Mrs. Schrage's Newsletter

November 28th- December 2nd

What are we learning?

Curriculum for the Week:

Unit 4: Exploring Families and Traditions

Building on basic retelling of a familiar story, this unit focuses on introducing the differences between literary and informational texts (though not necessarily by name). Students explore characters, setting, and events in both literary and informational texts by asking questions about unknown words, characters, settings, and events. Students extend their skills of comparing and contrasting. Students learn to ask questions when they lose their way in following the story. Celebrations from students' own heritage will be encouraged as part of the information gathering.

Sight Words: be, play, said

Phonics: We will focus on the segmenting and blending of CVC (consonant, vowel, consonant) words.

Reading: We will make text to self connections.

Vocabulary: tradition, celebrate

Math: We will continue Topic 6 "Numbers to 100"

Handwriting: We will be finishing up capital letters.

Writing: We will write sentences about events from our own experiences.

Important Dates to Remember


2- PTO Winter Social

5- Holiday Attire Day: Bring $1 or canned food for Adopt-A-Family

21-Early Release

December 22- January 5th- No School, Christmas Break

This Week's Specials

Monday: Music

Tuesday: Art

Wednesday: P.E.

Thursday: Music

Friday: Art

*Library books are due Wednesday mornings.

*The students need to wear tennis shoes on the days that they go to P.E. If they do not have tennis shoes on, they may not be able to participate.

Second Quarter Sight Words

look, at, for, as, of, they, will, up, down, an, had, not, do, he, she, be, play, said, are, here, was, on, did, get

Important Information

  • Please send in December snack as soon as you can! Our Snack tub is getting low and we only have fruit snacks and pretzels. If you are able, please send in other snack options.
  • We have a lot of students that are forgetting their library book each week. Please remember that the best practice is to always return the book back to their backpack each night. We exchange library books every Wednesday.
  • December 5th- Best Holiday Attire Day: bring in $1 or canned food item for Adopt-A-Family!

What are Interventions?

Central Elementary frequently monitors our student’s progress in reading. Our staff uses these results to determine if an intervention in a specific area of literacy is needed. All grade levels will have 30 minutes daily built into their schedule for intervention time. Grade level teachers will provide students that are not requiring interventions with additional learning activities during this time. Grades 1-5 will begin intervention groups within the next couple of weeks and kindergarten students will begin following Fall Break. Teachers will share student reading progress at parent conferences.

Lunch Menu

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