Mrs. McCrea's Class News

October 14, 2016

Price Elementary Mission Statement

Becoming world changers through kindness and leadership.

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Our Classroom Mission Statement

Each week we have a class meeting where we discuss celebrations, upcoming events, any concerns and set a weekly goal. Last week we spent part of our meeting writing a class mission statement. Together the kiddos came up with several things that were important to them and I helped to narrow it down to kindness, respect and leadership. Below you will find our final product!
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Next Week's Snack - We have 20 students!

PLEASE CLICK ON THE LINK ABOVE to view the entire October snack calendar.

Monday - Eden

Tuesday - Liam

Wednesday - Payton

Thursday - Perrin

Friday - Adaline

Housekeeping Items

Parent/Teacher Conferences Nov. 2nd & 3rd

You should have received an email asking you to schedule your child's conference. Thank you to those who have done so. If you haven't had the chance to, please follow the link in the email and sign up at your convenience. Thank you!

Stuffed Animal Day!

To celebrate our 1st quarter progress the kids have chosen to have a stuffed animal day! Your child may bring a stuffed animal to school on this Tuesday. Please make sure it is a stuffed animal that will fit in their backpack!

Upcoming Events:

10-18-16 - Stuffed Animal Day

10-21-16 - Pumpkin Painting

10/24-10/28 - Oct Safety Spirit Week

10-28-16 - Fall Harvest Party

11-1-16 - PIT Crew Meeting

11/2 - 11/3 - Parent Teacher Conferences

11-11-16 - Veteran's Day Assembly

Lunch Visitors


You are all welcome to join your student for lunch if you would like. You are welcome to bring lunch from outside the school or eat a school lunch with your child. If you are planning on surprising your student by joining them for lunch, please communicate this to me so that I can submit an accurate lunch count to the kitchen. Thank you!

Come Read To Us!

We would love for you to come read to our class! If you are interested please send me an email and we can schedule a time for you to come in. You and your child can choose a book or two to read to us, or I can choose one for you! It's easy and the kids LOVE it!! If you already signed up to read during open house, I will be contacting you closer to that date to remind you. Hope to see lots of readers soon!!

Note from the office regarding assemblies

During our assemblies, we would like for students to remain seated with their classes. These assemblies are an opportunity for us to build a sense of community with our students and staff so we would like to keep them all together. There will be times when students are participating in an activity or getting an award and need to be with their classes. You may find your child after the assembly to congratulate them on their award. We appreciate your help and understanding as we celebrate our awesome students.

Top Rocker!

Each month a student in our class is chosen by their classmates to be our Top Rocker. A Top Rocker is someone who models great behavior in a specific area of our ROAR Matrix. For the month of October we were looking for a student who exemplifies appropriate behavior in the area of ALWAYS safe. To become a Top Rocker in this area a student must almost always keep hands and feet to themselves, use walking feet, use materials as intended, and sit safely. The Top Rocker will be recognized at the upcoming Rock the ROAR assembly.

September TOP ROCKER - Cooper Ladd!!!

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The following students have received 100 signatures! Each student on this (growing) list remembers to put their lanyard on each day and consistently makes good choices. I am so proud of their hard work to be leaders in and out of the classroom!

  • Ellie Woolfenden
  • Cooper Ladd
  • Brooks Lozano
  • Eden Tocai
  • Mia Thrasher
  • Justin Todd
  • Henry Zinter
  • Liam Crawford
  • Trent McConnell
  • Molly Coggin
  • Perrin Highfill
  • Dalliss Hamilton
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P.I.T. Crew Meetings

If you haven't made it to a PIT Crew meeting yet please consider attending one, or all of them! The Price Involvement Team is doing amazing things for our school and I know you want to be involved in making Price the best place for your child!

This year our PIT Crew meetings will be held in the Price Cafeteria starting at 6:00pm, with a meal provided for those that attend. The meetings will all start at 6:30pm. There will be free childcare provided for any children that need to come with; while the parents stay for the meeting. Childcare will be after the meal in the gym. Monthly meetings are held on the 1st Tuesday of the month, except for December's meeting.

Tuesday, November 1st

Tuesday, December 6th

Tuesday, January 3rd

Tuesday, February 7th

Tuesday, March 7th

Tuesday, April 4th

Tuesday, May 2nd

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Looking Ahead...

Veteran's Day Assembly

Price Families,

We will be hosting a Veteran's Day Assembly on Friday, November 11th at 9:00 am in the Price gym. We would like to invite all Price family members who have served or are currently serving in the armed forces. We also ask that you submit a picture of your child's serviceman or woman. This can be scanned and e-mailed to your classroom teacher or sent in your child's backpack. If sending a physical picture, Kari or Megan in the front office will scan this image and return it to your child. These images will be used in our assembly slideshow. We look forward to seeing your family at this assembly and would thank all of those who have so selflessly served our country.

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Price Families,

We are excited to announce our next Family "Fun"damentals Night on Friday, November 18th from 5:30-6:45. The sessions will take place before the 3rd-5th grade musical, which will begin at 7:00. At our Family "Fun"damentals Fiesta in September, we collected feedback from families regarding future topics of interest, and the top two chosen were behavior management and social skills. This time, presenters will be sharing about how our school targets these two areas, as well as ideas for a wide range of behavior and personality types. This information will be meaningful for ALL participants, not just families of students with difficulties in these areas. Hamburgers, chips, and drinks will be served for free while supplies last; however, donations will be accepted. Childcare will be provided for children ages 4 and up during the sessions. Please use the following link to RSVP by Monday, November 7th. We hope to see you there!

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Sight Words We Know!

Below you will find a growing list of sight words that we have been working on in Kindergarten. Each week we introduce one or two new words. Sight words are words found frequently in text that do not always follow language patterns and are not easily stretched out by letter sounds. Because they are used so often it is important that readers be able to recognize these words on sight (hence the term “sight words”). When a reader masters sight words she is able to understand at least half of the words in a particular text. By eliminating the need to decode these words, the reader is able to focus on those that are more difficult and less familiar.













Activities to work on at home!

Reading and Writing:

-Writing name (first letter capital and rest lowercase)

-Identifying upper and lowercase letters

-Identifying letter sounds

-Identifying name

-Using correct pencil grip

-Using scissors

-Following 2-3 step directions

-Reading/Looking at books

-Writing upper and lowercase letters (starts letters at the top and uses correct pathway of movement)

-Saying the ABC Chart (e.g. Aa Apple, Bb Bicycle)


-Counting to 100

-Writing Numbers 1-10

-Identifying 2D Shapes

-Counting objects up to 20