Mrs. Luther's Class

Week 16: December 14-17

Holiday Gift Ideas

TCE 1st graders will have the opportunity to learn and practice skills through the use of OSMO! PTO has purchased 5 of these for the grade level and we are excited to start using them next semester. If you have never heard of it, check out the link below. We will use OSMO to help with fact fluency, spelling, creative thinking and problem solving. It is an accessory that attaches to the child’s iPad. With the use of the iPads camera, it allows students to practices skills in a more engaging way! We just thought we would pass along the suggestion to you as well! Visit for more info!

iPads and Android Tablets

Next semester, with your permission, your child is welcome to bring their iPad/tablet to school. We will be using them to create, learn and research throughout the day. We are hoping this opportunity will help to prepare your child as we look forward to August, 2015 when all H.S.E. K-4 classrooms will be 1:1. Permission slips regarding this opportunity were sent home with your child last week. If your child will be bringing a device to school, that permission slip must be signed and returned. Please let me know if you have any questions!

Hour of Code

We had a great time learning about coding this week. The kids were very engaged and learned so many skills throughout the week. I encourage you to continue to grow their interest in coding by visiting It will be exciting to hear about coding beyond our classroom.

Winter Parties

Our winter party will be held on Friday, December 18th from 1:45-2:45 in our classroom. A snack and craft activity are being provided by our PTO. You are welcome to attend as long as you have a current background check on file with the office. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Upcoming Curriculum

Reading - review comprehension skills and strategies

Writing - free choice narrative and expository writing with a focus on editing

Grammar - review nouns, pronouns, verbs, and adjectives

Math - relate the value of coins to place value and apply it to count different combinations of coins

Social Studies - explore the traditions of winter holidays

NWEA Testing

We are scheduled to take our mid-year NWEA assessment when we return from Winter Break. NWEA is used as a tool to measure student growth and help guide instruction for your child.

Related Arts Schedule

Monday - Music and Library

Tuesday - Art

Wednesday - PE

Thursday - Music

Friday - Art

Mark Your Calendar!

December 18 - Holiday Party 1:45-2:45 pm - All parents are invited to join us for our party

December 21 - January 3 - Winter Break - No School

January 4 - No School for Students - Teachers Only

January 5 - Students return from Winter Break

January 15 - Early Release - Students will dismiss at 12:01

January 18 - No School - Martin Luther King Jr. Day

TCE Family S.T.E.A.M. Night

Mark your calendars for our first TCE FAMILY S.T.E.A.M. NIGHT on Friday, February 5th from 5:30-7:30pm. STEAM is an educational term to describe real world opportunities for students to learn with science, technology, engineering, the arts, and math. At the TCE FAMILY STEAM NIGHT, TCE students and their family members of all ages are welcome to come and participate in a variety of unique, educational STEAM experiences. Participants will travel as a family (children with their adults) to share in the learning process! Pizza will be available in the cafeteria for families to purchase. More details will be forthcoming! We hope you plan to be there!