the beginning or end of a word. We will focus on the correct formation of Mm. Please practice reading the “Little Mouse!” decodable story. *Each decodable story can be recorded for the monthly Reading Logs. J

In Math we will continue working on learning how to read, write, identify and count numbers 6-10. We will have the assessment for Unit 1 this week. Look for the sign and return stamp! J Please practice correct number formation for numbers 0-10.

In Science we will continue discussing the seasons and focusing in on changes in Fall.  

If you have not returned the FALL FESTIVAL $3.00 donation yet, please do so right away as the committee is trying to plan this fun day.

FIELD TRIP SHIRTS came home today! Check backpacks for these shirts! J

Upcoming important dates:
·        10/1 PTO Meeting at NSE caf at 6:30pm
·        10/5 Act 80 ½ day, 12pm dismissal
·        10/8 Teacher In-service Day
·        10/11 Kindergarten Field Trip
·        10/18 Class Book Fair Shopping Day

Monday is Day 1-Computers, Tuesday is Day 6-Art, Wednesday is Day 7-Library, Thursday is Day 8-Gym, and Friday is Day 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.

Week of November 13 th - 16 th           Our Reading story for the week is “A Bed for Winter” . Our question of the week is: What ki...