Mrs. Yoder's News

December 19, 2014

Happy holidays

I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday season full of lots of laughs and family time. If you will be traveling I hope they are safe and stress free. I look forward to seeing everyone after the first of the year.


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 sent home the January volunteer calendar last week. If 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. If you are on our schedule and need to change the days please also let me know and I will change that as well.

Holiday Parties

Thank you to our wonderful room moms for all of their hard work that they put into such an awesome party. I would also like to say thank you to all of the wonderful volunteers that came in today. Our party would not have been as successful if it was not for your helping hands. Thank you!!!

A pictures from the movie Frozen today!

It was amazing to listen to the children singing the songs. Mr. Willard would be so proud of them! :)

Indiana Hoosier Book Award

We had the pleasure of having Mrs. Curran come in and read to us this week. Our goal is to read or listen to all 12 of the books that are up for the Indiana Hoosier book award. As we read we are also talking about the characters, setting, problem, and solution in these stories.

TCE's Buddy Bench Project

Please check your child's folder for a flyer about TCE's new Buddy Bench Project. We will be collecting plastic caps and lids throughout the year to be recycled into Buddy Benches for the playground. Please feel free to send in any items you may have as often as needed.

Box Tops

It is that time of year when many are cooking and preparing for holiday festivities. Please take a moment and check for any box tops that you may have on these items. You can just send them in with your child as you collect them. Thank you!

Coming up next week...

Reading -we will be talking about facts and opinions and looking for statements of both in our reading.

Writing - We will be continuing to write our own fiction story that includes a problem and solution. 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 be starting a new topic when we return. The topic will focus on addition facts up to 20. We will review old strategies that we learned this year as well as learning new ones.

Science - We will be starting our science unit when we return from break. We will be focusing on solids and liquids at this time. I am sure that the weather will cooperate and give lots of examples of this throughout our unit. :)

Related Arts Schedule

Monday - No school

Tuesday - P.E.

Wednesday - Music

Thursday -Art

Friday - P.E. and library

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.