Mrs. Miskelley's Dream Team News

November 30, 2015

Important Dates

December 8 – Chick Fil- A Spirit Day

December 15– Christmas Party

December 18 – Last day of school before Christmas holidays.

Students are dismissed at 12:00

January 6- Students return to school.

Elf Alert!!

We will be entering into the holiday season very soon and the elves will begin making their yearly visits. While Santa’s little helpers are as cute as can be, they tend to cause distractions at school, and many times, they end up misplaced or lost. To help alleviate the stress elves can cause for our young students, we are asking that they not come to school over the next several weeks. Students will be allowed to bring their elves the day of their class Christmas party, but any other time, they should not be at school. Please be mindful of this as you begin making preparations for your child’s elf’s return

Christmas Party - December 15

*Be sure to send in a new board game for the Sugar Plum Shop at Children's Hospital by December 15th. We are buying the board game instead of sending in $5.00.

*A sign-up genius will be sent with a list of food items needed for our party. Thanks for all that you do!

*Students may wear PAJAMAS for our Christmas Party.

*Each student can bring 1 ELF or 1 stuffed animal to school.

“Christmas is not as much about opening our presents as opening our hearts.” ~Janice Maeditere


We will continue our study of rhyming words, nouns, and verbs using the book, How the Grinch Stole Christmas.

(RL1.2, 1.3, 1.5; RL1.2, 1.4,1.6)


We’ll take a break from writing nonfiction stories to turn our attention to poetry. The students will learn how to use a graphic

organizer to help them plan their writing.. We are planning a special poetry event in January!

(W1.5, 1.6, L1.1, 1.5)

*I have added a writing checklist to your child's TEAM book this week. You will find a sample piece of writing in this week's test papers. You can use the checklist as a guide for what I'm looking for in each child's writing. Please keep in mind that writing is a developmental process. I am much more interested in the content of the writing than in the mechanics (spelling, capital letters, etc.). Helping your child find his/her voice to explain and create original pieces can be a difficult task. Be sure to encourage your child to be creative and thoughtful during writing.


We will use the “doubles +/- 1” strategy to help us when adding and subtracting. We will continue to review "making 10" as well.

(OA.1, .2; NBTc.4,c.5)

Good Citizen

Claire is our Most Valuable Player this week!

We are so proud

of her hard work

and determination!

She always has a smile

on her face and she loves


Holiday Homework

There will be no “official” homework sent home during the holidays. However, I hope that you will continue the practice of reading nightly while at the same time possibly practicing some addition and subtraction math facts a few times each week.

Trussville City Schools- Mission Statement

The mission of Trussville City Schools is to educate all students using high standards in a safe,nurturing environment fostering academic and career competencies that prepare them to be productive citizens.

Our vision is to help students move forward on a positive path toward college and career readiness.