Mrs. Schrage's Weekly Newsletter

November 7th- November 11th

What are we learning?

Curriculum for the Week:

Unit 3: Tell A Story

Students will research weather patterns and seasons. They will recall main ideas and details with support. Student's will focus on the sequence of a text: the beginning, the middle, and end of a story. They will learn to retell rich stories, and by listening to a variety of versions of traditional stories, recognize familiar storylines embedded in different settings with different characters. Students will sequence events of a story. They will also expand their narrative writing abilities by writing a complete thought on a topic and begin using writing conventions in their work.

Phonics: vowels- short u

Reading: Students will be able to identify story elements.

Writers Workshop: We will be working on narrative writing in relation to the stories we are reading.

Math: We will continue Topic 5: Numbers to 20.

This Week's Specials


Tuesday- NO SCHOOL

Wednesday- P.E.

Thursday- Music

Friday- Art

* The students need to wear tennis shoes on the days that we go to P.E.

Important Dates


3- Super hero day to raise funds for Adopt-A-Family

8 - Election Day, Please Vote!

8 - No School, Teacher PD

11 - Veteran's Day

15 - PTO Great Skate Night

22- Crazy Hair/Hat Day: Bring $1 or canned food for Adopt-A-Family

23-25 No School, Thanksgiving Break


2- PTO Winter Social

5- Holiday Attire Day: Bring $1 or canned food for Adopt-A-Family

21-Early Release

December 22- January 5th- No School, Christmas Break

Second Quarter Sight Words

look, at, for, as, of, they, will, up, down, an, had, not, do, he, she, be, play, said, are, here, was, on, did, get

Important information

  • Thank you so much for all of your help with Fall Party! It was a huge success!!
  • Please send in November snack as soon as you can!
  • November 22nd- Crazy hair/hat day: Bring in $1 or canned food item for Adopt-A-Family!
  • December 5th- Best Holiday Attire Day: bring in $1 or canned food item for Adopt-A-Family!

What are Interventions?

Central Elementary frequently monitors our student’s progress in reading. Our staff uses these results to determine if an intervention in a specific area of literacy is needed. All grade levels will have 30 minutes daily built into their schedule for intervention time. Grade level teachers will provide students that are not requiring interventions with additional learning activities during this time. Grades 1-5 will begin intervention groups within the next couple of weeks and kindergarten students will begin following Fall Break. Teachers will share student reading progress at parent conferences.