Mrs. Sharkey's Class News

Important Updates and Information

Mrs. Avery

Hello Forest Glen Families! My name is Mrs. Avery and I will be the long-term substitute teacher during Mrs. Sharkey's maternity leave. I have been a substitute teacher in the Howard Suamico School District for the past 4 years, and have also been a parent volunteer within the district. I am excited to be at Forest Glen and look forward to working together with you and your child over the next few months. If you have any questions or would like to contact me, feel free to send an email to

Thank You!

What We're Learning


In Reader's Workshop, we are learning about the setting of a story. We have focused on:

  • the setting is where the story happens
  • the setting can change throughout the story
  • the illustrations help us to identify the setting of a story
  • illustrators make sure the pictures match the story

Please remind your child to bring their "Book Bag" back to school each day. We will be using these books during our guided reading groups. Thank you!

Please be sure your child reads their sight word book to you during the week. Students will earn a Timbertail Token for returning the book with 3 signatures! This book will become part of their read to self book box.

Word of the Week: On


This week we learned how to write the letter U.

In Writer's Workshop, we continued to discuss ways to improve our own writing to help make it easier for our reader to read.


Our focus this week has been on showing numbers using 5-groups and 10-groups. We also made teen numbers with tiles. Students continue to work on adding within 5.


We are continuing to learn about communities and community helpers. This week we also learned the meaning of a want versus a need. We will continue to review these concepts next week, and take our unit assessment before the Holiday Break. We will begin our new content in January, which will focus on force and motion.


On December 21st we will be having a Kindergarten Christmas dress-up day. Students are encouraged to dress in green, red or any other type of Christmas apparel. We will be having a Kindergarten Sing Along at 1:30.

The Kindergarten classrooms raised a total of $403.94 to purchase gifts for the Giving Tree! Thank you for your support!!

Schedules and Class Calendar

December Class Calendar.

The calendar has students listed who may bring one item for show and tell on Fridays. I will rotate through 4 students every Friday that we have a full day of school. Please make sure you are comfortable sending the item to school. Please label the item with the student's name. Thank you!

The calendar also has a student listed on Monday as the, "Star of the Week." I will send home the forms that need to be completed and brought back to school on the Monday that the student is assigned, "Star of the Week."

Star of the Week

December Lunch Menu

Our class will be attending a field trip to Barkhausen on January 19th.


As your child's birthday approaches, please contact me if you are interested in sending a treat to school.

If your child has a summer birthday, please contact me to let me know when you would like to celebrate and I will check to see if that day works for us!


We will have an afternoon snack each day. Students can bring one healthy snack to school each day.

Please send crackers/pretzels that we may use as a classroom snack in the morning. Thank you!

Gym Shoes

Please remember to send shoes for gym class. We have gym on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Pick Up Routines

If your pick up routine changes (either permanently or just for the day), please email myself and include This way, if I am absent, the sub will know as well. Thank you!