Mrs. Hensler's Helpful Hints

September 28th - October 2nd

School Picture Day

Thursday, October 1st is school picture day!

Remember to return order forms.

Box Tops

Please collect and send in Box Top labels to school with your child. Our class is participating in a competition to see who can collect the most Box Tops. The winning class will earn a cookie and punch party! The competition is open until Friday, October 2nd.

Pictures on our Class Website!

Check out our class website for TONS of pictures!

Gummy Bear Words

Last week your child brought home a letter and pink list of gummy bear words. Please have your child practice reading these words to you. Once your child has mastered the list, sign the bottom of the list and return it to school in their monkey folder. Then your child will be "tested" at school. If your child successfully completes the list they will receive a pack of gummy bears. Then they will get a new list of sight words to practice. This self paced program is a great way to motivate students and master tricky sight words! Thank you for your support!

Extra "GREEN" Recess

Every Friday afternoon, students that have been on "green" all week will receive an extra 10 minute recess. This is a small incentive for those students who are consistently following all classroom expectations.


Please sign up for our classroom text messages!

Send the message: @ahensler

To: 81010 or (312) 548-8196

Focus for the Week

  • Reading Street Weekly Text: Trucks Roll!
  • Letter identification & sounds: Aa
  • Amazing Words: trailers, haul, truckers, cabs, steering wheel, headlight
  • Reading Skill: Compare & Contrast
  • Question of the Week: What kinds of transportation help people do their jobs?
  • High-Frequency Words: have, is
  • Writing: Our Names ***With proper upper AND lowercase letters ex: Billy not BILLY
  • Beginning and Medial /a/ sound
  • Shape: trapezoid
  • Counting and Number Recognition