Ruhnke Review 3/11/19

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We Are Learning About:

Reading: We will continue to learn about what the SuperKids do to have fun: “The SuperKids Club” The first book in the SuperKids Club we will learn the Bb & Rr and the plural —s.

Math: We will finish Topic 11: Subtraction. Subtraction is also difficult for Kindergarteners. Please practice at home. Again, use pennies, forks ,spoons, and toys to help your child with hands-on activities. For example: 9-4. Have your child set out nine spoons in a row. Then have him/her take 4 away. Ask them how many they have left. Use the flashcards that I gave you in the plastic bag back in September. They are in the bag with the sight words. When done with Topic 11, then we will be on to Topic 12: Larger Numbers. This includes numbers 11-20, patterns, Odd & Even, counting to 100, skip counting by 2’s, 5’s, 10’s.

Religion: We will learn about Stations of the Cross. As we learn prayers to our God here at school, please reinforce these prayers by saying them at home. We say the prayer before meals: “Bless Us O Lord,” the “Glory Be,” the “Hail Mary,” the morning and night time prayer, “Angel of God,” and the “Our Father.” Ask your child to say these for you, and please join in by saying them together with your family daily.

Humanities: This week we will learn about the Early New Kingdom in Egypt.

Science: We will begin a unit on Being Healthly.

Writing: For our Writer’s Workshop we have been working on a three-sentence personal narrative paper. 1. The first sentence should tell the characters and the setting. The characters are the people or the animals. The setting is where & when. 2.The second sentence should tell the problem. 3. The third sentence should tell the resolution/how to fix the problem. Parents, will you please help your child with remembering these? THANK YOU!!

Star of the Week for March 11th


A couple of times a month we will have a Star of the Week student in our classroom. This entitles the student to be the line-leader, to lead the morning calendar routine, to share/tell all about him/herself by filling in a poster. This will come home about a week or so before they are the star. A letter will also be included with the poster explaining all the special things the student will have an opportunity to do.

Weekly News

Reading Logs:

February Reading Logs were due on March 1st. If you have not done so yet, please send them back to me!!

READ, READ, READ: I hope all of you have been helping your child with their reading by practicing the sight words each day. Also, a reminder that the black and white paper books (most are “My_____ Book”) that come home should be read daily. Please take the time to read with your child for 15-20 minutes each and every day. Your child’s reading level was recently shared with you via an email from me. Please find books at that level so that they can be successful. Go back to the email I sent to you to find the level your child is at. Your child will thank you. : ) HAPPY READING!!

Sight Words:

This spring break is a great time to work with your child on all the sight/memory words and to catch up if you have fallen behind! I told the class that if they practiced about five words a day, they would know all the sight/memory words by the time they return to school on Monday, March 11th. So, please use this time wisely and take 20 minutes or so out of your day to work with your child.

The Sight words are MEMORY words, which means your child needs to memorize them, NOT stretch (or sound) them out. Many of the sight words do not follow the rules of phonetics, so don’t have your child stretch them out. Kindergarten will only learn the short vowel sounds. They will learn the long vowel sounds in first grade. They just need to memorize each word and it’s spelling. Use the flashcards I gave you last September.

a, and, of, the, to, in, is, you, as, at, I, it, be, on, we, he, for, she, if, do, was, his, can, are, an, by, go, see, all, no, or, so, am, but, did, up, get, me, my, not, has, had, how, now, got, her, off, out, one, put, saw, two, who, why, yes, us, one, our, said, book, him, like, way, will, have, look, love, your

Scholastic Book Orders:

The March book flyers are coming home in your child’s Take-Home folder today.  Orders are due by March 18th. If you would like to place an order; the easiest way to do so is online. Use code RGVYW. If you would rather fill in your order using the flyer, please send it back to school with your child, and with a check or cash for the total. THANK YOU!!

Enjoy your Spring Break!

I would like to take this time to wish all of you a relaxing, fun, exciting, fantastic Spring Break! Enjoy this time with your wonderful children; get your fill of them until it’s time to send them back to school. Stay safe and we’ll see you on Monday, March 11th.

Daily Specialists:




Music/Art/& Phy Ed


9:45 Mass



Computer Lab/Library/Phy Ed

Book Return & Checkout

Share Day



Upcoming Events:


3/6 Lent Begins

3/10 Daylight Savings Time-Set clocks ahead 1 hour.

3/11 School Resumes

3/12 Final Tally Tuesday. Home & School Meeting @7pm

3/14 Progress Reports come home today. School Advisory Mtg. @7pm

3/15 Lenten Prayer Service and Stations of the Cross @2:00pm in the Church.

3/18 Scholastic Book Orders Due. Remember to get the leveled A-D books. There are Fiction & Nonfiction.

3/22 Lenten Prayer Service & Stations of the Cross @2:00pm in the church.

3/29 Lenten Prayer Service & Stations of the Cross @2:00pm in the church.

4/5 Living Stations of the Cross (led by the 6th graders) @2:00pm in the church.

Annette Ruhnke