Mrs. Yoder's News

December 5, 2014


The cold weather has arrived! Please keep in mind that we will be going outside for recess unless the wind chill is below 25. Make sure to send your child to school with an appropriate coat, gloves and hat for being outside 20-30 minutes everyday.

Holiday Card Exchange

Thank you for all of the wonderful donations that were sent in to help us make our cards. They were sent off today and now we are excited to see where all of our cards come from. We will be mapping this out as they come on. The children loved this experience of giving!

Field Trip

We had a great time at The Children's Museum yesterday! A huge thank you to all of our wonderful volunteers! The kids were enjoying their day as they learned about other Winter Holidays that occur around the worlds. See the kids in action in the below pics.

Scholastic Book Orders

Our December Scholastic Book orders were sent home on Thursday. I am very sorry for the quick turn around on these order as I will be placing the order Monday night. I wanted to make sure you would receive them prior to Holiday Break. You can place an order online by using the link below. If you would like to order something as a gift for your child, please let me know and we can make arrangements to get the books to you without your child knowing.
Scholastic Book Clubs

Class code: GPKTW

Volunteer Schedule

Next week I will be sending home the January volunteer schedule. If you would like to be added to our monthly volunteer calendar please let me know. The kids love to have you visit us and play games. If you are on our schedule and need to change the days please also let me know and I will change that as well.

It is that time of year...

We are very excited in our room for the holidays as they near. Please help me by reminding your child that we still need to focus in class and remember to show our TCE High 5 behavior. Thank you! I love this time of year. I love to see the excitement and twinkle in all of the their faces!

TCE's Buddy Bench Project

Please check your child's folder for a flyer about TCE's new Buddy Bench Project. We will be collecting plastic caps and lids throughout the year to be recycled into Buddy Benches for the playground. Please feel free to send in any items you may have as often as needed.

Coming up next week...

Reading -we will be putting all our skills from this semester together while we focus on books that are centered around family and traditions. We will be identifying the characters, setting, problem and solution in these stories.

Writing - We will be continuing to write our own fiction story that includes a problem and solution. We will also be focusing on having a complete sentence that starts with a capital letter, ends with the correct punctuation, and makes sense.

Math - We will continue to work on our unit on graphing. We will be learning about picture graphs, bar graphs and using tally marks to collect our data. As always, we will continue to practice those math facts.

Social studies - We will continue discussing traditions that we see around us and that we have at home. We will discuss how to respect and learn from everyone's traditions.

Related Arts Schedule

Monday - Art

Tuesday - P.E. and Library

Wednesday - Music

Thursday - Art

Friday - P.E.

Important Dates

  • Dec. 19th - winter parties
  • Dec. 20- Jan 5 - Winter Break
  • Jan. 6 - first student day after Winter Break
Math and Reading Game Links

This will take you to the students links section of the TCE website. You can find loads of great games your child can play to practice math and reading skills.