Ruhnke Review 5/27/19

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We Are Learning About:

Reading: We will now go into our adventure with “The SuperKids Club” with the letters “ Xx”, “Yy ” & “Zz ”.

Math: We will be reviewing addition and subtraction.

Religion: We will learn about: After Death There is Life & God Should Come FIRST in our Lives.

Humanities: This week we will learn about Alexander the Great Conquers Egypt & then Egypt Falls to Rome.

Science: We will learn about our Five Senses.

Writing: For our Writer’s Workshop we are 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!!

Weekly News

Sight Words:

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, that, this, them, then, from, here, they, very, when, were, many, make, just, over, little, there, want, went, what, with, four, about, could, would, their, which, where, some, more, than, made, part, day, may, come, been, any, use, each, words, say, sit, into, these

ABC Countdown to Summer!!

We have a change in our ABC Countdown. For June 4th, the packet says it is clean-up day & to bring a large paper bag to take things home in. We will actually be having clean-up day on Monday, June 3rd since Tuesday is Field Day and we won’t have the time to clean up our room on this day. So, on Monday, June 3rd, please send in one or two large paper bags for your child to bring things home in. Thank you!

I hope your child is enjoying the fun of our ABC countdown! Be sure to check the packet daily so that you know what the next day entails. Each day will have a different activity, or something for your child to bring to school (only if you have it. Please do NOT go out and buy anything, unless you want to). This is a fun way to end the school year!

Have you Registered for Next Year?

If you have not registered for next year yet, please do so ASAP! We will be ordering our curriculum books for the students for next year soon and we need to know how many to order. Also, we really do want to see you & your wonderful children come back to St. Jerome and be a part of our school with us!!

Scholastic Book Orders:

This will be the LAST Scholastic book order for the year. Please think about what your child will be reading over the summer. The fliers that went home are for both May & June. Orders from any of these fliers are due on MAY 27th so that the books will come in time before the last day of school. Consider purchasing books for your child to read all summer long! Remember, the only way they will get better at something/anything is to practice! So, invest in your child’s reading by getting their level books. Look for the packs with levels A-D. There is a Bonus this month!  If you order $25.00 worth online, you get a FREE $5.00 book!! Orders are due by May 27th, so that you will receive the books before school is out for the summer. 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!!

Library Books are DUE NOW, Please!!!

If your child has not returned a library book they checked out this school year, please send it back to us by this next week. If your child is unable to find the book, please send in the money it costs to replace the book. If you are unsure as to the cost of the book, call the school & we will find out for you. THANK YOU!!

Summer, School Work

Many of you have asked me what your child should be doing over the summer to be prepared for first grade. So, here are some suggestions:

Math: Practice adding and subtracting numbers through 20. If your child is really good at this, then use numbers through 50 or 100. Work on money: add pennies, nickels, & dimes. Measure: use a ruler to measure things found in your home…like a spoon, paper, chair leg, etc. Parents, check to make sure your child is using the ruler correctly. Make sure your child is putting the ruler down at the very end of the left side of the ruler. Weigh items: such as a cup ( then fill it with water and weigh it again. ow did the weight change? Weigh a rock, different kinds of balls, shoes, etc.

Reading: ALL your children should be reading 20-30 minutes DAILY!!!! Most of the levels they are at range from Pre-A, A, B, C, D, E, F, G. Practice the sight (memory) words and add more of your own. They should be able to read and spell them. If your child is reading the recommended time EVERY day, then your child should go up at least one to three, even four levels over the course of the summer!! A child going into 1st grade should be at a D Level. If your child is not there yet, please make sure he/she is reading every day!

Writing: Have your child write stories. Tell them they need to have the Characters & Setting (when & where) in the first one or two sentences. The next part should be the Problem. And the last part is the Resolution (how the problem got fixed).

Daily Specialists:




Music/Art/& Phy Ed


9:45 Mass



Computer Lab/Library/Phy Ed

Book Return & Checkout

Share Day



Upcoming Events:

5/27 Memorial Day-NO SCHOOL. The LAST Scholastic Book Order DUE today.

5/29 Last day of Library Class.

5/31 8th Grade Graduation at 7pm.

6/3 May Reading Logs are Due. This will be our cleaning day (not June 4th as in the ABC Countdown), so please send in one or two paper bags for your child to bring many of their things home. Thank you!

6/4 Field Day!

6/5 Last Day of School. At 9:45 We have our All School Mass & Farewell to Father Cletus. Then from 11-11:30 is our Summer Send-Off with songs, tributes, & Dilly Bars (Ice Cream)!. Dismissal is at 11:30am (This is a slight time change). Report Cards go home.

6/10-14 Garage Sale in the gym.

6/16 Father’s Day!

Annette Ruhnke