Classroom News

Mrs. Embretson, December 4

Week at a glance...

Reading: We practiced identifying story elements: characters, setting, main events. I read several versions of The Gingerbread Man and we used the story elements to compare and contrast the books on a chart.

Writing: Our focus this week was to plan how we use the space on a page when drawing and writing. Though many students know to start on the left side when writing, they don't go all the way across the page before going down to the next line. This leaves large gaps on each row and wastes space. Some students need to work on writing smaller and neater.

Math: We continued to learn about partners for numbers 2-6. We used our fingers or objects to act out number stories. On Thursday we completed our first adding and subtracting page together. You can help at home by checking to see if your child can name the +, -, and = signs and tell you what they mean.

Social Studies/Science/Health: We are learning about evergreen trees and why they are important to us.

Snack Helpers, Dec. 7-11







Building attendance goal: 96%.

Our class attendance this week: 91.54%


Please make sure your child brings a coat for recess. Our first recess is at 11:25 Monday-Thursday and 10:00 on Fridays and it is still quite chilly or cold. Mittens and hats would be great too :)

PTO Meeting-Monday, December 7, 5:30

Papa Johns Pizza Night, Wednesday, December 9

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