Mrs. Bill's School Family News

November 13th

What to ask?

Have a kiddo that is reluctant to talk about what they did at school all day? Here are a couple questions to get the conversation rolling;

* Tell me an animal that lives in a nest? (not a bird=)

* What is another word for equal?

* Did you meet a character you really liked in a book this week?

Important Dates

Every Monday is library day- please send books back so we can get new ones

Friday November 13th is PAJAMA DAY for us!

Friday, November 13th Book Fair is open before movie night (4:00-6:30)

November 25-29- Thanksgiving Break

December 4th- Donuts in December( for the special men in our lives)

Academic Highlights

Our language arts focus this week was identifying the characters in stories. We talked about how characters could be people or animals. There are also main characters and sub characters. Kiddos had fun picking out the characters in the books they were reading independently as well.

We are also looking closely at words that rhyme. This is a fun thing to work on together as families!

The sight words for next week are: black and white

In math we are exploring addition. We are learning that a + sign means "all together with" and that 2+3=5 and that 5=3+2.

In writing we are learning to use our "story hand" to plan our writing. This includes 1. Who is in the story. 2. Where the story happens and 3-5. Things that happened in the story.

Veterans Day was our focus in social studies. We learned about the branches of the military and that Veterans are men and women that have worked very hard to serve and protect our country.

It has been another great week, thank you for sharing your children with me!

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Classroom Wish List

  • I am collecting all things "natural" and "real life" for our precious peeps to manipulate as we learn our curriculum. There is much research that shows that students have a high interest in things that are "real". In my recent experience I find this to be oh so true! We are loving our new environment! They are creating and finding more connections than I ever dreamed! I am grateful for what has been sent in but I am re sending the list just in case you missed it the first time or would like to add to our supply! =)

  • Here is the list I sent a few weeks ago with a few new additions :)

  • tables (wood but any size or shape)
  • water color paint
  • paint brushes
  • small blank canvases
  • mirrors
  • peg board
  • tacky glue (like from a craft store)
  • cork board
  • buttons
  • mason jars
  • plastic mason jars
  • latches and locks
  • larger nuts and bolts
  • plants
  • planters
  • wood pieces
  • twine
  • burlap
  • ribbon
  • yarn
  • beans (dry)
  • sand
  • wood frames
  • shells (large or small)
  • Menu change for November 18th

    From the Cardinal Cafe...

    Menu Change for Wednesday, 11-18

    Our Thanksgiving Meal:

    Sliced Turkey/Gravy

    Mashed Potatoes/Green Beans

    Dinner Roll/Stuffing

    Fruit Salad/Asst. Fruits

    Caramel Apple Bar


    TCE Scholarship T-shirts

    Mrs. Pugel’s fourth grade class is currently selling TCE Spirit Wear Shirts. These shirts will be black with a TCE “wordle” and the word Cardinals. The shirts are only $10.00. All proceeds for the shirt will go towards the TCE Scholarship Fund which will award college scholarships to graduating HSE and FHS seniors who have attended TCE. Attached is an order form and paper copies were sent home with students on Monday. The deadline for all t-shirt orders is Friday, November 20th. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Mrs. Pugel at

    Gobbler's Jog-From Mr. Cushman

    Gobbler’s Jog

    The Gobblers Jog 5K is right around the corner! The event runs through the

    beautiful Saxony Residential and Business area. The Gobblers Jog has quickly

    become an Indianapolis area favorite, and supports several area food banks.

    More information is posted under the Royal Report heading on our webpage

    AND a link was on the Royal Report email. Try the links below as well!

    Start your Thanksgiving off with some fun and fitness!

    Full information attached and at:

    Register at: Gobblers Jog Registration

    Follow on Facebook for updates, and other information:

    Discovery News

    Hello wonderful parents! This is Mrs. Foust with our news from Discovery. This week we continued our unit on Family. We discussed how our families are all different and special in their own ways. We also read the book, The Little Scarecrow Boy by Margaret Wise Brown. Students had fun making their own scarecrows!
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