Classroom News

Mrs. Embretson, December 20

Week at a glance...

Reading: I read various stories about Santa, reindeer, and elves. We used the questions chart created during writing time last week to help us understand how the author made the story more interesting and understandable. We also read the poem "Happy Birthday" to practice the sight words here, are, and, in and to.

Writing: We continued to practice using the writing process: think, draw, label, write, reread to add more. It is important to take time to think about your idea before drawing or writing. Prior to writing, I encourage them to plan and point to where their words will go on their page. This helps them lock their idea in their minds and make needed changes before making any marks on the paper.

Math: With the quarter ending on the 22nd, I have been busy checking students on report card skills: counting, adding/subtracting, number ID, number writing, and shapes. We learned another game called "I have, Who has?" to practice identifying teen numbers.

Social Studies/Science/Health: We learned about holiday jobs and the tools people use to do these jobs. This coincided nicely with Mrs. Scott's (school counselor) lesson about jobs and how people choose the jobs they have.

Snack Helpers, Dec. 21-25



Wednesday--No school

Thursday--No school

Friday--No school


Building attendance goal: 96%.

Our class attendance this week: 90.17%


Winter Break, December 23-January 4. School resumes January 5

On Tuesday I will be sending home your child's art box. Please help them clean it out, if necessary, and replace crayons and markers. We still have plenty of glue sticks and pencils. I keep them in "community" tubs in the classroom and students can get new ones as needed.

Thank you for making this a fantastic first semester of school. I have really appreciated your support, kind words, gifts, supply donations, and the help you give your child at home! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!