Spelling and Vocabulary Words

Spelling Words, First Grade:

him, ask, went, on, up, black, have, from

I have a gift from his mom.

Did the black cat jump up on his lap?


Spelling Words, Second Grade:

think, long, bring, clang, stung, strong, find, she, cold, both

She held the long, cold fish with both hands.

At the clang of the bell, both men ran fast!


Vocabulary Words:

agree, base, beach, crowd, flap, insect, net, safe


Sunday, December 2, 2018

Monday, December 3rd, 2018

IMPORTANT NEWS:
Don’t forget our Learning Party on Thursday, December 13th at 6:00.
Please share any ideas you might have to make this event special. The
primary goal is for the students to be able to share what they have
learned and what they are planning on learning after Christmas break.
I would like to encourage them to invite anyone that they want to
share with.


We conducted our first team learning competition last Friday. Each team
had to follow their map to different locations throughout the building
and then complete the learning tasks successfully. They were graded
on how well they answered each question, and also on how they worked
and conducted themselves as a team. It was great fun and we will plan
on doing this more often.


The students are building Data Notebooks that will help them display the
things they are learning. These will include their assessment scores along
with some of their work and the projects that they have participated in
as a class.

Things to remember:
Please send a snack with your student daily.


Reading:
I have split the spelling words into two groups, by grade level. Students will
test according to their grade level. We will also continue to work with
vocabulary words. If you have any questions, please contact me.


Many of you have started chapter books, it is important to talk about
what has already happened before continuing on with the next chapter.
Sometimes it can also be fun to try and guess what might happen next.
Please focus on having fun, reading should never be a burden, it should
be a special time.


Writing:
This week we will be working on using our vocabulary words in sentences.    


Math:
We are learning how to tell time, measuring / estimating length,
and money. Of course, we are always working on addition, subtraction
and place value. We have seen some great improvements recently.


Please encourage your student to do Xtramath at home, they are really
showing progress now and not missing days will help them reach their
certificates faster.


Student Learning Report:
I learned how to count money.
I am learning how to be nice and not mean to each other.
I learned that when we do our work, we get to do Freaky Friday.
I learned how to work as a team.
I want to decorate our classroom for the learning party.
I learned about writing a letter.
I learned about our learning party.
I am proud of learning how to measure.


Please contact me anytime you have a question or a concern!
                                       Thank you and have a great week,

Mr. Clark

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Sunday, 25 November, 2018

IMPORTANT NEWS:
Don’t forget our Learning Party on Thursday, December 13th at 6:00.
Please share any ideas you might have to make this event special. The
primary goal is for the students to be able to share what they have
learned and what they are planning on learning after Christmas break.
I would like to encourage them to invite anyone that they want to
share with.


The students are building Data Notebooks that will help them display the
things they are learning. These will include their assessment scores along
with some of their work and the projects that they have participated in
as a class.


Things to remember:
Please send a snack with your student daily.


Reading:
I have split the spelling words into two groups, by grade level. Students will
test according to their grade level. We will also continue to work with
vocabulary words. If you have any questions, please contact me.

For our morning reading assignments, we now have choices. That means
your student gets to choose which article they read from a list of
options.


Many of you have started chapter books, it is important to talk about
what has already happened before continuing on with the next chapter.
Sometimes it can also be fun to try and guess what might happen next.
Please focus on having fun, reading should never be a burden, it should
be a special time.


Writing:
This week we will be working on writing invitation letters for our learning
party. You should see these come home once they are completed.    


Math:
We are learning how to tell time, measuring / estimating length,
and money. Of course, we are always working on addition, subtraction
and place value. We have seen some great improvements recently.


Please encourage your student to do Xtramath at home, they are really
showing progress now and not missing days will help them reach their
certificates faster.


Student Learning Report:
I learned how to count money.
I learned about music.
I learned about pumpkins.
I learned how to be safe today.
I learned how to be careful with people.
I learned about cats.
I learned about art.
I learned to be friends and not fight anymore.


Please contact me anytime you have a question or a concern!
                                       Thank you and have a great week,

Mr. Clark

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Monday, November 12, 2018

IMPORTANT NEWS:
We have sent home our letter planning the classroom learning party on Thursday, December 13th. Please share any ideas you might have to make this event special. The primary goal is for the students to be able to share what they have learned and what they are planning on learning after Christmas break. I would like to encourage them to invite anyone that they want to share with.


The students are building Data Notebooks that will help them display the things they are learning. These will include their assessment scores along with some of their work and the projects that they have participated in as a class.


Things to remember:
Please send a snack with your student daily.


Reading:
I have split the spelling words into two groups, by grade level. Students will
test according to their grade level. We will also continue to work with
vocabulary words. If you have any questions, please contact me.

For our morning reading assignments, we now have choices. That means
your student gets to choose which article they read from a list of
options. This week we are learning about everything from the Supreme
Courtto string instruments in the symphony orchestra and George
Washington.


Many of you have started chapter books, it is important to talk about
what has already happened before continuing on with the next chapter.
Sometimes it can also be fun to try and guess what might happen next.
Please focus on having fun, reading should never be a burden, it should
be a special time.


Writing:
Our writing project will continue this week. We will be writing our
own stories, our second creative writing project. This time we are
challenging ourselves with a longer story.    


Math:
We are learning how to tell time, and starting to learn measuring
skills and money. Of course, we are always working on addition, subtraction
and place value. We have seen some great improvements recently.


Please encourage your student to do Xtramath at home, they are really
showing progress now and not missing days will help them reach their
certificates faster.


Student Learning Report:
I need help with helping our classmates.
I learned to count a lot more money.
I am proud of getting my xtramath done on the weekend.
I learned to get my work done in time.
That families are good.
I learned about quotation marks.
I am proud of my story.


Please contact me anytime you have a question or a concern!
                                       Thank you and have a great week,

Mr. Clark

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Monday, November 5th, 2018

IMPORTANT NEWS:
We will introduce some new learning experiences this week. Students will be
learning how to use new methods of communication and expression, they will
be conducting research and then recording their answers using the
Chromebooks.

We will be learning about Veterans Day.

This week is MEET THE WOLVES!

Things to remember:
Please send a snack with your student daily.

Reading:
We are back on track with both spelling words and vocabulary words. Please
practice both at home when you have time.

For our morning reading assignments, we now have choices. That means
your student gets to choose which article they read from a list of
options. This week we are learning about family history, memorials,
Veterans Day, the importance of our Flag, and appreciation for Veterans.

Remember, our A.R. Reading goals started over with the new quarter. Please
help your child with reading whenever possible. Many of you have started
chapter books, it is important to talk about what has already happened before
continuing on with the next chapter. Sometimes it can also be fun to try
and guess what might happen next. Please focus on having fun, reading should
never be a burden, it should be a special time.

Writing:
Our writing project this week is going to be exciting. We will be writing our
own stories, our second creative writing project. This time we are
challenging ourselves with a longer story.    

Math:
We are learning how to tell time, and starting to learn measuring
Skills and money. Of course, we are always working on addition, subtraction
and place value. We have seen some great improvements recently.

Student Learning Report:


Please contact me anytime you have a question or a concern!

                                       Thank you and have a great week,

Mr. Clark

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Monday, October 29th, 2018

IMPORTANT NEWS:
The National Conference for Teachers was amazing and we will start using
things I learned there, this week. I believe it is going to help our class and
Berg Elementary really grow and thrive. I am excited for our future.


We will be having our Halloween Parade and Party on:
Wednesday, October 31st.


If you are planning to participate, please arrive after 2:00.
We will begin dressing into costumes at 2:15.
The parade will begin at 2:30.


Things to remember:
Please send a snack with your student daily.


Reading:
We are back to having a spelling test. Please practice words at home
when you have time.   


For our morning reading assignments, we now have choices. That means
your student gets to choose which article they read from a list of
options. This week we are learning about owls, the desert, symphony orchestra,
garbage in the ocean, the stars, and turtle shells, to name a few things.


Remember, our A.R. Reading goals started over with the new quarter. Please
help your child with reading whenever possible. Many of you have started
chapter books, it is important to talk about what has already happened before
continuing on with the next chapter. Sometimes it can also be fun to try
and guess what might happen next. Please focus on having fun, reading should
never be a burden, it should be a special time.


Writing:
Our writing project this week is going to be exciting. We will be writing our
own stories, our second creative writing project. This time we are challenging
ourselves with a longer story.    


Math:
We are learning how to tell time, and starting to learn measuring
skills. Of course, we are always working on addition, subtraction
and place value. We have seen some great improvements recently.


Student Learning Report:
I learned how pumpkins grow.
I am proud of doing my work.
I learned about ticks.
I am proud of being nice.
I learned about subtracting.
I am proud of my journal.
I learned that killer whale has one blowhole.
I'm proud of my reading.
I learned to read a lot more.
Helping people typing on the Chromebook.
I learned about penguins.
I am proud of finishing my book report.
I finished my vocabulary sentences
I learned about music.
I am proud of finishing all of my stuff.


Please contact me anytime you have a question or a concern!


                                       Thank you and have a great week,

Mr. Clark

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Monday, 22 October 2018

IMPORTANT NEWS:
I will be gone from Tuesday afternoon until Friday. I am attending a
National Conference for Teachers and hopefully will bring back lots
of new ideas to make our classroom and Berg Elementary successful.
I will still be checking student work and I will be available through
Class Dojo, so please contact me if you have any concerns.


Newburg Family Fun Night at The Zone: Thursday, October 25th 5-8 pm
$7.50 Wristband for kids, free hot dog, small soda, craft table, Dodge ball
and Cha Cha slide.


Red Ribbon Week this week:  Monday – Pajama Day
Tuesday - Camo Day
Wednesday - Sports Day
Thursday - Twin Day
Friday - Wear Red or Red Ribbon Shirt

Some updates have been made to our text message notification system
(School Messenger). If you think you should be receiving text message
notifications from Newburg R-II Schools and are not, simply text "yes"
to 67587. You should receive a reply acknowledging your message. If you
do not receive a reply, notify the school (tech@newburg.k12.mo.us, kdelong@newburg.k12.mo.us or debarnes@newburg.k12.mo.us) that your
phone number is missing from our messaging system.


Things to remember:
Please send a snack with your student daily.


Reading:
No spelling test this week! We will be taking some reading assessments
to help me better assist each student with meeting their reading goals.  


For our morning reading assignments, we now have choices. That means
your student gets to choose which article they read from a list of
options. This week we are learning about the ocean, bugs and ants,
birds that don’t fly, whales, and a few other things.


Our entire class has reached 200% of our A.R. Goal for first quarter,
so we will be having a little party with our High School reading pals
this week.


Writing:
Our writing project this week will be a book report.   


Math:
We are learning how to tell time, and starting to learn measuring
skills. Of course, we are always working on addition, subtraction
and place value. We have seen some great improvements recently.


Please contact me anytime you have a question or a concern!


                                       Thank you and have a great week,

Mr. Clark