Mrs. Bill's School Family News

December 4th

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What to ask?

Have a kiddo that is reluctant to talk about what they did at school all day? Here are a couple questions to get the conversation rolling;

  • Have you built anything with the pipes and the mable run this week?
  • What do we call the people or animals you meet in a story?
  • Who do you like to play with at school? Why?

Important Dates

  • Every Monday is library day- please send books back so we can get new ones
  • December 4th- Donuts in December( for the special men in our lives)
  • December 21-January 4 is Winter Break (students do not attend on January 4th, this is a teacher work day)
  • December 18th will be our class party 1:45-2:45

Baby It's Cold Outside!

Just a friendly reminder to send WARM coats and gloves and hats with your little peep. We go out most days and I've had some very chilly little people this week. =) Thanks!

I will happily take donations of gloves for our class to use when someone doesn't have pair.

Academic Highlights

Our language arts focus this week was identifying the characters in stories. We talked about how characters could be people or animals. There are also main characters and sub characters. Kiddos had fun picking out the characters in the books they were reading independently as well.

We are also working on using a variety of reading skills, like chunky monkey, this means finding parts in a word that we already know to sound out an unfamiliar word.

We are also looking closely at words that rhyme. This is a fun thing to work on together as families!

The sight words for next week are: reviewing all words on the quarter 2 list

In math we are exploring measurement. Non-standard measurement of items around our room.

In writing we are learning to stretch our words and use spacing to make our writing easier to read.

Holidays around the World is our focus for Social Studies in December.

It has been another great week, thank you for sharing your children with me!

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Classroom Wish List


  • In other news...
  • Our collection is growing and we are using many of the donated items already. I am attaching an altered list just in case you come across something else you would like to share!
  • There is much research that shows that students have a high interest in things that are "real". We are loving our new environment! They are creating and finding more connections than I ever dreamed!

  • tables (wood but any size or shape)
  • water color paint
  • paint brushes
  • mirrors
  • peg board
  • tacky glue (like from a craft store)
  • plastic mason jars
  • latches and locks
  • larger nuts and bolts
  • plants
  • planters
  • sand
  • wood frames
  • playdough
  • Discovery News

    Hello wonderful parents! This is Mrs. Foust with our news from Discovery. This week we began a new unit, Healthy Foods and Exercise. We read the book, Berenstain Bears and Too Much Junk Food and then discussed good food choices. Students also had fun using the scooterboards for exercise this week! For Social Skills, we discussed the importance of calming down when we are upset and making good choices.
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