Mrs. Gesenhues' News

Woodfill Elementary School


  • We enjoyed two very special guests from the Harlem Globetrotters team. Our very own Juliana was chosen as a volunteer to answer a question about bullying and she did a phenomenal job! Take a look at the video below to see her talk about the importance of standing up for your friends and telling a teacher. She also participated in the "Globetrotter's Magic Circle" and had a smile on her face the whole time! Thank you Juliana for being a great sport and representing our class well! Take a look at the videos below to see her in action.

  • We are taking the STAR assessment Monday (12/8) and Tuesday (12/9). Please make sure your child gets a good night sleep and eats a good breakfast both mornings. This will help them realize the importance of this data and doing their best. You may also talk to them about setting goals and how you do that in your life as well. It is good for them to see that connection!

  • Please remember to be looking for a book to bring for our class book exchange. Everyone is being asked to bring in one gender neutral book that costs $5. The books need to be brought on December 19th for the Christmas party.

  • Please complete the survey below so that I can improve (if necessary) your child's first grade classroom experience. As always please feel free to contact me with questions or concerns.
Harlem Globetrotters

Important Dates

SBDM Meeting @ 3:30

PTO Meeting @ 1:30

Christmas Party/Last Day Before Christmas Break

Superhero "Points and Duds"

Who doesn’t love a nice sharp “pointy” pencil? Here at school it is one of our favorite things! So we thought when we point out things we are doing well, we will call those our “pencil points.” While we know how important it is to focus on the positive it is also important for us to look at some ways we could make improvements. So when we refer to a “dud” that doesn’t mean we are no good, it just means we need to “sharpen” our skills! Take a look at a our point and dud for the week!

Point: We are getting ready for the STAR assessment next week. The students have been very motivated to see how much progress they have made. We even set goals!

Dud: We need to work on telling time to the quarter hour! Yikes! That was tricky this week! Take a look around anywhere you go in the next few days and try and tell time together.

Superhero Student of the Week

This week our superhero student is Saryn Stepner. She will be the “incredible line leader” and will share important information about herself with the class. We will be filling her bucket this week too!

**I am waiting on an order for more "All About Me" Posters. I will make sure and send those home to the students that have not made one during their week as our Superhero!