Mrs. Novack's News

December 19, 2014

The Holidays are right around the corner...

We had a wonderful holiday party today! A huge thank you to all the parents who came in to help make it so successful!

It's hard to believe we are half way through the year already! I hope everyone has a wonderful, safe and restful winter break! I will see everyone back in January.


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.

Volunteer Schedule

I will be creating the volunteer schedule for January -March over break. If your availability has changed or 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. As always, if a conflict arises with your scheduled time just let me know.

Things we are collecting...

There are several items that we are always collecting at school. Feel free to send them in whenever you need to.

  • all plastic bottle caps and lids for our buddy bench project
  • Boxtops
  • Campbells Labels for Education

Coming up after break...

Reading -We will be talking about the difference between fact and opinion as well as continuing to identify all the parts of our books - characters, setting, problem and solution.

Writing - We will begin working on persuasive writing and learning how writing can persuade someone. 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 be going back to addition and subtraction skills, this time focusing on facts up to 20. It is still very important to be practicing those math facts at home.

Science - We will begin our first science topic about matter by exploring solids, liquds and gases.

Related Arts Schedule

Monday - no school

Tuesday - music

Wednesday - art

Thursday - PE & library

Friday - music

Important Dates

  • 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.