Mrs. Sharkey's Class News

Important Updates and Information

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Final Newsletter

This will be the last newsletter for the school year. Thank you so much for all you have done to make this school year as wonderful as it has been! I am so happy to have had your child in my class, and I am looking forward to following them into first grade! If you have any questions over the summer, please feel free to contact me. Enjoy the warm weather and your time together as a family!

What We're Learning


During Reader's Workshop, we have continued reading a variety of book series to emphasize authors and how they write many books.

We also began talking about Daily 5. Throughout the school year, the class was assigned stations to work on during reader's workshop. Now, those stations are organized into categories: Read to Self, Read to Someone, Word Work, Listen to Reading, and Work on Writing. Each day the students choose two different categories to work on for stations. Next year we will continue Daily 5 and hopefully increase our stamina to practice three categories!


In Writer's Workshop, we are exploring more free writing time. The students are encouraged to write purposeful pieces that we can share with others. Some have written letters to people, created their own Elephant and Piggy books, copied words from their favorite book and around the room, created opinion books or posters to help our classroom become a better place, and so on. I have enjoyed watching this authentic writing take place!


The past couple weeks we focused on the difference between addition and subtraction, solving addition and subtraction equations using fingers and drawings, and naming shapes.


Important Dates

Mark your calendar!

Bold events encourage participation from home

June 5 - D day: Dancing and doughnuts at school

June 6 - C day: Give compliments at school

June 7 - B day: Wear a backwards shirt and blow bubbles

June 7 - End of the year carnival at school

June 8 - Last day of school!

June 8 - Yearbook signing

June 8 - A day: Adios Alphabet

Movie and Photos from the Program

If you are interested in viewing/downloading the movie or the "When I Grow Up" photo shown at the program, click here!

Thank you for attending! It is such a nice way to bring our school year to a close!


Our class celebrates birthdays on or near the actual birth date. Often summer birthdays are celebrated on half-birthdays. You may select a date that works for you. As the date approaches, contact me to verify the date.

Our current class count: 18 students

Forest Glen PTO

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Students are allowed to bring a snack. Please be sure it is a healthy snack!


On occasion it maybe necessary for your child to bring money to school. Please send money in a sealed envelope with your child’s first and last name on it, the amount of money enclosed, the purpose of the money, and my name on it.

Gym Shoes

Please remember to send shoes for gym class. We have gym Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.

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. Thanks!