Mrs. Rish's Class Skills Agenda

December 11

Language Arts

We will continue to explore different versions of A Christmas Carol. We also will watch and discuss The Muppet Christmas Carol. Students also will complete a book study based on the Magic Tree House Book A Ghost Tale for Christmas.

Students will be completing a written summary of the story..

Spelling Words

night, bright, tie, my sky, fried, lie, flies, might, pie, sunlight, deny, weeknight, delight, recycle

long i

/igh/, /i/, /y/, /ie/

No Vocabulary Test this Week!

Try using these review words during the holidays!

Prancer strutted across my roof while pulling Santa's sleigh!

The Grinch was startled to see Cindy Lou Who.

My friend has an adorable assortment of penguin ornaments.

I was jubilant when I found the perfect gift for my Mom.

The magical snow was swirling around Frosty the Snow Man.

You may also want to try to make sentences with: brisk, request, improve, witness, bewildered, entranced, specially, agile, selected, excitable, and recently.

Science & Social Studies

We will complete two collaboration activities.

The students will have the opportunity to collaborate and learn about songs of the season. We also will Skype with Jerry from Logan's candy. Students will have the opportunity to ask questions and learn more about candy production.


We are reviewing addition and subtraction with regrouping. Many students are still having difficulty with this because they are not confident with their addition and subtraction facts. Please make sure to continue to practice these facts on a daily basis.

Have fun with it. Sing the facts to the tune of Jingle Bells. Sing a duet and have the student answer. 4+4 is ______, 5+2 is _____ . Feel free to post a video to our class facebook page if it will help with motivation!

Upcoming Events

  • Dec. 14 - Skype with Jerry from Logan's Candy
  • Dec. 15 - Holiday Ornament Creation
  • Dec. 16 - Second Grade Holiday Parties
  • Dec. 17 - Christmas Carols with Mrs. Fortenberry
  • Dec. 18 - School will dismiss at noon.
  • Dec. 21 - Jan. 5 - Student Winter Break
  • Jan. 6 - Students return


Please study spelling and vocabulary words. There will be a vocabulary and spelling test on Friday.

Please complete 2 Homework Tickets per week. Your child should teach a parent/guardian the math concepts at least two nights per week. Students are bringing home completed homework sheets on a daily basis. They should use two of these sheets to explain the lesson to someone in the household. Each Friday, two completed Homework Tickets should be returned to me.

Read daily. Raz-Kids may also be used for reading time. I also recommend Moby Max.

Elf Rules - From the Office

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

Learning Targets

Reading Literature: RL.1, 2, 3. 5. 6, 7.8, 9, 10

Informational Text: RI. 1,2, 4, 6, 10

Foundational Skills: RF. 3, 4

Writing: W. 3,5,

Math: OA 1, 2 NBT 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,9

Lunch Reservations (we eat at 12:25)

Message from the Office


Each student is allowed 6 parent excuses per year (this is a change from years past). Parent excuses can be a hand written note or you may email the excuse to your child’s teacher and copy the excuse to:

An ORIGINAL doctor’s excuse may be turned in from the parent by the student. Doctor’s excuses may be faxed to 205-228-3201 ONLY by the doctor’s office. We can NOT accept a faxed doctor’s excuse from a parent.

All excuses MUST be turned in within 3 days of the absence.

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