Recent Newsletter


  • PreK:

    In preschool, we have been working on learning the names of letters and the sounds that letters make.  We have been learning about same and different sounds.  Being able to hear the sounds that letters make, helps children begin to connect that words are made up of letters.  You can practice this at home by talking about the first letter in the names of your family and what sounds they make.  Can your child think of other words that start with the same sound as their name?

     

    Kindergarten:

    In Kindergarten this month we are working hard on letter names, letter sounds, and blending sounds together to read and write words. Please keep reading books to your child at home to build vocabulary and having your student read their decodable books to you! Please remember to send winter clothing items every single day to school: coat, snow pants, boots, mittens/gloves, and a hat. If you feel comfortable labeling any of those items with your child's name, that is a big help to us as they get mixed up in the hallway. Thank you for your continued support from home!

     

    1st Grade:

    Hello from First Grade!

    As the weather gets colder, we thank you for sending your child with all of his/her "snow clothes" (hats, mittens/gloves, boots, snow pants, and coats).  It's always a good idea to also throw in a dry pair of socks!  This month, we will continue to learn about community in Social Studies as well as how weather affects us.  In Math, we will be working on addition and subtraction.  Our focus in Reading will be on retelling stories and identifying the characters, settings, and major events.  Thank you for reading with your child at home!  We continue to see them grow in their reading confidence in the classroom!

     

    2nd Grade:

    Hello!  The first couple of months have flown by! This month, we will be practicing rounding and estimating and starting 2 digit adding and subtracting. In literacy, we will identify the main topic of a multiparagraph text. . We will also be writing friendly letters. Thank you for partnering with us in helping your child learn and grow. As always please reach out with any questions or concerns that you may have.

     

    3rd Grade: 

    Hello Families,

    We are already in December! I hope you remember your coat, hat, and mittens because it is getting cold out there. In math the 3rd graders are working hard in multiplication and division. They are focusing on word problems and multiple strategies to solve them. They are getting really good at them. In literacy they are identifying all of the different types of nonfiction text. From sequencing all the way to comparing and contrasting a topic. This month will be going quick so don't forget to go play in the snow.

     

    4th Grade:

    Here we are just a few weeks into the second quarter of the school year! We have really enjoyed the beautiful Fall weather for recess and extra time outside for phy. ed. In regard to Fall weather, please make sure your child is coming to school with the appropriate cold weather clothes. We have outdoor recess until it is below -10 degrees. Therefore, jackets, boots, hats, and mittens/gloves are necessary to have at school. If you are not able to purchase any of these items, please reach out to your child's teacher. As for what is happening in the classroom... we completed our estimation unit and are now starting number sentences. In reading, we are learning about life lessons or themes in our stories. In social studies, we are starting to learn about the different regions in the United States. Lastly, we continue to work on being Roosevelt's fourth grade STAR Students. We have a STARS Awards ceremony at the end of every month and hand out awards to students who are showing STAR behavior. We encourage students to work hard all year to try and earn all five letters.

     

    5th Grade:

    Hi 5th grade families!

    The snow is coming down and we are glad to have warm classrooms to be in. Please make sure your students bring coats, hats and gloves for recess time now! We are beginning our unit in fractions and we are excited for it! In reading we will be working on finding themes in stories and the main ideas of paragraphs and pages. Have an amazing December!

     

    EL:

    Having a large and growing vocabulary is a key role in learning language! Help your child learn about new words or content in a variety of ways. Talk about new vocabulary words several times over the course of the week, in different settings. This will help enrich your child's understanding of the word. Continuing to practice new words will help students maintain their learning over winter break.

     

    Stem:

    In STEM class, we are getting to know our new teacher, Mrs. LaVine. She will be here for the remainder of the year!

     

         Kindergarten: In kindergarten STEM we are learning about sunshine and shade.   We learned that the sun makes the Earth warmer.

     

        1st Grade: In first grade STEM we are learning about sound and that vibrations   make sounds.

     

         2nd Grade: In second grade STEM we are learning about what it means for   materials to go through reversible and irreversible changes.

     

         3rd Grade: In third grade STEM we are learning about how inherited and   learned traits help animals survive in their habitats.

     

         4th Grade: In fourth grade STEM we are learning about weathering, erosion,   and deposition and how these processes form various landforms.

     

         5th Grade: In fifth grade STEM we are learning about what causes solids,   liquids, and gasses to change to a different state of matter.

     

    Music:

    Music class has begun instruments with 2nd, 3rd and 4th graders! We are working on starting and stopping together and listening as we play. 3-5 is also starting to become composers and write their own music. K-2 is practicing moving safely to music, and identifying rhythms.

     

    PE:

    Physical Education classes have started new units. Basketball, Volleyball and Tumbling.  These unites will run from November 14- Jan 13th 2023.  We will also be adding some low organized games during this time.  Please make sure students have the correct shoes for class.  No Boots please.

     

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