This Week

Mr. Schieber’s Class

February 25 – March 1, 2019

We have done a wonderful job on our Famous Americans unit! We all had the chance to teach the rest of the class about our individual Famous American. We created collages, scrapbooks, and posters to inform our friends about George Washington, Abraham Lincoln. Ben Franklin, George Washington Carver, Thurgood Marshall, Helen Keller, Martin Luther King, Rosa Parks, and Jackie Robinson. Our next unit is a science theme: Magnets! Look out for the study guide to be coming home over the next couple of days.

Picture Day is tomorrow. We will be having a class picture taken right after Music. Thanks for making sure your child is dressed accordingly.

What we are learning:

  • Math
    • Telling Time to the 5 minutes
  • Science
    • Magnets

attract – to pull forward; opposite or unlike poles pull together (north and south)

compass – an instrument used for locating direction

magnet – objects that attract or repel other objects made of nickel or iron

pole – a region in a magnet where the magnetism is concentrated

magnetic compass – a tool used by people to determine direction using a small needle that finds the Earth’s magnetic field (north)

nonmagnetic -objects that are not attracted to each other

magnetic – objects that are attracted to each other

magnetic field – area of attraction around each of the poles

iron, nickel, steel, and cobalt – magnets are attracted to materials made of these substances





magnetite and loadstone – natural minerals that contain magnetic properties

repel – to push away; like poles push away from each other (north and north…or…south and south)

  • Reading
    • Drawing Conclusions with NonFiction
  • Writing
    • Contractions
    • Writing Opinions


  • Math: Time Quiz Feb 28
  • Math: Time Test March 4

Looking Forward to:

  • Read across America Week March 4
    • Monday: Wear rainbow colors for My Many Colored Days
    • Tuesday: Wear crazy socks for Fox in Socks
    • Wednesday: Wear pajamas for I’m Not Getting Up Today
    • Thursday: Wear a hat and/or red, black & white for The Cat in the Hat
    • Friday: Wear your SPES spirit wear and say “Hooray for Short Pump Day” for Hooray for Diffendoofer Day
    • Saturday: SPES Book Fair at the Short Pump Barnes & Noble from 12-3

Words to Know:

couldn’t, I’ll, haven’t, you’re, don’t, she’d, we’d, I’m, let’s, aren’t

Have a great week.

  • Any changes to transportation need to come to school in a written note. Changes will not be accepted over the phone or by email. Encourage your child to give me these notes in the morning.
  • Send in a snack and water (optional). We are a nut free classroom. We discussed having nutritional snacks so make sure to talk about this with your child. Please do not send snacks with nut/peanuts.
  • Send a lunch or provide your child with money or add money to their account to purchase lunch. We are working hard to memorize our lunch numbers.
  • Discuss with your child, your expectations of them for each school day. Together we can encourage them to be successful.

Our Schedule

Lunch (Everyday) 11:41-12:11

Monday- Library 8:20 – 8:50

Tuesday- P.E. (please wear tennis shoes) 8:20 – 8:50

Wednesday- Music 8:20 – 8:50

Thursday- Art 8:20 – 9:00

If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact me on email