Classroom News

Mrs. Embretson, February 12

Week at a glance...

Reading: I read stories about friendship, love, and families. Our new sight word poem introduced the word for. Your child should have a copy of the poem in their folder to read to you. Don't forget to send back Take Home book bags on Fridays to get a new book.

Writing: I introduced "tree-maps" as a way to organize information about a topic and modeled how to transfer this information to sentence form or a storybook. Check out the picture below to see our writing about Zebras.

Math: We noticed number patterns on our big number chart and started counting by 5's, in addition to counting by 1's and 10's. We also practiced the partners for 10.

Social Studies/Science/Health: We continued learning about the solar system. I read books about the moon and stars and we watched a video about the moon on Our Let's Find Out magazine showed us how we use our senses to know that it is Valentine's day.

Snack Helpers, Feb. 15-19







Building attendance goal: 96%.

Our class attendance this week: 95.33%

Reminders & Important Information

Mid-Quarter reports have been sent home today. Some skills have been marked "NA" because they have been covered this quarter, but are not ready to be assessed at this time. Reading levels have not been reassessed. I will update this info at the end of the quarter.

Jump Rope for Heart donations will be accepted through March 4.

School will be in session Monday, February 15. This is a snow make up day.

Box Top contest ends February 25. Our class collected the most during the month of January. Keep those Box Tops coming!

Tooth Truck, March 14-25

The Tooth Truck provides comprehensive treatment: cleanings, x-rays, and repairing cavities at no charge for qualifying families.

Requirements for being seen:

  • ages 3-14
  • qualified for free and reduced lunches at school
  • cannot be an established patient of a local dentist
  • cannot have private dental insurance
  • must complete a Tooth Truck application
The Tooth Truck treats Medicaid-eligible and unisured children. Children seen last year are not eligible for a routine check up but should reapply if there is a new dental concern. Please contact the nurse's office if you are interested in completing an application form.

Yearbooks--Ordering a yearbook gives your child a chance to look back at the year with fond memories. They will enjoy it for years to come. There are only a few weeks left before the deadline. The yearbook has more pages and pictures this year, so be sure to put your order in now! To order go to and follow the directions. It will ask you which school you want to order from, and then take you to the correct school site. If you have any questions, please contact

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