with Mrs. Berry, Mrs. Rogers, Ms. Young & Ms. Welsh

January Newsletter

Happy New Year!

We hope you had a wonderful holiday break! We are excited to welcome students back! If you need anything don't hesitate to reach out to your child's teacher!


*Students must bring their fully charged Chromebook and binder every day to school.

*Please be sure your child is dressed for the weather. We will have outdoor recess. If you need assistance getting cold weather gear for your child, please let us know!

*If there is ever a snow day, students will have a Google Meet at 8:30!

* Students have Google Meets on Wednesday the 6th and 20th this month. These meetings will take place at 10:30.

*If you are ever having issues with your child's Chromebook, please let your teacher know. We can get these problems fixed, but need to know about it!

* You can also attend Technology Support hours at JKES when having technology issues! These times are Tuesdays 1-2 and Thursdays 10-11.

Curriculum Corner

These skills are an overview. Some students are working on numbers 0-10, some on numbers 0-30, and others 0-99. The level of difficulty depends on how your child did on their assessments in reading and math.


Sols: 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7/ 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8

- phonemic awareness (rhyming, syllables, etc.)

- decoding strategies

- sight words

- comprehension: character, setting, and plot

- antonyms and synonyms

- ask and answer questions


Sols: 1.1, 1.2, 1.6, 1.7, 1.14/ 2.1, 2.2, 2.5, 2.6, 2.16

- orally counting

- number recognition and writing numbers

- one more, one less/ 10 more, 10 less

- repeated patterns

- computation (addition and subtraction)

- solving word problems

Classroom Rules

Each classroom has a time out place. We utilize 123 Magic. Students are counted and at 3 they take a 5 minute time out. Students are then welcomed back to the group. Talk to your child about their behavior at school. Ask them if they were counted and why?

You can find our rules here. These rules come from Whole Brain Teaching by Chris Biffle.

Dates to Remember

January 5: Students return to school

January 6: Google Meet at 10:30

January 18: No school

January 20: Google Meet at 10:30

January 21: Picture Re-takes

January 29: End of 2nd Quarter

At Home

*When your child writes his/her name the first letter should be uppercase (capital) and the other letters should be lowercase. Please help your child practice this correctly at home.

*Reading with your child is always a benefit for learning!

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