Our Class News

October 30, 2014

This week

The blue t shirt that came home Wednesday is our field trip t shirt. PLEASE find a safe place to keep it so when it's time to wear it we can all match. We do this for safety reasons to keep all the kids together, etc. Plus it's cute. :)

In Language Arts we have been focusing on setting while using the story hand to retell stories.

In math we sorted and described the attributes of objects. We played a fun shape attribute game where the kids guessed which shape was missing by describing it's size, shape and color.

Our habit this week was Habit 4 Think Win Win. Encourage your child to look for ways to solve problems that make everyone involved happy. If they are creative enough they can do it. Part of Thinking Win Win is not being a bucket dipper just to get what you want. You try to make sure others can get what they want too.

Jackets - Please label them with your child's name so if he/she leaves it someplace we can get it back easily. Thanks!


  • Red Ribbon Week tomorrow's the last day
Friday10/31: “Go Green – Don’t Let Drugs Pollute Your Life!” (Wear your Taylor green)

  • This weekend is the last chance to fill up October reading log for Book It Pizza Coupon
  • Daylight Saving Time Fall Back this weekend
  • FluMist form is due if you want your child to participate next week

Things we've learned so far...

You can reinforce these things at home for review.


Letters (to identify, name the sound & write)

Ll Oo Gg Hh Dd Xx Mm Rr Ss Ee Aa Bb Ii Tt Cc Yy

Sight words (read & write/spell)

like I the a and see can we

Decoding strategies (figuring out unknown words)

point to the words

use picture clues

sound out the word




events in a story (B/M/E)


Numbers (identify, build & write) 0-10

Comparing numbers 0-10

Social Studies

  • why people work
  • needs vs. wants
  • why we have rules
  • community helpers


  • science tools/ lab safety
  • hand-washing/ germs
  • recycling
  • 5 senses

Mrs. Hoelscher's contact information

My conference time is 1:10-1:55

The school number is below, but feel free to text or call me at (512)426-6190 when something important comes up.

Tattle Questions (song for kids about not tattling)
Letter C Song
Letter Y Song