Miss Brown's Bulletin

Week of December 7-11

We're Going On A Field Trip!

On Thursday, December 17 we will be leaving school around 8:15 a.m. to head to the Madison Theater in Madison, IN where we will enjoy a showing of How The Grinch Stole Christmas. At the movies they will enjoy popcorn and a soda, and following the movie we will return to Cartmell for the remainder of the day. We will be back in time for a school lunch so there is no need to pack one.

Cost of the trip is $7 and is due by Friday, December 11. If money is an issue, please contact me so I may help. Also, we will only need two parents per room to chaperon and I will be calling from my volunteer list to find them. I hope everyone gets to enjoy this fun trip!

Important Dates to Remember

  • STAR Math Testing Monday from 11-12
  • Winter Artist Showcase Tuesday at 9 a.m. for the school and in the evening for the public
  • Ms. Ray turns into a human sundae Friday at 2 p.m.
  • Multiplication Sundae starts this week
  • Compass goals due Monday, December 14
  • AR goals due Friday, December 18
  • Christmas Break begins December 19

Santa's Workshop

Next week Santa's Workshop will be here at Cartmell. Students can shop Dec. 7-9 and we will go as a class one of those days. It will also be open Dec. 8 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. if you would like to bring your child yourself to shop. Gifts range from $.50 to $15.


Compass goals are due Friday. Check Monday's report to see if your child has met their goal and/or how many they need to get there. If your child is significantly behind, I will be calling you to set up some after school times for your child to stay behind and work on their goals. Our celebration for meeting goals will be December 18. You won't want to miss it! Work hard to get there!

We Are Learning To...

Language Arts

We will be looking at an informational text about how children access books throughout the world. We will be using this text and the illustrations to help us determine the main idea and answer questions about the text.


In Math we will be moving on to Topic D, which focuses on addition using mental and the standard algorithm. Please look for the Topic D newsletter this Monday!