Miss Kearney’s Blog


Week Of May 28



I cannot believe we have just two weeks left! Thank you for returning the field trip permission slips! We can’t wait for our last field trip to Discovery Zone Science Center on June 4th. Please remember to dress your child for the weather as we will be outside for lunch. Please also remember to pack […]

Week of May 20th



This week we are reading Two of Everything. Our phonics skills are long vowels a and i; vowel diphthongs oi (boil) and oy (toy). We are working on antonyms this week. Our comprehension strategy is summarizing and our skill is understanding characters. There will be a permission slip coming home on Monday for our last […]

Week of May 13



I hope everyone had a great Mother’s Day! We enjoyed prepping our gifts for moms in the classroom. We had so much fun last week with the 14 chicks that hatched! We observed and played with them. The students were able to learn so much about chicks with this hands-on experience. We are very thankful […]

Wednesday May 8



This week we are reading The Dog That Dug for Dinosaurs. We will be working on Facts and Opinions as well as what the Author’s Purpose was for this story. In Phonics we are working on words with oo (as in book). In grammar we are reviewing adverbs as well as possessive nouns. Spelling List […]

Week of April 8



I hope you all had a great spring break! I am so excited to have the kids back in class.   This week we are reading the story Half-Chicken. This story is a folktale about how the weather vane came to be. The skills we are working on this week include antonyms, prefixes re-, un-, […]

Week of March 11



Happy Monday!   This week we are reading Penguin Chick and our Informational Text is Emperor Penguins. In class, I have partnered up students to research a particular penguin and find information on their type. The students will be presenting their findings on Friday in class. This will be a great way to have the […]

Tuesday, February 26



It was wonderful to see so many of you at the auction over the weekend!   This week we are reading Dex: The Heart of a Hero. We are practicing commas in a series, prefixes over- and under-, and compare and contrast.  These skills are review and we are continuing to work with them for […]

Week of February 11



It has been a crazy few days back in school! This week we are reading My Name is Gabriela. In the story we are working on understanding the Author’s Words Choice and understanding characters. In spelling, we are working on the long e sound for y and changing y to i. We are working on […]

Week of February 4



This week we are getting back to normal with our schedule. We are reading Luke Goes to Bat the story is teaching us about persistence and how important it is to never give up. We discussed how the importance of trying things and not giving up if it is too hard. In phonics we are […]

Week of January 28th



This week we are not doing a story due to it being Catholic Schools Week. We have many activities planned throughout the week and hopefully, we will be in class later this week to celebrate together. Stay safe and warm! And if you are inspired to do some school work I would love to have […]

Catholic Schools Week Information



Our Service collection item is: COFFEE THEMES FOR THE WEEK: **If your child chooses not to participate in the daily themes, please have them follow regular school uniform guidelines. Sunday, January 27, 2019  -Catholic Schools Week Open House 11:30 am-2:00 pm – All classrooms will be open and there will be tours for prospective families. […]

Week of January 14



Happy Wednesday! Thank you parents who helped out with the landform projects on Monday. It went very well! The kids really loved being hands on and working with all of you. I promised I would put the recipe for making the clay on the blog. CLAY RECIPE 1 cup salt 2 cups flower 1 cup […]

January 7



Happy New Year! I hope you all had a great break and enjoyed the time off school. This week we are jumping right back into work. We are learning about personal safety with the story Officer Buckle and Gloria. We will be talking about cause and effect throughout the week. In phonics this week, we […]

Week of December 17



This week we have been working hard to finish all our tasks before break. On Monday, we went to LOGAN Center to carol. It was a great learning experience for the students and they really brought the Christmas spirit to everyone at LOGAN.  On Tuesday, we created candy canes with our buddies and those will […]

Week of December 10th



This week we are going to be reading the story Helen Keller. In spelling, we are working on words with the long o sound (o, oa, ow). Our vocabulary strategy is working with the suffix -ly. We are going to be learning about an author’s purpose as well as summarizing the important ideas in a […]

December 4



What a wonderful Reconciliation evening! Thank you to all who came and supported their children through this wonderful Sacrament. The students were very excited to become closer to God. This week we are reading Schools Around the World. We are working on long vowel patterns e with spellings ee and ea. We are also working […]

Week of November 26



What an eventful day! This morning, Cindi Clawson came into class and read the story Be Quiet by Ryan T. Higgins as a part of her Reading Marathon. The author of this story will actually be at the Barnes and Noble at University Park Mall on Saturday. We began to touch upon all of our […]

Week of November 13



This week began with a bang! We made butter, decorated vests, and made pasta necklaces to celebrate Thanksgiving. Thank you to everyone who donated items to help make this celebration possible.   This week we are going to review and wrap up skills we have worked on previously. We are also going to be working […]

Week of November 5th



Can you believe it is the last week of the 1st Trimester? We have come a long way and I see each student growing in faith and knowledge every day.   Thank you to everyone who helped out last week! It was great to have parents come in and help out in the classroom with […]

Week of October 15



Welcome back from Fall Break! This week we are reading Ugly Vegetables and working with double and ck endings. We are learning about homophones and proper nouns as well. We are also working on the school wide method of Respond to Reading where the students use R.A.G. We restate the question with words from the […]

Week of October 1st



Happy October! This week the students will be learning about plural nouns. Our focus will be on nouns that change spelling, (change the y to i and add -es and mouse -mice) and adding -es to the end of certain words to make them plural. In phonics the students will study words that have blends […]

Scholastic Information



Class Code – TLT8G Dear Families,   This is a friendly reminder that your Book Clubs orders are due by 10/05/18. You can place your orders online at scholastic.com/bookclubs using my class activation code: TLT8G   Happy Reading, Miss Kearney

Week of September 24



This week is full of many exciting activities! On Monday we are celebrating Johnny Appleseed with “apple” themed writing and by making apple sauce. Thank you to all the parents who helped make apple sauce possible! On Tuesday, we are going to the Potawatomi Zoo; we have so many volunteers that the groups can be […]

Week of September 17



Happy Wednesday~ This week we have been working on many different things. The students had an investigation in science and in social studies we began learning about what it means to be a citizen in the United States. In math, they had an assessment to check what they know and we are working with patterns. […]

Week of September 10



The students have been great with getting back into routine this week. We are reading Dogs and learning about author’s purpose. This week we are beginning to start up stations for language arts and reading. This will help reach students of all different levels. Our spelling list can be found below. Important Dates: 9/12-Parent Reconciliation […]

Week of September 3



Welcome back after a long weekend! In spelling, we will be working on words with short vowels o, u, e. In grammar, we are focusing on simple sentences. In religion, we are beginning Chapter 2 God’s Promise. In writing, we have been working on prompts and are moving on to learning the stages of writing […]

Spelling for Week of September 3



Here are our words for spelling this week. I wanted to post them on the blog so you have access to the words. The student name of the week will be on the paper the students bring home on Tuesday. Beginning this week, I will be taking two grades on our 2x each (will be […]

Week of August 27



Happy Monday! Since this week is a short week, we will have no spelling list or story. I am encouraging kids to take this time and to read on their own. We are continuing to work on subjects and predicates this week. In math, keep up the great work of practicing the double facts (flash […]

First Full Week



Thank you to all the parents that were able to attend Back to School Night. It was nice to meet all of you and I hope to see more of you throughout the year. I am going to do my best to begin posting during the beginning of the week so you are aware of […]

Welcome Back



Welcome back to school! This year we have a fantastic class. I am looking forward to working with each and every student to help them grow. This week we will be easing into school work and getting into routine. If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to email me. ~Miss Kearney