Mrs. Sieman's Newsletter

December 21, 2018

Winter Party!

Thank you so much to everyone who came and volunteered for the Winter Party! It was so much fun! The students made a snowman ruler to measure the snow, played a fun game, tied blankets, and ate a yummy snack! A special thank you to our room parents and all of our volunteers today!!

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Gingerbread, Gingerbread, Gingerbread!

We read a Scholastic Reader about the history of gingerbread. Did you know that about a thousand years ago, bakers in Europe stared making gingerbread cookies? They made cookies into different shapes and were popular year round! A few hundred years later, in Germany bakers started making gingerbread houses. They may have gotten the idea from the story, "Hansel and Gretel"! So interesting!

We then decided to make gingerbread cookies. The kids were able to mix, stir, roll and cut our their gingerbread shapes. We baked them and then ate them! The kids also graphed on a plot graph whether they liked the gingerbread or not. The results showed that they liked it by a landslide!

We also read the gingerbread boy and girl and then drew and cut out our own gingerbread girl and boy. They then wrote down the similarities and differences on the gingerbread from the book.

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Merry Christmas!

Thank you so much for all of the sweet cards, gifts, gift cards, etc.! My heart is full! I'm so blessed to have such amazing students and parents! Thank you for sharing your child with me each day! Have a great winter break!

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Pen Pals

As you know, we are pen pals with a second grade class at Sand Creek Elementary. We wrote them letters a few weeks ago, and just received letters back this week! The kids were so excited to read them and immediately wanted to write letters back. We just wrapped them up and are sending them out today!
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NWEA Results!

The district has sent out results for our winter NWEA testing! Please let your teacher know if you have any questions about this data.

Cardinal Cafe

When we return in January we will be starting the lunch meal schedule on Week 1.

Daily Snacks

Please consider sending a snack to school with your child each day. Our approved list (to keep all of our Cardinals safe - especially those living with food allergies) include:




Pepperidge Farm Goldfish

We appreciate donations for our students that are without a snack, as well. Thank you for considering!

Background Checks & Anti-Bullying Video

All who desire to volunteer, chaperone fieldtrips, or eat lunch in the cafeteria must have an approved background check on file and complete the Anti-bullying video. Background checks are good for 3 years. If you have questions about your background check, please contact the TCE office @ (317) 594-4310.

Mark Your Calendar!

January 7- Teacher Work Day (NO STUDENTS)

January 8- Students first day back to school after winter break

January 21- No School - Martin Luther King Jr. Day

*Just a reminder that we have early dismissal every Monday so that our teachers can continue their learning.

Related Arts Schedule the Week We Return!

Tuesday, January 8: Day 1: Music

Wednesday, January 9: Day 2: Art

Thursday, January 10: Day 3: P.E.

Friday, January 11: Day 4: Global Studies

We Are Learning...


When we return from break we will continue our study of nonfiction.


When we return from break, we will continue our nonfiction research projects.


We have wrapped up our study of place value! When we return from break, we will begin a new unit on adding and subtracting three digit numbers with and without regrouping!.

Word Work

When we return from break, students will receive brand new word lists!


When we return from break, we will continue our study of economics! We will be using play dough to further our understanding of this concept.