Miss Shorna's Snippets

February 8th -15th

Valentine's Day Party

Our class will be having our Valentine's Day party on Thursday, February 11th. Your child is welcome to bring valentines to share with the class. Please have your child fill out ONLY the FROM section. Have your child fill out HIS/HER NAME in that space. This will help prevent a lot of confusion when passing out valentines since not all students are able to read names. You will need to send in 19 valentines. Thank you also for your continuous support and donations for the party! I greatly appreciate it!

Teddy Gram

The PTA is offering the Teddy Gram to each student this year. The Teddy Gram is a special way of sending your child a small message on Valentine's day and bring a smile to their face. Every student will receive one gram. The price of the Teddy Gram is $1.00. You can also return the heart and bear colored and write a message to your child. These need to be returned no later than February 11th.

Box Top Labels for Education Classroom Challenge

The primary building will be collecting Box Tops and Labels for Education. Please refer to the packet sent home last week if you have any questions as to where you can find box tops and labels. Everything that is collected through this challenge will be put towards a new "Family Event" that will be hosted at the school. The collection begins February 8th and goes until February 16th. The winning class will be given a cookie and punch party!

Run for Funds

As apart of the physical education fundraiser, students will be collecting money for the Rensselaer Food Pantry. For every dollar they bring in, they will be given 1 toe token. Mrs. Ousley will be collecting donations from February 8-19. Let's help reach the school goal of $10,000!

Science Club

If your son or daughter is interested in science camp, it will be for PreK and kindergarten students on February 9, 10 and 11 from 3:30 -4:30. The cost is $25.00 which include materials and a t-shirt. If they are interested, please have them send in the science camp registration form, sent last Friday on green paper, by February 5th.

Pictures on our Class Website!

Check out our class website for TONS of pictures!


Book It!

Each month your child will bring home a calendar style Reading Log. If your child reads for 10 minutes every night and returns the Reading Log at the end of the month, your child with receive a pizza from Pizza Hut! Reading to your child is a wonderful habit to form. This is a great way for you to bond and share your love of reading with your child! Students can also read a book to themselves. They know the 3 ways to read a book (Read the Words, Read the Pictures, Retell the Story). Please let me know if you have any questions or if you misplace your Reading Log.

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.


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Send the message: @ahensler

To: 81010 or (312) 548-8196

Please Practice

I have noticed that more students are able to tie their shoes now!!! Thank you so much for your hard work. Please continue to practice this with your student if needed. Whatever practice you can do at home will be most helpful! :-)

Focus for the Week

  • Weekly Theme: Snow and Ice
  • Weekly Texts: The Snowy Day and Valentine's Day Scholastic
  • Letter identification & sounds: Gg
  • Reading Skill: Main Idea, Predictions, Retelling, Compare and Contrast, Cause and Effect

  • Question of the Week:
  • High-Frequency Words: one, two, three, four, five
  • Phonics: Initial and Final Gg Sounds in CVC words
  • Writing: Sentence Writing (based off a picture) and Cut and Paste Sentences
  • Number 15
  • Writing Numbers 0-20
  • Comparing Length
  • Identifying Longer and Shorter
  • Ordering Four Objects by Length
  • Naming a Shape Piece Using Three Attributes (Shape, Color, Size)
  • Copying Line Segments, Shapes and Designs on a Geoboard
  • IXL
  • Review Adding 1
  • Adding 2