Mrs. Springstead’s Blog


Week of February 18th



Hello parents! Hope everyone enjoyed their President’s Day weekend!  Just a reminder that we do have a 2:00 dismissal this Thursday. RAH folders are coming home today, with a new topic to practice.  The children are working on nonfiction/realistic nonfiction.   Please have your child read and reread their books as much as possible.  Please send […]

Week of February 11th



Hello parents! Valentine’s Day is this week.  Just a re-cap from the previous blog: -Students may wear a red, pink, or Valentine’s Day shirt with uniform pants. -Students can bring in Valentine’s Day cards (and treats, if you wish) for their classmates.  We have 22 students in our class. -Students will make a bag in […]

Valentine’s Day



Hello parents! On Valentine’s Day, the children are allowed to wear a Valentine’s Day shirt, but they need to wear regular uniform bottoms.  Also on that day, will be making a Valentine’s Day bag in class.  If you choose, your child can bring in Valentine’s Day cards to pass out to their classmates.  We have […]

Friday, February 1, 2019



Hello parents! Since we only had Monday to prepare for a spelling and reading test, I have moved both tests to next week.  We introduce red words on Tuesday, typically, so it is not fair to test them over something I have not taught them. Please have your child continue reading their RAH books and […]

January 28th Unit 4 Week 1



Hello parents, What crazy weather we are having! We will try to stick to this schedule of lessons are best as we can.  With all the the snow and cold coming our way, we might have to be very flexible this week. Your child should have a new book in their Read at Home folder.  […]

Week of January 22nd



Hello parents, Hope everyone had a fabulous 3-day weekend!  My conference went well, and have new strategies in reading and spelling from the Orton-Gillingham Conference. Since this is a four day week your child will not have new books in their Read at Home folder.  Sorry about the confusion with the RAH folders last week.  […]

Unit 3 Week 5 – January 14th



Hello parents, I wanted to let you know that I am going to the Orten-Gillingham conference in Chicago all next week.  Mrs. Bokhart went to the training over the summer, and now it is my turn.  Mrs. Stone will take over as the teacher Monday through Wednesday and Friday, and Mrs. Litzinger will be in […]

Welcome Back!



Hello parents, Your child should have a new book in their Read at Home folder.  If you still have the folder at home, please send it in tomorrow, so your child can get their new book. Please have your child read their book as many times this week. New this week, is a sheet on […]

December Book It



Please make sure to turn in December Book It this week!  We will send home a Book It for January before break.  

Week of December 17th



Hello parents, You child should have a new book in their Read at Home folder.  Please have your child read their book as many times this week, and return the book on Thursday or Friday so that I can give them a new book in January. In math, we are still working on identifying even […]

Religion



Hello parents, I am sending the religion books home this weekend.  There is no homework that needs to be completed, but some parents wanted time to study with their child at home.  We will be taking the Chapter 6 test on Monday so you can look over the chapter and the chapter review we completed […]

Tomorrow



Hello parents, Don’t forget that the Economic Mall is tomorrow.  Our class will be shopping at 9:05 tomorrow morning.  It is up to you whether you would like to send in money for your child to spend.  Things  will cost anywhere between 50 cents to $5ish.  Thank you for supporting our 8th graders in there […]

Tonight



Unfortunately, the copier was not working today, so the spell papers did not get copied.  I will send them home tomorrow. Journey’s book, read How Leopard Got His Spots, and talk with them about the beginning, middle, end.  I gave each child a sticky note, so it should be easy to find the story.

Unit 3 Week 3



Hello parents, You child should have a new book in their Read at Home folder.  Please have your child read their book as many times this week, and return the book on Thursday or Friday so that I can give them a new book. In math, we are counting dimes and by 10s now.  We […]

Last Call for Scholastic



Hello parents! Tomorrow is morning is the last chance for December book order. Remember, your child gets a FREE BOOK without any other order!  Mrs. Stone, Mrs. Litzinger, and I got a gift coupon for each child, so your child can pick any book ($5 or less).  Please send in your child’s choice tomorrow morning. […]

Potpourri



Quick reminder, if you haven’t already, please return the permission slip for the Christmas program rehearsal at St. Mary’s on Dec. 20 And great news…. We have been approved to go see Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch Who Stole Christmas at Wonderland Theater on Wednesday, Dec. 19. Because of the great deal they are giving us, […]

Scholastic Book Orders



Hello parents! I want to let you know that I am extending the due date for the book orders to this Friday morning, December 7th.   If I have not received a paper or online order by then, I will ask your child to pick out their own book before I place an order.  If you […]

Unit 3 Week 2



Hello parents, You child should have a new book in their Read at Home folder.  Please have your child read their book as many times this week, and return the book on Thursday or Friday so that I can give them a new book. In math, we have a Fact Assessment tomorrow, and a Written […]

Friday, November 30th



How is it December tomorrow?! This year is flying by!  Just a heads up, your child will be bringing their religion book home over the weekend to study/look over chapter 5.  They all have a sticky note on the study guide page we did today in class.  They will be having a chapter 5 test […]

Scholastic Book Orders



Hello parents! Today I am sending home Scholastic Book Orders.  For this month, each child will be able to pick out one FREE book (worth $5 or less) from these catalogs as a gift from Mrs. Stone, Mrs. Litzinger, and myself.  You can send in the order form in the back of the catalog to […]

Unit 3 Lesson 1 Week



Hello parents, I hope you found your child’s reading at home folder in your child’s backpack.  Please fill in the reading log for how many times your child reads that book this week.  Please send the folder with the log and the book back Friday so we can get a new book for next week. […]

Update



Hello parents! Last week we learned about and said an entire rosary (a decade a day) and learned about the joyful mysteries.  Please ask your child about the five different mysteries.  We will be reviewing them periodically until Christmas.  From there we will move on to the Luminous mysteries after the Christmas break. This week […]

Food Pantry Drive



Hello parents, We are collecting school wide to help restock the food pantry at Christ the King.  The 1st graders are asked to bring in baby food and/or soup for the drive.  We will be collecting them from now until November 14th (next Wednesday).  We will be dropping them off before our all school mass […]

Saint Books



Please see your child’s folder for an order form for the saint book your children have written.  You do not need to purchase a copy of the book, but in order for the classroom to get a free hard cover copy, I need each order form to be returned.  There is a part where you […]

Book It



A Book It paper was sent home last week.  Please use this sheet to record the books your child reads each month, and have them rate the book as well.  At the end of each month, please send in the completed sheet.  Your student will receive a coupon to Pizza Hut for a free personal […]

Halloween Clothes



Tomorrow the children are allowed to wear a Halloween shirt and jeans if they would like.  Sorry, no costumes. Thanks!

Fairy Tale Day!



Wow!  What a fabulous Fairy Tale Day!  The children had a blast!  They loved sharing their plays and their song with their family. The parade was so fun.  I think the other children in the school enjoyed seeing the parade as much as your children loved being in it!  After that, we came back to […]

Fairy Tale Day Tomorrow!



Please don’t forget about Fairy Tale Day tomorrow.  A reminder was sent home in the red folder tonight.  We will start our plays right after prayer!  I can’t wait to share all the special things we have been preparing for!

Field Trip tomorrow



Don’t forget that tomorrow is our field trip to Stovers Farm.  Children can wear jeans and a Christ the King shirt.  Please have your child dress for the weather.  We will be outside most of the day, so have them dress warmly. If you are coming along on the field trip meet at the school […]

Saint Paper



Every child has been given a saint to learn about for All Saint’s Day and a book we are publishing.  We have done most of the work at school during class and during computer lab time.  The children have one last thing to do.  They need help finding one cool fact about their saint.  They […]

Fairy Tale Day



IMPORTANT!!! Parents, if you plan on coming in to participate with your child during Fairy Tale Day on Friday, October 26, please email Megan Wiginton in the office.  She will need to prepare all the visitor tickets before Friday.  If you do not email her, you might miss out on your child’s performance, waiting for […]

Posters



Hello parents! Today Quinn, Lincoln, and Mason presented their posters today.  The children also learned the importance of writing commas in a series.  That the sentence, “I love cooking, my dogs, and my family,” was much better than, “I love cooking my dogs and my family.”  I made sure that the children knew that commas […]

Stovers Farm



Don’t forget we have our apple field trip next week, Tuesday, October 23.  Just a reminder we will be leaving school with our 4th grade buddies around 10:00.  If you signed up as a chaperone you can either meet at Christ the King and follow the bus over, or you can meet us at Stovers […]

Music Packets



Hello parents.  Thank you for returning the music slips so quickly!  If you only sent the first page back could you please send the packet back to school with your child?   The children will be practicing using those packets in school.  The whole packet will be sent home for further practice later.  Thank you so […]

Reader’s Theater



Today we did our first read through of our Reader’s Theater for Fairy Tale day.  The children will bring home their scripts later to practice at home.  Make sure to ask your child what story they are in and what character they are playing!

Monday



I hope you all had a restful Fall Break! Now we are getting back into our routine.  I forgot to send home the spelling list today (it will be sent home tomorrow) but the words can be found on the Unit 2 master list. Thank you for sending in the All About Me posters.  Mary […]

Short Week



Hello parents! Since we have a short week this week, we will not have a spelling test or reading test.  Instead, we will be having fun with a math book, and celebrating Teddy Bear day on Wednesday.  Your children will be bringing home a letter to give you more details about this special day.  Please […]

Scholastic



If you are ordering books online from Scholastic this month, there is a special code for orders of $25 or more.  Enter the code READS to pick a free book up to $5.

Oct 2nd, 2018



Today we celebrated the Feast of the Guardian Angel.  Thank you to our room moms who sent in a special snack for us, angel food cake.  It was delicious! The children drew a picture of what they think their guardian angel looks like and said a pray to them.  We have hung our angel pictures […]

Oct 1st, 2018



October already?! I can’t believe it!  We are starting in our second unit in our Journey’s reading series.  In unit one, the children were assessed on the story in the Journey’s book that we read in class, at home, and have talked about in class.  Starting with this next unit, the children will be given […]

Reminder



Just a reminder of Spelling List 2: if rip is fit pin him for have what look

First full week!



Hello parents! It was so exciting to meet you at Back to School Night last Tuesday!  The children worked so hard this week.  They worked on nouns, /sh/ words, and short a.  They all did wonderful on their spelling test, and even earned an extra recess today. In math, they worked on forming their numbers, […]