Ms. Welker's Class

Holiday party

Our party (lunch) will be Thursday, December 17th from 11:30-12:30. Hopefully will be having Chick-fil-A nuggets for our lunch! Please visit the webpage below to sign up to bring an item.

Thank you so much for those that already signed up for party items. We are still in need of a few things in order to make our class party merry and bright! As of today, we do not have anyone signed up for the nuggets. If you would like to help provide the main dish (nuggets or something else such as pizza) please let me know ASAP! If not, we can ask students to bring a sack lunch for the party instead.

Students will be making stockings in class to use for the party. We are asking that each child brings wrapped candy or small "treasure item" toys for this activity. During the party, each student will pass out their items in the stockings for a fun surprise at the holiday party. We have 22 students in our class. Please do not include candy items that have nuts or peanut butter due to food allergies.

Here are some examples for stocking items: candy canes, lollipops, Hershey kisses, skittles, starburst, peppermints, pencils, stickers, mini erasers, little bubbles, etc.

Sign up link:

First Gift for Students...

Students received their first gift from Ms. homework this week! Please encourage your students to complete and return their Santa Suit project to class so that they can share and display before Friday.

Fun Run Information

Thank you for your generosity and supporting our school. We had a blast at the fun run and we would like to thank all of the volunteers that came out to help and support our class. Now is the time for pledge collections. Students can return collection envelopes or parents can support their pledge online at

If you have any questions, please let me know.

Our class raised up to $29 per lap!

New School Calendar

The district school board approved a new calendar. Please note that our early dismissal days are now FULL days. Also, we will be getting out of school in May instead of June. Visit to see the explanation and find a link to the new calendar.

Change to Dress Code

We recently received an e-mail noting a change in the district dress code for students.

· Solid color or school appropriate patterned dresses, skorts, skirts and jumpers may be worn. Dresses, skorts, skirts and jumpers must be appropriately sized and must be worn no shorter than slightly above the knee. Dresses must have sleeves or a shirt or jacket with sleeves must be worn with the dress.

News and upcoming events


14 - Fun Run $ Due

17 - Holiday Party (11:30-12:30)

18 - Polar Express Day

18 - Early Dismissal

19-31 - NO SCHOOL




5 - New Semester Starts! - Welcome back!

5 - College Spirit Day! Wear your college t-shirts!

15 - Science Fair


21 - Reading CBA

21 - Family International Night

I will try to make dates available for 2 months. If there are any changes, I will update them as well.

Language Arts

In Reading this week we are reviewing making connections. Students will listen to different holiday stories as we continue our holidays around the world unit.

In writing, we are continuing to work on our stories. We are sharing them with a partner and giving each other feedback (what we like, what changes could be made). We will be editing and revising our stories to produce a completed book!

In Phonics, we will learn about nouns and how we make words plural by adding an "s" at the end.


In Math, we will be looking at time to the half hour. We will also be reviewing math skills by doing some fun holiday themed math.


In science, we are continuing to look at energy. W Students will be learning about the three main sources of energy; heat, light, and sound. We will also learn how we use these energy sources in our daily lives.

Social Studies

In social studies, we are learning about our Winter Customs unit. We will be talking about holidays that are celebrated around the world. This unit will take us through the next couple of weeks. Students are using the information about each country we discuss and creating a Holidays around the World Informational Book. Each country we visit, students are collecting passport stamps in their personal passport.


Please check and sign your child's communication folder each and every day.

School starts at 8:00, tardy slips are now being given at 8:01.

School ends at 3:25

All car riders need to remember their car rider color and number for dismissal. If you still need a car rider tag, please stop by the office to be issued one.

First Grade is able to have visitors for lunch on Wednesdays!

Please practice lunch numbers and car rider numbers with your child.

Don't get tripped up at school! Practice tying those shoe laces! Safety first! :)