Miss Shorna's Snippets

November 30th- December 4th

Scholastic Book Fair

The Rensselaer Central Primary School is hosting a Scholastic Book Fair. The book fair will begin November 30th through Friday, December 4th. The fair will also be open Thursday evening from 6:00-7:30 P.M. during the "If You Take A Family To School" Night. Students will be given $5.00 to spend on a book which was donated from the PTA. If you would like to help out during the book fair, please fill out the form that was sent home last week as soon as possible.

"If You Take A Family To School" Night

Please join us for a fun-fllled family night at Rensselaer Central Primary School on December 3, 2015 at 6:00-7:30 P.M. There will be stories, writing activities, the book fair, food and a photo booth. Door prizes will be given away every 15 minutes and there will also be a grand prize drawing. Please return the RSVP form sent home last week by Tuesday, December 1st.

Pictures on our Class Website!

Check out our class website for TONS of pictures!


Book It!

Each month your child will bring home a calendar style Reading Log. If your child reads for 10 minutes every night and returns the Reading Log at the end of the month, your child with receive a pizza from Pizza Hut! Reading to your child is a wonderful habit to form. This is a great way for you to bond and share your love of reading with your child! Students can also read a book to themselves. They know the 3 ways to read a book (Read the Words, Read the Pictures, Retell the Story). Please let me know if you have any questions or if you misplace your Reading Log.

Gummy Bear Words

Last week your child brought home a letter and pink list of gummy bear words. Please have your child practice reading these words to you. Once your child has mastered the list, sign the bottom of the list and return it to school in their monkey folder. Then your child will be "tested" at school. If your child successfully completes the list they will receive a pack of gummy bears. Then they will get a new list of sight words to practice. This self paced program is a great way to motivate students and master tricky sight words! Thank you for your support!

Extra "GREEN" Recess

Every Friday afternoon, students that have been on "green" all week will receive an extra 10 minute recess. This is a small incentive for those students who are consistently following all classroom expectations.


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Send the message: @ahensler

To: 81010 or (312) 548-8196

Please Practice

With winter weather quickly approaching, please have your child practice putting on and zipping up their jackets. Whatever practice you can do at home will be most helpful!


Focus for the Week

  • Weekly Theme: Gingerbread
  • Letter identification & sounds: Dd and Kk
  • Reading Skill: Compare and Contrast, Character, Setting, Plot, Sequencing, Retelling

  • Question of the Week:
  • High-Frequency Words: see, look
  • Writing: Elf Application and Craft, Santa is Stuck Writing and Craft, Gingerbread Boy Writing and Craft and Labeling and Gingerbread Man
  • Comparing Objects by Weight (Mass)
  • Naming a Shape Piece Using Two Attributes (Shape and Color)
  • Identifying a Missing Piece in a Matrix
  • Describing the Relative Position of Objects
  • Copying Patterns
  • Identifying AB and ABB Patterns
  • Exploring a Geoboard